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Rachel Zoe Box of Style Summer 2018 Review + $25 Coupon

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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 Subscription Box: Box of Style by The Zoe Report

The Cost: $99.99

Use coupon code MSAJETSET25 to save $25 off your first box!

The Products: Every season Rachel and her team will hand-curate more than $400 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.

(And this booklet also includes coupon codes for some of the brands featured in the box.)

Now, on to the items!

 

Bindya Lace-Up Cover-Up – Retail Value $115

This piece can work as a swimsuit coverup, a tunic, or even a dress depending on your height. (It’s too short for me to wear as a dress at 5’7″).

Here it is on with jeans for a casual look:

The shoulder to hem length is 31”  and the width is 41.5”.

The top has defined sleeves, too. (Not a poncho).

I love the white-on-white lace and pom details. Subtle takes on new trends are perfect for me!

(100% Viscose. Dry clean only.)

Skova Travel Towel – Retail Value $58

(This is the choice item for the box. Subscribers could pick one of two patterns.)

This terrycloth towel is oversized and square – it measures 59” x 59”, so it’s perfect for a large towel at the beach, or for a picnic blanket. Here I am holding it to give you a better sense of scale:

It’s huge! And it’s made of 100% cotton with fringe accents. I’m obsessed with this pattern, too.

(Machine wash, no tumble dry.)

For Love and Lemon Loop Fringe Earrings – Retail Value $63

These earrings measure about 2.25” long and made from brass and cotton fringe.

These are a little out of my jewelry comfort zone, but I like them! And I appreciate that the fringe is a neutral color. (I’m wearing them in a photo below!)

Rachel Zoe for Box of Style Straw Bag – Retail Value $99

Just like the towel, this bag is larger than I expected! And I love that it can stand up on its own. The design is so classic, too.

It’s a simple design inside, no pockets, but plenty of room. (And it’s not a scratchy material!)

Here it is in hand:

Does it pass the over-the-shoulder test? Yes, it does!

(And I think it looks good with the Box of Style sunglasses from last summer!)

Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Glow Moisturizer – Retail Value $65

I love the beauty brands Rachel Zoe picks for her boxes, and this one is another amazing brand!

This is an ingredient-conscious moisturizer (free of parabens, phthalates, and sulfates) designed to improve your skin’s hydration, dullness, and uneven tone.

This skin cream smells great, feels amazing on my skin, and a little goes a long way, too. (FYI – it takes some time to fully absorb.)

This is a decadent cream that I will use every drop of! And considering this item alone costs $65, if you use the Memorial Day WKEND30 coupon to get this whole box for $69.99, it’s like paying $5 for everything else in the box!

Verdict: This box has a retail value of $400. That’s fab for $99.99! Even better with their $30 coupon! I’m so happy with everything in this box! It feels like a perfect summer vacation box, and I think the items are all really useful for lots of different ages and style preferences. (This is a box I feel like my mom would love as much as I do!) And getting a towel, beach bag, and beach coverup in one box is pretty amazing. (I’m totally OK with getting only 5 items in the box if that means more hero items!)

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, as of publication, this box was still available!

Use coupon code MSAJETSET25 to save $25 off your first box!

What do you think of the Summer Box of Style? Which towel did you pick?

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!

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. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

104 Comments

  1. Are the pom poms on anyone’s tunic a complete mess? Straight out of the bag mine were missing, and joined together with a thread. It’s looks really cheaply done.

  2. In case this box is still on anyone’s ” to buy” list, I wanted to add a few measurements which the BOS team didn’t provide.
    Regarding the 100% Viscose ( Rayon) tunic, the measurements are: Bust straight down- 80 inches ( not counting accent lace). The back length as measured per clothing standards from neck to hem in the back is 29 inches. The front is variable just a bit because the top does slide around a bit.. but still, around 29 inches long.

    I know RZ said the top was 41.5 inches wide, but this is front side seam to front side seam only. This is the way vintage clothihng items were/ are sometimes measured.:).

