Dates, Dates, Dates!

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If you've been paying ANY attention to any of my personal social media, then you'll know that Stella has, in fact, gotten her groove back! Okurrr?! I have legit spent the last ten years of my life working on my education and career goals with little to no attention on my personal life.  As I'm sailing into my 30's (October's Very Own), I decided that it was time for me to really spend some time paying attention to my love life and friendships.  

With that being said, I am gearing up for my last little round of Summer dates.  Since I was planning my own looks, I thought I'd share some of my ideas for these late August and early September date nights. 

CASUAL DATE

For a casual date night, I like to be comfortable.  Though heels can work with just about any look, going flat works too. My first casual date look is somewhat unexpected. I am totally here for a bodycon tank dress with a denim jacket. It's fun and effortless and can be dressed up or down. Don't own a bodycon dress? Throw on a bodycon skirt with a tank and a denim shirt in a print. 

For my second casual look, I'm going super classic: white top and jeans. Though I DO love this simple look with a pair of heels (preferably printed and open toe), a cute pair of metallic loafers or pointed toe flats work too. Because I love ladylike details, I would opt for a sheer or lace top with longsleeves, but throw on a chic tank or short sleeve blouse if that's your thing. Keep it simple on the accessories. 

DRESSY DATE

Though I love movie night or hanging out at putt-putt golf where I can dress a bit more casual, I am a girl's girl at my core; I LOVE To dress up! The quickest thing to throw on for a dinner date is a maxi dress. If sexy is your thing,  find a dress with a low cut neckline. If prints are your go-to, then a floral maxi is perfect. And if you're a bit more traditional, black is easy and can be accessorized however you like.

Everyone who knows me knows that I love juxtaposition when dressing, so hard and soft are totally my thing. One of the easiest ways to achieve this aesthetic is with leather and mesh.  Keep this look classy by rocking a monochromatic palette.  And don't worry, you can always put a black tank underneath your sheer top to keep it modest. Opt for pants or a great midi skirt with black pumps for a look that'll turn heads.

Which look would you rock this weekend?  What are some of your favorite date night ideas? Comment below and let me know.