Hit or Miss: Modcloth Stylish Surprise

I love the thrill of the hunt that comes with shopping sales. And, when it’s a surprise sale, I find it even harder to resist. Earlier this year, I nabbed a Golden Tote Surprise Grab Bag that had mixed results, but that didn’t stop me from shopping another surprise sale.

Occasionally, Modcloth, everyone’s favorite retro inspired online retailer, offers mystery items at a great discount. Naturally, I had to scoop up a few items and opted for the Stylish Surprise – Apparel and the Stylish Surprise – Shoes. Watch the video to see what I got…

Modcloth Stylish Surprise Unboxing!

Qupid Gold D’Orsay Ballet Flats

It's hard to resist the Modcloth Stylish Surprise sale! I ordered shoes and an apparel item. Read more to find out if they were a hit or miss...

These darling Qupid D’Orsay flats normally retail for $34.99, but as a stylish surprise, they sold for only $10. Sadly, these shoes run big and don’t work for me.

Sangria Tan and Ivory Missy Floral Shirtdress

It's hard to resist the Modcloth Stylish Surprise sale! I ordered shoes and an apparel item. Read more to find out if they were a hit or miss...

This vintage inspired dress is so pretty, but unfortunately there was a mix up. Instead of being sent an apparel item (top/bottoms/coat), I was sent a dress and in the wrong size to boot. Thankfully, Modcloth has excellent customer service, and they issued me a refund since I was sent the wrong item. This Sangria floral dress normally retails for $79, so getting it at the stylish surprise price of $15 would have been a great steal had the dress fit.

Modcloth Stylish Surprise: Hit or Miss?

I really liked that the shoes and the dress matched. I don’t know if that was on purpose, but I love little details like that. Ordering surprise items is always a risk, and while both pieces were a good match for me style wise, neither piece fit. My normal shoes size is 6 US/36 EU, and the flats I received are 6 US/36.5 EU. So, they’re a half size too big. While the dress is darling, I didn’t order the dress stylish surprise. That wouldn’t have been a big deal had the dress fit, but a size 12 is definitely not the size I ordered.

As I mentioned above, Modcloth has great customer, so I can’t complain about the dress since I received a refund. Plus, I don’t doubt that I’ll be able to find a good home for the shoes.

I’m not having great luck with surprise sales, but you know me. This won’t be the last surprise sale I shop. If you are tempted to try your luck, there are still a few Modcloth Stylish Surprise (apparel, shoes, dresses, and jewelry) options left!

P.S. If you like this post, don’t miss Using Le Tote for a Night Out!

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32 comments

  1. These are so cute; too bad the fit is no good. I’m terrible with surprises but honestly have never had that great of luck with Modcloth’s surprises. The one time I did like what they sent, it was very similar to what I already owned…

  2. Modcloth surprise was nice, I liked the shirt dress, I really did, but sadly it is not the size you oredered… that is then not such a nice surprise. Also the flats being half a size too big, not so good, although they are really cute! Hope you have better luck next time! Hope you have a very nice week!
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  3. Hmmm, I feel like they should have just let you send it back and send something to you to make up for the one you didn’t receive. It seems kind of disappointing that they sent the wrong thing, in the wrong size, and then you get your money back and not the fun thing you purchased…

  4. What a cute stress for spring! I love the color combination too! Thanks for sharing your on boxing, it’s almost as much fun as getting my own!

    1. The size isn’t supposed to be a surprise (just the item), but there was a mix up, and I was sent the wrong size.

  5. Mystery items at a steep discount? Oh, that sounds fantastic! I’m sorry it didn’t work out for you this time, but hopefully it will the next time this type of deal is offered. I’ve never bought anything from Modcloth but they have cute things, so it’s good to know they have great customer service.
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  6. These are pretty pieces, so it’s a bummer they don’t fit. That’s the risk of subscription and surprise boxes, though. Sigh. I don’t think I’m enough of a “surprise me!” person to appreciate this sort of thing. I’m more of a “I want control!” sort of person, and surprise boxes take too much of that away. lol Still, it IS a fun concept!

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