I decided to try Rent the Runway for the first of my two holiday parties and it turned out to be a success. As I was looking for dresses on the site it was really helped that you can filter by body type. The stylist’s notes were also useful. I found a few dresses I liked but the notes mentioned some were best for shorter women, smaller chests, etc. Still, it was tough to make a decision because they have tons of great dresses. In the end I chose this red-orange Shoshanna dress. It fit really well, was in perfect condition, and was so easy to return—they give you an envelope and you just drop it in any mailbox. I’ll definitely be renting the runway again sometime.
My boyfriend, looking handsome in his Theory suit, joins the mission:closet mirror photo fun.
I also rented these Gerard Yosca earrings with the dress.
I bought this gold clutch at a vintage shop in Austin, Texas.
Christian Siriano for Payless shoes I bought last year. Typically I would have worn heels but I already had these and they matched perfectly, plus I figured they’d be good for dancing.