INK+ALLOY is a female-founded accessory brand with a mission to empower women through every day, modern pieces that make a bold statement. Their accessories are all designed in Atlanta, and made both in Atlanta and by artisans in India. Their seed bead earrings are hand-woven and their Insider Club sends one surprise pair of earrings per month for $25/month. That's 25-30% savings + free shipping!
Note: This subscription has updated its pricing to $25/month, with a saving of 25-30% off retail value and includes free shipping every month.
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Opening The Box
INK+ALLOY subscribers can look forward to the same small white box with bright pink name customization written on the front of it. Inside, the packaging/waste is minimal, letting the earrings speak for themselves.
Here's What's Inside
INK+ALLOY is bringing the romance for Valentine's Day month, with double-flower earrings in either gold or blush. On the back of their card, they always offer a 15% discount for additional purchases made outside the subscription.
Blush Double Flower Post Earrings — Retail Value $45 (on sale for $27)
I was sent the blush colorway, and I've said this in the past with this subscription but it's true again: I wouldn't have chosen these for myself but I'm so glad to have them. The quality is outstanding, from the petal-filled blossoms with two types of beads serving as stamens to the fabric backs and unique post style. I generally find posts to be really uncomfortable because the backs have to squeeze my lobes in order to stay on, but this hinged back is a much gentler closure.
If I still worked in an office I could see myself styling these for day-to-day wear to work—at home, probably not, though they do spruce my blouse up a bit. The statement-making nature of this pair is within my comfort zone; the part that is a stretch for me is how they're so overtly feminine, without any earthy tones to ground them. A summer filled with weddings lies ahead of me, and I have a vintage-inspired floral dress waiting in my closet to be styled for one or two, and this pair might just have to make an appearance. One bride-to-be is a horticulturist who oversees the rose garden at an arboretum—how could I not dress in full florals for her big day? These feel perfect for that.
The INK+ALLOY Insider Club is already going for it with the springtime nod, and these big flower earrings have me dreaming up outfits to wear to summer weddings! That said, flowers are suitable to wear all year round, and this pair would be super-romantic for a date night or Valentine's Day outing. The quality is really impressive.
Value - Was This Box Worth It?
The Cost: $25 per month + free shipping.
Value Breakdown: The INK+ALLOY Insider subscription costs $25 per month + free shipping. February's earrings are statement-making floral posts that cost $45 full-price, or $27 on sale. It isn't evident whether the sale price is temporary or permanent, but you still get a 7% discount by receiving them through the subscription. Comparing the subscription cost to the full retail value of these earrings, you would get a 44% discount, which far exceeds the 25-30% off that's promised for this box.
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Other Things You Should Know
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, but you might receive a different colorway. INK+ALLOY functions on a rolling subscription model, so your order will ship 1-2 business days after you've placed it and then recur on that same day each month.
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