This week Pam and I are continuing our series on how we dress to hit our Style Sweet Spot. We are so excited at the response and thrilled you enjoyed it!
Last week was lunch our with girlfriends.
Now it’s dressing for a date night out, dinner and the movies with our sweetie.
Saturdays are usually busy for me. Shopping, errands, laundry, you know, all that glamorous stuff we need to do. I spent my busy day in this.
I could certainly go to dinner and the movies in this outfit. And have. But I wanted to dress up a bit because it was a date with my sweetie. Making that extra effort helps you feel confident and stylish as you head out the door.
When it was time to change to go out, here’s what I did.
I added a bit more eye shadow to give a smokey look, then put on a brighter lipstick. It’s a good idea to add stronger makeup at night because of dim restaurant lighting. Just be careful not to go overboard. For some of you, a pop of red lipstick is perfect!
I replaced my down vest with this light weight, hand painted Kimono. I’ve removed the belt and belt loops. I want the back to show without being scrunched. It looks better flowing, less like a bathrobe. It is a robe, but I never intended to wear it as one. I like the feminine feel of the satiny fabric and the 3/4 length feels graceful.
I transferred a few things to a smaller handbag. It’s an extra step, but you don’t need to carry as much on a date so it’s fun to use a little bag. Then I wrapped a long, faux pearl necklace around my wrist and added drop pearl earrings.
I changed into my ultra comfy Eileen Fisher shoes. This D’Orsay style is dressier and stays on well because of the ankle strap. The pointed toe helps elongate the look of your legs, while still wearing flats.
Then, because I know theaters are always over air-conditioned, I added a pashmina. Remember them? I kept mine and still wear them. It’s soft and cuddly. I like the contrast with the satin Kimono.
I just noticed the row of pictures behind my head is of me and my husband over the last 38 years! Fun. The one on the right is the day we got engaged.
I chose a pashmina that picks up a color from the lotus flower in my Kimono. It’s a strong pink that looks feminine, but not pale. Women over 50 need to be very careful of pastels. They can wash out our complexions and make us look older.
The pashmina will likely stay in the car during dinner but be cozy to wear in the theater.
I spritz on some perfume and I’m ready to go. I’ve hit that Sweet Spot where I feel comfortable, confident and dressed for the occasion.
How do you dress for date night? I’d love you to join the conversation and share with us.
How do you hit your Style Sweet Spot?
Now please visit Pam and see what she is wearing for date night out. How she hits her Style Sweet Spot!
Style Your Day Beautifully,
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