February 27, 2014

Head-To-Toe-Chic: Date Night Essentials

first date outfit

In lieu of an outfit post (I'm lagging, I know! More to come soon, as I know you all are just hanging off your seats waiting to see what I'm wearing next... :P) I'm linking up with Glossy Blonde and My New Favorite Outfit on their new Head-To-Toe-Chic link up! 

This week it's all about date night essentials, but before I go into more detail I have to share something I just realized. Steve and I rarely have date nights (we've pretty much been together since 2005!)-- we usually stay in, or maybe go to a quick, casual dinner and come home-- we're so boring! I'm making it a goal to put more date night's into our life this year-- try new restaurants in the area, actually use the movie tickets we've had on the fridge for 1+ years. I told you, we're lame-o's. 

Anyway, on to date night! When we actually DO go out, these are some of my musts:

1. Paige Denim Skyline Skinny Jeans: My absolute favorite pair of jeans, in a dark wash, they go with basically any kind of top and shoes but are especially perfect with my sheer black button down and BCBG booties.

2. Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC: A small bag or clutch is always a good idea, I don't want to be toting around a huge bag, and they can fit all the necessary essentials-- P-MILK: Phone, Money, ID, Lipgloss & Keys... plus some gum or mints, and a compact. Anyone else drooling over this pretty peachy blush tone?

3. Love Knot Ring, Ariel Gordon Jewelry: Knot rings are the perfect jewelry that says I'm in love without being as cliché as a heart. Disclaimer: I totally have heart rings.

4. Stella, Stella McCartney: Rollerball fragrances (especially this one, I absolutely love the soft rosey scent!) are perfect to throw in your bag for on-the-go and especially for date night when you need a little freshening up after dinner. Smelling like the sushi you just ate is NOT a good thing. Bonus points if it's a scent he picked out for you.

5. Smashbox Blush Rush in Flush: I'm not one to wear a ton of blush, I like soft, natural looking blushes so this pinky-peach shade is great for adding that perfect hint of flush.

What are some of your date night essentials?


  1. I love your essentials, I'm looking for new skinnys, so I need to check these out, I also love this roller ball fragrance, such a great idea. :)

  2. I want to try those jeans, and I love the color of the Mini MAC! And I hear you on the date nights - we've been together for 7 years and ours basically fall on or around holidays, anniversaries or birthdays! :)

  3. I LOVE my Rebecca Minkoff Mini Mac! It definitely fits everything I need without making me feel like I'm carrying a piece of luggage on my shoulder haha. I'm tempted to get more of a casual one though...mine is a little more for special occasions. :)

  4. I love those infinity knots rings and that bag is just awesome!

  5. I want that purse! My goodness it is so cute and the color is beautiful. I think I need the ring too. I love how dainty it is. :)

    xo Always, Abby

  6. Such a simple and pretty outfit for a date night! Love the knot ring too. Have a fab weekend Amanda! xx Kat

    Love and Ace

  7. I love your date night look! That bag and the dark skinny jeans are perfection, as is the ring. My husband and I are very similar, we like to stay in a be relaxed, but I also enjoy a night where I can dress up a little and have fun;)

  8. Ooo that Stella McCartney has sparked my interest. I am going to check it out next time I am in Sephora.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC

  9. My fiance and I are pretty much the same way, especially since we're trying to save money for our house and wedding! But I love the chance to dress up for a date. I love all of your ideas, and they're right up my alley! Cute, but not overdone.


  10. That's a cute look - I guess there are so many tops that would be great with this, too. I'm shifting away from my dark jeans for a spring looks - but one day it is soo cold then a little warm, you can't plan a date night more than a few hours before!!! I won't haul around my mega-purse on a date, even if it is cute bag!


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