It's new arrival time at Gwynnie Bee, which I affectionately refer to as “the Netflix of clothes.” (Check out my other Gwynnie Bee posts here.) The thing I love about getting clothes from Gwynnie Bee is that there is no risk in trying new things. For example, I have wanted to try lace for a while, but couldn't commit to buying a lace shirt I might wear once. I also wanted to experiment with different silhouettes or prints that I know I wouldn't get enough uses out of to justify paying full price. With this set of new arrivals, I went way outside my comfort zone for every piece! If they didn't work, I could just throw them back into the free shipping bag and give it back to UPS and wait for new things to arrive.
Left: Carmakoma Chandon top c/o Gwynnie Bee, nude camisole via Kiyonna, JAG Trouser Jeans via eloquii, Anne Klein slingback pumps
Right: Carmakoma Cadet top c/o Gwynnie Bee, nude camisole via Kiyonna, JAG Trouser Jeans via eloquii, Anne Klein slingback pumps
Left: Carmakoma Ecole top c/o Gwynnie Bee, black camisole via Kiyonna, necklace via eloquii, JAG Trouser Jeans via eloquii, Anne Klein slingback pumps
Right: Kiyonna Perri Print Dot Top c/o Gwynnie bee, black camisole via Kiyonna, necklace via Old Navy, JAG Trouser Jeans via eloquii, Anne Klein slingback pumps
Igigi Mara Dress in Imperial Blue c/o Gwynnie Bee, leopard print belt via Old Navy, platform booties via Lane Bryant
Some of these pieces are prettier in person than in photographs, and vice versa. For example, the first lace top (the sleeveless one) is really gorgeous in person with some beading and an exposed back metal zipper. The polka dot top seems more flattering in photos than in person. I knew the blue dress would be a risk since the fabric has a sheen to it, the volume is at the top of the dress versus the slimmer bottom, and the dolman sleeve. It's way different from anything I'd ever look at myself. If you're an inverted triangle shape, the dress would look fantastic. Seeing as I carry my weight in my lower belly, it didn't quite work for me as I'd like. The color though is stunning!
I posted the lace top with the peter pan collar on Instagram and Facebook and it got a lot of positive interest. As a whole though, I just don't know if it's really for me. I'm really glad I tried it though.
2 things I wanted to highlight:
- Gwynnie Bee is now stocking items in 4X! Seeing as I'm on the high end of a size 24 and was formerly in the size 32 range, I'm so glad to see that they're expanding their range.
- 1 Free Piece: I am so excited to announce that I can now offer my readers 1 free additional garment for your first month when you sign up and tell them I sent you. To take advantage, request an invite (the site is invite-only at this time), and tell them that I (Emmie/Skinny Emmie) referred you. You must mention me in the sign up process so they will apply the free extra piece to your account for the first month.
Disclosure: I am coordinating with Gwynnie Bee to offer this to you. All heaps of love, photos, and opinions onto Gwynnie Bee are completely my honest opinion. I’m a little obsessed.