Thursday, July 15, 2021

Outfit of the Day: It's a Rental, Part II

Hello! I have a few new items from Rent the Runway that I thought I'd show y'all, though keep in mind I took most of these pics just to show Marianne, so I'm even more disheveled than normal but also too lazy to retake them with makeup on. I suspect you guys are used to my, um, lackadaisical approach so here we go:

This top is Nanette Lepore and I LOVE IT SO MUCH. I'm wearing it with my Madewell Cali bootcut jeans and Birkenstock Gizeh sandals. Unfortunately I fell victim to what blog reader Wahlsl had warned me about - lingering B.O. Ugh. They immediately let me pick something else and sent it out the same day, which was nice, but I was disappointed. I love this top and hated to send it back. Look how cute:

So pretty, such a shame. Up next:

Ohhhh, damn. This is an Ulla Johnson Anika dress and it's gorgeous, simply gorgeous. I love the cut, the print, the color, everything. Well, almost everything:

It is really low cut and there's no good way to pin it without wrecking the fabric. I will probably have to wear a cami under it which I hate to do because it just visually ruins the pretty neckline but I can't have half my braw hanging out. I'll definitely rent another Ulla again, but maybe not one with a plunging neckline. Up next:

This is a Sea New York dress and, while I love a loose sack dress, it's way too short. Just, way, way too short. It's well-made and the print is really pretty but it's just not something I see myself wearing. The side view is hilarious:

Am I overreacting? It just feels like if I raised my arms you'd see my underwear. I might wear it anyway, who knows. Finally:

This is what I'm wearing right this second. The top is an Anna Sui Sheer Floral Reef blouse and it was my replacement for the Nanette Lepore top. It's gorgeous and perfect and I love it so much. It even looks good untucked:

Eee! I know. It's so pretty. I'm wearing it with my Everlane flats and my Perfect Vintage jeans from Madewell. Here's a closeup because why not:

I would love to own this top but it's maddeningly expensive so I will just have to settle for wearing it as much as I can while I have it. I don't have a referral code for Rent the Runway but I used the Bad on Paper Podcast code BOP for 40% off 2 months, which is a pretty good deal. It's a great way to try designer brands and a fun way to refresh your post-pandemic wardrobe! 


  1. BO? Do they not clean them between rentals? 🤮

    1. They do - everything is dry cleaned before being sent out, but some fabrics just seem to hold odors. (Or it got missed? I have no clue.)

    2. Sorry you were victim to the dreaded BO. As you say some fabrics hold more odor and I think the older more worn items (or event dresses that are danced in) just cannot be fully cleaned. While they clean items I doubt they do a sniff test (or the odor leaves but comes back when warmer - who knows). I just know I ordered a dress for a high end wedding and both the original and replacement (both were the same dress in the same size) had it and cured me of RTR for a bit. I love your choices though and it does make me reconsider (vs buying tons of stuff I may or may not wear).

  2. You could always wears the Sea New York dress w leggings. Love the tops and dress! Could you use tape to tape down the neckline?


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