To keep my wardrobe fresh, each season I add a few truly special pieces to my wardrobe. I've always adored the simplicity of a nice shift dress, but with summer fast approaching I opted for a one with a little more flair. The moment I laid eyes on this Alice + Olivia southwestern shift dress from Neiman Marcus, I knew I had to have it. I love how classic and comfy the shape of this dress is, and the subtle flare of the bell sleeves just elevates the style. The white is perfect for hot summer days, but the bold geometric print adds some intrigue and makes it stand out from any other dress I own. I'm not usually one to wear neon, but there's just the right amount of tasteful lime green on this dress to give it a nice bright pop of color without being overpowering.

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Winter Date Night Outfit


You can't go wrong with black and white. If you're trying to figure out what to wear for a date tonight, start there. That's what I do. MelissaJill_04blog

During the winter, we want to stay warm while looking sexy for our date. My solution is faux leather pants. I paired a silk tunic top with them that extends past my hips, and I added a dressy, white tuxedo jacket to keep me warm.


A black sequin clutch and high heels really dresses the outfit up. No need to worry about earrings or necklaces this time, but if you want to add jewelry, a pair of shoulder-duster earrings would be gorgeous.

Get the look: faux leather leggings, tuxedo jacket, silk top, clutch, shoes

Photos by Melissa Jill Photography