While I was in Chicago, I got to visit the new Rent the Runway store. Rent the Runway is a rental company that allows you to rent designer dresses, separates and accessories for events. They have two stores in New York City as well as stores in Washington D.C., Las Vegas and the newest store, Chicago.
I really hadn’t decided what kind of dress I wanted to wear; I knew the ceremony was in a church and the reception would be outdoor, which in Kentucky during the month of June could really mean anything.
I danced around the store before ultimately settling into the more casual side of the store. I pulled a couple dresses before ruling out the mostly white and anything black or too sparkly; I didn’t want to wear anything that would be too loud or draw attention from the wedding.
Michelle was with me so we had a casual debate about the small side cutouts and whether or not they were inappropriate before we decided they weren’t. The dressing rooms are super cool — the mirrors allow you to change the lighting in the room so you can see how you’ll look in fluorescent and outdoor lighting.
I’m the worst fashionista ever — I hate any shoe with a heel. My feet are babies and I treat them as such. I debated on wedges with this outfit before pulling on my black scalloped flats. Cute, comfortable and I was never the girl with her shoes off at the wedding.
Wanting a small purse, I took the strap off my kate spade juliana and carried it as a handheld clutch.
My dress got to me Wednesday afternoon which gave me time to try it on and see what items I may want to pair with it and I stuck it back in the mail using the pre-paid label on Monday. I would highly recommend Rent the Runway as a way to change up your wardrobe for weddings you attend, graduations, parties, family events, proms, etc. The company is easy to use and has a wide variety of options to choose from.