Monday, May 11, 2015

Summer Wedding Guest Style with Rent the Runway

This time of year wedding bells start ringing! If you're in your mid-twenties and beyond it's a safe bet your mailbox is filling up with wedding invites. Wedding season is so fun but there is always the issue of what to wear...and if you're going to several wedding this season the problem is only more complicated! What if you could wear a gorgeous designer dress for every occasion? We can all dream, right? Well, with Rent the Runway (affiliate link) you can..and for a fraction of the price of buying! 
kate spade dress for wedding

For those unfamiliar with the company it's basically like the name suggests..you can rent designer dresses, jewelry, bags, and more for a small price! They have a huge selection to choose from and you can even choose 2 sizes for no additional cost to make sure you get a good fit.  You keep the item for your chosen window and then ship back in your pre-paid UPS envelope. It's so easy and convenient! I've used the service previously for a New Years party and was very pleased. 

I thought this kate spade new york Adette Dress would be perfect for wedding season because it can be dressed up for formal events or dressed down for a charming barn wedding. The dress retails for $398 but you can rent it for $30! 

Kate Spade dress for summer wedding

Here I have the dress styled for a more casual affair such as a garden wedding and included a pop of color necklace (similar here). The simple black and white stripe design of the dress is ideal because you can play around with it and add your own spin. 


I also think these necklaces would be gorgeous..and ps. you can rent them too! (click for details)
AV Max Gold Tetra Necklace kate spade new york accessories Aqua Geo Necklace

The black Toms wedges I'm wearing are so comfortable and perfect for dancing the night away :)


To fancy the dress up a bit I added these French Connection heels I scored at a Neiman Marcus Last Call outlet in NOLA. 



Special thanks to Rent the Runway for providing me with a coupon code towards the purchase of this dress! I am a huge fan of the company and all opinions are 100% my own. Also, shoutout to my sister Beth for being my photographer for the day :) 

What are your thoughts on renting your outfit for a special occasion?



NORDSTROM - Shop Kate Spade New York Summer 2015
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52 comments:

  1. That dress is so cute!!! I love it.

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  2. Love the dress you picked! You look so pretty. :)

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  3. The dress is lovely on you - and I also love the beautiful background for your photo shoot!

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    1. Thanks so much Whitney! It helps when you have a cute downtown scene to work with :)

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  4. You are such a beautiful model! Such a classic look!

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  5. I love Rent the Runway! Wish this I had known about them for all my sorority formal events and high school proms! Your outfit looks great.

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  6. Love Rent the Runway!! Such pretty dresses and their customer service is fantastic!

    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  7. Yes yes yes yes yes!!!
    So cute!!!
    When did toms start making such amazing things??!! I saw the wedges last summer and was like I HAVE TO HAVE THOSE! Good work toms!
    Love your style, you look great!

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    1. They are soo comfortable! I was lucky to find them on sale through Zulilly and so happy I got them!

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  8. Great photos, Brit! I'm so impressed!

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  9. I love Rent the Runway's whole business model. How do you know what size to order though? I worry b/c dress sizes are tricky!

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    1. It can be hard! But on their site for each dress they have photos of customers who have ordered the exact dress and details what size they normally wear, what size they ordered, whether they thought the dress ran large or small. It's very helpful! Because you can order 2 sizes I always order my traditional size and the next size up. Hope this helps!

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  10. You look gorgeous, Brittany! Black and white is always a classic, and a pop of color is clutch for making it seasonally appropriate and fun.

    cominguprosestheblog.com

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  11. SO pretty! I think Rent the Runway sounds awesome, I need a reason to use them! LOL

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  12. We looked into Rent the Runway for our bridesmaid dresses for one of the weddings I'm in this year. I've only really looked at their formal attire - but I haven't looked at the cute wedding attending type ideas. I'll have to check it out. Wedding 2 of 5 is this weekend.... definitely wedding season in my life!

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  13. Thats a great price to rent it, and it looks beautiful on you!!!

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  14. Such a gorgeous dress! And I love it with the pops of color in the necklace! XO

    Anna
    alilyloveaffair.com

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  15. I've never thought of renting an outfit for a special occasion. That's brilliant! That dress is awesome. We have a fancy wedding to attend next year, and I may have to use this to get an outfit.

