Monday, January 17, 2011

modcloth virgin

I entered a new right of passage when I signed for a package on my doorstep Friday afternoon. It's hard to believe, but despite being a long-time window-shopper of ModCloth, I am only a first time buyer.

For those of you who aren't familiar with the online outfitter, ModCloth is an online store that features current on-trend women's apparel as well as vintage finds. They stock everything from dress, pants, scarves, tights and costume jewelry....there's never a time I don't browse their site that I don't have a longing for a particular item...or many! ModCloth is also fairly popular among the style blogging community.

We all know I have little will power when it comes to shopping, so why have I only lost my ModCloth virginity now? I suppose it has to do with my hesitance with online clothing shopping...there's so much you can find out about a garment only by trying it on....and sometimes on the rack it looks fab, but it just might not be right for me. However, I do appreciate that ModCloth posts a size chart on every clothing item they sell (as well as free domestic returns) and sometimes, a risk in online ordering is just like a risk in fashion- following your gut can turn out to be a beautiful thing!

The Outfit
  • Dress- ModCloth (ordered online, Jan '11)
  • Sequin tights- ModCloth (ordered online, Jan '11)
  • Black belt- taken from an Eve Gravel skirt- Black Dog Boutique (SJ, Dec '10)
  • Shoes- Aldo (Toronto, Dec '09)
  • Black clutch- Coach (Freeport, Nov '10)
  • Heart locket- Splurge (Halifax, May '08)

So, yeah, a positive experience has made me a customer that is guaranteed to be a repeat shopper! Although my international shipping order was only $21 in shipping, my friend Katie and I ordered together to split on the cost. Definitely worth it. We placed our order Sunday night and the package was in my hands by Friday time to wear my new lovely pieces to Shauna's birthday party that night!

My love for this mustard yellow colour has been inspired by fellow fashion bloggers sporting this hue: Kendi of Kendi Everday, Liz of 26 and Counting, Emily of Cupcakes and Cashmere, and Bee of Atlantic-Pacific.

If ModCloth is a new title to you, read a little more about the company here. You can also follow them on Twitter and FacebookClick here to start shopping. Happy browsing ladies! I'd love to know what's on your wishlist from ModCloth!

Pssst. Friends, next time you order from ModCloth be sure to message me if you're local- I may want to stick something in your box and split the shipping costs! ;)


Kate said...

The dress is so cute! Great choice! And I will definitely let you know if I'm placing an order (now that I fall into the local category!) - splitting shipping makes it so much better!

Emma Dilemma said...

What an outfit!! One of my favs so far I think.
And those tights!??! Awesomeness....

Omgitstiffduh said...

You are absolutely gorgeous girl!

Bre said...

You made a wise choice. That dress is so sweet and colorful. I know what you mean with the online shopping thing but it seems to suit and fit you very well.

The Anthology said...

LOVE that mustard colour! So funky. And it looks great on you.


Becca Jane said...

I love the mustard dress! So cute! Modcloth is great, I have a lot of clothes from there. I miss a little bit that they don't provide measurements on all the garments but I have to say, their lightning fast shipping kinda makes up for it.

I just stumbled on your blog via O My Heart and glad I did!

Liz (26 and Counting) said...

Thanks for the shout out! I love the mustard color on you. I may need to plan my first modcloth purchase soon, very soon!

Jan said...

I'm a fellow ModCloth virgin as well! I must check it out :)