A Bolder Shoulder // high-low skirt + sweetheart neckline

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

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Street-influenced style with a couture spin is the look of the season. So I took that trend a step further and added my own version of polish to a date night ensemble. And while it's not really a fusion of uptown/downtown, it's certainly a look that'll turn heads no matter WHERE you are. 
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Although this is a date night look, you don't have to JUST reserve a dramatic skirt for after dark. This statement bottom looks fabulous with everything from t-shirts to sexy off-the-shoulder tops. But it also creates a killer evening outfit with virtually zero effort. Just look at how it drapes and flows - it's a date night no-brainer for sure! 
zara high low skirt
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My secret to this flawlessly tucked-in top? It's not tucked in at all! And it's actually a bodysuit rather than a top - did I fool anyone? At this point, the wonders and magic of the bodysuit are pretty well known, and for good reason. I myself am obsessed with bodysuits as they make getting dressed a cinch. I love the special touches this one has - like the sweetheart neckline and off-the-should detailing. It's pretty & polished, and will never look sloppy.  
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There are so many things about this heel that I love. It's suede - aka perfect for fall - it has a block heel, which makes it super easy to walk in, and it dresses up any outfit without trying too hard. When at a loss for what shoes to wear, just remember that you can never go wrong with a straight-forward ankle-strap heel. 
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Similar to my stylish yet no-fuss footwear, a simple patent leather clutch is a closet essential for a variety of reasons. A style like this is chic, sleek, and extremely versatile. And bonus - this one fits my wallet, keys, AND more than a few lipsticks...because, you know, being prepared is important. 
pink floral high low skirt zara
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When styling an eye-catching neckline like the one my bodysuit has, keeping jewelry to a minimum is your best plan of action. While I didn't want to overwhelm my look with a necklace, a look-at-me earring served as the perfect finishing touch to elegantly top off this outfit. 
crystal dangle earrings
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Using Urban Decay's Naked 3 palette, which features rose golds and shades of purple, I gave myself a romantic smoky eye. See the flecks of pink on my lids? I wanted to subtly tie in my makeup to my skirt and give off an overall flirty feel. 
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This is one of my favorite looks. Wearing it around New York City, I felt comfortable, beautiful, and confident. And while it's a bit more daring than I typically go for, I think that's what made me fall in love with it. After all, stepping OUT of your comfort zone is the best way to discover your true self. 
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Photos by Antonio Owens 
[skirt: Zara (old, but I also like this one) // bodysuit: Express (similar look here) // heels: Ann Taylor (super similar pair here) // clutch: Hobo (I also like this one) // earrings: Ann Taylor (I also like this pair) // amethyst bangle: David Yurman // heart tag bracelet: Tiffany & Co. // cuff: Ted Baker // lipstick: Bare Pop by Clinique // eyeshadow: Naked 3 palette by Urban Decay]

Of course I couldn't call this a "date night" outfit without testing it out as such first. And I am happy to report that yes, this is a *tested* and approved date night look - would I ever steer you wrong? 

I wore this beautiful number out to an Italian restaurant/wine bar on the Upper Eastside with my longtime boyfriend. And not only did his jaw drop just a little when he first saw me, but I felt like a true princess the entire night! Now if that's not proof enough of a fantastic date night look, then I don't know what is! Oh, and I did I mention that our waitress complimented my outfit? Because she did ;)
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 // SHOP // 


7 comments:

  1. I like this mix, the skirt is gorgeous and the top looks great on you!

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  2. Amazing top and skirt! Perfect look!


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  3. You fooled me, had no idea it was a bodysuit! I really like that skirt, it's a unique print!

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  4. Oh, Kat! <3
    I am so in love with the beautiful, beautiful top/bodysuit you are wearing here - it is truly stunning! I really like the outfit combination you created as it has so much elegance and femininity. And, of course, as per usual you are nailing with the accessories and makeup. I have one word to say - beautiful! <3

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