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Rachel Zoe Box of Style Winter 2017 Review + $20 Coupon

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The Rachel Zoe Box of Style from The Zoe Report is a subscription box from Rachel Zoe. Each box includes a hero item which is revealed before boxes ship, and other fashionable items and accessories, plus a few beauty products and styling tools, too. I am a huge fan and love her taste, so this is one of my favorite style subscription boxes!

This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

The packaging on these boxes is always amazing! (Each item is individually wrapped in tissue paper.)

The Subscription Box: Box of Style by The Zoe Report

The Cost: $99.99

DEAL –  Use coupon code WINTER20 to save $10! 

The Products: “Every season Rachel and our TZR editors will hand-curate more than $300 of our favorite fashion, beauty and lifestyle items.”

Ships to: US, Canada, the UK, and Australia

Check out all of my Box of Style reviews!

The box comes with an info booklet with Rachel’s styling tips, and a letter from her introducing the box.

And this booklet also includes coupon codes for some of the brands featured in the box:

Now, on to the items!

Rachel Zoe for Box of Style Clutch, retail value: $125

This clutch is an exclusive design from Rachel Zoe for the box!

(Subscribers could pick this black version or the white pearl version.)

This is a hard-shell case with silver metal accents. It has a removable chain strap, so you can use it as a clutch or wear it over the shoulder.

It measures 4 by 7 inches, and has 2 inches of depth.

Inside is large enough to carry any size phone, plus money and a few beauty essentials!

Here is the pearl version as well:

(Box of Style sent us both versions so we could show you both in the review, but subscribers will only receive one variation.)

I can’t pick a favorite – both are so chic and versatile!

House of Harlow 1960 Mesa Earrings, retail value: $115

These earrings are another exclusive collaboration for this box!

These earrings are so sparkly and fabulous! My only fear when I first saw them is that they would feel heavy, but I’m happy to report they were easy to wear!

Unreal Fur Faux Fur Stole, retail value: $85

Rachel recommends wearing this as an alternative to a winter scarf. You can leave it open and put it on the collar of your coat.

Or you can wear it as a thread-through scarf!

The faux fur is super soft, and I like the size, too. (I used to wear big faux fur vests all the time, but now I’m liking this as a more subtle faux fur accessory.)

Hm, how do we make this fancier? With faux fur!


Osea Essential Hydrating Oil, retail value: $68

OSEA is a great natural beauty brand, and this face oil is lovely! It’s hydrating, lightweight, gentle, and I love the lavender scent. It’s designed to moisturize skin, help reduce the appearance of fine lines and give your skin a dewy, radiant finish.

Tarte Sex Kitten Liquid Liner, retail value: $20

First and foremost, how cute is this eye liner pen cap?

And it just happens to be one of my favorite makeup brands, tarte! The eyeliner goes on smoothly and is super inky and pigmented – exactly what you would expect from a great liquid eyeliner. And it doesn’t budge once it sets!

Here it is on:

Sugar Paper The Agenda, retail value: $48

This planner is so classy! The text is a gorgeous gold foil, and it matches the polka dot interior:

Each tab features an inspirational quote from a famous woman, with Rachel’s quote for December 2018:

Style is what one creates… glamour is a state of mind.

The agenda includes weekly and monthly layouts, a section to track birthdays and thank you notes, note pages, and a catch-all pocket at the back.

As someone who spends most of her day in front of a screen, I love using a planner to actually write out my to-dos and then cross them out. This is perfect for me!

Verdict: I feel like every Box of Style becomes my new favorite all-time Box of Style! I love the glam vibes this season – the pieces are fabulous but still really wearable. I’m already planning on using wearing them to a wedding this weekend! And I think the Box of Style team does such a great job of curating beauty products – they seem to always include some of my favorite brands!

And putting a high-quality planner in this box is perfect for me. And I think it would make such a thoughtful gift if it’s not for you.

And this box has a retail value of $451!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, as of publication, this box was still available!

Coupon – Use coupon code WINTER20 to save $20!

Value Breakdown: At $99.99 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:

  • Purse: $25.50
  • Earrings: $25.50
  • Faux Fur: $18.85
  • Tarte Eyeliner: $4.43
  • OSEA Face Oil: $15.08
  • Agenda: $10.64

What do you think of the Winter Box of Style?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. Yasssss! Just got my shipping info from BOS!!! Oh, Rachel, please don’t let us down!!

    Get excited. Your Box of Style is on its way.

    Your Box of Style, purchased from The Zoe Report was just shipped and is now in transit via FedEx. Your shipping information is provided below:

    Your order was shipped via UPS SurePost, and is estimated to arrive December 12, 2017 – December 18, 2017.

    • Hi Janet, just curious…are you an annual subscription holder?

  2. Liz- when do these usually arrive? I am a full year subscriber and just recieved a notice that they had larger than expected orders and shipping has been delayed. No ETA. I would love to hear additional insight on this. They had some pretty hot sales last month, but I was already a subscriber so I am not sure how I would be effected by the over sales. One would think a yearly subscriber would be prioritized first.

