Call it narcism, but I never buy subscription boxes because I don’t think anyone can curate a collection of (usually v random sample sized things) better than I can for myself. I like my own taste best. Duh.
There might be one person that can do it better though – and that’s Rachel Zoe. When The Rachel Zoe Project first aired on Bravo in 2008, I got a wee bit obsessed with her. I wanted to raid her closet, wear her hair as a wig, and I started using her favorite phrase – “that’s BANANAS” – every chance I got.
I love Rachel Zoe because she’s a living example of what it means to #flexyourfemale. She’s a celebrity stylist, designer of the The Rachel Zoe Collection, runs The Zoe Report, and is killing it with her latest venture, Box of Style. Oh, AND she has a hubby and two freakin adorable kiddos. Flex, girl.
So obvi when Rachel’s team offered to gift me the Box of Style, I decided to put my subscription box woes aside and give it a try. You don’t say no to Rachel Zoe.
Here’s my unfiltered (duh) review of the Winter Box of Style (not even kween Zoe gets special treatment!)
- Pitch: quarterly subscription box containing over $400 of luxury fashion curated by Rachel Zoe herself
- Seasonal Cost of One Box: $99 $79 with code BOSWINTER20
I know not everyone cares about this stuff, but I appreciate beautiful branding and packaging. The Box of Style comes in a sleek square black box, and each item is individually wrapped in glimmering gold tissue paper. Respect.
1. Rachel Zoe for Box of Style Clutch
Screw “saving the best for last,” this clutch (designed by Rachel Zoe herself) is my fave item in the box. I absolutely adore it. The quality is great and the materials are beautiful. It’s perfect for a night out or an evening bag. I opted for the white color because I love the marbled texture and prefer gold hardware over silver.
2. House of Harlow 1960 Mesa Earrings
Rachel designed these gorgeous statement earrings in collaboration with her good friend Nicole Richie (casual). I’m into the bold style. The best part is that they’re super lightweight for such a large size – so they won’t wear out your poor lil earlobes.
3. Unreal Fur Faux Black Stole
I love fur stoles. If I didn’t live in LA, I’d prob be wearing one rn. Stoles are perfect to pair with coats, sweaters, and evening dresses. I’m feelin the pure black color of this one.
4. Tarte Sex Kitten Liquid Liner
Meh, not too excited about this. I’m not a big cat eye fan, and I feel like Sephora is handing these eyeliners out like candy. Not sure how this fits with the “luxurious” branding.
5. Osea Essential Hydrating Oil
I’ve heard amazing things about this product for a while. I used it today on my face today and it’s definitely hydrating – but I don’t like the herbal smell – it’s way too intense.
6. Sugar Paper The Agenda
V V V into this. Yes, I know we have phones these days. But personally, I still like to write things down – it keeps me organized. And scratching things off my to-do list gets me high. P.S. This planner is filled with quotes from badass women – love that.
If you know anything about Rachel Zoe, you know she has high standards – and that shows through in the Box of Style presentation and products.
That said, does the Box of Style really contain “over $400 of luxury items?” Unclear. Do I care? Not really. The box is absolutely worth $79. I don’t know of any other subscription box that offers such high quality, full-size items. I love four out of six of the products – and they’re worth more than $79 to me – so in that sense, it’s a steal. Finally… a subscription box I actually like.
It’s not too late to get your Winter Box of Style for $79 or annual subscription for $349! Don’t forget to use codes BOSWINTER20 and BOS20, respectively. (P.S. These also make FAB gifts. And if you get the annual subscription, they’ll think of you all year long!)
Which Box of Style product are you coveting most?
Originally published at brainsoverblonde.com