So tomorrow (Saturday) Moxie is going to be having ginormous, epic sale. Here’s how it’s going to work. First, this is going to work as a “Flash” sale and Moxie is only going to announce the sales in one spot =their Facebook trade group page. So get over there and join the group, even if it’s only for tomorrow. Starting at eleven A.M. EST they are going to launch groups of items for sale. They will launch new groups every fifteen minutes – I suppose until they run out of items to post. You can purchase items individually as they come up for sale during the day, or you can purchase all at once. Beware that if you choose the latter, you run the risk that you will lose an item in your cart. So if you really love something, I would buy it right away before someone else gets it first. Either way, it will all be combined together at the end for FREE shipping. Yes, I said FREE shipping. Yes, that includes you too happy Canadians! We ALL get free shipping.
No coupon codes will be honored tomorrow. They will all be suspended during the sale. So if you still want to use that Moxie code, today is the day to go ahead and do it.
If an item doesn’t sell out right away, it will stay on the site until 9 P.M. and then they will be taken down and gone.
Also, please keep in mind this is a baby business. They just started and this is their first flash sale. So remember to try and be kind and don’t turn into crazy cat ladies if there are glitches or issues. It’s just clothes Y’all. Awesome, amazingly priced clothes but still…just clothes. So everybody relax, stay tuned in and happy shopping!
Two nights ago I typed a huge, long reveal blog about these bags – and then, I clicked something wrong apparently, because the whole things got deleted instead of published. Man that is beyond frustrating. So it took me another two days to get over this App and re type this. Sorry bout it.
What this is: A clothing mystery tote! You know I can’t resist those.
What it costs: there are three sizes:
Small is $44 and has the tote bag you pick out, plus two additional items.
Medium is $63 and has the tote and three items.
Large is $124 and includes the tote plus six items.
You can choose to have just “tops and bottoms”, “tops and dresses”, “tops only” or “anything goes!” Y’all know which one I went for. They say that all of the items you get come from a “secret” inventory and are not listed in the boutique. However, you can scroll the boutique and request items you like and the chances seem to be pretty good that you will get those items. Awesome customer service. They also have a place when you are checking out to add notes about things you like and don’t like. I usually use this space to tell mystery box packers: I am a true XS but can wear a small if the item runs smaller, I don’t like brown, beige or other boring, neutral colors, I love anything with a true “Hippie/Boho” vibe to it, I don’t like preppy styles or nautical theme. I forgot to add on this one that I don’t want flower print, cardigans, kimonos or wraps of any kind , but that’s ok because I got lucky. The box was just so small, that it really prevents you from writing a while book about what you want. I don’t mind though, because isn’t that the whole point of surprise totes? You take all the fun out of it – and might as well just shop at The Gap – if you write a laundry list of a million things you hate. Step off that ledge and have some fun with the clothes!
This is a brand new, trying to get off the ground, business. So they offered a huge 50% off sale to get thier name out – and I missed it. Of course I did. I am always a day late and a dollar short. So I emailed customer service all whiny and begging and got a lightening fast response that they were going to open the code back up for 24 hours for me and all of the readers of my Facebook page (Thinking Inside the Boxes – go there and add me please). How cool is that?! So I am loving the customer service already – but do I love the clothes? Well let’s find out! I snatched up a large tote and a medium tote for a grand total of $93.50! Score!
First, let me talk a minute about the actual totes. I love them. All these different clothing subscription boxes package things differently. For example, Golden Tote packs everything in a beige colored, themed type, grocery sack sized, cheap fabric bag. Relish packs everything nearly wrapped in bright green tissue paper, with a RingPop (!!!) in a regular shipping box. Front Door Fashion packs each outfit they put together for you in nice, basic black garment bags that hang in the closet – which is brilliant but man do you pay for it. Everyone has a different way and I don’t really pay attention to that, because I just want the clothes! However, Moxie has changed the packaging game – and I really love it.
So with Moxie, they pack everything in a truly substantial, sturdy, large, well made tote bag that you get to pick out. They are quality. I love both of my tote bags and I will probably carry one as a daily bag and use the other as a beach/pool bag. They would also be great for taking to the grocery store and using for your perishable, cold and frozen items because these babies are waterproof. The outside of one of mine feels like a coated plastic and the other one feels soft and suedish (not a word but it describes the feel perfectly so it stays). Both have a nylon interior lining that looks and feels like backpack material. Both have a zippered pocket on the inside for the little things you need. I’m writing so much about the totes because seriously, these totes are freaking great! It’s a cool, and different, way to send the clothing and I really feel like the totes add a lot of value to the whole thing.
