Rocksbox

Rocksbox

Rocksbox

Quote of the day: “Our heads are round so our thoughts can change direction.” Francis Picabia

If you are a blogger or have been following other blogger’s for awhile, then you may be aware of Rocksbox. And let me be totally honest about it! When I first heard about it, I wasn’t interested. But I have a friend, Kristn, who did use it for awhile and liked the concept. I’m finally starting to realize that there are many different personalities in this world, so I should be more open to new things. Therefore, when I was approached to try out the company, I figured my love of figuring out the pros and cons could be put to good use!

It was quite the coincidence that a couple of days later, on a Sunday morning, I came upon an article called “Welcome to Shareville.” The article was toting some of the big companies that fell into this category, like Airbnb, Le Tote, among Zipcar! If you’re not sure about the ins and outs of “sharing” your jewelry, then read on!!

The Service

With Rocksbox service you do pay a monthly $21 fee for a set consisting of 3 pieces of jewelry. It’s considered try before you buy because you are encouraged to apply that $21 to one or more of the pieces you receive that month! So really, you’re not wasting your money on the service, as long as you like what you receive!! Considering that you choose your wishlist yourself, then really you should like every piece that comes your way!

And these aren’t inexpensive baubles! There are designers like Kendra Scott, Sophie Harper, Kate Spade, House of Harlow 1960, Rebecca Minkoff among many others! I will tell you personally that I’ve tried Rent the Runway which is a pure leasing idea for evening wear! And it was exactly what I wanted because who feels good about spending a lot of money on a special occasion dress to only wear it once or twice? I only compare Rocksbox to RTR to give you an idea of why I’d even consider it.

Rocksbox

This necklace and earrings were part of my first Rocksbox set!

P.S. I loved this blue necklace that I’m wearing above! In fact, I was this close to purchasing it, but I talked myself out of it! With my $21 credit, it would have been $50! Next time I’ll go ahead and get it if I love it!!

The Details

1-You will get your first month of Rocksbox free with my code:  jtouchofstylexoxo.  All you have to do is sign up, fill out the profile and create your wishlist. You will have to give them a credit card in case you wish to purchase an item.

2-Amazingly your box will be delivered within the week! I’m always amazed at how fast they seem to get to me. You will want to keep the packaging –even the bag it’s shipped in because it’s reusable. This is a fabulous detail that impresses me every time! And then as a tip, keep all of the pieces together so it’s easy to remember what you have to send back!

3-Wear and enjoy as long as you want. For the sake of reviewing the service, I wore my pieces on the weekend, and then sent them back Monday morning to see what else I’d get for the next weekend!

4-Make sure to go online and submit feedback on your pieces. This helps make sure you get more of what you like, besides getting your next box sooner! This is also beneficial if you are vacillating on which items to keep! Under the Leave Feedback tab, you’ll see that there is a pretty substantial discount if you purchase your entire box! For example, in the top photo of this post, I could have bought all 3 items for about 40% less than the individual cost!

5-Pack up what you don’t want and do it all over again!! The shipping is free both ways, so that’s never a worry!!

Rocksbox

This “bracelet” was a perfect match to this purse!! The best thing? The bracelet could also be a choker necklace!! You’ll get to see it both ways in some upcoming posts!

Pros

1-This is a great service to try out items that you’ve seen at the stores, but aren’t sure how they’d work in your wardrobe. Not only can you see how they will look with certain items, but you can also evaluate if they lay correctly or feel okay on your body!! Who hasn’t bought earrings only to have them hurt halfway through the day because they were too heavy?

2-If you’re looking to try out some new styles that you aren’t sure are really “you”, then this is perfect. You can filter your wishlist by trends, colors, metals or even designers!

3-The company’s member price should always be as good (or better) than the full price you will see at other retailers. So if you are looking to build your jewelry collection, this is the avenue to go!

4-There is a sale tab on their site of previously used jewelry! It’s a fabulous deal for second hand jewelry! Right now, I see a $14 statement necklace that is calling my name.

5-You can buy this as a gift for someone else! In fact, the gift memberships are a tad less expensive than if you get it for yourself. So maybe you need to get with a friend, and offer it as gifts for each other!!

