Review:: Rocksbox, FREE MONTH Subscription!

 Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Happy Monday everyone! I hope y'all had an excellent weekend. I was able to spend some time with my family and to really enjoy Cali. Now I'm back to the grind and work with a little more than a month left at my internship. 

I've been noticing how nice everyone dresses in my area of California. The most popular looks is simple but very expensive clothing items and pieces, like a silk top and some leather pants. To keep these minimalist outfits from being boring the ladies here wear a lot of nice jewelry.

I really love jewelry. My problem is that the pieces I love tend to be very expensive. Who wants to wear gold plated when you can buy 14K? Unfortunately, I can't afford my exquisite taste so I end up with either costume jewelry or holding off until the day I can have the real thing. The other problem is that I tend to buy jewelry only to realize I have nothing in my closet to wear it with. I like bold and printed clothing and the same when it comes to picking jewelry which is problematic because they don't work together. What's a girl to do?

Look at Rocksbox of course! Rocksbox is a jewelry subscription box that differs from other jewelry subscription companies. With Rocksbox you spend $19 a month and get three designer pieces of jewelry!

The Rocksbox comes in a super cute little white box with pink ribbon.

So the way Rocksbox works is simple. Every month a designer chooses three pieces of jewelry for you that retail wayy over the $19 cost. At the end of the month you can buy the jewelry items at a discounted Member Price or send it back and get another three the month after!

The first of my three pieces was a pair of Neon and Navy Enamel Earrings from the brand Isharya. This was the most expensive of the jewelry items I received, retailing at $128. Although I like these earrings I had no use for them this month. They are quite long and a bit heavy for my taste. Although I find them beautiful they were too formal for work and I didnt have any formal occasions this month. 

The next piece I got was a House of Harlow 1960 Aztec Bangle in Black. This retails for $48 and you can buy it through Rocksbox for $38.40. I mentioned to the stylist that I had a bit larger than average sized wrists before receiving my box. This bangle was huge! You can see how low it goes on my arm! I like this bangle and could tell it was well made. The aztec pattern reminds me of arrows which I liked because of my sorority Pi Phi. This bangle goes with a lot and I'll be sad to see it go. 

The last piece is actually my favorite. This taner bar large necklace from Gorjana is simple and beautiful. Its a delicate gold bar that retails for $70. I'm seriously considering buying it for the members price at $56. when I took it out of the box I thought it was a shorter necklace but this is actually very low sitting at right below my chest. It looks expensive and is good for everyday and formal occasions.

Overall I was very satisfied with my first Rocksbox. The pieces all felt and looked expensive and at $19 a month I was excited to borrow such exquisite jewelry!

Have you tried Rocksbox before? You can use this link to get your first box free! What are you waiting for!


Coupon code! $20 to thredUP!

 Thursday, July 17, 2014

Okay, so I'm kind of a creature of habit. Every day I drink coffee, charge my phone before bed, and recently- I check thredUP

Thred up has quickly become one of my favorites on my google chrome web browser. My computer knows that I love to look at the largest online resale shop but specifically I like to hunt for Lilly Pulitzer items. I have the Lilly branded search as my go to start whenever I browse the website. thredUP usually prices Lilly around 75-85% off which is incredible.

Recently I was able to score this beautiful Lilly Maxi for only $29.49! Its the Marlisa Maxi Dress and it originally retailed for $188. thredUP labeled this dress as "Practically New" and since I know that the site is incredibly picky in what they accept I know this is coming to me in great condition. I am so excited to score a new lilly for 85% off!

I also bought this NWT Collective Concepts blouse for $18.49. I am a proud Pi Phi and when I saw the arrow print I had to have it! I love the simple black sleeves with the busier front print. This will definitely carry me from fall-winter and Im excited to wear it to pledge class bondings!

Lastly I bought a pair of lucky brand flats in a purple color. I own these in black and paid way more than the $16.49 so I know Im going to love these. The color is fun and will add a pop of color to any plain outfit. I destroy flats so I am always on the lookout for a new comfortable pair.
I usually refuse to buy shoes at a thrift or consignment type store but at least I know that when I get these they have been thoroughly inspected and I know they'll be ok to wear!

