Socialbliss Style Box Review – January 2014

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Socialbliss Style Box

Socialbliss Style Box

I finally got my Socialbliss Style Box! It’s a brand new fashion subscription box – this is the very first one. I had put myself on the waitlist as soon as I’d heard about it and as soon as I was eligible I’d ordered. So I was a little bummed that everyone else got their box before me.  I was hoping for a bit more of a Popsugar competitor, but this one is pretty much strictly fashion and accessories. One of the pluses – there’s always at least $100 in every Socialbliss Style Box and they are returnable if you don’t love them.

The Subscription: Socialbliss Style Box
The Description: Each month get a curated product experience hand-picked for you. A variety of on-trend items are in each Style Box, some of which you’ll see on the Socialbliss site, others are emerging hot items not yet available to the public. Each box will contain an assortment of popular one size fits all fashion accessories and lifestyle products.
The Price: $47.90 per month including shipping. Save $15 with a 3 month subscription.

January 2014 Socialbliss Style Box Review

 Socialbliss Style Box Info Card

Socialbliss Style Box Info Card

Every box comes with a card with all the information on each of the products. I do kind of like that it’s all on one sheet. The big information cards can get a little unwieldy. The theme for the inaugural Style Box is “Rockstar!”

The Hatter Company Forever Cool Fedora

The Hatter Company Forever Cool Fedora

The Hatter Company Forever Cool Fedora ($22) This is a cool hat and it actually looked pretty good on me. I could totally pull it off – but I would totally never wear it.

Black Rebel Studded Bag

Black Rebel Studded Bag

Black Rebel Studded Bag ($55) This is a zip top leather clutch covered with round spikes on both sides. It came with a long crossbody strap as well as a wristlet strap. Also undeniably cool and I love it, but… I would probably never use it (I may be a little old for this box!).

NYX The Smokey Look Kit

NYX The Smokey Look Kit

NYX The Smokey Look Kit ($12) I admit, I’m NYXed out! However, this is probably the cutest NYX I’ve gotten in a subscription box. I love that there are a lot of options for making your smokey eye plus two glosses!

Shield and Honor Killer Style Bullet Necklace

Shield and Honor Killer Style Bullet Necklace

Shield and Honor Killer Style Bullet Necklace ($60) This is the best item in the box (but I’d have to cut the chain – it’s way too long for me!). I love the super delicate chain contrasting with the big chunky crystal-encrusted bullet casing! A portion of the proceeds from each bullet necklace are donated to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.

I liked this box and want to see more, but I’m not in love with this particular box. I was on the fence about returning it, and then noticed something that pretty much made my decision for me:

Defective Hat

Defective Hat

Unfortunately, a huge chunk of the top of the fedora is missing.  I contacted Socialbliss Style Box about it and I’m awaiting their response. I think I’ll probably get another box because I want to see how this subscription develops! I’m just not sure that I can pull off this edgy of a look as a stay at home mom/grad student!  What do you think about it?

I do think Socialbliss Style Box needs to step up its game on the website and email process – no shipping confirmations, no notes when billing will occur, etc. I am afraid that the returns are going to sink Socialbliss, but this box is so new probably relatively few ordered it. My wishlist: a theme preview (or multiple themes to choose from), shipping confirmations, and an easy skip button!

Visit Socialbliss to find out more about the brand new Style Box or to subscribe. You can also check out more lifestyle & combo (aka mixed boxes, boxes of everything, and boxes for women) in the subscription box directory.

Comments

  1. says

    Agreed on so many things! I love the bullet necklace, definitely my fave. I actually love the length and can never find necklaces as long as I want them, but this one is perfect. I am not a fan of the fedora–lame yours was damaged. I wish they had done shipping notifications as well, though it was a totally fun surprise to find the box had arrived yesterday! I too will give it another month or two.. I actually like the edgy theme and will use everything except the hat, but we’ll just have to see what future months look like!

  2. says

    This stuff looks totally cool but I’m not sure that I would wear most of that either, and I’m in my mid-twenties. Hopefully the next box isn’t so extreme. It’d be nice to see them do something like the Her box or even Julep where you could choose from more than one style profiles.

    xo.
    jenn @ hello, rigby!

  3. says

    Ah…. Seeing as my bank account hates me with a passion, I couldn’t afford this box. Your review was MUCH kinder than anything I would have said. I’m saddened by this box. Everything looks as if Rue 21 or Charolotte Russe was having a sale. If they are going to be a competitor, especially to the crowd of which we’re oh so familiar with, there is no way that this mediocre box will do.

  4. says

    I cannot pull off that hat. I am excited what they do in the future and I love that you can return! Some people actually got shipping notifications. I didn’t either!

    • says

      I like any box you can return too! I could totally pull off the hat but it was also quite large. I’ll see what happens on returning. I returned my first Wantable too.

  5. says

    Loved reading your review. Excited about the concept, but I also wasn’t excited about the content. It’s all “rockstar” just as it was supposed to be, but that’s very far from my personal style (comfortable, nod to bohemia and romance…NOT edgy). But I’d be curious to see what next month’s box looks like!

  6. says

    I just recently signed up for pop sugar and have only received one box so far. Social bliss looks cool but I can only afford one. I guess I’ll stick with pop sugar and see how it goes. Any thoughts on which you think is better?

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