Holiday Dressing With Dryel

One of my favorite things about this season is that I have an excuse to get fancy. Not that carpooling the kids all over town and back isn’t an excuse for a cocktail dress and some heels, but it seems as though a holiday party is a better reason to look fabulous. I have rounded up a few of my favorites from Nordstrom (one of my favorite places to shop fancy dresses because of free shipping and returns).

Holiday Dressing with Dryel


Here is the only downside about fancy holiday dresses. All of the above are dry clean only. Normally I avoid “dry clean only” like the plague, but then I found Dryel.


I am excited to be partnering with Dryel in 2015 as one of their blogging ambassadors. While I had heard of Dryel for years, I hadn’t ever used them before now. On the rare occasion that one of my clothes requires dry cleaning, I typically throw them in a pile to take to the dry cleaner where they sit for an incredibly long period of time until I finally take them. Then they typically sit at the dry cleaner for an incredibly long period of time until one day I need said outfit and remember, “Oh crap, I dropped that off at the dry cleaner 6 months ago.” It clearly wasn’t the most efficient system……

Dryel recently unveiled a brand new look and a new and improved bag, so it is the perfect time to give the Dryel system a try. Dryel is incredibly simple to use because it uses the power of steam from your own dryer. And because their starter kit cleans up to 10 garments for only $6.99 it saves a lot of money over traditional dry cleaning. I have been using on my “hand wash” items as well because honestly those usually get thrown in a pile to deal with later as well (and by later I mean they sit there for months until I forget they exist). During this time of year, it’s also great for freshening holiday linens, such as tablecloths and pillows that have sat on a shelf for the last 12 months.

You’ll be hearing more about Dryel in 2015 as my ambassadorship continues. In the meantime, check it out for all your holiday laundry needs!

Have you ever used Dryel? How do you handle “dry clean only” in your house?

Disclosure: I am a Dryel ambassador and have been compensate for my time and provided with products to facilitate my review. As always, all opinions are mine. 


  1. I’ve been using dryel for-ev-er! I love it! The only thing I ever send out to the cleaners is really large stuff like my comforter.

  2. I avoid dry clean only like the plague! I’d kind of forgotten about Dryel, though, so this is a good reminder. I will admit I’m a little jealous of your fancy dress occasions. I haven’t had one of those in forever!
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  3. It’s been a couple of years since I used Dryel. I guess I haven’t worn a lot of dry-clean only stuff since having kids and stopping working outside the home. But I have at least one dress that is supposed to be dry-cleaned. I guess I should invest the $7 and go get some!
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  4. Courtney S says:

    I am sure it comes as no surprise to you that I was a dry cleaning queen!! I am also sure that you are not surprised that, because I recently married an incredibly cheap guy, I am only now about a dry cleaning princess. I might have to check this Dryel out and see if it can really substitute for dry cleaning.

  5. I pretty much DON’T use the dry cleaners. But I do use Dryel! I think you are going to love it! :-)

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