I’ve been wanting to incorporate a really bold statement necklace into my spring wardrobe, but it’s been kind of a challenge. So when Blair at Rocksbox asked if I wanted to try a free membership to their premium jewelry subscription box service for a few months, I was all in.
It seemed like the perfect way to test drive a few new looks and try out some styles that I might not gravitate towards in the store. And I’m not gonna lie, having some pretty things arrive in the mail every month sounded fun too.
If you’re not familiar with concept of a subscription box, it’s pretty simple. For just $19 a month, you can get unlimited jewelry rentals, three pieces at a time. If you like what’s in the box, you keep them. If not, you send them back and get three more.
Signing up is easy. You register your personal information at Rocksbox.com, take a quick survey to tell your stylist a little about what you like and what you’re looking for. If you want, you can select a few pieces for your Wish List.
Then (and this is the fun part) you’ll get three pieces in the mail, along with a little note from your stylist. They’re yours to wear on loan, which is a great way to see if a particular piece works with your wardrobe.
If you love them, you can buy them. You get a credit each month to use towards a purchase and you can get additional credits for referring your friends too. If you’re not wild about what’s in your box, you can send everything back and wait for three new pieces. Shipping is free both ways and it’s a pretty stress-free process.
So how did my first box turn out? Pretty well, actually.
I put this Perry Street crystal necklace on my wish list because I loved the drama of it. And I liked that it was neutral and a little bit tough. It is way more sparkly in person than I’d normally go for, but I was willing to give it a try.
I’m glad I did. I wore it over a simple navy sheath dress, with tough black and white band T and moto jacket and tucked it under the collar of a patterned button down and it worked well with all three.
In the end though, the half circle shape distracted me (yes, I’m ridiculously picky) so I sent it back. If I change my mind, I can always request it again!
I also sent back a pair of spiky gunmetal earrings that were cool, but just not something I need right now. I’m totally comfortable with statement earrings and I have quite a few to choose from. It’s the rest of my jewelry wardrobe that needs a fix.
This House of Harlow 1960 bangle was a big win. It didn’t knock me out at first glance, but it really grew on me. I have really large wrists for a woman (my wrist bone is as big as my sister’s bird-like upper arm bone) so I usually skip bangles because they rarely fit.
But this one not only fit, it looked awesome. The mix of grey and bronze metal works with almost everything. It looks interesting by itself and layers well with the mix of studded leather bracelets I already own. I found myself reaching for it almost every day.
And that’s something I never would have found out on my own. So Rocksbox turned out to be totally useful in the very first month. I’ll let you know how the next box turns out. (And I’ll be a little better about taking actual outfit photos too…it’s been a really busy month, so I’m kind of slacking on outfit pics lately.)
If you want to try Rocksbox, I have a little gift for you.
Enter the promo code prariestylefilexoxo at check out by April 20 and get one month free! After that, you can get 50% off your first month.
If you sign up, I’d love to see what you get! And if you use any other subscription services, I’d love to know more about those too.
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Our buddies at the FCC would like me to mention that I do get a credit for referring you. And I’d like to mention that I only write about companies I love and that I think you will love too. If I didn’t like Rocksbox, I wouldn’t write about it.
Yep, it really is that simple.