That was my most recent order at thredUP! Have you bought anything from them recently? If you haven't tried thredUP yet- you're missing out. Sign up with this link and you can even get $20 off your first purchase!!


Review:: Your Bijoux Box

 Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Happy Tuesday!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I certainly did! I explored Los Angeles and made it out to a couple different festivals and concerts. LA has really secured my love of Boba and I am determined to try as many flavors as I can before going back to school in the fall.

This is going to be a very exciting week here at The Preppy Student. I have three new subscription boxes to review. I am so pumped to share my goodies with you, my lovely followers.

I am so enthusiastic about this first box: Your Bijoux Box.

Your Bijoux Box is a jewelry subscription box! Every month you will receive three beautiful pieces of jewelry hand curated by two of the company's owners: Shana and Dorota. The box itself is only $35 with shipping and the value of the jewelry alone is over $100! The jewelry that will come is a surprise but rest assured it will be something trendy and beautiful.

Do you love surprises? Are you obsessed with jewelry? Do you like knowing how to style your new items? If you answered yes to any of those then maybe you should try Your Bijoux Box! (Don't I sound like an ad?)

The truth is, I am not that good with surprises. I like to know that I am spending my money wisely so subscription boxes are a gamble for me. I have to say that this box, Your Bijoux Box, really exceeded my expectations.

The box itself is a beautiful teal color and inside you will find pouches. Each pouch holds one of the jewelry items and a card telling you the names and styles you have in your box.

The first item I got was the Adeline Pearl Collar. These pearls are a nice cool white color. The necklace is adjustable and I am sure I will be rocking this a lot this fall. This is a simple but trendy necklace and I love the Your Bijoux Box clasp. It's a simple detail but makes me feel like I am receiving something special. I think this necklace would easily go for $35+ so I am happy to make the investment if I would get a piece like this alone. 

The next item was the Camille Coral Necklace. This is probably the only piece out of the three I don't know if I will get much use out of. It is simply beautiful but will be hard for me to find things to wear it with in my closet. The necklace is very delicate and Your Bijoux Box suggest wearing it casually with a navy racerback top or out with maxi dress and clutch. 

Finally, the Gigi Earrings were the third item I received in this box. I really like these earrings. The size is great on my ear and they shine a lot. I was afraid they would look too much like costume jewelry but these turn a simple dress into something much more formal. I am so excited to add these to my jewelry collection.

Overall I really love this box. It definitely makes me excited to see what Your Bijoux Box will send out next month. The value of $100 for the price of $35 is a great deal and the site has amazing customer service. I'd definitely recommend the box- even for someone who doesn't like surprises like me! 


Shopping alert:: Theorem Preppy Event

 Monday, July 7, 2014

Happy Monday my lovelies!

Today I am excited to let you all know about a preppy shopping event that is new, innovative, and has some of my favorite new brands. 

Shop Theorem is a new shopping website that brings new exposure to new and emerging brands and allows the customer to "name your own price." It's a new kind of sample sale that has value to both the consumer and to the merchant. I am intrigued by the concept to say the least! Naming your own price sounds like a game so immediately it make shopping a bit more fun for me.

As you probably know by the name of this blog, I adore "preppy" fashion and clothing. When Adam Roberts (one of the two entrepreneurs who started Theorem) reached out to me about a preppy fashion boutique I was so excited. This particular boutique has new brands like Carrie Dunham, Sail to Sable, Lisi Lerch, Persifor, Poverty Flats, and so many more. To be honest I only knew about three brands on the list of 15+ but that kind of made it more fun. Im sure in a year or so more of these brands will become mainstream so its very cool to learn about them on a site like Theorem. 

Each brand gave 10-20 products and the Preppy event will have over 350 products to choose from! The products will be spanned across all styles of preppy, from Southern, New England, and Midwest. 

I absolutely love Sail to Sable tunics!

The VIP opening was today but the full public opening is tomorrow! Sign onto Theorem today to get access to the event! The preppy event will close on the 12th and we will find out whether or not our offers were accepted. 

What do you think of this new kind of sample sale? Have you bought anything on Theorem?

Since I am such a bargain shopper I know that the prices I'll be bidding will be a lot below retail but thats just how I shop. I don't expect to win a lot (or anything) from the event but it will be fun to see what everything goes for! 

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