Ensemble Box is a monthly subscription box that sends you an ensemble of scarves and accessories from around the world.
Each box is themed around a specific region and is curated to provide you with a cultural experience that will expand your closet and accent your wardrobe with eclectic styles. In each box you’ll discover a top quality scarf, and two to three coordinating accessories featuring a new country every month. The Ensemble Box team finds inspiration everywhere, from small communities to large international cities.
Subscriptions are $37.95/month with free shipping within the US.
Let’s see what’s in the February 2017 Ensemble Box!
Everything was shipped in a black box with the Ensemble Box logo on top.
A peek inside!
An info card revealed February’s featured country — Italy — and listed all of the items in the box, along with brief descriptions of each one.
Pashmina Silk Wrap
I’ve been wearing scarves a lot more lately, and was hoping for another nice wrap to add to my growing collection… Unfortunately, this one just isn’t my style. It also has a lot of “glitter fallout” that got everywhere just by taking these photos, so I don’t think I’d be down with having glitter all over my clothes if I were to actually wear it. The info card describes this as a “pashmina silk wrap” and also mentions “plush velvet”. However, the tag clearly states “60% viscose, 40% nylon” and “made in China”. Meh.
Layered Tear Drop Choker
I haven’t quite gotten into the whole “choker revival” thing, but I can see this being a fun accessory to wear. The criss-cross look is kinda neat and I like how the black “stones” give it a dark, elegant feel. That said, the fact that it came on a card that says fashion choker sort of made it feel like a cheap dollar store find.
Venetian Mask Charm Bracelet
Another cheaply made item that I found on a popular wholesale website for $16.95/12 piece lot… So $1.39 per bracelet. Now I know I’m being kind of brutal here, but for a box that sells for $37.95, I really didn’t expect to find dollar store equivalent jewelry inside.
La Florentine Torrone
This was listed as a “special treat” on the info card. It’s a traditional Italian nougat candy made with almonds, sugar, honey, and other natural ingredients.
While I do like the concept of Ensemble Box, I can’t help but feel that it’s way overpriced for the quality of items you receive (at least in this particular offering). I don’t enjoy giving negative reviews, but if I were a paying subscriber and spent $37.95 on this box, I would be highly disappointed.
What do the stars mean?
★ = Crummy ★★ = Just Okay ★★★ = Good ★★★★ = Awesome ★★★★★ = Extraordinarily Awesome