date night

After a long sunday phone chat with one of my besties, hearing all about her exciting single gal love life in NYC, I’ve got dates, and more importantly, date outfits, on the brain. The idea of crisp evening air, buttery leather jackets, and going out to meet someone new seem so quintessentially fall and romantic (like the opening to a rom com.) Here’s an outfit I’m dying to wear- for girls night, date night or dinner with friends.

To start off, this body con ribbed dress. It’s thick fabric and the bustier detail make it sexy without trying too hard. Very Rachel Bilson, n’est-ce pas? Disclaimer- I did order this dress hoping all of the above dreams would come true, but it did not work out for me (petite girls beware) but I am still so in love with it, I’m hoping to one day live in a world where me and said dress make nice.

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A leather jacket has always been one of my go tos for nights out over the last few years, but unless you live under a rock, you know leather is IT this season. It’s literally everywhere. I’m pretty sure leather jackets are going to pop up at the grocery store one of these days. (But i digress…) At least the increased popularity has sprouted some great styles- like this classic one by Dorothy Perkins (love the simplicity), this great cropped one by alice + olivia (on sale!) or a trimmed cotton option by Vince

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For shoes, I love the idea of a heeled clog or chunky bootie. These rebecca minkoffs are from a few seasons ago, but you could also wear it with a simple suede pour la victoire bootie (I own this pair and wear to death) or a similar pair by Steve Madden.

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I feel like there are a lot of bag and accessory options for this outfit, based on how dressy you wanted to be. The trendy option would be a cool bucket bag (I’ve been eyeing this Alexander Wang one that’s been in a lot of street style pics), but you could also be classic with a Chanel 2.55.

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My personal fave would be a bright clutch, like this beaded one by Jason Woo (can’t. breathe.- don’t care that its a cool $2500, daring to dream here) or my initialed clare vivier.

Screen shot 2013-10-20 at 8.01.19 PMPersonally I wouldn’t do much jewelry, but maybe some gold stackable rings. I love this one from shopbop but Gorjana has tons of options. Now who’s ready for a night on the town?!!

stackable rings

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