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Lyndsey Forest, Over My Styled Body

Ever since I was a little girl I loved playing dress up. Even now, being a so called “adult” I still love playing in my wardrobe; mixing, matching, and DIY’ing. This blog will give you a daily dose of my style…what i’ll be wearing through the good times and even the bad. I hope you enjoy and follow me through my adventures in fashion!








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Winter Date Ideas and Fashions

Wednesday December 03 , 2014

Whether you’re going on a first date or your 100th date, finding the perfect date look can be a little tricky. But with the holiday season right around the corner, Old Strathcona has an abundance of fabulous festive pieces, perfect for an evening out with a loved one!

I had the pleasure of partnering with Old Strathcona to bring you 3 date looks all styled from local businesses and boutiques in the area. We even went on Breakfast Television to talk a little fashion, have some fun, and show off some of the fabulous pieces the Old Strathcona shops had to offer. I have to admit, I think I enjoyed the shopping a little to much as I now have a long Christmas wish list of goodies that caught my eye.

Not only does Old Strathcona have some pretty fabulous clothes, but if you’re looking for fun date ideas you can always find something great to do. Grabbing a cup of coffee or going to the notorious Saturday farmer’s market is just the tip of the iceberg!

And if you’re looking for a daytime date look I suggest a more casual approach with a great coat, lots of layers, and a fun pair of sneakers. These looks just go to show that you can still be comfortable while looking fashionable and date ready!

Female Model:
Beanie: Foosh Coat: Oak + Fort Sweater: Foosh Clutch: Bamboo Ballroom Denim: Foosh Sneakers: Foosh

Male Model:
Jacket: Foosh Hoodie: Foosh Pants: Foosh Sneakers: Foosh

For couples who are looking for good eats and something other than a movie, Old Strathcona has a variety of live theater shows and performances to choose from. For this type of date look you want to dress things up a bit and have fun mixing and matching with textures and prints.

Female Model:
Dress: Bamboo Ballroom Jacket: Bamboo Ballroom Clutch: Bamboo Ballroom

Male Model:
Blazer: Jaisel Shirt: Jaisel Bow-tie: Jaisel Denim: Jaisel Shoes: Foosh

For a couple who loves the night life Old Strathcona is definitely the ‘it’ place in Edmonton! From pubs to clubs, the area’s night life is always electric and on the go. So for this type of date night out it’s all about having fun! For her, a great party skirt and some animal print. And for him, it’s all about a nice fitted blazer and a great pair of dark denim. These two are ready for a fun night out on the town!

Female Model:
Coat: Bamboo Ballroom Crop Top: Bamboo Ballroom Skirt: Bamboo Ballroom

Male Model:
Blazer: Jaisel Shirt: Jaisel Pocket Square: Jaisel Denim: Jaisel Shoes: Jaisel

Now that you’re overflowing with amazing date outfit ideas, be sure to check out Old Strathcona for your next look. Besides the fashion, the best part about shopping in the area is the sense of community you feel when you’re out and about. Shopping local is a great way to get to know your city and support your community. And who doesn’t love that!?

For more fashion inspiration be sure to stop by my blog, Over My Styled Body, where I’m offering up a daily dose of my style one outfit at a time!

Happy Styling!