On a chilly summer evening (okay it was 70 degrees, but still) I found myself in a rut for finding something casual to wear for some pre-dinner wine and apps! Naturally I drifted towards my classics, my absolute go-to's, these girlfriend jeans that I part-time live in. I love a good plain white tee, but I didn't;t want to settle for something on the plain side and opted for an updated white tee. This short sleeve sweatshirt tee (now on sale) was the perfect (& totally comfy) way to mix-up my usual go-to white tee and jeans look! The soft sweatshirt material, little lace-up back , and cheeky saying give this tee a step-up from the norm to make it a more stand out option from a basic tee.
We headed to a night cafe called The Kentucky Native Cafe, which is luckily located just at the end of my street! It's located behind a locally run greenhouse and floral shop that requires a Narnia-like entrance through gardens to small forested spot strewn with twinkly lights and cafe tables. Naturally this has become one of my favorite spots for a relaxing summer night that makes me feel like I've left town for a few hours. Wherever you live, I suggest exploring your area and finding a good outdoor spot to relax on summer nights, nothings better than feeling like you've left your town for a little while!
For a casual night out I of course opted for my casual criss-cross brown sandals as my shoes of choice. I did a little shopping in my own closet and re-discovered this yellow and gray tassel purse I've had for 4 years! Unfortunately the purse is no longer available on Coach but this one and this cheaper option are other great options! Finished with my Draper James cat-eye sunnies, this outfit was simple and stylish for casual night of enjoying the weather, wine, and food!
Keep your summer nights more fun by discovering new places that take you out of your norm. I love searching for locally owned places, farm to table food, or somewhere with a great outdoor atmosphere to feel like I've left town for awhile. Just like my shirt says, "seas the day" by taking your outfit and summer night norms up a notch with something a little new and different.
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