AUrate New York is a jewellery company with a conscience. They got in touch with me to ask if I could take part in an empowerment project they're promoting by sharing how I would style a look to transition from day to night. As a working mum who sometimes heads to events in the evenings, I knew I could do this easily. Then I learned more about the social enterprise they're running over at AUrate, where they've partnered with Philidelphia schools to donate books to economically underprivileged children with each piece of jewellery sold. They call it A Book for your Look and I was happy to share more about it and the brand behind it.
Another part of AUrate New York's story that I love is their sustainable vision and support for local business. All their jewellery is handmade in New York and is sourced ethically. Check their blog for more information here. They are the perfect brand to share on my blog for Fashion Revolution week.
If I know I've got an evening event to go to, I usually pick an outfit that can be easily dressed up and down. I tend to be overdressed for work anyhow, so no one notices if I dress up. Of course I picked something secondhand with this little black dress from French Connection from Rock My Vintage (who I collaborated with here). I thought it was a good look to transition from day to night because accessories can change how it looks very easily.
For day, this LBD can be styled with a cute denim jacket, some brown stacked sandals and a simple gold chain like this Connected Necklace from AUrate. I love the idea of wearing black with brown and denim makes any look perfectly casual and breezy.
Outfit details: French Connection dress from Rock My Vintage, Vintage Prada sandals at Lollipuff, denim jacket from Ebay
For night, this LBD can be easily transformed. The mesh and floral applique detail adds a sexy element to an already sexy wiggle style dress. I would keep it simple and add some more jewellery like these pieces I've picked from AUrate New York along with some sexy strappy sandals and you're good for any date night or fashion event. I love the tassels on these heels as they add such a fun detail. I have a similar pair and when I wear them, I just want to move!
Outfit details: French Connection Floral Cage dress (link above), Strappy Heel with Side Tassel from Angl, Asymmetric Pearl Collar and Long Bar Necklace both from AUrate New York.
Layering jewellery is an easy way to change a look from day to night. How do you transition your look from day to night? Let me know what your tips are, I'd love to hear.
And do check out this brand. I love what they're doing. Read more about them and what they're doing to empower people with co-founder Sophie Kahn.