If you've seen any of my outfit photos, you'll know that I am a fan of not wearing pants. I lean toward dresses or skirts because they're so dang easy! Now that I'm on my fancy knee walker for the next 5 weeks due to ankle surgery, dresses are essential to my closet since pants don't go over my splint.
Too fast to capture on film! But what a cute dress, eh?
I prepared for this dress demand by stocking up my Gwynnie Bee closet for about a month in advance. For those who haven't heard me
obsess talk about Gwynnie Bee, it's like Netflix for clothes sizes 10-32. They have a virtual closet of over 1000 items from top plus size brands with around 40 new arrivals every 10 days. You subscribe to receive a certain number of garments per month – anywhere from 1 to 10. They ship you items from your virtual closet; you wear them; you send back; they dry clean and send to the next person. And unlike a lot of subscription services I've seen recently, you can return/exchange 1 item at a time – you don't have to send everything back at once. It's genius, and has completely changed my shopping problem habits. Here's a link to all my Gwynnie Bee posts.
My current Gwynnie Bee virtual closet – notice all the dresses I'm hoarding
I tried out dresses while still able to stand up, thus the uber-sexy boot you're seeing here.
Striking my only pose.
Kiyonna Morgan Mesh Dress, size 4 c/o Gwynnie Bee
Kiyonna Flirty Flounce Wrap Dress, size 3 c/o Gwynnie Bee
ASOS Curve Swing Dress in Baroque Print, size 22 c/o Gwynnie Bee (runs way large)
IGIGI Minerva Maxi Dress, size 22/24 via Gwynnie Bee
Earlier this week, I got another dress from Gwynnie Bee that I rocked on my knee walker. #fancy
First day since surgery I was in a normal outfit with makeup on. Praise cheezus.
Cherry Velvet Brigitte Dress in Blue Polka Dots, size 3X c/o Gwynnie Bee
I was super excited to try out Cherry Velvet. This is a brand that has wonderful retro/pin-up styles. I'm much more preppy than pin-up, but the fun pattern and amazing fit can translate to any type of style. Still, it was a brand I'd rather not commit to purchasing from without seeing it first. Could you imagine it with a cropped white blazer and contrasting red skinny belt? Gwynnie Bee might not get this dress back. They have a “try then buy” program where you can purchase any borrowed item. I recently did the “try then buy” on the NY Collection Maxi Dress I was obsessed with, and thank goodness because the dress was no longer available anywhere according to the Google.
I also got a couple new ASOS Curve dresses in that I ordered (from ASOS), but they're both maxis and quite long at that. Don't want to roll my dress up in my fancy knee walker, so I'm keeping them in a safe place until I'm back on two feet.
Can I get an amen?
I'll try to keep up some outfit photos while I'm one-legged since it actually motivates me to put forth effort. It's hard to find that motivation when you can't drive and are essentially stuck inside for weeks on end. But it does make me feel better, so I'll give it a shot.
If you're interested in Gwynnie Bee, you can get a free 30-day subscription. No commitment, just free clothes for a month. Sign up via this link and mention Emmie sent you. And don't worry, they have enough in stock that you don't have to worry about me stealing all the dresses 🙂
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.