ModCloth Plus Size Stylish Surprise Box Review – July 2018
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!
FYI – no boxes are currently available for purchase. Stylish Surprises sell out incredibly fast! I went onto their site a few hours after it was announced and there were categories already sold out. July’s came and went rather quickly. The great thing about Stylish Surprise, though, is there always seems to be another one right around the corner.
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About ModCloth Stylish Surprise
The Box: ModCloth Stylish Surprise
Here were the categories this time:
- Stylish Surprise Dresses: $25 each, sizes XS-4X
- Stylish Surprise Jewelry: $10
- Stylish Surprise Tops: $15
- Stylish Surprise Home Décor: $10
- Stylish Surprise Accessories: $10
- Stylish Surprise Bottoms: $20
- Stylish Surprise Shoes: $20
- Stylish Surprise Outerwear: $20
ModCloth Stylish Surprise Plus Size Clothing and Jewelry Unboxing
As with normal ModCloth orders, the box 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 was supposed to get a top, dress, and jewelry item, but instead was sent two tops and a jewelry item. I would have loved to get the dress I was supposed to, so this is a bit of a bummer! I contacted their customer service about this mix-up and received a $25 credit for the dress/top mix-up.
Also, a cute post card is included to let you know who selected and packed your items. J.G, I have a bone to pick with you! I am kidding. Maybe.
Stylish Surprise Top/Outerwear: Snappy Study Blazer in Umbrellas by Modcloth, Size 2x —Retail Value $79.99 (found here for $24.97)
I rarely wear blazers due to how broad my shoulders are, but the cut of this jacket is rather flattering. It is not bulky and does not give me linebacker shoulders like most blazers I have tried in the past. The fabric is rather lightweight, so this can easily be worn in summer months at the office and beyond! However, I do not like the print. I would prefer it to be plain or possibly have stripes or dots for a design. I paired this blazer with cut off shorts from my October Stylish Surprise box, a striped shirt, and white cat eye glasses from Pinup in a Pack (review coming soon!). This blazer would look amazing paired with a solid colored dress or a yellow pussy-bow blouse and high waist, dark rinse, skinny leg jeans, and heels.
Honestly, when I unboxed this, I was rather indifferent about this piece. Upon trying it on, I was impressed by how flattering this piece looked. The fabric is rather stretchy and soft. The ruffles both at the wrist and waist are a cute touch. This is far and away my favorite piece in the box. I paired this top with dark denim jeans, the necklace included in my Stylish Surprise, and a pair of faux cork, orange platform heels to tie in with the warm tones of the necklace.
Oh, why did you do me so dirty? First, you forgot my dress and then you packed me this necklace. Don’t get me wrong, I do like aspects of this necklace. I have quite a few pairs of dangly earrings featuring similar rope covered beads. They were a big trend last summer and have carried on into this year as well. However, I am not feeling the combo of these beads with the clear abstract plastic beads and the wooden beads. Just not my style or cup of tea, but I do appreciate the warm tones and the how lightweight and easy this piece is to wear. Even though I am not a fan, doesn’t mean that you won’t be! This would look great paired with a striped jumpsuit and canvas, platform espadrilles for a sassy, yet modest summer look!
Verdict: This Stylish Surprise was not the best I have received. Stylish Surprise is always a roll of the dice, but this is the first time I was sent an item in error. The styles selected for me weren’t necessarily my style, but fortunately, I do like the grey, ruffled sweater included for me this time around. Though this Stylish Surprise was a bit of a disappointment, I still look forward to the next one. I just might hit the jackpot, you never know!
I paid $50 plus $7.99 shipping for the $25 Dress, $15 Top, and $10 Jewelry Style Surprises, but received a $25 credit for the dress mix up. I received $137.99 worth of items ($46.93 with sale prices).
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, Stylish Surprise is over, but it happens a few times a year so one might be right around the corner!
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