What do you do when you have a black tie event to attend and nothing to wear? You keep calm and Estiletta, that’s what.
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.
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