Valentine’s Day Style to Get Your Heart Pumping

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What’s your style for Valentine’s Day? Do you want to look classy, about it sassy, sophisticated or provocative? There’s no right answer, but whatever your answer, Rent the Runway is bound to have a look for you. Shop Rent the Runway’s selection of Valentine’s Day styles so you can capture a look that will get hearts pumping.

Red Hot Valentine’s Day looks from Rent the Runway

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Don’t forget to also check out Rent the Runway’s accessories. You will find the perfect earrings, necklace and handbag to go with your Valentine’s Day ensemble. And did you know that they intimate apparel for sale? YES — just add a strapless bra or shapewear to your shopping cart.

Rent the Runway: Add a free backup size for the best fit.

New to Rent the Runway is their Unlimited collection. Chose from thousands of designer looks, including dresses, jackets, tops, accessories and more — all for one subscription price of $139/month. You get unlimited clothes and accessories and never have to worry about wearing the same clothes over and over again. What a fantastic concept!

Rent the Runway’s Shortlist Sweepstakes

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Want to keep track of that spectacular sequined dress for your upcoming birthday party? Or that gorgeous green gown for that fancy St. Patrick’s Day shindig? Rent the Runway makes it super easy. Simply click the heart (?) next to an item you love and you’ll be prompted to create a shortlist. Click “create new shortlist” and follow the easy instructions. Then the next time you heart something, patient you’ll see the option to add it to whichever shortlist you choose.

Something else you’re sure to love? Now through January 22nd, you’ll have the opportunity to win $500 towards Rent the Runway rentals with Rent the Runway’s Shortlist Sweepstakes!

Here’s how Rent the Runway’s Shortlist Sweeps works. To enter, you must:

? Click the heart (?) icon next to an item you love to create shortlists for your upcoming events

? Include “Dream List” in each of your shortlist titles. For example, “Dream List: Kristin’s Wedding”

? Include at least 5 dresses in each list

? Create up to 3 shortlists by January 22

? 5 winners will be selected randomly – check your email on January 23 to see if you won

Clearance Sale

Remember that Rent the Runway is also having a Clearance Sale! Now through January 31st, you’ll be able to purchase dresses and accessories that are priced at up to 70% off!

Shop this amazing sale today because many sizes and styles sell out quickly and quantities are limited!

My Rent the Runway Experience

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Rent the Runway generously gave me store credit to try out their service for myself. About two weeks ago, I went to their website to pick a dress for New Year’s Eve. I found their website to be very user-friendly with lots of categories to narrow my search like length of dress, body type and price. I really like that they have reviews and photos from real women who have rented each item since I’m not a size 2, tall, eat-a-burger-for-the-love model. Those reviews helped me cross a few dresses off my list for sure.

Finally I found my favorite dress that I thought would look good on my 5’3, size 10-12 hourglass body. A super-cool feature is that you can order a backup size of the same dress for FREE! Well, my backup size wasn’t available, so they offered to let me rent a second style in two sizes for a discounted price. Sold. I also decided to take a gamble and order the “mystery bling” for $15.

My box with three dresses and earrings arrived late Wednesday evening. I opened the boxes to find three DIFFERENT dresses, not the two styles that I expected. I wasn’t crazy about the replacement dress that they sent me. It looked too matronly on the hanger. (See #3.)IMG_3213Dress #1 was a nice, thick stretchy fabric, but it was a bit short for my tastes and a little snug through the butt area. IMG_3245Dress #2, my favorite, came only in a size 10. This is the one I was expecting to come in a 10 and a 12. I could have zipped it if I didn’t care to breath all night. It was so beautiful with a deep V-neck that showed off the girls nicely. But again, the breathing thing, so…IMG_3253Dress #3, the one I did NOT pick out, fit me perfectly. It looked much better on me than the hanger. Boobs and hips will do that. On the third try-on, I realized that it was a NAVY dress, not black like the others. This required a different shoe option. Panic set in for a moment since I was pretty sure I didn’t have navy dress shoes. But alas, I found a pair of pretty navy ballet flats that did the trick. IMG_3274My mystery bling were these fun ear jackets. IMG_3214I really enjoyed doing my makeup up all sparkley for my night out with my husband. IMG_3269

Anthony looked so handsome all dressed up. IMG_3275WIMG_3278e had a lovely dinner at Good Food by Ferneau. I had the Korean pear salad, then the Surf n’ Turf. OMG — amazing. I didn’t even get a photo of the chocolate pots la creme. It was probably the best dessert I had all last year. I want another one RIGHT NOW. IMG_3279  IMG_3283

Today, I packed up my three dresses and the earrings in the pre-addressed return envelopes that were provided. Tomorrow I just have to pop them in the mail. So easy. I’d definitely use Rent the Runway again — maybe something red and shiny for Valentine’s Day. IMG_3301

Festive Deals to Get You Ready for New Year’s Eve

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MODCLOTH

‘Tis the season to be stylish! Discover festive looks for holiday soirees, approved fireside get-togethers, healing and glitzy New Year’s Eve bashes at ModCloth. From classic dresses to unexpected separates, about it they’ve got a gorgeous selection of stand-out pieces to help you feel like the life of the party!

