Rent the Runway

One concept/site that has always intrigued me is Rent the Runway. What better way to try out a new service than with a glitzy gown for New Year's Eve?

Bibu Mohapatra, Sophie Theallet, Badgley Mischka, Anna Sui

Rent the Runway carries standout dresses and accessories that you can rent rather than purchase for your big night out. It's a cost-effective (and fun!) way to go all out without draining your bank account. It's free to sign up, and each of these dresses are available for rent (from left to right) for $275, $350, $150, and $150 -- a fraction of the cost of purchasing a designer piece.

As you can see, I am loving warm brights and sparkly neutrals--paired with the perfect statement drop earrings, which are also available for rent!

Elizabeth Cole, Kenneth Jay Lane , Miriam Haskell ($25 each)

You have just enough time to make your selection and have it shipped in time for the big day. I'm keeping my own NYE low-key this year. Bring on the sparkling cider!

P.S. Devoted ANTM fans like myself (no shame) will notice Chantal is the primary model on the site! Heh.