I have been secretly obsessing over this dress ever since I found it on Loft’s website. I feel in love with the feminine details with the ruffled sleeves, and the faux wrap look. I kept telling myself that I couldn’t justify this dress at $100. The fact that it wasn’t school appropriate was the biggest road block in my mind. Unfortunately, the cold shoulder aspect of this dress is not appropriate for school.
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Then came the 4th of July sale. I stopped in to see if there wasn’t anything I could live without. Again, I found myself eyeing this dress and decided to try it on. Secretly, I was hoping that I would hate the fit and I could move on. Unfortunately, I fell even more in love with this dress. I loved the fit and it made me feel girly! After I left Loft, I called hubby and told him I bought a total frivolous dress and he needed to take me on a date!
Last Friday evening, my mom offered to watch the boys so we decided a night out was a must! We went to dinner at my favorite Japanese Steakhouse. We ate way to much so we decided to go walk at Jefferson Pointe, our local outdoor mall. There was an outdoor concert so we got to enjoy some 80’s rock. Hubby was in heaven! I got so many compliments on this pretty dress it made it worth while.
I felt that this dress spoke for itself so I kept the accessories simple. I went with my favorite Kendra Scott necklace that adjusts to the perfect length. I then added Sugar Fix earrings to pull the look together. I loved how it turned out and I felt great about myself. What have you resisted buying only to give in and fall in love?
Summer is in full swing here in our household! I feel like we have been running nonstop since April. Between baseball for both of our boys, and soccer for one of them we are running ragged! Once a month hubby and I try to get a night out with just the two of us. It doesn’t always happen especially in the height of sport’s season. With the end of baseball we are planning a date night for just the two of us. When we go out we love to have a nice dinner at one of our favorite restaurants. I normally indulge on these nights since they are few and far between.
Since I know our date night is on the horizon, I have begun to outfit plan. For date nights, I like something special that I feel confident and sexy in, without being over the top! Summer is a perfect time to show a little skin yet remain modest. This high neck top is in one of my favorite color palettes. I am not sure why, but I am always drawn to neutrals.
I am also drawn to golds and leopard print when I go neutral with my colors. I love the way that they casually accent one another. These Marlana sandals by Koolaburra from UGG were the perfect pairing! I love the slight wedge that helps elongate my legs, but aren’t too high that I will be uncomfortable by the end of the night.
Before collaborating with Koolaburra, I never realized that UGG made anything other than boots. I was not disappointed by the choices on their site! Koolaburra has everything from boots, sandals, sneakers, even slippers! These Marlana beauties are extremely comfortable! They have a padded insoles that makes these sandals perfect for all day wear not just for a night out! The zip up back make it very easy to slip them on and go! What is your go to look for date nights?
I was super excited to go out to dinner last weekend for my birthday! I always struggle through with what to wear when going out. I wanted to wear something special that is not my everyday. Let’s face it girls, we want our men to notice how fabulous we look! I was at a loss on what to wear until I saw this gorgeous off the shoulder top from Lane201.
I’ve been obsessed with bell sleeves lately and the fact that this top had them had me swooning! The flowiness of this top was feminine and a touch on the provocative side that was perfect for a night out. I added simple jewelry so the top was showcased. When hubby noticed my outfit I knew I had chosen well! This one definitely caught his eye! These sassy sunglasses from Vera Bradley helped me feel even more put together.
These Steve Madden boots are one of my favorite pairs! They are extremely comfortable and go with just about anything! They were one of the best gifts I received this Christmas! What is your go to look for date night?
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I’ve been wanting to try faux leather leggings for a while now. I wasn’t sure though if they were age appropriate. When I saw that Gray Monroe had a pair I decided to give them a try. Since the leggings have arrived I have been wearing them nonstop! I’ve been playing with different ways to style these leggings. Unfortunately, these leggings are sold out.
This has been my go to look for weekends! I love an oversized top, tennis shoes, and to dress up the look a scarf. I decided to switch out my normal leggings and give the faux leather leggings a try! This was so much fun and extremely comfortable!
I have been drawn to all black looks lately. I am not sure why, but I have been wanting to play with different textures and pieces. The touches of leopard help add a bit of contrast to the look. This tasselled sweater from Haute Shop Co. can be styled in so many ways. To check out the other outfit inspiration read about it here. You can also use code musings20 for 20% off your entire order!
This last look was one that I wore to work a few weeks ago! I wasn’t sure if the faux leather leggings were work appropriate. Thankfully, I have a few ladies that I was able to text and they assured me they were fine! I loved how this turned out! The long tunic and lower heeled boot made it perfect for school.
Have you tried faux leather leggings yet? How would you wear them?
To be honest, Valentine’s Day is really just another day in our house. We don’t really do anything special to celebrate. Before kids we would go out to dinner and possibly a movie. Now that we are old and married, Valentine’s Day usually involves ordering out. It is a win in my book if I don’t have to cook dinner! I had some time this morning and thought it would be fun to outfit plan for Valentine’s Day! Maybe I can talk hubby into a date night! I love the idea of getting dressed for dinner and decided to play a bit in my closet to bring you three looks for Valentine’s Day. What outfit would you wear for Valentine’s Day?
This first look is one that I would wear out to dinner or to work. I love the pop of red that the pants bring to the entire look. The poncho and layered striped tee is incredibly comfy, but is dressed up by accessories and a fun pair of flats. The trim on this Baciano poncho is the perfect detail. Use code musingsofashopaholicmama2017 for 20% off your order!
This is by far my favorite look! If we do end up going out to dinner next weekend I will be wearing this! I love the colors blush and red together! The touches of leopard helps tie it all together. I find that you can add leopard touches to any outfit! A clutch is a great way to accessorize any look. This one from Simply9Designs is my go to accessory!
Day Date or Work:
When pulling items out of my closet to style, this skirt was the first one that came to mind. It is one of my favorites! I love the fact that it has pockets and fits so well! I wanted to figure out something I could wear to work that was appropriate. These flats from JuJus hadd the comfort that I needed, but still dressed up the entire look. To keep this outfit modest, I added a blush cardigan and kept it buttoned up!