    The straw tote is 21 inches wide at the top opening and tapers to 18 inches at the bottom. Max. depth is 12.5 inches. Straps have a 10 inch opening ( or drop) and are 1.25 inches.

    It’s a great box for summer and I love the items. I’ll measure the earrings if anyone needs those measurements– I already put mine in a drawer, :).

  3. Well, it’s one of those days. Fed Ex home delivery lost my BOS.. Or delivered it elsewhere.

    I have no clue what they do for things like this. Anyone know? What if someone who received it opened it by mistake?

    Fed Ex CS was not very helpful because Rachel Zoe’s packing facility or Fed Ex marked it ” No signature required” which is the norm for this area.. but not the norm today.

    • i thought you could file a missing package w/fedex, perhaps call back and try another CS + send message to BOS + call your credit card company + explain what happened – if you think it was stolen, you may have to file w/police to have documentation for all of the above, not sure…let us know how it goes! xx

      • Thank you so much! Turns out it was mis-delivered to our extremely kind and thoughtful closest neighbor.. He’s like 85 years old, recently lost his wife to Alzheimer’s, and walked all the way to our house in incredible heat to hand me my box, which was addressed to my puppy girl, :).
        A funny side note– I wait for the good discounts to order, so have to create a new account. This one time, I went for the cute. I never expected to have to explain, but he did ask. LOL.
        He’s getting a thank you card from my pup and me.

        • that is too funny! what a doll! you should make him some cookies too, he would prob love them! nice to hear there are honest people out there!! enjoy your box! love the KS glow, I was scared as I never liked her goat milk one that people raved about but this is way better IMO! xx

  4. Did anyone do a breakdown of the box split prices of all the items?

  5. I always seem to change my opinion when the box arrives. The earrings are super cute! I used scissors to trim the fringe so it wasn’t so wide and long. Now that look fun and not so overwhelming.
    Loved the skin care product! Full size and good for sensitive skin too! Black bag is large yet comfortable. I may add a fun black button and add a loop so that it stays shut.
    The cover up is supper darling but is far to large and I feel that it looks unflattering because it’s too large. Will pass it along to a friend who is extra large. It would have been nice to select a size? I ordered the add on bracelet which was so beautiful and high quality. Nice cuff with a star design! Towel us nice size and colorful! Will use it!
    I feel that I got my money’s worth ! Bummer that the coverup doesn’t fit… so I guess I”ll go shopping for one in cotton! Great box Rachel! Great review liz!

  6. When does this box ship? I forgot to cancel, but still haven’t received a shipping notice. So far, not impressed with their customer service either. I’ve sent 3 messages and have received zero responses. Sounds like that’s pretty typical though. But I’d like to get my box I paid for months ago.

  7. I am only 5’2 am thinking it would be too long since u r 5’7 any thoughts.

  8. Liz, can you comment on the quality of the towel? Maybe compared to the Tofino Chesterman round towel from the Popsugar LE?

    • Second this! ^^^

      • The towel is lovely. Soft and large.

  9. Perfect summer box! The tunic and the earrings are going to Europe on river cruise with me next month! So happy to read here that the tunic will work for those of us who are not model sizes…..lol. Looking forward to getting it! Always takes a bit longer to get to Florida!

  10. I was not around to order mine during the Memorial weekend, so I took a chance today.

    Now that the special holiday code listed above is not working, anyone can use the code from the RZ site, which is CODE ” JETSET25″ to get the box for $75.00 now. It’s a code the site has for new subscribers. I’m not new, but the Gmail account I used is.

    I figured the box is worth $75.. but only just..

    • Thank you!

  11. Darn I missed out on it!! I seldom want new boxes but this really was up my alley. Not gonna pay full price without the coupon though.

    • NOO, there is a RZ discount code. ” JETSET 25″ gets the box for $75.

      Just use a new email addy if you’ve subbed before.

      Mandy

  12. Just got my box and I love it! The earrings look so nice with the tunic. I’m a size 16/18 and it’s roomy. The tunic is super soft too. I got the lighter printed towel and I love it. I’ll be using the bag all summer. The only thing I won’t use is the lotion. My skin is too sensitive.

