What I Wore: Date Night

Welcome to back to 25 Days of Winter Fashion! I’ve teamed up with Cyndi at Grace+Beauty to bring you 25 winter outfit ideas, and today is Day 11.

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.

What I Wore: Date Night Outfit featuring black leather jacket, mixed media top from LeTote, skinny jeans, and riding boots

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.

What I Wore: Date Night Outfit featuring black leather jacket, mixed media top from LeTote, skinny jeans, and riding boots

What I Wore: Date Night Outfit featuring black leather jacket, mixed media top from LeTote, skinny jeans, and riding boots

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.

What I Wore: Date Night Outfit featuring black leather jacket, mixed media top from LeTote, skinny jeans, and riding boots

What I Wore: Date Night Outfit featuring black leather jacket, mixed media top from LeTote, skinny jeans, and riding boots

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.

What I Wore: Date Night Outfit featuring black leather jacket, mixed media top from LeTote, skinny jeans, and riding boots

The top is “utility blue” with black mesh inserts, so I debated whether to wear black jeans or blue jeans. I finally went with blue jeans (similar) and black boots (similar here.)

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.

What I Wore: Date Night Outfit featuring black leather jacket, mixed media top from LeTote, skinny jeans, and riding boots

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.

What I Wore: Date Night Outfit featuring black leather jacket, mixed media top from LeTote, skinny jeans, and riding boots

Then I added this layered necklace and hoop earrings (similar.) The black clutch seemed like the obvious choice. I didn’t really want to add another color to the mix.

My nail polish is CND Field Fox, by the way. I really love it for a neutral.

What I Wore: Date Night Outfit featuring black leather jacket, mixed media top from LeTote, skinny jeans, and riding boots

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!

What I Wore: Date Night Outfit featuring black leather jacket, mixed media top from LeTote, skinny jeans, and riding boots

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

Be sure to visit Cyndi to see the outfit she’s styling today! And if you missed any of my posts, you can see all of my Winter Outfits here.