a lovely living


It was a close call, but I almost didn’t get a chance to wear this beauty of a dress (or attend my brother’s wedding, that’s what’s important, right?!). This past weekend my family and I spent in Pittsburgh, PA celebrating the marriage of my brother and his new wife. As timing would have it, I came down with mastitis (a crazy infection that can happen while nursing which results in flu like symptoms) during the wedding rehearsal. I had this infection previously with my other daughter so fortunately I knew exactly what was coming on and was able to have my doctor call in a prescription for me immediately. I may not have been 100% but I wasn’t missing that wedding! I had booked this Monique Lhuillier dress from Rent The Runway and I wasn’t about to let that go to waste either. Getting to wear a designer dress at a fraction of the cost certainly helped to perk my spirits :) I’ve used this service a few times now and have loved each experience. If you have yet to try them out I encourage you to do so. They send you two sizes in case you are unsure (huge bonus, right?) and they handle all the cleaning. All you need to do is get it back into a UPS drop box and you’re done! This isn’t a sponsored post either, I’m simply voicing my satisfaction for a company I’d highly recommend!







Details: Monique Lhuillier dress via Rent the Runway / Nine West pumps (similar here and here) / Sole Society necklace (under $20!) / Stella & Dot bracelet / Kate Spade sunglasses


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