A couple of weeks ago, my friend Sarah asked me if I wanted to accompany her to Sue Wong’s Fall/ Winter show during LA Fashion Week. My response was, “Uhhh….yes please!” Of course, as soon as the invitation was extended, our next thoughts were immediately, “What to wear?!” Seeing as how we had a little less than two weeks to prepare and very packed schedules, I recommended we try Rent the Runway. In case you aren’t aware of what Rent the Runway is, it is a website where you can rent designer duds for really affordable prices. They have you covered for anything you might need for any type of occasion, whether it is a casual summer wedding or a black tie gala. One thing I really love about this site is that women who have rented dresses write reviews on the dress they rented and upload pictures of themselves in the dress. This really helps take the guesswork out of knowing how a dress will look on you because you can simply find someone who has a similar body type to yours and see how the dress looked on them.
Another amazing feature of this Rent the Runway is that they send you a “backup dress” in a different size just in case the size you ordered isn’t quite right. If you are like me, you insist that you are always a certain size. I am usually always a size 6, and while the size 6 fit, the dress ran a bit small so I was grateful for the “backup” size 8 they also sent me. Once you pick your dress, you tell them what four days you need it on, and you are well on your way to having the “what to wear” dilemma off your mind! If you want to get crazy, you can pay $99 a month and have unlimited access to their “wardrobe” and rent pieces as you please! It’s kind of like old school Netflix, you rent a piece and send it back when you are done with it and ready for the next one.
I chose this Milly dress because I wanted to wear something that paid a little homage to Sue Wong’s extravagant style. I had a couple of people at the show who thought this was one of her designs! In any case, it was so much fun to wear and I was really upset that I had to send it back.
Renting these dresses from Rent the Runway was so easy. You literally pick what you want, they send it to you, and then you send it back four days later in the pre-addressed envelope. Both Sarah and I were really satisfied and will definitely be using this site again. By the way, this post is not sponsored, I just am really obsessed with this site!
Not gonna lie, I was pretty stoked for the red carpet. Thus, this foot selfie.
Overall, I really loved the show. Sue Wong’s collection was gorgeous and the details on her pieces are amazing. I was especially obsessed with all the extravagant headpieces and secretly wish that there could be some occasion where it might be socially acceptable to wear them!
After the show, we attended the after party at the designer’s home, which was just as incredible and extravagant as her collection. Of course, there was more red carpet to walk. 😉
Here we are with our friend Ken, and the designer of some of the awesome headpieces from the show. You can check out more of her work here.
Both Sarah and I had the best time at the show and the party and really wish we could do it every night. If only every week was fashion week!
This post was super long, but I hope you enjoyed this little inside look at LA Fashion Week! Cheers, and have a great night! xo