Every girl should take a night to go on a girlfriend date. Dress up and do something fun. And gosh, make it a regular occurrence!
Last Saturday, I was my friend, Jen's +1 for the opening night of the Lyric Opera in Chicago. We had tickets to the Marriage of Figaro and it was my first time at the Opera. We were both remarking how dressed up Chicago was. It was nice for a change. People are so casual these days.
Of course, I do not own a long, formal dress. You knew that was coming, right? Truly. You just have to believe me. And...I scored this floor length Calvin Klein on sale for 30% off the night before at Lord & Taylor.
...kids in tow, laying on the dressing room floor...you know the drill.
I'm pretty excited about it. I know it's one of those timeless pieces that I will wear over and over again and I'm sure there will be more black tie events in our future. At least I hope, right? What girl doesn't love dressing up a bit?
Shop my outfit below:
I don't know a singular woman who doesn't love a good deal. Myself included. This dress is under $50 and on mega sale due to the impending holidays. I think it would be equally cute with a pair of black tights and mary janes...in the summer, with espadrilles or platforms.
I've always been somewhat of a skeptic regarding Cyber Week. Or perhaps just not ready to get my holly jolly on. I would shop sporadically all month and go at my own pace. I feel differently this year. Honestly, I think it's because I ready to celebrate the end of a very difficult year. The ups and downs were tremendous so holiday shopping and the holiday spirit seem like something I can rally around.
The black and white phase continues. It's just SO easy to get dressed. I know you all discovered this before me so please forgive. This was yesterday's shoot outfit for a day of schlepping without sacrificing chic.
Monday...we meet again! Hi friends! Back at it again after a busy weekend. I think we are all feeling the same, right? It was full but it was so great. Mom + Dad got a little date night fun in and we pretty much laid around all Sunday. Okay, that was me. I laid around all Saturday. #truth
When you look at me, you probably thing "DANGER." I know. I totally get it. Suburban mom in black. Watch out!
In all honesty, I love an all black ensembles. It's the young girl longing to be a New Yorker in me that never quite dissolved. Coulda, shoulda, woulda right? It's cool.
Greetings! Long time no write or at least it feels like it. Are you guys entering Thanksgiving mode? I feel like we just stored all the pumpkin goodies and I am already seeing Christmas commercials. Heaven help me!
This is a Friday dress. No muss, no fuss. And velvet is right on trend at the moment. Who knew?
No, I actually totally knew and have been hesitant to jump back onto the velvet train, however, when I saw this dress - it was a non-starter.
Attending a college football game 17 years after the fact is a completely different experience. Dare I say - I felt old but I was really glad to be through all the trials and tribulations of my 20's.
My husband and I attended the Iowa/Northwestern game with friends this past weekend and I joked that this was my tailgating attire. It may not have been school gear but I did represent in t-shirt colors!
There's something about a crisp, cold morning that I really love. I think it makes coffee taste that much better. Just a theory I have. By noon, the sun has burned off and what you get is the perfect Fall day that does not necessitate a jacket. My favorite!
I am mourning the loss of another weekend. I feel like October is flying by so quickly. It's insane. From here on out we are going to try and cram as much pumpkin into our schedule as possible. I will admit...the weather has been hovering at this perfect 70ish mark which makes outfit prepping kinda fun still. Not quite in layers but chilly at night.