Petite Fashion Challenge #18: What to Wear to Impress your Date!

     
This month’s PFC challenge is hosted by Easy Petite Looks. Amber says:

I think this PFC will be a lot of fun for all of us, regardless of whether we’re single or in a relationship. The single ladies should be awesome at this. ;) I’m excited to get some inspiration from you! For the taken ladies, we still need to dress up for date night (at least once in a while!!). Generally, I think we wear what makes us feel good, regardless of what other people think. But what is your secret for making your outfit a little more memorable?? Have fun with this one! Bonus points for pics taken with your dates or on a girls night out!!

When I go out, I like to wear what makes me feel confident. I don’t want to feel uncomfortable and be fussing with my clothes when I certainly have other things to worry about, like say, not embarrassing myself?? Haha. If the weather allows and if appropriate for the venue, my outfit usually involves jeans. But given that all of my denim is now in storage until September, I have to go with something else.

DSC041391 DSC04128 DSC04123T. Babaton Blazer / Ann Taylor Resort Shorts / Ann Taylor Factory Signature Pumps /Jacob Sleeveless Bow Blouse (Without the bow) / Botkier Charlotte Clutch / Material Girl and Forever21 / Forever21 Necklace

Many women like to go super flirty and girly for “date night” or girls night out, but that’s just not me. I prefer a look that is a bit more androgynous but with a touch of femininity–a little leg never hurts, right??

Check out the rest of the PFC looks here!

Everyday

Truth be told, I don’t really have any EOTDs to share right now. ATM, my life consists of waking up and going to the gym with an occasional run to Target. Hardly blog-worthy. Let’s not forget to mention that this Canadian doesn’t even want to leave the well air-conditioned apartment. I used to think all this heat and humidity was funny, now it’s just getting old and killing my fashion sense. What do I wear on those Target runs while the temps have been hitting 100F (39C)+ with the addition of some ridiculous humidity? It goes something like this:

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Goorin Brothers Hammond Fedora /Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent Dinah Sandals / Jacob Sleeveless Bow Blouse (without the bow) /H&M Leather belt /Michael Kors Runway Watch / H&M Men’s Leather Cuff / Forever21 Necklace /  Abercrombie & Fitch Denim Shorts 

 

The variations include a t-shirt and a tank and a pair of Converse on my feet. After living in DC for over three years, I still have no idea how to deal with hot and balmy weather. I used to keep myself looking somewhat fashionable and put together with scarves and blazers when I lived in the more northern areas that don’t get as much heat and the humidity isn’t as high or frequent. But now? Those items never work–I learned the hard way.  My beloved tanks and cut off jean shorts are all I care for if I don’t need to be anywhere.

What do you reach for when it’s hot out and you have nowhere important to be?

Take me to the Street Market

Because that’s what I feel like doing when I wear this fedora. It’s the closest I’ve come to finding the perfect fedora that I’ve been searching for forever. I managed to find it for $15 on Goorin.com. It’s a little bit too tall, but it actually fits my small head, so I’m not going to complain too much about it:

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 Hat: Goorin Bros. Hammond Fedora / J. Crew Cardigan / Banana Republic Cami / ASOS Patent Leather Skinny Belt / H&M Flower Pin / GAP Broken-in Skimmers / Miz Mooz Kaylee Cork Wedge Sandals / Michael Kors Runway Watch / American Apparel Medium Carry-All 

 I know my blog hasn’t been extremely exciting the last little while. I’ve been struggling with a lot of personal things as of late. I’ve been making a lot of big decisions only to have them crushed by things that are not within my control (I really just have the worst luck). So deeply frustrating and I can’t help but feel dejected most days. If it all doesn’t get even just a little bit better soon, me and the “man upstairs” are going to have to have a little chat.