6-The company is really trying to make their service work for you. There is an area in the feedback section where you can upload a photo of a special outfit that you’d like your next set styled around!

7-Possibly #5 in the cons.

Rocksbox

This was my first Rocksbox set! You’ll see the pieces in some upcoming outfit photos!!

Cons

1-This service is only for the USA and it’s territories.

2-You have to call to cancel your subscription and your last box must be returned in order to stop the service.

3-Your shine credit (the $21 monthly credit) cannot be used on sale jewelry.

4-Your monthly shine credit cannot be accumulated, so you do have to use it each month or lose it!

5-When you are adding jewelry to your wishlist, you don’t see the prices for the items unless you go to the details. Then again, maybe this is a good thing, so you’ll try the item based only upon it’s aesthetics, instead of it’s cost? Although you can sort your wishlist by price. This means you could put some expensive items on your wishlist that you’d never other wise be able to wear. Therefore this point could then be classified as a pro!

Personally

As a very thrifty member of society, I am not in the “know” about designer pieces and jewelry. When I see women and their accessories, I either like them or don’t like them, but I rarely know them by which designer made them. Therefore, my evaluation of this service could be skewed? If you are a huge lover of these designers, this idea could be better than sliced bread!

However, if you tend to shop at Target for your bling, then the pieces may not be in your comfort zone for purchase. Of course, you don’t have to buy any of them. You really only lose money if you don’t use your $21 each month, but otherwise it’s all to share!

Also there is an option to swap out one of your pieces when your second and subsequent box is getting ready to be delivered. That means you have the chance to see one of the items that is going to be sent, and decide if you want it. You are given options of a couple of other choices that you could have delivered  that time instead!! This can be a nice feature, if you know you want to use your $21, and would rather pick a less expensive item!!

I would absolutely love to hear your thoughts and ideas on this service. Have you ever used it? Did you like it? It reminds me of leasing a car to some extent and although I’ve never leased a car, that doesn’t make it a bad option!! 

The Facts

I will receive a commission if you sign up for your free first month of Rocksbox using the code jtouchofstylexoxo.  I was also gifted my membership so that I could introduce you to this service. However, any jewelry that I want to buy will be from my own wallet!!

Do you wonder what the advantage of only signing up for a month could be? I would safely say that you could receive 9 different pieces of jewelry to try out if you wear them a couple of days and then return them. Is that worth it to you??

You too can get rewarded if you spread the word once you are signed up. You can give your friends a free month and receive credit to your account!

Keeping in Touch

Are you registered for my email reminders to let you know when a post goes live? I’d certainly love it if you take the time to sign up and make sure all your friends sign up too!! There are other ways to follow my blog. Facebook readers can see my posts by liking my page. Or my Pinterest page has all of our outfits in a nutshell! Then there’s also Instagram! I’m really trying to grow this platform, so if you’re on it, I’d appreciate the follow!

And if you’re new to the party, you can always see our outfits organized by categories, here! Don’t forget to check out the deals & discounts too, on this page!

  • This is such a FUN idea!

    • I admit, that I wasn’t as excited when I first started this service. But it has been extremely fun and interesting!! I’ve been changing them out about once a week, so it’s like getting many new pieces without having to buy them!!
      thanks Monica!
      XOXO

  • This is a really interesting idea. Good for getting some choice and variation in accessories without having to buy and keep many different pieces.

    • You hit the nail on the head!!
      I didn’t think I’d like it so much since I already have a ton of jewelry, but it’s sure fun to have new stuff…
      XOXO

  • Anthony Lozzi

    I love jewelry – I respect art in general but something about wearable art is particularly cool. As a man, I don’t really wear much, but at least I have a daughter and wife to shower with cool stuff 🙂

    • That’s exactly how you should think of it, Tony!! It’s wearable art!! I’m totally going to use that!
      XOXO

  • Sue Loncaric

    It would be fun getting the deliveries and not a bad idea. I loved the pieces that you chose Jodie especially the necklace. Pity it isn’t in Australia.

    • Maybe if it does well over here, they’ll start it in other countries? It’s been much funner than I imagined!!
      Thanks Sue!
      XOXO

  • Christina Amore

    This is a really interesting concept. I am very bad about shopping for myself, so I know I wouldn’t spend the $21 each month, but it is a great idea for those that are adventurous!

