|Rent the Runway Tibi Snow Leopard Dress, Steve Madden Clutch, Audrey Brooke Perry Booties|
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Though I didn't expect the New Orleans version to be on par with what takes place in NYC, I still wanted to wear a cute dress. After a little online window shopping and a a few visits to the mall, I still didn't find anything inspiring so I decided to try Rent the Runway for the first time.
I signed up for Rent the Runway years ago when it first began, but I have never had an opportunity to actually use the service. If you haven't heard of it, Rent the Runway is a membership-based website that rents high-end designer and accessories on a 4-day or 8-day basis. Armed with a $25 off coupon, I decided to try it out and find the perfect dress for the event.
|Olivia Palermo for Tibi|
My event was on a Saturday so I placed a four day order to have the dress arrive on a Thursday (to give myself time to regroup and come up with something else if I didn't like it). I ordered my normal size 4, but Rent the Runway allows you to choose a second size for free. Based on reviews, and my pear shape, I opted to size up and order a size 6 as well. My order total with my $25 off coupon was $41.55.
The dresses arrived on time, packaged to perfection. What was even better was inside the box was a sachet filled with Neutrogena product samples, (some of them were full size!) and another sachet with Hollywood Fashion Tape, (my favorite brand!) and a shaving cream sample. A prepaid return UPS envelope was included along with instructions that said I could keep the garment bag and hangers.
The size 4 was a perfect fit on my upper body but a tad snug in the hips while the size 6 was much more forgiving in the hip area but way too loose on my upper body. That's pretty normal for me so I would say the dresses were true to size; which is what the website said. My husband said the size 4 looked best so that's the size I went with. I paired the snow leopard dress with my Steve Madden clutch and Audrey Brooke Perry Booties.
As an artist I know what a labor of love creative expression can be. I'm sure a lot of hard work and sleepless nights went into Fashion Week Nola. The designers who participated should be proud of their efforts.
|"Nica B" working the runway.|
|My sister-in-law working the runway.|
Shout out to my sister-in-law "Nica B" who was a model in the Fashion Show. She did an amazing job of working the runway!
I had a great time with my friends, and it was fun getting to wear a designer dress to an event. I'm looking forward to using Rent the Runway for future occasions!
|Rent the Runway Tibi Snow Leopard Dress at Fashion Week NOLA.|