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Rachel Zoe Box of Style Summer 2016 Subscription Box Review

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The Rachel Zoe Box of Style from The Zoe Report is a subscription box from Rachel Zoe. I am a huge fan and love her taste, so I 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 black tissue paper.)


The Subscription Box: Box of Style by The Zoe Report

The Cost: $100

COUPON: Use coupon code MSABOS10 to save $10 off your first box!

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

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.


Brands also included coupon codes for Box of Style subscribers.


LUV AJ Open Crescent Ring + Pave Tusk Lariat Exclusive Set – Value $190

This is the hero item in the box! (Each season, The Zoe Report releases their hero item for the upcoming box – usually the item alone is worth more than the entire cost of the box.)

Here are both pieces:


And here is a better look at the necklace:



It’s a very-well made piece, and goes perfectly with my preference for delicate gold jewelry. (I’m wearing the necklace in the last picture in this review, too, so you can see what it looks like on!)


And here is the ring on:



More pave crystals! And it’s open, so you can adjust the size!


YHF Los Angeles Cashton Brown Sunglasses – Value $40

These sunglasses were such a great surprise in the box! Since we already knew the jewelry set and swim coverup were going to be in the box, I wasn’t expecting another accessory!

I like the gold metal and tortoiseshell accents too. Here is a better look at the tortoiseshell:



OUAI Haircare Wave Spray – 1.7 oz Value $8.90

This spray was one of the spoiled items, and I was very interested in trying out the OUAI brand after I saw the Facebook Live Video with Rachel Zoe and Jen Atkin discussing the OUAI line.

The wave spray is more scented than I expected (think of it as part hair perfume), but the scent didn’t bother me.

I tried this out on dry hair and I was immediately impressed with the volume it added – serious volume and waves pretty much instantly! I’m going to try it on wet hair tonight with the dream turban in this box – I’ll update with the results tomorrow!


Juice Beauty Green Apple SPF 15 Brightening Moisturizer – Value $38

Juice Beauty is one of my favorite beauty brands! I love that they use organic ingredients – it’s especially important with skincare items I’ll be applying directly to my face!

This moisturizer absorbs quickly enough, and I just love the signature green apple scent!


DreamDry The Dream Turban – Value $30

In each box, Rachel includes one of her go-to styling tools. (Think fashion tape, blotting sheets, etc.) They are always super useful to me, but usually not that exciting.

But that has changed with this box – I’m so excited about this turban! Here is how you use it:


You can use your blowdryer on your hair once it is in the dream turban, or let it air dry with the turban on. Rachel gave her tips, too:

I use this DreamDry Turban every time I wash my hair – I even travel with it. I love that I can throw it on before bed and wake up with smooth, frizz-free hair. Sometimes I even use it with a conditioner or oil, then wrap it up for a deep-conditioning treatment.


And I’m happy to report that this is SUPER comfortable on – I was thinking I wouldn’t be able to sleep it in, but after putting it on I didn’t want to take it off!


Michael Stars Pastel Gardens Coverup – $58 Value

This coverup is exactly as bold as I was expecting after seeing the spoiler pictures! I normally don’t wear bright colors, but this seems appropriate for the summer/beach, and my bathing suit is basic black, so I guess I can afford to mix it up a little!

The material is lightweight and sheer, so it won’t take up much room at all in your beach bag. It’s 100% polyester and dry clean only. (I’m taking dry clean only as a challenge – I think putting this in the gentle cycle on cold and letting it hang dry will work.)

And I was fortunate enough to be at the beach this weekend with family and friends, so I was able to actually try everything from this box at the proper locale! Here I am with the sunglasses, jewelry, beach wave hair, and coverup:


Our dog Buckles was not feeling this picture! (I’m still a little hesitant about posting pictures of myself wearing things in reviews – so any tips for posing are welcome!)

Verdict: I think the Summer 2016 Box of Style is a perfect summer box. It feels special, resort-ready, and there are no filler items! The retail value of this box is about $365. I like that it pushed me out of my fashion comfort zone a bit with the cover up, included some fabulous staples (Juice Beauty SPF – I can never have enough of you), and introduced me to some new brands as well!

