What I Wore: Black and Blue

I wore this little ditty on a recent date night with my husband.  We went out to a local wine bar for a glass and an appetizer, then headed to an Italian restaurant for dinner and topped it off at a little bar close to home.  Did you know that the French don't like to call it "date night" when you go out with your spouse?  They feel that it sounds too much like an obligation, or a work related thing-like something you would enter into your datebook.  I learned that, among many other ways, the French are different form us in "Bringing Up Bebe." You know the movie "Date Night"? Well, in France, they changed the title to "Crazy Night".  That is how much they are against the term! Ha! How do you feel about it? Do you say you are going on a date night? Or do you think it is cheesy? I never really thought about it until the book, and now I question calling it that.  It does sound a little like an obligation, doesn't it? Maybe from now on I will call it "Freedom From The Kids Night", or "Mommy and Daddy Can Have a Drink in Peace Night", or "Time to Bust out the Fancy Clothes Night".

Top: Gap {old} {similar}
Skirt: Kohls
Purse: London Fog
Earrings: Kendra Scott
Bracelet: Sorelli


  1. So cute! I love how you used the same two colors in the accessories/shoes. I like color, but sometimes it's so chic to keep it more minimal...

    And I thought a lot of the French approach in Bringing Up Bebe made sense, including this point - now we'll just see if I stick with it all when I actually have kids!

  2. You look very cute! I love these bold colors on you! I really liked the Bringing Up Bebe book... at it is true that a date night doesn't sound the best, but I don't know what else to call it! :)

  3. "Time to Bust out the Fancy Clothes Night" it is!

  4. i love your bag and matching earrings!
    kw, ladiesinnavy

  5. this is so cute! i wore an outfit like this the other day - same 2 colors + flowy blue skirt!

  6. So pretty. I have just loved those earring since I first saw them on instagram. And I love all your alternative "date night" names!

  7. Very cute outfit - I love the vibrancy of the skirt vs. the simplicity of the dark skirt. Tres chic! Lovely post.

  8. I think date night sounds cheesy...I call it "night out without little boys screaming"! I love hat you styled for your night out...such a great skirt!!