date with the night


I’ve been a bit stuck on what to blog about the past couple of days, so it was with great relief when the folks from 2threads suggested that I (and a host of other bloggers) do a little bit of a post about “what getting ready to go out means to you”. To be honest, it usually involves me lamenting over not having anything to wear. Which is why when it comes to my weekend party attire, in order to prevent a “getting-ready” meltdown, I tend to stick to a bit of a formula.
Witchery silk tank, vintage skirt, Lancome eyeshadow, Tony Bianco shoes, Gregory Ladner bag, M.A.C. lipstick, Chloe perfume
Firstly, I base the style of the outfit depending on the occasion. Is it going to be a bit of a fancy night out? Think a dinner date, cocktails with the girls, or going somewhere where there’ll be a dress code (ugh so much dislike for places with dress codes). If the answer is yes, then I’ll wear something along the lines of the above outfit. Silk top + flippy skirt + heels + assorted baubles = hopefully I’ll look like I’ve made an effort. If, however, it’s going to be a more casual affair then I’ll wear something along the lines of the next outfit:

Witchery top, Cheap Monday jeans, Pinet wedges, Urban Originals bag, Lancome lipstick, L’eau D’Issey perfume.
Statement top (a little bit of animal print never goes astray) + jeans + wedges + patent = fail-safe outfit that will hopefully kit you out for a range of occasions. Think tapas with the gang, heading to a gig, house parties (so much love for house parties), or one of those less than respectable nights on the town spent downing drinks in a shitty bar where the noise levels will most likely leave you deaf by age 30. Anyway, once the outfit is sorted, all you need is good company because really, all the best memories have less to do with what you’re wearing and more to do with the awesome people you’re with.

[Note: this is a collaborative post with 2threads and Smirnoff‘s Home Bar]

68 Comments

  1. ching November 21, 2010

    i'd go out in any of those outfits. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  2. ana b. November 21, 2010

    Oh you stylist you! I love the simplicity pared with little feminine touches in the first outfit. And I like how you've made the animal print tee the focus of the more casual one down the bottom. But alas, I hardly ever go out any more since I'm such an ancient 26 year old nana ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  3. curious constellation November 21, 2010

    Wow, such great tips!

    I always have to plan what I'm going to wear in my head while I'm in the shower otherwise I would take forever to get dressed.

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  4. Miranda November 21, 2010

    Nice idea for a post! Really like the second oufit!

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  5. Vicky November 21, 2010

    Love these outfits. Especially the first. Everything about it is just so perfect x

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  6. soph (owl vs. dove) November 21, 2010

    @anab: ah don't worry, I'm all for the quieter nights these days too. Sometimes I think something must be wrong with the world/society when we're in our twenties yet feel 'old' haha

    @curiousconstellation: haha me too. The shower is a great place for thinking (although not too much thinking otherwise I'd be wasting a helluva lot of water).

    @Miranda @Vicky: thanks!

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  7. Lok-yinLau November 21, 2010

    Awsome stuff(:

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  8. LUU H. November 21, 2010

    very good choice! if i was going out, i would definetly choose above ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  9. Diva Putri November 21, 2010

    lovely outfit. especially the first one ๐Ÿ™‚

    -diva-

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  10. Amie November 21, 2010

    yeah yeah yeahs! A++ love that song, god i love that album, i wish they would get back to the recording studio already!
    lovely 'going out' outfits! i have a terrible time picking 'night' clothes, usually its just what i wear during the day + a coat haha

    x amie

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  11. Rachelous November 21, 2010

    Yes loving the first outfit! Especially the silk tank top. I have that Chloe perfume too, great scent ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

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  12. head over heels November 21, 2010

    i love seeing what other bloggers wear for a night out because thats when i don't think my style really comes through.
    I love that first outfit, the top is really pretty ๐Ÿ™‚ x

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  13. Jes November 21, 2010

    Love the post lady xx

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  14. Amanda Fernandez November 21, 2010

    Great outfits!!! well gril you have the greatest blogg!!!!!!!!!!!
    xoxo

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  15. sara November 21, 2010

    both of these are beautiful! i love how simple yet elegant the first is, it's adorable!

