Rent the Runway Jewels

I clearly don’t have enough to say about this weekend. Today I received a very special UPS delivery of gorgeous AV Max bangles and a pair of Isharya earrings, which I’ll be wearing to the Hair of the Dog celebration on Saturday. I borrowed them from Rent the Runway. If you haven’t heard of RTR, you should check it out and join immediately. Send me your email and I’ll send you an invite (something.blu.eliza@gmail.com). It’s free to join, and rental rates are very reasonable, especially for accessories.  Here are pics of what I rented:

My secret is out, I write reminders on my hands.
My earlobe looks funny

I bought this ring to own at Kenneth Cole on sale for $18 earlier this week. Love the stacked look, but it’s just one piece.

Nail Polish is OPI for Sephora, Ocean Love Potion

I promise I will post a picture of my total ensemble on Sunday.  Can’t wait!!!

My Dry Cleaning Bill

I’m pretty sure my Drycleaner thinks I’m a high class hooker. I’ve been carting in evening gowns and cocktail dresses in small groups for weeks. I’ve been rotating them through in groups of 2 or 3 in an attempt to space out the cash. Last week I picked up 3 dresses, a skirt, and a sweater for $50.25. This week I’ll pick up 2 dresses and a sweater, I imagine for over $30.00. Trying to get all these dresses I’ve worn recently cleaned to be put away or others ready to be worn again is expensive! Many of the dresses are ones I have worn to weddings in the past and plan to wear in the future for weddings or related events. One I’ll be wearing to the Black Tie Bachelorette this Saturday,¬† and I wore it to my cousins civil ceremony¬†this past fall. Every time I take a few things in, there are still more left behind. For example, I still have one summer bridesmaid dress that needs cleaning and mending – I ripped a strap reaching for the bouquet, hahaha. Does anyone know any less expensive alternatives to drycleaning for evening wear? I don’t trust Dryel for things other then sweaters and dress pants.

Black Tie Bachelorette

Yes, please. On January 15, I will be attending the 2011 Hair O’ The Dog Party aboard the Philadelphia Belle Riverboat. I’m pretty darn excited about my outfit, but more on that next week. I’m even more ecstatic about the ladies I’ll be attending this party with. This Bachelorette will be celebrated in Caroline‘s honor and another Something Blu Bride, Shortcake will be in attendance. Other fab friends new and old will round out our pack of the hottest girls at this party. The boys aren’t gonna know what hit them.

Now for all you skeptics out there who are balking at the extravagance of a Black Tie Bachelorette I want to set some things right. Every bachelorette party I’ve been to, I’ve spent at least $50, and the average is more like $75 to $100 (I won’t get into the most I’ve spent). And this fine and dandy party costs $88 a head, yet it includes drinks for 4+ hours and hors devours, not to mention 2 live bands on two decks and a live DJ on a third deck.  So really it’s a steal! And honestly if you’re gonna do something, why not do it with style?