So I thought I'd share a happier day in my life...last Saturday's date night! I used to sneer at women who talked about "date night" and getting all excited about it. I just didn't get it. I thought, well, we live together, we see each other all the time, we go out, what's the big deal?
But then we moved back to the US and suddenly I had free babysitters (gracias mamá) and we could actually go out again, and I'm talking to non-child friendly places. You know, the kind we used to go to!
Like a real date, make out and all (do people still say that?) I mean, how great is that?! No Little M around, we can have real adult conversations, hang with other non-parent friends and again, a little smooching like the old times. And I get to come home with the hottest guy at the party guilt free. SCORE! It really has helped bring a spark back into our relationship and I think we are both much happier.
But date night style doesn't have to be all glitz and glamour, in my case I went for cute, colorful and *cheap* No, not me. Jut the prices!!
Heading to our fave French hangout Bistro du Coin in Dupont Circle
Top: Loft $15 on sale!
Green jeans: $25 Old Navy
Cobalt bag: $24 Old Navy
Turquoise Sandals: $15 Target
Handbag necklace: 2 Primark
I should have taken a picture of the back of this top, because it has buttons going down the back of my neck. Very cute and feminine. It got a bit colder later in the evening and I put on my fave blue blazer from Uniqlo.
Dressing nice/stylish doesn't have to cost much
Someone left a comment on another post saying they would hoping to make more money this year to buy nice clothes. You don't need a lot of money, just creativity and making sure you buy key pieces you can wear for years.
Nothing I am wearing is new, in fact you have seen them many times on here. Each item is either borrowed, re-shopped from my closet and each item on it's own is less than $30. I have still not gone the thrift store route, but I'm getting there!
Loft can be very pricey, but their sales are amazing and they have one on at least once a month. Old Navy is very well priced and have sizes beyond 16 and Target doesn't carry much costing more than $30. So really, no need to break the bank. Now get out there and find some hot deals!
And about date night, I hope you are going on them too!
Sharing with Transatlantic Blonde for What I Wore Wednesday