Designer Accessories on a Budget

Kate Spade Handbag with Loren Hope Earrings

Who doesn’t love fancy designer accessories?! Anyone who has been following my blog for a while knows I’m a sucker for accessories, especially handbags and jewelry. I truly believe the right accessories can totally make an outfit. Brands like Kate Spade, Kendra Scott, Tory Burch, Loren Hope and Rebecca Minkoff have found their way into my heart. The only problem is the majority of us can’t afford to buy a closet full of them. Yes, there are the knock-offs, but there is really something special about the real deal.

I was so excited when Viv Tote (formerly Vogue Tote) reached out to me to partner up with them and try out their awesome service. VivTote is a monthly jewelry and handbag subscription service that allows you to rent designer jewelry and handbags for a reasonable monthly cost. There are a few different plans ranging from $21 – 40. Designer jewelry for only $21? Sign me up.

After you sign up for VivTote, you will complete a short style survey so their stylists understand your likes and your dislikes. You can also browse the product catalog and add pieces to your wish list. Your stylists will use the results from the survey and work off your wish list to make sure you receive pieces you will truly love. Shipping is crazy fast and it is such a fun surprise to see what designer pieces show up on your doorstep.

I signed up for the $40 unlimited handbag and jewelry service (c/o VivTote). For my first box, I received a cream Kate Spade cross body handbag (valued at $398), a pair of magenta Loren Hope earrings (worth $78) and a gold and rhinestone Wanderlust ring (worth $39). I was drooling the second I opened the box. The handbag was the perfect shade of winter white which matches almost everything in my closet. I also love that it had the removable cross-body strap so the bag can be worn multiple ways.

The magenta Loren Hope earrings were by far my favorite surprise in the box. They were the perfect pop of color, especially in the winter when we all start feeling the winter blues. I’ll admit, the Wanderlust ring wasn’t exactly my style and was a little too big on my crazy skinny fingers. I’m not a huge ring person and probably shouldn’t have checked the box in the style survey asking them to send me rings. However, I could still make the ring work on my middle finger and it was a fun change of pace for me.

All VivTote subscribers have the ability to buy the jewelry they love for 20% off the retail price. Return what you want, keep what you love. Now here’s the best part – VivTote graciously provided my readers with code VTSS50 to try out the service for 50% off the first month. To make that clear, you can try out the jewelry service for $10.50 or the handbag and jewelry option for only $20!!! Whether you have a big event coming up or you would like to mix up your monthly accessories, VivTote is such a cool way to receive designer accessories on a budget.

Have you ever tried a handbag or jewelry subscription service before?