    • Thank you so much for some details on the sizing. I have an unusually large chest size, and the Spring duster looked like I had a child’s robe on. I was very disappointed that no one with an ample chest size had modeled the item for us, because many people had requested it.

      Same with the robe from PSMH and this box. I want to know if it will fit a lady with a super sized bra who is still in a small size clothing ( just chooses judiciously) . 🙂
      I ordered my box because of your post. 🙂 Thanks again!!

      • Awwww I hope you love it. I’m a 42 DDD and it fit well. It’s sooooo cute with the earrings.

        I LOVE. The Popsugar robe! It’s also roomy and the loveliest color 💗

      • The last robe from RZ was a joke in me! Haha it didn’t come near closing. It was exactly like you said, a child’s robe 😆

    • Can you comment on the quality of the towel? Is it well made? Light or heavy?

    • Would love to trade something or buy your Kate lotion! Please email me [email protected]

  13. I really love this box, so I’m sad to say this but I highly recommend against it. When it goes well it’s great but when it goes bad, it’s awful. I know that I’ve posted this in a few places but I just want to warn people. Still waiting on a Spring box I paid for on Mar. 21st. After numerous attempts to contact on different social media platforms, I got the answer that my shipment was lost, they would send a new one via UPS with in 48 hours. 5 days later, on May 21st, I received tracking for Fedex that doesn’t work and Fedex has never heard of it. After emailing and posting on social media, I just received an email with APC tracking and telling me that the box hasn’t moved and they will check with their international shipper. This is the same box that originally went missing, so I guess that I’m back to square one. SOOO frustrating when you can’t even call them. Buyer beware and it sucks because the boxes are so nice, I love them.

  14. Does box of style have a cancel button now if we want to cancel the subscription rather than having to email them each time.

    • no, apparently they did but it’s long gone

      I “tried” to cancel after receiving this box, sent email and they responded that they will cancel BUT only in August before next box ships?!? I wrote back and in nicest way possible + said, please cancel now and no response….given their track record I don’t trust them and worse you can not remove your credit card on file, ugh!

      • Pb, it’s interesting that they told you that you had to wait until August to cancel…. I sent them a cancelation request 2 days ago and in the comments told them it was because of their less than stellar customer service (sent 3 messages b4 receiving my box and no one got back to me, received my box the same day I cancelled, still nothing). Got the cancelation comfirmation today. It’s sad too because I really liked this box. But, no response made me feel like something shady was going on. And, it was about an add-on that I put in my cart but changed my mind about (prior to my box shipping) and wanted to remove it. Maybe send them another message and see what they say. On a side note, I don’t understand why subscribers have to wait until after they receive their box to cancel….

    • No larger women. Makes me think it won’t fit.

      • I just got my box and the tunic is good sized. I’m a 14/16 and it’s plenty roomy. I’d say it might fit up to size 20 or so. I think Rachel just has a phobia of large women (anyone bigger than a size 6) which is why she would never be size inclusive with her marketing even though her box is attempting to be.

        • That’s great. Did you know it was on its way? I mean did they send you an email or text notifying you that it had shipped?

          • I got an email notification for the shipping, but not for the choice item.

        • I’m a 24 and it fits me perfectly, actually. Maybe not as roomy as intended or as a loose cover up, but as a blouse it actually fits well. I plan on wearing it to the pool this summer with some shorts.

  15. I haven’t kept up with this site since the forum was taken down, but I was surprised to receive a shipping notification from Box of Style a few days ago. I was never notified about the choice item, so I’m getting the same towel in this review, when I’d prefer the other one. At least this looks nice too, but I wish they would have emailed subscribers (or maybe they did and it went to my spam folder?).

    • I don’t think I was notified either. Boo

  16. Forgot to cancel subscription. Selling my entire box, if anyone wants it.

    • I’ll buy a tunic from someone!!! Just leave a reply here!!

      • You can get yours from me! I just want the moisturizer and towel 🙂

        • Yes!! I’m at gracemaustinatgmaildotcom- email me?

