Wednesday, February 4, 2015

What to Wear Wednesday


Welcome to "What to Wear Wednesday!" 

Gentel and I are so excited to be sharing this series with y'all! 

Once a month, we will be posting style ideas for a specific event. We plan to do a mix of both special events and everyday occasions from how to mix prints to what to wear to a wedding. 

Is there a particular look you want ideas on styling? Leave us a comment or shoot either of us an email; we are happy to incorporate it! 

This month, we are talking abut Black Tie weddings, because Gentel is lucky enough to be attending one in just a couple of weeks! She and her husband, Keith, received an invitation to a "black-tie optional" wedding in Boston at the end of February. This immediately presents a couple of challenges. First, Boston {and Texas} and February = COLD. Second, I don't know about you, but I don't own anything black tie. See our conundrum? 

Our requirements are something affordable, but not boring. And it's got to be warm! 

Gentel and I both have this thing about wearing the same formal dress to multiple events {although she's way more popular than me on the wedding circuit - ha!}. We just can't do it! 

We decided the best way around this issue - and since Gentel will probably not need a black-tie dress again - is to rent one! Have y'all heard of Rent the Runway?

You essentially rent a designer gown from them for either four or eight days. They will also send you a second size for free, in case one size doesn't fit. And, for an additional $25, you can choose a second style! 

Here are my top three favorite dresses from Rent the Runway. {And y'all must know I'm obsessed with black! Brandon jokes with me that I don't own any color in my closet. He's basically right.} 









Which look do you prefer? Have you ever rented a gown? Do you re-wear dresses? What you do think about "What to Wear Wednesday?" SO many questions! :)

*Note: This is not a sponsored post, but if Rent the Runway wants to send me one of these dresses, I'm game!*

2 comments:

  1. I used Rent the Runway for a wedding last year, and am planning on using it for weddings this year. Since my apartment is on the smaller side, and I have several dresses I bought for weddings that I ended up wearing once, I'm thinking I'll end up spending about the same amount renting 3-4 dresses as I would buying ONE dress.

    There were a few issues with my rental--the size that fit me best had a broken zipper and a stain on the front. Luckily, the other size fit me acceptably (I just belted it) and RTR refunded me 1/2 my fee. But I'm planning on using them again.

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  2. I've never used Rent the Runway, but I've heard of it and I'm intrigued! Although I'm not sure how well that would work for me since I have such a hard time knowing if a dress is going to work for me unless I try it on. Love all the dresses you picked out! Fun new series girl!! I'd like to request..go to styles for post baby. :)

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