Jun 4, 2014

Rocks Box Review #1

The last time that I reviewed Stitch Fix, I mentioned that I have been frustrated with the costliness of the items I've received.  I'm giving Stitch Fix one more chance to send me less expensive items and I should be receiving my box within the next few weeks.  Here's to hoping that they listened to my concerns and Stitch Fix continues to be a fun service that I can receive.  (If you are interested in more information about Stitch Fix, please visit my first review here).

Meanwhile, I've decided that I really enjoy the concept of style subscriptions like Stitch Fix.  It's kind of like Christmas morning when I receive a box in the mail full of fashionable goodies.  I also think that it helps me to be more creative in styling myself, in that I might receive something I love that I wouldn't necessarily have picked out for myself in the first place.

While feeling disappointed that Stitch Fix might not work for me in the long run, I decided to research a few other style subscription companies and give one of them a try.  I decided that Rocks Box sounded like fun!

The Details:

Rocks Box is a subscription service featuring only jewelry.  The subscription costs $20 a month (although you can pay for several months at a time and receive a discounted rate, if you are interested).  Once you've signed-up, you take a style survey and then your Rocks Box stylist will send you a package containing three pieces of jewelry.  The thing that I love about RB is that, even if you don't plan to keep and purchase the jewelry, you can wear it around for awhile before sending it back.  Also, as soon as you send the jewels back, your stylist will send you another package.  Therefore, for only $20 a month, you can rent lots and lots of jewelry.  If you decide that you want to keep the jewelry, you receive a 20% member discount.

Personally, I appreciate that with Rocks Box I don't have to worry about items not fitting like I do with Stitch Fix (or any clothing subscription, for that matter).  I also like that I can wear the items before returning them...especially when I love a piece that is a little bit out of my price range.  I do prefer Stitch Fix's policy, however, that the $20 spent to receive the box is then put towards the price of whatever I decide to keep.

As with Stitch Fix, there is a reward for referring new customers.  If you are interested in receiving Rocks Box, I would be oh so thankful if you would follow my link.  The good news is that there is something in it for both of us!  I will receive credit towards my account and you will get $10 off your first month's subscription fee!

The Review:

Izzo was pretty excited about the special delivery, too!

Rocks Box arrives via USPS in a cute little box tied with a pink ribbon.  My favorite item that I received was this beautiful gold necklace by Gorjana.  I loved that its length made it a statement necklace but its design was delicate and pretty.  I can't tell you how versatile this necklace was!  I wore it tons before I sent it back (alas, the cost was too expensive for me to keep it).

The second item of the three was this sparkly, druzy ring by Kristine Lily.  I've totally been in to druzy jewelry lately so I was excited to sport this little gem around town.  Ultimately, I decided not to keep it because I would prefer a colored druzy instead of a black one.

And finally, I received these mint clover earrings by Urban Gem.  So totally adorable and fun to wear but I just didn't love them enough for the cost.

You may have noticed that I sent all three items back...but I don't love Rocks Box any less for it!  I really had fun wearing all three pieces for a couple of weeks!  Also, just like Stitch Fix, I wrote little reviews about each of the pieces so that my next box will be more catered towards my taste.

What do you think?  Which of the three pieces would you want to keep?  Do you have any questions about Rocks Box?

What I'm Wearing:
Necklace: Gorjana (exact)
Ring: Kristine Lily (exact)
Earrings: Urban Gem (similar, similar)

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  1. I've never heard of Rocks Box...but it seems like so much fun! I agree...that gold necklace is adorable!!

    1. It is SO fun! I'm actually rocking two pieces from my most recent box today! I would definitely recommend the service!

  2. I think all of the pieces are pretty, but I would've fallen in love with the mint earrings. I still can't get enough mint and coral in my wardrobe these days!

    How is school going?? My students finished up today-- I just have a couple of in-service days, and I will officially be in summer mode! Are you guys wrapping up, too?

    1. The mint earrings were pretty adorable...just too expensive. I "accidentally" spent my entire quarterly budget already. Ooops!

      I'm so jealous that you are almost done! Our students are in school until the 18th and then we are done on the 20th. I really don't understand why Maryland schools go so long! Please enjoy the summer fun for me until I'm free :)

  3. All these pieces are gorgeous! That necklace looks perfect, too bad it was a little too costly. And I know that I've told you this before, but I'm all about druzy jewelry too! I had to search high and low, but I finally found the perfect pair of druzy earrings to wear for my wedding!

    1. I'm so glad that you know what druzy is and love it, too! I have been telling so many people about it who have never heard of druzy before. I'm in love with the druzy necklace that Rocks Box just sent and I'm planning to keep it (I'll show it on the blog eventually). I'm so excited to see your earrings for your wedding! What color are they?

  4. How much was the necklace, it's so pretty!

    1. It would have been $60 for me as a member but it is for sale on Gorjana's website for $95 right now. If only money grew on trees...

  5. Fun jewelry service. Unique too. All the pieces are pretty and dainty. I'd have probably kept the long necklace, alas not for 60 bucks lol. Good that you wore each piece for a while though.

    P.S. I will get to your E-Mail sometime this weekend. Sorry busy, busy busy. Thanks so much for writing. You are so sweet. =)

    Enjoy the weekend!! <3

    1. I agree! It's really fun to get to wear things around and then send them back when you are ready for something else! And take your time...we are all busy :)

  6. What a fun way to try out jewelry without the high cost! I like the druzy ring, but I would want a colored one, too! The colored ones stand out so much more!

    1. Luckily, they listened to my feedback and sent a colored druzy in the next box! I'll post pictures soon!