This season is chock-full with events. We have 3 weddings between now and the beginning of July, our 2nd anniversary (what!?) in May, a variety of local social events and the continued launch of our new business: Vacaybox - all happening at once! A slew of events along with our recent move...you could say this is our "busy" season. Here's the thing about weddings, anniversaries, events, etc. - they all require a new outfit. Let's be real, I can't afford that, and Chris would probably divorce me if I kept stopping into Anthro for a 'break' from my run... SO - all of that said, I decided I'd listen to all of my friends who've been raving about renting dresses, and give Rent the Runway a try!
I know a lot of people who use Rent the Runway and swear by it, and I know a lot of people who either haven't tried it or simply haven't heard of it. I wanted to provide a very brief review of my first experience to help those thinking of trying it out!
1. The Search
2. My Hearts
3. Leveraging real reviews
4. My Top 3
These were my top 3. I eventually decided on the Rainbow Stripe Flag Maxi by Mara Hoffman because it fit my eclectic but casual style. Plus it was a fierce and unique dress, and I figured no one else would have it on at the event. (I was right!)
5. The Order Process
6. Dress arrival
6. The Fit
7. The Event - 2016 Umlauf Garden Party
The event was a great success and was beautifully done. My friend Allegra and the team at Crew+ planned and produced the event, and I think it turned out great!
To wrap up my Rent the Runway review, I just want to say that I'm already planning my next dress rental for our trip to Seattle at the end of May. It was a seamless process and I enjoyed every aspect of it. All of my friends that attended the event and rented dresses looked gorgeous and seemed to enjoy their experience as well. If you're looking for an outfit to wear for an event or even just because, check it out!
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This morning I woke up, packed my dresses back in the garment bag and left it at the nearest UPS drop-off. I'm a fan of Rent the Runway for life. It could not have been easier. I felt so glam and spent under $100! Can't complain about that!