Rent the Runway Is Coming!

renttherunwayLadies of Georgetown, get ready for a game changer. There is no reason to starve yourself into that mistake of a prom dress just so you can go to Georgetown’s next formal event.

Rent the Runway is set to open a shop in Georgetown, in Cady’s Alley right off of M Street in November. If you don’t know, now you know that Rent the Runway is a website that rents out designer dresses, jumpsuits, jackets, and accessories for super reduced prices. Now they’re opening up stores so you can try on the pieces before committing to anything. As a girl who’s had an account for a few years and racked up a total of 195 “likes” or “hearts” but has never actually rented anything, I could really use the assurance of knowing that I’ll love my first rental.

The store will allow both appointments and walk-ins. An appointment, which costs $25, provides the help of a stylist. But … you’re a Hoya, so you should really be your own stylist, or just bring your fashionable friend.

Just to give you a flavor of the options available to you here are some dresses you could rent for these Hoya Holidays:

Corp Gala

I had serious FOMO this night. The ladies were looking fabo and the fellas were looking fine. The venue is always AMAZING too.

National Bologna Day, October 24

The soonest and most important of the upcoming Hoya holidays. Celebrate it by emulating your favorite sandwich meat.

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Halloween

Look you’re a garden! Or a fairy princess! You’re the most ethereal girl in brown house!

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That NHS formal/club sports formal thing you’re bound to go to

You WILL end up going to one.

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Dip ball

Impress diplomats and the like with your color-blocking abilities. “No I don’t know anything about…”

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Foxfields

Who’s the foxiest lady in the field? And where are all the horses?

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The cheapest dresses offered online are $40. Create a free account and browse away. When the store opens, you may want to try to reserve a dress a few weeks before any major Georgetown holiday (Bologna Day for sure) because I assume a lot of lady Hoyas will be eyeing the same dress as you.

H/T Washington PostWashington Business Journal

Photo: rentherunway.com 

Qdoba is Outie

PEACEQDOBADear Qdoba,

As Celine Dion once said:

Near, far, wherever you are
I believe that the heart does go on
Once more you open the door
And you’re here in my heart
And my heart will go on and on
And I love Burritos

So you’re closing and I keep flashing back to when you said forever and always. It rains in your kitchen; everything is wrong. It rains when you’re here, and it rains when you’re gone. ‘Cause I was there when you said, “Burritos! Always!” You didn’t mean it, baby.

I’ll just have to go to Chipotle now. On second thought, that doesn’t make me very sad at all. PEACE QDOBA!

Now that we’ve sufficiently moved on via Celine and Taylor, it’s time to look to the future: Alice and Olivia is opening in Qdoba’s place. Why couldn’t these two stores just make an agreement to sell burritos and adorable dresses together? I would never leave.

Here are some Alice and Olivia ensembles that may be better than Mexican food:

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Note that we are choosing $500 dresses here over $6 burritos. So this may not be an even match or a smart choice — but look at that puffy skirt!

Moral of the story is: spend money on expensive dresses when Mexican food eateries break your heart.