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What I’m Wearing This Week: Armoire

Mary Zubritsky
ByMary ZubritskySep 5, 2023 | 4 comments

Armoire
5 overall rating
8 Ratings | 22 Reviews

Hoppy Labor Day weekend, every bun. I'm going to chill out and spend time with my parents. This week is a little bit of a shorter one because I've been playing musical rentals, and right now I only have three to review for Armoire, but there are many more for next time.

I took Mr. HGL to a new vet yesterday because he sounded terrible, and they kept him overnight. The vet thinks he has pneumonia but said he should recover fine. Here's a pic of him in the Nebulizer. As soon as he saw me, he hopped out and into my arms, but he had to stay.

Anyway, let's hop to it!

WHAT I’M WEARING THIS WEEK: Armoire

Welcome back to What I'm Wearing This Week: Armoire. For the newbies, every Friday on WIWTW I'll recap the clothing rentals I wore for the week. I’ll take you on a trip through my life, where I’m going, what’s missing in my closet, my current obsessions, what I’m excited to try, and maybe even buy. We’ll explore designers and trends, and a variety of styles and brands. And each week I’ll fill you in on why I chose each item, the total value of the rental compared to the retail price (as of today I've rented $73,993 worth of clothing), and more.

Armoire, which is a clothing rental company for women, is all about female empowerment. From the hand-selected and curated inventory of styles that are designed by the Boss Lady, for the Boss Lady, to their involvement with female-powered brands, and their partnership with Dress for Success Seattle, they’re a brand built for today’s woman. 

This is a review of the Unlimited Plan for $249/month.

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WHAT I RECEIVED 

 

All three items by Hutch, ASTR the Label, and Lilly Pulitzer were fresh from the dry cleaner (or brand new) and neatly folded.

THE GOODS 

Hutch Floral Print Flutter Sleeve Dress, Retail Value $286, Armoire $214

 

About the Designer: Launched in 2010 by New York native Daniel Saponaro, Hutch is a women's contemporary line designed in NYC and recognized for easy, feminine pieces that are bold yet flattering and versatile.

Opting for timelessness over trendy, as a rule, every style shows Daniel's vision and love for bright colors, conceptual prints, and a toned-down sexy sophistication. Now carried in over 220 boutiques nationwide, Hutch has been profiled by WWD and seen in magazines like InStyle and People Stylewatch.

For ten years, before launching Hutch, Daniel resided at luxury evening and contemporary companies alike, designing for Heidi Weisel, Samantha Treacy, Isaac Mizrahi and Thread Social, among others. Brooklyn born and a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC and the Instituto Polimoda in Florence, Italy. Daniel lives in Brooklyn with his husband Kyle and their long-haired Dachshunds, Rusty and Moxley.

Why I rented it: It's just so cute!

How I styled it: I really wanted to wear it with the Louis Vuitton Cherry Blossoms bag, but it was a bit of a clash. So, I went with my old standby pairing of the Fendi Fendista and Ferragamo Sandals, and Mignonne Gavigan Chiara Floral Studs.

Size and fit: I got a 6 and it was a tad tight in the bust area. This non-stretch cotton sateen dress features a v-neckline, ruffled sleeves, tie-back and zip closure, ruched waist detail, side slash pockets, and a tiered hem skirt. It's fully lined and it's a bit heavier than other summer dresses.

Condition: Great!

Honest review: I wore it so many times, I sort of forgot it wasn't mine! Well, it's a good thing I didn't buy it because I found the dress on Hutch's site for $100 less.

ASTR the Label Blythe Plisse Cut-Out Dress, Retail Value $164, Armoire $115

 

About the Designer: Taking inspiration from the latest trends and affinity for all things feminine, the creative collective behind ASTR The Label aims to immerse their customers into a world of effortless beauty. Since 2012, the brand has stood as a wearable interpretation of attainable style for all occasions. Featuring distinctive looks that exude romance, ASTR The Label offers collections that are recognized for their quality and unique combination of contemporary sophistication, versatility and chic design. By catering to the fashion needs of the #ASTRBabe, our collections continually feature on-trend and thoughtfully crafted garments for the modern woman.

Why I rented it: I was finally able to get it!

How I styled it: Summertime styling is so simple. I just slipped into a pair of versatile Ferragamo Block-Heeled Sandals and slung my Fendi Fendista Crossbody on my shoulder.