  3. Does anyone know when this box will ship?

    • On Instagram, The Zoe Report said the boxes will ship mid-December. Can’t wait! 😎👜

      • Oooh I checked Facebook and the website but didn’t think of Instagram! Thanks Susan 🙂

      • Super disappointing. My past BOS’s shipped on the first business day of the month, so that’s what i was expecting. My only holiday party of the year will be done before this box arrives. Awful timing.

        • I was a bit disappointed by that too. 😐 Hopefully, you can use it for New Year’s Eve.

        • I’m so disappointed as well. I think there were even emails or instagram posts about it being sent at the beginning of the month, and now it is middle of the month? What is the point of having holiday-ready stuff if we won’t get until right before Christmas? I’m so frustrated with them. The whole sale after subscribers were charged was annoying, but I felt better knowing I would get my box earlier. Now it sure seems like we aren’t!

    • I got an email from TZR saying the shipping is delayed due to “unanticipated demand”….so does it mean TZR shipped boxes to non-subscribers and new subscribers before the current subscribers??

      • I’ll be patient, but I would have hoped they would have the boxes ready for those of us who were already subscribed and made our choices by the deadline. I was hoping to have that amazing purse before my Christmas parties, but unfortunately that doesn’t seem like it’s going to happen. Oh well. I’m glad I didn’t buy any as Christmas gifts. I almost did.

      • Hmmm I thought they shipped in the order people sign up so that would mean current subscribers would ship first….

      • That just makes me more upset. “Unanticipated demand” shouldn’t affect subscribers since they would have had to have us in their count before the sales, especially since we paid full price! I think this is my last box. I’ve tried to stay positive and haven’t minded paying full price because I loved the curation and would get the box first, but this excuse is ridiculous.

        • I whole-heartedly agree with this. It will arrive too late for all parties and we are being put in line behind newbies?! Nail in the coffin. When my annual plan expires, I won’t be back.

          • I wonder if shipping is actually being delayes by all the wildfires in California right now. I know they are now in the LA area and many of the main roads are blocked off so trucks can’t get through to deliver items to them for the boxes or to get them out for delivery, not to mention the evacuations that are happening in the area. That seems more likely than unanticipated demand…. I find it hard to believe a company like this would switch their shipping strategy so abruptly and sell more boxes than they actually have, which is what unanticipated implies.

          • It would be a lot more understandable if that is what the email said. They ship from Redlands, CA which is still in south CA but not in LA. That being said, I have had things shipped several times from the Los Angeles area since Dec 1 that have reached me without a delay from the shipper.

  4. Thanks, Liz! You look fabulous with these accessories! Im so excitrd to get mine. I also ordered the Rachel Zoe sweater add-on. I have a few of Rachel’s clothing pieces and love them so much. My only bummed feeling with the Zoe Team now is that they are now offering additional add-ons for 12 days and if you already chose yours, you can’t order the new ones. There is a now faux fur hoodie I’d order for $380 if i could (on her site for $695). I messaged them on Instagram, but they just saud i could buy it full-price on her website. Definitely see absolutely no benefit to being an annual subscriber. Much better to wait till the last minute to order and not miss discounts and add-on deals. I was always so positive about this box, but this makes no sense to me and fells like a customer service miss. :'(

    • WAIT! I’m second-guessing mysrlf. Did I miss that the hoodie was there all along? I feel terrible if so. That would mean they answered me appropriately. So sorry, Zoe Team. That would make more sense. I missed it if so. Wahhh! 😭

  5. I love the outfit you put together and I love your hair! You’re a great model!

    What kind if material is the planner binding? I’m considering trying to swap for it.

  6. I am beyond excited to get this box! Each season they get better and better.

  7. So excited for this box! and I need a good eyeliner. Liz these photos are beautiful 🙂 Keep up the incredible work!

    • Glad you are excited about the box, Alison – it’s fab! 🙂 And photo credit goes to the super-talented Emily!

      • hi liz! I just spoke to La Soula about the rings that were tarnished and what a great company, they are sending a replacement asap – they had asked RZBOS to send out an email La Soula wrote apologizing to those that bought the FALL box (not this box, don’t want to confuse anyone) – they explained the issue and offered 50% off website but I never rec’d the email from RZBOS – I told her about your website and suggested she contact you as they said many others who called did not receive the apology email either….just wanted to let you know as their CS is out of this world! thx!

  8. I bought a second box on btbf to split up as gifts. Liz, does the clutch say Rachel Zoe anywhere? Or does it look like some $20 item if given away individually? Thanks.

  9. What a GREAT review of a beautiful box!! I am one who thought I was too ” boho casual” to use the items, then I realized I love crossbody bags, I wear a lot of faux fur trimmed accessories, my very thick long-ish hair requires large earrings for them to even be visible at all, and the facial oil is by a very good brand- and as I am over 55, I NEED all the great quality additional oil I can get ( face, body, hair).

