Who needs a man when you have a gaggle of girlfriends who understand your twisted sense of humor, your penchant for pints of Ben & Jerry's Half-Baked, and your bitchin' about the idiots you've met on Tinder (can we just admit to ourselves that love is dead and all collectively whisper RIP BOOBOO)?
It seems that when compared to your unbreakable friendships, a man just seems to be the accessory. The proverbial Celine bag. This isn't to trivialize the importance of falling head over Louboutins for someone you care about. By all means, enjoy that love boat. But, in a post-Sex and the City world, you have become more viscerally aware and celebratory of how your girls become your great loves. They are your army (f@%& the word 'squad' - can we pretty please lay this overused term to rest in the same metaphoric graveyard that love is eternally sleeping).
So why not celebrate how much these chicas mean to you by skipping the same-old half-off cocktail at happy hour and head to a fancy-shmancy dinner that Blair Waldorf would be proud of. Reserve a table at Butter - the restaurant Gossip Girl chatted on about almost every episode XOXO - and wear this outfit pictured above. This Pixie Market knit dress (UNDER $100!) is perfect as we transition to chilly temps - pair it with cashmere Wolford tights and trendy Tibi flatforms (ON SALE FOR UNDER $300). A structured black bag adds a hint of luxury to this semi-casual outfit - this bag above is Balenciaga but Forever21's sleek tote will also do the trick and is only $32! Last but not least, since it's getting chilly, throw on a dusty rose BLK DNM leather jacket to add a fun pop of color to an otherwise neutral outfit.