What do you think of the Summer 2016 Box of Style? What item are you most excited about?

FYI – this box is still available if you subscribe now – use coupon code MSABOS10 to save $10 off your first box!

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. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. I was expecting to see you with long hair! You definitely look amazing and obviously we all wish you would model more of the items. What great timing to receive your box!

  2. So glad I bailed. The only thing I liked was the towel turban and I already have a cheaper version of it.

    ENOUGH with the Juice Beauty Moisturizers and hair waves sprays. Anyone else tired?!

    You do look great though!!!

    • I’m tired of the Juice Beauty and hope to never see it in a sub box again! Lol I know it’s harsh, but I don’t even keep the products anymore. I don’t think they’re that great and just tired of them.

      • I just tried some foil samples I had gotten awhile ago, and it made my face as red as a tomato! It was the blemish one so maybe it was just to harsh for my skin, but boy did it burn!

      • I’m with you on Juice. I know a lot of people love them but I’ve gotten a weird skin reaction with a couple of their products so now I just swap them immediately!

  3. I thought I would regret not getting this box but, I don’t. I’ve been with RZ since the beginning but I’m tired of getting jewelry and bags that break after wearing/using a couple of times and miscellaneous items I can’t use or gift away. I’m an African American woman with locs. Anything she offers for hair 9x out of 10 I can’t use. I did love it but, I guess the honeymoon is over now.

    • I’ve been with RZ since the first box as well. All the jewelry, handbags, sunglasses, etc. get lots of use and nothing has “broke” or “worn out”. Sounds a little dramatic. Unsub if you want but the items in her boxes are hardly cheaply made.

  4. Agreed!

    You look gorgeous, Liz ?

  5. Awesome box and great review! Thanks for modeling everything.

  6. You look awesome! You posed beautifully. (Love me some Buckles, even when he’s not looking at the camera!)

    • Thank you so much! I think Buckles is my go-to “prop” 🙂

      • For sure ! You look amazing ! You should show us more pictures on future sub boxes ! Anyway , I received my box today …. WOW! I get a lot of boxes, high end ones included , this was my first Rachel Zoe, I subscribed based on your past reviews and once again you did not steer my wrong ! I think this is my all time fav box !!! My daughter got the wrap , ( she is 18, tall and thin) she loved it so much when I pulled it out I didn’t even bother trying it on . She said she would wear it multiple ways . I was surprised she liked it , I thought it was for us grown up’s. She also loved the sunglasses and when she put them on I couldn’t deny her ?She looked like a movie star ! I love making her happy , and the good news is I didn’t open the jewelry in front of her . I am so happy !!!!!! I love the necklace and ring so much , they are so unique and bold yet still feminine . I am like you with my preference for simple, understated jewelry , however this set is the most beautiful I have seen !!! Nobody is getting this from me. So win win win!!!! Daughter is extremely happy, I am extremely happy , I think this box to me, has the highest value of all my boxes ! Including Luxor… Thank you for showing me the world of sub boxes again . I feel like it is Christmas 10 days a month and I am loving it ! So blessed to share with my loved ones and have some wonderful new items for myself ! Can’t wait for the next Rachel Zoe box ? Wish she curated one every month !!!

  7. You look great, love you hair!!!

    • Thanks so much! 🙂 I think I’m finally ready to embrace the beach hair trend!

  8. Wow Liz; I don’t know why you ever hesitated to model jewelry and clothes from your subs, you are absolutely beautiful! That cover up is hard to pull off but it looks gorgeous on you. You are as beautiful outside as you are inside 🙂

    • Thank you so much, Anna! I’ll try to ease in front of the camera more – everyone is so kind and encouraging! 🙂

  9. I agree with everyone else… You look fabulous!! And just like that I reordered this box before I even finished reading the comments.

