I Joined Rent the Runway (and What I Ordered First)

May 2, 2016 | 30 comments

A few days ago I signed up for Rent the Runway and y’all, I’m feeling so good about the decision. I know that Rent the Runway is going to be great for me and my wardrobe. Honestly, I feel like it was made for people like me. I mean, when I was looking through my closet earlier I was a bit overwhelmed by how simple and classic (and, um, boring?) everything is.

I’ve always been the kind of person to invest in wardrobe staples like denim, pencil skirts, blazers, etc. and thus I rarely move outside of my comfort zone. 

I love rompers and jumpsuits but I rarely buy them because they are trendy, and trends die. There are times I need a cocktail dress or gown for special events but I don’t want to spend $200+ on a gown I’ll wear once. The same goes for work apparel. At my tech company the dress code is casual (like jeans / blouse casual) but there are times I need to dress up a bit more. I just don’t want to spend a lot of money on clothes I don’t feel like I’ll wear often enough to justify the expense.

That’s where Rent the Runway comes in and saves a poor soul like myself.

Shop Rent the Runway

I spent a solid 2-hours on their site once I signed up clicking the little heart icon next to everything I loved (which was a lot) and looking for something I could wear to some of the upcoming festivals in Atlanta (there are TON of festivals always going on in Atlanta). I wanted something trendy and comfortable and was thrilled when I found this Floral Flutter Sleeve Romper from Rebecca Minkoff. It retails for $248 but I was able to rent it (4-days or 8-days) for only $50!

Some of the items on there can be rented for $35 (which is amazing) whereas others are upwards of $100 or $150. It all depends on what you’re looking for; obviously a cocktail gown is going to cost you more than a romper.

Bonus, if you sign up you’ll receive a discount code to use with your first order. πŸ˜‰ 

Rebecca Minkoff Romper from Rent the Runway
Now, unlike Stitch Fix (which I also love!) Rent the Runway is not a subscription service so you aren’t required to order anything each month. You just hop on there and order what you want / need when you want / need it.

Since wedding season is coming up (doesn’t it feel like everyone gets married during the summer?!) you can on here and rent the dress you’ll wear for the occasion. It’s so much better than buying a ton of new things you won’t recycle through your wardrobe.

Why I decided to join Rent the Runway and boost my wardrobe.

I’m excited about it. I can’t wait to see how it works out and share it all with you!

What about you? Have you ever tried Rent the Runway? Have you had good experiences?

Lavish Alice