These are the two tote bags I picked:
I’m pretty sure I picked the black version of the zebra bag and got the tan one by mistake. I’m happy about it though, because now that it’s here, I feel like the tan color makes the tote less super quirky and more useable for everyday. I don’t actually love Paris. I really feel just kinda Bleh about Paris, but I like the look of the bag so I picked it and maybe it will make me appear cooler or more sophisticated or something (ha! Gonna take a lot more than a tote bag…..). Moxie now has new tote bags up, and of course they added a “horsey” one, so I will be ordering again because I need that bag:
It looks like they have also added some totes that are even nicer in quality,fabric and detail than these totes – with a slightly higher price to go with them. I’m simply guessing that the higher price of those totes is because of the quality of the bag. There is nothing in the description that tells me otherwise. I do wish that was made clearer. I wish the whole section about the mystery totes was a little clearer in the descriptions – but it’s still not that difficult to figure out, just a little confusing. Here’s most of what’s available now:
So already, Moxie has me planning on ordering again just because of those totes. I don’t need that many totes, I really, truly don’t. But I WANT them. I’ve never craved a tote bag in my life and now, here I am, wanting this one and that one and that one….they’ve got me hooked. Ok, enough yapping about the totes and let’s get to the freaking clothing already right?
1: Pink Owl Maxi
Isn’t this great? It’s lined to the knee and it has cute detailing like the open back and the tie at the shoulder. At least I think it ties at the shoulder? Looking at it now, I think maybe it’s supposed to be tied in the back and I just have it on wrong? It came to me like this:
The tie was pulled out of the fabric on the one side and I had to put it back together. I’m thinking now I should have threaded it s different way and fixed it so it ties in the back. However, I like the tie on the shoulder and I’m keeping it like that. If anyone knows of a way to rethread, can you please comment and let us know? There has to be a good hack out there.
I love the shape, colors, print and look of this dress. I don’t like that it’s that heavy polyester – but only because I live in Georgia and the humidity is crazy stupid high. This dress will melt right onto my skin when I step outside. I’m going to wear it anyway and when it gets a little cooler, I’m going to add my cropped Jean jacket and jam out in this pretty baby.
They said these items aren’t in the boutique, but since I took forever to write this post, this dress is now in the boutique and it’s $28. Go snatch it up!
2: THML dress/tunic:
I like this. I’m short enough to wear it as a dress, but you taller ladies (which means all of you) would have to wear it as a tunic with leggings or skinnies. I think it would look fantastic with white skinny jeans. I love all the detailed embroidery, the way it lays and the different lengths. I wasn’t crazy about that giant beige section- but it’s grown on me. Plus it works with my neutral shoes and makes me look taller (yeah right). This dress is just a little scratchy – but not unwearable scratchy.
Even though I think it looks fantastic all on its own, I tried two different looks with this one:
I am loving that long vest paired with the dress! That vest actually came in another ladies mystery tote, but I got it from her off of Facebook. Moxie now has its own Facebook page where you can Buy, Sell and/or trade clothing from their boutique. You can also see what other people got in their Mystery totes. It’s called “Moxie Style Trading Group” and you should join – even if it’s just to lurk and see some reveals to decide if you want one.
3: Paisley Lounge Shorts:
So these are cute. They fit my comments about Boho style perfectly. The print all lines up exactly – a huge problem with some of these surprise companies is that they buy defective items and pass them off as “cute”. Bullshit. The item is clearly defective if the striped don’t line up at the seams and it’s completely unacceptable (talking about you Golden Tote).
I will wear these shorts. I wish they were a little softer, but they aren’t that heavy polyester that melts to you. These are now also in the boutique = $18.
4: Selfie Couture White Top:
Hello friend! I adore this top. It’s soft, it’s see through, it has fringe and crochet detail! As a gypsy loving girl, this top fits my requests perfectly. I would need to wear a bandau or tank or something under it to go out in public, but here I just took the opportunity to use my Nippies! I got them in the Rachel Zoe Box Of Style and have been using them constantly. They are crucial for sheer items like this. However, when I take this top public, I will wear my pretty, baby blue, lace bandau and love it! This top is going to become a heavy rotation item in my wardrobe – the only issue is that the fringe makes me have to hand wash it. Ugh. Does anyone out there know a different way to wash fringe items? Please let us know if you do.
