New York Fashion Week Part 1: Rent The Runway

I am so excited to share my first post from New York Fashion Week featuring my picks from the amazing clothing rental website Rent The Runway! I was in NYC for 8 days and I was going for 10 until I decided to switch my flight and come home early. Turns out walking, ubering and taking the train everywhere for 7 straight days turns you off for doing it another 3 when you actually have the time to do what you want to. Either way I got A LOT in during my fabulous bi-annual trip. New York is always such a treat and being back in a big city brings me so much joy. I walked, talked, laughed, and most importantly, ate my little heart out! Meeting and hanging out with my Style Collective sisters was a highlight of my trip. By the end of the trip I lost my voice and sounded like Fran the nanny! As soon as I got back to North Carolina I went to the county fair with Scott and was immediately recruited to join a bee keeping society, which I am actually highly considering. I know North Carolina doesn’t have the buzz of New York, but I am sure glad to be back home with my honey 🙂

This post highlights two of my outfits that I wore to a day full of shows. I was averaging about 3 shows per day, so you can imagine how much my feet hated me by the end of the day, hehe! Rent the Runway was so gracious to lend me 2 looks for New York Fashion Week. Of course I opted for a traditional Taylor girly-floral print; aka this fabulous melange of red, green and white lace by Erin Fetherston. I paired this lovely dress with a Loeffler Randall Rider bag, which I immediately fell in love with. The reds of my outfit played off each other really well and the setting of the midtown-Manhattan townhouses were the perfect backdrop for this look.

My second look was all about the summer-to-fall transition. This Elizabeth & James crop top with a Tibi moto jacket on top paired perfectly with a Malene Birger pleated skirt. I felt so cool and comfortable in this look. The color combination was perfection, who knew navy and burgundy looked so good together?! I know the majority of my style is girly and floral, but just you wait for fall and winter because my wardrobe completely transforms! I styled my crop top, clutch, skirt and jacket directly from Rent the Runway. I love the idea of renting an outfit for a big day or special celebration. Why buy a $500 dress or outfit when you can rent it for a quarter of the price? You get all of the style for none of the commitment! RTR is such an amazing concept and they have day looks such as the ones pictured below, or gala and ball looks such as Badgley Mischka dresses and Oscar de la Renta jewels. Either way, this resource needs to be on your radar. Stay tuned for my NYFW Part 2 post where I break down where I stayed, ate, shopped and what shows I saw!


Tell me in the comments below, do you prefer me in a girly style or edgy style? 

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Thank you Rent the Runway for sponsoring this post!



    • tayloraube
      September 19, 2016 / 1:09 PM

      Thank you! I’m torn between the two, but I think I like the edgy look more. But can we just take a second to appreciate this gorgeous dress?!

  1. September 19, 2016 / 12:56 PM

    I love them both but you really rock the second look and those colors look great on you.

    • tayloraube
      September 19, 2016 / 1:09 PM

      Thank you! I agree, I think the darker colors play off the color of my hair so well.

  2. Roselyn
    September 19, 2016 / 2:54 PM

    Taylor, you are s fab girl!! I absolutely LOVE rent the runway and I adore this outfit on you!! It’s hard to choose my favorite, but I’m really digging that edgy look! xo, Roselyn

    • tayloraube
      September 19, 2016 / 5:59 PM

      Thanks girl! I can’t wait for my edgy style to come out more this winter!

  3. Nataly Schma
    September 19, 2016 / 2:55 PM

    Gorgeous looks! That dress has to be the favorite! Plus, those red shoes and bag are perfection! 🙂


    • tayloraube
      September 19, 2016 / 5:58 PM

      I’m still dying over the bag and I’m definitely considering buying it. I love that you get to rent clothes via Rent The Runway, but it’s also like a test drive for products. That bag won my heart!

  4. September 19, 2016 / 2:59 PM

    Amazing!! Love both outfits!!!

    • tayloraube
      September 19, 2016 / 5:57 PM

      Thank you so much 🙂

  5. Lauren
    September 19, 2016 / 3:03 PM

    Obsessed with the detailing on that girly dress! It’s my favorite look of the two but you rocked both of them so well! Enjoyed seeing all your NYFW Insta posts!


    • tayloraube
      September 19, 2016 / 5:56 PM

      Isn’t that lace just gorgeous?! That was the reason I ordered the dress!

  6. September 19, 2016 / 3:29 PM

    It sounds like you had an amazing time at NYFW. I love both of these looks, especially the second one. That color combo is gorgeous!!

    Alicia |

    • tayloraube
      September 19, 2016 / 5:56 PM

      I had a blast! Stay tuned for my part 2 post, where I really break my experience down 🙂

  7. Diana
    September 19, 2016 / 3:46 PM

    I love the edgy look. Especially the jacket. The outfit really makes your blue eyes pop. The red floral dress is lovely too, great for a garden party.

    • tayloraube
      September 19, 2016 / 5:56 PM

      I love the jacket too. I think we can all agree that is the best piece!

