Bridesmaid | Save Money!

It’s wedding season and we here at Style Lend could not be more excited!  We’ve practically been stalking all of Vogue‘s articles on Spring Weddings, and there was one article in particular that caught our eye: a guide on where to spend money and were to save.

As much as we love weddings, they can get expensive, even when you’re not the one who is getting married.  Bridesmaids not only have to spend money on dresses for the events, but on the bridal shower and bachelorette party, wedding gifts and travel costs. Expressing budget limitations early on can be a big help, and luckily Style Lend is here to help you save money.

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Do you remember that scene from Bridesmaids, where Helen wanted everyone to buy the ridiculously expensive Fritz Bernaise dress (“It’s on sale!”) and Annie was vying for the more affordable–and much more plain–non designer dress?

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You don’t want to look plain at your friends wedding, but you also don’t want to spend a ton of money.  Let’s be honest: no matter what dress the bride chooses, no matter how pretty it is, or expensive it is, it’s still a bridesmaids dress.  You’re never going to wear it again.  Like ever (even if it is a Fritz Bernaise).

And once you buy a dress, you’re probably going to have to pay to have it altered (and that is going to cost just as much as you paid for it).  At Style Lend, we have a perfect fit guarantee; so if an item doesn’t fit, you can exchange it for a different item, or even get your money back.  If he bride is kind enough to let you pick out your own dress, renting is definitely the best option.

Here are some gorgeous dresses that are anything but boring:

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Nicole Miller “Ruched Indigo” Rent for $40/week

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Parker “Shane Embellished”  Rent for $40/ week

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Burberry “Prorsum Spring 2014” Rent for $120/ week

You can browse all of our formal dresses here!

Then there’s also the fact that you need so much more than just the bridesmaids dress. Weddings are serious affairs with an almost never-ending list of parties to attend.  Forget about the actual wedding for a moment: there’s also the engagement party, bridal shower, bachelorette, and rehearsal dinner.  So obviously you need a different outfit to wear for each event right?  You can’t be an outfit repeater!

But we’re here to save you! Here are some of our favorite dresses that are perfect for the bachelorette party.

Free People “Black Vegan Leather Dress” Rent for $20/ week

Parker “Black Elijah Sequin Dress” Rent for $50/ week

Rachel Zoe “Muse V-Neck Sequin Dress” Rent for $55/week

Be sure to check out all of these dresses and items for any other occasion over at Style Lend and on our mobile app!

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Play with Pastels

It’s almost inevitable: when you think about spring, you think pastels.  This spring is no exception because once again, dainty pastel colors are a major trend.  But even after all this time, they still feel fresh, and always have the power to make you feel pretty and feminine.

Keep reading to get some pastel inspiration to lighten up your style.

Hair

We just HAVE to mention pastel hair.  It seems to be all the rage nowadays, and while it’s definitely one of the more complicated ways to add pastels into your style, it’s just so fun!  It takes the feminine pastel and turns it into something edgy and non-conservative.

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Clothes

Incorporating pastel into your wardrobe is definitely a faster, easier way to try this trend. Try vamping it up with some prints or keep it cool and chic by mixing different colors together.  Here are some of our favorite pieces!

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Feminine Accessories

Then of course theres the easiest way of all: add some pastel accessories!  You can go ultra-feminine and mix and match these with other pastels, or pair it with a darker ensemble to lighten the look.

We love pastels for spring and we know you will too.  Check out our website and app to rent all of these items and much more!

SPRING GIVEAWAY!

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We are so excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with some of the coolest and most innovative brands to give you one of our biggest giveaways EVER!  In honor of this very special occasion, let us walk you through all the things that the lucky winner will receive. (It’s worth over $1,500 in beauty, fashion and more!!)

Rocksbox

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Rocksbox is a monthly jewelry subscription service.  After taking a survey to determine your style, you will be sent three designer jewelry items worth an average of $200 per set.  The best part? You can return your set at anytime to get three new pieces! The winner will receive a 1 year subscription.

