When it comes time to find an occasion dress, cocktail dress, or a date night look, my go-to color is navy. I’m a navy girl through & through. I love that it still has that glam, evening feel, but somehow doesn’t feel as harsh as black. In fact, navy feels classy, classic, & very feminine. Another great thing about navy is that it plays well with so many of my favorite colors & can be worn all year long. Some of the best colors to pair with navy this time of year are white, green, tan, & yellow.
This LND is the epitome of a date night look. Would you believe me if I told you it was only $20?! I know! What a steal! I love the high neck with the sheer lace combined with the very classy mini length. It’s not too short making it easy to sit in comfortably. Phew! The winning features on this dress for me though have to be the ruffle sleeves & ruffle trim on the bottom. Such classically feminine details making it a must have item in my wardrobe.
Cute & Flirty
A dress like this can easily be dressed up or down making it the perfect dress for any occasion. I wanted this date night look to be both cute & flirty. As I mentioned before, I love the color pairing of navy & green, so I wanted to add some subtle green accents to complete this look. My new palm leaf raffia block heels fit this look so well bringing a bit of green to the outfit. The raffia block heels also have a way of being both dressy & casual at the same time if that’s even possible. For a touch of glam, I wore my Kate Spade bright green earrings packed with a bit of sparkle. As I said in my previous post, I like to add my own personal flair to my outfits & a great way to do that is with a clear bag like the one I’m wearing. It’s fun to think about the colors & aesthetics of the contents of my bag to really complete my look.
Typically, we think the perfect date night look features the one & only little black dress. For this playful & casual Valentine’s Day look, I want to re-imagine that look for a fun daytime outfit. Instead of black, I chose a navy dress. Navy is a classic color that has a much more daytime appropriate feel. I highly recommend adding a little navy dress into your wardrobe if you don’t have one already. This dress is probably the most worn dress I own! The playful & casual Valentine wears her LND. Let’s see how she accessorizes this look & what kind of date she wears this look to.
The playful & casual Valentine wears her LND layered over a sweet high neck cream top. She is cutesy & is not afraid of a little cheese, so she comes prepared with homemade valentines in her clear purse for both decor & to give to her valentine. Pink statement earrings are a must & she finds the perfect pink lipstick to match. She knows her navy kitty flats will be cute & comfortable as well as a great conversational piece.
This outfit can be worn to many different kinds of dates. I imagine these love birds wandering through an old book store where they each find books that spark their interests & let their imaginations run wild. They exchange valentines & blush at each other’s sweet & cheesy words to one another. Then they spend hours in their favorite coffee shop reading their new books, holding hands, & sipping on warm cortados.