Monday, December 12, 2016

4 Years + Rent the Runway Review

dress / heels / sunglasses / coat / similar bag / similar earrings

Today is an exciting day as it marks 4 years of Southern Style! I honestly can't believe that this place still exists. So many people ask how I started blogging and I honestly just sat down at my computer with no real vision and clicked Publish on a post. It has certainly changed over the last few years but I am certainly thankful that I have it. I have met so many amazing people through this blog and had the opportunity to work with some of my favorite brands. In recent days with work changes + wedding planning + everything else going on, it's not always as easy to make sure there's a post up, but I'm reminding myself that this is supposed to be a fun place not a chore, and then it's totally worth it.

Stephen and I went to a wedding this past weekend and I decided to give Rent the Runway a try for the first time. I opted for a gorgeous dress - a blue and black metallic print with a low-v neck. As you can see, that is not the dress that is in this post. I received an email the day before it was to arrive that my dress choice had either been damaged or returned late so I would have to choose something different. To be honest, I wasn't thrilled with that email, but I was thankful that they let me choose another dress and sure enough, it was on my doorstep that next evening.

I wanted to do something a little more out of the box since I was doing RTR but with the short time frame, there weren't as many options that were available in my size and appropriate for the dress code of the wedding (cocktail but not black tie). I finally picked this Trina Turk dress and chose it in two different sizes in case one didn't fit. A perfect fit would've been in between sizes but I did love how this dress looked. I tried to find this pair of heels in store but it was too last minute - I think it would've been the perfect addition to this classic ensemble!

Have you tried RTR before? Would love to know what you love/don't love. And as always, thank you for continuously reading Southern Style. I am so thankful for each of you!

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  1. How lovely you look! I absolutely adore that dress!:D

  2. Congratulations on four years of blogging! Quite an accomplishment :) This dress looks fantastic on you, even if it wasn't exactly the one you wanted. It still turned out great!

  3. Happy blogiversary!! And that stinks that you couldn't get your dress but hopefully they made it right. I've always had a great experience renting from them and it's a lot better than shelling out $$$ for a dress you'd only wear once or twice!

    xo, Kristina
    Medicine & Manicures

  4. That dress is stunning, so glad you had a great piece to fall back on when RTR didn't work out. Happy blogiversary!
    Green Fashionista

  5. Beautiful look, that dress is gorgeous

  6. Happy blog-iversary, lady! This dress looks beautiful on you. I've never tried RTR, but I know so many people that have had good luck with it.

  7. Congrats on 4 years of blogging.

  8. such a fun post! you look stunning in black!

  9. Congrats on four years! Love the Rent the Runway dress!


  10. you look gorgeous! Congrats on four years!!


  11. Happy 4 years!! Cheers to many more! So thankful to have 'met' you through this crazy blogging world! :)

  12. Congrats on four years! That is awesome and quite an accomplishment. I have had a great experience with rent the runway. I can't believe that happened about your dress. This one looks great on you though.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  13. What a stunning dress! Love the lace details! =)

    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

  14. Happy blogiversary girl!! This dress is absolutely stunning on you! I still need to give RTR a try. I love all their dresses! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  15. Happy Blogiversary! You look great!

    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls


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