I was SO EXCITED when The Zoe Report Box of Style reached out to me and asked if I would review a box for them and, duh! I already love Box of Style and it was a no brainer to continue to share the love with our readers! Forgive me for the picture-heavy post but there are just so many special details about this box and I wanted you to see them all!

Even Franklin is trying to get in on TZR Box of Style!

The Zoe Report Box of Style

Price: $99.99 quarterly

Box Type: Lifestyle & beauty, full-sized products

Why you’ll love it: Imagine getting a sleek box containing over $400 worth of products hand-selected by Rachel Zoe and The Zoe Report editors delivered right to your door—sounds too good to be true, right? Consider your stars aligned, because that’s exactly what you get when you spend just $99.99 on a Box of Style. Bringing Rachel’s unparalleled sense of glamour to the masses, this coveted subscription box ships seasonally—that’s four times annually—and is filled with an expertly styled assortment of fashion, beauty and lifestyle obsessions that’ll keep you looking and feeling chic year-round.

How to sign up: Click here! Use coupon code BOXYLSP10 to get $10 off of the Spring box or BOSSP20 for $20 off of an annual subscription!

One thing that sets Box of Style apart from the rest is the care that they take with packaging. It truly feels like a treat to unwrap, and it’s exciting to unwrap each piece. In this specific package, this month’s special extra was actually wrapped outside the box because it was bigger than usual. (More on that later.)

 

I love it when a box compliments me.

Again, this is what I mean when I say each item is carefully wrapped- I never worry about anything being broken in shipping, and it’s fun to open each little package! You get a bit of that anticipation, ya know? So… let’s see what I got!

Each Box of Style is curated by The Zoe Report where Rachel Zoe is Editor-in-Chief. Subscribing to this box is probably the closest thing most of us will ever get to being styled by Rachel Zoe. I love RZ- I have a few of her books and her style is just effortless cool girl.

Each box contains an insert with information about all of the products in addition to fun facts, how-to’s and styling tips. In the Spring 2017 box, Rachel Zoe wanted to focus on highlighting female-founded brands, which I think is amazing. (Who run the world? Girls!)

So, without further ado, check out everything from the box! So many things! And right away, before investigating at all, I see so many high-end brand name products I recognize, which is always exciting. But let’s take a closer look at all of the products, shall we?

Adornmonde Ivo Earrings ($62): Eeek!!! I love these earrings so much!!! Ear jackets have been my jam for a few years now, ever since Baublebar came into my life. So I was so fired up when I learned these would be in our boxes because we were able to choose whether we wanted gold or silver. I think that it’s so neat that a subscription box like this can personalize boxes a bit. These are just right up my alley- the bar part goes in the front, and you can even just wear those alone if you are so inclined- and the hoop part goes on the back  of the earring.

The day I took this picture, I got a spray tan so I am extra golden and glowy than I normally am. But see how cool those earrings are?! Heart eye emoji.

Butter London Patent Shine 10X Lacquer ($18): Sometimes I forget about Butter London nail polishes since I am so deep in the Julep World but Butter London polishes are GREAT. I’m normally not into colors like this, but that’s actually why I’m glad I got this – I don’t have it already! This almost looks like it will be nude on me and there’s definitely a time and a place for that. Sometimes dark polishes are hard to maintain and when you know you’re not going to have time during the week to touch up your nails, you can go in with a color like this which is much more forgiving than a dark oxblood red.

Symbology Scarf ($50): This is one of the items in the box that I am just slightly confused about. I think it’s because I’m not fashion-y, so I’m not into wearing the shorter scarves these days. But you can ask my friends, when I was in college, I was VERY into scarves like these! I would either get them from my mom’s vintage collection or find some at thrift stores. I can’t tell you how many times I dressed like a hipster mime when I was younger – so many black and white stripe shirts with red neck scarves. I just haven’t thought to wear one in well over 10 years! However, this might make me want to bring it back! Lauren Scarves 2.0.

Another idea is to tie a scarf on your handbag! The next color of purse I want is navy and I think this scarf would look so cool tied on a navy purse!

BKR Glass and Silicone Water Bottle ($35): I was SO excited to get this water bottle! I have seen these for years but never purchased one because I didn’t want to spend that kind of money on just a water bottle. But now… I have one! (And it took approximately 8 seconds for it to get cat hair on it. This is why I can’t have nice things.) I am looking forward to drinking more water out of my super pretty bottle! And I already want a bigger one!

Tatcha Polished Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder ($65): I am so excited to get this! A few years ago, I tried to buy the POPSUGAR Must Have Fall Special Edition box and…. it never came. And it had this stuff in it and Jill LOVED IT. (It must be nice to get the box you ordered, huh? Not that I am bitter. ANYWAY. I have this now! Of course, the day I get it, I get a spray tan, so I don’t want to use it and scrub off the tan I just got. BUT SOON. I will be using the heck out of this. I hear such good things AND it has amazing reviews on Sephora, so while I am excited to be tan, I’m excited to use this when I’m no longer tan.