    I got the box with the $30 off sale during the BF promo… and I took a HUGE leap for me and got the white purse. I’ve not owned a white purse in decades.. so I’m going to try extra hard to love and use this one.
    I think the unboxing of this particular luxury filled box is going to feel SOOO decadent, like my most fab gift to myself this year.
    IF the PSMH ladies’ holiday box hadn’t had the opposite casual items in the curation, I doubt I would have bought either, but they are the Yin and Yang of holiday special boxes for me, so I bought both.

  10. I love this box! I can’t wait to try the beauty products and show off that stole. Also, the planner looks so cool and I love writing out my thoughts, etc. I really like the purses because I always need one for special events and now I have a classic one to have on hand. I got the box on the black Friday special you had and that made it even better. I really like the Rachel Zoe quarterly boxes. I get exposed to items that I normally would never think of buying or trying.

  11. I broke down an ordered one for me. Even though I should be shopping for the children. Now i feel bad. But maybe i can give one of the items out of my box as a gift. But i love it all. Oh my

    • Don’t feel bad. Moms deserve to treat themselves when they can!

    • I bought one too and should be focused on kids too! I have no clue where I would where this to esp the faux fur stole as I live in a warm climate and get hot in a thin scarf! what is wrong with me girls? I just could not say no as I knew I would want it when it sold old! even worse, I am still trying to decide if I should get the PSMH FALL LE on Gilt and that has a poncho! thankfully I don’t dare look at any other subs but PSMH + RZBOS…..

  12. This is the only box I haven’t liked. :/ It just doesn’t fit in with my boring lifestyle…but hoping I can use the spray moisturizer.

    And you are so pretty, dear Liz!

  13. I know we’re supposed to comment about the box which was another great review but your hair is super, super cute Liz! Love it!

  14. Omg the eyeliner cat cap!!! I’m so excited to get it! 😻

  15. Gilt has this box for $74.99 with a free candle gift for new subscribers.

    • $60 ish with the gilt coupon

      • What is the coupon?

        • Nevermind I opened a new GILT account and used code WELCOME20 and got this for $59.99

          • Yay! Sorry for the delay, I just saw your comment. It’s a great box for 59.99!!

          • Thanks for your help Hildol!

          • So this is a dumb question, I’m interested in the box and it was going to follow your lead. But when I signed up for guilt I didn’t see the box???

          • Did you look in the GILT city section(not the store)? I’m in Chicago so if you don’t see it in your city maybe it’s region specific… although since they ship nationwide I don’t know why they wouldn’t have the promotion everywhere.

        • The coupon is still working. I just got it for $59.99 😊

  16. I’m now pseudo regret not getting this box because I have an event to go to in 2 weeks & could use that clutch 😕

    Liz, love the hair!

  17. Are the earrings clip on?

  18. Liz, you loook fabulous. Where are your boots from?

  19. I’m so excited to receive this. I think the box clutch is just so elegant and timeless. I’m thrilled to finally have one. It’s the kind of thing that even if you don’t use it often, is just great to have in the accessory stash. Glad to hear the earrings aren’t too heavy. I haven’t done big earrings in while but these will change that. And Liz, I love you put everything together! Such a great glamorous holiday look (while still being comfy in knits).

  20. Liz I am so glad that you showed the stole up close. I was scared it would not pull through but I am elated that it does!!

    The earrings look great on you!

    You look glamorous and ready for going out!

    As for the box, as much as I love last year’s box, I think I will enjoy this even more! I love big earrings!

  21. Great review, thank you! (And thanks also for settling my fears about the weight of the earrings.)

  22. I didn’t grab the box as everything was a little too fancy, and I have a wardrobe full of overly fancy items, including several vintage furs, and I will likely get a super-fancy clutch in the 5th Ave Holiday box. My hardship is not overdressing to things.

    That said, the clutch intrigues me. The white has a lovely subtle design to it, and the black has so much potential to be painted with a white cameo or rose and turned into a little holder for a special book and some nice tea packets.

  23. I’m sold. My only regret is not getting this during the cyber sale.
    You look great btw, I love your haircut 💇!

  24. Liz, I didn’t snag this box, but your gold tunic is *fabulous*. I need one of those!

    I’d also take the pearl clutch…lovely.

    • Thanks! I just looked and it is on sale for $12!

      I think I’m going to buy it in silver now, too 🙂

      • Wow, thanks for this great, in depth review and also taking the time to link your clothes! You really are the best in the biz.

  25. Thanks Liz, cannot wait to get my box. Was there really a silver option for the earrings? I must of missed this. If anyone wants to swap, I would love to have them in silver too! Cheers.

  26. You look awesome!! I love this glam box. I’m a subscriber, but I didn’t get an earring choice, hope I get the gold though.

    • Joanna – I am too, and didnt see that option either.

    • Oh, whoops I am wrong! Updating!

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