    • Aw thank you! And I hope you love the box too! I think it is fab! 🙂

      • So ridiculously fab! Again , I love this box more than any box ever ! And they are correct , you are killing it in that cover up ! Not easy to do . Would love to see more modeling from you .

  10. I’d like to trade the Michael Stars coverup for last summer’s Mara Hoffman sarong if anyone is down!

  11. You look great! Perfect box for vacation!

    • Thanks! And I agree – this box definitely has a vacation/resort vibe!

  12. You look gorgeous! I don’t think you need any tips!

    • Thanks so much, Amy! 🙂

  13. It is great to see a picture of you. You are beautiful! Please don’t be shy to share pics of your self with the items because you look great!

    • Thanks so much, Lori. I really appreciate the encouragement! I’m going to try putting myself more in reviews moving forward 🙂

  14. Great review! I love this box! Glad I ordered it. I haven’t received tracking yet so I’m sad. I’m wondering if the sunglasses will vary. Anyone know?

    • The booklet lists and pictures this specific pair, so I’m assuming there will be no variation. Hope that helps!

  15. You look gorgeous! Best ad for Rachel Zoe box ever. If anyone wants to swap their hair turban (or two) let me know!! I’ll come off vacation mode for it!

  16. Wow you are so beautiful Liz! You should definitely post more photos.loving the backdrop ❤️

    • Thanks so much! Wish I could keep this backdrop! 😉

  17. Definitely a nice box but worried the cover up won’t fit a size 12 short girl 🙁

    • Not sure if this helps, but I’m a size 8/10 large, and 5’7″, and the coverup didn’t go all the way to the ground on me. Fingers crossed it fits you perfectly!

      • Ah, I was just about to ask how tall you are so I could get an idea of how the coverup would hang on me (I’m two inches shorter!). The pose is perfect. Also, there should be a new rule that Buckles must appear at least once in every Liz or Eric review! ?

        Great review!

      • I always trust your comments and thoughts on everything Liz since I’m also fair skinned and we seem to have the same tastes in things! Now I learn we’re even the same size!! Too funny! So your reviews are even more made for me! You totally sold me on this box and I got it ordered as fast as my fingers could enter my info. Don’t ever feel shy about modeling. You’re gorgeous. It always helps to see stuff on real people anyway! Oh and we have the Cairn thing in common too, lol!

      • Hi Liz! What would you say the max size this cover up would fit? Love it but just don’t want to look silly in something that’s supposed to be loose fitted and have it skin tight on me?

        • I was so looking forward to this item, but it is a total fail. It doesn’t work on me at all. My mom tried it on as well, and looked dumpy on both of us, from the fit to the colors. It’s not figure flattering at all. 🙁 🙁 Trying to figure out what to do with it; give it to someone else, sell it, or put it up for trade.

      • I’m a plus size gal and I was amazed to find it fit me. Form-fitting, but I can wear it and it looks good. I’m very pleased, as I think the cover up is very pretty

    • I’m a size 16 and it fits my large tush. I’m pleasantly surprised.

      • Me too!!! I was concerned, but it looks great–I even feel like it looks slimming. Whole box was a win for me.

        • what bra size are you all? I’m a 40DDD and a 16 and I want this to fit me really badly

          • I’m a 40DD and size 16 and it fits me with room to spare, though not as flowy as on a thinner girl. Still looks good!

  18. You look so pretty, Liz, and I love this review! Awesome how it’s the perfect setting, too!

    • Thank you so much! ❤️ And I definitely lucked out with the beach background!

  19. You look great liz ! I am super excited to get this box. Do u ( or anyone else) know if the cover up is loose enough to fit a very busty girl ( 38fff) ? Thats the only thing i am worried about. I am pretty full of sunnies, so i will prob put them up for swap.

    • Thanks, Sarah! I found the entire piece to be very loose fitting, so I’m thinking the top portion may be a bit more fitted on you, but it hopefully should still fit and look great. I hope that helps a little. Let us know if it works for you when you get the box! 🙂

    • I’m a 42H and it fits me

      • I am size 18, 42 DDD. It fit me with room to spare! So happy!

