ModCloth Stylish Surprise Box Review – August 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).
- Stylish Surprise – Dresses, $20, available in sizes XS-4X
- Stylish Surprise – Apparel, $15, available in sizes XS-4X
- Stylish Surprise – Shoes, $10, available in sizes 5.5-11
- Stylish Surprise – Apartment, $10 (FYI – this one always sells out first!)
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!
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I got one Apparel Surprise, one Dress Surprise, and one Shoes Surprise.
Mojo Moxy Bow Heels – value: $45?
I’ll be honest – I peeked at this pair of shoes and instantly thought, “bummer – won’t be wearing these!” However, after trying them on and checking them out I think I’ve kind of maybe really fallen for them. I do not already own blue shoes. I own no shoes with bows on them. I haven’t worn a pair of heels since I was pregnant/early 2015.
I am grateful these are designed with zippers on the backs. It took some toe-squishing to get my feet into these but once I did and had them on for a few minutes, they weren’t too bad! I definitely couldn’t wear these for hours on end, but a lot of that is me since I haven’t worn heels in a year or two, plus I think my feet got a smidge wider from pregnancy.
My apparel item was this cute top from Lumiere. I love the fit! It’s so easy to wear. The material is thin and breezy but just barely not too see-through (though it is somewhat see-through: you can see the waistline of my jeans). If it really bothered me I could wear a cami with this, especially one with a cute trim to peek out underneath.
I paired it with a slightly chunky, layered necklace. With a nice basic top like this, I wanted to wear a necklace that was much more of a statement but I realized I actually don’t own any! Regardless, I think these pair nicely together. The simplicity of this top lends itself nicely to bolder accessories – I could see it paired with a longer pendant necklace too.
This dress! This is the surprise dress I got and I love it! I lucked out again and the fit is perfect, plus the pretty floral print is so cute. It’s a high neckline and high back with this fit-and-flare silhouette.
I paired this dress with my surprise shoes! The bows and heels of the shoes with the flowy floral dress just felt so feminine and playful! I wasn’t sure if the shoes quite match since the blue of the shoes is just a bit brighter than the blue in the dress (and blue shoes are also just out of my comfort zone in general since I’ve never worn any before!). But I think they work pretty well.
The Verdict: This was a super fun ModCloth Stylish Surprise for me! This time, all three items actually work for my taste (even though I had to warm up to the shoes) and fit me well! I’m really happy. I’ve had mixed experiences with the Stylish Surprise – I tried an apparel in 2013 and it was a huge miss in many ways, but I’ve ordered a shoes, a dress, and an apparel surprise for all three of the sales they’ve done in 2016 and have loved all of them (check out our previous Stylish Surprise reviews here).
The value is fantastic, too – I paid about $50 including shipping for this, and I got what I estimate to be about ~$130 in value! Even with some give-or-take with that value, I definitely got more than my money’s worth.
What do you think about ModCloth’s Stylish Surprise? Did you order any this time? What did you get?