Happy Monday Kichaas! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Mine was lots of fun, despite the fact that it was cold and rainy. I tend to go into "nesting" mode on cold, rainy weekends. I like to curl up by the fire, hang out in comfy clothes, enjoy a bubble bath, a book and a nice glass of wine. I really have to push myself to go out. I made an exception to my solitary weekend routine Saturday night when my friends invited me to attend an event for Metropolitan Family Services, a great Chicago charity that supports families in times of need. Here's the fun part-- it was a black tie dinner and auction held at the beautiful Ritz Carlton Hotel. How could I say no?!
Well, my closet is a little low on formal attire these days. So I tried something new. I rented everything. Dress, handbag and jewelry. All from Rent the Runway. I have to admit it, I had some concerns. But it turned out great! I received everything on Friday and stuck it all back in the U.S. mail this morning. I received two dresses in two different styles, just in case. Both came in my size and a back-up size, also just in case (no additional charge for that, by the way). So, what do you think?
I chose a sparkly David Meister dress (left) and a frilly Robert Rodriguez strapless number. I ended up wearing the David Meister dress. It was clingy, sparkly, and had a fabulous drape to it that provided the right amount of hip and belly cover-up .
These dangling art nouveau earrings were all the bling I needed.
The handbag was frilly but understated and just perfect.
And these strappy heels are mine.
So here's the finished product. I think it turned out okay. What do you think? I received quite a few compliments on the dress. Would you rent the runway? I highly recommend it. In fact, I'm going to do it again for New Year's.
Enjoy the week ahead!