And Tatcha really knocks it out of the park on a packaging level. It was just such a treat to open, which makes me feel like the product is super luxurious.

Tribe Alive Custom Carryall ($238): This was the big ticket item this month and I am sad to say it’s just not my fave. This is one of those times where Rachel Zoe’s aesthetic and mine just differ a little bit, as I prefer much more structured, classic type bags and this just isn’t my jam. But when I first looked at it, I was like, whoa, that looks like the bag I got in my February POPSUGAR Must Have Box, and sure enough, it was the same brand! I actually really like the clutch we got. Again, it’s not my style to carry it like a purse, but I really enjoy it for carrying my makeup brushes in my gym bag.

The brand is really cool- Tribe Alive was founded by a gal named Carly Burson to utilize her passion for fassion as a platform to help alleviate poverty among women around the world. The partnership with Box of Style, created this special exclusive bag for subscribers, employed over 150 Indian artisans in three cities!

At first, I found the price point to be a little high, but then I realized the straps are real leather, which I didn’t originally see. It also has an inner zippered pocket like a lot of purses, plus 2 of those little inside side pockets for your cell phone or whatever. It’s definitely a decent purse! It’s just not my jam specifically. But I think the story of this brand is so cool and definitely a great addition to the box. I actually have an idea of the person I am going to give this to, and I know she will love it and give it a great home!

UPDATE: Thanks to a reader, I learned that I was right with my initial observation – the bag is NOT made with leather. It’s made with Vegan Leather which we all know to be Fake Leather. I was not trying to mislead anyone but I didn’t have anywhere else to confirm that it was leather since it is an exclusive product to the box and the box’s insert said it was leather! My bad. It’s still a cool purse! Just something to be aware of.

Stella Artois Chalice, Brazil -Special Bonus! ($13): Each month, TZR editors will include a little bonus item that doesn’t go towards the full value of the box. This bonus was actually really cool and one that Matt really enjoyed! We have a pint glass collection- well, MATT has a pint glass collection. (I only helped by adding a Luby’s pint glass.) So now I am doing my part by contributing a Stella Artois pint glass! What’s really cool about the inclusion of the glass in this box is that the purchase of one chalice, provides five years of clean water for a person in the developing world through the partnership of Stella Artois and Water.org. You can learn more about the campaign at www.BuyALadyADrink.com.


Final Grade: A

Once again, The Zoe Report’s Box of Style is knocking it out of the park! I am dying over the Adornmonde earrings, Tatcha exfoliator and of course, that BKR water bottle! And I think it’s incredible that you can get almost $500 worth of products in a $100 box. While $100 might seem a little steep, I think the value and the quality of the products that are included in each box makes the cost more than worth it!

Check out TZR Box of Style on social media! Click here for their Facebook page , here for their Pinterest and here for their Insta. And obviously, click here if you want to subscribe! Don’t forget to use our promo code BOXYLSP10 for a $10 discount!

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A self-proclaimed beauty junkie/hoarder with a serious Sephora problem. After years with Birchbox, she now has a subscription box problem as well. Her free time is a mixed combination of cats, TV, and finally trying to figure out how to do her hair.

10 Comments on The Zoe Report Box of Style: Spring 2017 (and PROMO CODE!)

  1. Alissa
    March 13, 2017 at 9:00 am (4 months ago)

    I would buy that purse from you so fast! Lol! I love it!

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  2. laurenelectro
    March 13, 2017 at 9:34 am (4 months ago)

    I wish I loved it! I keep thinking of ways I would carry it but I know I wouldn’t. Message me your address and I’ll send it to you! I had someone in mind I was going to give it to but I didn’t say anything yet so I can send it to you!

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  3. Michelle
    March 29, 2017 at 1:26 pm (4 months ago)

    Did you wash the scarf? I am wondering if the color will bleed on to my other laundry. It smells a little funny and want to get that smell off!

    Reply
    • laurenelectro
      March 29, 2017 at 1:28 pm (4 months ago)

      No, and I don’t plan to. Since I’m not going to wear it as a scarf, I don’t think it’s a big deal. I’m just waiting til I have a navy purse to tie it on! I would be careful about washing it tho! I don’t have any tips!

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  4. Lisa
    March 30, 2017 at 10:08 pm (4 months ago)

    The handles aren’t real leather. They are man made which is in direct conflict to the box description on the Rachel Zoe site. I guess they are into “alternative facts” as I won’t be continuing. My first, my last!

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    • laurenelectro
      March 30, 2017 at 10:14 pm (4 months ago)

      Ok, that’s what it looked like to me! I’m glad I’m not crazy but then when I looked it up, it said leather! That’s honestly very misleading. I’ll update the blog tomorrow to reflect that.

      Reply

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