ModCloth Stylish Surprise Sale

The first time I heard about ModCloth was actually because a classmate in college asked me if I bought all my clothes from their site. I have a pretty particular sense of style, so the thought of a site that sold clothing that looked just like the clothes in my closet seemed a little too good to be true. Nevertheless, after class I ran straight home to see if it could possibly be true. Could there actually be a collection of clothing out there that perfectly matched my individual style? If this were true, I wouldn’t have to waste hours digging through stores to find one acceptable article of clothing to take home with me.

I found their site, and immediately fell in love.

Honestly, I could imagine just about every dress and skirt as a part of my day to day wardrobe. Ever since I discovered ModCloth, I’ve always yearned for their merchandise. I love going onto their website and drooling over all the unique and vintage clothes.

However, despite my adoration of everything on their site, I’ve never actually bought anything from ModCloth until about a week ago.

That’s right. I have been a secret admirer of ModCloth for over two years, but I’ve only just now been able to partake in buying their product.

You may be asking yourself, “Well if you like ModCloth so much, why has it taken you this long to buy from them?”

Great question! Luckily the answer is very simple.

ModCloth is always very pricy.

Maybe I’m just spoiled, because the clothing prices in this area of Wisconsin are incredibly low, but I never pay more than $20 for a dress. Ever. And I’m not talking cheap, tacky dresses from Walmart either. I’m talking in season, on trend, quality brand name dresses.

So ModCloth boasting about their clearance dresses starting as low as $60, doesn’t really do much for me.

But at last, I found the one opportunity there is for affordable ModCloth clothing!

Their twice a year stylish surprise sale is perfect for bargain shoppers like me.

Basically how it works is you pick a category of clothing you are interested in, pay between $10-$20 depending on the category you select, and then they send a surprise item from that category right to your door. It’s pretty snazzy.

I’ve heard people say that they aren’t willing to take that big of a gamble on what they might get, but I love just about everything on ModCloth so much, I knew I had to jump at the opportunity. I bought a stylish surprise dress for $20 and a stylish surprise bottom for $15. I even got 20% off my order for being a new customer!

I eagerly anticipated my order all week. Which gorgeous ModCloth dress would I get? A print? A classic A-line? Would I be lucky enough to receive a midi skirt or would I be stuck with lame shorts?

After much anticipation, my package arrived.


Here’s what I got:

Let’s just say… not exactly what I was envisioning.

The dress is okay. I’m not sure where or when someone would wear a dress like this. I feel like I would only feel comfortable wearing this out in public if I were gardening, going to a farmers’ market, or eating a picnic by a lake. Not to mention the fact that with all the buttons, it takes like three hours to put on. ( I exaggerate, but you get the point.)

IMG_3004.JPGIn all fairness though, it is really cute. I like the pin tuck pleats, and the embroidery is gorgeous. And I must say, the buttons, despite the obstacle they present, are damn pretty. Perhaps when summer rolls back around I’ll be so swept up with the bliss of the warmer weather that I’ll feel inclined to wear a garden ready ensemble.



On the other hand the capris… not quite as satisfied. These are the weirdest pair of pants I have ever put on my body. They fit well, and they are comfortable, but they are bizarre.

They are made out of a navy blue fabric, but have huge panels of elastic on the sides of the waist. There is no fly, no zipper, and no buttons whatsoever. You put them on like a pair of leggings.


I think these “jeans” have taken the term jegging to the next level. They are labeled as jeans, but there is no way in hell I would call this denim.

They are high-waisted and seem to be designed to mimic pinup girl pants. Ideally they would be worn with a tucked in shirt. This would be fine and dandy with me if they didn’t also have huge panels of differently colored elastic. Over my dead body would I tuck in my shirt to show off the fact that my pants have more elastic that any pair of sweatpants.



I do think I could wear these out with a longer shirt. One so long that no one would realize that the front seam of these pants just keeps on going. But in all honestly, at least in this part of the globe, there are usually only three days a year when I deem the weather to be mild enough to justify wearing capris, so I have a feeling it is going to be a bit of a non-issue.


Am I thrilled with this experience with ModCloth’s Stylish Surprise sale? Simply put: No. The pieces I received were beyond unique, and almost verging upon the impractical.

Will I participate in this sale again? Definitely.

I probably should have known better than to order from ModCloth’s fall Stylish Surprise Sale. These twice a year sales are used to sell off all the unsold merchandise from the season before. In all honestly, I like ModCloth’s fall/winter stuff way more than I like most of their summer/spring attire. I think I’ll have better luck in their Spring sale.

Would you ever participate in a sale like this? Have you done so before? Share in the comments below!



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