all dolled up.

Meagan-Gala-42{dress: badgley mischka c/o Rent The Runway // earrings: alexis bittar (an awesome bridesmaid gift) // heels: sam edelman // cocktail jacket: hbrand (similar) }

Meagan-Gala-21Meagan-Gala-28Meagan-Gala-19Meagan-Gala-6Meagan-Gala-32these times are far and few between but good golly, i love getting fancy pants!

i was invited to attend the Blacktail Gala at the National Museum of Wildlife Art (which is dope, btw) and when i heard the word “gala” my ears perked up.
we’ve had a bit of a warming spell the last few weeks out West, so heels and a gown were an option for once in the winter months. global warming, is that you?

thankfully, Rent the Runway allows for you to order way ahead of time. OR semi last minute with quick shipping, which was the route i chose because i tend to procrastinate…
i decided on this gorgeous gown and it fit like a glove.

i’ve rented a handful of times before and i will rave until the cows come home about this genius business to anyone who cares to listen. the process is such a breeze and extra reassuring with a second dress in an additional size. juuuuust in case.
the reviews are my favorite part as you can see how gals your size look in the same dress and get their honest opinions.
i’ll be giving this rental a 5 star, emoji fist pump.

here are a few i’ve starred for upcoming events/weddings:

photos by Ashley Merritt