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).
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
LOVE – M.Y.
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.