Autumn OOTD: Date

Autumn OOTD: Date

Mes chéries, I’m celebrating Friday a little early today since it’s my last day in the office for the week. One of my best friends from college, Rebekah, is coming into the city and staying with me for the next four days. I cannot be more excited, as we have a full itinerary for the weekend! Stay tuned to see where we adventure to this weekend on my Instagram story.

Now I don’t know about where you loves live, but the city has continued to fluctuate in temperature throughout the first half of October. While it got a little more chilly this past week, temperatures have increased to the low 70s once again. You know what that means: weather confused outfits! As much as I hate to admit it, I like milking seasonal pieces for as long as I can and incorporating them into the next season. For me, it makes me feel like I get the bang for my buck and lets me enjoy my clothes and shoes for longer.

In this OOTD, I had the pleasure of walking the streets of South Street Seaport by FiDi (Financial District) with the lovely Tiffany Marie of and her boyfriend Alex when they came to visit New York (SHOUTOUT to Alex for being the sweetest and taking these beautiful photos for me). We all desperately wanted to be in OTK boots and cute sweaters, but the weather had a different idea.

As a result, I paired this ruffly bodysuit from Necessary Clothing with one of my old Banana Republic skirts (excuse the inner lining that somehow got stretched out and kept peeking from under the hem, ugh) and a light pink duster from Boohoo which you may recognize from my Stony Spring OOTD and Capturing Your Capsule posts. Since it was still very warm out, I threw on my pair of lace-up sandals from Lulus. No surprise here, but I topped the outfit off with my Kate Spade purse, my one bag that seems to match everything at every season more than I ever imagined it would.

Have you ever noticed that certain outfits give off an aura or feeling because of the match or mismatch of texture? While I love mismatching fabrics, there is something really nice about wearing pieces made from the same material with the same texture. The duster is made from the same fabric as the bodysuit, which helps tie the entire look together and give off a feminine and flirty vibe.

Another thing I like about this outfit is how comfortable it is, even though it’s dressier than your average day-to-day outfit. The fabric of the bodysuit is very forgiving, and the skirt sits at your natural waist meaning you don’t need to suck in after a large lunch (which I shamelessly had before meeting up with them).


As you can guess from the title, this flirty outfit is inspired by those cute daytime second or third dates when you’re really staring to get to know the person better. I hesitate to say I’d wear this outfit on a first date, mainly because it’s more of a daytime outfit, and I usually picture first dates to occur in the evening.

The flowing duster also makes the outfit a little more ~extra~ and I like to play it a little safer for first dates. I love how regal a person looks with anything flowing behind them. When there’s a long flowing fabric following you, it really elevates your outfit and your confidence! The pinks and soft tones help create a flirty romantic aura, making this outfit cute and suitable for a brunch date, a coffee date, or exploring neighborhoods around town.

Speaking of cute neighborhoods, have you loves ever visited South Street Seaport? It’s an adorable little area by the actual seaport on the lower right side of FiDi here in Manhattan. There are tons of great restaurants, bars, boutiques, and cobblestone streets. There is even a museum! Walking down the streets, you can also enjoy a view of the Brooklyn Bridge and Brooklyn, the sea port, and the skyscrapers in FiDi. But one of the coolest things to do while you’re down here is to be near the water! Whether that’s jumping on a ferry or riding a bike across the bridge, the view is fantastic at sundown. I have yet to get a chance photograph it, as it’s always SO packed when I am able to make it down here, but I promise you the sight is breathtaking.

That’s all for now, mes chéries! I hope you enjoyed this little OOTD and a peak at one of my favorite areas downtown. If you’re curious to see where my adventures with Rebekah take us this weekend, be sure to follow me on Instagram and check out my stories each day!

Have a fabulous weekend! Bisou, bisou…






Bodysuit: Necessary Clothing ($21)
Skirt: Banana Republic (many seasons ago)
Duster: Boohoo (~$30)
Lulus (~$23)
Kate Spade


Erica Huang
Erica Huang

Based in New York City, Erica Huang is the creator and voice behind Bouge & Rouge. This blog is a playground of her thoughts where she invites you to join her on her journey through her 20s. Erica shares her lifestyle, fashion and beauty tips, adventures, and personal thoughts with the goal of inspiring others to always persevere and be unapologetically yourself.

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