Friday Favorites…on Saturday
So, I had the choice to either stay home and blog “Friday Favorites” yesterday OR go out of town shopping with some of the funniest, genuine, and most authentic girls I don’t get to see nearly enough. Is it even a choice?
We laughed, shopped, snapped selfies (unsuccessfully), and ate double doozie cookies. I’m not sure the day could have been any better. It was worth every penny and every calorie. It was also worth pushing Friday Favorites to Saturday. I’m fairly certain that y’all are not planning weekends around “Friday Favorites.” If you are, please call some girlfriends and plan a girls’ day out. You need to get out. You don’t have to shop, but definitely eat a cookie.
Tonight, I am going out with my man on a long overdue date night. I’m not sure where we are going, or what our evening will entail; however, I’m stoked that it will not include watching soccer, baseball, WWE, or any words that include (but aren’t limited to) “Y’all. Get along” or “Be Kind.” He’s stoked it will not include computers, iPhones, or my nose in a book.
So, I thought it fitting that this week’s Friday Favorites (on Saturday) embraces the Date Night.
Friday Favorites for Date Night
My favorite “go-to” outfit is a pair of jeans, a flowy tank-top, and either heels or flats. There is SO MUCH you can add to this canvas…a scarf, a military jacket, a statement necklace, a fedora. Think of this basic outfit as paint on the walls in the room. The decorations you add (accessories) give the room the “feeling” you want the room to convey. Same is true with an outfit. Here’s my favorite date night outfit:
My favorite Jeans
I’m not even kidding when I tell you that I have tried on every. single. pair of jeans ever made in the whole wide world (okay, slight exaggeration). For several years, I didn’t even wear jeans because I could not find a pair that worked with my body type. I found Target jeans last summer, and next to my salvation, marriage, and birth of my children, it was one of the happiest days of my life.
The key to jeans is similar to dating–lots of losers before you find the one that can handle your crazy. Try on all the pairs in all the stores. Find what works FOR YOU, not what is necessarily popular or on all the Pinterest boards.
I need my tanks to be flowy. That’s actually just a nice way to say “I have a mom pooch so I don’t do tight” tank tops. Accentuate the positive. I don’t mentally beat myself up for my mom pooch. I am grateful for what it means–my body has delivered four amazing human beings (for reasons only God knows, some women don’t get to experience this remarkable gift).
Okay, I’ll get off my “I am woman, hear me roar!” soap box.
I’ve stocked up on this tank.
For date night, I’d go with heels. And, by heels, I mean wedges. They are so much easier to walk in. I don’t need to break my ankle and spend date night in the ER. That’s not very sexy.
Here’s my opinion on shoes. Don’t be matchy-matchy. If your shirt is black, don’t go with a black shoe. Maybe try a color or leopard print shoe. It’s visually more interesting.
Because I want to be real with you, I can’t honestly say these are my “favorite shoe.” I don’t own these. However, I like them a lot and have a black pair similar to the one pictured. And, on yesterday’s shopping adventure, I bought 2 pairs of nine west shoes (wedges!). I couldn’t find the ones I purchased yesterday on their website so I went with these.
Favorite (inexpensive) Date Night scent:
I found this scent when I was Christmas shopping with my favorite daughter and I fell in love with it…and its price! I get more compliments when I wear this perfume than when I wear some of my more expensive ones (and I use “expensive” loosely).
One key to wearing perfume…let your husband reallycloselikethis to your neck so he can smell it. And, hopefully kiss it.
My kids are gagging right now reading that last sentence.
Especially since Stef sent me a flirty text recently and didn’t realize it was a group text with Kendall.
He realized he accidentally sent it to her, too, when he heard the scream of disgust coming from her bedroom. In her words, she “can’t unsee that.”
Now, go get ready and go on a date! Send a flirty text to your spouse…but double check the recipients.