I can’t believe it’s already Sunday. This week has been a true whirlwind. (well which one isn’t) During the week I have been busy with my regular mom duties, along with doing some behind the scenes work on this blog.

I’ve been preparing my first reader survey I plan to share with you soon. I really hope you participate, and give your valuable feedback so I can continue on improving theboxqueen,
and make it a fun, happy, and inspirational place for you gals. ( There is also going to be little surprises for a couple random participants wink wink 🙂 ) The survey will be up sometime in the next weeks.

UPDATE MARCH 2017: Shop the latest Stylish Surprises Here!!!

Modcloth Stylish Surprise
Modcloth Stylish Surprise

I’ve even managed to squeeze in a boutique opening into a Thursday evening which I’ll share with you soon, and Friday night was a oh so very needed mom’s night out. Friday was also extra fun as I received my Modcloth Stylish Surprises. I am sharing with you my first one today, the dress surprise item. (You can find previous reviews here)

Modcloth Stylish Surprise is a about twice/three times a year promotion Modcloth offers. It’s one of the best deals around as you get to choose dresses, shoes, and apparel for about $10-$15, and the catch is what you receive is a total surprise.The dress surprise I received is this Myrtlewood colorful dress with a V neck collar, and full skirt. This brand’s dresses on Modcloth are between $79 to $109 so there is no question for $10 this is a beyond spectacular deal. I especially liked the print on the dress; it reminds me of my favorite impressionist Monet’s water lily paintings.

Modcloth Stylish Surprise
Modcloth Stylish Surprise

One of the reasons I like receiving surprise items is to try on looks I wouldn’t purchase on my own. Trying new things I wouldn’t immediately gravitate towards broadens my style horizons, and lets me experiment outfits that bring out different sides of me. This dress is that kind of a surprise item. I wouldn’t have picked it out myself, but I am very happy to have received it. It brings out the girly side of me. This dress makes me feel like a princess. 🙂

Modcloth Stylish Surprise
Modcloth Stylish Surprise

Although it’s likely Modcloth won’t have another Stylish Surprise for at least a couple of months, their sale section has really cute stuff. I am including some of my favorites below, you can click on them to see their brands. How adorable are the D’Orsay flats, and what an amazing price! Use code YAY15 to get site wide %15 off today!!


Modcloth Stylish Surprise
Modcloth Stylish Surprise
Modcloth Stylish Surprise
Modcloth Stylish Surprise

I’ve used the bow belt also seen here  to add some lovely color to the already cheerful dress. I think it helped intensify the Cinderella effect. 🙂

Modcloth Stylish Surprise
Modcloth Stylish Surprise

How was your weekend? Did you receive a Stylish surprise this time? What type of items did you receive? I can’t wait to hear all the details. Also if you aren’t sure of the items you received, try the #stylishsurprise hashtag on instagram ( and come find me while you are there) Girls are trading their items with each other at this hashtag.

Let me know your thoughts below, and share with me your experiences.

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Have a fresh, exciting, and happy new week lovelies, XOXO,


Linking up with an amazing party at Random Wednesday 

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  • Cheryl

    Love your dress! The style and the color is fabulous, and what a steal for $10! Stylish Surprise is so fun. I missed out this time around (my sizes were gone), but I can’t wait for the next one. 🙂

    • Stylish Surprise disappears in the blink of an eye it seems like. With my sizes ( I think ours are the same) I need to act fast. :)) Next time I’ll let you know as soon as I know!! And the dress for $10? Seriously, I was delighted!! XOXO, Elif

  • fashionguru

    What a lovely dress you got! The blue looks really good on you. Also the shoes and the belt are so cute. I never tried stylish surprise but it looks like a really good deal. I will try to catch next time.

    • I’ll let you know next Stylish Surprise as well Ferda. It’s the one of the best promos they have and people go crazy for it ( just like I do haha) so it is gone so quickly. I love the dress, thx so much!! I wouldn’t normally pick blue so I was excited to try a different color. Happy weekend,XOXO, Elif

  • How fun to get a surprise item! Your dress is gorgeous and adding the pink belt was the perfect touch!


