For me it is not officially summer until the celebration of my birthday and the 4th of July. This past weekend I celebrated the big 2-5 and of course that meant having to do things in style. About a year ago a friend ( and fellow blogger) Jaime told me about a website called Rent the Runway. Which allows you to rent designer dresses for an insanely discounted price. The concept sounded awesome, but of course I was a little hesitant. The idea of runway made me think runway sizes, and really, no one has time for that. But for this occasion I figured I’d throw caution to the wind and give it a try. I must say I have never been happier with a dress purchase.
The selection of dresses are amazing and range from rental prices of $40 to $400 depending on the dress. Along with this you pay five dollars a dress for rental insurance which covers small damages and dry cleaning. After searching through tons of dresses I picked out two amazing dresses. The price was a little more than I think I normally would have spent on two dresses (130 for both), Sadly a few days before my rentals were coming a women named Serena from the company called to tell me that one of my dresses was damaged beyond repair and has been discontinued. Yet, before a Blair Waldorf inspired freak out could erupt, she informed me that I could pick any other dress on the site, no matter the price, to have in its place!.
Long story short, the dresses fit perfectly and I can’t even count the number of compliments I got on both dresses.
It was great getting to wear a dress that normally I never would have been able to afford and getting to celebrate my birthday with some of my favorite people. Rent the Runway has officially been bumped up to one of my favorite fashion retailers and I cannot wait to rent from them again.
New years eve is one of my favorite days of the year. I love getting together with friends to end the year off in a grand fashion. This new years may not have gone according to plan. But it was defiantly one we will all never forget… But I digress. Of course starting the New year always comes with the idea of making new years resolutions. All those little goals we all make that we all know we are going to break by the end of January. So this year I am scrapping the word “resolution” and making my list of 2013 changes and challenges for myself.
This year, I created a list of things I would like to change about myself in the upcoming year and things I would like to challenge myself to accomplish this year. I figure this was way better than another year of saying “I’m going to lose this many pounds in 2013” instead I made one of each for all the things I want to work on during this next year.
Cassi’s 2013 changes and challenges list. Continue reading
4 years ago, Jaime and I bonded over our love of the OC, Seth Cohen and our favorite tradition from the show Chrismukkah. It was then we decided that we were going to bring Chrismukkah back and every year since then we have been spreading the holiday cheer by mixing our favorite parts of both holidays. Chrismukkah started as just the roommates and girl friends of the boys who lived in the Nashua apartment. But since then has grown into just another way for us to throw a party, eat lots of good food and have a great time with our good friends. This year was no different.
This year Chrismukkah fell on the 8th of December and was just as amazing as we hoped for. It is great having so many friends who REALLY get into the spirit of this made up holiday. The food and drinks were all created by different attendance of the party and of course the Moses Swap went.. Well a little more interesting than we thought it would. 😛
This years Christmukkah brought one more surprise. Miss Jaime (who will be getting married in August!!) asked me to be one of her bridesmaids!!!! 2013 is already starting to look good and we haven’t even made it into the new year!
All and all it was a great night with great friends, food, drinks memories and of course the Chrismukkah tradition of Pigs in a Blanket.
I hope everyone else is having a great holiday season!