Gwynnie Bee Review

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If you are a plus size cutie, there is a likelihood that you’ve heard of the company Gwynnie Bee. Known throughout the internet as a clothing “rental” subscription service, GB has a lot to offer, both in terms of pricing and the quality of the garments they provide.

This month, I’m giving their plus size selection a test run, since that is a big part of their selling point/marketing. And since I’m a girl who loves to try on a dress or two before purchasing (#badonlineshoppingexperiences) this seemed like the service for me. So what did I snag in my GB boxes thus far? Let’s take a look!

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Dia&Co – Subscription Box Review

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On my journey towards accepting all of my curves, I have decided to experiment and take a leap into the world of plus size-friendly subscription boxes. And though there are quite a few that exist throughout the interwebs, there were two I was the most interested in and wanted to give a try. The first of the two is Dia&Co which is described as the following:

Dia&Co is a female-founded company exclusively dedicated to serving women who wear sizes 14 and up. We believe that style has the power to spark radical self-love, and we’re committed to ensuring that women of all sizes have equal access to beautiful clothes. We offer a new type of shopping experience: Our stylists take the time to get to know you, then send you hand-selected clothing and accessories that match your unique style, body and budget.”

 

So, what does that really mean? Well, the whole deal works like this: You pay $20 for a “styling fee”, which you can sort of think as a down payment for anything you actually end up buying from the box (which I’ll explain more about later.) At the same time, you also create a profiler so that the stylist knows what you dig, hate, and should avoid at all costs to put in your box – along with what you would like the costs of your items to be (ranging from “as low as they can go” to over $200 bucks a piece.)

You finish off your prepping process by giving other hints to the stylish (including pinning other consumer’s photos of their box items), press the completed button, and in a few days the box is on your doorstep.

So, after all of that, what actually ended up in my box? Let’s take a look!

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The Curvy Con – THIS IS A THING?!

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As a girl with giant hips since the moment she hit puberty, when I heard the words “curvy” and “con” together in a title, I lost my gosh darn mind. And incase you are thinking this blog post is some sort of a fever dream, then you would be wrong.

TheCURVYcon (created by bloggers Chastity Garner and CeCe Olisa) is described as the following:

“….a two day event that brings plus size Brands, Fashionistas, Shopaholics, Bloggers and YouTubers into one space, to chat curvy, shop curvy and embrace curvy….”

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Pastel Dreamer vs. The Concrete Streets

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This ain’t a guide to surviving NY’s fashion apocalypse, but more of just a silly ramble of an observation.

Going in and out of Manhattan every day on a 24/7 basis, I tend to get one of two reactions to my style – someone appears to accept my outfit, or a set of eyebrows raise at the sight of bright colors gracing the Grand Central “runways”. Why such drastic responses? That (along with how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop) is an answer I’ve been on quite a hunt for.

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When You Know You’re Done

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First off, hey – yeah, I know I haven’t been on here in a damn long time. That magical combination of life, a new job, and various other things have taken my attention away from this more personal bit of blogging. But hopefully with 2018 here, I can get back into the swing of things. And speaking of those New Years sort of changes – lets talk about fashion!

If you’ve known me for any long stretch of time, you probably know that for the last 12 or so years, my life has pretty much been dedicated to one particular hobby – Lolita Fashion. From the delicate lace, Historical and Fairy Tale references, and touches of pop culture elements – Lolita (for a while) really had it all for me. There was something both so unique and classic, that I couldn’t really imagine my life without it. Yet as the years went on, I asked myself “How much longer would I really want to be a part of this?” and up until recently, I never had the answer.

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“For Ed” – a Love Letter to a Nostalgic Crush and Hero

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In the spirit of nostalgia coming back to TV (I’m looking at you, Twin Peaks) I felt it important to take my own stroll down memory lane and present a little love letter to a show (and specific character) that I hope makes a return at some point. 

I believe it is best to start off this paragraph like Sophia of The Golden Girls would…. Picture It, New York, 1997. My mom just dropped me off at my grandparents. There, they give me some yogurt, and flip on the TV. And much like midnight for Cinderella, the hour of 8am was quite a special one, because it meant Northern Exposure re-runs were on. The enchanting tune of the theme song played, the moose walked by Roslyn’s Cafe, and my mind was sucked into the misadventures of Joel (Rob Morrow) and his Alaskan buddies.

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Old Man Crush List – 2017 Edition

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Back a few years ago on my older blog, I wrote a silly list that gave way to something I talk about quite often – “My Old Man Crush List”. What is such a list, you might ask? Well it is exactly what it sounds – if you have a crush on a silver fox of the big screen or any sort of celeb, he is part of your “Old Man Crush List”. Trust me, there can be ones for ladies as well, but for me I tend to think the gentlemen one is a bit more fun to make. So without further ado, here is an update to my original top 10 breakdown of hotties of a certain age. Have things changed? Let’s take a look! Read more

“A True Genius” – “Gifted” Review

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Many years ago, the “little movie” was an decently popular genre. With the kind of humble charm that Frank Capra often showed in the 30’s and 40’s, the late 80’s to early 2000’s showed the world the stories of the little guy concurring the odds. But in the current market of Hollywood Blockbusters, little movies (even with big stars) are relegated to the indie crowd. So forgotten classics like Mister Holland’s Opus or even Good Will Hunting wouldn’t stand a chance against the giants of Marvel or DC. But that doesn’t mean we should ignore such films, and that is especially the case with Gifted.

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KERA Magazine and Gothic & Lolita Bible “Ending” – What Does It Mean?

I’ll be honest that my up-keep with this blog has been next to nothing in the past months. Life gets pretty busy when you have a lot of your plate as I do – yet there are some things that require you to push those demands to the side for a second and say “I need to talk about this.” And that thing my friends is connected to that title above. So yes, if you are an Alternative Fashion fan who hasn’t heard the news, you should brace yourself.

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Irregular Choice Cinderella Shoes Review (Photos and Video)

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Hi readers! I have returned from the crypt that is my life to give you a review of something new and ridiculously cute. I’m making a point that I’m gonna bring this blog back to life this holiday season, and here is the start of it.

A few weeks ago, Irregular Choice (the famous shoe company, known for their ridiculous designs and whimsical outlook) released an entire collection dedicated to one of the first of Disney royalty, Cinderella. Of course, I was over the moon with the news, and especially so after the entire collection was presented to the internet.

So what did I buy? Well, I found the shoes that perfectly explained, well, me – in shoe form. Let me introduce you to the Believe in Magic flats!

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