Why Is This So Expensive?! Box of Style Summer 2019

Today we are diving in to the Box of Style by Rachel Zoe (I have a $15 off coupon here). This is a seasonal box that promises over $400 with in products. They range from jewelry to fashion to skincare products.

I have such mixed feelings about this box – there are amazing skincare products for sure, but I feel like some of the retail prices are freaking insane. It is $99 per quarter which makes it my most expensive seasonal box by far. If you would like to watch my unboxing, check it out below!

Let’s dive in!

This picture doesn’t really do this box justice, but it is the most beautiful light pink, textured box with light golden lettering.

Inside, we see the fabulous Rachel Zoe in all her fashion glory……and an expensive ass towel.

Summer is all about travel, friends, and relaxing outdoors. Style that translates to effortless essentials can be worn with everything in your wardrobe. From a versatile crochet bag to on-trend Lucite earrings, every item in this edition is intended to make you feel glamorous and carefree.

Rachel Zoe

Opening it up, this is the lineup of the products. I do get let down with the quantity of products – I am one of those people who prefers to get more items. In total, there are 5 items in my $99 box.

On to the products.

Item One: Missoni Home Rufus Terry Beach Towel – $220

My love for Missoni runs deep. I never have a pool party without draping every piece of outdoor furniture with my extensive collection of Missoni Home towels. Its a dream come true to be able to share this obsession with you.

I have lost my damn mind when I saw the retail value on this towel. I’m sorry but who TF spends $220 on a towel. Like I said in my video, I can run my happy ass down to Target and buy the MOST EXPENSIVE towel there for $50. Sure, it’s not designer but for the love of all that is good in the world, it is a freaking beach towel. That being said, I think it’s gorgeous. It feels nice enough but probably not $220 worth nice. I will get a lot of use from it but I would never ever ever ever pay that kind of money.

Item Two: Machete Kate Hoops – $44

Summer calls for playful earrings. This of-the-moment lucite style comes in a choice of opal or tortoise and looks great with everything from a caftan to jeans and a tee.

I like these earrings a lot! While my style is more studs or the type that run up the side of your ear, I think these are great quality earrings that can go with a lot of my clothing. I don’t wear a lot of fancy clothing so the fact I can pair these with jeans and a tee means I can wear them all the time!

Item Three: Benefit Cosmetics 24-HR Brow Setter Shaping & Setting Gel – $24

I was so nervous about having something like this being included in the box. I get nervous about my eyebrows being too crunchy or stiff looking BUT I was in shock that these made my eyebrows look freaking fantastic. They helped my brows stay in place without looking too stuck in place. I think this is a great product that will be in my everyday use – I don’t have the time to be worrying about my eyebrows being all over the place. Plus, there are so many great reviews out there about this brand and this product so that makes it feel like a real treat to get in this box!

Item Four: Glo Skin Beauty Oil Free Moisturizer SPF 40+ – $38

SPF is a must year round, but particularly during the summer. This hydrating moisturizer is oil free, lightweight and boasts protection of SPF 40.

As bad as it is to admit it, I really never worry about SPF. I used to tan a lot………like every day……and caring about SPF was never something I worried about since I wanted to be tan at any cost. As I have gotten older, I have stopped tanning and have started worrying more about what the sun is doing to my skin. I don’t want to be 50 looking 100. I think this will be a great addition to my skincare routine although I have seen a lot of products with SPF in them that I already have in my daily routine. I am happy this was included in the summer box as the sun has definitely come out in full force now!

Item Five: Danielle Nicole Macrame Handbag – $100

Crochet is a huge trend for summer. The wooden handles on this lined style are beyond chic and we added a cross-body strap for versatility.

This bag is freaking gorgeous and I am so excited that this is included in this box. At first, I was bummed out thinking that this was just a handbag but thankfully there is the cross-body strap. With the strap, it makes it such a beautiful, wearable bag for me. It has quickly become y favorite bag in my collection and I feel like I might buy more from this collection if they have more of this style!


This is the final lineup of the box! The total value calculated for the box comes to $426 which is over the promised value of the box. I feel a little cheated because of that stupid (beautiful) towel. Like, you take away from the box when you include an item that has such high retail value. The crochet/macrame bag makes up for my disappointment with the towel because I am already using it so so much! I love the earrings and they are definitely going to be a fun addition to my collection. The eyebrow setting product was surprisingly pleasant and I am excited to use the SPF. Overall, I feel like this is a good box but I just cant justify the price tag on the box (or the towel) because I could have picked these items up for cheaper elsewhere.

What do you guys think? Is it worth the $99 price tag every 3 months? Let me know what you think!

Thanks for reading (as always) and I have some exciting boxes coming up! Til next time!