Top: Intermix; Skirt: Nicholas; Shoes: Saint Laurent; Clutch: Charlotte Olympia (old, similar style here); Sunglasses: Celine; Lips: Rimmel London Stay Glossy "Love at the Movies"
After spending five years in San Francisco, I have to say, I'm pretty fortunate to have had some amazing date nights in this city. Of course, the company is usually the highlight (OK, always the highlight, in case they're reading this), but there's something undeniably romantic about our hilly little town that can make the most unassuming Friday night memorable. Some of my favorites? Well, I never kiss and tell, but a great date night story is usually too good not to share a few details, right?
For dinner? Some favorites of mine include Park Tavern, Wayfare Tavern, SPQR, State Bird Provisions, Central Kitchen and The Cavalier. For cocktails? Wilson & Wilson, Absinthe, Top of the Mark, Palmer's and Trick Dog. For the hell of it? (Because let's face it, that's what makes the date memorable!) Cobb's Comedy Club, hiking up to Coit Tower (preferably late at night so you can see the city glowing from the top of the hill), hopping onto the California line cable car (also late at night), catching a showing of Beach Blanket Babylon, concerts at The Great American Music Hall and/or The Warfield and surfing out at Pacifica.
As for this date night outfit? My guy invited me to a gala over the weekend and I wanted to find a way to style this top I recently picked up at Intermix for the occasion. You may recall this skirt from my New Year's getup and I'm happy to report it's made several appearances in my more formal outfits lately, including this past weekend's events (which may or may not have been topped off at one of my favorites mentioned above -- Top of the Mark). I kept the rest of my look soft and feminine, with loose waves slipping out of a low ponytail and a subtly nude glossy lip, thanks to Rimmel London's new Stay Glossy line. (I don't know about you, but something about date night calls for a glossier lip, as opposed to lipstick -- much easier to kiss that way!). Lately, I've been opting for a nude lip and I love how this particular one has just right amount of sheen to it, so it feels fuss-free but still dynamic enough for a statement.
What are some of your favorite date night haunts?
Photos by Aaron Shui
This post was in collaboration with Rimmel London. As always, all opinions and styling are my own. Thank you for supporting all This Time Tomorrow collaborations!