Last weekend, we found ourselves kidless for a few hours on Friday night, so we made spontaneous plans to go out to eat with friends. I received this mixed media top in my last LeTote, and I’ve been dying for a chance to wear it. This was the perfect opportunity.
I guess I should have used an iron. Anyway.
I really like the contrast of casual and dressy. They describe the top as a sweater on the website, but I feel like it’s more of a sweatshirt with mesh inserts. The mesh inserts are fun and a little bit sexy. Am I allowed to say that? Haha. That’s why I saved it for a date night.
It was chilly, so I wore my black leather jacket (similar) over top. It was a Christmas gift from my husband a few years back.
A black leather jacket is a classic wardrobe piece that I never want to be without. I don’t wear mine a ton, but sometimes it is the only thing that really works. That’s how I felt about this outfit. I could have cozied up in my winter parka (and it was cold enough that I considered that!) but this is much more stylish and fun.
I chose riding boots to dress the outfit down a bit because it was a casual dinner date. If I’d wanted to jazz it up, I would have worn my black heeled ankle boots or even leopard pumps. I’m glad I kept it casual because our dinner companions were dressed casually, and I felt like my outfit choices were appropriate.
I accessorized with gold because of the gold accents on the boots. I LOVE this cuff bracelet. I don’t get to wear it much now that I’m mostly wearing long sleeves, so that was the first piece I added. Then I realized this dinner ring also worked well with the outfit, so I added that.
My nail polish is CND Field Fox, by the way. I really love it for a neutral.
If you’re wondering about LeTote, it is a monthly rental service for your closet — think Netflix for clothing! Ha! For $49 a month, you get an unlimited amount of personalized looks mailed directly to your doorstep. Each tote comes with three items of clothing and two accessories (shoes aren’t included).
You can keep an item as long as you want, but all items must be returned before you’re able to request your next tote. You are charged the $49 each month, no matter how many totes you choose to order. There are no late fees and no return dates. There’s also no cost for shipping & handling, and you don’t have to clean the clothes before you return them!
You can choose to purchase an item if you decide you want to keep it, but you can also return it and request it to be sent again, so that makes more economical sense if you plan your outfits a few days ahead. I’ve been really impressed with the quick turn-around time on the boxes.
So far, I’m enjoying it, but I’m kind of pokey about getting things mailed back out, so I’m not getting the full value of the service. I’m trying to get better about that!
Outfit Details: French Connection Block Sheer Mesh Sweater via LeTote // similar skinny jeans, on sale for $113 (budget option, $64) // similar leather jacket, $298 // riding boots c/o Naturalizer (similar, on sale for $149.90; these are also available in wide calf) // My Stella & Dot cuff bracelet, $79, Pauline Ring, $49, similar hoop earrings, $39, and Pavé Chevron Necklace (worn backwards), $79 // nails: CND Field Fox