ModCloth Stylish Surprise: March 2014

I ordered the Stylish Surprise from ModCloth.  I spent $50 for three pieces of clothing and two pairs of shoes (they were sold out of the $5 accessories.)  I figured that if I got one piece of clothing that I was pleased with and a pair of shoes I liked, my money would be well-spent.  It didn’t really work out that way.

I fit solidly within their size chart for 3x.  None of the clothes come anywhere near fitting me.  How disappointing!  I hesitated and considered getting the 4x, but I would’ve been just as disappointed if the clothes were too big, so what do ya do?

Meanwhile, the shoes made me sublimely happy.  I actually know nothing about the company, but from a comfort perspective, shoes from G. H. Bass are worth their (often) $50 price tag.  Getting them for $10 a pair was awesome.

Did I get a $50 value?  G. H. Bass shoes retail for $48-$119 on their website (and $48ish on Zappos.)  I’m a thrifty shopper, so I probably wouldn’t have purchased these shoes at that price, however.  And I’m still just so sad that none of the clothes fit me.  The Stylish Surprise bags have a no returns, no exchange policy, but I’m still going to contact Modcloth.  I don’t expect a return, I just want to let them know that I’m disappointed.  I’ve always hesitated ordering from Modcloth due to their unusual sizing and this is giving me zero confidence to place another order.

Out of the Blue Dress – This might fight a 2x.  It was so tight, I couldn’t zip it and still couldn’t get out of the thing!  The straps seem much thinner than the picture shows, but the skirt seems a tiny bit fuller.  I’ll be getting rid of this one.  It’s cute and pretty good quality.  It just doesn’t fit.

Dainty Dally Dress – Oh, I wanted this to fit so badly.  The bust is weird as hell and would work much better for a woman with a smaller bust than mine.  The waist fits, but the dress hangs a bit strangely on me.  With a cardigan over it, it would be fine, I’m sure.  I may still part with this.

The Answer is Sheer Top – To put it kindly, this shirt sucks.  It looks cute enough; it’s a cap sleeve shirt (the cap sleeves are much smaller than the product shot) with an intentionally see-through, polka-dotted upper portion.  I say intentionally see-through because due to terrible fabric quality, the whole shirt is pretty transparent–even moreso than the product shot suggests.  Under a high-buttoned cardigan or strapless dress, this shirt would be fine.  However, the sizing is much closer to a 1x.  Wholly disappointing.

Down Luxury Lane Flat – First, lemmie say: I don’t care for the print.  Lots of wealthy equestriennes wear scarves with these prints around here, but mostly, they remind me of women in the 80s/90s wearing full silk tracksuits of this stuff.  But.  But but but.  These are so comfortable.  They’re delightfully padded and just perfectly hug my feet.  With jeans, only a bit of the print peeks out, and so it’s fine.  I’m just biased against this print.  Haha

Sealed With a Twist Sandals – I didn’t expect these, but I loved them instantly.  They’re yellow.  I would never chose yellow sandals and rarely would I choose something with an ankle strap.  They’re comfortable, wonderfully padded and I just love them.  Even though it’s raining, I’m wearing them today.

4 responses to “ModCloth Stylish Surprise: March 2014”

  1. What is the “Stylish Surprise”?? Modcloth doesn’t have much to say about it other than “not available”. Can you return things that don’t fit? Or is like a lot sale?
    It kinda sounds like you got their rejects. 😦

    1. It’s a lucky surprise bag-$10 for a random clothing item or pair of shoes, $5 for an accessory or home good. It’s always final sale and they do it a couple times a year. I think it’s definitely just cleaning out leftover clearance and the last of random stock.
      I would actually do it again, but I’d probably go for the 4x.

  2. […] they’re clearance items, the sizes can be misleading, so you risk getting something that doesn’t come anywhere near fitting, as was my experience last time (4x is apparently my Modcloth […]

  3. […] all know that I’ve had iffy success in the past with clothing surprise boxes. I have too many “rules” for what I’ll wear, and I have the unreasonable […]

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