Rent Frock Repeat Party

How many times have you bought a pretty new party dress, and only worn it once? Waste of money, right?

Want to step out of your comfort zone for a night? Have you always wanted to wear some sort of dress that wasn’t exactly your style but still wanted to rock it?

There’s such a thing as RENTING dresses now. A place called Rent Frock Repeat, and it’s based out of Toronto, but will ship to you if you wanted a particular dress. You can rent up to 4 or 8 days depending on what you need your dress for, and they can definitely work something out with you, if you needed the dress for a longer period of time.

Wednesday night, Jacqueline picked me up from work and we went straight there for a bit of wining and dining while trying on some dresses. I usually stick to pretty conservative dresses but since I was there I decided to go with it and try on things that I normally wouldn’t. the-wine-sisters

Wine provided by The Wine Sisters. I ended up having a little glass of white, with some pickings from this wonderful spread of

Racks upon racks of designer dresses. racks-of-dressesThen accessories to go with your dress. rent-frock-repeat

I tried on a number of dresses and added two final dresses to my wishlist.

Badgley Mischka feather dressLike this Badgley Mischka feather dress which I didn’t realize until the day after that someone wore it on the red carpet at TIFF (Toronto Intentional Film Festival). Look at me being all fashion forward.

tara-spencer-tiffHave to be honest, as much as I loved the dress, I didn’t feel comfortable in it. I felt like an ostrich, but all the women there told me it looked amazing on me, especially with the hot pink shoes that were there for me to try on with it.

I think the star of the show, however, was this Sarah Stevenson dress which was form fitting and hugged me in all the right places. It’s my new BBM display picture, gotta admit — I kinda love the way it looked on me. I recently found out that she’s a Canadian Fashion designer based out of Toronto. The dress on Sarah’s website retails for $450. It’s not on Rent Frock Repeat’s site yet, so I’m not sure how much it would cost to rent it. But I love it so much, I may end up saving up for it. Eek…sarah stevenson dress

Jacqueline and Jennifer posing in their dresses. Jac ended up renting this Badgley Mischka green dress for a wedding that she’s going to later on in September. The color, the fit, and the style looked incredible on her. She will definitely rock this frock (Sorry, had to)! Photo from Shannons twitter.jennifer and jacqueline

Two hours flew by and then it was time for a BlissDom Canada party at Rent Frock Repeat (they too will be going to the conference). There’s my old co-worker Shan workin’ the internets.shash

It was such a fun night and I’m all reared up to go to the BlissDom Conference in October! Can’t wait. Thanks a million again to Chevrolet Canada for setting me up as their VIP guest to BlissDom Canada. WAHOO!

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I’m going to BlissDom Canada!

Blissdom Canada

Heck yeah buddy. I’m going to BlissDom Canada in October!

Chevrolet Canada, one of the main sponsors of BlissDom has given me a ticket to attend the blogging conference in Mississauga from October 3-5. I’m not entirely sure how I’m going to be getting to the conference just yet, but I have booked off Friday October 4 off work to attend. Travelling there isn’t really set in concrete but I’ll probably end up taking my own car. I’ll only be staying one night at the Delta Meadowvale hotel where the conference is happening and I’ve noticed that Philosophy (one of my favorite skin care lines) is set up in the bathrooms.

 Get those eagle eyes to

This will be my first experience with BlissDom Canada, as last year I attended the She’s Connect Conference in Toronto and the year before that, BlogHer in California.

BlissDom and Meadowvale Hotel has given us some pretty great deals when it came to booking my hotel room. Free wifi in all the rooms and free parking. There’s even a Starbucks served on site, full gym facilities and of course as I mentioned… Philosophy products in the room. Can’t wait to enjoy it all. Unfortunately I leave in the morning on the 4th, for the event. Which just happens to be my boyfriends birthday. Oops. I will make it up to him. He’s been gone on my birthday before too ;)

I’m most excited about meeting the faces I’ve been e-mailing the past year or so (Hi Sarah, from Philosophy! Hi Kaitlin from Chevy!) and meeting new blog friends to connect with and relate to. Since I’ve been blogging since 2003 or even longer (I honestly cannot remember when I started), I feel like I can’t pack any more into my brain about blogging. But I always welcome and appreciate attending the seminars throughout the conference.

nancy-button2I’ll do my best to tweet and instagram throughout the event on the weekend of October 4 and 5, and possibly handing out free swag from a favourite company of mine with my business card button attached. So stay tuned for that.

16 more days until BlissDom Canada starts!

Will I see you there?

Have you ever been to a blogging conference?

By the way! I created a facebook page for spiffykerms. I have no idea what I’m doing yet but if you want to like the page, feel free and I’ll love you forever.

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