Rent the Runway

If you’re anything like me then wearing the same outfit twice to a different event is pure torture. I know it’s silly but I love having something different to wear each time. The only problem is I’m definitely not a millionaire but that’s where Rent the Runway comes in! If you’re not familiar with how it works then I’ll break it down for you in this post.

Shop on either the website or through the app. First fill out your size profile. Then choose the dates you’ll need your rental for. It’s best to choose an arrival date for 1-2 days before the event to make sure it works and you have everything you need to wear with your rental. They have casual and formal dresses and accessories to choose from. I find it helpful to read the reviews on each rental and look at the pictures of people who have a similar body type to me before making a decision.

Another great thing about Rent the Runway is that they have thousands of rentals and there is a price range for everyone. I’ve rented dresses for as low as $35 and some over $100 for a more formal event. When you receive your rental it will come in a hanging bag with two sizes so you can choose which fits you best!

After your event returning your rental couldn’t be easier! You put your rentals back in the garment back and place the shipping label in the outside pocket. Then drop at a FedEx store or drop box.

My husband is in a wedding next month and I’ve already reserved my dress for it and as able to get my rental half-price because Rent the Runway sent me a promotional code.

With the holiday party season coming this would be a great time to rent from Rent the Runway! I’ll be happy to provide links to any of the rentals on my post. Just leave me a comment and let me know which one you’re interested in!

Love,

Megan

What To Wear For Engagement Pictures

Being engaged is one of the most exciting and happiest times in your life but what no one tells you is how many decisions you will have to make between now and getting married. I remember I was so overwhelmed with what to choose to wear for our engagement photos since these would be around forever. You know when you look back on photos from your past and cringe about your hair, make-up, outfit? I did not want that to happen with these photos.

Our photos were taken at the end of January but we got blessed with unseasonable warm and beautiful day. When preparing for our photos my photographer advised me not to wear anything white. I was kind of unsure about that advice at first but now I am so glad I took her advice! Her reasoning is that you wear white all day on your wedding day so save something special for that day.

I did two outfit changes. I am such a dress girl that I decided to make both outfits involve one of those. Both of my outfits were from Show Me Your Mumu. The first was the bell sleeve dress with the print. I loved the colors of this dress and actually already owned it prior to getting engaged which I paired with Tory Burch riding boots.

The second outfit was also from Show Me Your Mumu. It was the black lace dress that I paired with my red cowboy boots. I loved the classic look of this dress and chose it in hopes that when I look at these pictures in a decade or two I will still be happy with my choice to wear it.

As far as jewelry I wore my rings, a watch, small dainty Kendra Scott necklace and earrings. The funniest part of the whole day is we get out to the farm my husband’s family has and I am missing one of my earrings. Thinking it has fallen us we are all searching frantically for it. We never find it so we did the whole engagement shoot with my only having one earring on but you can never tell in any of the pictures. Got home later and found it in the hallway on the floor!

I had my hair and makeup done professionally prior to the photos because it really is not something that I am great at. Definitely splurge for those things if you think it would help you look your best!

My husband also made two outfit changes. He wore dark jeans for the first with checkered button-up. He wore a plaid button up and khaki Wranglers for the second outfit. My advice for dressing your significant other is make sure they wear something that is within their usual style. We wanted a more casual look for our photos so he selected clothing according to that.

My only regrets from our engagement photos are that I had barbie pink nail polish on. I wish I had chosen a more neutral shade or a french manicure. I also wish I had worn a more neutral lipstick instead of pink but at the time that was my go to shade. Overall I am very pleased with how they turned out even almost 3 years later.

And of course do not hesitate to have your fur children in your photos. We only had Reese at the time and she ended up in a photo with us that we chose for our save-the-date that was sent out to our guests! Questions about what to wear for your engagement shoot? I would love to help! Looking for a photographer in the Texas/Arkansas/Oklahoma area? I have your girl! She’s amazing to work with and also did our wedding. She can be reached via her website: Kendal Dockery Photography

Love,

Megan

Crockpot Fall Favorites

It’s finally beginning to feel like Fall here in Arkansas! We made our first crockpot meal last night for this season. I love how easy the preparation and clean up is when using a slow cooker! Today I’m sharing my favorite tried and true crockpot recipes from Pinterest.

BUFFALO CHICKEN CHILI

We made this one yesterday for the first time and it was delicious. Very easy and you just need to brown the ground chicken beforehand. Delicious with fritos and shredded cheese on top!

 

RANCH CHICKEN

This is a favorite in our home! It can be used for tacos, sandwiches, wraps etc. Just throw the ingredients in and come home to an easy meal that serves many people.

 

CHICKEN TACOS

We love these for tacos, quesadillas, salads etc. Easy and a definite crowd pleaser. Would be great to bring to a family gather and pot luck at work!

 

BUFFALO CHICKEN

Very easy with only three ingredients. We love to make this and put it in wraps! There are always plenty of leftovers for lunch the next day!

 

We make sure to buy the crock-pot liners for an easy clean up after. What are some of your favorite crock pot recipes? The easier the better! Send me the link if you have any favs!

 

Love,

Megan