Rocksbox Rocks!

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Just before the holidays hit, Rocksbox reached out and graciously offered me a free trial of their jewelry subscription service. And naturally, being a lover of all things shiny, shimmery and sparkly, I accepted. I'd previously heard a bit about the company, which can best described as a sort of Netflix for jewelry, and was excited to give it a try. Plus, I'd never actually signed up for any kind of subscription box (I'm so late to the game, I know!), and figured now was as good a time as any!

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For those of you unfamiliar with Rocksbox, here's a breakdown of how the $19-a-month service works: First, you create an online account and complete a style survey, which helps Rocksbox figure out your likes and dislikes. Then Rocksbox sends you three pieces that fit your style/preferences, and you can borrow and wear them as long as you like. When you're ready for a new set, you just send the jewelry back (Rocksbox keeps it extra easy by including a pre-paid return slip), OR, if you're in love with any pieces and don't want to return them, you can buy them for a discounted price instead.

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After I completed the Rocksbox survey and signed up, my first jewelry set shipped pretty quickly, and I loved the fact that I could track the package's progress online. Once it arrived, I was most impressed with the cute packaging, which included a personalized note, some sparkly tissue paper and individual pouches for each piece. I mean, who doesn't love coming home to a beautifully wrapped gift box?!

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My first jewelry set included a House of Harlow 1960 Deco-inspired necklace, a trio of gold chevron rings and some cute rhinestone studs, all three of which definitely fit my style, while still being different from the sort of stuff I usually purchase. I was also impressed by the quality, since I wore them on and off throughout my Florida vacay, and they all survived plenty of wear and even some inadvertent dips in the pool without incident.

rocksbox review
rocksbox review

As a holiday bonus, Rockbox was also sweet enough to gift me a cute little "shine" necklace. Adorbs!

rocksbox review

All in all, Rocksbox has definitely won me over. While I don't see myself purchasing a ton of pieces to keep, I think $19 for an unlimited selection of stylish jewelry is a great value for people like me, who tend to wear new accessories a TON at first, but tire of them quickly and eventually abandon them at the bottom of a drawer (terrible habit, I know!). Plus, the quality far exceeds that of the usual fast fashion baubles I often end up buying. If you think the service sounds up your alley, you can get a month's subscription to Rocksbox for just $9 by using the code BEYOURBRIGHTEST and give it a go for yourself. xoxo!

Florida Flashbacks

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Hey guys! Hope your holiday celebrations were full of fun with friends and fam! I spent some pre-holiday time traveling around Florida with the fiance, flew back to NYC, and then hopped on the train to go upstate and visit the 'rents, so it's been a busy, festive week. But I'm ready to get back from my brief blogging hiatus, and have a backlog of photos to share!

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It's tough to transition your wardrobe from a cold climate to hot and then back to cold, and I definitely struggled when it came to packing for each leg of my trip, since all my warm-weather clothes were buried deep under piles of sweaters. So I did my best to keep my Florida looks super easy, starting with this minimalist tank-and-skirt combo.

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I scored this thrifted white lace tank at Underground Thrift Store ($1.50, also worn here), and paired it with a gray-and-white striped body-con skirt, which I snagged for free from a friend's clothing swap. I finished off the look with my $5 nude heels from Cauz for Pawz and a pair of $6 sunnies, bringing the whole head-to-toe look to a measly $12.50. Not too shabby!

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Good As Gold

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Hey guys! I'm taking off for a pre-holiday vacay this weekend, so after this post, I'll be (mostly) signing off for the next few days (I'll still be posting on Instagram and Twitter though!). But before I head somewhere sunny and warm, I wanted to share one last holiday-inspired look.

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thrifting blog

While some might prefer to go full-on body-con with a party outfit, I'll occasionally go for a more cozy, covered up look, especially when I know I'll be eating and drinking a lot. This mega-oversized red and gold-trimmed sweater, which I scored at Cure Thrift Shop for $6 during an end-of-season sale, fits the bill perfectly.

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I paired the sweater with a red vintage skirt, scored from Housing Works Tribeca for just $3, and a pair of tights (cost unknown), and finished it off with my $45 Dorothy Perkins boots. Adding in a gifted black clutch, the whole head-to-toe look came out to $54.

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