Who better to inspire us here at Gwynnie Bee than our own amazing members? Each month, we’re turning the spotlight on our community to share their stories and flaunt our styles (after all, who would we rather see than the women who really wear them?).
Watch this space for more incredible style and stories, and let us know who inspires you by joining the conversation in the comments below.
Meet the Member!
Name: Paddee Darsey
Location: Houston, TX
Member Since: April, 2014
Tell us a little bit about yourself!
I’m a fun-loving, easy-going country girl to the core. My parents own a farm about 45 minutes outside of Houston, TX, and that is where I had the pleasure of growing up. I currently live in a suburb of Houston, though my husband and I will be building a house in the near future on a piece of their land, and I can’t wait!!!! I don’t mind getting down and dirty, but I do love the chance to dress up as well. It’s not uncommon for me to be over-dressed for the occasion, but you only live once, right??
I work for a company called Intertec as an Inside Sales Rep. We build heated enclosures for the oil industry. That is actually where I met my husband almost 8 years ago. We have been together for 7 years now, and have now been married for almost a year (Oct. 18, 2015 will be our one year anniversary). I have the most adorable 7 year old stepson who stole my heart. I love nothing more than relaxing at home with my friends, family, and (all) my 4 legged babies. I’m thankful my husband loves me enough to put up with our ever-growing animal family. Currently we sit at 13 horses, 2 cats, 1 dog, and a large fish tank Who knows what we will end up with next?? I try and live my life to the fullest, not take anything for granted, and always be grateful for what I have.
Tell us about your GB photo shoot—what was your experience like?
So much more than I hoped for! The pampering before was awesome! GB picked some amazing talent to get me ready for my shoot, and the photographer was seriously the most fun photographer I have ever had the pleasure of working with. I felt like a princess!
Which piece from the shoot was your favorite?
Oh man……That’s a hard one! I totally love the versatility of the Johnny Was tunic. The colors are bright and vibrant, the fabric is fun and flowing. I also LOVE the Effie’s Heart dress—I mean, it has BEES on it! Super comfortable and flattering! And of course the Corey dress. Sassy, Sexy, and so Pretty! I really can’t just pick one 😉
How would you describe your personal sense of style?
I would say somewhere around Sophisticated Chic. I love trying new things and keeping up with the times, but I still like a bit of the classic elegance look as well. One of my current favorites is a pencil skirt, crop top, and classic black blazer on top.
Any words of wisdom for the GB community?
Closet things you think you may never wear in a million years. GB provides the opportunity to try new things without any risks at all if you don’t like what you try! My sense of style has grown, expanded, and changed 110% since I started GB, and I’m so very grateful for that. I have found my groove, and feel so much more confident in my own skin then I ever have before.
Also, the GB community is amazing!!!!! There are a couple of groups on FB where you can share your photos and discuss different ways to dress up your outfits. These women are so loving, and supportive, and make you feel like a million bucks every day of the week! I highly recommend connecting with these wonderful ladies—I have made so many new friends this way who will be friends for life!