Every once in a while a modern creation is so groundbreaking, so cool, that I have to stand up and take notice. Cell phones, iTunes, DVR, Netflix- all of these things aren't necessary to live, but they sure make living more fun. Why buy a movie when you are only going to watch it once? What a colossal waste of money. It makes much more sense to "borrow" movies and pay a monthly fee than to throw away $20 every time you want to watch a new release, right?
I think most of you will agree with me on that. So what if you could do the same thing with your closet? What if you could "borrow" pieces and pay a monthly fee? Well, now you can! I have partnered with Gwynnie Bee, a New York-based company, that specializes in "clothing without the commitment for women sizes 10 and up". I rarely seek out partnerships, sponsors, gimmicky things for the blog, but I felt so strongly about Gwynnie Bee and their vision for the oft-overlooked and ignored fashionable plus-size woman that I reached out to them. I wanted to introduce you to the company and provide you with some awesome offers for new members.
Once you request an invitation and subscribe to Gwynnie Bee's services, you have full access to their collection of name brand plus-size clothing (like J.Jill, Kiyonna, IGIGI, Eloquii, Michael Kors, DKNY, and others- not my usual Target and Old Navy). I think of myself as a pretty savvy shopper, but they have so many brands that I've never heard of, and would never have access to in my small Southern town. Gwynnie Bee updates their collection with new arrivals every two weeks, so there's always some new to drool over. They will quickly ship out your pieces along with postage-paid shipping bags to return the clothing when you are finished with it. Even better than the turn around on Netflix (too slow for me), once you email Gwynnie Bee and tell them you are sending an item back, they immediately work on shipping your next item. You literally having a revolving closet of new, trendy pieces.
|My virtual closet :)|
With my trial membership I picked out so many cute items, and only a few days later I received my first package with a tweed jacket from Coldwater Creek, a silk dress from J.Jill and a beautiful silk tunic from Evans. The package included a sweet hand-written welcome from Dina and all three pieces were carefully wrapped in tissue paper. Each item has two hang tags- one with laundering instructions, the other with a review and feedback form. In the bottom of the box were my preaddressed shipping bags for sending back each item when I'm ready for something new.
Like Netflix you can keep each item as long as you want- no late fees ;) Everything arrived looking brand-new. Well, better than brand new because it was ready to wear, not full of wrinkles, like everything I order online. Surely I'm not the only person annoyed by that?! In addition you don't have to return the item washed and clean. Gwynnie Bee will take care of that after you return it! The lazy fashionista in me rejoices!
|My first order!|
As a partner with Gwynnie Bee, I do believe in full disclosure and I will receive a free month if any of you sign up and mention me, but that's not what this is about. I receive emails from so many women who were just like me a year ago. Unsure of their bodies, uncomfortable with their clothing choices, and uninspired with their own closets- with Gwynnie Bee I see the opportunity for each of you to feel beautiful and special- whether it's for an upcoming holiday party (sequined peplum anyone?!), an important job interview (so many awesome blazers), a wedding or special event (dresses galore- pretty dresses, not shapeless, drab sacks) or just trendy, everyday items (don't even get me started!!).
|Just a small sample of the selection GB has!|
If you want to know more, I encourage you to visit their Facebook page or their website. I also encourage and invite you to ask any questions in the comments- I promise to give you a truthful, honest answer. As I've already stated, I don't lend my name and my blog to a company and a cause with out fully believing in it myself.
If you don't need any more convincing and you are ready to try it out, I've got a great offer for you!
Gwynnie Bee is offering my readers one free garment for their first two months. That means if you pay for 3 items at a time, you'll get a fourth one free! This promotion is valid until midnight on November 5. Click this link (and be sure to let them know you heard about it from me) to learn more and get started!
Don't forget to get the free item, you must let them know that Hems for Her referred you!