What to Wear: GNO

I’ve been trying to conjure up ways to make my Daily Mom Style posts more interesting and helpful. People have said that I make it look easy, but honestly if y’all could crawl inside my head . . . fashion may be easy for some people, but certainly not me! In fact, I started blogging about fashion not because I felt like an authority, but because I figured I’d share what I was learning along the way and get some advice as I went along.

So I thought it would be fun to show the evolution of an outfit and how it comes together. Once I create an outfit I like, I’m good to go. I’ll wear it again and again; you may have noticed, I don’t mix and match that much. But sometimes getting there takes some effort. For example, this GNO (girls’ night out) look that I wore to go out to dinner with some girlfriends last night.

GNO Outfit

I picked up the top at the CAbi Outlet last week on a whim. I’m a sucker for a black top, and I don’t have anything like this. When I got around to getting dressed to go out to dinner last night, I knew I was going to wear this top. My big debate was whether to wear it with white jeans or dark jeans.

fashion conundrum

I was originally planning to wear it with white jeans, but when I put them on I felt like the proportion was off due to the top being so long. Soooo . . . I went back and put it on with dark jeans, and I switched from the black t-strap wedge sandals to leopard pumps. I really wanted to wear the leopard pumps, but something about that outfit seemed off so I decided to put it out to my Facebook Page and see what advice I got.

Usually when I do this, I get a lot of conflicting advice and end up more confused than when I started, but this time the consensus was about 99% in favor of the white jeans.

I went back and put on the white jeans, but I still wasn’t 100% in love with the outfit. That is when I spotted these yellow wedge platforms sitting in my closet.

yellow wedges

I bought them last year and I’ve only worn them once on account of the fact that they’re so ridiculously high. I can only wear them when I don’t have to do a lot of walking. On a whim I threw them on (I’m glad my chiropractor doesn’t read this blog; he’d have my head!!) and I knew I’d figured out the missing piece to the outfit. For one thing, they seemed to solve the proportion issue, since they didn’t create such a stark contrast against the white jeans. Plus, they are more summery and playful, which worked with the ruffly top. So here’s the final look.

what to wear: GNO

For accessories, I wore my Leaf Chandelier Earrings from Blue Nile and I double-wrapped this delicate necklace from Stella & Dot.

GNO 2

I had the pink bracelet on because I was going to carry my pink clutch, but I didn’t have time to switch bags so I ended up carrying my black and white striped tote. Pink and yellow are nice together though, so I guess it worked. I also was going to wear my blue jean jacket but it was so warm outside that I ditched it and just went as is.

I was probably overdressed for our dinner party, but I didn’t care. Sometimes you gotta go all out just because you can.