        • Yes! Email me?
          gracemaustin Gmail

    • Hi Asra, I want this entire box. Do you still want to sell it?

      • What’s the best way to reach you.

    • Asra, I will purchase your box! My email is christinehall444 at gmail dot com. You can also find me on swap my just clicking my name above.

  17. I would love to try the exfoliate Kate lotion. But I wouldn’t use anything else. Can’t wait for my FFF box!

  18. Like we all need a cover up that is a size zero to small. Come on…. and it’s dry clean only. So glad I don’t have a sub. I like these boxes but clothing that won’t fit a lot of ladies is wrong. Please offer other sizes. Another towel. While beautiful I already have some and getting another in my FabFitFun box

    • Oh no! I hadn’t thought about the cover up not fitting. So I’m a size 16. I just assumed it would be my size. Dummy to assume I guess. So all of them are the same size? Wonder if anyone larger has tried it for comparison.

      • I’m a size 24 and it fit me. Obviously probably not as intended or like it fits Liz but I can and will wear it this summer to the pool with shorts.

        • YEAH YEAH YEAH I’m so excited!!!! Thank you

      • Did anyone else get a string of Pom poms and fringe? It almost looked like a cat toy to me but I tied it on the bag and it looked cute.

        • I received it too. I wondered what I was supposed to do with it.

    • It’s not O-S, OS (one size fits most)! It is very large. I’m a size 12 and I’m swimming in it. We’ve heard from size a size 24 who said she can wear it as a blouse.
      I’m not a big fan of this box and have actually cancelled my subscription but get your facts straight before you complain.

    • Agree with Karen. 1) Get your facts straight. 2) Don’t just come here to complain … at least try to be constructive. Comments like these helped to kill the forum (which was very useful, IMO).

  19. I just received my box and this is the most usable box in quite a while! I was not excited about anything except for the tunic (they sell this brand at Neman Marcusand are so cute!), but in person the bag and earrings were much better than in the pictures! The earrings actually are light-weight and look cute with the tunic! I almost didn’t even try them on (not my style) so you might want to give them a chance! 😀

  20. I have a hernia and can not carry heavy bags, can you tell me how heavy the bag is? Thanks!

    • It is extremely light. I’d say less than a pound.

  21. Love the style of the beach cover up …. but the material will be hot … why couldn’t this be cotton???? Read up on the fabric gals….

  22. Liz – Are the earrings heavy?

    • Nope, not heavy. Hope that helps! 🙂

  23. Liz looks amazing in that white tunic.

    But that beach bag is larger than I had thought. It kinda looks like a diaper bag.

    • I was thinking the bag is huge! It seems like that large beach towel/picnic blanket and all of my additional beach items could fit in the bag – which isn’t a bad thing.

  24. I really liked this box and couldn’t wait to take advantage of the $30 off deal

  25. I really liked the photos where you’re modeling everything at once. It gives us an idea of the overall “look”. Those earrings are super cute.

    • Thanks so much! Glad the photos are helpful 🙂

    • Super agree! 👌Thanks Liz!!! 😘

  26. Hey Liz, is that tunic/cover-up sheer? Like, is our bra visible if you don’t wear anything else underneath?

    • I obviously meant is a bra visible through the material LOL (I wish there was a way to edit comments).

    • It’s thin, but not too sheer. I’m wearing it just over a bra in this picture, and I don’t think it looks see-through. I’ll probably wear it over a camisole when I’m wearing it as a top, though. Hope that helps a bit! 🙂

  27. This looks amazing, I can wait to have mine !!!

  28. Liz….would the fringe be able to be removed from the earrings ?

    • I don’t think so – sorry!

    • I bet it could be trimmed off with like cuticle scissors!

  29. I love this box and want it but as I was checking out I realized I don’t need it. I’ve got great summer bags that are like new, towels that are like new, earrings that ARE new, overflowing cabinet of great moisturizes that I need to use up (all from subscription boxes!!) and no need at all for the cover-up even though it is so pretty. Those that do need these things, lucky you! This is a great box.

