Spring Suede in Nashville
Hello, and welcome back to 22 Days of Spring Fashion! It’s Day 13, for anyone who is keeping track, and this is an outfit I wore out to dinner with my husband when we were in Nashville a few weeks ago. We stopped on our way to the restaurant to snap these pictures.
I think some people feel bad for Paul when they hear me say that we shot a bunch of outfits when we travel. I promise, I don’t lead him around by the nose. He actually enjoys photography; it’s a hobby of his. (He shoots a lot more than my outfits!)
But since this trip was over his birthday, I actually offered to hire a photographer in Nashville so he wouldn’t have to be “on duty.” When I suggested that, he was like, “But why? I’m right here.” So there you go.
Don’t get me wrong, sometimes we get cranky with one another… the night we shot this outfit is a perfect example. I didn’t like the background, and we were running out of daylight, and I was being kind of difficult.
He wasn’t taking my crap (one reason I love him) and we bickered a bit, and I apologized and agreed to cooperate and trust him.
After we tried a few different spots, we gave up and started walking to the restaurant. When we got there, it happened to be the perfect backdrop for the pictures. He pulled the camera out again and started shooting, and we got the shots.
Five minutes later we were seated and back in date night mode.
That’s the funny thing about our photo shoots. Sometimes it’s smooth sailing, but sometimes we end up squabbling over something — usually I’m being impatient or picky — but once we’re done, it’s like it never happened.
Can you guess which pictures were taken near the restaurant and which ones I didn’t like? I included some of both in this post.
So anyway, let’s discuss this outfit. I’ve worn all these pieces before at one time or another, but I never put them all together before.
You’re probably sick of seeing my AG legging ankle jeans, but I do wear them a lot. I particularly like them with lighter colors because they’re kind of a mid-wash — not too dark and not too light.
These shoes are my Vince Camuto Kensa perforated peep-toe booties. I really love them. They’re super comfortable, and they go with so many spring and summer outfits.
If you want to see another styling option, I wore it with the same jeans, a white silk cami, and blush suede pumps a few weeks ago.
I love this outfit because it’s basically a t-shirt and jeans turned up a notch. Just throw on a moto jacket, some fun shoes, a few accessories, and you have a date night outfit that’s just as comfortable as what you wear to bum around the house.
This bag was a Shopbop sale purchase, and it’s great for those times when you want a smaller bag that still holds a lot. This silhouette (with the front flap, top handle, and crossbody strap) is trending right now, and it strikes a nice balance between ladylike and edgy.
I love the clean lines and minimalistic styling, and I also love that the interior is unlined. It’s the same leather on the inside as it is on the out.
It’s divided inside, which is kind of nice in a way, but I do feel that it doesn’t hold as much as it looks like it should. It works well for me, though. It holds my full-size wallet along with my phone and a few odds and ends like a Kleenex purse pack, lipstick, and face powder.
Altogether, this is the type of dressed-up casual outfit I love to wear when I go out to eat or to an event where I want to take my typical girl-next-door jeans-and-tee ensemble up a notch.
The suede moto gives the overall look an edgy vibe, but the light color is unexpected and more feminine than black or cognac. The block heel booties dress it up but are still practical for the walking that’s necessary when you’re in an urban setting, and of course the jeans and t-shirt are closet basics that work for so many occasions.
BLANKNYC Suede Moto Jacket // similar pink tee // AG raw hem legging ankle jeans // Vince Camuto Kensa peep-toe booties (similar here and here) // Loeffler Randall minimal rider satchel (similar for less / even less) // Stella & Dot Aurelia necklace
Cyndi is taking a break from spring outfits this week while she’s on her cruise (#lucky) but I’m going to keep going since I already have 5 outfits in my queue, and I always worry about things selling out if I wait to long to post them.
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