Ladies Night Out: What to Wear (Designer Version)

Ladies' Night Out


A night out with the girlfriends trumps even date night as far as primping and outfit-perfecting goes. We know there’s going to be photos taken all night long, and we’ll all be eye-ing up each other’s looks and commenting on lip hues and talking about where we bought our purses. So here is my take on a Lady-in-Red kind of Ladies Night Out look.

We are pulling out all the stops today. Calling in the reinforcements, going for a straight-up, head-to-toe designer look. In general, I’m a budget-friendly kind of girl. But I draw a lot of my inspiration from the Greats in fashion, like Valentino. The construction of his garments is stunning. Every pucker, every seam, every hemline, all of it with intention and purpose to the overall impact of the piece. If this dress got any more sophisticated it would become Jackie Kennedy Onassis herself. The fit and flare is flattering to all figures and the floral bunching detail at the top adds the perfect touch of interest and femininity.

As for the accessories, I sifted through a lot of shoes, but kept coming back to the edgy Valentino studded heels, for an overall monochromatic look. And what drew me to the watch is the gold color and a few unique features. Mainly, I really like the braided look of the band, on this one of the IWC Watches at Chrono24, it’s definitely a unique departure from the traditional chain-link. Taking a step back, we certainly have a lot of color and texture going on in this look, but what was lacking was a bit of pattern. So when I came across this classic Diane Von Furstenberg black and white grid-patterned bag, I knew it was the one for the look. It brings a little heritage to the look, with a bit of a more vintage vibe.

In this look, we’d be the talk of the town, or at least our girlfriends’ chatter for the evening. 

dress: valentino (via farfetch)
watch: chrono24


pumps: valentino (via nordstrom’s)


bag: diane von furstenberg (via bergdorf’s)








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