Many of you don’t know that in college, I spent a few years working with a direct sales jewelry company. It was my way of earning some extra cash on the side while fully stocking my jewelry cabinet with all my party samples. After getting married and working my first “big girl” job, I quit. It was no longer for me, as I was tired of all the driving required since we now lived in a large metropolitan area, and because I wanted to enjoy my relationships with my friends and co-workers as…friends and co-workers instead of a pool of potential customers. Even though I’ve long since exchanged my sparkly earrings for yoga pants appropriate for chasing around a toddler, I’ve missed my ever-revolving door of jewelry to pick from. So when an opportunity came up to give Rocksbox a try, I couldn’t wait to see what I’d been missing and share a little Rocksbox review. If you’re intrigued like I was, there’s even a code at the bottom of this post you can use to get one month free as a trial.
What is Rocksbox? It’s a monthly subscription box that gives you designer fashion jewelry to wear with no obligation to buy. When you first sign up, you’re assigned a stylist. As you set up your style profile, you can tell her about the jewelry you like to wear, what types of activities you would typically wear jewelry for, your overall fashion style, etc. You also get the chance to look through Rocksbox’s catalog of jewelry and mark specific ones that draw your attention for your wish list. As soon as you sign up, your stylist begins choosing the items for your fist shipment. And then it arrives. Isn’t the packaging pretty?
The inside paperwork include a title note from your stylist where she lists the items in your box and how much the items are if you’d like to purchase them. Not in love? That’s okay. Keep the jewelry as long as you’d like and then send it back with a prepaid label and wait for your next box to arrive. Thinking about keeping something? Your Rocksbox subscription comes with a $10 “Shine Spend”, or credit, you can put towards a jewelry purchase each month. Either way, you can send back your box for a new one as many times you want during the month. If you’re like me and have a hard time committing (hence why I don’t think I could ever get a tattoo), this revolving jewelry stash is simply perfect.
Want to see what was in my first Rocksbox shipment?
I love all the pretty blues.
The big statement piece was this big Rayna necklace in turquoise from Kendra Scott.
At first, I found it a little intimidating because it was felt a little showier than I typically wear. When I put it on, though, I really liked it. It’s a long necklace, which I love, and I loved the pop of color against the gold. I enjoyed wearing it for a night out, but as pretty as it is, I didn’t think I’d wear it often enough to justify the purchase. Verdict: Love, but not to keep.
The earrings were two-stone drop earrings in turquoise and moonstone by Ashiana London. I don’t wear earrings often because I have a nickel allergy and earrings, even hypo-allergenic ones, will irritate my ears after an hour or two of wearing them. But I’m always willing to wear them for a date night or girls’ night out. When I do wear earrings, I typically opt for long, thin, dangly ones. The rounder stones were a big change (at least for me) from that, but I was very surprised at how great they looked when I was wearing them. They also went perfectly with the necklace. Verdict: Love, but not to keep.
The third item in my box was another necklace – a dainty cress shimmer lariat by Gorjana. So, so pretty. It was my favorite item right out of the box. However, once I wore it a couple of times, I found myself wishing that it was a longer necklace because of how it fell on my collarbone. I also didn’t like how, when wearing a lower-cut shirt, the necklace was harder to keep straight. Verdict: Like, but not love.
Overall, I was pretty impressed with what came in my first box. I didn’t know what to expect, but now I’m looking forward to seeing what else my stylist send me. The prices seem very reasonable too, so I have no doubt that if I completely fall in love with sometime, I might have to spend a little of my clothing budget on something pretty. 🙂
Interested in seeing what all the hype is about? You can use the code littlefirebrigadexoxo to get one month of free Rocksbox to try it out for yourself.