The place we went to was very casual, and while that doesn't usually stop me from donning a dress and heels, I just got some new jean capris from Modcloth that I hadn't debuted yet, and I figured it was time! They were on sale recently, but if they happen to come up again at Modcloth I just wanted you guys to know that the sizing runs a bit big in the waist and strangely tight on the thigh area. I don't have abnormally large thighs and these are pretty constricting on me. Not enough that I won't wear them though, as you can all clearly see. :)
Since I was on a date with my husband and it was a special occasion, I went a little edgier than I normally would and showed a bit of midriff. My theory on classy dressing is that it's okay to show a bit of leg, midriff, back, or cleavage, but never more than one at a time. If you're going to show skin, pick one area to show off and cover the rest. This seems to be a good formula for a look that balances sexiness with being classy and appropriate for most occasions. This time I went with midriff, as you can see.
Shirt: Charlotte Ruesse (how the heck do you spell that?)
Shoes: Um.... Payless maybe?
Lipstick: Estee Lauder
Jacket: F21 several years ago
Even if you don't agree with my "theory of classy dressing," are there ever times when you dress a bit edgier than you normally would? What does that look like for you? Do you have a "theory of classy dressing" for yourself?