Dressing Up for Date Night

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My mama surprised Sam and I with a date night this weekend. Just for the record, that is the best gift you could ever give parents of small children. Thank you Mama! I've been pouring over my "september issues" trying to get inspired for fall. I mean, really all I wear are jeans and t-shirts and I don't know what's cool so it's pretty awesome to have a fun girly, magazine session from time to time.

So, a date night was the perfect excuse to put some new fashion ideas to the test. I really like getting dressed up for dates. There is just something about still trying to look your best for each other when you're married. I always really appreciate Sam taking the time to smell nice and that he puts on a tie for dates. It makes me feel really loved and I want to be able to look my prettiest for him too.

hat | bag | top | skirt (similar) | booties (similar)

This outfit is a hybrid of some things from last year mixed with some new things like this aubergine blouse. I am really feeling that trend. It's such a rich and romantic color. Don't you think? I also really love wearing hats in the cooler months. It's not cool here AT ALL, but I wanted to feel fancy so I put that hat on and I also love the tone on tone with the top. I pretty much wear those booties every day.

Sam made this bag for me and I am so crazy about it. I get so many compliments on it and it makes me so, so proud to be able to tell people that Sam made it. We spend many hours with me on my laptop and him sewing leather. I love that he's passionate about creating. Makes me happy.

Date nights are my favorite kinds of nights. We got stuck in the rain under an awning with tea and coffee in hand and had real conversations. A luxury these days.

PS Right now at Target if you buy any two Fall Fashion magazines (InStyle, ELLE, and/or Vogue) you get a $5 Target gift card (hizzah!). Available now through Sept 13th.

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  1. Hello, love! I thought I'd look you up here. <3

    1. hi!! thanks for stopping by sweet lady!

  2. looking so dang cute! great outfit! love that fun hat!

    1. ditto kelsey!! thank you for the awesome compliment!!

  3. You look lovely for your date night!


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