Southern Belle in Training

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September 14, 2017

The Ideal Work to Date Night Look.

      Versatile outfits are a girl's best friend for weekdays! In the adult world, date night (or after work drinks with girlfriends) often happens after a long day at work, and you might not have time to swing home and put on a whole new outfit first! Where I'm working on developing more of a social life in Vermont this fall, aka becoming less of a hermit after work and instead getting out and spending time with new friends (and dating too!), I wanted to share what I think would be the perfect work to date night look for early fall.

Photography by Amanda Rose Photography 

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     Here is the look all set for work- and yes, I really did wear this to work the day Amanda and I took these photos! (Except instead of these nude heels, I wore my favorite brown flats, since radio is a super casual work environment). If you do work in a more business casual environment, you could swap out skinny jeans for a pair of dark skinny dress pants and the look would still be great! A dressed up camisole top under a statement tweed blazer makes a great option for a workday look. This outfit made me feel poised and powerful both on-air and at my desk! I did keep the long tassel earrings on for work again since my job is casual, but if you work in a more formal environment, maybe try a pair of chic studs instead.

     And now the workday is done- it's time for date night or girls' night! Take off that blazer and let those shoulders breath a bit! The embroidery on this top is gorgeous and it needs its own moment to shine. I love my new Tory Burch Parker tote- it was a birthday gift from my parents (Thanks mom and dad for reading my wishlist posts here on the blog! 😊) It's the ideal work bag, but also not too corporate looking, so you can take it out to a restaurant or bar for Happy Hour after work. 

     What does your ideal work to date night outfit look like? Are you also a fan of outfits that easily transition from the office to play? 

     Hope that y'all are having a great week! Tomorrow is this month's Radio 101 post on the blog- catch up on last month's here in the meantime! I think y'all will really like tomorrow's post- it's a question I've gotten asked all the time since starting work in radio. 

     God Bless,

      xoxo Annaliese (or Charlotte XO on-air!)



  1. I am so in love with this outfit, it's got all my favorite things-lace, tassels, and Tory!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern and Style

  2. That top is SO darling! I love the detailing! Such a perfect transitional piece!

  3. SO PRETTY! I looooveeeee the lace top so much and it's so nice that this outfit can be dressed up or also casual just for a day at the mall or soemthing!

  4. Your new birthday bag is so cute! I love this entire outfit head to toe!

  5. That top is so pretty! It will also look great under a cozy cardigan on chilly nights!


  6. This is a great classic look! I love the blazer. I need to invest in a few of these staples.

  7. Ooooo I love the navy lace detail on this! Such a good work and play top for sure!

  8. This outfit is so cute! I love it!!

  9. Love that cami! It's so pretty.

  10. That shirt is too cute! In love with the lace!!

    Lauren //

  11. I love this whole outfit - its adorable! And I need that jacket in like 80 colors

  12. I love the heels; not too short and not too tall! Have fun going out after work and going on some dates! ;)

  13. I've been lusting over that exact bag and color for so long! <3

    Ane || Basque Prep

  14. Such a cute day to night look! That cami is so versatile!

    Greta |

  15. It's so great when you can switch up an outfit from day to night look and I love how this jacket made you look so formal but stylish

  16. I love that tank so much! Definitely really into tanks lately because you can layer them so easily!

  17. The lace top just ups this entire outfit! You look gorgeous!
    Tori || Victori Media

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