A few weeks ago, I had a dinner date with my SO at Chelsea's swanky sushi spot, Morimoto. I wanted to dress up but I knew I wouldn't have time to go home and change before dinner. So, for times like these, I make a sultry dress daytime (and work-time) appropriate by tempering it with casual pieces, like this military jacket and chunky neutral heels.
Once I left work, I stashed the jacket and sandals in my bag and traded 'em in for strappy patent leather heels to go with my leather number. And voilà, date-night ready in a pinch!
Photo: Courtesy of Lydia Hudgens.