Black, white & a little leopard

Last week, I was asked by a reader, Alice, for a nice dinner outfit idea. My rule when getting dressed for a big meal (regardless how fancy the restaurant may be) is that my outfit must allow for a potential food baby! I don’t like feeling uncomfortably full at the dinner table since I’d much rather be 100% engaged in conversation and enjoy the food, so I always try to avoid wearing anything tight or constraining against my waist. Save your skinny jeans and belts for another day, and opt for loose-fitting tops with leggings or dresses with flared skirts instead.


A winter white coat coat always dresses up and instantly adds elegance to any outfit — perfect for a date night!



Now, I know I said to leave your belts at home if you’re planning on consuming a lot of food, but if your belt is stretchy you can make an exception. Stretchy belts will allow for constant comfort throughout your meal without having to duck into the bathroom and loosening up the buckle!





Giveaway Winner

Thank you to everyone who entered my giveaway last week! It was fun reading everyone’s favorite Gazel pieces. Debra was the lucky winner, so a big congrats to her!

Outfit details

Jacket: Francesca’s Collections (similar here)
Dress: Paper Crown by Lauren Conrad
Shoes: Enzo Angiolini (similar here)
Bag: Michael Kors (similar here)
– Chanel necklace
– Vintage belt
– Rings from Melinda Maria (old), Svelte Metals, Gorjana, Gamine, Stella & Dot
Chanel ‘Taboo’ nail polish

Photographer: Nicole Jeanne (aka elegant lil lady)

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  • Reply Honestly Fitness

    Thank you for doing this post!! I love the elegant combo of the black dress and the white coat. Great tips and inspiration for what to wear to a nice restaurant.
    And thank you for the link to my blog 🙂 xx

    March 3, 2014 at 12:57 pm
  • Reply bohoclub

    Reblogged this on White Lies.

    March 3, 2014 at 10:00 pm
  • Reply bohoclub

    Perfect, love the details and accessories!

    March 3, 2014 at 10:00 pm
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