Sunday, March 16, 2014

Rent The Runway

I am way behind on posting!  I still need to finish out my February recipes from my 30 day challenge & I have a few updates on the boys.  Hopefully I'll get around to it soon!

In the meantime, I wanted to quickly share a website I used recently.  I read about it awhile ago on Hollywood Housewife's blog.  It's called Rent the Runway.  You can rent dresses for all types of occasions - formal, weddings, a night out.  Earlier this month, Michael & I were invited to the Alzheimer's Memory Gala since my company had purchased several tables.  I wasn't inspired by anything in my closet & remembered reading about this site.  I went online & checked it out.  I decided to take the plunge & try it.  I am so glad I did!

The site is very easy to use.  You can refine by dress length, price, occasion, size, date needed, color, etc.  The rental prices vary from dress to dress but there are a lot of choices at the $30 range, which I think is very affordable.  One genius part of the website - people review the dresses they've rented but they also upload a picture of them wearing the dress & put their measurements on the review, so you can see real people in the dress & get an idea on how it fits.  I love this.  I don't know about you but I don't quite have a body like a model, so it really helped seeing dresses on people with different body types.  Another awesome feature - you get to pick two sizes.  That way you're not out of luck if the size you usually wear doesn't fit - you have a backup!  Plus you can usually tell from people's reviews if the dress runs small or large.
I ended up picking this Milly dress & absolutely loved it.  I felt so fabulous all night.  And maybe some people don't want to spend money on something they can't keep but honestly I'd rather rent a dress.  I don't wear fancy dresses very often, so it would just hang in my closet.  It was worth the money to wear something I wouldn't buy for myself (the dress retails for $380) & be able to send it back without buyers remorse.  My total cost came out to just under $50 with shipping & tax.  The whole thing was a very easy process.  You don't have to clean the dress before sending it back.  They take care of that.  You just stick the two dresses in a pre-labeled UPS envelope & mail it back.
By the way, isn't my hubby handsome??  I think we looked pretty sharp!  Anyway, I definitely recommend the site.  If you decide to try it, please use this link since it will give me a referral credit.   J And let me know what you think!


katie@tulsadetails said...

Loved this dress!!!! If I ever go somewhere fancy again, I'm totally doing this!!

Starr said...

You're a total model!!