    • tayloraube
      September 19, 2016 / 5:55 PM

      These booties ahve easily become one of my favorite pairs of heels. They are so fun and I love the pop of color they bring to my outfits!

    • tayloraube
      September 19, 2016 / 6:00 PM

      You’re the best Anna!

  8. September 19, 2016 / 5:56 PM

    Omg just when I thought the first outfit was my fav, that second outfit is KILLER!!!! You look dynamite Taylor! Loved hanging out with you babe xo

    • tayloraube
      September 19, 2016 / 6:00 PM

      Thank you so much Nicole. I can’t wait to do it all again next year 🙂

  9. September 19, 2016 / 6:39 PM

    Those shoes are AMAZING (the red one) and I actually gasped at the red bag. I need more red things!!!

    • tayloraube
      September 19, 2016 / 7:11 PM

      Same here girlie! I always thought red wasn’t my color but now I am remaining it with open arms. It’s so fun to style around and it’s such a darling color.

  10. September 19, 2016 / 6:41 PM

    NYFW sounds like it was amazing!! I so hope to be able to join the SC gang for the next one!! I love these two looks – gorgeous!! The floral dress is beautiful but I love the striking blue and maroon combo in your second look! Absolutely stunning!!

    • tayloraube
      September 19, 2016 / 7:11 PM

      Rumor is we are renting a town house for February… Wouldn’t that be so much fun!? Thank you so much for your kind words 🙂

  11. September 19, 2016 / 7:08 PM

    You look absolutely stunning in both of these outfits! I love the floral dress paired with the bold red accessories–SO good & that crop top/skirt/jacket combo is gorgeous. Can’t believe you made it an entire week but so glad you had such a great time!


    • tayloraube
      September 19, 2016 / 7:12 PM

      I can’t believe it either. One week is too much for me in NYC, I can only take about 3 days at a time!!

  12. September 19, 2016 / 8:05 PM

    TAYLOR – I LOVE these photos of you in these outfits! I have to say that they definitely look better in person too. 🙂 My favorite on your is the floral dress – it’s just stunning with your bag and shoes. I was listening to #girlboss radio this morning with the RTR interview and thought of you! xo Annie

    • tayloraube
      September 19, 2016 / 8:09 PM

      Thanks so much for stopping by Annie! Rent the Runway is such an amazing company, I’d love to listen to that interview!!

  13. September 19, 2016 / 8:52 PM

    WOW! Absolutely love the red floral dress. It looks like it was truly made for you & is perfect with that bag & OMG those shoes!!! Very gorgeous look – I’ve never tried Rent the Runway, but I’ve always been so intrigued by it! I love the idea of “test driving” a look to know if it’s worth the investment! xx Shannon

    • tayloraube
      September 20, 2016 / 1:16 PM

      You need to start now! I love RTR and the whole process is so fun and easy. You simply pick your looks, they get shipped, and you ship them back when you’re done. It’s a no brainer! I wish I thought of this company 😛

    • tayloraube
      September 20, 2016 / 1:15 PM

      Terry! Thanks so much!!

  14. September 19, 2016 / 9:29 PM

    I LOVE Rent the Runway! Its like my secret to looking high end without the cost, your outfits were FIRE I love the second look I want to copy it stat! Thanks for sharing all of these gorgeous inspos!

    Courtney Bentley |

    • tayloraube
      September 20, 2016 / 1:15 PM

      It is such a trick of the trade, I love it. I can’t wait to use the unlimited wardrobe feature where I get to choose outfits like this for an entire month. Stay tuned for the second part of this collaboration!

  15. September 19, 2016 / 10:27 PM

    Looking AMAZING in both looks!! That floral is gorgeous but that second look has an edge to it that’s so perfect for NYFW!!


    • tayloraube
      September 20, 2016 / 1:14 PM

      I thought the same thing! Thank you for your sweet comment 🙂

  16. September 20, 2016 / 2:00 AM

    Girl it seems like you had SO MUCH FUN! I loved watching your escapades 🙂 the BEST.

    I love those shoes – they are so perfect with that dress with the pop…you look amazing!


    • tayloraube
      September 20, 2016 / 12:59 PM

      Thank you love! I’m so tired, but secretly wishing I was doing it all over again!

  17. September 20, 2016 / 2:43 AM

    taylor–ok first things first. don’t forget me when you get all famous and stuff babe!!! i LOVED seeing all your photos during NYFW and so so J that i didn’t go… i am planning for next year and HOPE THAT YOU ARE TOO! “I know North Carolina doesn’t have the buzz of New York, but I am sure glad to be back home with my honey” seriously, the puns. you gotta stop it. LOL. you picked the perfect pieces to rock from rent the runway, i’ve never done it before but NYFW, what an opp to do it!! dang girl, you had it all planned out! i actually love both looks, you rock them both. the girly and the edgy, they got nothin on you boo. i can’t wait to see part two! i love NYC and can’t wait to go back, it’s really all about the food!! xoxo,

    janna |

    • tayloraube
      September 20, 2016 / 12:58 PM

      Janna let me tell you, I tried to rent a few dresses that were “unavailable” and I saw at least 5 girls wearing that exact dress at NYFW! It is super popular during that season and I had no clue. It totally makes sense though. Definitely keeping an open mind for it next season, I suggest you do the same 🙂 It was so easy,t hey mailed everything to my hotel room and I shipped it back before I left – head ache free!

