A few times a year, ModCloth announces their “Stylish Surprise”, where they sell select mystery items you at a deep discount. We're talking typically pricier pieces for around $10-$20! Stylish Surprise is kind of like the Mystery Bags I would periodically get at the candy store I used to g to as a kid. You choose the category and select the size, but otherwise, you don't know what you will receive until it arrives in the mail; hence the surprise! It can be a bit of a gamble because you can get anything from their wide range of styles and aesthetics, but that is the fun of it all!
Stylish Surprise sells out incredibly fast! I went onto their site a few hours after it was announced and apartment, shoes, and accessories were all sold out at that point. As of this morning, Stylish Surprise is still available in Apparel, sizes XS-4X, and Dresses sizes XS-L. The great thing about Stylish Surprise, though, is there always seems to be another one right around the corner.
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The Box: ModCloth Stylish Surprise
Here were the categories this time:
- Stylish Surprise Dresses - $20 each, sizes XS-4X
- Stylish Surprise Apparel - $15 each, sizes XS-4X
- Stylish Surprise Shoes - $10 each, sizes 5-11
- Stylish Surprise Jewelry - $5 each
- Stylish Surprise Apartment - $10 each
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As with normal ModCloth orders, the box (or bag in my case) comes with an invoice, though it gives you the price you paid for the Stylish Surprise itself; not the original cost of the items you get. I ended up getting just a dress this time around. I wish I had been on the site just a smidge earlier to partake in the shoe Stylish Surprise, but hey that is the breaks! The early bird gets the worm, or the Stylish Surprise in this case!
Mod Cloth Stylish Surprise Dress in a 3x—Cost $20, Value $69.99
Holy smokes! I have never done Stylish Surprise because I figured I would end up getting something I would be totally indifferent about, but I really adore this dress! The only issue I have with it is I couldn’t really wear my bra since the dress is a bit too snug. The fabric is mainly cotton with some spandex, but it wasn’t terribly stretchy. I could have stood to go up to a 4x in retrospect. Otherwise, I am very fond of this dress and the very 70s mustard yellow color they choose. This dress is very sassy and ideal for the summer. I paired it with sea foam jellies and my favorite green scarf because I love the color combination of the three. I found the same dress by Ixia in black and other colors/patterns for $69.99, so I saved $49.99 with this Stylish Surprise! What a steal!
Did I happen to mention this dress has pockets? That is the cherry on top for me!
I really also love the back tie detail too. It is such a preciously cute touch. It really adds to the retro vibe. It kind of makes me want to put on my saddle shoes and go to a malt shop for a Strawberry milkshake!
Verdict: I am really happy with my first ever Stylish Surprise. Even though my dress is a bit tight, I am definitely keeping it; it is just too cute and too great of a bargain not to! The only thing I regret is not getting anything in the apparel group because it is such a fantastic deal and to size up the next time. I can’t wait for the next Stylish Surprise!
What do you think about ModCloth’s Stylish Surprise this time around? What did you get?