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Rachel Zoe Box of Style Fall 2016 Review + Coupon


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 black tissue paper.)



The Subscription Box: Box of Style by The Zoe Report

The Cost: $100

COUPON: Use code MSA25 to save $25 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, 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.



Brands also included coupon codes for Box of Style subscribers.




Donni Charm Wonder Cape – Value $197

This piece was made exclusively for Box of Style, and I think the color blocking makes this a classic piece. The cape/scarf is SUPER soft – exactly the type of material you want for anything you are wrapping yourself in! (It’s made in the USA – 55% Viscose, 38% Cotton, 5% Wool, 2% Spandex.)


B-Low The Belt Gatsby Wrap Belt – Value $105


This belt is made to be wrapped around your waist twice and then tied. It works well with the cape to give it a cinched look, and I’m excited to pair this with a lot of my simple maxi dresses to define the waist and give the pieces a bit of a new look.

UPDATE: This belt is leather, made in the USA, and measures 86 inches long (NOT counting the tassels).

Here is the cape paired with wrap belt:


This look pushes me out of my fashion comfort zone – and I like it!


I also tried styling the cape as a scarf, and I think this is going to be my go-to piece for the winter:


So cozy!


And while I can appreciate a bold look, the piece as a cape isn’t an everyday wear item for me, but as a scarf – definitely!

In these photos I’m also wearing this bracelet:


Rachel Zoe Tassel Bracelet – Value $95

Yes, to a Rachel Zoe Collection item in this box! I’ve been waiting for a Rachel Zoe item, and I hope this trend continues for future boxes. This bracelet is the right color and the right amount of tassel for me too. I can’t find this piece on Rachel’s site yet, but this fringe ring was just listed, and it is 14K gold plated, so I’m assuming the same is true for the bracelet.

(This bracelet is 7 inches long, with a 1-inch extension for a total length of 8 inches.)


Hollywood Fashion Secrets Lint Removing Sheets – Value $6


Every Box of Style comes with a styling tool, and this one might be my favorite, yet. These are super practical to put in my purse, as I usually realize I have lint all over myself once I arrive somewhere, and not right before I leave the house – so a lint roll at home is useless!


(This set is a 2 pack of 30 sheets each.)


IT Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil – Value $24


IT Cosmetics is one of my favorite beauty brands, and this pencil was the first item I ever sampled from the brand – it got me hooked! This shade is a universal taupe, and you can adjust the shade by how hard you press it. It’s a perfect eyebrow tool for me, and I love that their formulas are free of parabens, phthalates, and sulfates.


IT Cosmetics Vitality Lip Blush Hydrating Gloss Stain – Value $24

Subscribers will receive one of three shades. (I received the shade Mauve-O-Lous Darling.) Unlike the brow pencil, this lip gloss is new to me! In addition to being a gloss, this also provides a stain, so you get a lasting color even when the gloss is gone. This shade worked well for my skintone, and I like that the formula isn’t sticky – my major pet peeve when it comes to lip gloss!

Here are both shades swatched:


Verdict: As always, I’m really impressed with the value of Box of Style, how well everything works together, and I appreciate that Rachel Zoe and the editors at The Zoe Report never play it safe. I know I’m going to get items in this box that I won’t get in any other subscription! And it’s good to be pushed out of my fashion comfort zone a little bit! Plus, having IT Cosmetics in this box is an extra bonus for me – I absolutely love the brand!

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

FYI – this box is still available if you subscribe now – use coupon code MSABOSF10  to save $10 off your first box!


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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!

Posted in Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women, UK Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: curateur | 78 comments

Comments (78)

  1. Liz, where did you get your puffer jacket? I love it!

    • Anyone know? 🙂

  2. I didn’t purchase this because of the cape being too bold for me…but I love how you styled it as a scarf! That is how I wear my hat attack sarong too. 🙂 The bracelet is really cute.

  3. This box was a complete joy! The lip color choice was perfect because I got to select the color! I hope that this continues because with most make up products it has to fit your personal needs or it is a waste. Eyebrow pencil was again a nice choice. Bracelet is very nice and classic . I loved it!
    The cape was beautiful but the stark cream and black made it hard for me to get it to work. So I dyed it in black dye (prochem acid dye with vinegar set) because it had wool . It came out a beautiful dark gray. I washed it and threw it in dryer. Now I am much happier. It looks like a fall cape now instead of a Halloween costume.

