Wednesday, February 17, 2010

my outfit: date night!

My husband and I were lucky enough to have a babysitter for the Valentine's weekend (a free one at that - Thanks Dad!). So we headed out to see the new Valentine's Day movie (very cute, I highly recommend it!) and to dinner at our favorite restaurant (that also has $5 valet, I can't say enough about how I love cheap valet!).

Overall it was a casual night... fun and sweet. So as far as attire went, there was no reason to dress up too much... and really, I'm not much of a dresser-upper. (Though I am the first one to complain that I never have "fancy" clothes in my closet, but truth be told, I wouldn't be that likely to wear them even if I did - the conundrum of being a mom I guess)





What I love is the juxtaposition of the velvet and sequins (just a few on the top... it was a date after all!) with the distressing in the jeans. I love being understated and unexpected at the same time.





How do you like to dress for dates? Casual chic or dressed to the nines?

Details:

Blazer, JCrew
Top, Forever 21 (similar)
Scarf, Limited (similar)
Jeans, Forever 21 (similar)
Boots, MICHAEL Michael Kors (similar)

6 comments:

Little Miss Southern said...

Very cute outfit! LOVE that blazer!

sara said...

You look adorable! I like more casual things for going out too. I've been a stay at home mom for almost 6 years so that has definitely affected my style.

karen said...

I love outfit posts & you look so good! (lucky husband.) I am definitely a casual date night dresser...but I love the heels with super long jeans. It's always nice to make the legs looks super long! (Question: do you ever do jeans tucked in to a flat boot? I keep trying it but feel too equestrian.)

ms. less is always more said...

Thank you all for your sweet comments!

Karen, I do wear flat boots with skinny/straight jeans tucked in - a lot! Here is one outfit: http://goodlifeforless.blogspot.com/2010/02/my-outfit-black-blue-and-grey-all-over.html

Jackie said...

Hooray for date nights! Usually we go casual because we are in such a hurry to get out of the house! But sometimes we do plan ahead for a nicer outing and dress up.

karen said...

Hi Jill!

Thanks so much for answering my question. The outfit is so cute & I've seen it before, I had just forgotten. I think I just needed a little reassuring, but I'm excited to actually try it outdoors this weekend!


 

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