ModCloth Stylish Surprise Box Review – July 2017
A few times a year, ModCloth launches their “Stylish Surprise”, which are mystery items you can buy at a deep discount. We’re talking typically pricier pieces for around $10-$20! Buying a Stylish Surprise is sort of like buying a blind box toy—you’ll know the category of item you’re buying (like dresses, apparel, shoes, apartment, etc.) and what size you’ve chosen, but you’ll only find out what exact piece you’re getting when you open your box. There are usually a wide range of styles and aesthetics in the mix, so what you wind up with is totally random… and a total surprise!
The thing about Stylish Surprise is that items go fast. We’re talking sold-out-in-hours fast. The Stylish Surprises I shopped for this review is now done and sold out, but there always seems to be another Stylish Surprise event right around the corner. Check out the items I got to see the kind of mix of products you can expect and stay tuned for updates!
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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 comes with an invoice, though it only gives the prices you paid for the Stylish Surprises, not the original value of the products you wind up with. I was able to nab items from the Apparel, Dresses, and Shoes categories—everything from the Apartment and Jewelry categories was gone by the time I got to place my order (which was only a few hours into the event)!
There are a couple discounts in the box. The first is a Hello Fresh coupon…
…and the second is a code for 25% off orders of $100 or more in celebration of ModCloth’s 15th birthday!
Stylish Surprise Top – Cost $15.00, Value $39.99?
This top is a little cutesier than what I’d usually reach for, but the fit is amaaaazing! I found similar tops on the ModCloth site (the brand is called Circus), and at the time of this post, they’re on sale for $39.99. That’s still way more than a measly $15.00!
The top is made from 100% rayon, but it feels like cotton weave. Note that if you hate ironing, this isn’t the top for you, hehe. It’s really soft, and the fabric drifts beautifully over my torso. It’s loose but not in the sense that it’s billowy or blousey, and it’s just fitted enough to still feel tailored. This is a UK size 14, which corresponds with the large sizing I picked (usually I’m a medium on top and a large on the bottom, but 1) I wasn’t sure if I’d end up with a bottom or a top, and 2) I’ve had experience with pieces from ModCloth running small on me, so I figured I’d cut my losses). The color and print is really cute and flattering, and the pleated, bow-adorned neckline is so sweet! It’s got a bit of a retro vibe. It took me a few tries to get the bow looking cute, but I’m really happy with this leaf-printed design, especially with fall coming up soon.
Stylish Surprise Shoes – Cost $10.00, Value $39.99?
Other flats by this brand, But Another Innocent Tale (a.k.a. B.A.I.T.) Footwear, are going for $39.99 at the time of this post, so again, this is a great deal. These shoes are definitely too cutesy for me, but I’m excited to find a friend who might want to take these in. They’re so darn charming with their patent hearts and suede-like bodies. They’re a tad stiff to walk in, but I’m hoping they’d break in nicely. The right shoe had what looks like a little scuff or oil stain on the toe, but it’s not super noticeable given the rest of the personality these shoes have!
Stylish Surprise Dress – Cost $20.00, Value $59.99?
I was most excited to see what dress I’d get from Stylish Surprise, and while this dress isn’t exactly my style, I was really impressed by the quality of what I got! This deep teal maxi dress features a sheer overlay printed with periwinkle- and purple-splashed flowers. It’s got a real elegant, bohemian, sort of 70s vibe about it, especially given the keyhole neckline and slightly puffed sleeves. The brand is Coco Love, and the dress itself is 100$ polyester. It’s not on the ModCloth site anymore, but other Coco Love pieces go for around $59.99, so I’m definitely getting a deal here. While this isn’t my aesthetic, I’m really digging how beautifully this dress fits (with heeled boots on of course), so I might have to hang onto it for awhile and use it on special occasions!
Verdict: I was pleasantly surprised by my first-ever ModCloth Stylish Surprise! The three items cost me as much as just one of these items would’ve been at regular price (at least), so I’m thrilled by the value. The only thing I’m definitely giving/swapping away are the shoes, but I was overall impressed by the quality of the pieces I got, given that this is basically a clearance event. 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?