Style File: Classic Black & White For Date Night

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BURU Jacket // Isabella Oliver Dress // Tory Burch Booties (similar) // Prada Sunglasses (similar) // Ash Backpack


I’m a huge fan of a super classic “Date Night” out with my Man.  What do I mean by classic? I’m talking Dinner & A Movie– and some pulled-together, ladylike style.  Of course when I’m not carrying our second child, I also like to indulge in a dirty vodka martini and a couple glasses of red wine as well! A swipe of red lipstick is the cherry on top.  Having a night out like this really puts me in an old-fashioned romantic mood– and heaven knows I need a bit of enticing recently to get in a romantic mood.  My bump and I can be persuaded, however, if I’m feeling pretty and pulled together– and I love this outfit for inspiring that in me!  Classic black and white never goes out of style in my book.  These pieces embrace the bump and show it off, while also being flattering.  With my days numbered for night-time activity before Baby Boy makes his grand entrance, I’ll take all the encouragement I can get!





Makeup Tip:

When rocking a bold lip, balance out the look with lots of glam lashes! After applying mascara, I love adding 6-8 individual false lashes along the outer half of my lash line.  DO accentuate your brow bone and inner corners with highlighter.  DON’T go to heavy with eyeshadow! It will compete with the lipstick and make you look overdone.


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Photographs by Anel Dzafic



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  1. Lisa says:

    You look extremely beautiful and happy!

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  2. Lee says:

    You look SO good!!!! And yes, date night is an essential to keeping mom and dad happy and the family dynamic peaceful for everyone! There are so many ways people can make date night happen (babysitting swapping, nearby family, putting kids to bed first to pay a lower sitter rate, etc.). I’m able to afford a traditional sitter, but I still think the biggest obstacle to going out is that parents just a don’t think they need to go out anymore, or as often. Good for you for spreading the positive message about keeping your marriage strong by continuing to date one another. ?

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    • Thanks so much, Lee! Yep, I totally agree with you. There are lots of ways to “work it” and make date night a possibility. So important!


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  3. Nicole says:

    Loving the way you styled this look! And that jacket makes it look like you are not even pregnant! Well done. Also – I am a huge fan of the red lips on date night, but also concerned he wont kiss me for fear of red smudge – any advice?

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    • Thanks, Nicole! Hmm, that’s a tough one. I totally get it, and all guys are different! Kyle doesn’t really mind the red lipstick getting on him (maybe he’s just used to it by now- ha!) You could always try a lip stain instead of a lipstick and then put a balm over it for the same kissable effect but less transfer of color!


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