Little Lace Box, $50/every other month, theme-based lifestyle box
Promo: Use LLB10 for $10 off your first box
I paid: $40
Little Lace Box (LLB) is a themed-based subscription box curated by three style-loving 20-something sisters from Florida. Boxes usually follow a whimsical theme and are best suited for women with a sense of fun. While the boxes are usually a very good value money wise, their true value is on the curation and the fun you can have with the items included if you use your imagination. These boxes also make great gifts.
Little Lace Box restructured a few months back in order to improve the quality and curation of their boxes. Boxes now come every other month and cost $60 if purchased individually, less if you subscribe. Existing customers at the time of the change were grandfathered in at the $40 price. LLB now offers Serendipity, a mystery pouch, on the off months.
Every box contains a letter giving the thought process behind the theme and the curation, as well as information on the specific items included. These letters are a must, not only are they good-humored and nicely written, but they put you in the right frame of mind for understanding the items.
This month’s theme was “A girl should be two things, classy & fabulous”, a quote by Coco Chanel. The theme’s inspiration was the casual-chic style of movie stars in the 1960’s. Their goal was to help us bring out our inner Audrey Hepburn or Doris Day. I can’t say I have one, but as I approach my 50’s, I realize that if I want to experience something, I better get on with it. I might not look like Audrey Hepburn nor Doris Day, but I think it’ll be fun to style like one during my next trip to Vegas, where you can wear anything and not be out of place.
August’s theme is “Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy”, so you know what I’ll be reading by the pool in Vegas.
Little Lace Boxes are usually a good value as well, this one was about $120.
This box included five items:
Women’s Ultrabraid Large Brim Visor by San Diego Hat company, $18
I can’t believe I hadn’t heard of foldable visors before getting this one. I love the style and the convenience of being able to keep it in my bag for when I need it. The hat itself reminds me of the handmade capelinas we used to wear when I was a little girl. My husband likes how it looks as well. My daughters, on the other hand, are horrified by it. Apparently visors are utterly uncool with the tween set. I never thought that the idea of embarrassing my daughters would hold much appeal to me, but surprisingly it does.
This scarf is an exclusive to LLB. It’s 100% silk and nobody can deny that it’s bright colors are very summery. I enjoyed getting the scar because it also reminded me of my childhood in the 1970’s. My mother had all these beautiful silk scarves which my grandfather had brought her from his trips to Europe, and she wore them daily. I remember how grown up I felt when I turned 11 and started wearing one, but soon the fashion went away. Indeed, my daughter didn’t even realize there were square scarves and had no idea what to do with it.
Still, she loved the colors and has quickly claimed it. I’m sure we’ll have fun figuring out how she can best wear it. LLB also suggests to wear it tied to your favorite handbag, which is a great idea as it gives me something to do with it after Camila takes it off (let’s be realistic, there is no way she’ll stand having a scarf for long, no matter how much she likes it). of course, you can also wear it on the hat, in a very Aubrey Hepburn look.
Beyond the Stars ring by Kitsch, $25
Kitsch sells this ring with a raw crystal, but produced it in turquoise and amethyst colors for LLB. I got it on turquoise, which nicely compliments the scarf.
I’m happy that the ring is adjustable and I love the look. My ring came scratched up, however, but I wrote to LLB and they will be replacing it.
Lucy B’s Nail Lacquer in Premier, $13
LLB color coordinated the rings to go with the nail polishes. Women who got the turquoise ring also got this mauve nail polish, while those that got the amethyst ring got a nude shade. Personally, I don’t see how the ring and the nail polish go together, but color matching is not really my thing. I do like the nail polish quite a bit. It’s very easy to apply (i.e., I didn’t paint my whole finger when I applied it) and it dries very, very quickly.
I used to hate mauve, but it’s a good color for someone my age – my daughters approved.
“Pour Some Sugar Scrube on Me“, 8 oz, $20
Little Lace Box has gotten on the business of making their own natural bath products. And really, why shouldn’t they? If people are willing to pay through the roof for things they could make at home, why not let them? At least LLB’s scrub is not as outrageously priced as the one recently included in the Kloverbox+MSA box ($48 for 6 oz!).
Still, while I wasn’t thrilled to get this scrub, I was going to make the best of it and use it. But my daughter demanded that I keep it so she could gift in the future, so I’m going to have to make some of my own.