Southern Chic Style

- Designer Sale on RTR -

Designer online dress borrowing company Rent the Runway has designer styles marked WAY down. To make room for new styles available to rent for fashionistas across the country, Rent the Runway is offering select dresses and accessories in their clearance sale. I saw one Christian Cota dress at almost 90% off! Think Missoni, Halston Heritage, Tibi, Robert Rodriguez, See by Chloe, Proenza Schouler, Nicole Miller, and many more! You’ll find dresses, earrings, necklaces, clutches, and rings to stylishly dress you for your next cocktail attire event. Click here to join As an added bonus, get a $10 rental credit when you purchase 2+ items from the clearance sale.

Above are two ensembles I put together with items from Rent the Runway’s online clearance.

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1. Milly Ruffle Collared Dress - $175, retail $400

   Badgley Mischka Jewelry Egyptian Sundial Earrings - $45, retail $120

   Diane von Furstenberg Handbags Gold Powerstone Philomena Clutch - $195, retail $495

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2. Robert Rodriguez Collection Sequin Inset Draped Dress - $135, retail $395

    Azaara Silver Disk Earrings - $60, retail $175 (an inexpensive look-a-like to Kris Kardashian’s blingy disk earrings!)

   Chamak by Priya Kakkar Slice Bangle Set - $46, retail $105

   Nicole Miller Accessories Slate Crinkle Clutch - $115, retail $250

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With New Years Eve only 4 days away, I’ve found myself pouring over sparkly dresses looking for just the right one. As I was perusing Intermix online, I came across their Resort 2012 section. The bright colors grabbed my attention, and the rest of my night was spent looking through Resort collection after collection on They were full of yellows, greens, blues, white and black, orange, pink, and fun patterns. Of his collection, Yigal Azrouel was quoted saying “I was inspired by color this season.” I found myself smiling as I clicked through the runway looks from designers like Valentino, Alexander McQueen, Yves Saint Laurent, Alice + Olivia, Chloe, Jason Wu, Peter Som, and on and on. The vivid colors and patterns just seemed to make me… happy! I guess I was ready for some more color in the wardrobes of people I see on a daily basis and didn’t realize it. To see more of the Resort 2012 looks I loved, click here and log-in to for my lookbook.



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Blouse: Diane von Furstenberg Accordian Pleated Top

Jeans: Rag & Bone Midrise Skinny Leather Jeans

Hat: Rag & Bone Woven Straw Hat

Sandal: Guiseppe Zanotti Snake Print Leather Gladiator Sandal

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Romper: Robert Rodriguez

Belt: Maison Boinet

Clutch: Proenza Schouler

Sunglasses: Super

Shoes: Bottega Veneta

Yellow Dress: Dsquared


Lagniappe (a little something extra)

One of our favorite Houston drinkeries made GQ’s Guide to Cocktails!