Happy Thursday, guys!
More importantly, actually, HAPPY FEBRUARY FIRST!! I thought January would NEVER END. Is it just me or was this like, the longest January of all time? I’m hoping February flies by super fast (luckily it usually does because of Valentine’s Day and Neal’s birthday–two very exciting things we love to celebrate!) I’m ready for March and Spring to be here already. (Although, let’s not kid ourselves, March is definitely still winter in Chicago 😳)
Speaking of Valentine’s Day, a couple days ago, I asked you guys via Insta stories whether you wanted to see Valentine’s Day themed outfits before the holiday (i.e. pink and red outfits), or if you just wanted to see regular date night outfits you could wear any time of year. I had a sneaky suspicion that you would choose the second option, and I was right–it won by a landslide 😂
The good news: these three outfits actually satisfy BOTH camps, because my favorite new faux leather jacket just happens to be a beautiful neutral with a hint of blush–and it’s the perfect date night staple no matter what time of the year it is, or what holiday is coming up! Keep on scrollin’ for three ways I like to wear it for a night out–whether you’re with the girls, or for a date!
Jacket: BB Dakota c/o Shopbop–comes in lot’s of colors, too! Also available at Nordstrom. They also have an all-suede version that is so cute, too! Jeans: J.Brand Maria jeans (also love Abercrombie’s high-waisted skinny jeans!), Lace camisole: Abercrombie (it’s seriously SO cute, and so affordable you can get several colors! I also love LOFT and Sezane’s lace trim camisoles! If you prefer classic silk without the lace, Everlane makes a really pretty version. Boots: Dolce Vita Cassius booties (still fully stocked at Zappos! They come in black and dark grey, too! SO comfy and run TTS) Their “Stevie” booties are also super similar available at Nordstrom as well!
The combination of a lace cami, skinny jeans, and a leather jacket have become kind of my date-night uniform lately! It works for any season–just swap out your shoes based on the weather!
There are endless combinations you can make with this jacket–I think the color is the perfect pretty neutral, and the fit and cut is a lot more feminine than you would normally get with a leather (or faux leather) jacket! It comes in so many colors (I’m also in love with the beautiful off-white color, which would also be perfect for spring!) They also have an all-suede version for just a few more dollars that I’ll link below as well!
Shop BB Dakota Jackets:
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Dress: Leith wrap dress (comes in SO many colors! I’m wearing a size Small which is one size bigger than I typically wear, so if you don’t want it super tight, go a size up. For a tighter fit, order your normal size). Also available in a sleeveless version too, which is great to wear all seasons (for winter, just layer a cardigan over the top!) Jacket: BB Dakota c/o Shopbop–comes in lot’s of colors, too! Also available at Nordstrom. They also have an all-suede version that is so cute, too! Boots: Steve Madden Gabbie Boots (also available in black!)
You’ve seen this dress a couple times over the past year, for good reason! It’s great for all seasons (the sleeveless version is even more perfect for summer!) It’s insanely comfortable, and best of all, SO flattering. Because of the ruching on the sides, it flatters your figure, emphasizes your curves and achieves the near-impossible feat of being form-fitting and tummy disguising at the same time. (This is due to the ruching at the waist! Sneaky!)
Remember my new OTK boots from last week’s outfit post? They look just as cute with jeans! They really are the prettiest boots–I especially love the shape of the toe and the perfect in-between height of the heel. I walked all around downtown in them the first time I wore them and they were insanely comfortable–not one blister!
Shop The Leith Ruched Dress:
Jacket: BB Dakota c/o Shopbop–comes in lot’s of colors, too! Also available at Nordstrom. They also have an all-suede version that is so cute, too! Jeans: Black Levi’s 721 jeans–available on Amazon! Huzzah! (also come in a distressed version that is super cute!) Pumps: Sam Edelman (I have the slingback old version but these are basically the same with a regular back!) I also love this chunky rounded toe version! I love Sam Edelman shoes, they are so comfortable and I’ve had mine for years and they’re still one of my biggest go-to’s for so many occasions from date night to weddings! Earrings: c/o Baublebar (come in several colors, too!) Tee: Halogen (it’s reversible and only $39!)
Last but not least, you can never go wrong with black on black! The pop of neutral color in the jacket combined with the fun statement earrings from Baublebar add just enough fun and personality without being overkill.
The black tee is the same as you saw in this post–it’s reversible, and one of my favorite purchases that I’ve made this month. I know I’ll be wearing it well into spring!
I wear these pumps paired with jeans for almost every date night we go on and I often wear them for weddings as well! They’re really comfortable and if you want a pair of classic pumps that will last you for years, these are them!