  4. I got my first Box of Style today and I’m in LOVE! ?
    First off, the box itself is great! And the cape… it’s so soft and comfy, I literally just want to wear it 24-7. I bought the box just for the cape and I’m so so happy I did!
    I really like the bracelet too. I’ll probably swap the belt.

  5. Love love love Box of Style!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is the only sub box I still subscribe to and can never see myself canceling. I was not excited about the cape, but I am surprised I LOVE it! It is so soft and comfortable. I’ve gotten so many compliments on the bracelet so far! The tassle belt I could live without- and to be honest I am so sick of lip glosses/balms etc. But overall I do like this box.
    Did anyone lese receive a cute little notebook with an elephant on the front that says “never forget”? I think it was an extra gift added to mine?

    • I love BOS too! No cute elephant notebook for me, but yay you on that. Was there a note explaining it? That’s so great! Enjoy!

  6. Anybody still waiting on shipping notice? I feel like I was forgotten!

    • I still am as well. They double billed me for my yearly subscription so when I made them fix it I was wondering if something got screwed up.

    • I received my yearly one but I’m still waiting for shipping info on my seasonal account.

    • I was wondering the same thing. I still have not received a notice and its the 27th

  7. I’m not so thrilled with this box. The cape is very soft but the black and white blocking just looks weird on me…I feel like a vaudeville character and that I should have each half of my body made up and styled differently for a sketch.

    And the bracelet reminds me of the one pop sugar sent earlier this year only this time with tassle. It’d be fine if it was silver but I rarely wear gold (plated).

    I’m still figuring out the ins and outs of swap, but this may be a good way to jump in.

    However, that lip stain is everything. The mauve is the perfect color for me and it lasted through my coffee due to the stain. I probably could have discovered it a less expensive way, but it’s definitely going into heavy rotation. I just hope that Sephora starts carrying it now that they are carrying some of the I.T. line.

  8. Am I the only one incredibly disappointed by this box!? I signed up for the yearly subscription based on the brands she includes in her box like La Mer, Miansai, Cluse, Ouai, Luv AJ… What is this box? I wanted products that are ahead of the curve. I think by this point every woman has gotten on board with the brows trend. I don’t really need another brow product. The pieces in this box just look cheap. No matter what price tag you put on that bracelet, it just doesn’t compare to the very fashion forward Miansai and Luv AJ jewelry that was amazing in the other boxes.

    • I’m with ya on this box. I don’t care for it at all. I semi like the belt.

  9. Got mine today. Loving it all. I got the mauve gloss which is a pretty pink. I think it will beautiful with the pink Cargo blush and a dark eye look.

  10. I just got my box, and it’s AMAZING ! My favorite RZ box yet. I thought I wasn’t going to like the cape, but I absolutely love it. I also really love the belt and the bracelet, and was so excited to see them (I went spoiler-free except the cape and gloss stain).

    I may swap the eyebrow pencil and gloss stain, but only because I already have the exact same eyebrow pencil and a backup, and so many lipsticks already!

  11. I just got my box & I LOVE it!

  12. Absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE it all!!! Just received it in the mail and already I am wrapped up in the cape. I know everyone is sick of tassels but they are pretty on trend and this belt is so versatile due to it’s size. I knot mine like a tie, so it is easy to adjust. When I had my son take a picture for instagram he said the ensemble looked like something off a runway, pretty high praise from a 14 year old.
    For the lipgloss I didn’t choose a color and left it to chance, I ended up with the red and it is quite wearable for daytime and not sticky at all. The bracelet is also a great piece, that although I wouldn’t pay retail for, am happy to get in a box. But I feel that way about most costume jewelry. Everything else in the box is a great bonus. Once again, I’m beyond pleased with Zoe’s picks.

  13. This box is a SLAM DUNK. I’ve never considered this sub before, but your review totally sold me on signing up for the annual subscription. With your discount code, it comes to $85/box – if they are all as good as this one, that’s worth every penny.

    Even though I could go the rest of my life without needing another lip gloss or brow product thanks to subscription boxes, the rest of the items are so awesome I don’t even care. Especially pumped for the cape – that will be so perfect for traveling.

  14. I received my box today and this box is a win! Love the cape – it is super soft and it feels lux. I like the look on me as just a cape. Not too big – will be great for warmer weather and awesome for plane travel. I love this belt – it’s super long and I envision being able to use this in multiple ways. It feels very high quality to me and the tassels make a statement. The bracelet is cute – the scale is smaller than I expected but it’s a pretty piece that will go with a lot of things. I’m not a lip gloss person so this is the only miss in the box for me but that’s okay – my girls will love it for dress up. The brow pencil is great. Every time I wear something from Box of Style, I get compliments. Great job Team Zoe and nice photos Liz modeling the goods!

