|Dad...aren't you proud?!|
I usually don't get a chance to blog about my outfits from Friday night and Saturday because the laws associated with observing Shabbos prohibit taking pictures from sundown Friday night until dark (visibility of 3 stars) Saturday night. However, I liked my Saturday outfit so much that I decided to wear it Saturday night to go out (after Shabbos ended).
Friends of ours got tickets to a comedy club in Chelsea for late Saturday night and invited D and me to go along with them. We had a great time! The comedians (for the most part) we funny and it is always great to get to know new friends better.
Since the clothing that I wear for Shabbos is nicer than the clothing that I wear during the week (one of the ways we try to differentiate the Sabbath from the week is to wear dressy clothing in honor of the holiness of the day), I thought that it would be appropriate for an outing into Manhattan on a Saturday night. I love the combo of black and khaki color so I paired a classic black button-down (another staple for your fabulous fashion arsenal!) with a khaki colored flowy skirt. I belted the outfit to give it more polish, and the leather braided belt gave it more of a laid back, casual feel. To amp up the trendiness factor, I tied a scarf with a 'full windsor' men's tie knot. My dad taught me to tie a tie at a very early age. He thought every woman should know how to tie a tie, lest their husbands not know how to tie one for themselves (even though D knows how, I still flaunt that I, too, know how!) In keeping with the brown accessories, I opted for my oxfords (also because I didn't know how much Manhattan walking we would be doing - parking can be a nightmare on Saturday night!). I just got new glasses and wanted to show them off. I rarely forgo my contacts, but after almost 8 years with the same glasses frames, it was time for a new look - and I am LOVING them! Who wouldn't love shiny, sparkly letters:)
Black Button-down: Gap
Scarf (as necktie): Century 21
Shoes: Steve Madden
Glasses: Dolce & Gabbana
To 'tie' or not to 'tie'?? - that is the question...for YOU!!