  20. Liz, you look amazing!! So glad you got up the courage to post your own photos.

    I’m going to try and swap for the sea spray (Liz sold me on it), the glasses, and the hair turban! I don’t think I could pull off the coverup, but I bet a bunch of you ladies will look wonderful in it 🙂

    • Thank you, Alex! Everyone here is so encouraging and kind – it will definitely help me do this more in future reviews 🙂

    • I have the sunglasses and wouldn’t mind swapping! I’ve never done this so I’m not sure what I would be swapping for l? Lol

  21. Liz, you are beautiful!!! Omg! Please continue posting photos of you in the reviewed clothes, you look great! You just sold this box

  22. You look awesome! And the beautiful beach backdrop doesn’t hurt, either. I swear I like the coverup better on you than in the spoiler. I notice that you’re hardly ever wearing nail polish in your reviews, though. I think that’s funny, since you must have more bottles of nail polish than almost anyone else on the planet with all the boxes that you get!

  23. WOW! You are beautiful! I didn’t know who was in the photo and thought it was either a new blogger or a model. Not sure why you feel shy and you are styling this outfit wonderfully!

    I love this box and cannot wait to get it! I hope you will be modeling some of your GT clothes soon.

    Finally, I agree on the little profile photo, I like your photo above better. You look younger in hipper in the photo above and yes, you will look back and realize how pretty you were!

  24. Wow! This is a total homerun in my book….everything perfect for summer! The sunglasses are a fun surprise.

    And I agree with everyone else…Liz you look summerly awesome!!!

  25. Liz, I think you just sold the box. I might have to un-hold my account…lol!! I would love the turban and hair spray if anyone wants to swap with me! Thanks!!

  26. Liz, you look awesome! So much so, you should send thar pic to RZ. I’m sure she”ll love it! ?

  27. Liz, you look fabulous!!! Your pose was natural and you showcased all the items beautifully no tips needed for you! The cover up is gorgeous and you achieved the beach wave hair. I didn’t think much of the jewelry pieces displayed in the review but once in they are gorgeous.

  28. First of all, you seriously do look fab, Liz. You somehow simultaneously look super cute and super cool. And I agree with nana: you should change your profile pic. You look like you’re apologizing for something in that older pic, but in every other picture I’ve seen of you, you look like awesomely cool and interesting and very pretty!

    As for the box… I think this is another example of a really good box that just isn’t for me. The cover-up wouldn’t fit (I am plus size), the sunnies shape is a bad one for me, I’m not a huge fan of Juice Beauty, and my experience with lariat-style necklaces like this one tells me that they don’t work on me. I love the ring but am not sure it would fit on my giant man-hands. I think I wanna swap for the turban, though.

  29. You look great! Perfect weekend for you to review it based on the great picture! I wish I would have picked this box up.

    • You can still get it for $10.00 off with the coupon link in Liz’s review.

    • I just got the box and wouldn’t mind swapping a few items if there was something you were interested in particular!

  30. You look stunning!

  31. Liz – what size do you think is the maximum for that cover up? It looks so great on you!

    • I was disappointed when I saw the caftan spoiler because I was sure it wouldn’t fit me. “One size” sometimes means “not my size!” But I’m a size 16, 42dd bust, pretty much straight up and down figure, 48″ hips – which is mostly tummy 🙁 – and it looks great on me and fits nicely! I love it!

  32. Liz u look so damn fab! Those sunnies look amazing!!! U and Buckles should continue making appearances in pix! Love!! Enjoy ur vacay!

  33. Liz! You look so pretty!

  34. Until I scrolled down far enough to see Buckles I thought that was another promotional shot. You look really nice. The sunglasses are great on your face. And you totally pull off the cover up.

    It does look like these items were selected with you in mind.

  35. Love to see you posing. You look great!

  36. You look great:) I love this box! Mine is arriving on Thursday – yea!
    Love the sunglases, turban, cream, hair salt spray, caftan – I probably will just swap the necklace – might keep the ring.

