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Casual Date Night in Bench #LoveMyHood

Bench Clothing Outfit

Summer evenings are my absolute favourite time of day. Because we live so close to the water, we like to go for evening walks and take advantage of all the waterfront has to offer. I put together this outfit of items from Bench for a casual night out last week. We grabbed a drink on a patio nearby, and then walked along the water home.

Bench has been a brand that I have always come back to over the years. I remember in high school saving for an olive green hoodie with the word Bench. in lime green written down the arm. I was so proud of it and felt cool every time I wore it. Last week I was looking for a comfortable outfit that I could dress up a bit and these Bench items fit the bill perfectly. I love the soft skirt and loose shirt together. The pieces are comfortable, but feminine. The jacket adds the perfect pop of colour and structure and is a great thickness for summer evenings or fall days. When I first tried this jacket on and saw the back neckline in the mirror I had the same cool feelings all over again – as when I wore my first Bench hoodie back in high school. I knew I had to get it!

Bench Maxi Skirt

Bench Clothing Outfit

The best part about this skirt?! It’s a maxi skirt too! I was so surprised when I realized that you could button the hem to wear this skirt short or long. SUCH a great idea! Oh yeah…it also just went on sale!
Bench Maxi Skirt

Bench Red Jacket

What I’m Wearing…
Bench t-shirt c/o
Bench Skirt c/o
Bench Jacket c/o
Zara heels
Proenza Schouler PSII tiny purse
Swarovski Ring

Also, check out these Bench Baddah leggings which are all made in Canada! 

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  1. Courtney

    August 23rd, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    loving the skirt–it’s such a versatile piece!

    XO Color Me Courtney

  2. Emily H

    August 24th, 2015 at 8:01 am

    Thanks Courtney! I love the skirt too! IT is so versatile especially because you can wear it two ways…it’s like buying 2 items in 1! Thanks for the comment! xo

  3. Denina Martin

    August 24th, 2015 at 1:22 am

    It’s a beautiful combination. That pop of red looks very nice! And the bag… do I need to say anything about it? 🙂 <3

    Purely Me by Denina Martin

  4. Emily H

    August 24th, 2015 at 8:00 am

    Thanks so much for the comment Denina! I can’t deny that the purse is one of my favourites hehe. Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Aneta

    August 24th, 2015 at 2:24 am

    I’m loving this look! Looks so comfy but still chic! I would probably pair it with sneakers (cause I’m such a lazy person to wear heels haha)! But I adore your sandals. Loving it 🙂

  6. Emily H

    August 24th, 2015 at 7:59 am

    Thanks so much Aneta!! I totally considered sneakers with this outfit, I think they would look great too! I went for the heels just to dress it up a tad though…and I have worn these ones so much that they are almost as comfortable as sneakers! Thanks so much for stopping by!

  7. Miss Pippi

    August 24th, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    I ove your skirt!

  8. Emily H

    August 25th, 2015 at 10:01 am

    Thank you! I think it’s great too, I love that it can be worn 2 ways. Thanks for reading!

  9. Mischelle

    August 25th, 2015 at 2:15 am

    Cute outfit! You look beautiful!


  10. Emily H

    August 25th, 2015 at 10:01 am

    Thanks so much Mischelle! Thanks for stopping by!

  11. Coco la Magnifique

    August 25th, 2015 at 4:03 am

    I am deeply in love with this outfit. The combination between your bench jacket and your skirt and shoes is magnificent :9

    x Coco

  12. Emily H

    August 25th, 2015 at 10:02 am

    Hi Coco! So glad you like it. Thanks for such a nice comment and for stopping by!

  13. Lylaa Shaikh

    August 25th, 2015 at 10:27 am

    So gorgeous. Love the shoes!!

  14. Emily H

    August 25th, 2015 at 10:31 am

    Thanks Laylaa! They are my favourites, I got them at Zara last year and I wish I had bought 2 pairs! Hah! Thanks for stopping by!

  15. vanessa

    August 25th, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    amazing look!


  16. Emily H

    August 25th, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    Thanks so much!

  17. Emily H

    August 25th, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    Thanks a lot for the comment Vanessa!

  18. Megan

    August 25th, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    loving that skirt and how you paired it all together, so gorgeous.

    Xo, Megan,

  19. Emily H

    August 25th, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    Thanks so much Megan! Glad you like the look 🙂 Thanks for reading!

  20. Katie

    August 26th, 2015 at 10:05 am

    This jacket was such a great addition to your look.The bright color paired with the more neutral shades is perfect!

  21. Emily H

    August 26th, 2015 at 10:21 am

    Thanks Katie! Glad you like it! I loved the addition of the red too 🙂 Thanks for reading!

  22. Elizabeth T.

    August 26th, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    Loving this gorgeous look 🙂
    Very effortless yet elegant at the same time <3

    xo, elizabeth t.

  23. Emily H

    August 27th, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    Thank you Elizabeth! That is just what I was going for, so glad you thought so! Thanks for stopping by! xo

  24. Rachel

    August 26th, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    What a fabulous skirt! A 2 en 1 really. i love that you can change your look while you are on the go. You look great.

  25. Emily H

    August 27th, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    Thanks Rachel! Yes it is totally a 2 in 1! Amazing right?! Thanks for reading! xo

  26. JLu

    August 26th, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    You have styled that skirt so nicely! Love the two-ways to wear 🙂

  27. Emily H

    August 27th, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    Thanks Julia! I was so excited to discover it could be worn 2 ways! Thanks for stopping by!

  28. idalia

    August 26th, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    omg obsessed how you styled this outfit!


  29. Emily H

    August 27th, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    Thanks for such a sweet comment Idalia!

  30. Amanda

    August 26th, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    I love the pieces you used to put this look together!! …And that blue ring is fab! 🙂

  31. Emily H

    August 27th, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    Thanks Amanda!! Glad you noticed the ring…it was a gift to me and I absolutely love it too! Thanks for stopping by!

  32. Kathy

    August 26th, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    Love this grey skirt on you. Love that you can wear it short or long. It looks great with the red jacket. I love that black purse as well.


  33. Emily H

    August 27th, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    Thank you Kathy! Happy to hear you like everything! Thanks for the comment and for reading! xo

  34. Akanksha Padhi

    August 27th, 2015 at 9:27 am

    I love the look. And the skirt is simply fab. Will start looking for it 🙂


  35. Emily H

    August 27th, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    Thanks Akanksha! I linked to it in the post if you are after it – it is on sale and super comfy! Thanks for reading!

  36. Sara

    August 28th, 2015 at 6:08 am

    Beautiful look! I love the shoes <3

  37. Emily H

    August 28th, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    Thanks Sara!! They are my absolute favourite shoes! Thanks for reading!


  38. Ana Calin

    August 29th, 2015 at 10:12 am

    Hi Emily! I’m not writing as a fashion anything, since I’m not exactly a fashion girl, but I support people with a passion (like indie fashion designers, jewlery makes, writers, potters, ingenious plumbers, ingenious electricians, small entrepreneurs, etc.) with free advertising. I do this for free. Although many have told me it’s hard to believe, it’s true. I’m convinced the world needs more entrepreneurs – hard-working people with a passion, not greedy business minds. So to cut to the chase: Do you happen to know such people who need free advertising? Maybe fashion designers (I just published an article about one based in Germany). I’d publish articles about them on my blog and later in September start a promotion campaign in Germany, with me translating some promotional material into German at no charge. I’d be really happy to read from you!

  39. Beauty Follower

    August 31st, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    Awesome casual look, dear!

  40. Emily H

    August 31st, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    Thank you so much!

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