Effortless Essentials to go with Everything. For starters Danielle Nicole’s macrame handbag and Machete’s lucite hoop earrings (you can choose either plain or tortoise). The earrings are understated and timeless. They can be worn with everything from a bathing suit to a business suit.
A macrame handbag is not something I would have considered until I saw this one. Macrame usually reminds me of 1970’s bohemian plant holders and wall hangings. Now, macramé is back, making waves again as creative crafters come up with contemporary patterns that have revitalized the historic knotting techniques. This modern version can be worn across the body or hand held. I’m wearing it a lot.
And I’m very picky about beach towels. So when I found out that Missoni Home (the famous Italian fashion house) was including a colorful striped terry towel as part of the package I was excited. Missoni goes with everything. I will definitely be using this chic towel even if I only drape it over a chaise lounge à la Rachel Zoe.
Included in this box are two special beauty products which I’ll blog about separately because they deserve their own post.
Inside a stylish box featuring California-founded brands.
It’s always special to receive a seasonal box filled with a carefully curated selection of luxury fashion and beauty products by Rachel Zoe, the fashion force behind the box of style. This California edition was delivered to me recently and I love it all. It’s what’s inside that counts.
According to Rachel nothing epitomizes California glamour like an effortless duster in a playful print. It’s the ultimate ode to West Coast cool. As I’ve discovered, it can be worn a multitude of ways; to the beach, belted over a slipdress or as shown in above photo.
These playful sunnies are a little bit Audrey Hepburn and a little bit Twiggy. They suit a variety of face shapes. I have lots of sunglasses but these round out (ha,ha) my collection.
Kopari Lip Lovers coconut oil and shea butter lip balm (not shown). Love this super hydrating balm which goes on silky but not sticky. Truly one of the best I’ve tried to date.
A little glitter goes a long way especially to dress up your tresses. This one is designed by Rachel’s friend and hair genius Jen Atkin. It also works well around the neck as a choker or on the wrist.
Everyone knows I love a surprise just as much as the next gal.
Not a scary surprise like someone jumping at you from out of nowhere and gives you a mild heart attack – just a fun pleasant kind of surprise. So you can imagine how happy I was to receive a…………..
Mystery girly Gift Boxto celebrate Spring from the people over at the Zoe Report. The Zoe Report (if you don’t already know) is an online style destination curated by none other than designer, celebrity stylist, editor and all-around business woman extraordinaire, Rachel Zoe.
Of course I’m going to share with you all the goodies inside the beautifully wrapped box that everything came in. Even the tissue paper (above) is stylish. So adorably cute!
First I should tell you that anyone can order (up to a limited amount as they sell out) the set (s) online although the Spring Box of Style (shown above) is now sold out. The boxes will cost anywhere from $100USD for a one-time only gift box or $350USD for an annual set for each season (that’s 4 boxes). What you get inside is worth more than what you would pay for everything retail. Everything is chicand useful and the retail value of the contents are revealed as prices and links to websites are provided. The box I received was valued at $344 USD (before taxes) not including a deluxe size sample of La Mer Skin Concentrate (I’ll review this later on the beauty post). You can also get additional discounts (anywhere from 15 to 30%) off further orders on most items for a limited time should you desire.
When I first heard about this I thought “what a fabulous, fun idea” and I knew that it would be geared to fashion forward “women in the know.” So now to share:
In Photo above:
“The Sidekick” Leather Bucket Bag designed and made in L.A. Gorgeous custom go-with-anything caramel leather with suede lining. The best thing is that it’s super light, just big enough to carry all essentials and I love that I can wear it cross-body (especially good for dog walking). Cross body is my latest obsession. I know I’ll get so much wear out of this simple bag all Spring/Summer long.
Jouer Crème Eyeshadow Crayon – sultry with a little shimmer, perfect for evening.
Delicate Pave and Stone Cuff gold plated bracelet by Jules Smith – chic enough to stand on its own or layer with other jewelry. In other words, simply perfect.
Chic pair of great sound headphones by LSTN Sound Co – Wembley Earbuds.
A hair saviour dry shampoo by Klorane – discovered by RZ in Paris during fashion week. The one she recommends as “the one.” Who am I to argue?
Something to blot that midday all day shine with – Hollywood oil blotting tissues for a photo-ready look.
And if that wasn’t enough, a deluxe size sample (luckily a little goes a very long way) of the very expensive but effective miracle broth known as La Mer Concentrate. Ooh la la
Summer Box of Style will be shipped out in June. To Order: