Fashion Fun With Gwynnie Bee.

It’s no secret around here that I love clothes.

It’s also no secret that I’m almost perennially broke.

And you know what, Internet? It’s just not possible to adequately feed a voracious appetite for cute clothes on (next to) no money. Especially when said appetite is well, fickle.

Enter Gwynnie Bee, a find I first heard about from my friend Erica.

Gwynnie Bee is sort of like Netflix, but for clothes. You pay a monthly subscription fee, and in return, get access to a virtual department store of designer clothes. You wander through the website picking out things that you think might look good on you, put them in your closet, and those little worker bees box them up and ship them out to you.

Now, you can’t have everything in your closet at once. It depends on your subscription level. You can have as few as one or as many as ten items out at a time. And you can keep them for as long as you want, without worrying about late fees.

I just got my first box last week.  And I was so excited, I did something I never do: I asked my husband to take pictures of me.

First up? This Simply Be tunic I ended up liking so much that I hunted it down on the Internet and bought it (on clearance).

Green Bird Tunic from Simply Be and me.

Next was a pretty faux-wrap dress from Inc. It was cute and swishy, but definitely in need of a cami to be work appropriate.

Inc. faux wrap dress from Gwynnie Bee

Last but not least was a seriously boobilicious top by Kiyonna. These pictures are silly (I was getting slap happy at this point), but check out those sleeves and that back! It’s a date-ready top if I ever saw one.

Kiyonna kimono top from Gwynnie Bee

All in all, it was a fine looking box of clothes.

Now, there is a  caveat here: Gwynnie Bee is for gals size 10 and up. So if you’re fortunate enough to fit in the single digits? You’re out of luck. However, if you’re on the higher end of the size range (I think I saw a few things in size 28, even), you’re going to find a treasure trove of things you’d never see in your local department store.

I am a size 12-14, and so am on the lower end of their offerings. But there’s still plenty to choose from. And they seem to get new things in all the time, which is perfect for keeping my fickle clothing appetite happy.

I seriously think this is one of the most awesome things I’ve discovered in a long time. So if you’re at all tempted, I say you go on over there and check Gwynnie Bee out. You’ve got nothing to lose. The whole first month is free. Seriously. Free.

I should mention that Gwynnie Bee didn’t ask me to do a review. This is completely unsolicited. However, if you click that link up there (or heck, this one), try it for a month, and decide to sign up for the service, I’ll get a free month.

But that’s neither here nor there, because that’s not why I’m writing this. I honestly don’t care if you use that link. I’m just super excited about this service and wanted all of you to know about it too.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go find some more stuff to put in my closet. The Listen To Your Mother Show is coming up, and I need something pretty to wear.

Oh, and don’t forget: I’ve got  a fantastic giveaway going on this week. If you’ve got an e-mail address, you can enter to win a $500 gift card to B&H Photo or a $250 gift card to Kelly Moore bags. Go enter the contest!

 

 

 

 

8 Comments on Fashion Fun With Gwynnie Bee.

  1. Erica
    April 18, 2013 at 9:30 pm (3 years ago)

    You look amazing! You rocked those looks!

    Reply
    • Amber
      April 22, 2013 at 3:28 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks! It was actually really fun to take pictures. I think I may have to do that more often.

      Reply
  2. wendy
    April 19, 2013 at 1:46 am (3 years ago)

    you look fab!!

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    • Amber
      April 22, 2013 at 3:27 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you, darling!

      Reply
  3. Mama Melch
    April 19, 2013 at 4:49 am (3 years ago)

    Seriously amazing looks on you! Glad to know I’m not the only one freaking about what to wear in the show. Shopping in Berlin is NOT going as well as I’d planned.

    Reply
    • Amber
      April 22, 2013 at 3:27 pm (3 years ago)

      Freaking out would be putting it mildly. But better to focus on what I’m wearing that the fact that I’m actually going to be on stage reading something that makes me cry in front of hundreds of people! ahem. Yeah. We’ll have to discuss on Sunday.

      Reply
  4. Elisa
    April 21, 2013 at 6:40 pm (3 years ago)

    ooooh, I would love to try this! Shopping for a plus-size figure is a major pain in Switzerland. You’d think that a country that specializes in chocolate and cheese would have a bit more chubbiness around.

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    • Amber
      April 22, 2013 at 3:26 pm (3 years ago)

      So far I love it. I don’t think they ship internationally yet though. Maybe soon!

      Reply

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