practical dress-up

02 November 2016

There are a lot of things I second guess myself on every day but one of the more frivolous things I wish I had a better handle on was effortlessly picking out and wearing day-to-day jewelry. It's obviously not practical for me to wear statement jewelry, heavy earrings, or bracelets galore on the daily but I see plenty of moms/teachers/busy women wearing pretty and appropriate pieces all the time and I wanted in on the secret.

Bosco was very concerned with my plight, as always.

Well, Rocksbox to the valiant rescue! I've read about the Rocksbox concept on several of my favorite blogs and they all loved it but I never got around to giving it a go which I'm now realizing was a big mistake after getting my first box in the mail. Rocksbox is a jewelry rental service to discover and wear new and trendy styles without the the pressure to purchase them. For $19/month you receive three new pieces of jewelry at a time that are hand selected just for you. You can send your set back at any time and purchase any pieces you love at a member discount. It's extremely easy to return your set with the enclosed prepaid USPS shipping label that comes in your box.

Alright, so when my Rocksbox arrived I pulled out my finest faux fur to lay it all out and take a close look at the contents ...

I had previously picked well over 30+ favorites from their inventory (super simple and super fun) so they had a great idea of my taste and style. I don't have any fancy events coming up (but maybe you do! Christmas/New Years Eve parties?) so opted for casual styles. I'm loving the look of gold and rose gold at the moment but they have plenty of silver pieces as well.

I was SO excited to see that they'd included mostly House of Harlow (Nicole Richie's line) pieces because if I had to pick a favorite jewelry line, that would be it. Rocksbox carries jewelry brands that can be found in Nordstrom such as Kendra Scott, Gorjana, and smaller indie brands so a huge variety of styles is represented.

I wear a lot of plain white and occasionally spice things up with light grey tops and sometimes feel like I'm veering back into my waitressing days with my uniform but love this simple necklace (Phoebe Quilted Pendant Necklace in Gold by House of Harlow 1960. Member Price: $34. Retail: $40) to dress it up ever so slightly ...

I've worn it almost every day since its arrival because it goes with just about everything, doesn't feel heavy, but doesn't feel cheap either.

The second necklace (Geometric Statement Necklace, by Slate. Member Price $50 {Retail $59})  they included is a lot of fun and something I'd never pick out myself but once I put it on, I loved the length of the chain and the bit of edge it added to my getup.

Rocksbox included the Telluride Earring Set in Turquoise by House of Harlow 1960. (Member Price: $25. Retail: $30) that made me wish I'd never let my second earring holes close because they'd be so cute worn together. I'm wearing the gold and turquoise half hoops in the top and bottom photos but I've worn these studs every day since they arrived ...

... anything that's delicate enough to sleep in is a big win in my book.

Curious to try it out for yourself? Get your first month totally free with code camppattonxoxo but hurry because the code expires on Wednesday, November 16th!

Many thanks to Rocksbox for sponsoring this post and providing play/wrestle friendly gems and to Simon for snapping the pictures!


  1. I LOVE Rocksbox! Such a great concept for moms who can't make the commitment to actual jewelry. Ha! I love your picks, I just updated my wish list :)

  2. welp, just signed up. you are the queen of enabling, grace! thanks for always having great suggestions for places to check out. :)

  3. So do you have to get a new box each month?

    1. no, definitely not! as often or as little as you'd like :)

  4. love your updo! Is it a ponytail or bun? or both? I'd love to pull that off!

  5. darling! also, teach me your hair ways!

  6. I'm third-ing the hair comment. Could you throw up a quick top knot tutorial? Maybe a video ... :)



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