  37. OMG! I love you posing! You look great!!!! At 5’4″, I was worried about the length and I am feeling better it now!!!! Please keep posing!! You really look very pretty!!!!!
    I can’t wait till I get my box! (Wish I could wear sunglasses! I like those, too!!)

  38. YOU LOOK AMAZING! I need that coverup!!!


  40. I love everything! You look gorgeous Liz! I cannot wait for my box! I am so looking forward to everything! Box of style is my favorite sub!

  41. No posing tips necessary, Liz, you look great in everything! I wouldn’t have been able to use the sunglasses as I wear rx shades, but everything else in the box looks great… I have a little FOMO going on here… 😀

    • Thanks, Mary! It’s definitely a great, summery box! ?

  42. This box is great. I can’t wait to get mine. I actually love everything!!!

    • Yay! ? So happy to hear you love it too!

  43. At first glance I actually thought that your picture was one of the model shots! 😀 I only subbed to this box for the first year but this one seems pretty good– I like it better than what I saw for the Spring box!

    • Oh, Nancy, you are too kind! 🙂

  44. I was thinking of swapping the cover up but now that I have seen it on you, I think I might keep it!!

    That is a recommendation for your posing abilities 🙂

    • Thanks! I hope the coverup works well for you too! 🙂

      • Have you tried washing it yet? I just got mine in and love it. Seems crazy though to make a dry clean only piece of apparel that is likely to get sweaty, wet, sandy or in salt water! This needs to be a wash and go item. Just curious how it turned out in the washing machine??

        • I’m pretty embarrassed to admit how behind I am on laundry… I will try to wash it this week and get back to you! 🙂

  45. Liz, you need to change your portrait. You look so much hipper, cooler and younger in RL (like in the photo you at the beach), that on your little portrait.

    That said, this box seems made for you. Everything looks awesome on you! I don’t know if you were wearing the wave spray as well, but your hair looks great too.

    Please keep modeling! Believe me, as you grow older, you’ll appreciate looking back at these photos of you on your prime!

    • I agree-at first I was like “that’s liz?!” No offense to Liz but in her profile pic I thought she was in her 40s Ooops! She definitely looks fabulous and I agree she should flaunt herself more!!

      • Thanks, Brandie! I will try to take a new profile pic soon 🙂

    • ” hipper, cooler and younger” – THANK YOU nana! 🙂 I guess I need to change that profile pic! 😉

      • Well, let’s just say that when I see your little photo I think of a sweet lady, who probably likes crafts, teaches Sunday School and refrains from coarse language.

        Your other picture suggests a cool chick, that can take a dirty joke and be a blast to have drinks with. 🙂

  46. You look great! Jealous of your beach vacation! 🙂

    That said, so glad I cancelled before this box. Not a single item that interests me.

    • I second all of this. No regrets for canceling this season. I have a pixie cut so wave spray and turban are useless to me and the rest just didn’t wow me, with the exception of the cover-up, which is gorgeous, but not big enough. I hope I want to jump back in for fall though, because I generally love this box.

  47. The cover up looks great on you!

    • Thank you!! 🙂

  48. amazing posing. you look fantastic! thank you for doing it! I was so worried we wouldn’t see the coverup since away from the form. So happy to see it on! Great review!

    • sunglasses look great on you too! seems like a versatile shape!

      • Thank you! And yes, I think the sunglasses are pretty versatile despite looking unique when I first pulled them out of the box! 🙂

  49. I’m glad I ordered this box, Only thing I won’t use is the Ouai because my hair + salt doesn’t work. Can’t wait to try juice beauty, this will be my first product from the brand.

    • This wave spray is actually no-salt! Maybe it will be perfect for you! Fingers crossed 🙂

  50. Everything looks just wonderful on you! No one could have pulled off that coverup better. This was the perfect summer box. My tip for photos: Always include Buckles 🙂 he is the cherry on top!

    • Aw, thank you so much, Mallory! And “always include Buckles” is pretty much my life motto, so I think I can incorporate that into all picture taking! 😉

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