Last week I attended the Rent the Runway and Bonobos Holiday Party Mixer in Boston, and I am so glad that I did! Have you heard of Rent the Runway? It's so much fun! This company allows you to rent designer dresses for 10% of their selling price, and is perfect for a gal on a budget who wants to dress to impress.
On top of the dresses, Rent the Runway also carries jewelry that you can rent along with your dress or even separately. They also have stylists who make jewelry recommendations based on the dress you're renting!
At the mixer I was able to take a peek at some of the fabulous dresses available, while sipping on champagne of course, and then was able to try some of them on. This dress was one of my absolute favorites and I can't wait for an event to be able to rent it for!
They also had some of their jewelry available at the event, and oh-my-god I couldn't pull myself away from the table it was displayed on! I learned that while the premise of Rent The Runway is to be able to rent pieces, they also have a line of items that you can buy from.
This Oscar De La Renta Tres Chic ring grabbed my attention immediately, and I didn't want to take it off! It's perfect for any 2013 occasion, as Pantone just named Emerald Green as the Color Of The Year! Another green beauty I spotted at the Holiday Mixer was this Sachin + Babi Illyria Gown. I'll definitely be adding both of these to my rental queue!
New Years Eve is right around the corner, and I think it's the perfect occasion to Rent The Runway. As someone who usually buys a new dress for New Years and only wears it once or twice, I think RTR might be the better option for me. If you're thinking about trying the service out, now is the perfect time!
I actually wore a Rent the Runway dress to the Holiday Mixer and I loved it! I went with the BCBG MAXAZRIA Guilty as Charged dress, and I was so excited when it was delivered just one day after I ordered it! I couldn't even wait to try it on, but when I did, I loved it even more. Needless to say, I enjoyed every bit of my Rent The Runway experience, and can't wait to rent again!
Disclosure: While I received a complimentary dress rental from Rent The Runway, my thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.