Was there ever a child with a stronger commitment to a tasteful (ahem) accessory? What can I say—I like being memorable. No, that’s a lie. I don’t think that’s it at all. I just like things that are shiny. And why shouldn’t I? I come from a long line of women who like shiny things: cars, diamonds, fancy fountains (I’m looking at you Grandma.)
So, the fact that I’ve spent so much time, money and energy picking out jewelry over the years shouldn’t shock anyone. And after my last blog, it also shouldn’t shock anyone that no matter what I buy, I tend to wear the same handful of things (creature of habit, remember?). It usually goes like this: two rings, hoop earrings, a watch and one of… about 3 necklaces.
Every once in a while I switch it up: there are a couple pair of Kendra Scott earrings I adore, one white and another, slightly bigger turquoise pair. I’m also an impassioned proponent of BaubleBar, both because I think it’s an incredibly fun site with some really gorgeous jewelry but also because I like their women-centric, innovativebusiness model. (Read about their start-up and growth here. It’s really fascinating seeing them transition from online only to a more “traditional” business model.)
So why all this talk about jewelry? Well, I decided to try this thing called Rocksbox, a jewelry subscription service, much like Netflix, where you pay a flat fee every month to have jewelry sent to you that you can then test out, wear and send back when you’re ready for something new. In the event you want to keep something, you get a $10 credit each month to whatever needs to stay with you.
My first month (for which I used someone’s referral code to get a free month) I got two pieces of Gorjana jewelry: a bracelet, and a necklace. (see below.)
There were also a pair of little stud earrings:
I haven’t managed to wear those yet. But I did work the bracelet and the necklace into rotation a few times already.
I’m not entirely sure what I think—on one hand $19 a month seems like a crazy amount to spend. But if it stopped me from buying jewelry I wish I were cool enough to wear (but am not) then maybe it’s not the worst thing? And then I can turn around and send it back when I get bored, for a new set of fun things, to wear with the changing seasons/outfits/Taylor’s boredom. It definitely makes more sense to me than something like Jewelmint which would be shipping me new stuff every month (a la whatever that shoe service thing is? Just Fab? ShoeDazzle? I dunno.) that appears to be pretty crappy quality and, I’d feel like I was maxing out on the room or need for, pretty quickly.
Whatever. Here’s my code I get to share with people to have them try it too for the first time: taylorbff77 (I clearly didn’t make that up) Enter it when you sign up here and let me know if you like it or think I’m a crazy person. I’ll believe either answer.