The perfect denim + date night attire

Getting dressed to “go out” just gets harder as you get older. You want to look cute,on trend, maybe a little sexy, but without trying too hard. Ugh, frankly it’s exhausting. I tend to go as simple as possible with my going out clothing, because I hate wearing something just once. I want to be able to mix these pieces with other items in my closet.

photos by Ruthie Stark 

Right now my going out “uniform” is high waisted jeans and a bodysuit. It’s simple, it’s easy to accessorize and I don’t have to think too hard about it. I can throw a leather jacket or my trench over for a 3rd piece if it is chilly. Really, it’s not super creative but it works! And I feel good, confident and slightly sexy 🙂 Which at 40, that’s a triumph!

Also, these Madewell jeans are EVERYTHING. The 10″ rise has me praising the denim Gods. Finally, denim designers understand; the higher rise is ultimately more flattering! I have tried on a lot of high waisted denim and typically there is too much fabric through the front, but these are perfect. And, I think the back is great too; they are definitely butt lifters with perfect pocket placement.

This bodysuit is now on sale, and so is this sparkle turtleneck which is almost exactly the same shade of rust. I found it on the clearance rack and it was too good to pass up. I will throw it on over my shoulders for the next month and then save it for Fall of next year.

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