ModCloth Stylish Surprise Box Review – January 2016
A few times a year, ModCloth launches their “Stylish Surprise” – mystery items at a deep discount (you get to pick the category and size).
Here were the categories and prices this time:
FYI – this is completely sold out, but make sure to sign up for notifications at the end of this post to get an email alert the next time the Stylish Surprise is available!
I got one Apparel Surprise, one Dress Surprise, and one Shoes Surprise.
Birkenstock Madrid Sandals – value: $70
I like Birkenstock sandals, but I prefer a little more to them than just the one-strap slip-on style. Still, I’m impressed with the value and the brand recognition for $10!
Pink Owl Bird Print Tunic – value: $50?
I adore this top! The print reminds of Deux Lux’s Anguilla pattern. It’s such a flattering style and easy to wear! I also don’t have much green in my wardrobe, so I’m really happy to have this. I am super happy with this, especially for $15. I would have paid more.
Marina Pink Lace Dress – value: $130 (originally, but I’ve found it on sale online for $70ish)
(Lace 55% nylon and 45% cotton; lining 100% polyester)
When I pulled this out of the box and saw the lace, I thought “wow, this must be super 80s” but once I saw the style of the dress, I was in love. Seriously, how pretty is this? I love the sweetheart faux neckline and the blush color is so romantic. It’s a little dressier than I really have many opportunities for, but I can definitely see this for weddings in the spring and summer. For $20, I’m thrilled.
(FYI – in the photo, I should have straightened out the lining. I didn’t notice the crease under the bust, which kind of makes it look like a bandeau – which would still have been a cool detail if it were that way! I just wanted to clarify so there was no confusion.)
The Verdict: I honestly can’t believe how happy I am with my surprises. Even though I don’t think I’ll wear the shoes, I’m still impressed with the brand/value. And I’m just downright thrilled with the top and dress! I’m also a little surprised the clothing fits me so well since my past experience with ModCloth clothing has been hit or miss with sizing (especially in the hips and bust). My first ever ModCloth Stylish Surprise was a few years ago and I don’t remember if I got a dress or apparel, but I remember it being something that was totally not my style, so I wasn’t expecting such a great turnout for this time around, if I’m being honest. For $45 (+4 shipping) I’m beyond satisfied with the value.
What did you get from the Modcloth Stylish Surprise this time?