Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Outfit of the Day: It's a Rental

Marianne recently signed up for Rent the Runway and she was having so much fun wearing fun designer rental dresses that I was influenced and signed up too (using the Bad on Paper code BOP for 40% off 2 months.) I'm still working remotely I don't really need much in the way of nice clothing but I thought it would be a fun way to challenge myself and try some new styles. This is definitely not going to backfire with me falling in love with things I can't afford. Nope, no way. Here's what I rented for my first go-round:

This is the Manzanilla top from Apiece Apart and when I first tried it on I was like, I don't know about this. It's smocked and ruffled which isn't usually my thing but it fit so nicely that I ended up wearing it three times. You can purchase items from RTR at a discount but this must be newer because they're only offering 10% off, which makes it still too expensive and fuck you, RTR. I am taking this personally. It's nearly sold out in the world (a few sizes here) but this other Apiece Apart top is lovely and has a similar vibe. For something similar, I love this Loft top and this one is cute too, with the smocked neck. For a cheap-and-cheerful option I love this deeply discounted little top from Ann Taylor.

The jeans are AG Jodi Crop in a light wash and they were fun (I wore them a couple of times) but I sized up and definitely shouldn't have. These jeans have a lot of stretch and I easily could've worn my usual size. These are still available here and also come in some other good washes. Super comfy and I am very into the cropped bootcut thing right now! I also love a lighter wash for summer. 

Oh yeah, this is my favorite rental and I haven't sent it back yet. I just LOVE a red bag and this one is so good! It's Rebecca Minkoff and I might just end up buying it down the road. It's a good size - big enough for the stuff I carry daily but not so big that it's hard to carry. I love the different leather textures and the turnlock! Also, it's just a really good red. It's sold out and only available via Poshmark and the like but for something similar, this red Minkoff bag is so good and it's on sale! I also love this one. For something similar under $60, check out this red bag at Yoox. I now have, like, ten red bags that I want. This rental thing is totally saving me money, right? Ha.

Sorry about the creepy giant pic but I wanted to show you the details of this cute-ass top that I'm still bitter about. Ugh, I love it. I'm also wearing my favorite jewelry from Three Flames Silverworks and My Precious Studio.

For my next round of rentals I'm getting a truly insane Ulla Johnson dress (eeee!), a Nanette Lepore top and a Sea New York dress. Do y'all want to see them when they arrive? 


  1. Uh, of course we do! I'm about to stalk your past posts for cross-body bag recs. I need a slightly bigger one than my current.

    1. What are you currently carrying?

    2. Some small rando thing I bought on a whim at Target. I started carrying it during the pandemic and now I love it, but I need it to be just slightly bigger.

  2. Of course we want to see them!

  3. Would love to see the dresses (and love Ulla Johnson). Glad you are having fun with RTR. I had a bad experience a couple of times (smelly dresses) so it will take me a bit to try them again. Event dresses are tougher likely as they are worn more/harder.