I’m all about fun date night looks, so when I found this lace and ruffles top at Nordstrom, I just knew I had to have it!
I was so excited about the top, in fact, that the day after I bought it, I snagged my photographer (aka, Jay) and immediately took pictures of it, edited them, and had the post ready to go! Only to realize that the shirt wasn’t online! And if you follow me on Snapchat (erinchoward), then you know I had a little griping session because of this #fashionbloggerfail. I was seriously super discouraged because I was so proactive about the post and was SO excited to share the top with y’all… To the point where Jay had to tell me to stop freaking out about it and that everything would be okay. To which I responded, “I just need to be upset about this for a minute.” (Yes, I’m a drama queen.)
Welp, lo and behold, a few days ago I was searching through Nordstrom’s website and saw that this top was featured as “New”. I had just picked it up in-store so quickly that they hadn’t even listed it online yet! So it turns out, Jay’s speech about not freaking out and how I should chill out a little bit actually had some truth to it. I was reluctant to tell him about the shirt being available online because I knew he’d have that know-it-all grin once I did. After I told him, I gave him just a few minutes to gloat and do his I-told-you-so dance – haha.
Anyways, back to business: Here are a few little fashion tips for you based on my outfit:
- If you ever have a top that’s super feminine and you want to make it a bit more edgy, balance out the look with your bottoms and shoes. Distressed denim or faux leather pants will absolutely do the trick. And adding an edgy shoe (leather boots/booties, caged heels, pointed-toe heels) will help too!
- If you think a piece of clothing is a little too light for the season (like my grey/white top), darken a few of your other pieces to balance it out. For this look, I chose darker denim, black heels, a black necklace, and even darker lipstick to pull it all together for more of a fall look!
Any time I can look both feminine and a bit edgy for date night, I go for it!
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Are you guys as obsessed with this lace and ruffles top as I am?! What are some of your favorite date night looks? Talk to me in the comments!