Mademoiselle Robot meets Proenza Schouler

I am not a big fan of those “hire a shoe” (bowling shoe syndrome – eurgh) or “hire a bag” websites, however I like the idea of borrowing a dress for a special occasion. It is also a good way to get to wear a dress you might have missed when it came out or just to experiment with something slightly out of the box without breaking the bank.

I met Anna from Girl Meets Dress at the Next Women Dinner back in November, we had a nice chat and decided to do something together. After browsing her website, I chose to borrow this Proenza Schouler silk dress. It makes me feel like a Greek goddess / butterfly and I love it. It is not something I would have bought, but definitely something I will wear. 

I don’t go out as much as I used to, so it makes perfect sense for me to just borrow a dress on the rare occasions I go to some fancy do. I’d much rather wear a beautiful dress than buy one from the high street for the same price, knowing it will disintegrate after 2 nights out.

Proenza Schouler dress
Dress – Proenza Schouler courtesy of Girl Meets Dress
Tights – Accessorize
Shoes – Chie Mihara (absolute dream shoes by the way found in the sale in Liberty, might have to post about them)
Velvet bow – made by me (you know it because it has a cat on it)

What do you think of hiring sites? Have you tried before?