ScentBird

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Another subscription service, “Scentbird is about the fun and magic of fragrance. We designed Scentbird for the pickiest girl- or boy- to let you date luxury perfumes before marrying them.”  With the service, you receive a 30-day supply of designer fragrances for only $14.95/month.  The winner of the giveaway will get a free 1 year subscription.

Lumoid

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Lumoid makes it easy and affordable to try and buy photography gear. After renting, they will credit 20% of your rental sub-total (not including shipping charges and taxes) towards a purchase. You can choose to use the credit immediately, or accumulate credits them until the end of the year.  The giveaway winner will receive a free fitness tracker worth $150.

Gleem

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“Gleem was born of these two basic ideas — that the best jewelry should be shared with the world, and that that sharing requires a trusted intermediary to enable buying, selling, discovering and obsessing over it.”

Gleem is a trusted marketplace that makes luxury pieces accessible, and the giveaway winner will receive a $200 gift card to use towards that dream jewelry item. (Because lets be honest, every woman should own at least one piece of fabulous jewelry).

Williams-Sonoma Wine

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The winner of the giveaway will receive a $250 gift card for William-Sonoma Wine, which houses an enormous assortment of wine and also features an variety of wine clubs.  Because who wouldn’t want that?

Rebloom

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Bloom is an all natural sleep drink to help you fall asleep faster, get a higher quality sleep, and wake up more refreshed.  The winner gets a 7-month supply.  (yes please!)

COOLS

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COOLS is an online store that helps people find the coolest clothing and accessories at the best prices, including designers such as Rebecca Taylor and Tory Burch.  The winner is going to get a $250 gift card for a little shopping spree!

Style Lend

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And of course we couldn’t leave ourselves out!  The giveaway winner is going to win $200 worth of dress rentals.

This collection of brands is killer and can help you start off Spring beautiful & stylish! So, Enter NOW for a chance to win all of these amazing prizes!

10 Shades of Pantone

Spring is here! Time to bust out those pretty pastels that you’ve been coveting! Pantone’s spring 2015 collection, En Plein Air, is all about light airy naturals with subtle warm tones . The palette has been featured all over the runway from BCBG Max Azria to Rebecca Minkoff.

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Below, are some of our favorite looks here at Style Lend. All of the pieces listed are budget friendly and cost less than $100 to rent for the week. Wear them to brunch, take it to your cousin’s chic outdoor wedding, or frolic in the garden, these dresses are just as versatile as your event calendar! Score!

Aquamarine- Lauren Ruched Sweetheart by Donna Morgan Rent $37 Scuba Blue- Azul by BCBG Rent $38 Lucite Green-My Fair Lady by Eliza J Rent $27 Classic Blue- Blue Bodycon by French Connection Rent $28 Toasted Almond- Luna by Alice + Olivia Rent $62
Aquamarine- Lauren Ruched Sweetheart by Donna Morgan Rent $37 Scuba Blue- Azul by BCBG Rent $38 Lucite Green-My Fair Lady by Eliza J Rent $27 Classic Blue- Blue Bodycon by French Connection Rent $28 Toasted Almond- Luna by Alice + Olivia Rent $62
Strawberry Pink- Abigail Lace Skater Dress by Muehleder Rent $32 Tangerine- Runway Poly by Stella Mccartney Rent $80 Custard- Canary by Phillip Lim Rent $60 Marsala- Marsala by Herve Leger Rent $80 Glacier Gray- Sporty Knit by For Love & Lemons Rent $35
Strawberry Pink- Abigail Lace Skater Dress by Muehleder Rent $32 Tangerine- Runway Poly by Stella Mccartney Rent $80 Custard- Canary by Phillip Lim Rent $60 Marsala- Marsala by Herve Leger Rent $80 Glacier Gray- Sporty Knit by For Love & Lemons Rent $35