(Rent the Runway) January 2017 Review #6 + Le Tote/Rocksbox: New Year, New Rental Styles

(Rent the Runway) January 2017 Review #6 + Le Tote/Rocksbox: New Year, New Rental Styles

I’m so happy with Rent the Runway and Le Tote rental services that I’ve decided to continue with them in 2017!  I love having an unlimited closet at my fingertips.  And, I love wearing a different outfit every time I got into the office in NYC (once or twice a week)!  The clothes ALWAYS come freshly laundered and in very good condition.  The jewelry I get from my Rocksbox rental service always complements my outfits very nicely!

I’m excited to share some of the outfits that I’ve been sporting this month.  Let me know what you think!


Martin Grant  Black MacKenzie Jumpsuit (RTW).  Retail: $1,820

RTW Style Note: Buttons dot this sleek jumpsuit. Finish the look with bold dangling earrings. 

Oh my! I wore this on New Year’s Eve and, boy, did I feel special! With the wide legs, there is a lot of material to this jumpsuit, and the fabric is quite heavy.  I almost felt like it was too much for my small frame, but I think I pulled it off 🙂  When you put this on, you immediately know that you are wearing a designer piece.  It’s all about the jumpsuit, so I didn’t add too many accessories. Definitely worth renting again and again!

The earrings are rented from Rocksbox.  Kendra Scott ($80)

Derek Lam Black Exposed Bell Sleeve Dress (RTW).  Retail: $995

RTW Style Note: Show a hint of shoulder in this sleek shift. We love the look with boots.

      

Love, Love, LOVE this dress!  Kevin and I went to a jazz parlor and I had a lot of fun wearing this.  I really like the funky dress down look I have going here with the Vince platform sneakers and the plaid stockings. I felt very sexy in this, too!  See the plunging neckline?  The material of the dress is a little weird — sort of windbreaker-ish.  It’s a little light to wear in the winter but, luckily, it felt more like Spring on this night (I didn’t even need a coat!).  If this dress were in my closet, I’d wear it every weekend! So comfy! 

 

Max Studio Printed Ruffle Blouse (LT).  Retail: $80 (on Sale for  $39)

This blouse is nice, but nothing special. It came in great condition from Le Tote.  I work to work with a pair of  black tailored trousers. 

The necklace is good to wear everyday. Chan Luu Beaded Bar Pendant ($55) rented from LT.

 

Diane Von Furstenberg Splatter Dot Blazer (RTW).  Retail: $398

RTW Style Note: This blazer is a must-have for your daytime wardrobe. Add it to your favorite dresses and tops for a chic put-together look. Its subtle splatter print adds a bit of edge.

Ok… we are calling this a blazer, but it feels more like a silk blouse —  not heavy like a traditional blazer.  It looks nicer in the pictures here than when I was actually wearing it!  The buttons on the sleeve really elevate this piece.  It was ok for this one time, but not something I’d rush to rent again.  Worn to work over the dress below.

Noir Cross Waist Ponte Dress (LT).  Retail: $100 (on sale for $29)

This dress is a steal at $29!  If I didn’t have access to so many other dresses, I’d consider purchasing it.  I really like how the the front pulls and crosses over.  It adds character to what would otherwise be a very plain black dress. I also like the deeper line in the back, which gives the dress a dressier look.  A very versatile dress.

 

Let me know what you think about the rentals from Le Tote, Rent the Runway and Rocksbox by taking the poll below.

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In case you are interested in trying them, here’s how these rental subscriptions work…

LE TOTE (LT)

  1. The service costs $59 a month and you can get as many LE TOTE boxes as you can handle
  2. On the company’s website or using the mobile app, you can fill out a style profile so that the LE TOTE stylists can get to know you.
  3. Browse the site and add items to your “closet” or wish list
  4. When you get the notice that your TOTE is ready, go on to the site and swap out items that you don’t like.
  5.  Depending on your preferences, LE TOTE will send either 3 clothes items and 2 accessory items OR 4 clothes items and 1 accessory item.
  6. Once you receive your TOTE, wear the items as you like.
  7. There is no due date to return the items and no limit to the number of totes you can receive in a month.
  8. When you are ready, return the items in the prepaid bag.
  9. BUT, if you love an item, you can purchase it for a reduced members only price.
  10. Don’t worry about laundering!  LE TOTE will take care of the laundry and cleaning.
  11. After you indicate that you’ve returned items, LE TOTE will begin preparing your next box.
  12. Rate items in your TOTE so that LE TOTE can learn your style and create A+ boxes for you!

Rent the Runway (RTW)

  1. The service costs $139 a month and you can get as many many items as you want.
  2. Rentals are limited to items that cost under $3,000 🙂  You can rent items that cost more for an additional cost over the monthly fee
  3. Browse the site and add items to your “closet” or wish list.  You decide what you want to rent.  There are no surprises nor do you receive style guidance. You can, however, view photos of other customers to see how they wore items.
  4. You can rent up to 3 items at a time, and these can be clothes items or accessories (jewelry, handbags, hats, scarves).
  5. Once you receive your box, wear the items as you like.
  6. There is no due date to return the items and no limit to the number of boxes you can receive in a month.
  7. When you are ready, return the items in the prepaid bag.
  8. BUT, if you love an item, you can purchase it for a reduced members only price.
  9. Don’t worry about laundering!  RTW will take care of the laundry and cleaning.
  10. After you indicate that you’ve returned items, RTW will send a note asking you to select new items to rent.

Rocksbox

  1.  Answer a few questions so your stylist can get to know your taste in jewelry.
  2. Add items you love to your Rocksbox wish list.
  3.  Your stylist will hand-select three pieces for you based n your style and wish list.
  4. Wear your pieces as much as you want! You only pay $19 a month!
  5. If you absolutely love something, you can purchase it for a reduced members only price.
  6. Swap your box to receive a new one as often as you like. Shipping is free!

Kenia is a late bloomer from Philadelphia, PA. She is excited to explore and get back in touch with her personal style. From fashion, to food, to travel, she looks forward to sharing her style journey with you!

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