Cate & Chloe is a monthly jewelry subscription box. Recently, they've updated their subscription box program—where before, they'd send two pieces of jewelry per month with a bonus item (sometimes) for $39.99, they now have several subscription levels to choose from:
Full VIP Status
3 pieces of jewelry + monthly bonus item = $39.99/month
Double the Fun
2 pieces of jewelry + monthly bonus item = $29.99/month
The Starter Package
1 piece of jewelry + monthly bonus item = $19.99/month
(with 3-month, 6-month, and 1-year options available at discounted rates for each)
Cate & Chloe kindly sent us this box to review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
This review is of the Full VIP Status, $39.99 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: Cate & Chloe VIP
The Cost: $39.99 per month with free shipping for the VIP box, though there are two other subscription levels available as well.
The Products:Depending on which plan you choose, you receive 1, 2, or 3 pieces of Cate & Chloe jewelry plus a bonus item every month. With the $39.99/month VIP box, you'll receive three pieces of jewelry and one bonus item each month.
Ships to: U.S., via USPS
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your Wish List or Subscription List!
The box is lined with pretty metallic gold crepe paper. Classy!
Inside the box, there are two info cards, which set the scene for the box and list out the included items. These items are aimed at adding some twinkle to the holiday season—and holiday parties!
Peyton "Royal" 18k Yellow Gold Plated Necklace - Value $59.00
This necklace is really minimalist, which makes it incredibly versatile. Score! I love items I can wear on numerous occasions, be it to work, to a party, or to the grocery store. Depending on how you style it, this necklace can go super sophisticated (with an LBD and some heels) or cool and contemporary (with a denim shirt and a cute suede skirt). How do I know? I've worn it with both in the past week!
The site says the chain is 7.5 inches long with an extra 2 inches to play around with using the lobster claw clasp. For me, this lays 2-3 inches below my collarbone. For as much as I've worn it, I'm happy that it's not tarnished at all. $59.00 still seems like a lot for what this simple necklace is, though.
Mallory 18k White Gold Plated Swarovski Earrings - Value $108.00
This set of earrings is another understated pick that I really like. When I buy earrings, I tend to be lured towards big, flashy, "special" earrings, and I rarely get something so classic and all-purpose. There's nothing these crystal earrings don't go with! I've worn them with everything from hoodies to nice dresses. They class things up without being too glamorous.
Part of the reason they work is that they're so dainty. See how small?
Okay, but price-wise? $108.00 for crystal earrings? Similar earrings on the Swarovski site are around $70.00. If they were all white gold, maybe. But as they're just white-gold plated, I feel like $108.00 is pretty steep.
Diana "Royal" Cuff Ring - Value $52.00
This ring is the perfect midpoint between cool, bohemian style and don't-mind-me-I'm-just-heading-to-the-champagne-bar chic! The gold is an eye-catching backdrop for the bitty crystal crisscrosses on this design, and I love the little droplets in the corners of each diamond.
This size 7 ring fit my ring finger pretty well, but I like wearing it on my pointer finger more.
This is a ring worth showing off, so I recommend wearing it in your cocktail-carrying hand!
Harvey Prince Signature Mini Roller, 8.8 ml - Value $23.00
I am in love with this organic rollerball fragrance! It's very floral and feminine, but there's a touch of something earthy and sensual that makes it more complex and modern.
I've been wearing this perfume everywhere. I do a little sweep on my wrists and behind my ears. A little goes a long way, so I can see even this small container going a long way. Most rollerballs I usually get are $25 or so, and this is about half the size of those.
Verdict: I really loved this Cate & Chloe box! As usual, I think some of the jewelry pieces feel a bit over-valued for what they are. This $39.99 box contains about $242.00 worth of items, going by Cate & Chloe's prices. That value seems quite high for what's here, but the $39.99 price of the box? That definitely seems fair for what you're getting. These pieces are really pretty and useful across multiple styles. And that fragrance rules! I could understand some people being disappointed if they're looking for something more distinctive in this box. To them I'd say, stay tuned! This box felt more simple than others I've received, so something more unique may be in the queue.
Which of these Cate & Chloe items do you like the most?