  • That is a strange cancellation policy. It’s a reasonably priced box, though.

    • I found that once you put the box back in the mail, that it gets scanned, and the company considers that returned!!
      So it’s amazing how fast they either get your next box to you, or consider you done!!
      🙂

  • Mummabstylish Mummabstylish

    Just turned on notifications for IG, thanks for sharing this idea, and I look forward to seeing your insta-stories in the future Jodie. x Jacqui
    http://www.mummabstylish.com

  • Your post had me interested with this concept. I too was adamant about it, then I realized that yes, we should definitely be open to some/new ideas. Thanks for sharing your experience, I learned a lot.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • That’s exactly how I felt at first Jessica!! I couldn’t imagine why I would want to do this at first. But it has been fun to try out different jewelry. Especially when you get a free month!!
      XOXO

  • Thanks for sharing your experience with Rocksbox. I worked with them once before in 2015 and have just now started working with them again, and I think they’ve done a lot to improve the service in that time!
    Chic on the Cheap

    • That’s so great to know, Lydia!!
      I have to admit the service has been quite impressive!! I feel like as soon as I send it back, they are letting me know what is in my next box and have it to me for the next weekend!!
      XOXO

  • This is a really great idea for those who buy/wear a lot of jewelry. I rarely spend much money on jewelry, but after wearing the same pieces over and over, I am reminded that it wouldn’t hurt to buy something new now and again. 🙂 Thanks for sharing your finds, Jodie. I’m sure this will be just right for many!

    • The funny thing, is one of the bloggers I was talking to, says she’s been using this for over a year to keep her jewelry culled down. I thought that was interesting, Lisa! Maybe because you can wear all these pieces, you don’t feel the need to buy everything (except to use your $21 that you invested)??
      XOXO

  • If only I’d known about this when I was working! Now I’m retired, I don’t know if it would be worth it, but I’ll keep it in mind once I know a little more about how retirement dressing works!

    • It is an interesting idea, huh?? I never thought it’d be something I’d like, but I can see how I get to have a bunch of different looks, without accumulating too much. I think the hardest part, is deciding which piece I want to spend my shine money on!!
      Thanks Debbie!!
      XOXO

  • It certainly is a lovely idea to try out new jewellery but I’m a bit like you – I’m a bit more thrifty so it’s not something I would buy into. But I live in Portugal so it’s not available to me anyway lol!
    Have a lovely week, Jodie!
    Suzy xx
    http://www.suzyturner.com
    http://www.yogadocious.com

    • Thanks for your thoughts, Suzy!!
      I was just talking to Suzanne Bell about this and she said she’s been using it for over a year, because it keeps her jewelry culled!! It’s so interesting how we are all different!!
      XOXO

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom

    So many pretty baubles!! I tried Rocksbox a few times, but I haven’t in a really long time. Right now I’m at the point where I think I need to give my jewelry box a big cleaning, because I don’t think I could stuff anything else in it!! I think once I clear it out and donate some things I might try Rocksbox again. I do like Kendra Scott a lot, which they have. All of those necklaces are SO pretty!! I shop at Target a lot for jewelry, too… Charming Charlie is my fave place, tho!! Can’t wait to use my bday coupon there next week!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

    • I know what you mean about having a ton of jewelry!! The advantage of jewelry (and shoes) is you can gain 5 pounds and they still fit!! Ha ha!!
      XOXO

  • This necklace is so perfect! I love it!
    Amazing post!

    Mihaailo | mihaailo.blogspot.com

  • rakhshanda

    The necklace you got is really beautiful. Looking pretty on you! Other things are also cute!
    rakhshanda-chamberofbeauty.com

  • dan

    A post about jewelry is always interesting to me…and this is a very peculiar way to have new items! I don’the think we have a similar service in Italy. You are definitely ahead!!
    Your bracelet really is the perfect match to the purse and you can wear it as a necklace too !!

    • It is interesting what ideas that companies come up with. And that people would love it so much!!
      Thanks Dan!!
      XOXO

  • Thanks for the great review. Yes, I’m aware of Rocksbox as so many bloggers use it, but like you, I’m thrifty and costume jewelry is perfectly fine to me. I wouldn’t recognize designer jewelry to save my life!

