Rent the Runway: July Shipment

For my second month of Rent the Runway, I wanted to refresh my summer wardrobe with pretty dresses and skirts for work. I felt more prepared this order, because I was able to shop all month and “like” items that I was interested in renting instead of being in a panic trying to sort through everything to get my order.

I again found it frustrating that there isn’t a lot of availability of a lot of the items. Of my likes, about half were available in my size. I’m always looking for 1-2 skirts and 2-3 dresses in a variety of formal and fun looks, so it’s actually pretty difficult when the ones you really wanted aren’t available and you have to try to find backups. As I said in my first month review, I’m also really only interested in renting designer items that are worth the money– if I want to wear a $40 free people dress, I’ll just go buy it!

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Rent the Runway Monthly Subscription Review

A few months ago, I saw someone post about using the monthly subscription service from Rent the Runway and was curious about it. I really love designer clothes and fun fashion, but lately I’ve found myself buying fashion pieces, wearing them once or twice, then selling on Poshmark.

The monthly subscription from Rent the Runway lets you pick out 4 items and you get to keep them for a month, then you send back and get to pick 4 more. The first month was $70, but it is $89 a month after. My thought was that for what I would normally spend on things that I wear a few times, I could rent for the same price, so I wanted to give it a try.

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8 Ways to Afford Your Dream Wardrobe on a Budget

I’ve always been in love with clothing and fashion, but I’ve also always been really budget conscious. My parents taught me no matter how much money you make, you want to keep as much of it in your own pocket instead of giving it to someone else. Since I love shopping and deal hunting, I thought I would share with you some of my best secrets for getting an amazing wardrobe without breaking the bank.

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Spring Wardrobe Refresh

At this point of the year, I am so over winter sweaters and boots that I can’t wait to stuff them away in my closet. As I shared in my post about making the most of your closet, I have been trying to build more of a basic wardrobe instead of buying a lot of trendy pieces that I will wear one season and push to the back of my closet.

Being the deal hunter that I am, I maximized the sales and coupon codes at my not-so-secret new (old) favorite store Abercrombie & Fitch. Here’s my spring fashion haul, and what I’m the most excited about:

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How to Make the Most Out of Your Closet

About once a week I find myself saying “I have nothing to wear!” as I stare into my closet that is filled with clothes. Its not that I don’t have anything, but I am either tired of wearing the same 4 things each week, or I don’t feel like wearing a certain fashion piece that literally never gets worn. I thought I would share some advice on how to build a smart wardrobe and to make the most of what you already have in your closet.

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