Friday, January 29, 2016

Weekday Date Night

I can't believe it is Friday already...where has the week gone?!

Well, last night my husband and I had a weekday date night. We try to do these a couple of times a month, actually. It's often the only time during the week that we are actually able to talk uninterrupted during the week (remember we have 5 kiddos so we are super outnumbered at home!).

I thought I would share my date night outfit with you. It was a very casual date night so it involved some of my very favorite elements: a tunic, boots and leggings. *Gasp* I know, leggings on date night?! Seriously, I thought the same thing but we did a painting class so I thought they would work and I was happy to see 3 other very stylishly dressed ladies at the event also in leggings! :)  It would have been far less comfy to sit perched on the stool in front of my canvas in jeans for hours for sure! 

Please do give me some grace for the poor quality selfies in the mirror. The lighting was terrible in the full length mirror in my bedroom so I had to resort to the bathroom - sorry again!

Tunic/ Leggings/ Watch (Fendi "Zip Code" not available) other styles here/ Zara Boots (no longer available) similar here & here/ Stella & Dot Necklace "Sanibel" reversible pendant/ Coat (Loft - sold out) similar here & here

Soooo, I did make this work for our mid-week painting date night, but I also love wearing this to pick up the kids, run to the grocery, a quick girl's lunch date, etc. This is such a comfortable and easy outfit to wear and really works almost anywhere :) 

This tunic has been featured by about every fashion or style blogger out there so it is nearly sold out, but there are still a FEW sizes and colors available so I wanted to alert you in case you haven' yet heard about it.  
For me it is about a perfect tunic. Even though I am 5'10" you can see that it covers my bottom completely (see above pic)! It is very light weight which I love to have when I wearing a coat because otherwise I start burning up in the car, etc. And really you need it just because it is now on sale for just under $26.00! No kidding!
Note: for size reference mine is a small and I am not a "small" girl. I typically wear a medium in a tunic and sometimes I will go for a large even. I am 5'10" and have a pretty good sized chest so take that into consideration when choosing your size. They do run big.

Leggings (must get yourself a pair if you haven't already!) and boots are old standards of mine.  I LOVE these Zara boots from a few years ago and go back to them time and time again. I own several pairs that are so similar (like the ones I linked above), but these are just a favorite no matter what! 

My coat was a purchase from Loft a few years ago and I get more compliments on this coat than about any of them in my closet (I have a "few";)! And, it is by far the most comfortable one to wear. The perfect weight, length and cut for me.  I referenced a couple above that look very similar since Loft no longer carries this. 

Oh, my watch.  I can't say enough about how much I love this Fendi watch. Although it is no longer available through Fendi you can find similar ones.  I have had this for years and it continues to be my favorite one to wear. It dresses up or down easily and I love the size and uniqueness of it. 

And finallly, I wanted to let you see a few pics from the actual date. We spent 2 hours in an art studio, sipping wine, eating cheese and crackers and getting instruction on how to paint the Cincinnati skyline. It was so much fun! BIG points scored by my husband who arranged the entire thing....he did very good :)  

Our station set-up. Instead of going out to dinner before or after we just took our dinner with us. Merlot soaked Sartori Bellavitano  (Ah-mazing cheese that you must try!),  my favorite Genoa Salami (similar here) and a few of my favorite Carr's Table Water crakers. Seriously soooooo good!

My super good looking date; aka my husband, Derek :)

And here is my finished art (yay).  It was so much fun and I left feeling very artistic :)

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!  



  1. It's awesome that you guys have date nights during the week every now and again. What a great way to catch up! Love what you wore. Those boots are super cute.

  2. Thanks, Shannon. Yes, weekday dates can be AMAZING for our marriage and communication! XO


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