Cate & Chloe Subscription Box Review + Coupon – May 2017
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 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.
LIMITED TIME DEAL: Use code MSAUNCONDITIONALVIP35 to save 35% off any month-to-month subscription!
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
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Whenever I get a box like this, my mentality is usually “Well, if I don’t love something, I’ll gift it to someone who will love it.” But this is the first time where the box itself explicitly suggested gifting the items away! Unfortunately, I don’t think the pieces in this box are quite my mom’s style… Luckily, they’re up my alley!
Here’s the little info card that came in the box.
And here’s the product list! I love the understated, sophisticated vibe of Zara’s clothing, but I’ll be honest that I don’t have a lot of experience with their accessories. I really like rose-gold metals, so I’m eager to put these pieces on and give ’em a try.
Cate & Chloe VIP uses these cute, bow-tied boxes to package their products. Love it!
Zara “Radiant” Sterling Silver 18k Rose Gold Plated Swarovski Necklace – Retail Price $162.00
This simple necklace has a great pinkish tint to it. It’s almost more copper-toned than rose gold, but I like it regardless.
The chain length is 16 inches but extends to 18. It sits a bit higher on me than I’d like—I wish there were about 2 inches more length that would let it sit more squarely in the center of my décolletage.
I do love that the quality of the metal means this look didn’t immediately turn my neck green like so many other necklaces tend to!
Zara “Radiant” Sterling Silver 18k Rose Gold Plated Swarovski Stud Earrings – Retail Value $146.00
This box also contains a set of earrings with the same color and design as the necklace’s pendant.
I’m not the biggest fan of the two crystals along the edge of these earrings (nor the necklace’s pendant). Something about it makes the design feel kind of dated to me… but not so much that I won’t wear the heck out of these versatile earrings!
The earrings are pretty simple and small, which makes them easy to incorporate into any outfit. I have a pretty casual style day-to-day, so I like having simple stud earrings like these to help me look and feel more “finished.”
Elise “Dignified” Rose Gold Bracelet – Retail Value $125.00
This bracelet isn’t technically part of the Zara “set”, but its rose-gold finish definitely coordinates.
The bracelet has a clip that you unhook to open and close it. It’s really more like a bangle with a closure, which means it’s pretty easy to put on yourself. (No awkwardly holding a chain in place while you try to secure a lobster claw clasp, just to have the chain slip out of place… UGH!)
Again, though, I feel like the design is a little dated to me. I think it’s a bit because of the shape (it feels a tad ’80s to me) and partly because of the black crystals—set against the pink, coppery metal, the black feels a bit harsh.
But again, it’s a pretty good go-to if I need an easy way to bring sparkle to an outfit. I’ll probably hang on to it for now, but if I see any friends really light up when they see it, I might also just offer it to them, haha!
Bonus Item: L’Ange Hair Replenish Detangling Conditioning Spray, 4.5 oz – Value $17.00
The bonus item this month is a purse-ready spray bottle of detangling conditioning spray with a bunch of natural ingredients involved. Obviously, my hair is super short, so I don’t do much styling nor deal with many tangles. But as you can also tell, I’ve been using my short hair moment as an excuse to test drive all of my most daring hair color dreams. My last bold color is finally fading out, and I’m left with bleach blonde strands that love TLC like this spray on conditioner. It has a great, fresh, summery scent and left my hair feeling softer and happier after working in a few spritzes. This won’t be my only conditioning product, but it’ll be nice to have in a pinch (think after spending an afternoon in the hair-zapping summer sun).
Verdict: In my experience, Cate & Chloe has a more conservative style than I’d typically look for in a jewelry subscription. That said, I’ve gotten so much use out of so many of their products, just because they’re so simple and versatile. I don’t know how much wear the bracelet will get, but I’ve already worn the stud earrings and necklace multiple times. They really just blend seamlessly into so many looks, and the rose-gold finish keeps them looking on-trend. The one thing I’m never sure of with this subscription is whether the prices for the items are fair or not. Going by the Cate & Chloe prices, there’s $450.00 of value in this box—that seems a little high, right? Especially since the box is only $39.99 (shipping for the VIP box is free)? That $39.99 feels really fair to me, but I would caution that while the items you get are nicer quality, they might not be upwards-of-$500 nice!
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