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  16. Eilish November 21, 2010

    I like both outfits ๐Ÿ™‚ They are pretty wonderful !

    http://faialofa.blogspot.com

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  17. Fayoona November 21, 2010

    i like that you referenced the YYYs in this blog post title. i can't decide which outfit I like better.. i think the last one is more me, and I am a very tapas in the bar kinda gal!

    x fi
    http://saveourshoes.blogspot.com

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  18. Ashleigh. November 21, 2010

    lovely blog, following. i'm currently selling Alexander Mcqueen scarves and Links of London friendship bracelets in my blog shop so take a look if you're interested, for yourself or maybe xmas presents ๐Ÿ™‚
    http://www.aclassicfashiondiary.blogspot.com

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  19. bee. November 21, 2010

    Cute choices. I love the concept of this post (: I think we all go through that 'oh my, what to wear?' stage before a night out.

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  20. Obsesiones de una Nina November 21, 2010

    Love your choice of outfit and the vintage skirt is gorgeous!

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  21. Jessica November 21, 2010

    i do choose an outfit depending on the occasion!
    i love your silk tank for sure!!!!
    love it!

    http://eclecticraccoon.blogspot.com/

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  22. TONJE November 21, 2010

    you clearly got a great sense of style, missy.

    I really love your picks!

    feel free to stop by sometime!

    xx T

    myideaofstyle.blogspot.com

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  23. Charlene November 21, 2010

    Great post! Id wear this!!!

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  24. Rebecca November 21, 2010

    Gorgeous outfit
    Lovely Post
    I adore the Chloรฉ perfume- even if it is my Mams

    x

    http://gingerecstasy.blogspot.com/

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  25. Diana November 21, 2010

    oh my! the second outfit is definitely my favorite!! what an amazing opportunity ๐Ÿ™‚ i don't know why i haven't followed you yet but i am now!

    visit soon xo.

    http://dressedupallligators.blogspot.com/

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  26. Jenny November 21, 2010

    perfect little outfit for a night out xx

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  27. Shannon November 21, 2010

    Both outfits are so cute! I wish I was so organised going out, its usually a case of try it on throw it on the floor, try something else on throw it on the floor etc etc

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  28. kelly ann November 21, 2010

    i love how simple yet absolutely chic this outfit is. gorgeous!

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  29. lavelle November 21, 2010

    cute outfits!

    and i like the new layout

    xx

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  30. Bernarda November 22, 2010

    You're a great stylist, love these two outfits!

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  31. Christina November 22, 2010

    This post is really very wonderful! You should do this more often!

    I especially love the vintage skirt!

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  32. Kennedy November 22, 2010

    ahhh that silk shirt! its the perfect color <3

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  33. ~ j November 22, 2010

    I love the first outfit, so classy!

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  34. Joanna November 22, 2010

    Both really great outfits…you have good taste:)

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  35. Marinka November 22, 2010

    the outfit is nice, I like the silk tank and the skirt

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  36. alannah. November 22, 2010

    you pull together really great looks! i love the way you decide what works best.x

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  37. Original Number November 22, 2010

    I love the outfits and the accessories that goes along with it. ๐Ÿ˜€

    originalnumber.blogspot.com

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  38. soph (owl vs. dove) November 22, 2010

    @everyone: thanks for all the sweet comments.

    @Amie: yep, either start the next album or come back and tour Aus again! haha

    @headoverheels: glad you like. I'm much the same in that my 'daytime' style is more distinct.

    @Fayoona: thanks! I'd have to say the last outfit gets the most workout in my wardrobe!

    @Diana: thanks for following

    @Shannon: haha, I've had my fair share of 'throw it on the floor' moments. I think that's what finally led me to this system!

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  39. chow (heart+bleecker) November 22, 2010

    that first outfit is perfection soph. everything about it…and that bag!! ahh reminds me of a sequin mesh bag at mimco that i've been lusting over…

    xx

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  40. Violetta E. November 22, 2010

    cuteee <3

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  41. KcomeKarolina November 22, 2010

    wow! this outfit is soooo lovely!
    have i told you that i realy love your comment on my blog! it made me sooo happy! if you want to keep in touch with my blog you can always use blogger, bloglovin, facebook and twitter!

    xoxo from rome
    K.
    http://kcomekarolina.blogspot.com/

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  42. Fashiable November 22, 2010

    wow i love the dress!! and you've got a lovely blog

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  43. thenextarrow November 22, 2010

    really rad post. i SO enjoyed reading it!

    xo Alison

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  44. Hannie November 22, 2010

    I love both outfits, great combinations!
    xoxo from Hannie

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  45. UP WORLD by KC November 22, 2010

    nice blog ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    http://upworldbykc.blogspot.com/

    xoxo

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  46. julianne. November 22, 2010

    ahhh i love this outfit so freekin muuuchhh.<333

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  47. claire (jazzpad.) November 22, 2010

