That Kinda Love

Ok ladies, Valentine’s day is almost here! For some, it’s a dreaded holiday, where you are bombarded with stands of roses and no one to buy them for you. For others, it’s a holiday filled with nice dinners, flowers and chocolate.

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We think this year, it should be about celebrating all kinds of love! Whether it’s self-love, family love, friend love, or with your loved one. Something simple such as treating yourself to a nice bottle of bubbly and a bath. Or perhaps a girls night out to celebrate all your amazing friendships. If you are lucky to live by your family, then perhaps spend the day with them. For those of you in love, for once do something romantic for him instead of waiting for him to do the gesture.

Regardless of how you choose to celebrate, here are our favorite little red numbers:

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BCBG $25
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Giorgio Armani $150
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Lovers +Friends $30
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Milly $55

Don’t see one you like? Don’t worry we have plenty more. Start browsing now!

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For Love and Lemons

We’re showcasing our love for designers and brands this month, and we decided to start out with one of our new favorites: For Love and Lemons.

The designs of this brand are instantly recognizable for their unique use of lace and embroidery.  It is bohemian yet feminine, and dainty yet modern.  We’re obsessed!

These are some of the classic For Love and Lemon styles: delicate mesh cloth with strategic lace overlay skin.  They push boundaries by transforming lace (something often viewed as conservative) into a garment that is daring and unconventional.  We absolutely adore all of these dresses and they are available to rent for as little as $35/week.

These maxi dresses perfectly embody that bohemian vibe while still being totally chic.  The best part, they’re available to rent for as low as $30/week.

Then of course, there’s the mini dresses.  We love these because they’re so ultra-feminine, and range from sexy to sweet.

Shirts, skirts and bodysuits.  We love that you can pair them together, or mix and match.

Check out all of our For Love and Lemon items on our website or app!

Meet Our Lender, Amy Chan!

Hey Style Lend girls, allow us to introduce you to Amy, our featured lender of the month! Amy is a super stylish marketing officer by day and a Carrie Bradshaw-esque relationship columnist by night (check out her website here).  Be sure to check out all of Amy’s fabulous items for rent on Style Lend

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When did you start renting/lending from Style Lend and why?

I started renting and lending on Style Lend because it’s the perfect solution for the woman who’s always out and about at events and functions. I can feel fabulous in a new dress for each event without breaking the bank and harming the environment. I can access brands that would normally cost too much to own. And with lending my items, instead of having my accessories collect dust, I can earn money without any hassle.

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Shopping habits (do you shop online, flash sales, in person, etc.)

I enjoy both shopping online and in person. I love shopping for other people.

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Favorite brands/designers and why?

I adore Club Monaco because the stores are so pretty and I feel happy every time I walk in. I splurge on accessories and shop at stores like Aritzia, Rag and Bone and Zara for clothes. You can usually find me in my Nike Sky High Dunks in the day, and then a pair of heels at night. I’m known to mix my sneakers with dresses.

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What are your favorite things to do in NY?

Having a coffee with great company or reading/writing in a cafe is my favorite thing to do. I love to bike around the city, host dinner parties, play ping pong and hang out at SPiN, dance and I’m also obsessed with book stores and psychics.

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Can you tell us a little blurb about your background, job, and how long you’ve lived here?

By day, I’m the Chief Marketing Officer of SPiN, a ping pong social club that was co-founded by Susan Sarandon seven years ago. By night, I am a relationship columnist.  I have an online magazine http://www.JustMyType.ca where I study the psychology behind lust, love and desire. My work has been referred to as “a scientific approach to that of Carrie Bradshaw”. I’ll take it. =)

I’m from Vancouver, Canada originally and I’ve been in NYC for two years. In my former life, I was a luxury hotel reviewer and was immersed in the luxury hospitality industry in both marketing and PR.

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What is your fav styling undertaking? Maybe burning man?

Burning Man! I love how creative you can get with the outfits. Last year was my first year and my home became a costume factory! I had different looks for day and night, whatever my mood matched, I had a cool outfit to go with it.

(For anyone who doesn’t know, Burning Man is an annual gathering that takes place at Black Rock City, Nevada.)

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What do you love most about being a relationship coach?

I feel that by understanding more about the psychology and science behind why we behave and feel the way when it comes to love, we can have healthier relationships with ourselves and consequently, with other people. A broken heart is like a weapon – if you leave it wounded, you only continue to hurt others and inflict pain. Hurt people hurt people. If I can help even one person, feel a little less alone, a little more understood in the matters of the heart, to me, that is success. I’ve had mothers email me to thank me for helping their daughter’s self-esteem, I’ve had countless people reach out to tell me how my words made them feel less shame and less alone. That is such a gratifying feeling.

How would you describe your style?

My style can be best described as feminine, sophisticated with a touch of edginess. I’ll take any chance to wear a dress because that’s when I feel the most beautiful. My style doesn’t take a lot of effort, I throw on whatever fits my mood. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter what you’re wearing or what label you’re sporting, style comes down to how you carry yourself.

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One thing that would be your “dream item” to rent on Style Lend?

My dream item to rent would be a dress from Valentino or Jason Wu.

Why do you like the concept of renting vs. buying?

I like the concept of renting because you can save money, you save the environment, you always feel like you’re getting something new and you don’t have to feel the guilt about wasting so much money on clothes you’d only wear a handful of times.

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Thank you Amy for taking the time to chat with us and letting us into your closet!  Check out and rent all of Amy’s items on our website and app, and don’t forget to enter our AMAZING giveaway!