Fashion

Fancy Fall Date Night Outfit

I said I wouldn’t do many date night outfits because I don’t go on very many dates, but I just keep finding pretty dresses that would be so perfect for a fancy date night. Sue me.

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I found this dress at Target a few weeks ago and just about cried when I saw it. It’s absolutely stunning in every aspect. I especially love the colors. The teal is calling my name! I love the watercolor florals and don’t even get me started on the pleats. The dress is just beautiful and so I had to feature it for you!

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As far as styling goes, I think this dress is very versatile. It really makes me feel creative honestly. In my photos, I decided to style it with some nude strappy sandals with a suede moto jacket (similar) for a more casual but still fancy look. I found these gorgeous teal heels and I think they would look so good with this and a pearl necklace for something a little more formal. You could also dress this down with a denim jacket and sandals for a more casual girly night.

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I also think adding even more color to this with some accessories would be such a fun but still classy look. Some yellow or red added as a necklace, bag or shoe seems very fitting to me! Even some metallic accessories would be great for a fall wedding!

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This dress can be styled SO many different ways for all kinds of occasions and I am fangirling way harder than I should over it.

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Beauty

Going Out Makeup Look

I went out a few weeks ago and did this makeup look and I thought it was so pretty and easy to do so I thought I would share it with you all! I think it’s perfect also transitioning into fall also. I went out to a restaurant and club for a friend’s birthday so I wanted to look glam and this is what I came up with. Enjoy!!

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I started out with a bare face of course!

Since I didn’t get very tan this summer, my Nars foundation has been working very well for me still. Once my base was all done I added my Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer under my eyes to hide the bags and brighten up my eye area. After that I set with my Laura Mercier powder under my eyes and a powder foundation for my face.

After setting my face, I went it with my Too Faced Dark Chocolate Soleil Bronzer which has been my favorite bronzer for YEARS. It’s honestly the only one I’ll ever use. I used a limited edition blush palette from Smashbox for my blush also.

For my highlighter, you know I love the BECCA highlighters! They are just so pretty. Today I used the Shimmering Skin Perfector in Smoky Quartz on my cheekbones and my nose. After that I filled in my eye brows with my Anastasia Brow Definer in Ebony and set them with a clear mascara from Maybelline.

For my eye look I used the Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette and again, it’s the only one I ever use because the colors are nice and warm which I think works really well for my skin tone. Remember, I basically never wear make up so I’m not fond of having a million palettes! Using a flat shader brush, I packed “Low Blow” from the palette all over my lids and up into my crease. For the outer corner, I packed on the color “Cayenne” which is a pretty dark reddish brown.

After that I added a VERY thin sweep of black liquid liner on my top lid. I finished off the look by adding my two favorite mascaras: Too Faced Better Than Sex on the top and the L’Oreal Volumnious Carbon Black to top and bottom. On my lips I used the color “Stepping Out” from Smashbox Matte liquid lipsticks. Then we’re ALL DONE! It’s so pretty and easy and I hope you think so too!

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OOTN: Summer Date Night

Even though I am not currently going on any dates, I shot this outfit with the intention of using for it something else. But I realized it was actually a really cute date night outfit, so I thought I’d offer up some date night outfit inspiration for you.

I literally never know what to wear on dates because I get stuck on how casual is too casual? Or how dressy is too dressy? But then I also remember that if I want the person to like me, I have to dress like myself. If that’s a deal breaker, then it wasn’t meant to be and I probably got a free dinner out of it, so I’m still a winner.

Right now for the summer, you really can’t go wrong with a fun slip dress and you can dress it up or down with platforms or sandals. I love to wear heels and pretend like I’m tall so I’ll definitely opt for some platform sandals. Add on a small purse or crossbody bag to hold all your essentials and you’re all set! Go get yourself some free dinner!

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Dress: Urban Outfitters / Shoes: Steve Madden / Bag: Gucci

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