I’m SO excited to share this special post with Rent the Runway today, one of my go-to sites for special occasions. My boyfriend and I are celebrating our two year anniversary tomorrow, and I needed something to wear for our dinner date (the weather is supposed to be in the upper 50s, so yes I really can have bare legs!). I didn’t want to invest the money on a new outfit, which I probably will never wear again. Isn’t that always the case?! Be honest, how many times have you re-worn that dress you bought for your friends wedding last summer? I’m guessing you haven’t (if you’re anything like me at least!).
This is where RTR comes in. You can rent designer dresses (seriously, they have gowns worth thousands of dollars!), for a fraction of the retail value. They also offer a small selection of handbags and jewelry. Once you pick out your dress, you get to select two sizes at no additional cost. This is awesome, especially if you’re ordering from a new brand and aren’t familiar with their sizing. While you are placing your order you select the dates and time frame that you wish to have the pieces for, 4 or 8 days. Be sure to plan it around your event and leave enough time for returning the items! Everything arrives neatly placed into a beautifully designed garment bag. When you are ready to send it back, you place it all back in the same bag, and use the pre-paid UPS shipping label! So easy.
I absolutely love the Shoshanna number that I chose, it’s the perfect winter white dress. And I mean these lilac Oscar de la Renta earrings are prettyyyyy amazing. Even my Clare V. leopard clutch is from RTR! There is definitely something for everybody, and dress rental prices start as low as $30. I am so excited to wear this outfit for our anniversary tomorrow! I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend 🙂
Dress: Shoshanna via Rent the Runway / Clutch: Clare V. via Rent the Runway / Earrings: Oscar de la Renta via Rent the Runway / Shoes: Nine West, old (love these) / Sunnies: Prada / Jewelry: The Peach Box (use code ‘tpb-astylishsideproject for 15% off your order!)
Photos by H.B. Media