Two weeks ago I went out with my girlfriends to celebrate one of their birthdays.
Naturally, we did what we always do: OYSTERS & CHAMPAGNE.
We have this real strong obsession with oysters but that’s a different story for a different day.
Anyway, as I was getting ready I had a blog post idea ( they come to me randomly: in the shower, middle of the night, & always in Pilates ). Post idea being: girl’s night out prep.
We’ve talked about date night out prep, but never really prep for a girl’s night.
Is it just me or does it feel different getting ready to go out with GF’s than with a date?
Regardless, my prep is different.
Whenever I go out with my friends I care more about what I wear ( sorry babe ). All my friends are stylish so I don’t want to just throw on a leather jacket. Something more spicy always fits better for a night out with the girls.
The fact is: girls pay attention to jewelry, nail polish, & SHOES.
So these are the things I focus on for a night out on the town with my friends.
I always have a fresh manicure. It sounds simple but there’s nothing worse than having chipped nails. FOR ME. Some girls look cute ( seriously ) with chipped nails. Unfortunately I’m not one of them.
Typically for a night out with friends, I’ll go get a paint job ( this is my anti-manicure because it’s inexpensive & QUICK ).
Then if I’m wearing open-toed shoes ( which I was ), I’ll get a paint job on my toes too.
The shoes I picked were different than my pointy pump.
I paired these tie-up shoes with black fitted pants & a vintage band tee shirt. Simple, effortless with an emphasis on the shoes. BECAUSE girls LOVE shoes.
( This weekend we’re going to a charity event & I’m going to wear these tie-up babies with a long red dress, should be cute! ).
Anyway, I always love a pop of color on my lips too when I go out with my friends. Going out on a Friday night feels sassy & a bright lipstick fits the theme, you know?
Since the birthday girl is a jewelry designer, I paid close attention to my jewels! I found some pearl earrings on Etsy & I just can’t get enough of them. They were also $12 dollars which is a real win in my book.
Then I added a dainty, feminine hand piece & a thin, long, barely-there necklace.
Each detail seems small but when you’re going out with girls it’s fun to pay attention to the little things.
I mean when I go out with Michael I literally could wear a black wig & a wet suit & he would be like “you look cute babe.” Men don’t notice detail, & if your’s does?
We ended up getting our oysters at Brooklyn Girl in San Diego & then headed to Lion’s Share for a nightcap ( a Tito’s martini with lemon & lime for me! ). Fun right!
Here are a couple fun looks to wear out with your friends ( add oysters separately ):
bandana | tie-up shoe ( full collection ) | cross body bag | red bootie | aztec hat | pink pump
The night was amazing & of course, my friends all noticed the details.
Because that’s what girlfriends are for right?…Oyster, details…& champagne?
What’s your ideal girl’s night?