5: Pink Tank
Just a simple, cute, polyester tank. Not the most exciting item I’ve ever gotten, but I think I can make it work. I don’t usually like flower print, but this is the type of flower print I can love because it’s so muted – almost like a watercolor. I think this will look great under my suits for court. I dressed it up for a different look too:
6: Surprise Item!
Oh man I LOVE this! Love this! I don’t own anything like this and I’m not sure why? I’m glad I do now! I’m already wearing this. Love it!
7: Miss Love Jumper:
And here’s where the wheels fell off. I am only sending these pictures out into the whole world because I love you. Because I promises a truly honest, critical review of all items. Just please, please don’t make me into a meme:
Yeah, I do appreciate that I asked for bold and unique items. This definitely fits those words pretty perfectly right? However…..hmmmm…I really just don’t have words for this one. It’s not me. Everything about it is just off and wrong. I don’t really know who could pull this off? If you are reading this and you think you could; let me know and I’ll send it to you. This is also listed for sale in the boutique =on sale for $17!
For now though, I can add big red shoes, a rainbow afro wig and a red nose and I’ve got a perfect, rockin Halloween costume. So at least I can use it for something. I didn’t give up hope though, I tried to style it a couple of different ways to see if I could make it work. Yeah, no. I can’t. Just can’t: Sorry Moxie -I tried. I really really tried.
So there’s the large tote. Do I feel like I got my monies worth? I really do. I’m not over the moon amazed at all of the items, but I do like most of them – and I positively love the ring, the tote and the white fringe top. One real miss out of 7 items.The large tote is $124 – I don’t think I would pay that much for the items I got, but with the promo I paid $62 and that’s a great deal for what I got. I would definitely try this bag again, especially if there is at least a 20% off promo. So at full price it just wouldn’t have felt like an awesome bargain – but at $62 it does.
1) Esley Ruched Cardigan
I always put in my comments that I don’t like cardigans. I really do like them, but only certain ones. I’m picky about them, so I just ask to leave them out. I’m glad I forgot to add that note this time because I really like this cardigan. It’s cute, the color is perfect and the little ruching down the sides makes for a very flattering fit. This is a great basic that I will wear a ton. My only complaint is that the sleeves are just a little too tight – but I’m really petite so it’s not much of an issue for me, just something for people to know if they are considering ordering. I can’t roll the sleeves up. So, if you want to layer items under this, size up. This cardigan is in the boutique for $19. That’s a steal for a quality Esley item.
2: Commie Toi Lace Pleated Top:
Yup. That’s a winner. If you love it too, it’s in the boutique now for $29
3: Fantastic Fawn Wrap Dress
Every women looks incredible in a wrap dress. They are flattering on any size, shape, height, weight and chest size. This one is no exception = it’s simply amazing. The colors are perfect, the fit is perfect, the length is right on, the fabric is soft and perfect. I love this dress and I will be wearing it to work as much as possible. Total winner! It’s available in the boutiwe for $29 and that’s a true steal! Go grab one – or 4 – now!
So the items in my medium tote add up to $77, not including the value of the tote bag itself. It’s normally $63, but with the promo, I paid $31.50. Did I get my monies worth? Hell yeah I did! I would have paid that for the dress alone. Total score. I’m very happy.
Speaking of scoring, through the rest of the day today, you can use the code MOXIE to get 25% off anything in the boutique. So hurry up and grab one of these mystery bags! Also, tomorrow they are going to have exclusive flash sales all day. These sales are only going to be made available to the members of their trading page on Facebook. So you better get over there and sign in and join the sale. I’m guessing we are going to be grabbing some really great items! And…let’s keep the fun going. Moxie was so awesome that they sent me three $10 coupons to give out to my Blog readers! Thanks Moxie! I’ve thought about how I am going to do this and can’t come up with a super fair way unless I add one of those crazy raffle things – I don’t want to go through the hassle of all that so I will do it this way: the first three of you ladies to like my Facebook Page = Thinking Inside The Boxes (it counts if you already like the page), comment on this blog post and share it somewhere (Twitter, Facebook, re blog etc..) will get a coupon. Hurry and get them now so you have it to use tomorrow!
Happy shopping and thanks Moxie Style!