Date Night in Striped Culottes

date night: striped culottes

Happy Monday!

date night: striped culottes

Can you believe we’re almost at the end of summer? It’s been ridiculously hot in Calgary – I’m so ready for fall! Fall is my favourite season.. I love layering and cozy knits.

I’ve been extremely into culottes this year. I remember when they first started popping up, I thought to myself, “I could never wear that”! However, that quickly changed when I decided to keep the first pair I got from dynamite in a dress-pant material. I started venturing into culottes made in other fabrics and prints, which you’ll most definitely see me style throughout the next couple months! They are the perfect transition pant into fall; it can be worn to work and tied into your office attire, or be dressed casually for the weekend or a date night!

date night: striped culottes

Velvet cami РArdenes / Striped culottes РSears / Black strappy heels РSears / Hat РJoe Fresh / Necklace РeBay

date night: striped culottes

This is the perfect date night/girls night out outfit. It’s put together, there’s a bunch of textures, it’s fun, and the necklace packs a HUGE punch! Ya’ll know I love looking good on a budget; who doesn’t? I got these strappy heels and culottes on sale at Sears during their huge sale about a month or two ago. These pair of heels have a sturdy, chunky heel, making it super easy to walk in (note: I am not a heels type of girl – I always struggle)! It also features a turn-lock clasp on the ankle strap, adding a touch of elegance to them. The striped culottes instantly dresses up the look regardless of what you decide to wear for a top.

date night: striped culottes

This velvet lace cami I picked up from Ardene’s was SEVEN DOLLARS. I shit you not. Easily one of my most bang-for-buck purchases ever… I even picked up another one in a bigger size to layer over other pieces!

date night: striped culottes

I was also able to finally get my hands on a wide brimmed, wool hat from Joe Fresh. They were having an end-of-season sale and I found this hat for $20 tucked away somewhere on a shelf. Wide brimmed hats are so easy to match with outfits and make them look that much more sophisticated!

date night: striped culottes

As September slowly creeps up on us, and our move in date lurks around the corner, I can’t help but feel a little anxious about being away from home. I’ve developed a deep appreciation for my relationship with my parents and cherish the time I get to spend with them. I’m so grateful to have fantastic, polar opposite parents who’ve given me a vast perspective on life and two brothers who always make the effort to go by my room in the evening to talk about our day. I’m feeling emotional as I write this, and I can’t imagine how I’m going to be like moving day!

date night: striped culottes

Photos by Christopher Nguyen 

 

Until next time!
xo becks

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