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Pinup In A Pack Subscription Box Review – December 2017

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Pinup In A Pack December 2017 box closed

Pinup in a Pack is monthly jewelry and accessory subscription box that is personally curated and hand selected just for you. With every box, you get three or four retro vintage-inspired pieces. 

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

Pinup In A Pack December 2017 review

About Pinup in a Pack

The Subscription Box: Pinup in a Pack

The Cost: $19.99 (shipping included. Free shipping only applies to the lower 48 states.)

The Products: Three to four retro-inspired jewelry or accessory items

Good to Know: Items can be up to a retail value of $50.

Also Good To Know: You can get a 3, 6, or 12-month subscription. Boxes are shipped out to ongoing subscribers the 11th of each month.

Pinup in a Pack December 2017 Review

The invoice has contact info if I have any questions on my box and shows me as a reoccurring order. It is a pretty standard invoice.

Large Sequin Poinsettia Brooch/Pin (Retail Price Unavailable, similar on eBay)

Oh man! I sadly received this box after the holidays, so I did not get to wear this sassy number! To Pinup in a Packs credit, they were diligent in trying to help me resolve my account issue as promptly as possible, but the box still got here after Christmas! Here’s to holiday season 2018, am I right? This is perfect for any Kitschmas/Ugly Sweater ensemble! I typically don’t wear flowers in my hair, but I simply had to pair it with my treasured Divine Holiday sweater. It has glitter, sequins, and is gigantic! Why be somber during the holidays? It is the time of year that one should be draped in tinsel and holiday lights, so I approve of this piece. Plus, it can be worn as a barrette or a brooch which adds to its versatility. Double the kitsch, double the pleasure!

Yellow Topaz Brooch (Retail Price Unavailable, similar found on eBay)

When I was a young girl, I was incredibly bitter that November’s birth month was yellow topaz. Why couldn’t we have an opal or ruby for goodness sake? Now, that I am older I love yellow topaz pieces, so go figure! This brooch’s faux topaz stones are a lovely a golden autumn sunset shade. The style is a tad on the matronly side, but I still appreciate this piece due to the unique topaz stones. In addition, it pairs fantastically with the scarf included in this box. I styled both pieces with my mustard yellow, crushed velvet dress for a warm winter look. This brooch will bring warmth to any jacket, blazer, or cardigan. You can also use it as a scarf clip if you like as well.

Red Tulip Retro Scarf (Retail Price Unavailable, similar found on eBay)

The warm red and gold shades on this scarf make me think of fall more so than winter. The scarf print isn’t necessarily my style, but I like how big it is. I have a big head, so I need a big scarf to cover it. I styled the scarf tied around my head because it made me think of old Hollywood. My version of old Hollywood though, maybe more like Pee Wee Herman in Pee Wee’s Big Adventure riding along with Jimmy Smitts in an old Cadillac convertible. You be the judge!

This scarf will pair amazingly with a striped dress, blazer, and booties for a great office look as well as jeans, a boat neck shirt, and low top Converse sneakers for a relaxed springtime ensemble.

Verdict: This box was not my favorite, but I still appreciate the selections made. I felt the pin and scarf were charming, but they were more out of date than retro- cool. I liked the pin more than the scarf out of the two pieces. My favorite item hands-down was the over the top poinsettia brooch/barrette. The only negative was that I received it after all my holiday hijinks due to the issues with my card and account. I appreciate all the work Pinup in a Pack did to help resolve the issue, though. Their customer service truly cannot be beat.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, the December box is not available, but you can find similar pieces at Pinup in a Pack. Also, you can sign up for the January box now!

Value Breakdown:  This box is $19.99 and that includes free shipping. Three items are included in each box making their estimated value around $6.66 each. I found a similar poinsettia barrette on eBay for $18 which would mean the two other pieces plus shipping and handling would make up the remaining $1.99. 

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What do you think of Pinup in a Pack? What was your favorite piece this month?

Written by Nicole Rieder

Nicole Rieder

Nicole Rieder is a self-proclaimed clothing fiend and is new to the subscription box world. She loves boxes like Gwynnie Bee because she can play around with styles she may not have before!

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. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. December birthday here. I think they ran out of “good” gems when they got to the end of the year. All my friends had glittery birthstones, and December’s? It’s TURQUIOSE! It’s not even a gem!!

    Thankfully since then tanzanite — which is actually my favorite — has been added as December’s stone.

    Ahhh, the crises one deals with as a kid….

    • Turquoise has grown on me, but omg. I understand your pain. hahahaha

  2. I wish we could go shopping together. My style matches your so very closely. You look gorgeous in the FANTASTIC crushed velvet dress!! Great review!

    • I am always game for shopping buddies! Especially for thrifting, because it seems harder to find thrifting buddies! But thank you! I got that dress for NYE and want to wear it always!

  3. You are fabulous 🙂

    • Awe, thank you, Aimee!

  4. OMG, you are so pretty and your make up is on fleek. Love the flower in your hair, also goes well with the scarf. Great review’ You do make everything look beautiful.

    • Bella01, awwwe shucks! Thank you so much! You know how to make a gal smile, I tell ya! I am glad you enjoyed the review. It means a lot to me!

  5. That sweater, I’m speechless!

  6. That sweater is EVERYTHING!

    • I came to leave a comment to say exactly that. Your sweater is AMAZING!

  7. I got garnet which I hated. My sister and brother got aquamarine and peridot which looked amazing together. I always felt like my stone ruined it for my mom. 😂

    • Awwwwwe Melissa! hahaha. I kind of think red looks amazing next to blues and greens! Though, I get what you mean. Both my brother and I are November babies, so my mom didn’t have to worry about getting various stones. hahaha

  8. Nicole,
    You make anything look good!

    • Awwwwe thank you so much, Amy!

  9. I love your “ugly” sweater!! The poinsettia brooch is super pretty too!

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