Gwynnie Bee May 2016 Review + Free Month Coupon

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I am always excited to see my Gwynnie Bee box in the mail. It has been a great way for me to keep my work wardrobe interesting.  There are so many dress options! That being said, the month I prioritized some of the more casual items – less work travel means I can wear jeans more!

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Gwynnie Bee is a clothing rental subscription service. My body shape makes me a perfect candidate, as they specialize in sizes 10-32, and I am a 14-16.  When I started I added about 25 items to my closet (it’s a lot like creating a Netflix queue back when DVD subscriptions were their main business model, except there is no specific order) and they sent me the first three that were available. They recently added a feature that lets you prioritize items, so I have some control over which items are more likely to show up. Then, when I return items they send more!

I really like that I have a lot of control – I pick the specific items that are in my closet.  I can go outside my comfort zone if I feel like it, or I can stay well within it. Overall, I put several items that would be a stretch for me in my closet, but also put plenty of items I think I will like so that any given shipment is likely to have something in it that I will wear.  

James Jeans MOTO CURVY JEAN IN BAROQUE – Sizes 14 and 16

I was excited to see jeans show up, and even more excited to see that both sizes came together.  I was unsure which would fit me better, so I had put both the 14 and the 16 in my closet.  I put on the 16 first, since that is what I usually wear.  I thought they fit pretty well.  Then on a whim I tried the 14’s and was surprised that they may actually fit better.

James jeans MOTO CURVY JEAN IN BAROQUE - 16
Size 16
James jeans MOTO CURVY JEAN IN BAROQUE - 14
Size 14

I really like the color – a nice inky blue. The stretch makes them pretty forgiving. I am not a huge fan of the detail around the knees – perhaps a little too “moto” for me – but I am definitely willing to give it a try. I like how Gwynnie Bee lets me try on different styles in real life, not just a dressing room.

James jeans MOTO CURVY JEAN IN BAROQUE
The full photo on the left is more true to color.

IGIGI Elle Sheathe Dress in Lattice Noir (Size 14)

Igigi ELLE SHEATH DRESS IN LATTICE NOIR

I like everything about this dress, except the length. It is a nice medium weight fabric – substantial but not heavy. It has some stretch, but not as much as a jersey. but it is too short for my day to day work. Maaaayybeee if I did the tights and boots thing, but even then it just doesn’t feel age appropriate. But it really is a perfectly nice dress for a slightly shorter person (I am 5’10”).

Igigi ELLE SHEATH DRESS IN LATTICE NOIR

Lima Ribbed Cowl Neck Sweater in Indigo (1X)

Lima Ribbed Cowl neck Sweater in Indigo 2

I had prioritized this sweater a while back when it was still chilly out (though, to be fair, it was quite cold when I was in Boston the first week of May!). Alas, it showed up a bit too late in the season.  But I pretty much love everything about this – the color, the length, the style, and the sweater weight. the only thing I don’t love that goofy smile and crazy eyes look I have on my face – I clearly trust the boy to take good photos and didn’t check this one before moving on. Fail.

Lima Ribbed Cowl neck Sweater in Indigo

This was a good reminder that it is time to update my closet for this season!  One of the awesome things about Gwynnie Bee is you can change your priorities and take items in and out of your closet easily.  There is an “On Hold” section of the closet for items you like but don’t want to be considered in your next shipment.  Time to move the sweaters over there!

Currently when you sign up for Gwynnie Bee you can get your first month for FREE, (no code needed, just use the link) which is an awesome way to just try it out and see if you love it.

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The Subscription: Gwynnie Bee
The Description: Plus size clothing subscription rental service. Unlimited exchanges, free shipping & returns. Hot brands for curvy ladies sizes 10-32!Because this is a rental service, this is not quite a plus-size Stitch Fix. However, you can purchase the items you love, usually at a significant discount. We recommend trying it out for a month!
The Price: $49.00 per month
The Coupon: Currently when you sign up for Gwynnie Bee you can get your first month for FREE, (no coupon code needed!)
A couple things to remember (besides free laundry!):
  • you can mark your shipment as outgoing so your items ship out faster
  • you can purchase items that you love at huge discounts
  • use the community at Gwynnie Bee to help you select the best items for your body and the right size for that garment.
  • All the garments are inspected and I’ve never really had an issue with anything I’ve received in terms of condition.
  •  It’s also worth a mention that the clothes are higher end clothes, so they all have better construction and fabric than what you might normally purchase for yourself.
  • The plans are as follows:
    • 1 item/ $49 per month
    • 2 items/ $69 per month
    • 3 items/$95 per month
    • 5 items/$139 per month
    • 7 items/$179 per month
    • 10 items/$199 per month

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  • Catherine

    You look great in all these pics! 🙂

    • Jen

      You are too kind, but I’ll take the compliment! 🙂