Rocksbox Review: My 20th Set!

 

Time for another Rocksbox review! This one was another definite hit and all three of the pieces were slightly lower in price than usual to buy: very enticing.

 

1. Perry Street ‘Ashton’ Statement Earrings in Pop Pink (Member’s Price $54)

Okay, $54 is quite a bit to pay for earrings — at least in my world — but I’ve been hunting for some bright red, coral, or pink earrings for quite some time now. Most of what’s out there seems to currently be in the blues and turquoise range. Don’t get me wrong: I do love my blues; but the only thing I’ve been able to find in the red range is either tassel earrings or the cute ball drop earrings. Those are great, but I wanted a pair that was a little less trendy so (hopefully) I’ll still be wearing them when the tassel and pom pom/sphere earring trends die down. Well here they are, and here they’ll stay because I ended up keeping these.

 

2. Jill Michael Delicate Bar Necklace in Gold (Member’s Price $34)

I feel like I’m one of the last people to get a bar necklace. They’ve been around for quite some time, and lots of people have ones with special names or dates engraved upon them. This one isn’t engraved, but it does have a smooth, shiny side and a textured side. I like that it’s simple, elegant, and very neutral. It’s perfect for layering and it’s perfect alone. I ended up keeping this beauty as well. Below are detail shots of both sides of the bar pendant. I actually kind of like the textured side a little better, but I’ve worn it both ways.

 

 

3. A.V.Max Small Circle Earrings in Gold (Member’s Price $22)

What can I say about these except that they are perfect, perfect, perfect. I have been wearing these several days a week with both casual and more dressy styles. These earrings let the clothes make the statement. They’re comfortable and look great with just about any kind of necklace, from delicate gold chains to more bold statement pieces. Definitely had to make these a part of my collection as well.

 

So, yeah, I bought the whole set. Not great timing since I recently bought an entire Stitch Fix set, but all of these pieces are ones that are not at risk of falling out of style anytime soon.

 

Rocksbox?

Have you heard of Rocksbox? If you’ve been hanging out with me at Everyday Teacher Style for any time at all I know you’ve already heard of it, but if it’s new to you, here’s the 411.

 

Rocksbox is a jewelry subscription service that sends you three pieces of designer jewelry in a box. You pay a $21 per month subscription fee, and for that you get to swap out your jewelry items as frequently (or infrequently) as you like. If you want to buy any of the items from your set (or all of them, as I did this time!), you can purchase them at the discounted “Member’s Price,” plus you can apply your $21 monthly subscription fee to the price of the jewelry. If you buy all three pieces, you get another $10 off of the price. Not a bad deal!

 

Most of the time I return the whole set, but sometimes I’ll keep one item. This is the second time I’ve purchased an entire set. To me, one of the benefits of Rocksbox is getting to try out different types of jewelry and wearing them for a while and then getting to trade them for something fresh and new. This way, your jewelry box doesn’t get too full and you always have different jewels to wear.

 

Try Rocksbox for Free!

If you’d like to give Rocksbox a try, click to register for an account and enter promo code EVERYDAYJENXOXO. You’ll get your first month free! Give it a try and share what you received. I love seeing what other people received in their boxes and often add those same items to my own wish list.

 

 

 

 

THE best two-piece swimsuit. Period.

I haven’t worn a real swimsuit for about 5 years now. Yep, it’s true. When we go to the beach, I wear board shorts with a surf-approved Lululemon Energy bra and tank. When I’ve taken my sons to the pool, I’ve worn regular shorts and a tank top — because I just sit in a lounge chair and read while they play with friends. I’m not a big swimmer mainly because I don’t like to get my hair wet (ugh, right?), but also because I don’t like to wear swimsuits, in public or otherwise. Truthfully, I don’t even like trying swimsuits on. Probably a lot of you are right there with me.

 

Well I’m here to say that I finally broke my 5-year no swimsuit run, and the suit (a TWO-PIECE, no less!) I found is so amazing that I wanted to share it with you. That suit . . . . drumroll . . . . is the Title Nine Plunge Bikini Top and Budgeless Bottom.

