happy saturday, everyone! the first two weeks of january seemingly flew by. between my full-time job and freelance responsibilities, plus the arrival of cold and flu season—which left me feeling under the weather—i haven’t had much time to create content on my new website. (and if you’re looking to update your blog, i highly recommend little blue deer! i worked with shari, and she helped create the colorful design of my dreams.)
today, i wanted to share one of the ways in which i “extend my wardrobe” without depleting my budget. what am i talking about? i first signed up for gwynnie bee, a clothing rental service, last august. i began with their 30-day free trial and ultimately purchased a subscription package. i shared a review of my initial rental experience in august, but will give you a quick rundown—
what is gwynnie bee?
gwynnie bee is a subscription rental service. services start at $49 per month, but if you’d like to “try it before you buy it,” you are invited to sign up for gwynnie bee’s 30-day free trial. with my current membership, i receive two items per shipment and find i can open, wear, and return items within one week.
how does gwynnie bee work?
items are sent via usps®, and each package includes a free return label. if you wear and “return notify” via the gwynnie bee app, your next package will be sent within three–four business days. talk about cost savings!
i am notorious for purchasing an entirely new outfit to wear to parties, events, etc. despite the monthly fee, the subscription cost is far less than a new weekly outfit. gwynnie bee offers several membership packages at varying prices. (if you’d prefer to rent three, four, or five items, you can.) they carry seasonally relevant fashions in sizes 0–32. i rented dresses for two holiday parties and a winter wedding!
another great feature? no need to dry clean or wash items prior to returning. gwynnie bee takes care of the laundering for you! #aintgottimeforthat
how do you get started?
when creating your profile, gwynnie bee will save your size information (from different brands, as sizing may vary) and style preferences. for example, do you strongly dislike animal print? or do you prefer tops or pants to fit a particular way? your shipment will take these preferences into account. additionally, you can “closet” items you love! the style options are seemingly endless, and you are encouraged to save 10+ items in your virtual closet. this ensures you receive items you genuinely like.
you can also prioritize items within your closet. you are guaranteed to receive one priority item per shipment. if you have an event on your calendar and find that perfect little black dress (lbd), make sure to mark “prioritize” next to the item.
what if you fall in love with an item you rented?
no problem! you can purchase the top, dress, or pants at a discounted rate. your first purchase includes a $20-off coupon, too! alternatively, if you dislike an item, you can return (via your prepaid envelope) to gwynnie bee, and a new item will be shipped.
overall, i am thoroughly impressed with the gwynnie bee rentals i’ve received. i look forward to borrowing additional tops and dresses this spring!
photos by jenn from hello rigby
jumpsuit: rental from gwynnie bee, heels: thrifted, jacket: target
today, i’m styling a kensie-brand floral jumpsuit. i love the kimono-style sleeves and flared pants. this particular jumpsuit can be dressed up or down, depending on your shoes and accessories. i opted to dress it up for a family dinner! however, i think it would look equally cute with a denim jacket and sneakers.
have you tried gwynnie bee’s subscription rental service? if you’d like to give it a try, you can begin by taking their style quiz here! and now, i’m off to “closet” new items!
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