Thursday, August 16, 2012

Date Night!

Whether you are going on a first date, a fifth date, or a 500th date, sometimes picking out what to wear can be the biggest challenge of your evening. There have been many times when I looked into my closet full of beautiful clothes and thought to myself, I have nothing to wear! That is the worst feeling and it's so discouraging! Hopefully I can give you some ideas of what to wear to set you up for a great date night.
First thing is first, less is more! I know Beyonce said "every now and then you have to go in the back of your closet and pull out the freakum dress"....however, that is every now and then, like once in a while. You want to be classy but sexy, you don't want to go out on the majority of your dates showing all you've got. Leave some of yourself to the imagination. Try to wear something that makes your man/or woman respect you but something that makes them do a double take.
Be comfortable! Don't wear something that you are constantly pulling down or something that continues to show off ALL of your girls. You should be comfortable enough to see your boss or your date's grandmother and not be embarrassed by the skin your are showing.
Rule of thumb: if you are exposing one part of your body in excess, cover up the rest. If you have the girls out, wear something loose on the bottom or pants. If you are wearing a short skirt, leave the top part of your body semi covered. Like I said, you don't want to show everything, you want to keep it classy, yet sexy.
It is a good idea to bring some type of cover up in case it gets cooler, or you may want to cover up some because you are getting uncomfortable. It happens to me all the time. So, I always have some type of blazer or cropped jacket or even a cardigan with me when I go on a date with my man.
Different types of venues require different types of clothing, but the outfits I will show you can pretty much be used for any date, other than a ball or  black-tie affair.
Oh, and did I mention, dresses are perfect for dates? All you have to match is you shoes, clutch, and jewelry. You can find an easy blazer to go with most dresses and dresses add a touch of class and femininity.

Above is a faux leather pencil skirt from Forever 21 and a loose long-sleeved blue button up. Both of these are under $20. Putting these two together create a classy yet sophisticated look. The fact that the skirt is leather, is sexy enough, not to mention it is tight and hits directly above the knee. Adding the loose blouse on top(tucked in), and even throwing on a belt if you want. I would stick to gold toned jewelry. I would probably wear gold hoops, a slim gold chained bracelet, and a statement ring(pictured from Forever21 under $5). You could get creative with the shoes and wear a bold color, like the pink ones in the picture, add a pop of color like the Victorias Secret python wedge pumps in the previous blog post, or keep it simple with black pumps. An outfit like this allows you to be very creative. The next one I've created does too.
Again, these two piece of apparel are from Forever21 and under $20 each. The thick striped mini skirt will play up your gams, and adding this loosely fitting blouse in a great contrasting color like red will keep it classy. I would recommend a belt like the one pictured with the skirt. This look would go great with a black blazer and a black clutch. Again I would stick to gold toned jewelry(gold spiked earrings from Urban Outfitters at $58) and some type of black shoe. These outfits show a little but don't go overboard. They allow you to be sexy and classy.

I think this blue, BCBG, long sleeved bodycon dress from Macys is absolutely stunning! Its a splurge at $118, but it is perfect. The sleeves keep this body hugging dress classy and the length is the icing on the cake. It is so sexy and so classy. I would let my dress do the talking with simple earrings, maybe even diamond stud or slim hoops. I would also stick to a slimming shoe, nothing too chunky or thick. Oh I love this dress.
If you aren't into a dress that tight or fitted, ASOS.com has an great date night dress for $45. It is a light and flowy, sleeveless dress, with a cinched waist and a hi-lo hemline. It shows off a lot of skin in the arms and legs and shows off the small of the waist cinching in the perfect spot. It is super classy and sexy and would pair great with a colored blazer or some statement jewelry. Both of the blazers are from Macys INC line. The yellow is on sale at $66 and the blue goes for $88. The gold and silver toned statement necklace is from UrbanOutfitters and goes for $48 and the other items are from Rachel Roy's line at Macys. Each of her items of jewelry come in under $45.
 
 Remember, when you go out on a date, keep it classy and sexy. Don't show all of your assets with one outfit. Stick to the "less is more" motto for a high level of comfort and fashion. Hopefully your next date night out will start with a casually charming outfit for a fabulous evening!

6 comments:

  1. I'm not big on dresses, except for Maxis, but I am LOVING these new hi-lo dresses and skirts! I don't own one yet, but I'm thinking they'll be my next indulgence, before it gets too cold for them!!! ^_^ And I'll def have to bookmark this blog for later. ;) Thanks as always!

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  2. Hi-lo hems are perfect! They will work in fall/winter too with some cute tights underneath, a pair of booties, and a chunky sweater! YOu can become a follower on the blog by setting up a profile or by clicking the "subscribe by email" link on the bottom of the blog. Thanks!

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  3. Where can I find these hi-lo dresses? They are so cute! I want one in my life!

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  4. ASOS.com has a bunch, as well as Macys.com. They are trending right now, so almost any boutique or site you like for fashion would be carrying them. Also Forever21 has a bunch too.

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  5. I love reading your blog. do you have the blue macy's dress because i think it would be great for Turkey.

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    1. No I dont have it....but its on my wish list

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