 

Here are my criteria for swimsuits and how THIS suit ticks every box:

  1. The top has to not create, flash, feature, or otherwise show cleavage. I know that makes me a prude, but I just don’t want the girls out there. At all. And I don’t want to worry about what happens when I twist, bend over,  or otherwise move. This suit has a high halter neck. No cleavage on display at all!
  2. The top has to provide support and there can be no “headlights.” This suit has a wide band for support, straps that are pretty, but supportive (I’m a B cup), and removable pads for coverage.
  3. The top has to be able to be put on without dislocating wrists, shoulders, or elbows. This suit has a hook closure in the back and also straps that can be tied and untied to adjust strap length. I keep the knot tied, but unhook the clasp when putting the suit on or taking it off and it’s a snap to change.
  4. The bottom has to cover everything. No cheeky bottoms here! And up top, it comes up just high enough to cover my C-section scar tissue bulge, but not quite to my belly button. It’s thick enough to provide a bit of compression without squeezing you, and I can say that when I wear it, I don’t have to endlessly tug the bottoms down over my cheeks. They truly are “budgeless”!
  5. The suit has to be cute and stylish, and maybe a little sporty. Check, check, and check!

 

 

I wore this to the pool with the kiddos yesterday and I actually got in the water and swam around a little! I walked around the deck (no tugging necessary!), and I didn’t try yet, but I know if I go off of the diving board, everything will be covered. This suit is like an insurance policy! It’s trustworthy, covers everything, and gives me confidence to go about my business without worrying about what will happen. Can I get an amen?

 

Here’s the back so you can see how it fastens.  Oh, and you get ZERO underarm fat bulge from this in both the front and the back. Can’t say that about most suits. At least on me….

 

 

I’ve always liked looking at the Title Nine catalogs, but I’ve never bought anything. My sister has a couple of cute dresses from Title Nine and I’ve had a few items in my virtual shopping cart before, but never pulled the trigger. So, so glad I closed the deal on this swim top and bottom. I liked this top and bottom so much I actually went back to the Title Nine website and left glowing reviews for both. (If you go, look for my reviews under the nickname “Jen | Everyday Teacher Style” and I uploaded a photo from this post in my reviews as well.)

 

They also have a few coordinating items for this suit:

 

 

Then of course they also had different solid bottoms that would match, like the turquoise, coral, black, etc., colors in the suit. I didn’t get any of these coordinating items, but if you did you could pretty much have a complete swim wardrobe for whatever water adventures life brought your way.

 

Thanks, Title Nine — For the first time in years, I’m not groaning and dragging my feet when the kids want to go to the pool.

 

 

The Apple of my Eyelet

Okay, okay, I know “apple of my eyelet” is a bit of a stretch, but I’ve recently rediscovered eyelet after not wearing since….well, probably not since I was about 3 years old in a matching toddler eyelet mini-dress and bloomers combo. I’m glad it’s resurfaced recently because it’s really pretty and great to wear on hot summer days.

 

This eyelet top is basically a lightweight tee with pretty details at the top front. It’s really floaty and comes in 5 pretty colors. I also bought one in a bright coral (see below).

Source Info:

  • Eyelet Flutter Sleeve Top — Target ($17.99)
  • Skirt — Old Navy several years ago; similar
  • Clutch — DSW (regularly $50, but on sale for $29.99 right now)
  • Shoes — Payless, no longer available; similar
  • Earrings –Charming Charlie: couldn’t find them online but these are similar in color and vibe

The bracelet I’m wearing is actually a wood beaded necklace I picked up at Target awhile back. I just twist it around my wrist several times and boom, instant bright boho bracelet. It’s hard to see the earrings I’m wearing in the photo, but they’re also bright colorful beads and they look really good along with the necklace-bracelet against a white and denim backdrop.

 

Okay, here is this same eyelet top in the bright coral color I told you about. I love it with white and taupe and a pop of bright turquoise.

Source Info:

  • Eyelet Flutter Sleeve Top — Target ($17.99 and comes in 5 pretty colors; I also bought a bright coral one)
  • Peyton Johnson ‘Harlow’ Moto Jacket — Evereve
  • Kut from the Kloth Catherine Boyfriend Jeans — Amazon
  • Clutch — DSW (regularly $50, but on sale for $29.99 right now)
  • Lace-up sandals — Zulily, no longer available (similar)
  • Earrings — Baublebar

Here’s a photo with the jacket off so you can see the top better.

I love that you can pick up a couple of tees from Target that have the potential to provide endless combinations of both casual and dressy looks — all for under $35 (for BOTH tees together!). Target for the win! Again….

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