Summer is a season that calls for bikinis, sunscreen and flip-flops.
Although it’s not summer yet, the recent warm weather has reminded me of beaches, boats, seashells and sunsets.
If you feel the way I do and are ready for some fun in the sun a great classic look is the nautical trend.
A white and navy striped shirt paired with red heels, red lipstick, an anchor necklace and finished with a red blazer, red wayfarer sunglasses or a red headband is perfect for a summer’s day or even just a really hot spring day!
I put together this nautical outfit from Forever 21 (thank goodness for camera timers):
White and Navy striped top – $ 7.80
Navy knit shorts – $19.80
Red wedges – $29.80
Gold anchor and seashell necklace – $6.80
You can add your choice of accessories, but I would go with gold instead of silver.
Have you ever wanted to walk the red carpet at a famous award show in a designer gown?
I’m sure most of us girls have wanted to do this at some point.
With Rent The Runway it’s possible to rent gowns and accessories from major designer labels to wear for an upcoming event.
Popular labels that you can rent from Rent The Runway include: BCBGMaxAzria, Badgley Mischka, Erin Fetherston, Vera Wang, Calvin Klein, Kate Spade, etc.
Many of these designer labels have been worn by celebrities at Hollywood award shows. For example, Jana Kramer wore a Badgley Mischka gown to the 2013 ACM awards. You can see her in the dress here.
I have recently tested out this website and rented a short and sparkly Badgely Mischka dress for my sorority’s formal event.
On the website you can create your account and then start renting. Prices range from $40 to $450 for dresses. When you decide on what dress you want to rent, you then choose your size, the amount of time you want to rent it out for and the day you want to receive it. If you rent it out for longer than four days the price goes up.
I recommend choosing the day before your event to receive it that way you’ll have more time to drop it off at UPS to return it.
I enjoyed my experience with Rent The Runway because they sent me an extra dress size for free as well as a bag full of free stuff like makeup wipes, lip balm, etc. They also let me keep the hangers and garment bag and they included a pre-paid envelope to send the dresses back in.
I felt great at formal and received many compliments throughout the night! You can see a picture of me in the dress on the about me section of my blog.