Dot & YoYo: September 2015 & Coupon Code!

Today I’ve got the first box in a brand new jewelry subscription called Dot & YoYo. They graciously sent me their September box for review. For $5 off your first box, use the coupon code NEWCUSTOMER.

Now a little background on the box:
“You will get 4 to 5 pieces of handpicked jewelry and accessories every month. Expect to receive bold statement necklaces, earrings, bracelets, bangles and other accessories with colorful gems, gold tones and trendy fashion-forward items as well. Look forward to items you can wear on a night out or just for an everyday look. You will always receive something you can wear, share or gift!”

This box costs $35 per month, with discounts for prepayment. You can also buy additional pieces from the the Dot & Yo Yo shop.

Now let’s break into the box.
We get an adorable logo..
Box
Inside lots of cute pouches full of jewelry
Open Box Bags

Statement NecklaceStatment Neck. CloseStatement Necklace Bust
Turquoise Necklace

(Retail Price: $24.99)
Verdict: Gift
I actually love turquoise colored jewelry but I happen to have a Modcloth necklace that is very similar to this statement piece, so I’ll use this as a Christmas gift. I do think the necklace is lovely and would appeal to a lot of subscribers.

BraceletWrist
Vintage Style Geo Bracelet

(Retail Price: $15.00)
Description: One size fits all. This antique brass metal bangle as a touch of vintage style mixed with modern rhinestones and stones.”
Verdict: Gift
Ah, as usual “one size fits all” does not include me. I really like the look of this bracelet, unfortunately I have a small wrist and it just looks funny and falls off if I move to much. I’ll gift this to someone who can wear it.

Coin NecklaceCoin Necklace LongCoin Necklace CloseCoin Necklace Bust
Golden Layered Sequin Necklace

(Retail Price: $15.00)
Description: Gorgeous in simplicity and design. A gold plated ball chain complimented with a gold plated sequin chain provides a double layered look, versatile enough to wear with anything! 18 inch chain.”
Verdict: Love!
This necklace is so lovely. It’s simple but not too simple, and the disks on it catch the light in a really beautiful way. I loved this piece and wore it right after I got this box. You can wear it to work or out for the weekend with a cute boho top. It’s super versatile and I know I’ll get a ton of use out of it.

Button Earrings
Teal Sparkle Stud Earrings

(Retail Price: $12.00)
Description: This dainty little stud earrings have a teal center with a rhinestone border. Simple and versatile.”
Verdict: Love!
Mint is one of my favorite colors for jewelry and I wear studs regularly for work. These are super cute and have a hint of vintage appeal. I’ll definitely be wearing these.

Statement Earrings
Plum Burst Earrings
(Retail Price: $18.00)
Description: A beautiful array of fuchsia and purple crystals in a star burst design. These earrings are sturdy and definitely a statement piece. Earrings measure about 2 inches.”
Verdict: Love!
I don’t usually treat myself to statement earrings because I tend to wear smaller things for work, but these are absolutely beautiful and unlike anything else I own. One of the best parts of sub boxes is when they send us things that take us out of our comfort zone but that still are appealing. These earrings are different than my normal choices, but I can’t wait to go out for a fancy dinner and wear them.

OVERALL
Dot & YoYo September 2015

Verdict: Love!

This is a brand new subscription so I had no idea what to expect. I am super impressed. Everything was beautifully packaged and the items were cohesive with a great mix of statement pieces plus more versatile, understated picks. The cost of this sub is $35 and the total value received was $84.00. I felt that Dot & YoYo priced these pieces correctly on their website. The prices are definitely on par for what you pay for costume jewelry from other retailers, so you definitely get your money’s worth. I received this box for free, but I would gladly have paid the $35 for the items included. I loved the style of everything and the things that I couldn’t use or were too close to pieces I already have will make lovely gifts. I’m definitely considering gifting myself a 3 month sub. I’ll just have to wait until there’s more room in my sub box budget.

What did you think of Dot & YoYo’s jewelry picks? Are they too your taste?


COUPON CODE!
New Customers receive $5.00 off when they use the code NEWCUSTOMER
The first 50 subscribers will receive a FREE gift in their first box as well!

 

THE BACKSTORY

Dot & YoYo will send “4 to 5 pieces of handpicked jewelry and accessories every month. Expect to receive bold statement necklaces, earrings, bracelets, bangles and other accessories with colorful gems, gold tones and trendy fashion-forward items as well. Look forward to items you can wear on a night out or just for an everyday look. You will always receive something you can wear, share or gift!”

PRICING:
Month to Month: $35.00
3 Month Prepay: $99.00
6 Month Prepay: $185.00
FREE SHIPPING

Purchase More jewelry directly from the Dot & Yo Yo shop.

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 living 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,” is set to be released May 30, 2017 by Xist Publishing. In the meantime, she keeps herself occupied by obsessing over subscription boxes and home renovations.

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