Sunday, August 28, 2011

All dressed up with somewhere to go!

I was just telling my husband last night how fun it is to get dressed up. I jump at the chance! How I wish I had more places to go so I had good reason to get all dressed up. After school pick-up in tall, skinny-heeled stilettos just isn't that practical. Don't get me wrong, I do "dress-up" some days just for my daily routine but I do so mainly because I like to, not because I have any good reason to. Call me vain, but I feel better about myself when I'm dressed up a little. It does wonders for your self-confidence. Last night I actually had good reason to get dressed up (YAY!)...hubby took me out on a date. He even planned the whole thing! We went to dinner at Morton's Steakhouse (SOOOO good), grabbed ice cream at this really old but well-known joint called Gunther's Ice Cream Shop (Butter Pecan in a waffle cone...YUM) and then ended the night by going to Music Circus to see "Miss Saigon" (California Musical Theater). I loved it. We really like going to plays when we get the chance, but it definitely has to be the right kind of play. Going to the theater makes me feel a little more cultured than I really am, and I get to dress up...BONUS!

Here's proof we got out of the house together without kids in tow:

And here's what I wore out on our date:

-Floral Print Tank-Loft (Spring 2010)
-Cardigan-Gap Outlet (OLD)
-Pizarro Skirt-Shabby Apple
-Enzo Angiolini "Sully" Platform Pump-Nordstrom (July 2011 Anniversary Sale purchase)
-Weave & Plait Belt-Anthropologie
-Earrings-Banana Republic
-Necklace and Bracelets-Tiffany

This is my debut of this cute skirt from Shabby Apple...I must say it's WAY longer on my short legs than it is on the model in the product shot. I actually really liked the length though with the cute scallops coming just added a little something extra to it. Had it been solid all the way down I think it would have cut me off and looked odd. I am wearing this in an XS which fit well. The only complaint I have about this skirt is the fact that it's not lined. It really could have used some lining just for ease of wear. All well...obviously, not a deal breaker. This skirt is part of their new "Inca Trail" release...check out the whole collection HERE.

We're off to have dinner with friends this afternoon...and then a new week begins bright and early tomorrow morning! Hope you've had a great weekend!


  1. I could not agree with the post more with your post. I love to dress up any chance I get. I too feel better when I do. Nothing wrong with that! You look fab in your outfit.

  2. What a great outfit, fun color combination. I love the cardi and the belt.

  3. This is such a beautiful skirt, especially the color! It's a shame its so long, which probably means it wouldn't work out on me. But I can always live vicariously through you :D. And purple and yellow are such a great color combo!

    I'm the same way, I LOVE to get dressed up and have somewhere to go. Call me vain but it just validates my day.

  4. I agree I LOVE to get all dressed up!! I do not get to do it as often as I like but always enjoy when I get to. I love the color of your skirt. You look great!

  5. Yay for date night! You look fantastic, the colors work so well together and that skirt is pretty amazing!

  6. Your outfit is adorable! It's always fun to dress up, glad you guys got to have a date night! Have a great week! Xo, Katie

  7. You and your hubby are so cute!! And i'm with ya on dressing up, I just love it and jump at every chance I get. That skirt is really pretty too!

  8. I always say I would rather be the one over-dressed than under-dressed any day! You look wonderful for your date that skirt!

  9. I actually LOVE that length! I've been so into below the knee dresses/skirts! And the color is so rich and pretty :)

  10. Ok, so how did I not know about this blog?! Love it. I'm going to have to go back sometime and read old posts!

  11. You and your hubs are so cute together. That shabby apple skirt looks so great on you, but what doesn't?! Been wondering about the fit on it. I too love dressing up for dates. So rare these days....I take any chance I can as well.