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  16. That dress looks so fab on you! I've never tried rent the runway but I've always really wanted to! Happy Monday!!

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  17. That's a beautiful dress, perfect for weddings. Renting dresses sounds like an awesome idea, although I don't imagine a service like that being widely available internationally yet.

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  18. Well don't you look great! I have heard of Rent the Runway but honestly never thought of trying it... we have a few weddings this year so I need to check it out! Great styling!

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  19. That's an expensive dress normally! Personally, I won't pay any more than $30 for a dress I want to keep, but it looks good!

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    1. I agree and like a bargain too! Mostly why service like this is reserved for special occasions. Thanks for stopping by!

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  20. Such a smart business! You look stunning and classic. Perfect model for them and you'll be one of the best dressed wedding guests!! Nice to have a sis to take pics :) Hope you have a lovely week!

    livingoncloudandreanine.blogspot.com

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  21. Dress is adorable!! I need another dress like I need more shoes in my life lol

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  22. Cute! I love how simple this fit and flare dress is!

    xo,
    Sara Kate Styling

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    1. Fit and flare is my favorite too and so comfy for dancing :)

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  23. I absolutely love the pop of color you added. I think renting your outfits is such a genius idea! This dress looks amazing on you!

    Mikayla | www.aseersuckerstateofmind.com

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  24. Love the dress!!
    Sarah
    http://coffeeandglitter14.blogspot.com/

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  25. Ok. I can take that dress off your hands now. :-)

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  26. I heard about this site but didn't know of anyone who had tried it! I will have to check it out for this summer wedding season!

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  27. Wow. I don't know why I figured Rent the Runway would be super expensive... only $30 for that dress?! Love it! Especially for wedding season, that's such a great idea. Styles change so often I feel like I'm constantly switching out my closet. Renting would make things so much easier :)

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  28. LOVE this dress! I so need to use Rent the Runway this summer - we have six weddings along with showers and bachelorette parties, I need ALL the dresses!

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  29. I LOVE Kate Spade, and that dress is too cute! My friend has used Rent the Runway quite a few times and loved it. We wanted to check out the store when we were in Vegas but ran out of time. I would totally do this because I don't need dresses for these occasions too often, so renting would be more cost effective!

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  30. Ah those TOMS ARE cute! So ok, what happens if you spill something on the dress or gosh forbid it, damage it badly? (The things you think of when you're as clumsy as I am!)

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  31. So cute! I love the idea of renting clothing. Affordable and sustainable. Can't wait for summer weddings!

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  32. i LOVED my rent the runway experience. i wish i had more occasions to actually dress for so that i could use them!

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  33. I think renting a dress for a special occasion is awesome! I can't tell you how many dresses I have hanging in my closet that I've worn once to an event. Plus, its a total bonus that they're designer dresses! Love this Kate Spade.

    Brooke
    pumps and push-ups

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  34. That dress is absolutely adorable! But, I would be too terrified to rent a dress or any outfit, period. I would be that one person to accidentally ruin it. :/

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  35. I love love love Rent The Runway. I used it when I was in a pinch last year when I went to LA and needed a black tie dress on two weeks notice. Ever since then I have rec'd it to anyone in a situation where it would be helpful. I used it for weddings last year and I already have been browsing the site for this summer season.

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  36. I love Rent The Runway. I have seriously been addicted since the first time I used them last year. I dont plan to ever buy another special occasion dress again! Not to mention they have amazing customer service.

    ~Saprina
    www.SaprinaSays.blogspot.com

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  37. I have never tried Rent the Runway, but that dress is absolutely precious - and for only $30 to rent! Love those FC heels you paired with it as well :)

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  38. I love RTR and love how you showed two ways to style this!

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  39. Thanks! RTR is such a clever concept I wish I had thought of it!

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  40. Renting the outfit for a special occasion!! That is a great idea for the people who want to look different on every occasion. Well, I already bought a designer dress for my sister’s wedding. Now we are looking for event rooms for rent for her reception party. If you have any suggestions then please provide!!

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