When it comes to holiday parties, we love getting dressed up, but we usually want to wear something different and exciting to each special occasion. That can be a bit straining on our wallets so if you’re like us, Rent the Runway is your jam. We’re obsessed with the site, which lets you rent designer dresses for either four or eight days at a fraction of the retail price. What’s more, they give you a free backup size, you can also rent accessories, and returning is a breeze (just pop your items in the mail using the pre-paid padded envelope that’s provided). And here’s another reason to browse the site right now: You can take $50 off your next rental of $125 or more by using the code BRCHBX50 at checkout.* (Definitely don’t wait to use this deal, it expires on February 28th, 2013.)
To get you inspired for your next festive fete, here are two ultraglam looks with corresponding beauty recommendations:
Blumarine Dress: Black doesn’t have to be boring. Make a sexy-yet-understated splash with a high slit. We envision this as the perfect choice for a black-tie benefit or a dressy winter wedding.
Chantecaille Faux Cils Mascara: A dramatic ensemble calls for dramatic lashes. Amp up your fringe with this luxe mascara.
Diane von Furstenberg Clutch: Just like the dress, this clutch is understated, sophisticated, and oh-so modern.
Gerard Yosca Earrings: These tear-drop danglers complement the necklace without being too matchy-matchy.
Kendra Scott Necklace: An elegant necklace that makes a statement but doesn’t overpower the rest of the look.
Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Natural Lighting Powder: To ensure that skin is matte and beaming all night, keep this gorgeous light-reflecting powder on hand.
Mark & James by Badgley Mischka Dress: Perhaps it goes without saying, but this level of sequins pretty much screams New Year’s Eve or a fun night out with the girls.
TenOverTen Polish in Reade: Your fingers might as well be shiny too.
Rebecca Minkoff Clutch: Don’t go overboard with the silver theme. This neutral clutch tones things down.
Benefit Big Beautiful Eyes Contouring Kit: When your dress has a lot going on, do a smoky eye and very little other makeup. This palette has everything you need for contouring like a pro.
Dannijo Earrings: These drop earrings are just a little something so that your ears aren’t left bare.
ModelCo Shine Ultra Lip Gloss: Keep your lips low-maintenance with a swipe or two of this shiny gloss.
Jouer Matte Moisture Tint: Give skin a fresh look minus a shiny t-zone with this mattifying tinted moisturizer.
*Only applies to dress and accessory rentals