    Ooft, your blog is upside-down! ๐Ÿ™‚ Liking the new layout, even the simplest things make a huge different don't they? This is a gorgeous ensemble, though I'd look ridic in it- it's far to classy for such a scruff bag as me! jazzy โ™ฅ

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  48. Emilie November 22, 2010

    wauw!! that dress is so amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

    xxx

    lifeisroyalty.blogspot.com

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  49. angelaseeangelablog November 22, 2010

    Love the photos, I am definitely digging that bag with the pumps

    XXASAB
    http://angelaseeangelablog.wordpress.com/art-project

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  50. Tilly November 23, 2010

    I love this post! The outfits you choose is so cute too! I especially love the more dressy one ๐Ÿ™‚

    In all honesty I absolutely hate getting ready to go out everytime I have a hissy fit as nothing ever goes right and I end up looking terrible ๐Ÿ™ boo! X

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  51. wikigirl November 23, 2010

    Absolutely adore this outfit! It's so so me ๐Ÿ™‚ I even have the chloe perfume to go with it haha. Thanks for your lovely comment.

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  52. Lauren November 23, 2010

    amazing blog! i will be following in the future.
    Feel free to check out my blog and my vintage store!

    Augustagrayvintage.blogspot.com

    โ™ฅ

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  53. StuddedLilly November 23, 2010

    i can see they all come together and pull off a pretty good look! i really like the silk tank.
    i love getting ready to go out, its just such a girly thing to do! ๐Ÿ™‚
    xx

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  54. Fashion Cappuccino November 23, 2010

    I love both outfits you put together! The second one is my favorite! Great inspiration for my party nights! xoxoxoo

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  55. vint junky November 23, 2010

    I know, i've been feeling a little blogging 'blah' lately too, however you'd never guess this was the case from your posts ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Love your picks, and especially the YYY reference! In awe of miss O!!
    xx

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  56. kirstyb November 23, 2010

    love that skirt xxxxx

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  57. kirstyb November 23, 2010

    love that skirt xxxxx

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  58. Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark November 23, 2010

    i love these pics, it reminds me of a polyvore set. it looks like a perfect outfit. i want to wear it!!!

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  59. Joanna M November 23, 2010

    Beautiful outfit!
    Indeed the photos remind a polyvore set!
    The new layout is gorgeous! Love it!

    xx
    j

    http://www.la-mignonette.blogspot.com

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  60. BardotBlue November 23, 2010

    perfect date outfit and lovely blog!

    xoxo Haleigh @ Bardot Blue

    http://bardotinblue.com

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  61. BardotBlue November 23, 2010

    perfect date outfit and lovely blog!

    xoxo Haleigh @ Bardot Blue

    http://bardotinblue.com

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  62. Raez November 24, 2010

    cuteee! love the first outfit, so femme.

    xx raez

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  63. Jennifer Louise November 24, 2010

    Totally going to wear something like the first outfit on my date on friday! Thankyou Sophie!

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  64. soph (owl vs. dove) November 24, 2010

    @chow: get it! get it! haha. I'm an awesome enabler.

    @claire: I flipped it and reversed it! *starts rapping to Missy Elliot* It's almost the blog equivalent of getting a fringe cut or something I think haha.

    @Tilly: nawww. Don't worry though, we've all had those moments!

    @wikigirl: you're welcome. And I see you've changed your name? I'm still tempted to call you Lola or Madeline haha

    @Lauren: thanks for following. Will be sure to check out both.

    @StuddedLilly: agreed. Sometimes half the fun can be in the 'getting ready' stages

    @vintjunky: I seriously need to befriend Karen O. She is out of this world amazing.

    @Kallie: real life polyvore! yay!

    @JoannaM: thanks for noticing ๐Ÿ™‚

    @JenniferLouise: glad I could help! Have fun on your date ๐Ÿ™‚

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  65. thelittledistractions November 25, 2010

    What a bag!

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  66. JT November 25, 2010

    Ohhhhhh! This is a wonderful post!!!!!!!! Love both outfits to pieces but outfit #2 is more me! I love the composition of how you displayed out the items!!
    yes getting ready is the best part of the day/night!

    You're such a cutie!!
    xo

    sincerely,
    Jules
    http://www.sincerelyjules.com

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  67. thingsIlove November 26, 2010

    Lovely

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  68. Kayla November 30, 2010

    it's the perfect lil party oufit!

    <3

    Kayla
    http://www.thenightmagic.com

    following you!

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