Gina Louise Bling Box Subscription Review + Coupon – Aug 2016
Gina Louise is a boho-chic fashion and accessory brand that recently began offering a monthly subscription styling service called the “Bling Box.” I love all things boho, so I was excited to have the opportunity to try them out!
Gina Louise kindly sent us this box to review. (Check out our review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Gina Louise Bling Box
The Cost: $49 styling fee, credited towards any purchase
COUPON: Save 50% off your first box with code MSA50!
The Products: A variety of boho apparel items and accessories hand picked for you by your stylist
Ships to: US
Good to know: Gina Louise offers sizes XS to 3XL. I love when they offer extended sizes! Hooray!
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
This letter was included in my box this month. This month’s clothes were chosen for a sightseeing vacation! It has a nice image of everything she chose for me at the bottom. That’s a nice touch.
Here’s a little bit about how this subscription works. Basically, you pay your styling fee and receive your box full of clothes and accessories. You have three days to decide what you would like to keep and what you want to return. They send a return envelope so you can send back anything you don’t want to keep, and the postage is pre-paid so you don’t have to pay to return things. You’re charged for what you do keep. It’s that simple!
This is my invoice for the package. The retail prices are listed, but as a Bling Box member, I get a special VIP discounted price on the items sent. If I choose to keep everything in the box, I get a 20% discount on the whole thing. And of course, my styling fee is deducted from whatever I decide to keep. My styling fee is listed as $20, as you can see. Once you have been a Bling Box member for three months, your styling fee is dropped from $49 down to $20. That’s awesome! In this case, the original retail price for all the items was $459. If I keep everything in the box, my outstanding cost is only $222.40!
This is new! Gina included a tape measure this month with a request for measurements! She plans to keep everyone’s measurements on file to help them determine best fit. What a great idea!
This month’s package also included a gift from my stylist. She knows I am a musician, so she sent me this cute music bookmark. That was a really thoughtful gift!
Beige Ballet Flats – Price to keep $39
These shoes are listed as “Peep Toe Beige Heels” on my invoice, so I don’t really know what that’s all about. These shoes are so pretty! They’re not a good width on me, though, so I think I will have to send these back. Even if they weren’t, high-top shoes are generally not flattering on my short, chunky legs.
Travelers Cross Body Bag – Price to keep $35
This cute bag has an adjustable length strap. I usually carry bigger bags, but this one might be good for going out. It is definitely (just) big enough for my phone, keys, wallet, and lip gloss. Now for a new feature of my styling reviews:
Russian Gold Boho Necklace – Price to keep $24
This is so pretty! I love the detailing on the pendant, and I love the vintage feel. The tassels hang a big low for my tastes, but with a modest blouse it could be quite sexy without being too overt.
Straw Hat – Price to keep $24
I love the idea of hats, but I don’t think they look very good on me. I’m happy that this one is big enough for my head, though! It could definitely be useful for keeping the sun out of my eyes, too.
Olive Drape Blouse – Price to keep $38
This blouse is kind of confusing to me. I’m not even 100% sure I’m wearing it right! I think it might be too big, but I’m not sure. I don’t think it’s very flattering on me, unfortunately.
Jersey Maxi Skirt – Price to keep $38
I love this skirt, though! It’s so soft and light and comfortable! I don’t know if I would have chosen this color for myself, but it’s a nice neutral, and now that I have it on I am really digging it!
Italian Silk Blend 2-Piece Sweater – Price to keep $50
This tunic is listed as a 2-piece item, so my first question is:
Haha! I really like this for fall, actually. Its not too hot and I like the color and length a lot.
Organic Poncho – Price to keep $50
I love this poncho! I actually don’t think I’ve ever had one before. It has such an awesome boho vibe! It’s super soft and comfy, and wow, it really does hide my whole body. Hooray! I can’t wait for the weather to cool off so I can wear this constantly.
Verdict: I really enjoy my Gina Louise Bling Box, and I totally look forward to it every month! I think she puts together such great looks, and I can always count on getting really unique pieces. The prices are also quite reasonable!
I hope you enjoyed the new poll feature! Please feel free to answer honestly, you won’t hurt my feelings a bit. I will probably keep the poncho no matter what, though!
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