The Perfect Date Night Outfit.

It’s not often, since having children, that Stuart and I have a date night – we go out, and we have nights out together, but it’s usually for events or group outings. So when Festival Place got in touch to see if I would like to challenge myself to finding the perfect date night outfit for £100 I jumped at the chance! I filmed the experience over on my YouTube channel, so you can see exactly what I got up to: 

Child free shopping – this is an exciting opportunity!!

The perfect date night outfit with Festival Place

Finding The Perfect Date Night Outfit:

I really love the sheer trend, but I struggle with its wearability – I don’t want my underwear on show at the best of times, let alone in public when I am about to eat all.the.food.

I am obsessed with this top from Lipsy, it’s the perfect opaque fabric covering all the right paces with the beautiful lace giving it a luxe touch. It was the first thing I saw when I got to Festival Place, and I knew I had to go back for it. It was the most expensive part of the whole outfit, coming in at £40 but I think it is something I will get so much wear out of. It is from the Michelle Keegan collection at Lipsy, which I found at Next. I also love these boyfriend cut jeans which I didn’t end up buying sadly because typically the 8 was too big and the 6 was too small!! But I love the understated style of this cut of jean, they are so easy to wear and you can dress them up with a pretty top and heels as easily as you can wear casually with a pair of converse and a simple t-shirt.

The perfect date night outfit with Festival Place

The next item I found I was immediately drawn to – this beautiful blush pink skirt from Monsoon felt like silk and I felt all sassy as I sashayed down the changing room spinning and twirling in it. It was £49 so took up half of my budget – I had already fallen in love with it though and knew I would have so many other reasons to wear it over the summer. Sadly after a couple of hours of trying to find complementary pieces within my budget I had to admit defeat – but maybe one day I will be able to add it to my wardrobe.

The perfect date night outfit with Festival Place

Coffee break time. I had been shopping a couple of hours and needed a bit of time to refresh myself, in peace – what a luxury!!

The perfect date night outfit with Festival Place

I absolutely have to own this jacket. It’s faux suede and I have tried to justify it for weeks now. I just absolutely love the light, delicate colour which is such a nice alternative to a black leather biker jacket. Every time I put my one on I just don’t feel right in – it’s just not my style. But they always look so nice on other people, I just feel like an imposter! Zara also does a light blue and a light khaki version. But I love the blush pink the most. It will be mine one day!!

The perfect date night outfit with Festival Place

The perfect date night outfit with Festival Place

I put myself in a predicament of having to find a pair of shoes for £11 having over spent on the skirt and shirt. The hunt was on and I managed to track down these bargains in Debenhams. The pair I eventually went for were £14.70 and from Faith.

Guess what – I tried it all on together and it turns out I didn’t like the way the skirt bought the outfit together – all that searching for £11 shoes and when I pretty much found them I realised I no longer wanted what I had pictured in my head. I actually felt so much more comfortable in the peg leg trousers I chose from New Look in a similar colour.

The perfect date night outfit with Festival Place

I completed my date night outfit challenge using the Festival Place gift card, which they even accept in the restaurants and coffee shops!

My outfit came in at a total of £94.68 and I was so so happy with it! Here’s a little look at the finished date night outfit:

perfect date night outfit spring outfits in the shops at the moment

perfect date night outfit spring outfits in the shops at the moment

perfect date night outfit spring outfits in the shops at the moment

perfect date night outfit spring outfits in the shops at the moment

perfect date night outfit spring outfits in the shops at the moment

Date Night Challenge Outfit details

Lipsy Love Michelle Keegan Lace Frill T-shirt | £40 Next

Tie Waist Peg Leg Trousers | £19.99 | New Look 

Shoes £14.70 (no longer available but similar here 

Grey Faux Suede Bag £19.99
Very similar here

Total cost £94.68!!

For more info on the Festival Place gift Cards click here

 

I am also delighted to announce that I have been asked to be the Festival Place fashion Ambassador which is so exciting and I am really looking forward to working with them. This weekend they are holding the Love Fashion event which takes place 29th & 30th April with fashion catwalks from 11am, pamper and skincare sessions throughout the day in the health and beauty lounge and expert advice from stylist JP. I will also be involved across the weekend helping with styling and chatting about the top SS17 trends and must-haves. I would really love to see you if you can make it, take a look here for more info!! Let me know if you can pop along and have a look at all the exciting events happening at Festival Place over the weekend.

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2 Comments

  1. May 14, 2017 / 9:59 pm

    Oh I love your final outfit! I always change my mind on things as the style isn’t quite what I envisaged. I have the same problem with sizes of next jeans, They need a 7!
    Eilidh x
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  2. April 27, 2017 / 1:11 pm

    All the outfits look gorgeous. But the last one is just so pretty on you. So girly. I love it.

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