Wearing neutral colors is an easy way to pull together a versatile and effortless styled look, I tend to opt for clothes with a neutral pallet – nudes, pinks, whites, and soft tones and shades. I prefer to play it safe when it comes to selecting basics for my wardrobe. That way I am able to be more creative with styling and get more wear out of every piece. I will also opt for pieces that have pops of color to brighten and accent my wardrobe collection.
This past weekend Orelbe (my fiance) and I headed downtown for date night to check out the Gallery Hop through the Short North Arts District. The weather certainly permitted, giving me the perfect opportunity to showcase my very own way I wear neutrals tones, while transitioning into the evening hours.
Also, I thought this was the great time to wear the new shirt I got from Amazon, it was lightweight soft and cute for the occasion. It went well with a pair of my H&M white skinny jeans and my new Kate Sandal from Target, sensible and yet comfortable for walking around downtown. I knew it would be ideal to bring a knit cardigan for the later evening hours after the sun went down and the temperature got cooler. The Michael Kors handbag was a gift from Orelbe for Christmas, I must say he did very well getting a nude color. It goes with anything and I love the size and shape too.
It wasn’t long before we were taking in the downtown vibes, we walked through some of the art galleries where live painting and pottery sculpting were taking place. We were hooked by a lady who was offering dance classes, she invited us to come to view their studio Danceville USA for dance classes. When we arrived we met a former Dancing With The Stars cast member Alan Bersten teaching a personal lesson. This is something I have always wanted to do with Orelbe. I would love to do a Tango Dance or even a Salsa class, it would be so much fun!
We decided to stop in Monarch and grab an appetizer with some drinks.
During the evening at Monarch, I really enjoyed the ambiance and atmosphere. They even had the windows open so we could look out along the bustling crowd walking past on the sidewalks of downtown. We ordered their sea bass ceviche, and I ordered a glass of their Montes Chardonnay while Orelbe ordered their craft IPA draft beers. I must say the ceviche was so delicious marinated in citrus lime juice with cilantro, onions, tomato, avocado, mango and served with fresh plantain chips. All of their food looks amazing, and from what we tried – it was delicious.
There is nothing quite like a nice date night out on the down with Orelbe and enjoying the festivities, art, and music along with the beautiful weather. I am looking forward to more warm weather sharing some of my future style finds, along with our adventures this spring and the months ahead. Summer cannot get here fast enough, although I am loving the trees and flowers starting to bloom along with the floral aroma. How beautiful!