2.18.2016

Rent the Runway for New York Fashion Week



I wanted to take a break today from the NYFW trip recaps, and share one of the outfits from my trip.

Let me preface this post by saying, I apologize for the quality of photos. Since we rented the romper and it had to be returned, we could only shoot our look on Sunday before we left. Sunday also happened to be the coldest day on record in NYC in 100 years. Yikes!! So we literally had to shoot photos in below zero temps. EEKK!! It was so funny though. We'd take 2-3 photos right outside the hotel, run back in and warm up. Run back out, take a few more photos, run back in. We repeated this process probably 10 times or so. It was so cold that the camera even froze up and wouldn't focus. So, you can definitely see the results in the photos. Hopefully you'll still get the idea though :)



When it came to pulling outfits together for my trip, I wanted to try and go the most budget friendly route. Use pieces that I already owned, mix with a few new purchases, and borrow items that I could return. That's when Rent the Runway came to mind.

We all thought it would be wonderful to find a fun girls night outfit, without the hefty price tag of buying something new. So a few weeks before our trip we headed to our local Rent the Runway shop in Georgetown. We met up with their fabulous store manager, Liana. She had already reserved rooms for us all and pre-picked a few things for us to try on.





I knew that I wanted to try something out of my norm, and also bring a pop of color to the city. I have to be honest, I've never ever worn a romper before. I've tried them on many times at the store, but have never found one that looks good on my figure. I have broad shoulders from my many years of swimming, a shorter torso and a larger bottom (ha!). So rompers generally are super tight up top and on my bottom, but very loose fitting around my waist. This generally brings about an unflattering camel toe that is no bueno for anyone. So I was nervous to give them a try.

Much to my surprise, I instantly fell in love with this plum lace romper by Cynthia Rowley. I loved the lace detail on my chest and arms, and it fit so well. I couldn't believe how differently it fit than most rompers I have tried on. I had to go up a size though, as it was a bit tight around the top.



Since Mother Nature decided to bring the coldest weekend in 100 years to NYC, I couldn't go barelegged at night. So I added a thick tight underneath. To finish off the look I wore open toed block heels from Nine West (old). I was nervous at first that this looked weird, but apparently it's on trend this season. Tights under open toed shoes are making a comeback y'all!

This entire look was perfect for a girls night to dinner and a rooftop party afterward. I also tried on this black one and fell in love. Sadly they didn't have my size, but definitely plan on renting it in the future for another event. Checkout a few other rompers from Rent the Runway that I'm loving, here.






I also want to note that Liana was fabulous to work with. One of the sizes I had ordered wasn't returned by the previous renter, so Liana made sure the other size I requested was sent, along with another Kate Spade romper to try. Sadly that one was too big, but I loved how she remembered I was going to the Kate Spade presentation. I seriously appreciated her customer service and quick thinking to ensure I had something to wear to my Saturday night out. Thanks Liana!!
**Thank you to Rent the Runway for sponsoring this post. Photos and opinions are my own. I appreciate you supporting the brands that help Primp & Proper grow. 

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