Date Night Chic

I have enjoyed the last week at the beach. I can always think of a million things I need to be doing at home, but when I finally get settled at the beach house, none of them seem to take precedence. The highlight of my holiday weekend (plus a few extra days) was spending low key time with my husband, and reading Amanda Brook’s second book, Always Pack A Party Dress. It is a great summer/beach read.

So summer is officially here. What do you wear for a chic but casual date night? You do not want or need to wear a silk dress, but you also want it to be more than blue jeans and a t. shirt.

This was my choice for a dinner date outfit with panache:

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The vest is Isabel Marant. I bought it at Curve when I was in L.A. in April. I love it, because I have seen it other places, but never in cream (ecru), always in black. I do like it in black, see below,  cream is great for warm summer evenings and black would be more practical for wearing year-round.

Notice  it can be worn with or without the rope belt.

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The other great part of this outfit, is the suede sandals. Suede sandals are everywhere this summer. Stop thinking about suede as a material for fall and winter. Summer suede is so smart.Screen Shot 2016-05-25 at 5.59.26 PM

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Because the vest is so extraordinary, everything else is about the outfit is basic black. You don’t want anything taking away from the exceptional vest.

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Embroidered, studded, beaded, and sequined #KirboStyle

Vest: Isabel Marant Blaine Embellished on sale, act quick!

Tank: Free People

Jeans: Mother Cropped Ankle Fray

Shoes: Barneys New York

Sunglasses: Tom Ford

Bracelet: Gucci here in Silver  Saint Laurent Similar and on Sale And Similar Here

Photography: Deborah Celecia Wagoner

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Here are some other Chic Date Night Pieces:

 Isabel Marant Chaz Light Silk Bourette Blouse in Ecru

Isabel Marant Sabriel Embroidered Cotton twill jacket in Ecru

This Velvet Embellished Stud Jacket is a great piece I promise you will come back to time and time again!!! Wear it with leather leggings or jeans and a black camisole. ON SALE!!

Anna Sui Lace- Chambray Top: On Sale -Team with directional denim and platform sandals.

And below are great Summer Suede Sandals:

Barneys Fania Wedge Sandal Black Suede I love these!!

Joie Lace- up Suede Espadrilles Wedges in 4 great colors and on sale. I love the Whiskey and Skylark.

Loeffler Randall Suede Wedge Sandal.. You know I love this color it will work with everything! On Sale

RAYE Layla Heel in Black or Tan Suede

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Tell me how you do Summer Time Chic?

 

 

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