So over the weekend, I decided to commit to trying the whole idea out (I had already browsed the site without committing to a subscription -- you can look at stuff but you can't save to your closet without a subscription account). So today my first shipment arrived and here is what I think!
First, I thought that the three items I chose were packaged nicely and I liked that someone actually wrote out a handwritten card thanking me for starting an account. Perhaps this isn't a big deal but I think it was a nice touch!
So I chose three items for this first package -- two dresses and a peplum shirt. First up -- dress number 1 (the one that had caught my eye the most on the web site!). Here is how the Igigi dress looked on their web site:
And here is how it looked on me:
I do like the dress and I picked the size perfectly for me. I am not super crazy about the little tie thingies hanging off the arms but I think it's cute. Jim even said it looked good! :D This isn't something I would usually wear because your tummy is not hiding behind anything but the fabric helped my body look more slender, I think!
Dress number two looked much better on than when I took it out of the box. It is a two piece -- a Jessica Howard polka dot dress. I can't get the actual dress to copy over to my blog but it looks something like this:
And here is me posing with the dress and the shrug that came along with it. The dress above and the dress I got are both Jessica Howard but my version is a little different. Like I said, I didn't think I was going to like this. I didn't use the fabric belt that came with it but as soon as I used one of my own wide belts (a brown one), I think the look came together. I love the fabric and it feels girly. Not as crazy about the shrug so I probably won't wear it with the dress.
So what is the verdict?! I think I will try the two dresses out and even wear one to a work meeting tomorrow. I don't super love either one but they both look nice and I think I will try them out for a spin! The peplum shirt? I am sending that one back tomorrow morning in one of the envelopes that Gwynnie Bee provides (free shipping both ways!). I have already noted the return on the web site so the folks at Gwynnie Bee will be sending another item from my closet (just like Netflix!). If truth be told -- the Asos Curve web site was having a sale yesterday so I actually just ordered a peplum top just like this (but with an eyebrow print!) for something like $13 so I don't need to hang on to this one. I am still not sure if I like the peplum look but I will see what I think when the shirt I bought comes in.
So .... I am definitely excited about trying even more clothes! It was fun! If you would like to try a free month, here is a link: http://goo.gl/7XNZY (and in the interest of being honest, I can get a free month if any of my friends try it!). I will probably have more to say about this in a month but right now I think I will be trying until at least the end of the year. I have a few weddings coming up and I like the idea of wearing a nice, new dress without having to buy one! And it is always fun to have new clothes to wear! And I would like to try more clothes that are unlike the kinds of things I try on in stores. The BEST PART about this program is that I get to try the clothes on at my home with my accessories and things. And if I really love something, you can actually purchase the item as well. That won't be happening with this round of clothes but we will see what happens in the future!