    • Now that I’ve been blogging, I do sorta recognize Kendra Scott—but that’s only because it all looks the same. Which is not my goal—at all!!
      XOXO

  • Prashant
  • Those necklace are gorgeous! I could stroke them all day. Do you know if they deliver to the UK? I’d love to try some. My jewellery needs an update. lol!

    Thank you so much for linking up with us on #FabFridayPost

    • They don’t deliver to the UK—at least yet!! It would be interesting if there is a company that does this same thing across the pond?? I think it could be fun!!
      Thanks Su!!
      XOXO

  • Katie D

    Love the necklace you got from Rocksbox! I just started using their service last month and like you I was skeptical, but I actually really enjoy it!

    -Katie
    http://www.hellokatiegirlblog.com/

    • I do think you have preconceived notions of everything. And I have to tell you that I was totally looking forward to today’s box in the mail!!
      I tore it open, just so I could wear the earrings out tonight for dinner!! I have a feeling I’ll be keeping them!!
      Thanks Katie!!
      XOXO

  • I think this is a very cool idea, probably a lot of fun to do. I am a big jewelry wearer. However, I thrift probably 85% of my jewelry. The rest is gifted or clearance racked from Target or Walmart or wherever I find a good deal.

    • That’s my overall M.O. too, Ronnie. Although when we were at Goodwill last month, all of the necklaces were at least $6. Not that that’s expensive—but I wanted a better deal. I mean–hey, I’m at Goodwill!!!
      XOXO

  • The Real Lara Shoe

    What a novel idea! Not sure if we have anything similar in The UK. Thanks for sharing with us #FabFridayPost

    • It is amazing how people come up with original ideas for companies!!
      Thanks!!
      XOXO

  • Big fan of rocksbox. Great pieces you got gal.
    Vaishali
    http://www.vivaciouswish.com

  • Jocelyn (@ReadingRes)

    I’ve not heard of this before, though it is an interesting idea. As someone who never wears any jewellery apart from a wedding ring, it wouldn’t be for me but I can see the appeal. Thanks for sharing with #WotW

    • Thanks for your voice, Jocelyn!!
      I was brought up by an accessory maximalist, so I come by my addiction naturally!!
      XOXO

  • I am a big fan of Rocksbox! You got some great pieces. Love that bracelet especially.

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

  • Judy Gramith

    Interesting concept. I love the necklace and top/dress you’re wearing here. Jewelry carries a huge markup and costume jewelry is often outrageously priced. This service feels too complicated and potentially too expensive especially for costume jewelry.

    • I hear what you’re saying. I was at Goodwill the other day, and was surprised that some of their jewelry was more expensive than the sale items I saw on Rocksbox’s site!! And that was at Goodwill!! Crazy!!
      XOXO

  • I’ve enjoyed your unboxing of these boxes on your insta stories. You’ve picked out some really pretty pieces. Keep up the good work…#InvestigativeReporter 😉
    http://styleforlessvegas.wordpress.com

    • I should be getting another one today, so hopefully you’ll be entertained some more, Darlene!!
      OXOX

  • It really is such a fun service. I tried it for a short period of time. I love seeing what you got and how you wore it.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • It has been fun so far. I could see how I’d get a little tired of it, maybe?
      It’s always good to hear what others think!
      Thanks Amy!!
      XOXO

  • donnaduck

    I’ve seen this particular brand for jewelry, as well as services for makeup and clothing, through other blogs I read, but I doubt I’ll ever use something like that monthly. I don’t buy jewelry that often, unless something I’m wearing just screams for a piece I don’t have currently. To know I’d have something coming every month sounds overwhelming! For me, clothing might make more sense, but even then, I might find it too much. My coworker just started using Stitch Fix and has been very pleased getting a box with a few new pieces of clothing and jewelry in it every month, and the selections they’ve picked for her have been super. But then, she dislikes going to stores and browsing, so this is a great service for her. I do like shopping, in stores and online, so giving someone else the “power” to do it for me isn’t appealing! I guess it’s a personal thing, and it’s good they offer it for those who’d use it. Thanks for the honest review of this one, Jodie! Have a great weekend! XOXO

