Runway Style, Real Mom Budget

If you have a conference coming up or a swanky summer wedding to attend and not a thing to wear, (or mortgage payment to spend on it) this is for you!

Enter Rent The Runway and Bag Borrow or Steal, two fantastic online resources where you can try out the latest in fashion, get the perfect dress for that party and then return it, all without even sending it to dry cleaning.  Now that’s my kind of wham, bam, thank you ma’am!

Rent the Runway has thought of everything!  You simply sign up (even if they have a waitlist, sign up, you won’t have to wait for long!), choose your dates, see what’s available, grab a dress and accessories then wait for it to be delivered directly to your door! They have designer dresses at 90% off retail prices and even send a backup size for FREE. Once you’ve worn your designer duds, and become the envy of your friends, just slip your dress into the pre-paid envelope Rent the Runway gives you and throw it in the mail.  No dry cleaning, no postage, no problem!

Every good dress needs a good bag, right?  Well, Bag Borrow or Steal has you covered!  Try on the latest styles, grab a clutch for that wedding, a business tote to hold your laptop at that conference, all without going into the red.  Bag Borrow or Steal allows you to rent for a week, a month or a season. Once you are done, simply send it back on them. Yes, they too offer free shipping!

So the next time you are coveting that Badgley Mischka creation or maybe you want to try out that Coach bag before committing, head on over to Rent the Runway or Bag Borrow and Steal.

The stars borrow their red carpet ready looks – and now you can too!


Heather Allard

Heather Allard is a mom of three kids + one big rescue dog. She's a wellness buff, an essential oil educator with dōTERRA, and a self-professed “entrepreneur to the core”.

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  1. Stacia

    I just found out about rent the runway a month ago. Wow the dresses are so beautiful. I am definitely going to use them for the next Gala. Seems like there is one I have to go to every month or every other month.

  2. Heather Allard

    Thanks, Sarah! Rent The Runway would be perfect for me – I have a very casual “everyday uniform” and when I need a special occasion dress, it’d be nice to have a stylish AND affordable option!



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