RENT THE RUNWAY

Hey, party girl! This New Year’s Eve, ring in the New Year looking hot in some Rent the Runway bling. (I already ordered mine!) From dazzling jewelry and accessories to sparkly dresses that will have heads turning your way, get your haute couture on and say au revoir to 2015 and bonne année to 2016 in high-fashion style.

If you’ve never experienced the exhilaration of renting from Rent the Runway, stop depriving yourself! Select a style today and get 20% off your first rental!

Whether you’re attending a close-knit cocktail party with friends or a blow-out bash with hundreds of strangers, here are a few looks that will definitely ensure you stand out on New Year’s Eve like the fabulous fashionista you are:

Badgley Mischka Golden Flower Dress
Slate & Willow Purple Lucie Dress
Vie la V Lauren Shift

JULEP

FIRST MONTH FREE for new Julep Beauty Box subscribers – ONE WEEK ONLY

Julep Beauty Box SubscriptionFor the first time ever, Julep is giving new subscribers their first beauty box monthly collection for free! Join Julep now and you’ll get first access to the upcoming New Year Fresh Look collection on December 20th, where you get to select up to three full-size nail and beauty products for your box – OR pick one of their gorgeous curated boxes. Claim your free Julep beauty box using code FIRSTBOX at checkout.

Check out a few of last month’s most popular box combinations – I want them all!

Julep Beauty Box Subscription

When you join Julep beauty box, you’ll get a box of on-trend, full-size beauty products delivered to your door every month. It’s the gift to yourself that keeps giving! You’re going to love it. Here are a few more reasons why:

  • Julep is affordable. Every month you get more than $40 of full-size products for just $24.99 per month.
  • Julep is the only customizable box of full-size, limited-run nail colors and beauty innovations. That means no surprises, no dupes or colors you don’t like.
  • Julep subscribers get 20% off all single product purchases, free shipping, early access to secret sales. If you are passionate about your polish, that adds up to some amazing savings!

Ready to shake up your beauty routine? Then sign up for Julep today and get your first month free. The countdown is on, because this offer only lasts through midnight on December 18th. FIRST MONTH FREE for new Julep Beauty Box subscribers – ONE WEEK ONLY

Rent the Runway contender for Inc. Company of the Year

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I am in awe of women entrepreneurs, nurse and the two ladies who started Rent the Runway are incredible. I love their story that is featured in Inc. today, illness and I’m totally stoked that Rent the Runway is launching its new subscription service in 2016.

I really like dressing up all glitzy, but rarely get the opportunity anymore. You’re more likely to see me in jeans and a sweatshirt with snot somewhere around the shoulder. Being a mom of four kiddos can do that to one’s sense of style. But sometimes I just need to dress up and be a WOMAN, not a mom.

I’m completely enamored with the holiday collection that Badgley Mischka has created for Rent the Runway.  I want to go out for New Year’s Eve with my husband and pretend we are James Bond and whoever the latest Bond Girl is, drinking fancy drinks and dancing the night away. Of course, I’ll need to take a nap first, so I can make it til midnight and kiss my man under the twinkle of dancefloor lights.

New Year’s Eve Styles from Rent the Runway

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What’s one of the biggest evenings of the year? New Year’s Eve, asthma of course! I know, I know, we haven’t even gotten to Thanksgiving yet, but seriously — New Year’s is the night to get your style on. After all, it’ll be your first look for 2016. Whether you want to go glamazon or classically couture — or both depending on how your night plays out— you know Rent The Runway will have the perfect dress for your party plans.

Don’t drop the ball. Reserve your New Year’s Eve dress now before someone else does! Get 20% off your first order at Rent the Runway

New Year’s Eve Looks from Rent the Runway
I’m totally drooling over some of their New Year’s Eve styles. I’m tempted to rent them all and pull a Kim Kardashian and wear all three at different times during the night! (I’m totally digging the Badgley Mischka dress.)

Badgley Mischka Eyes of Gold Dress Parker Hanging Beads Dress Shoshanna Otherworldly Sheath
Speaking of Badgley Mischka

From ice skating in Bryant Park and shopping along 5th Avenue to watching the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall and the lighting of the tree in Rockefeller Center, there’s no question that New York City is a magical place to be over the holidays. Inspired by these and many other iconic New York holiday moments, Badgley Mischka has created a stunning holiday collection that is now available exclusively at Rent the Runway! The six styles featured in this holiday collection encapsulate the glitz and glamour of the city during this very special time of year.

“Our style harks back to the glamorous Hollywood of the Forties,” says Mischka. “The Badgley Mischka signature style is simple, streamlined and thoroughly elegant.”

Badgley Mischka is sold in the most prestigious stores in the world including Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue — and now you can rent your own Badgley Mischka at Rent the Runway!

BADGLEY MISCHKA HOLIDAY COLLECTION


I will look so hot in that Natasha Dress with the plunging neckline and navy sparkles! Which one will you choose?

Badgley Mischka Holiday Collection

The Best Way to Wear Red

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The holiday season is right around the corner and all of those holiday party invites are sure to start rolling in. Red is definitely the color of the season and it is a lot more versatile than you may think. Slip into a scarlet gown for a formal wedding or a burgundy sheath for a casual holiday party. Either way, human enhancement this hue is alluring and Rent The Runway has got you covered. Here are a few red hot looks for the holiday season.