Lovely in Lace: Black Lace Bralette, Double Breasted Long-line Blazer, Super High Waist Skinny Trousers, Valentino Rockstud Patent Leather Caged Sandals, Red Patent Leather Clutch and Pearl Accent Chandelier Earrings


There’s just nothing I love more than a proper Saturday date night (hmm…maybe a little Sunday Brunch and shopping, but you guys get the point). A few weekends ago, Bugsy and I were heading to a new trendy spot in Chelsea for dinner and I couldn’t wait to wear a few pieces I recently picked up for the slightly warmer weather (I am soooooooo over the heavy layering).  And, like most of my Saturday nights out in NYC, I opted for an all black look, but with a little extra touch of drama.  Here’s how I put the look together.

I was dying to wear my new black lace bralette/bustier top with sweetheart neckline, but because of it’s cropped silhouette and nude underlay, I knew I had to pair the top with the right pieces to avoid looking too naked or like I walked out in lingerie.  After all, the weather wasn’t quite Spring-like yet and no lady wants to stand out at dinner as the too naked girl.  To be sure I wouldn’t show too much of my midriff, I wore a pair of super high-waisted skinny black trousers with side hem zips (I absolutely LOVE these 2-in-1 trousers  — zip for a skinny silhouette or unzip for a bootcut silhouette) that only left a little sliver of skin.  I wore the hem of the trousers unzipped to give me the illusion of a little more height and to show off my Valentino Rockstud caged pumps that Bugsy bought me for Valentine’s Day (swoooooon).  To balance out the sexiness of the lace top, I went for a little menswear inspiration with a longline double-breasted black blazer with slight shoulder pads.  For accessories, I carried a bright red patent leather clutch for a pop of color, wore a bright red lip to match, and finally, injected a little Dolce & Gabbana vibe with a pair of  pearl chandelier earrings (because nothing is more Dolce than lace and pearls).

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Top | Zara Lace Bralette || Blazer | Zara Double- Breasted Jacket with Button Fastening || Pants | High Waist Skinny Trousers || Shoes | Valentino Rockstud Patent Leather Caged Sandals || Bag | Vintage Zac Posen, similar styles here, here and here || Earrings | Vintage, similar styles here, here and here

Photography | MM

Location | Bryant Park & W.R. Grace Building


P.S. For this week’s look, Tokes and I were tasked with trying out new and more thoughtful poses for her portraiture class assignment.  With Pinterest and Instagram references handy, yoga-like posing and some seriously uncomfortable contortions in the middle of midtown Manhattan, I think we did it and I am thrilled about the results.  Thank you Tokie for your patience and talented eye. <3 Note to Self: It is very unlikely that you’ll ever be able to mimic Karlie Kloss with any success, but it’s still fun to try.


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