Mini Triple Nameplate Bracelet, $165.00.STYLE. Bauble Bar offers a wide range of styles from various designers. Their selections are hand picked by an established creative team keeping all of their pieces very on trend. They offer new styles every Tuesday and Thursday. Bauble Bar also carries those adorable (yet slightly narcissistic) personalized bracelets, necklaces, and rings. So cute.
PRICE. By shopping at Bauble Bar you can avoid the astronomical mark ups you might find at a major retailor or a boutique. Bauble Bar works directly with the designers so there is no middleman to pay and they are strictly web based so there is no overhead cost of a store. They do all this so they can afford to offer their items at excellent prices, which is good news for poor students and starving artist with expensive taste, like me. The price range is roughly between $25 - $300. Bauble Bar also offers a simple incentive reward system. It works like this: for every $1 dollar spent you receive 1 point. Every 10 points earned equals $1 to put towards a purchase. You can use your points however you like. You can save them up and eventually get something for free or you can use them gradually to receive a few dollars off each purchase. Bauble Bar also awards 100 free points when you first create your account and 150 free points for every friend you refer who makes a purchase. So overall I think the girls at Bauble Bar go farther out of their way to offer us reasonable prices than most. -->
WEARABILITY. Bauble Bar is perfect for ladies who don’t always know how to pair jewelry together... i.e. "are these earrings to much with this necklace" or "can I mix silver and gold?" (p.s. the answer is yes, you can mix silver and gold, brown and black exc.). Each month the creative team at Bauble Bar arranges beautiful collections of pieces revolving around color stories and styles. Bauble Bar has Jewelry for just about any occasion and they offer a very helpful “Occasion” filter to guide you in picking out appropriate pieces. I’ve never seen this done for jewelry before. Simply open the filter while shopping and check an event type and "TADA!" you are given a number of options to choose from that are perfect for said event.
Gilded Square Ring, $88.SIZE&FIT. Because we’re talking about jewelry this week, there’s not a whole lot to add about size & fit. I will say however, Bauble Bar does not offer a size chart so if you are planning to order a ring, it is important to know your ring size. Here’s an article to show you a simple way to find your ring size at home. -->
Gold Zebra Bangle, $26.QUALITY&CONSTRUCTION. When Rachel and I first opened her birthday package, the first words out of my mouth were "oooh, I can't believe how heavy they are!" For some reason my mother always equated quality jewelry with weight. The heavier the metal, the better the quality? I'm not sure why she thought that way, but my mother had beautiful taste, so I believe her. I asked Rachel to give me the honest truth as to what she thought about the earrings. "Don't lie to me just because I gave them to you as a gift." She told me "they feel really durable" (important to this pick-up drivin', four wheeler ridin', country girl). Rachel is a collector of turqoise, so she knows the look and feel of the real thing. She told me she thought Bauble Bar's turquoise was "really well simulated. The quality is better than I expected."
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Duo Bow Cuff, $86.SHIPPING&RETURNS. Shipping is free both ways at Bauble Bar (hurray!). Based on my experience, the standard shipping is typical for what you would expect. I placed my order on August 13th and received my item on August 20th. Exactly 1 week? Not bad y'all. Unfortunately, I ordered a tad to late to give Rachel her gift on her actual birthday and Bauble Bar does not offer express shipping.
The return policy is straightforward and typical. You must return the unworn merchandise, with tags attached, within 30 days of the ship date for a full refund or credit. They place a pre-paid USPS return label inside your package to make it easier to return your item (is it weird that I feel sorry for the USPS? I feel like they're dying along with newspapers and bookstores). As I have not had to deal with the issue of returns I did some highly skilled investigating and discovered many consumers had pleasant experiences when returning to Bauble Bar. There were good remarks about customer service and the promptness in which the consumers were refunded their money.
RECAP. I think Bauble Bar will satisfy the cravings of any jewelry fiend, regardless of taste or budget. Interested in shopping at Bauble Bar? Click here to create an account and use my code: 9918986 when you sign up.
TIP. Internet safety is paramount in knowing how to successfully shop online. If it hasn’t happened to you, I’m sure you know someone who’s had credit card information stolen. Watch out for phishing attacks. Only shop at familiar and trusted websites (like the ones I recommend!) Stay away from using search engines to find shopping sites. Search engines can give rigged results that lead you to phishing attacks. Shopping at any major retailor like Target or Best Buy is typically safe. Beware of misspellings or different top-level domains, like Target.net instead of Target.com. Please shop safely and always be suspicious of a deal that seems too good to be true. Follow me on twitter and share pics of cute stuff you buy online! I'd love to see what other shopoholics are getting! Don't forget, do you love it?