The boyfriend and I love to try new restaurants. So when we have date night — or in last night’s case, a double date night — we try to cross off a place to which we’ve never been. Our stomachs took us to Cioppino, a quaint Strip District eatery, hidden over in a small plaza by the Cork Factory apartments (on the back side of the now-closed Right by Nature grocery). If you love shellfish and pastas, it’s a must go. Not my favorite Pittsburgh restaurant by any means, but you will definitely leave full and happy.

I don’t get dressed up too often, but once I decided that this teal number would be the main piece for the evening, matching up accessories was a breeze. I love the fit and the studded-and-wrapped details at the waist — gives me a lot more “shape” in my upper torso area. The hemline is short, but so am I — and I love my legs, so I’m totally comfortable in it (even if I had to do a quick dry shave before leaving the apartment).

Also, I always get cold at restaurants (is that an “old” thing because it’s totally the opposite of my night sweats when I’m sleeping), so I decided to pair this fun, boxy jacket with my outfit. You probably can’t see it in these photos, but I added a small accent braid in my hair to keep it off my face. 

Dress: Dillard’s brand (I swear, I thought this was always an XOXO dress for some reason)
Jacket: Miss Me (awesome hand-me-down from my cousin)
Wedges: Colin Stuart for Victoria’s Secret
Necklace: DIY! (more on that in a future post)
Earrings: Zara Terez “Rockefeller” collection, gift from Spoil Me Fashion

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