rosé & rentals

If you’ve been keeping up with us, then you already know how much we adore Nikoleta and Vicky from Best Dressed Charlestown. They are the ultimate #sistergoals – gorgeous, successful and super sweet! BDC is basically an IRL Rent the Runway – now if you’ve never used this before, you’re probably wondering how it works? The duo hand selects designer dresses for their collection straight from the fashion capital, New York City. Dresses are all available as rentals, some you can even purchase if you’re lucky. They get new stuff in weekly, which is amazing! The store is organized by size so you won’t fall in love with a dress that you can’t have (unless you get sneaky just to torture yourself). Most of the dresses have a tag on them with dates that are already unavailable. Find a few dresses that you love and try them on. If you don’t have a gf handy, not to worry. Nik and Vicky are SUPER helpful and honest. They will provide heels for you to try on with your dress so you can imagine the final look. They will also make recommendations for jewelry and bags. They have an outstanding collection of on-trend coustume jewlery; necklaces, rings, bracelets, earrings- you name it.  Next step is to secure your rental dress by paying in full. You will pick up your dress before your event and will have it for 5 days! All you have to do is bring the dress back the day after it’s worn and Best Dressed will take care of the rest!

Needless to say we’ve been dying for the opportunity to team up with these girls and with spring right around the corner we thought, what better time than now? We know we shouldn’t be complaining because, for New England, this winter has seriously been less than difficult; but that doesn’t mean the thought of sandals, rompers, minis and patio drinking can’t get us excited.  What DOESN’T get us too excited about spring/summer is wedding season. Yes, we love our girlfriends and we are totally happy for you but engagement parties, bridal showers, and bachelorette weekends can start to add up.  Even worse than that… we run out of things to wear. Thank God for BDC. Why buy dress after dress for all these occasions knowing you’ll wear them each once, when you can rent the hottest, hand-selected trends instead? So, we decided to host a GNO in the Navy Yard with our best gal pals and fellow Boston socialites,  but we knew we needed something else to make this night a little more interactive.  That’s when we called on our girl Garineh from G.L’amour Cosmetics and asked her to come on board.

We’ve been following Garineh Ashjian, the owner of G.L’amour Cosmetics on social media for some time now. She is one of our faves to watch on Snapchat (@glamourcosmetix) because she’s constantly giving make-up tips, whether it’s a drugstore dupe or a discount code for a high end facial cleansing brush.  Her passion for make-up is infectious and personality is the cherry on top.  Garineh is totally creative, which means she should be the go-to for any event you may have.  Don’t let the 5′ height fool you, she is all business and a total perfectionist which makes all the difference to her clients.  What we’re really just trying to say here is her work is unbelievable. Go book your appointments now.

With our favorite venue and a fab MUA checked off our list the last thing this event needed was a little rosé and a few amazing attendees.  Then – just like that rosé & rentals was born! We were overwhelmed with the turn out from our fellow bloggers, family and friends. We sipped on some bubbly and tried on gorgeous gowns all while Queen Bey was playing in the background.  Girls were lining up for Garineh to test out some favorite looks like a plump lip or winged liner.  It was overall a dream girls night out for us. No lies we were feeling #blessed with all the love and support throughout the night.  We owe our #BALMfaves for offering their time with this collab, we couldn’t have done it without them. With our first in the books, make sure you stay tuned for our next #BALMnightout. We hope to see you there!