Sunday, 17 April 2016

A Modcloth Stylish Surprise

I'm sure any long term reader of my blog will know by now that I have serious lust for Modcloth. They have some of the cutest and most adorable prints and I want all of their dresses. All of them. So when I saw they were doing their occasional 'stylish surprise' packages I just had to grab one! For $20 you can get a dress in your size, but you have absolutely no idea what dress you'll get. I've ummed and aahed a few times about doing it when I've gotten the newsletter emails about it, and finally decided to go for it this time. $20 keeps you under the limit for custom charges and isn't too huge of a risk if you get something you don't like. Plus, in the UK, Modcloth stuff is popular and in demand for selling second hand, so I went for it!


And this is the dress I got! Totally different to anything I would usually opt for because of the brown/tan colour tones, but actually, a really lovely piece. No sleeves, nipped in at the waist, cute pleats in the skirt, very me style. It's chiffon and fully lined, I think I snagged a real bargain here. I did a bit of googling of the print and found the original dress on Modcloth, it was originally $64.99, wow! It's the 'I Rest My Grace Dress in Feathers'.


The print is really fun, all feathers and random swirls in blues, oranges, greens, blacks and more. It almost has a hint of owl to it. I never wear brown, but because it has the touch of black in it I paired it with my trusty pleather jacket from Matalan and my favourite Demonia faux leather boots. I think it's going to be a good one for feeling a bit more dressed up in the summer because of the chiffon fabric.


While I lucked out and got something different and cute for my wardrobe, not everyone got so lucky. Several other plus size bloggers really didn't do so well! Becky of Very Hungry Faterpillar got sent a jumper instead of a dress which is a total no. Mookie hasn't blogged hers yet, but she got 2 and one was essentially a wedding dress, so keep an eye on her blog in case she shares. I would definitely give it another go because $20 isn't a huge risk and I love so much of what Modcloth do.

Have you given their stylish surprises a go? What did you get and what did you think?

Much love,
Kitty xxxx




14 comments:

  1. This looks amazing on you - love the pattern!

    C xx
    CurvyGirlThin.com

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  2. Omg Kitty you look fab! I'm in love with this dress and I've never heard of this service before. I've never really cottoned on to the ModCloth hype because I rarely buy clothes online - I think I'm part of a dying breed of people who actually go to shops haha!

    Jess
    Philocalist.co.uk

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    1. thank you so much! Sadly when you are plus sized you don't really have the option to buy in store so online it is

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  3. I think this is such a good idea to push people to wear something out of their comfort zone! That's such a lovely dress as well.
    Emma
    http://www.unf4bul0us.com xx

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  4. Yes! Love this look, you look amazing! You really lucked out with the Modcloth stylish surprise, I'm always so tempted to go for it but haven't just yet. It's amazing that dress is worth so much and you paid $20 for it, I think it's totally worth doing. xx

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    1. thanks lovely! I did get super lucky, and hopefully when they next do it, I'll get lucky again :D xx

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  5. Oh my goodness, I love this dress on you! Every single time this happens, I always miss it - one day I'll get my act together and manage to get an order in on time. The print on this is so pretty, and the colour is so lovely on you. :)

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    1. thank you lovely! Luckily for me another blogged let me know about it this time around so I could grab one

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  6. I love the beautiful print on your dress. You could wear it over the summer and during winter too! :)
    http://lilinhaangel.com/

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  7. Oh wow, I completely missed this. Do you know if they do that regularly I used to love those surprise bags you could buy as a child... This is basically the fashion loving adult's version of this ;)
    Love this dress on you, not only a great bargain also absolutely stunning on you!

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    1. thanks lovely! They do it a couple of times a year apparently! If I see the next one I'll let you know :)

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