Casual Evening


Photography: Greg Beuning

Wearing: Top- Urban Outfitters, Skirt- Loft, Shoes- Coach, Bag- Kate Spade, Bracelet- Gifted, Earrings- LouLou

Because Brazil holds a very special place in my heart (it’s where I did my study abroad and met my boyfriend, and where I hope I have the pleasure of living for a while), Greg and I decided we should probably watch the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics, and we should probably do it somewhere Brazilian. So we ended up going to The Grill from Ipanema, which is an excellent restaurant in Adams Morgan. I highly recommend their food for its authenticity, and even more highly recommend their caipirinhas, the national cocktail of Brazil. I like mine with extra limes.

We made the evening into a date night, but a casual one (just sitting at the bar enjoying drinks and the ceremony among other Portuguese speakers), which of course calls for an evening date night look that’s not too dressy, but still looks very pretty. As you may have noticed, I am obsessed with the jean skirts I purchased last month. I wear them almost everywhere I can. This seemed yet another perfect occasion, as wearing something jean to dinner and drinks almost always relaxes the vibe. I paired the skirt with a black and white crop top, which I’ve had for a couple years now, and am still very much in love with. I am especially enamored with the knotted cutout. To finish off the look, I added a summery pair of Coach heels.

I am a big advocate for easy and effortless styling. This look definitely embodies that, and I can see this outfit being very multifunctional. Sometimes, putting together something chic for dinner with your love can be a no brainer!