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?