Size and fit: Crafted in breezy polyester, the strappy Blythe dress features a plunge neckline, gathered bodice, cutout back with adjustable tie closure, concealed side-zip closure, gathered, pleated midi skirt. It was perfect to wear to an outdoor concert.

Condition: Excellent.

Honest review: Surprisingly cute, summery, and comfy. I was worried the back-tie and cutouts would be too much for my age, but it was pretty tasteful! I also loved the pleats.

Lilly Pulitzer Lyssa Cotton Cut-Out Polka Dot Dress, Retail Value $258, Armoire $194

 

About the Designer: Lilly Pulitzer set out to create her own happiness, opening a juice stand in Palm Beach. In need of an everyday uniform, she asked her dressmaker for something to camouflage splashes of citrus juice.

The result was a comfortable, sleeveless shift dress made of colorful printed cotton. Since those early days, Lilly designs have been beloved for their casual glamour, vibrant optimism, and endlessly joyful spirit. Lilly was an original with the confidence to break all the rules, the humility to pull it off, and the vision to make women feel as good as they look. Today, her spirit is reflected in the brand’s distinctive prints and lively colors, which inspire everyone to shine bright and stand out.

Why I rented it: I thought it looked cute, and it was brand new.

How I styled it: At first, I thought maybe this could be worn to work, but the cutouts were too big (I even tried to cover it with the Obi Leather Belt), so I kept it for workday Zoom meetings instead. I wore it with Ferragamo Gavina Block-Heeled Sandals, Saint Laurent Sac de Jour Bag, and Demi Fine by Rocksbox Gold-Plated Square Hoops.

Size and fit: When I saw this dress on the app, I was excited because I rarely wear polka dots and it's not a traditional Lilly pattern, but it wasn't my fave. Crafted in 100% crisp cotton, this pretty design features a round neckline, puffed sleeves with elasticized cuffs, back-zip closure, elasticized cutout waist, and a tiered midi skirt.

Condition: Brand new with tags, y'all!

Honest review: Very cute, but the side cutouts made me a bit self-conscious, and it felt a little matronly too.

DID THEY DELIVER? 

  • What items were most helpful and versatile to own this week to ensure I got the most out of my rental and completed the look I craved? I wore all the dresses a few times but got the most wear out of the Hutch dress. I didn't want to send it back!
  • Did they meet or exceed expectations? Armoire met expectations. 
  • What’s the return process like? Place the items in the bag, seal it up and that's it!

FINAL THOUGHTS

I was light on the rentals this week because I had others I needed to try and review. But one of the best parts of Armoire is that it truly is a revolving closet and I often feel like I'm playing musical chairs with all the clothing. The best part? If I get something and decide there's no way it'll work or I quickly try it on only to discover it's too small or just an odd fit, I can send it right back!

I also love that they keep investing in their stock and I keep receiving brand new items!

CAN YOU STILL GET THIS BOX IF YOU SIGN UP TODAY? Yes, all these items are still available to rent.

ACTIVE DEAL: Get $40 OFF/33.6% off 1 month of the 7-item plan OR 50% OFF 1 month of the unlimited plan.
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VALUE BREAKDOWN: The Unlimited membership costs $249/month and so far, I've received styles with a retail value of $73,993!

What are your thoughts about Armoire and rentals in general? Let me know what you think down below!

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Mary Zubritsky
Mary Zubritsky

If shopping were an Olympic sport, I’d be a gold medalist. And while my bank account often feels the crunch, I just can’t stop buying secondhand clothing and accessories, under-the-radar designer goods, stuffed animal unicorns (I have about 75), and toys for my pet bunny rabbit. After 20 years of city slicking in NYC and DC, I now have a car and love to tour the Virginia countryside looking for vintage shops, undiscovered wineries and breweries, historic sites, and Thai restaurants—I’m addicted to Thai food. I never leave home without a spare phone charger because I love horror movies and therefore have an irrational fear of being stranded somewhere with a dead battery. 


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Jackie

The pleated one looks amazing!!

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Mary Zubritsky

Aside from the open back, I love it!

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Calico Cat

I have always loved pleats! The polka dot dress just seemed to be a weird fit. Hope our favorite bun is doing better.

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Mary Zubritsky

He’s so much better! Will give a full update on Friday.

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