Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Date Night Outfit of the Day / Equipment, Jolie, Proenza Schouler, Elizabeth and James, Valentino


Top: Equipment
Scarf: Valentino

Outfit

After referencing the fact that I love the kimono trend in my July favorites post here, I decided to do a date night outfit full of pajama dressing. I did get part way in with this Equipment top, but let's face it. Can a grown woman really go out to dinner in full on pajamas? Probably not without looking like it's some teenage birthday kidnapping flashback. So the compromise was to take the comfort of the pajama dressing with the top and combine it with a nice pair of casual black pants. These by  Jolie by Edward Spiers are a nice light-weight crepe with a high waist and straight leg and a little bit of stretch for after dinner.

Accessories


Probably my favorite part of this outfit is the accessories, and I can't even decide which is my favorite, so let's start with those boots. I firmly believe that you should always find a way to put something a little quirky, funky or over the top into your outfit to make it your own, but if you aren't brave enough to wear those pajamas to dinner, you can put on a lace up bootie with a mirrored heel. These leather Proenza Schouler booties are on major sale right now at 60% off which is a good thing because you might not be able to rotate these into the work wardrobe or grocery shopping unless you shop at a disco. 

The Elizabeth and James crossbody bag is just the perfect bag. It too is on sale at 50% off, but this one will work for casual outfits or date night equally well. The leather is a soft pebbled black with silver hardware, an adjustable flap and oh that tassle – can you see that it's studded? So cool.

Finally to add a little bit of sweetness and romance, the Valentino skinny scarf keeps the cool vibe of the boots with the skinny wrap but adds softness with the fabric and pink details. But wait, those are daggers through those hearts – still keeping it edgy.