  15. It’s here! Was so excited to get my box today. Love the cape even more in person and after trying it on. It’s super soft, and I love the tassle belt with it like Liz shows in her pic. (Thanks, Liz!) The belt is a nice soft leather, and I tried it with the cropped jeans I had on also, and it looked great. The Rachel bracelet looks so cute on. I have super skinny wrists, so I have trouble with bracelets, but this hangs great on the tightest loop. Bigger wrists have that great extender. Love it’s antique look. And, IT Cosmetics is my absolute favorite. I have prematurely aging skin due to anti-rejection meds, and this line is the greatest. Hope everyone loves their box as much as I do! Yay, Fall! Can’t wait for the winter box.

  16. Received my box today, and once again, much happier with it in person. The cape is cool looking to me and has a nice length and feel to it. I could see wearing it by itself, with the belt or as a scarf in the winter. Too bad it’s dry clean only though. I picked the Wine Berry Flush for my lip color and it’s pretty. You can also wear it as a stain on your cheeks and I like the flush it gives. My lips feel moisturized, so that’s a plus. They said Wine Berry is a good color for fall, but I will probably use it in the winter. Everything will get used in this box.

  17. They did a nice job with this one.

  18. I didn’t think they could top the Summer Box, but dang was I wrong. This box is perfect. I’m still a little scared that the cape is out of my comfort zone, but using it as a scarf is an awesome idea. You look amazing, Liz!!

    • Thanks so much, Jackie! I was worried about the cape being out of my comfort zone, too! I think you’ll love the box, and it’s SO cozy as a scarf, so even if you don’t end up wearing it as a cape I think you’ll be happy! 🙂

      • Hi Liz! I checked out some other folks wearing the cape and was wondering why yours looks shorter? Did you fold it in half? Thank you for all of your wonderful reviews!

  19. I’m not sure about the cape but I ordered the box based on everything else. My first BOS!

    • Yay for your first BOS! Hope you love it! 🙂

  20. First RZ Box that I am keeping EVERY item.

    • Awesome!! ?

    • ME TOO!!!!!!!!! I can’t wait to get home today and open it 🙂

      • So jealous that you already have yours! Mine’s been in Ohio for the past couple of days. Can’t wait to get it!

  21. I love the whole thing, and really ladies, all of you CAN pull off the cape! I’m super casual now that I’m mostly retired, but throw that cool cape on over some distressed denim and a cool tshirt w some jewelry and you are good to go. I’ll rock my keds, or my boots with that cape. ☺️

  22. Thumbs down. Just got my shipping notification and was curious but I’m so not looking forward to my box now. Am I the only one that thinks this hero item and the caftan in the summer was hideous (why I didn’t sub back then). This was my first month subscribing based on loving the look of past boxes and I don’t think I’ll use anything here except maybe the $6 lint wipes. Happy to sell the whole box unopened if it sells out on Rachel Zoe’s site and this is your style but her boxes don’t seem to suit me anymore. ?

  23. I’m excited for this box. Crazy value and I’ll actually use all of the items.

  24. The BOS is one of the best bargains around. The items are different and very on trend. She is an amazing stylist and it is such a treat for her to style for me! I can see if you are not a fashionista, that this may be out of your comfort zone. But, it is one of my 2 favorites and just keeps getting better. It cosmetics are mostly what I a big hit there! Love the review from Liz! You are looking great! Thanks for all you do!

    • I think the thing I like most about the cape is that it takes me out of my comfort zone and if I end up not using it as a cape, I came use it as a scarf – which is SO easy to pull off! I love all the options!

    • Thanks so much, Candie! Glad to hear you use IT Cosmetics, too!

  25. First box of style I won’t be receiving and not one itty bitty bit of fomo.

  26. Love how you styled the belt with the cape, Liz! And I agree that it would go well with maxi dresses as well.

  27. Hmm not my favorite box, but I appreciate the curation and value. This year has been a bit of a miss for me (and for most judging by boxes still being available) so I’m hoping winter will be a bounce back.

  28. This box is still for sale so don’t be fooled by people saying they’ll sell for cost plus shipping! You can get it straight from RZ with no ship cost

    • And with a 10.00 off coupon.

    • Thank you for saying this. If the box was sold out or people are selling individual items, that’s one thing. No way I’d buy from someone in comments when availability exists.

