Stylin: Date Night at Anisette

Part of the fun of enjoying a meal is dressing for it. The right outfit sets the mood. I think the food just tastes better when I’m dressed appropriately for the occation. My ensemble for a night out with the girls is very different from the one I would wear to a Sunday boozy brunch. Here, I’ll show you how I style myself for all sorts of different meals.

The first stop I made when I was shopping for an outfit for engagement photos was Bloomingdales.  While I didn’t find anything for the pictures, I did walk away with some fabulous high-waisted, wide-leg pants from Aqua (no longer in stock – $54).  They have a pinstripe and bow tie in the front and are fabulous.  They give the coverage I need in transitional weather but are light and breezy enough to wear in the most humid of months.  Statement pants like this are a perfect day-to-night piece.  They are office appropriate but shapely enough in the right areas to play well in a sultry bar after work.

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Look how they swing when I walk!

I paired my pants with a ruffled, sleeveless tuxedo top from H&M (old – $10) and nude d’orsay pumps from Anne Klein ($50).  It was a simple look, but it makes a statement.  One that says I’m a career woman who has my stuff together, but I’m not too rigid.

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Since the outfit was vaguely Parisian, it was perfect for a date night at Anisette, a French bistro not too far from our apartment.  No need for many accessories – just some slim silver bangles collected over the years and pearl drop earrings (from Stella & Dot – a gift).  Thanks to neutral colors, this outfit does a lot of talking without being too loud, which, incidentally, is how I like my date night conversation.

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