Rocksbox jewellery subscription review + free subscription coupon code!
Balancing sustainability (or as I think of it, the normal, reasonable way human beings ought to live) and our innate desire for aesthetic novelty is one of fashion's biggest challenges in 2015 - as if there weren't enough challenges in the retail and luxury industries already. And if you're trying to live responsibly - i.e. not be a reprehensible idiot in a world in which global warming is changing everything for this generation - it can be difficult to find ways to jump on trends, unless said trends are normcore.
Subscription boxes are one way to marry the two ideals of aesthetics and morality in a way that can be completely authentic to your style, whatever that may be. (Here's where I must disclose that Rocksbox has given me several months' free subscription so that I can review their service.) I'm not sure why I had never tried Rocksbox or any other subscription box earlier, but now that I have, it's surprising that more people don't do it. Essentially, you pay per month, fill out a style survey, and get jewellery mailed to you that you can keep for a few weeks or swap out whenever you like. I've received boxes of jewellery that wasn't quite me, sent it back immediately with styling feedback, and gotten a whole new package within a few days. Other times, I've kept jewellery I loved for months at a time, and sent it back after relentless daily wear. At $19 a month, that's not a bad deal at all. My only hesitation? The designs in stock tend to be very focused on the American feminine aesthetic: all Instagram and Pinterest friendly, but nothing with a unisex or grungy feel. That said, I wear plenty of the former, and I'd say the recycling aspect of the subscription makes it more than worth it.
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