Packing is super stressful, especially when you’re going to a conference or event where you want to look your best. For my nearly 2-week Portland trip for FitBloggin‘ and World Domination Summit, I was extra stressed about packing because of the sheer volume of outfits I needed. I knew that I’d be coming home with more stuff than I went with, and my oversized suitcases were full. Enter another reason why I am obsessed with Gwynnie Bee.
For a full Gwynnie Bee rundown, check out this post. Short version: Gwynnie Bee is like Netflix for plus size clothes. Keep a virtual closet of items you like, and they’re sent to you based on your plan. So if I have the 5-item plan, I will have 5 Gwynnie Bee items “checked out” at a time. When I’m done with an item, I just throw it back in the mail in the prepaid envelope and they send out my next item. Here’s a link to all my Gwynnie Bee posts.
Here are some of my outfits from my Portland trip:
Shed the cardigan to get down for karaoke! Image via CarrieD Photography.
Sorry for the poorly lit selfie!
Wearing the Lands End Drop Shoulder Pintuck Knit Dress c/o Gwynnie Bee
Knowing I’d be out of town, I asked Gwynnie Bee to send an item I knew was going out while I was gone to my hotel. Hello clothes delivery to my hotel! It was unfortunately a “no” for me, but it was so easy to throw it back in the bag and send back.
Alfani Striped Handkerchief Dress c/o Gwynnie Bee
I brought three Gwynnie Bee pre-paid return bags with me. They took up zero room in my suitcase, and when I was about to check out of my hotel to head home, I simply threw the outfits in the bags and dropped them off at the front desk for the mail. It freed up so much space in my suitcase that I could pack up my conference swag and the few items I picked up when I was there. Extremely convenient.
Here’s my outfit of the day, also from Gwynnie Bee. Not sure how I can keep OOTD photos up after I have my ankle surgery!
ASOS Curve Swing Dress in Baroque Print c/o Gwynnie Bee
I know people gearing up for BlogHer in the next week or two are stressing out about what to wear. It might be too late to sign up and get items before you leave, but think about it for your next conference. They have a 30-day free trial, so you have nothing to lose! Sign up here and mention you heard about it from me!
FTC Disclosure: If you sign up for Gwynnie Bee and mention my name, I get credit towards my subscription costs. This is a service I paid for before all of that, so honestly if you don’t sign up through me, no sweat! I just want people to know about it, regardless. Also to disclose, Gwynnie Bee is a client of my company, Authentically Social. I was not paid or asked to write this post and aim to represent my opinions without influence.