July 16, 2014 - Easy Outfits, I Feel Pretty, Style

I Feel Pretty | Summer Date Night

Hey pretties! The Simple Summer Series is back for our second monthly installment where we’re bringing you our favorite tips for simplifying your summer.

Simple Summer Series

Natalia @ Ma Nouvelle Mode // Elle at Elle Sees // Cyndi at Walking in Grace // Alison at Get Your Pretty On // Jen at Yummy, Healthy, Easy

For July’s simplified look, I decided to showcase my favorite go-to way to dress up for a summer date night – all black.  There’s truly nothing easier.  It always looks classy and can be dressed up or down with ease.  Just start with a basic black tank and shorts then add some fun accessories like a leopard clutch, a pair of heels and some gold jewelry to finish it out.  You can swap out the heels for a pair for metallic sandals for a more casual night.







[Tank:  Same/Shorts:  Same/Necklace:  Same/Heels:  Same/Clutch:  Same]

It’s Your Turn:  Do you have any summer date night go-to outfits?  If so, share them with us in the comments.

*I’m taking a blog break through 7/20 Even though I won’t be able to respond to comments, I still love reading them!  In the meantime, you can follow along with our family’s adventures on Instagram.

Be sure to pop over and check out all of the posts in the Simple Summer Series.

Natalia @ Ma Nouvelle Mode // Elle at Elle Sees // Cyndi at Walking in Grace // Alison at Get Your Pretty On // Jen at Yummy, Healthy, Easy

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There’s still time to enter the $200 Nordstrom gift card that I’m giving away along with Jo-Lynne, Cyndi and Kristin.  Just pick any of the easy ways to enter below.

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It’s the day of the week at GYPO where we celebrate what makes us feel pretty. Whether it’s a new outfit, hairstyle, or makeup, the I Feel Pretty link up is about anything and everything that makes your life prettier. Even if you’re not a blogger, you can still play along. Just tell us what made you feel pretty this week in the comments!

I Feel Pretty
There are just a few simple rules:

1. Follow GYPO. (Bloglovin‘, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest)

2. Link up your pretty post.

3. Link back to my blog (using the button above or your own link).

4. Visit other pretty peeps.

That’s it, now go have some fun!

Getting my pretty on with Tara and The Pleated Poppy.

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  • http://prettythingandco.com Madaline

    Hi! New to your link up. Love the all black look – but I’m obsessed with that clutch!

  • http://www.mlleepaulette.com Remi

    Very chic <3
    You are welcome to visit my blog — http://www.mlleepaulettegirl.com/
    Message me on insta — insta@mlleepaulettegirl.com

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  • http://www.musingsofahousewife.com/ Jo-Lynne Shane {Musings of a Housewife}

    I LOVE that look. Now I totally want to recreate that!

  • http://www.charminglucy.com Susan Jeffries

    Alison this is stunning! I love this all black look on you! I have been wanting to try the all white look this summer too! Thanks for inspiring me! I have two amazing give aways on my blog this week! Noonday Collection and Rodan and Fields! Stop by and enter! Blessings! Susan

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  • http://www.myrosecoloredshades.com Cynthia @ My Rose Colored Shades

    Love love this look on you! The accessories are perfect. Even though you’re wearing essentially just a tank and shorts, you look dressed up and chic. Perfect look for summer. ~Cynthia

  • http://www.pinteresttoldmeto@yahoo.com Sheaffer

    HOT MAMA! You look gorgeous friend!!!!!!!

  • http://pinksole.com Rachelle

    You look stunning Alison, love this sexy look.


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  • http://www.suzannecarillo.com/ Suzanne

    Wow wow wow! This is super sexy momma! LOVE it!


  • http://thisevolvinglife.blogspot.com Inge

    Gorgeous! So simple but totally put-together and classy. Love it!

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  • http://www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com Marta C

    Wow Alison! Your are simply gorgeous!! I love this all black look-it’s so classic and effortlessly chic! Hope you are enjoying your holiday & thanks for still hosting the link-up:)
    Marta, xo

  • http://lestylorouge.com Ashley

    Excuse me, you are SO GORGEOUS. I love this simple all-black look with warmer touches- and that clutch is killer! :)


  • http://www.missgracefilledlife.blogspot.com kathy

    You look so pretty and your hair! You have the loveliest hair!

  • http://glamvolution.blogspot.com Monica

    Love the black and brown combo, but your hair is gorgeous! Thanks for hosting the link up!

  • http://www.chachathefashiongenius.com/ Charnele

    I love this simple date night look! I love summer date night style because you can wear shorts!

  • http://www.artworkbyjm.com/ Julie

    Love this look! And that leopard clutch is adorable, and perfect with those heels!

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  • http://www.weshopinheels.com Tatiana

    Such a great black outfit! I though it was a romper for a second. You look gorgeous!

  • Rebecca

    I love this whole look! It is so chic and sophisticated!


  • http://www.happinessatmidlife.com Happiness at Mid Life

    Hot mama!! You can never go wrong with black.