    • I can totally relate Donna!! I love shopping and going to stores to pick out my clothes. That’s why I was so shocked that so many people use Stitch Fix. But that’s what is so amazing to me—how everyone is so different.
      When I tried out the thrift box, it did surprise me how much I enjoyed getting a box of clothes that I hadn’t picked out—who would have thought? It was kinda like Christmas, I guess. And that’s how this Rocksbox has been even though I’m putting the pieces on my wishlist. But do I need more jewelry?? Ha!! No!! But do I buy some on my trips to Target and such? Yes!! (everyone has a weakness, right??)
      We should go shopping together some time—-I bet we’d have a fun time!!!
      XOXO

      • donnaduck

        I promise the next time I’m visiting my niece in Denver, I will get in touch and we WILL get together- shop and have an awesome lunch somewhere you love!! ❤️❤️

  • This is a fun idea! I prefer to pick out my own jewelry though. Plus I am not much of a jewelry person. I wear the same pieces most of the time for years. Great review! Happy Friday! Peace!
    Cheryl
    http://www.northwestmountainliving.com

    • I have so much jewelry that I’ve really been trying to switch it up all the time lately. I remember when I only had a few pieces….long, long time ago!!
      XOXO

  • These pieces are so cute and look super lovely on you!

    Camila,
    My Vogue Style | http://www.myvoguestyle.com

  • Miriam Zakharova
  • Terri Webster Schrandt

    Seems like a great value for jewelry aficionados! Great review, Jodie!

  • Kristin McCarthy

    I think I might have to look into this one!

    #fridayfrolics

    • It is an interesting concept. I think they market it well, to at least offer you a free month for your first month. Then you can really see if you like it or not!!
      XOXO

  • donnanance

    Love the pieces you are wearing! This concept probably would not be a good fit for me, but I can see how it would appeal to lots of ladies. My jewelry armoire is so crammed now that it needs some judicious culling. xoxo

    • I know that feeling of too much stuff!! But it’s hard to get rid of the jewelry unless it’s broken or hurts because they always fit!! I know when we moved, I did get rid of some of mine. I purged out the ones that were like each other, and some of the older pieces that never got worn anymore!! It’s so hard….
      But I do think that’s why I wasn’t thinking I’d enjoy this service when I first heard about it. However, now that I’ve been wanting to add in some new styles, it has been fun. I think I’m going to buy a pair of stud earrings, because I don’t have many of those kind!!
      Have a great weekend, and thanks for your thoughts, Donna!!
      XOXO

  • I liked the Francis Picabia quote. Thanks! Have a blessed weekend!

    • I’m such a sucker for quotes. I feel like they can say a lot in a short amount of space!! And isn’t this one so true??
      Thanks Mari-Anna!!
      🙂

  • And again we think alike! Haha, very nice accesories! Happy weekend Jodie!

    • Of course—-birds of a feather, right?
      Have a great weekend, Nancy!!
      XOXO

  • Karen

    I have not tried any of these services. I know they are out there for clothing too. I don’t want to be narrow-minded ever, so I never say never (about clothing and jewelry, anyway!) I have to say for me, I keep a running list of wardrobe gaps, and try to fill those first since there is a reason they made the list. This list can and does include scarves and jewelry. I try not to shop impulsively any longer since I ended up with a lot of “misses” that I liked temporarily and then donated them quickly. Waste of money! With the list I work from, while it might seem stuffy, it works for me and for my wardrobe goals. Items are on the list for awhile until I find the perfect candidate, so there is time to adjust as I go. And I do make the occasional impulse purchase if I truly love something. To have a box of something coming to the house would probably be more of a temptation than I am willing to entertain at this time. But I have to say, I love the pieces pictured here, love statement necklaces and earrings. The pieces you show are beautiful!!

    • I think you hit the nail on the head, Karen. They certainly are tempting.
      Although I did find that once I wore some of the pieces, I was okay with sending them back. I know my cousin was all gaga about a beauty box she started getting, and I didn’t understand the draw. But it’s kinda like Christmas in a way???
      XOXO