Rachel's date night essentials for a busy woman

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Rachel's date night essentials for a busy woman
"They’re flat which makes them comfortable and casual enough to run around the city in all day, but chic enough to be appropriate for dinner out at night."
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"Understated black Givenchy envelope bag that doubles as a clutch, messenger bag and big enough for day that I can fit the essentials plus a notebook."
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"Leather can look edgy-casual during the day and dressy at night. I love these because the stretch fabric on the back makes them more comfortable, they don’t stretch out like traditional leather pants, and they are less than half the price of all-leather pants."
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"A pair of Laurence Dacade black studded booties or J.Crew Everly pumps in teal under my desk to switch it up at the end of the day."
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"Old-school Prada nylon pouch filled with make-up essentials (Maybelline Full n Soft mascara, Burt’s Bees chapstick, Kevyn Aucoin blush, Chanel blush brush and Jane Iredale eye liner) for a touch-up at the end of the day."
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"I've been a huge fan of Lisa Salzer’s work at Lulu Frost for as long as I can remember. Her pieces can instantly make any t-shirt or outfit conversation-worthy."    
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StyleList guest editor Rachel Blumenthal knows a thing or two about juggling work life, home life, and a love life -- but it's not always easy! As a new mom, Rachel understands the importance of spending time with her husband (and Warby Parker co-founder) Neil. While the couple's busy schedules can make planning a date night difficult, Rachel's wardrobe is always ready for a quick dinner out or a full-fledged, romantic evening in New York City.

We asked Rachel to share her date night essentials -- from a pair of gorgeous J.Crew leather leggings to chic studded booties. Click through the gallery above to her picks.
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