  • Amy Ann

    Beautiful, simple look. That is exactly my style. I love pieces that can be worn in many ways. Your husband is a lucky man! 😉

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  • http://whyidodeclaire.blogspot.com Laura

    All black looks are such a great option! You look amazing! Love those heels!

  • http://theannabelleblog.com Anna Belle

    I love that this look is shorts! It’s super glam, but perfect for summer!

  • http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com Red Tag Chic Los Angeles

    It’s cliche….but you can never go wrong with BLACK! And the details you put together made it all more spectacular!


  • http://www.agoodhue.net Amanda

    Very chic outfit, Alison. As always thank you for the linkup!

  • http://eleganceandmommyhood.blogspot.com/ ADA

    Your Summer Date Outfit is gorgeous. So sexy chic head to toe. You are inspiring me to wear my black dressy shorts with a tank, pendant necklace & some black stilettoes, with a leopard clutch also. One of your very best looks Alison.

    AS ALWAYS I HAVE SO MUCH FUN STOPPING BY YOUR LOVELY BLOG AND LINKING UP ALSO. I am also doing a link up each day this week on my blog about Summer Trends. Would love for you to join me. It will be open until next Tuesday at midnight. Thanks.

    Have a Great rest of the week! Ada. =)

  • http://www.glossyblonde.com Niki

    You look gorgeous!!! I love everything about this look!

  • http://www.myfoodnfitnessdiaries.com Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries

    LOVE this look! Definitely perfect for a date night out – especially in this AZ heat.

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  • http://twoteensandtheirmama.blogspot.com/ Lana

    Beautiful outfit! I never think about wearing all black in summer, but this is perfect. Love all your accessories (and your nail color).

  • http://Mamainheels.com Janise

    You look so pretty, Alison! AND your hair…just GORGEOUS!!!!


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  • http://www.elegantlydressedandsylish.com Jess

    Hi there, newcomer to your blog. Beautiful look! I love the black and then the accent with the lovely leopard clutch. love how you pulled the brown and black in with those gorgeous sandals!
    rom the link up, jess
    please stop by

  • http://www.dousedinpink.blogspot.com Jill

    Love this simple & chic date night look! Pinning it!


  • http://www.crystelleboutique.com/ Crystelle

    The heels are gorgeous, as are you, of course….. :)
    xo, Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

  • http://www.morganizewithme.com Morgan

    WOW! You look fabulous, like always. :)

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  • http://www.whitneynicjames.com Whitney

    Alison, you look GREAT! I love this all black look and the pop of leopard is genius. Perfect for date night indeed!


  • http://www.jacketsociety.com Nora Minassian/Jacket Society

    Such a simple yet chic and sexy look, and I love your shoes and the clutch is a nice touch. You look fab!

  • http://confessionsofafrumpymommy.blogspot.com Shaunacey

    LOVE the all black on you and it’s so true, so many different looks depending on how you accessorize!

  • http://whoisthatgirlmo.com Mo

    Loving this look! Simple and chic. :-)

  • http://www.fashionandhappythings.com Amanda

    You look amazing in these photos! Like amazing amazing! I adore it.

    Fashion and Happy Things

  • http://willfullyelegant.com Willfully Elegant

    You look stunning in all black Alison! Havent seen anyone pull off black this well in a while! love it..

  • http://stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com Sofia

    Beautiful look for the summer.



  • http://inmamaswardrobe.blogspot.co.uk/ In Mama’s Wardrobe

    You look stunning Alison! Total knockout! xx


  • http://www.haircutandgeneralattitude.com Jessi

    Well you look gorgeous!! I need a necklace like this, so pretty and it goes with everything! Love the heels too :)


  • http://wow.prettyanddelectable.com Stephanie

    So chic! Pretty necklace too. Have a great day!

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  • http://Garaytreasures.wordpress.com Rachel

    Great giveaway, I follow/subscribe to everything. But I first started following you yesterday when I read Whitney Nic James interview with you. Great interview, I don’t know why I didn’t find out about your earlier. Looking forward to your style inspiration e-mails and future link-up. Enjoy your break! Rachel xo

  • http://www.robynsnestof5.blogspot.com Robyn

    I’ve been thinking bright for summer but I am ‘big heart’ in love with this black pretty! Thanks for sharing:)

  • http://shybiker.blogspot.com Shybiker

    You have an elegance that is natural. This simple outfit looks wonderful on you.

  • Claudia

    Beautiful and sexy!!!

  • http://rmfashionconsulting.blogspot.ca r & m

    You look beautiful! I love wearing shorts for a night out, too . Excellent choice -pairing the leopard clutch and long necklace, it adds some glamour to a simple, sexy outfit! Now, I know what I am wearing on Friday night!

  • http://mynewfavoriteoutfit.blogspot.com Ginny

    Such a pretty outfit! I love the simplicity but it’s so chic at the same time.

  • http://matthew-matt-lindgren-oakland-ptsd-anxiety-therapist.com/ hl

    Love your hair in these photos.

  • http://www.thelifeofthepartyblog.com Sherry

    Wow!! I LOVE this look!