Saturday, October 10, 2009

Date Night

My apologies for this delayed blog post. The past couple days have been pretty crazy by all accounts. But after a relaxing Saturday, the boyfriend is taking me out on a date night. He lives an hour-and-a-half away so we don’t see each other as often as we might like. Because of our “out of town relationship”, as I like to call it, date night does not call for any run-of-the-mill outfit. No, no indeed. I spend at least an hour picking out what I am going to wear not including the hour prep time. In my ideal world – sans recession and lack of job—this is what I would be wearing tonight. A bit of flirty, a splash of sexy, and a whole lot of classic wardrobe staples that can be mixed-matched and paired with so many other things that I have had in my closet for years.

P.s. Net-a-porter was my one stop shop as you will see. I always have and always will love Net-a-Porter.

I built this look starting with this Chloe Asymmetric Silk Blouse.  I love how flirty it is while not being blatantly sexy. I have always loved the look of an exposed shoulder especially paired with a juxtaposing covered arm.

These D&G Dolce & Gabbanna wide leg jeans are perfect with this blouse. Net-a-porter recommended wearing the blouse tucked into a high-waist jean.  I’m not completely thrilled with the way high-waist pants look or feel on me so I am going to stick to what I feel comfortable in, which is something that I think is really important when picking any outfit.

I love putting a tall pump under a wide-leg jean because it instantly lengthens the leg. These Valentino Couture Patent Leather Pumps in red are the splash of color that this look needs. Red was one of the hottest looks on the runway during the fall season so I highly recommend breaking it out in any way that feels right for you.

For the jewelry portion of this look I wanted a long chain necklace to sit over the top—just make sure it doesn’t catch on the silk, DISASTER!! I love the Missoni Multi-Chain Gold Plated Necklace. I think it gives the top an edge.

I love these Anita Ko 18-Karat Gold Diamond Pyramid Studs because I didn’t want anything that would try and compete with the necklace but they still hold their own. I’m not really into big earrings so it is always my impulse to go big with the necklace or bracelet and subtler on the ear.

This Alex Monroe Love Ring is perfect for a date. Especially when love is in the air.

This bag. I can’t express words. Die. Bananas. I don’t know, Rachel Zoe might be the only one who can articulate. It is the Lanvin Happy Sac Partage Leather Bag and it’s perfect with this look and is my finishing touch to the perfect date night ensemble. 

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