Category Archives: style thoughts

style thoughts | date night

ladies, when was the last time you got dolled up to go on a proper date?

i’m generally pretty low-key about dates. especially in the early stages of a relationship, i’m happy to get to know someone in a more casual atmosphere (over coffee, at a concert, while wandering an art gallery). however, i absolutely love to get dressed up for fancier outings. ¬†and on those rare evenings, my go-to look is a simple black dress, heels, and a pop of red lipstick.

date night

style thoughts | closet essentials

ever since i graduated college, i’ve been phasing out the trendier pieces in my wardrobe and trying to collect more classic pieces. (this has been especially critical since moving into a studio apartment with limited closet space). that’s not to say i don’t get swept up in some of the fads (i have a penchant for flamenco ruffled skirts) but it’s always nice to have versatile pieces that i know will last me several years. this week, i thought i’d share some of my wardrobe essentials.

closet essentials

clockwise:
– a tailored blazer
– a khaki trench
– dark over-sized sunglasses
– pearl studs
– a black dress that can go from an office look with a blazer to date night with a statement necklace
– sturdy, classic black pumps that can be worn to work or out on the town
– patterned scarves
– a longchamp tote (really any black tote, but i’ve been living out of my longchamp lately)
– a flattering pair of skinny jeans
– a striped tunic