I don’t think it’s a huge secret: I love clothes. I spend most of my “fun” money on fashion related things, so when I heard about the concept of renting a wardrobe, I was completely intrigued. Entire Armoire, a Seattle-based clothing rental service which I’ll be sharing more about in this Armoire review.
A couple of years ago, I learned of Armoire during an event at a women-focused co-working space here in Seattle. Armoire was positioning themselves as a wardrobe rental service for professionals, and while the clothes they had on display didn’t capture me at the time, the concept most definitely did! Later, I was invited to a launch party for The OULA Company, which makes fun, colorful floral and abstract patterned dresses that immediately grabbed my attention. I said yes and found myself on Capitol Hill to see the garments in person and hear more about Armoire.
Despite the lack of color my “stylist” automatically assigned me, the staff promised that their service would learn my style over time and recommend things that were more my style. (My “stylist” is actually a computer-generated algorithm, which is one of the things that Armoire prides itself on.) When an offer to sign up for just $49 popped up a few weeks later, it was the push I needed to give the service a try.
And what can I say, I’ve been addicted ever since! So why have I stuck with Armoire all of these months? Today I thought I’d give an honest, non-sponsored Armoire review. And let’s be real, I’m always honest regardless of sponsorship. But, just clarifying here. ;) I do pay for this subscription myself.
If the concept of renting your wardrobe sounds interesting, read on for my Armoire review!
When it comes to putting together outfits, some days jewelry is the last thing I think about. While not an afterthought, I just go for my usual suspects; a few rings, layered dainty necklaces, and maybe simple studs if I’m wanting to feel particularly put together. Other days, I want to wear a killer statement jewelry piece, so I start the outfit with that piece. How to wear statement earrings, for example, means building an outfit up starting with that piece so the focus is really on that!
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But just because you’re wearing a pair of statement earrings doesn’t mean the rest of your outfit has to be boring! Keep it casual with an easy graphic tee and jeans with your hair tucked behind your ear, or get fancy with a monochromatic sleek dress. Or play up your statement earrings by using the colors in your outfit to really make them pop!
How to Wear Statement Earrings
With some of these ideas in mind, I thought it would be fun to share 5 outfits with you that showcase how to wear statement earrings!
When it comes to accessorizing I tend to be a minimalist. Don’t get me wrong; I love a good hat, a cute scarf, and a fun bag with an outfit. However, when it comes to putting an outfit together, jewelry is often not my first thought. Things changed when I discovered my favorite rings from AUrate New York and I got hooked on the brand!
It’s no secret that I have a metal allergy to a lot of cheap jewelry. To be honest, it doesn’t prevent me from wearing fashion jewelry. I love a funky statement earring, colorful bauble, or cocktail ring. However, when it comes to adding jewelry to my wardrobe that I want to stand the test of time, I’ve learned that it’s important to spend a bit more for a higher quality piece made with materials that will last.
Today, I thought I’d share an AUrate review including some of my favorite pieces from the brand, and what I’d love to add to my collection next!
Thrifting is one of my favorite hobbies. Sure, sometimes I completely strike out. But other times? It’s a total gold mine. So when my friend Megan of Diary of This Girl asked me if I might want to take the thrift store challenge and put together a head to toe look together with just $50 and only items we found during our thrift store shopping trip, I said, “Of course!”
We met for lunch, got caffeinated, and then ended up at the Seattle Goodwill in Edmonds. With the big KonMari craze happening, we figured our timing was probably just right. After all, if everyone is cleaning out their closet after watching Marie Kondo on Netflix, then you can bet that the thrift stores will be piled high with the good stuff. One (wo)man’s trash is another (wo)man’s treasure, right?
Who says you have to go out to celebrate the new year with friends? I’ve been fortunate to make a lot of amazing new friends this year, and what better way to toast to the holidays and 2019 than to celebrate with them? That’s precisely why I hosted a fun brunch party at home right in time for NYE!
Disclosure: Thanks to Eliza J Dresses, Chelsea Yaley Designs, and Washington State Wine for helping this celebration come to life! All opinions are my own.
When I started Hello Rigby back in 2013, I never imagined how many amazing women I would be introduced to, and what great friends I would end up with. I’m so lucky to call these (and more) amazing women my friends; I was so excited to host them for a holiday brunch… and proceed to take 5 million photos to document the whole thing. What can I say, blogging is a very strange, but also very wonderful, thing.
10 Ways to Celebrate the New Year with Friends
Are friends coming over tomorrow to ring in the new year? Or maybe you’re looking for inspiration (or an excuse!) to have your friends over sometime soon. Either way, I thought it would be fun to share what I planned for my friends, and some inspiration the next time you host a fun get together at home!