A publication recently described me as a “high/low blogger” and for a second there, I wasn’t sure who they were talking about. You guys know me…I live for a bargain. But when I stopped to think about it—and reflect on my recent content—a lot of my featured pieces have been more on the “high” end. Not because I necessarily buy high end items, but I’m more and more frequently being gifted them. The designer items I’ve purchased on my own have all been from discount retailers like Marshalls or deep, deeeeep sales. So I guess a more accurate way to describe me would be a “high FOR low blogger.”
Photo credit: Ali Stone
If you’re not familiar with Rent the Runway, it’s a rental service with (mostly) dresses and accessories for every occasion. Whether you’re attending a wedding or a day party, RTR has something to fit your needs. And the best part about it—in my opinion—it’s that it’s all designer duds at discount prices!
This Marissa Webb dress retails for $698, but you can rent it from RTR (for 4 days) for $120. That means you can look nice at your event and still have money for things like, I don’t know, rent and groceries.
The wonderful people over at Rent the Runway sent me this beautiful maxi and I could not be more obsessed with it. I love the way it moves, the cut out back and how simple yet elegant it is. I’m sure you guys have noticed I’m pretty minimal in my approach to fashion. I don’t like a ton of accessories—manly because I’m too lazy to keep up with them—but also because they tend to overwhelm my thin frame. So, I prefer to opt for pieces that, on their own, make a statement and don’t need a lot of “stuff.” This dress fits the bill.
I kept it simple with just a red lip and a clutch. You’ll notice I’m wearing two different clutches—both from Marshalls for under $25. (I couldn’t decide. Lol. Which is your favorite?)
I’m not the curviest girl in the world (long and lanky is more my lane, lol), but the one thing I’ve always been is hippy. This dress really highlights that area and creates the illusion of curves. I’m definitely going to miss this one when I have to send it back.