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!
I recently had the opportunity to partner with VF Outlets and shop a location near me in order to style three looks. I visited the Outlets of Little Rock location but there are 74 stores located throughout the country. Go to www.vfoutlet.com to see if there is a location near you!
When I arrived at the store I was met by their manager Stacy who was very friendly and helpful throughout my shopping experience. The store is arranged into sections by men’s clothing, children’s clothing, junior’s clothing, and misses clothing.
In the women’s section they have casual clothing, active wear, sleepwear, and accessories.
I loved this this fuzzy pullover that was only $24!
This cute tie-front sweater was only $17 and the skinny jeans were $19! Such great prices for quality items.
I also chose this pale pink workout top and fun lace-up leggings! Both pieces together were $25. Great for working out or running errands!
I thought this cropped fair isle sweater was so fun! I cannot wait until it is actually cool enough to wear this outfit. Special thanks to VF Outlet for allowing me to partner with them and style these looks. I cannot wait to shop with them again for great prices and quality pieces! Do not forget to take a look at VF Outlet on Facebook and like their page to receive updates on specials. Do you have a VF Outlet near you? Let me know if you decide to shop there and what you buy!
Since moving I have found it hard to get back into my workout groove. I loved my old gym and the group classes they offered. I started lifting at the gym at the end of spring on my own but my new gym is older and does not have all the machines I am used to. I actually did not even work out at all for like a month and a half this summer between Italy and pure laziness. 8 weeks ago I decided to try a program on demand from Beach Body. I have never been an at home workout person ever but decided to give it a try! Also, quick note: I am not a Beach Body coach nor do I have any affiliation with the company at all so this review will be completely honest!
PROGRAM SET UP:
This is a 4 day a week weight lifting program. Each day focuses on a different muscle group with core at the end. Some days are HIIT, lifting only, or lifting with a burn out at the end. Each work-out is 30-40 minutes in length but I found if I did not rest as long between sets I could cut 5 minutes or so off the workout time if I was in a time crunch.
You only need minimal equipment: dumbbells and a mat. It also is a relatively short workout compared to most of the other Beach Body programs I looked at. The moves are easily modified if you need to! I never felt bored because each workout was completely different. If you do all 4 workouts in a week your entire body gets worked out. It is only an 8 week program which is a short time period commitment. I do felt like my arms got much stronger and more toned over the course of this program. You can do it from anywhere which makes you less likely to skip a workout.
I wish there were two leg days because my legs are so strong already that I felt I needed more work there. I wish the core exercises differed a bit more each workout. I did get tired of repeating some of them over and over.
Overall, I really enjoyed doing this program and researching which program to start next because I think for the winter I am going to be an at home workout gal. Hopefully this will help me not use the cold as an excuse not to get my sweat in! Are you thinking about doing LIIFT 4? Let me know if you have any questions in the comments and I’ll be glad to help you!
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
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!
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.
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!
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!
Sharing a few of my Amazon favorites from September today! The best news is that everything is under $20.
Aztec Dog Collar $12.99 – my dog looks so cute in this! For reference my Golden Retriever is about 80 pounds and the large fits him nicely.
I got this top in green and in a small. The quality is great and I want to order it in more colors!
Women’s Waffle Knit V-Neck Henley Tie Top – $17.99
This top does run smaller so I sized up to the medium for added length.
Striped Crop Top Knot Front – $13.99
This pack of plastic stemless champagne flutes is great to keep in your cabinet. Works well for anytime especially pool, lake etc. when you can’t have glass. They look like real glass until you touch them.
Tossware Stemless Champagne Flutes – $11.99
If you’ve seen any of my stories on Instagram you’ll recognize this book. I’ve been work through this devotional book each morning and have absolutely loved it.
Embraced by Lysa Terkeurst – $13.99
I don’t know how I lived without one of these for 28 years. If your hair is a perpetual rat’s nest like mine then you need one! It doesn’t tear my hair out when its tangled and brushes through it flawlessly even when wet.
Wet Brush 2 Pack – $15.67
I truly expected this swimsuit to be awful because of the price. I’ve wanted a Marysia dupe forever but could never find the right one. Amazon to the rescue! This suit is amazing quality and not see through at all. I can’t wait to wear it on my upcoming vacation! I got a small in this set.
Highwaist One Shoulder Scalloped Bikini – $19.99
Obviously it’s not real but it’s pretty great for a dupe!
Black Belt with Gold Buckle – $15.99
Hope you enjoyed this month’s favorites. Now, get to shopping!