Hot Summer Nights



Outfit Details || Top:  Lane201 || Shorts:  Loft || Tote:  c/o Vera Bradley || Hat:  Target || Sunglasses:  Loft || Earrings: Kendra Scott || Shoes:  Macy’s ||


We just recently returned home from a trip to the Keys in Florida!  We had an amazing trip with lots of great memories.   I tried to do a capsule wardrobe, but I found even with the limited items I brought I didn’t wear half of what I packed!  We stayed mostly in our swimsuits and went to the beach, except for dinner in the evening.   Many of the restaurants we went to were outside so it was fun to dress for the hot summer nights!



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When I found this top at Lane 201 I knew that it was the perfect top for the keys!  I love the way that a white top helps enhance a sun-kissed look!   The lace, ruffles, and off the shoulder top had the feminine detailing that I have been loving this summer.  To help make this look a little more casual I added my favorite pair of distressed denim shorts from  Loft.


One of the evenings that we went out to dinner we visited a restaurant that had a pool!  This was the perfect thing to keep my boys entertained while we waited on our table.  Knowing that I needed beach towels and sunscreen, my Vera Bradley tote was the perfect accessory.  I was able to carry everything I needed for the boys along with my wallet!.



I threw on my hat, sunglasses, and kept my accessories simple with my favorite pair of Kendra Scott earrings.  Since I packed light I only took two pairs of sandals with me.  One being these from Macy’s.  They are currently under $20, and have been a closet staple this summer!  It was the perfect outfit to sit out by the pool while waiting on our table.  The fruity drink also didn’t hurt!  What do you like to wear on hot summer nights?


Feminine Details


Outfit Details || Dress: Loft || Earrings: Sugar Fix || Sandals: Macy’s || Necklace: Kendra Scott ||


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?



Date Night with Koolaburra by UGG

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.

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|| Sandals: c/o Koolaburra by Ugg ||

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?





Date Night

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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Faux Leather Leggings

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.

Outfit Details || Top:  Lane201 || Shoes:  Amazon || Scarf:  Amazon || Sunglasses:  JuJus ||

Casual Chic:

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!


Outfit Details || Top:  Haute Shop Co. || Shoes:  Similar || Clutch: Simply9Designs ||

Date Night:

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!


Outfit Details || Top:  Outer Grace Boutique || Shoes:  Amazon || Necklace:  Kendra Scott || Sunglasses:  JuJus ||

Work Appropriate:

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?