Need for Color

Forever 21 top / Loft skirt / Jones New York sandals / Riley necklace / Ray Ban wayfarers 
Maybe it’s the amazing 80 degree temps that we have had here in Appalachia or possibly Cinco de Mayo, but I had a serious need for color. I was also catching dinner and a movie with the boy after work when I wore this so I wanted something a little less work-esque. This pair is one of my favorite color combos. A bright orange-red and a hot pink always make me think of a more tropical locale, specifically the colorful buildings and houses in the Caribbean. I feel like these colors are always best accompanied by brown summer sandals and gold jewelry. How do you wear this combo?

Date-night inspired fall outfit

I think there are two kinds of dressers when it comes to date-night attire. Those who wear something for their significant other and those who wear something for themselves. I would like to think I fall somewhere in between. I am in no way above trying to look good and getting attention from the man, but I don’t think there is any reason those things can’t go hand-in-hand. And so this outfit is born. I have heard a lot of fashion experts say that you only want to showcase one body part at a time otherwise it’s overwhelming. I could not agree more. With this outfit I am able to show off my legs with this skirt and the leg lengthening heels, but I am covered up on top. And that actually brings me to my favorite part of this outfit: the top. I love to wear my striped shirt, but sometimes it can look a little “Sag Harbor”. Pairing it with this colorful scarf, skirt, and high heels, I feel more Parisian than Boca Vista. Piece 2 of the outfit that I love: the scarf. Normally this would feel a little stuffy, but because I am already showing off the gams, I feel no need to show off on top. And here you have it: a fall-inspired sexy but fashionable date-night outfit. What do you wear on date nights? Do you go super sexy? Or more casual?
Ralph Lauren top; Consignment shop scarf; Ray Ban aviators; H&M skirt; J.Crew bracelet; Kenneth Cole watch; Nine West shoes; Gap belt

Date night outfit: Onsie


The race was close between my onsie and my flower dress. It was neck and neck for a while, but in the end readers, you chose my flower dress. I have to say that I certainly appreciate your opinion and you were right that my flower dress was much more appropriate for the occasion. But I think I had my heart set on wearing my onsie the whole time, which is why I took your recommendations and dressed it down with these boots and the scarf. When I took out the plunging neckline it wasn’t so bad. Right?

Reader vote: Date outfit

My boyfriend and I are celebrating our 3-year anniversary this weekend. I want to wear something really cute, but not too dressy because we are just doing dinner and a movie. Here are the two outfits I have narrowed it down to. Dear readers, please help me decide and please excuse my hair because it was a long day, and I actually had to take these photos twice because the first set came out blurry.
Outfit #1: Onsie
I would wear the onsie like this for work because unfortunately the onsie has not been approved in our dress code—even with tights.
Then for our date, I would change into my onsie and throw on some gold jewelry and a colorful cardigan. What do you think?
Outfit #2: Floral pattern dress and knee socks

These are those knee socks that I got for 50 cents at Marc’s. The dress is from Forever 21. It is supposed to be 65 degrees on Friday so either of these looks would be weather appropriate. I could even throw on my Wellies. But which outfit would you wear? Or should I tone it down and wear jeans. Jeans can be boring sometimes.