Fair Ivy: February 2015

Last month I received my first Fair Ivy box since they have been back from their hiatus. This sub features unique handmade finds with every other month including jewelry.

Since last month included earrings, this month was going to feature a non-jewelry surprise.
Package

As usual adorable packaging. I mean do you see that itty bitty little closepin?
Closepin
Sadly, in my excitement to see my surprise I managed to destroy it. Rest in peace, itsy bitsy closepin.
Cards

Now what’s inside?
Purse
Open Bag Inside Bag

Clutch from from Lacy Lou Designs
(Retail: $28.00)
Lacy Lou Designs writes, “This clutch was handcrafted with the idea of making you feel hip and confident. It is the perfect design for a night on the town, yet functional enough to be used every day. Its roomy interior keeps all your essentials together while its mixed media design gives you an urban-chic look. This particular clutch was designed specifically for Fair Ivy and—you!”
Verdict: Love!

The “urban-chic” description was dead on. This clutch has a really put together but easy feeling to it that will work well for a ton of different outings. It’s lightweight but still a good enough size that you can fit in all your essentials. I think this would be a perfect bag to take on a trip or vacation since it  works equally well for day or night. I also feel like the color palette and print will translate well across different seasons. I love that this is an exclusive for Fair Ivy subscribers so while there are similar bags on Lacy Lou’s site, this exact one is just for us.

I paid $36.95 (including shipping) and with a retail price of $28 before shipping I pretty much break even. The bag is cute, versatile and no one else I know will have it so I feel like I got my money’s worth. Plus I love supporting independent artists.

What do you think of the clutch? Is it your style?


THE BACKSTORY

Fair Ivy is a subscription box of beautifully wrapped, vegan friendly handmade items made by individual artisans from the US.

Subscriptions currently cost $30/month + Shipping.

Once upon a time, long, long ago, Lisa attended Syracuse University where she studied singing in a giant castle surrounded by ice and snow. After she earned her music degree, she headed to the island of Manhattan, down to the West Village, to a place called the New School. There, she earned another degree in the great art of writing stories for children. She currently works on that same island, in the dungeon of an old building, making up stories while she sorts through endless stacks of papers, just dreaming of working somewhere with windows. She is currently working on several novels and hopes to write her way to that aforementioned windowed place. Her first book, “The Ice Maiden’s Tale,” a fairy tale adventure was released on May 30, 2017 and is up for sale on Amazon. In the meantime, she keeps herself occupied by obsessing over subscription boxes and home renovations.

5 thoughts on “Fair Ivy: February 2015

  1. Hmmm, what an interesting concept. As a crafter, I love things that are handmade. As a monthly subscription, it is unfortunately too pricey for me, but again I love the idea of it.

  2. It’s a lovely clutch, but it’s hard for me to get on board with this subscription. Since you’re unlikely to love everything they send and the value is about the same as the price, why not just buy the items that you want?

    But thanks for the reviews! I really enjoy reading them.

    • You’re welcome! For me there are two aspects that make it a little difference – one is that a lot of the items are made especially for the subscription so you can’t find this *exact* one. The second is the curation. I probably wouldn’t find a lot of these folks on my own because there is just so much volume on sites like Etsy. I do wish the value was at least a little higher, but I offset that with the fact that I am supporting independent artists.

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