    • Happy you like Jill. I thought the belt accentuated the girliness :)) Happy weekend, XOXO, Elif

  • Beautiful outfit! I love the blue and pink paired together! You look absolutely gorgeous! xo

    • Thx sweets!! I really like putting blue and pink together. Happy weekend. XOXO, Elif

  • Cute dress, and I love that belt! I’m still sad that I missed out on the SS, though with all the issues everyone had, and the bad luck I usually have, it might have been a good thing! I’ve got a few other items coming from ModCloth though that I’m really excited for!

    • It is such a luck thing with SS I know. Next time I’ll make sure to remind you so you don’t miss out. I am so intrigued by the thing you did get tough 🙂 What did you order? Please share :-))) XOXO, Elif

      • I’ll post picture as soon as they get here, which should be this next week. Though all packages coming to me lately seem to be taking trips around the States so could be long. One package I’m waiting for went from Washington, to LA, then to British Columbia. Seems like a roundabout way to get to Canada!

        • I sent some packages to Canada recently and it does seem to take an awful long time. Some things are worth it though and hopefully your Modcloth items will be. Please share, can’t wait to see your pretties. XOXO, Elif

  • This dress looks like a work of art and I loved the way you styled it! Super feminine and pretty! That belt is the perfect match for this dress! Looking forward to your survey! It’s great to get feedback but I can already tell you- I love your blog, you are fab!

    • Marianne first of all how sweet of you!! Thanks lovely! I am looking forward to the answer of that survey when I put it up 🙂
      The dress is so feminine totally agree, I was so happy to get the twirl worthy full skirt on it 🙂 Happy weekend, XOXO, Elif

  • You look so pretty and ladylike in this dress. Very Jackie-O. Love the background you chose to take these photos as well, it’s a perfect complement to the dress!
    Gina – On the Daily Express

    • I did feel ladylike with the dress. In fact my husband was telling me I even walk different in it haha. That little lake in the pictures is a great walking trail, and perfect background for pics ( and ig :-)) Thx Gina, happy weekend!! XOXO, Elif

  • Nuray

    The dress is gorgeous, and what a deal at $10. Such amazing colors. You are right it does look like an impressionist painting.

    • Yesss!!! It’s like walking around in my favorite painting, pretty cool! Thx dear, XOXO, Elif

  • You are kidding, aren’t you? Only 10$ for this lovely dress?? Lucky you!

    Lots of Love
    Verena Fiona | London, Paris, Milan, bla… |

    • Crazy right? And it is an over $100 dress I heard. Amazing! 🙂 Happy weekend lovely, XOXO, Elif

  • Tban

    Ok, for starters that is a STEAL. I love how you styled ot with your cute belt and beautiful shoes. you look so happy in it.

    • I was super happy in it as I felt like a princess :-))) My girls loved the dress too- they are negotiating dibs on it haha. For $10 you can’t beat this I think. Thx my dear, XOXO, Elif

  • Two thumbs up for the Modcloth surprises! What an adorable dress! I love the fit and color is so adorable on you!

    • Thanks sweet girl! Their SS promo is the best, especially if you end up loving the surprise 🙂 Happy weekend, XOXO, Elif

  • Darcy

    Gorgeous dress! I love the belt you chose to put with it!

    • Pink bows get me every time 🙂 Thx Darcy, XOXO, Elif

  • Sibel&Eda

    It is a lovely dress, especially with the pink belt. Sometimes good deals can make you happier than buying an expensive one.

    • Finding the best deals is like a hobby 🙂 Thats why I love to share them as well. Thx lovely lady, XOXO, Elif

  • I really like the dress you got! My Stylish Surprise was sort of a disaster this time (several identical dresses) but I did get one I liked. At least there are lots of people actively swapping! 🙂

    • I saw those on ig Rebecca and agree it was pretty unfortunate with the white dress madness. Yayyy for swapping. I bet someone somewhere needs a white dress. Hope you swap with a piece you love. Happy weekend dear, XOXO, Elif

  • aaarnold

    This dress is gorgeous on you! I love the blue shoes you paired with it.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

    • Thanks Amy 🙂 Have a great weekend, XOXO, Elif

  • I saw some of your pictures on IG and this dress looks so elegant on you – absolutely beautiful :))

    • I was really lucky to receive this as my Stylish Surprise too Lu. Love the fit and color. Modcloth dresses are the best. Thx sweets, XOXO, Elif

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