Modcloth Stylish Surprise!

Like probably everyone else I adore  Modcloth. Super cute, quirky, vintage inspired clothes, that offer a wide range of sizes? Who could resist. I know I can’t.

One of my favorite things about Modcloth is the Stylish Surprise. Basically, when they want to get rid of inventory, Modcloth lets you buy a random item for $5 or $10. You have no idea what you are going to get, you just pick the category (Accessory, shoes, dress, etc) and your size. It’s really fun and excited and you pretty much always get something super cute!

I’ve gotten it once before and I was pretty happy with it! This time I decided to splurge a bit and get something from every category (and two from the dress category). Overall, I’m pretty happy with it.

I made a video for my youtube channel with my initial reaction to my items.


I love all these items. I would have loved to model them, but I haven’t really had the chance to wear them yet!

Dress #1


The first dress I got was this teal dress with hats and mustaches in the print. I can’t tell you how much I adore this dress. I love the color, I love the bow, I love the pattern and the cut. There is only one problem. It doesn’t fit. I ordered a size that I thought would be good, and overall it does. There is one area where the zipper wont’ zip at all. Honestly, I’ve been having a hard time with my weight lately and clothes have been fitting strangely. I’m working on losing some weight to hopefully remedy this problem, so hopefully by summer I’ll be able to wear this dress! It seems like it’s more of a summer thing anyway.


Dress #2


Dress number two is more of a vintage inspired one I think? I think it is very cute and not something I would pick out normally. But I like it. I do have to figure out how to style it, since it’s not something I would normally wear. But I’m excited to break out of my fashion box and rock this dress!




This shirt is great. It’s really classy and gives off a nautical vibe. Maybe it’s the blue and white stripes? Once agin with the weight thing, but this shirt is a little tight. I haven’t been able to find any images of it online so I’m not sure if it’s supposed to be so form fitting. The material is a bit stretchy so I’m assuming it’s supposed to be a little form fitting.



IMG_3297A super cute red polka dot scarf! It’s a thick scarf despite being made out of a rather thin material. But I already love it! It’s working great this winter keeping me warm and feeling fun!




This is the only item that I’m not 100% happy about. I just don’t wear earrings. I have a horrible time with them. I’m allergic to nickel and probably some other metals (I have a hard time wearing sterling silver also). So these are just not going to work out for me. But that’s the gamble with the Modcloth Stylish Surprise! You never know what you are going to get. I think I have a friend who would like these very much.

I also got a pair of shoes, but I forgot to take a picture of them. They really aren’t anything fancy. Just a pair of beige sandals. They will be super cute to wear in the summer! You can see them in my video above!


I can’t wait for the next Stylish Surprise!

Modcloth Stylish Surprise!

I’ve spent who knows how long I’ve spent drooling over all of the stuff on Modcloth. There are just so many cute and interesting pieces on that site! Recently I bought a pair of shoes from there and ended up getting some store credit from that purchase (long story). I decided that I’d use that store credit to get the Stylish Surprise!

The Stylish Surprise, if you didn’t know, is a random item (Most likely from last season). Basically you pay $10 and you get a mystery item. I got all three types: Apparel, Shoes, and Accessories.

I made a video with all of the items I got, so check that out!

However, there were a few problems. The dress is super cute and makes good “business wear” but the zipper is broken. It won’t zip up anymore. I have no idea how I got it UNzipped. I’m going to have to get one of my friends who is better at sewing zippers to fix it for me. Other than that, it’s fantastic.

The necklace, isn’t really my style, but it’s kind of nice to have something different.

And the boots. Oh god, the boots. They are so cute but they sent me the wrong size. I’m working on possibly getting them replaced. Tall boots are something I really want to be able to wear, but I have really big calfs so a lot of the times if they don’t have a zipper I can’t wear them. I don’t know if I’m going to get the same style, or if I’m going to get a completely different pair (or no exchange at all), but even if I had these boots in my size I don’t think I could wear them. If nothing works out then I’ll probably find someone to trade shoes with.


Overall, my Stylish Surprise was an enjoyable experience. Even though there were problems, Modcloth has excellent customer service so they try to solve your problems if you have them. And I paid $10 for a dress with a broken zipper that probably started out $50+ It’s really no big deal.


I’d definitely purchase the Stylish Surprise again!


UPDATE: Modcloth got back to me, about the shoes. They are sending me a free pair and a 10% coupon for my next order! Modcloth’s clothes might be expensive, but their customer service is top notch!