  29. Love this box! I think it’s going to be my favorite BOS to date. Can’t wait until it arrives.

    • Yay!!! 🙂

  30. Not feeling this box. I will sale unopened for price of box and shipping.

  31. Liz, the cape looks great on you. The only thing that would have made the picture better was if you were wearing the RZ sunnies from the summer box. I am really looking forward to the belt. I have 2 dresses from just fab that would look terrific belted.

    • Thanks, Connie! You are so right – I should have grabbed those shades instead! Next time! 🙂

  32. I’m also really excited to get a piece from Rachel Zoe’s collection! I got a pair of her earrings when she sent out the gift card last winter, and then promptly lost one of them – and I’m SO sad because they were absolutely beautiful and great quality and were out of stock when I went to her website to consider buying them again. So I’m betting this bracelet is going to feel high quality as well.

    I just got my shipping notice so I’m hopeful That I get my box next week!

  33. Can’t wait for my box!

  34. Liz you look great in the cape. I love how you styled it.

  35. Liz, the cape look from the first picture looks sooo great on you. Really, it’s young, it’s vibrant, it’s just a tiny bit edgy, you look great. Wear it.

  36. So excited, I can’t wait to get mine! I’m most excited for the bracelet and I love how the belt looks with the cape on you Liz! I’m excited to try that look:)

  37. Liz, you look amazing in everything. You make me want to buy ALL of the boxes lol. I couldn’t get this box because the white dog hair would ruin the black half of the cape and my kids would ruin the white, but I love it with the belt.

  38. Liz– quick question: do you know the cape/scarf dimensions? And when you’re wearing it as a scarf, do you have all if the fabric around your neck? I think I’ll live it if it works as a scarf, but not so much if it’s a cape. I’m not that stylish 😉 !

  39. How long is the bracelet?

    • Yes! This! I want to swap for the bracelet but I need to know if it’ll fit my 7.5″ wrist first! Because I LOVE it! (I’m still cool with the tassles. 😉 )

      • I’ve got other pieces from RZ that will fit that size wrist, my daughter is 8″ wrist and they fit her. I think you’ll be ok…

    • It measures 7 inches with a 1 inch extension chain – so 8 inches total. Hope that helps!

      • Thank you!!! 🙂

  40. Thanks so much for the amazing review, Liz! I must admit that I wasn’t really excited for the box when I saw the spoilers (I bought when the cape was released as the hero item) but, after your review, I have changed my mind and am really looking forward to the box! I always look forward to your reviews. Thanks again!

  41. Can’t wait to get my first BOS! I’m so excited for the cape and bracelet!

    And everything looks so awesome on you Liz – you can tell that you love the items bc you look so happy !

  42. This is my first box that I’m just not feeling any of the items. Will happily sell for cost plus shipping ([email protected])

    • The coupon code says it’s expired. :'(

      • Nevermind! You have to click on Liz’s link for it to work!

      • Updated the post with the code: MSABOSF10

        That should work for you. Sorry about that!

      • Thanks Liz, it absolutely did work!

  43. I’d love to swap for or buy the belt from someone who doesn’t like it!

    • The belt is the one thing I don’t think will work for me so I’ll more than likely be swapping it. But won’t know until I get my box… which is hopefully soon bc I’m so excited!

  44. Your photos displaying the items are just gorgeous. I really liked the spoilers and seeing it all set out and put on, I love it even more. I can not wait for mine!
    I put in for the darker lip color and regretted it because i couldnt go back and change. I wish i chose the red one. I hope its wearable. Seeing how light the pink one is tho compared to the original pics, i think it will be ok.

    • There’s a video on the BoS site that has 3 different girls with different skin tones trying on each of the glosses and they all looked pretty on each girl. I was surprised by how wearable the darkest one appeared. I chose the mauve, but I’m actually hoping I can swap for the other two.

      • Thank you so much!!! Ill go find the video. I feel much better now. I really regretted my choice right after when i saw a pic on line that made it look like and opaque wine color. Id never pull that off.

  45. Anyone else seriously over tassels yet?

    Still just me?

    Okay then. I’ll wait.

    • Hahahahaha. yes.

    • Mos definitely no just you. I’ve been over tassels since middle school. Seriously!

    • I’ve been feeling that way about bucket bags as well, but according to all the fashion mags and fashonistas, I’m wrong about that as well.

  46. Love all of it. I am Not stylish enough to pull off the cape but it all looks fabulous! 🙂

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