Ok, maybe not the high seas, but seas nonetheless. This morning, I’m heading off on a little adventure with Royal Caribbean and I’m so excited to share all of the fun moments with you guys! Make sure you’re following me on Instagram and Snapchat (username districtsparkle) to catch all the details this weekend!
A few weeks back, I found myself in a bit of a pickle with a black tie event to attend and nothing to wear. I had less than 10 days to whip something up and while I had the accessories down, there was no dress to be found. I didn’t want to spend $400 on a one-time wear from Nordstrom and Rent the Runway was out of the question. More on that later.
I friend of mine mentioned a friend of hers had just started a dress rental business. WELL, WHADYA KNOW. I was very much in the market for her services. Not only was she the most delightful human I have ever met, she brought me two options to try (four sizes) and we went from there. I ended up folding my body (with the help of an essential pair of Spanx) into one of the most beautiful gowns I have ever seen. It was a Justicia Ruano laced back, floor length black gown with a slit up to the thigh. Simple, classic, with a party in the back. My kinda piece.
You know when you put the big-event outfit on before the event just to make sure everything works? I found myself doing that quite alot just to spend time in this dress. It was one of those pieces that made me feel like a million bucks. So much so that sometimes I consider purchasing it. And WHADYA KNOW? That’s an option at Estiletta. Hello, new favorite dress rental site.
Apparently, I’ve been living under a rock; a Need Supply Co. less rock. I discovered this company a few weeks ago and felt like I’d hit the jackpot. I snagged a few new coats, patent boots, a wool panama hat for winter and was ready to shout all of this newness from the mountain tops until a friend ever so delicately asked me where TF I’d been since Need Supply has been around for well over a minute.
Did you guys know about this place? It’s COC meets Anthom meets Mango and I need it all in my closet. Now. Prices range from reasonable to GTFO so I’ve included a few of my favorite, more affordable pieces below. Happy shopping, gals.