    • tayloraube
      September 20, 2016 / 12:55 PM

      This pleated skirt is AMAZING!!! It’s the skirt of my dreams, haha,

    • tayloraube
      September 20, 2016 / 12:53 PM

      Thank you girl! I had so much fun. 7 seasons and still going strong!!

  18. emily
    September 20, 2016 / 8:39 PM

    I am obssesed witht both of those looks, they are so different and yet equally stylish! I think rent the runway is brilliant and I CLEARLY need to start taking more advantage of it
    Wish I could have been your little new york sidekick this season
    Can’t wait to see the rest of your NYFW posts!

    • tayloraube
      September 21, 2016 / 3:09 PM

      Next season you should come! I missed staying with you in Manhattan and doing fun Fashion Week events with you.

    • tayloraube
      September 21, 2016 / 3:09 PM

      I had a blast! Thanks so much for stopping by 🙂

    • tayloraube
      September 22, 2016 / 2:44 PM

      Thank you Emily!

  19. September 22, 2016 / 2:32 PM


    • tayloraube
      September 22, 2016 / 2:44 PM

      Thank you so much!

  20. September 22, 2016 / 2:35 PM

    WELL HELLO MMODELLLLL!!!!! You look absolutely amazing! Love love all the rent the runway pieces and love how you were able to work with them for NYFW! Such an awesome post with some awesome shots! Enjoy your bday weekend!!! XX, Donna

    • tayloraube
      September 22, 2016 / 2:44 PM

      Thank you Donna! You are the best! It was so nice to finally meet you in person 🙂

    • tayloraube
      September 22, 2016 / 3:29 PM

      Isn’t it the cutest?! Thank you so much!

    • tayloraube
      September 22, 2016 / 8:37 PM

      RTR is going to be my ultimate resource next NYFW! I’m hooked 🙂

  21. September 22, 2016 / 8:27 PM

    The second look I love!! Especially how you look in the last photo! I love the first look too…very “Taylor”.. you look beautiful in both! Next time I will have to come with so I can give you my opinion in person! 🙂 xoxo

    • tayloraube
      September 22, 2016 / 8:39 PM

      Samantha you HAVE to come next time around, and we can even fly together 😛 Thank you so much!

  22. September 23, 2016 / 1:23 AM

    I adore both looks. That dress with the boots is the perfect feminine girly look and that second look is so edgy. I love them both! The skirt with the crop top and jacket is killer. When I saw it on IG, my jaw literally dropped and I was like “damn girl, you are killing it!” Also, love the booties! You look stunning! FYI…I would not have lasted as long as you did during fashion week so hats off to you! Xoxo

    • tayloraube
      September 23, 2016 / 4:31 PM

      Thank you Gail!! You are so sweet. I loved getting dressed up for the events and shows. I wish I could afford these clothes for real, but that’s the beauty of Rent The Runway!!

    • tayloraube
      September 23, 2016 / 10:19 PM

      I seriously love it so much. I can’t wait to start my second part of the collaboration – stay tuned!

    • tayloraube
      September 23, 2016 / 10:18 PM

      Thank you! Isn’t it such a genius idea?

    • tayloraube
      September 26, 2016 / 12:33 PM

      Thank you so much Daniel!

    • tayloraube
      September 27, 2016 / 12:53 AM

      Thank you Rosie!!

    • tayloraube
      September 27, 2016 / 12:13 PM

      I had such a hard time letting that dress go!

  23. September 28, 2016 / 3:25 PM

    Taylor i love you in a girly style coz its just so you! xx lots of love

    • tayloraube
      September 28, 2016 / 5:26 PM

      Thank you Toby! I agree, although I have many sides of me hehe. Just wait until winter!

  24. November 7, 2016 / 8:05 PM

    Fabulous looks from RTR. I subscribe to their unlimited option and it’s been just a really good experience since I’ve been able to try so many brands and looks. I am thinking of attending NYFW in Feb 2017… any tips for a newbie? Would love your insights into getting invites to parties, runway shows and people-watching outside the venues… xo

    • tayloraube
      November 7, 2016 / 8:29 PM

      That is SO awesome! I love the unlimited wardrobe, it seems like such an awesome idea! And please check back to my site because I am going to make one EPIC round up post for NYFW! There is so much to know and so many little details to learn. A few friends of mine I went with last year were newbies to being able to help them really showed me how much I have to offer. Thanks so much for stopping by 🙂

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