Summer Fashion: Date Night in Pastels

I put this outfit together last week for my birthday dinner and our evening at Longwood Gardens, and I love it so much I thought it deserved a dedicated post.

Summer Casual Date Night Outfit: mint skinnies, embellished tank, wedge sandals with Lexi Bucket in Cuoio

I ordered the embellished tank top on a whim from White House Black Market a while back, and I even put together a “flat lay” outfit for my Instagram, but I never had a chance to wear it till last week. The star-like embellishments, vented sides, and slightly high-low hem make this tank a little extra special. I love that it can work for day or night.

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This time, rather than pairing the top with blue jeans, I wore my mint skinnies. Actually, I can never decide if should call these mint green or light blue. The color is called “Beach House” for what it’s worth. They’re no longer available in that color, but I did find a similar pair here.

Summer Casual Date Night Outfit: mint skinnies, embellished tank, wedge sandals with Lexi Bucket in Cuoio

I bought this whole stack of textured bangles at Francesa’s a few years ago. They were super cheap, and I LOVE THEM. I wear them a lot when I’m dressing up.

bracelets

When I was accessorizing this outfit, I first tried to layer some of my gold bracelets, but I will say it straight out. I love the look of “arm candy” and layering bracelets, but I feel like such a dunce at it. I often revert to this big stack of thin textured bangles when I want a statement on my wrist, but I don’t want it to look like I emptied my jewelry box out onto my arm. Haha! What can I say, it works for me. Unfortunately I don’t have a link to them, and I haven’t really found anything like them. The closest I can come up with are these textured bangles, and you would need to buy several sets to get the same look. If you ever DO see a set like this, snatch them up. I promise, you will thank me!!

Summer Casual Date Night Outfit: mint skinnies, embellished tank, wedge sandals with Lexi Bucket in Cuoio

Finally, I’m excited to tell you that the Lexi Bucket in Cuoio is now back in stock. I LOVE this color. It’s such a great neutral for summer, but it should carry me well into fall. It’s still on sale for $250, marked down from $375. Definitely an investment, but it’s such a quality bag. I know I’ll carry it for years.

Summer Casual Date Night Outfit: mint skinnies, embellished tank, wedge sandals with Lexi Bucket in Cuoio

Outfit Details: V-Neck Embellished Linen Slub Tank // Paige Verdugo Ankle Skinnies in Beach House (similar) // Sam Edelman Romy Wedge Sandals (similar) // 3-disc necklace via Rocksbox // S&D Reverie Chandelier Earrings // textured bangles (similar) // Kate Spade Laurie Sunnies // Lexi Bucket in Cuoio

 

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