Nothing says I am ready for date night quite like a LBD ♥ Although I am currently single, one of the only things I enjoy about dating is being able to get dressed up for a nice night out. Whether it is dinner at the newest LA hotspot or heading to a comedy show or concert, I tend to dress for success haha :p What can I say, I am a girly girl through and through 😉
Wearing a Little Black Dress has been my go to for every special occasion (big or small) since it is just timeless + classic. You can never go wrong with a great LBD and then just add a blazer, a moto or denim jacket or a cardigan to dress the look up or down – one key piece with the ability to be styled multiple ways…what gets better than that?
I actually found this floral cardigan for only $10 at Burlington (it’s Philosophy and I was pretty stunned / thrilled when I found i on the clearance rack). When you aren’t sure of where your date may be or even if you will be heading out after work, I like to layer a cardigan with a little black dress so the ensemble is classy but not overly dressy and leaves a little room for a casual feel as well (just pick shoes to best match your mood of course :p).
This pairing is somewhat in between ‘dressy‘ and ‘casual‘ making it a great look to replicate with just a few signature pieces you will want to mix + match within your wardrobe for the rest of 2017!
The lighting is a little off in these shots because I made the mistake of venturing out to shoot during the day…bad idea haha Now I know why although it is a pain in the you know what, it is well worth it to wake up at 5am to shoot first thing in the morning before the sun is too bright 😉 #TheStruggleIsReal If you ever thought blogging was a walk in the park, let me be the first to tell ya…it’s not :p
Despite the lighting, the look itself is on point…
I can’t honestly remember where I purchased this dress but I found a few similar options below along with two cardigan options since mine was a stroke of luck clearance find that I haven’t been able to track down online anywhere else.
All options are budget friendly at under $50!
I kept my shoes + bag classic black and simple as well – you can never go wrong with the basics 😉
I finally made it to the Getty (ok…maybe I actually made it to the Getty like over a month ago but I am just posting this now…#oops :P) Well better late than never right? haha I went to the Getty for the first time since moving to LA with Kristi and Joel (who I haven’t seen in forever!) and took some great shots wearing a winter to spring transition look 🙂
The Getty Museum is absolutely gorgeous! While I didn’t actually check out the museum (because come on…let’s be honest…we were there just to snap photos haha typical bloggers for ya). The grounds and buildings are stunning. It was something I never would have been able to experience in NY, it was definitely a great place to shoot and I can’t wait to go back and actually experience everything the Getty has to offer (not in blogger mode lol).
Summer may technically be over (today is actually the first day of fall) but I still have a warm weather state of mind 😉 This halter dress (similar style linked here) has been a staple of me all summer long (and it probably will be in fall as well). This is my date night go to / girls night out wear! I love how flattering this silhouette is and it can easily be transitioned for fall with a chic cardigan or classic blazer!Another summer staple I am transitioning to fall — these nude ankle strap heels! These are the perfect year round shoes! The nude hue elongates the legs and can instantly dress up any look.