Monday, November 15, 2010

December Wedding

So I will be getting married next year in December - 12.10.11 to be exact.

But next month, one of my good guy friends from college is getting married 12.11.10. I actually told him his wedding date was cooler than ours since it counts down.

Anyways...even though I have a closet-full of dresses, I {of course} have nothing to wear.

I recently heard about a new site called Rent the Runway - once you sign up {for free}, you can RENT designer dresses that usually run $300 to $500 for a four day period. It's perfect for occasions where you want an amazing dress of a designer caliber, but you know you'll only wear it once... like for a wedding.

I was skeptical at first, but upon further research it's an ingenious idea...

You find your dress - 'rent it' for as low as $50 - select the date you want the dress to arrive at your address {it's guaranteed to arrive} - you pick your size plus an additional size {for free} - if you choose, you can pay only $5 or $10 for insurance {so if you spill red wine on it, you're covered!} - the dress arrives { the two sizes you picked} on your date with a pre-paid return package - you wear the dress and return it four days after you receive it.

If you don't like the dress or it doesn't fit, you can return it and let them know and they will give you a full refund.

So I decided that since I have nothing to wear, I decided to give the site a try... The site is so easy to use - it even let me search dresses by 'winter wedding'. Each dress has reviews from others who have rented the dress before - the reviews helped me decide on which sizes to pick.

I found this gorgeous, one-shoulder Robert Rodriguez Black Label dress in a very Decembery {yes, I just made that word up} maroon shade. I'm planning on wearing black pantyhose, my Forever 21 black heels and pairing it with these gold earrings (Forever21), gold bracelet (Charlotte Russe) and fun, gold heart sequined bag (Forever21).

The cool thing is you can also rent another dress for only $30 if you wanted another option - I didn't opt for this, but considered it since it was so cheap to do so.

Have you used Rent the Runway?? Did you like the experience?

I'll let you know how this all works out... stay tuned! If you sign up, consider signing up through me so I can get $20 credits!


Holly said...

Love RTR! I rented a gorgeous bracelet for rush (pref day) from there!

Glitterista said...

That does sound like such an ingenious idea! Can't wait to hear how it works out--great choice for dress. I love the shape and color. :)

Amanda said...

I'm a huge fan of RTR!! I've even posted about it a few times on my blog, including a step by step when I received my very first order from them!

Miss Chelsea said...

Interesting! I can't wait to hear how it goes, I've never heard of it!

Ruth said...

I have heard about it but have been scared to use it. Not that i have many big occasions these days.
I like the dress you picked.

Virginia Belle said...

The outfit looks fabulous! I can't wait to see what you think of RTR. It sounds like such a great option!

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