Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Last chance: Gwynnie Bee is ending its 30-day free trial offer

This post contains Gwynnie Bee and Amazon affiliate links. If you try Gwynnie Bee through one of my links, I get an extra item for a month. 

It's no secret that I'm a fan of Gwynnie Bee. I have written a lot of posts about my experiences with the service, and I even did one of their "Not A Model" features.  I do not work for GB or get any compensation from them, other than the option to refer people and get a free item upgrade that all subscribers have. I write about the service because I genuinely enjoy it and want to spread the word.

But listen up: The free trial option ends September 30. So if you have wanted to try Gwynnie Bee, now is your chance.  If you don't want to use my referral link, go to Authentically Emmie and check out her Gwynnie Bee Fashion File, and use her link. She was the one who originally got me started on the service.

I have my own fashion file but haven't been doing a great job of photographing my Gwynnie Bee looks lately. I have had a lot going on in my life (still do). Also, my husband has never been an enthusiastic photographer, because I'm a bit of a perfectionist and want a lot of photos snapped so I can get a good one. And selfies just don't do a great job of showing clothes. I have had a lot of great looks lately that I haven't photographed, so I'm ordering a Muku Shuttr remote and a mini tripod so I can take my own photos. 

Here are a few of the ones I did manage to capture: 

Eight Sixty Maxi

Tart Collections

Kiyonna dress with my own denim jacket
I won't lie, sometimes I ask myself if I should be spending so much money on a clothing service that doesn't leave me with any clothes (unless I spend a little extra to take the option to buy the things I like). But $79 monthly gets me three items at a time, and if I'm smart about wearing and sending back things strategically, I can end up getting a lot more items per month than three -- usually it works out to about 2 items per week.  And when I get something that doesn't fit, I just send it back and get something else. There were some issues with slow shipping in the past, but since Gwynnie Bee opened a new shipping center, things are turning around a lot faster.  

I also don't have to pay for dry cleaning or deal with the hassle of going to the cleaners.  I like taking the clothes with me for travel, too, and sending them back from my destination to make more room in my suitcase. 

I find myself shopping a lot less and when I do buy something, it's more often something that Gwynnie Bee just doesn't offer, like pants (there are a few pairs of jeans on offer, but I have never gotten one) or accessories. 

I also feel like I have better clothes than the ones I would buy for myself. The dresses I buy for myself top out around $60 and are usually basics that I feel like can get away with wearing often because they aren't that memorable. Gwynnie Bee clothes are memorable, and each dress would cost more to buy than I pay for my rental fee per month. So I might be spending less on clothes but having a better wardrobe.  

The biggest benefit for me is confidence. I get compliments on my clothes, which rarely happened before. I take pictures of myself and like them.  

So if you want to try Gwynnie Bee for yourself, you have until September 30 to sign up to try it free for one month


  1. Very glad you posted, was just getting ready to leave a note asking how things were going.

    1. Thanks. I have not felt like posting about the more personal stuff, so I have kept it light here.


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