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Cents of Style Mystery Grab Bag Review – September 2017


Cents of Style Mystery September 2017

Cents of Style Mystery Grab Bags launched on August 25th. (They have since sold out).

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Cents of Style Mystery September 2017

The Box: Cents of Style Mystery Grab Bag

The Cost: $34.95 ($16.95 + free shipping if you used code ADDICTIONGRAB)

Products: Each grab bag will include two pieces of clothing and one accessory

“Clothing may include shirts, tops, skirts, pants, sweaters, or jackets (no ponchos or kimonos will be included). Accessories can be jewelry, scarves, socks, or other fashion accessories”


  • Small: 0-6
  • Medium: 6-8
  • Large: 10-12
  • 1X-Large: 14-16
  • 2X-Large: 18-20
  • 3X-Large: 22-24

Good to Know: Returns must include all grab bag pieces.

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According to Cents of Style, these images are of the types of items that could be included:

Cents of Style Mystery September 2017

Cents of Style Mystery September 2017

Cents of Style Mystery September 2017

Cents of Style Mystery September 2017

Cents of Style Mystery September 2017

Now onto the mystery items!

Cents of Style Mystery September 2017

Misia Printed Tunic, M – Value $30?

I had trouble tracking down this style so I based the value on other tops at Cents of Style.

Not really my style, but I am trying to add more tunic length tops into my wardrobe, so let’s see.

Cents of Style Mystery September 2017

This tunic feels like a sack on me. There is too much fabric and not enough shape. It is a bit stretchy and the fabric is soft though.

Cents of Style Mystery September 2017

I really like when tunics have side splits, so I’ll give it that.

Cents of Style Mystery September 2017

So much fabric!

Cents of Style Mystery September 2017

The arm length feels a little weird too. It either needs to be a couple of inches shorter or longer.

Cents of Style Mystery September 2017

Reborn J Sweater Dress, M – Value $34.95? I’m linking to a very similar dress on Cents of Style.

Fall is here and I’m ready to find a flattering sweater dress for my tights and booties. This light tan sweater dress is pretty lightweight and super soft.

Cents of Style Mystery September 2017

It’s calf length and very swingy, but it definitely adds bulk where I don’t want it. Maybe a darker color would have been better? This dress is also sheer, so I put a black tank dress underneath. It would have been better to have a nude color.

Cents of Style Mystery September 2017

Pockets! Love that, but they hit exactly at the widest part of my hip creating two bulges on either side. Not the cutest.

Cents of Style Mystery September 2017

Again, this seems to highlight the width of my shoulders and make me look bulkier than I would like.

Cents of Style Mystery September 2017

Cents of Style Mystery September 2017

Black and White Thin Scarf – Value $14.95? (based on other Cents of Style scarves)

This is my favorite item in this mystery bag and honestly, the only one I feel is flattering. I know, not saying a lot considering it’s a scarf. But, it’s a great scarf. Light and airy, it is perfect for fall layers without adding much bulk or warmth. It’s a nice big rectangle too, so perfect to use as a wrap.

Verdict: I paid $16.95 for this bag, so that works out to $5.65 an item. That is a super low price and makes the risk of this mystery bag not so scary. I really liked the scarf but the other two items just weren’t great for me. Both the dress and the tunic were on the example photos (in different colors), so they did a good job of giving a true representation of what you could have received. In terms of size/fit, it is hard to tell based on this mystery bag, but I feel like sizes may vary a lot with Cents of Style.

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Written by Tiffany Waldorf

Tiffany Waldorf

Tiffany found out about subscription boxes from a friend who followed MSA. The curiosity started with mystery beauty boxes and grew into an addiction from there. Beauty, clothes, home…she loves the sight of a subscription box in the mail.

Posted in Cents of Style Mystery Grab Bag Review, Cents of Style Reviews, Mystery Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: cents of style | 14 comments

Comments (14)

  1. I got the shiny blue skirt pictured above…LOL It is so tacky it made me laugh. I also got the same shirt and but a different scarf.

  2. I received the same shirt different, a white shirt dress and a light weight denim scarf with fringe(it’s dark blue). I’m thinking of taking the tunic to have it shortened. It’s just so long on me.

  3. I received the same items! I feel the same…I only like the scarf. The sweater dress is so soft, I’m thinking about taking it to a seamstress friend . I’m going to see if she can cut & hem it right above the pockets. Maybe I can get a nice lightweight sweater out of it? The tunic is soft but the cut and pattern is awful. Maybe i can use it as a pajama?
    Next time I’ll save my $16 and buy something I actually love, even if it’s only one item!

  4. So everyone here got the same bag? uh? O.o

    • I got the same too. 🙁

  5. I got the same items as well!! Hmm…

    • I got the same items in size M as well- except my dress was a really soft t-shirt dress(similiar length) by the same brand. I was actually happy with this bag compared to others I’ve received; so worked out good for me!

  6. I think the dress might have potential if you belted it or added a cropped denim jacket to give it a more structure feel. But if that doesn’t work, at least its nice and soft for lounging around.

  7. I received the same things. I would ever wear any of the pieces. I guess that’s the risk to you take with a mystery box.

    You mentioned they take returns of you return everything. Does anyone know if that’s the case?

  8. I got the same things as well. Everything seemed way over-sized. definitely using dress as night gown in a pinch what else can you do with it?!

  9. I loved my scarf too. The shirt was OK and the dress was ok -but I don’t see myself wearing them outside the house. The material was good and soft. Thank you for your review, and the Tunic looks great on you – very Coachella Vibe 🙂

  10. I got the same items, the only difference was that my scarf was beige and light pink. Just like you, the only item that I loved was the scarf.
    I tried the dress with a belt and it felt a little bit better in terms of shape. Might consider using it that way.

    • I received the same items too, but different colored scarf. Did I read that I can return? I will never wear the items.

    • Agree, it would look cute with a belt, some cute tights and booties. Maybe a nice fall jacket to add to the look or scarf. The tunic looks kind of boho and cute on you!

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