    • OMG, can you be my spiritual guide. I was about to buy this box but not only is my house buried in purses, towels, and beauty products, but I also have a bunch of goodies from FabFitFun coming next month. The addiction is real. 🙁

    • Me too! I was totally to the checkout and was like WAIT!! What is different here for all the overflow you have of the same types of items from other sub-boxes? I LIVE on the Gulf of Mexico..and still have more beach bags then I can ever use, enough coverups for a small midwestern town..and enough beach towel/blankets to give to every tourist who comes to my town! Oh and moisturizers–I can moisturize my entire extended family for 2 years and still have leftovers. Yes I like the style…but do I need MORE? I am starting to think my love affair with sub boxes has dwindled to an end…please some box WOW me!! Get creative and find some new and exciting things to try or else I’ll be forced to keep my money LOL!

  30. Liz you look summer ready!

    • Thank you! 🙂 It finally feels like summer here in PA, and I am so happy!

  31. I am trying to buy this box but it is not accepting the code. i wonder if its because i had a subscription a while ago and had cancelled. is the coupon only for brand new customers?

    • It’s not working for me either and I’m in the same boat with having a subscription a while ago. 🙁
      Liz, it looks like this box was made for you! You look gorgeous!

      • are you a new subscriber or have you had any previous subscriptions with them before?

      • Thanks so much, Kassie! (And sorry, I believe this coupon works only for new accounts.)

    • It took the code when I just signed up

      • are you a new subscriber or have you had any previous subscriptions with them before?

    • Yes, sorry I believe this coupon is for new subscribers.

  32. I’m not fond of anything and bummed that I forgot to cancel. The black bag was at least different so that ok but I really wish she would go ‘outside the box’ with summer. Does it always have to be a cover-up and bag (or sunglasses).

    • I’ll buy your tunic!!!! Just let me know here and I can contact you privately!!!!

    • I’ll buy your tunic !! Please let me know here!

    • I hope you at least try the Kate Somerville product. I got a sample of this cream and was going to purchase it, then I saw that it was in our box! SkinCeuticals are my current skin care brand of choice and I thought my skin was pretty soft before using that cream. One night with it on and I was hooked. Soft, dewy skin, perfection!

  33. Hey Liz- is this towel thinner than a normal beach towel? It seems to be rolled up a lot smaller than I’d guess for its size dimensions, so just wondering on the thickness.
    Also, who are your jeans by? 🙂

    • As far as terrycloth towels go, I’d say it’s on the thinner side, but still absorbent. Hope that helps! 🙂

    • Oh, and the jeans are from AE – I bought them in a 6 long so they wouldn’t be as cropped. (Direct link here.)

  34. LOVE this box – best one I’ve seen – Liz, you look GREAT in the white cover up – everything looks so good together too…….. and I agree, a cover up, towel and great beach bag all in one box, YAY!!!! 🙂

    • Thanks so much, Judy! It’s a perfect Summer box in my opinion 🙂

  35. Love this box. Liz do you think the tunic is roomy? I love the box regardless but wondering if it would accomodate more of the plus gal too? This box is awesome!

    • The tunic was definitely roomy on me. If it helps, we can get some other ladies at MSA to model it so you can see it on different body shapes/styles. Let me know! 🙂

      • That would be awesome! Thanks!

      • I would really appreciate seeing some other ladies modeling it!

      • If it is not any trouble I would love to see it on different sizes!

        • No problem, we’ll try to take pictures of everyone next week! 🙂

      • Liz, Yes please! I’m a 16. You look great in the tunic!

      • I would love to see it on a size 14-18. That would be amazing thank you thank you thank you

  36. Thanks for this review, you look great! I’m a little bummed that the cover-up is not longer on the body (I am also 5’7″) but it’s still cute and I’m looking forward to the whole box (except maybe the earrings).

    • …. me too, everything but the earrings which means it’s still a WIN!!! 🙂

    • Thanks! I was hoping for the dress option, too. Maybe it will work for someone who is a bit more daring! 🙂

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