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What to Wear: Date Night

Happy Friday! It’s the weekend and it’s supposed to be a beautiful one, so that means it’s time for date nights!  Theoretically, anyway.  I’m not going on a date this weekend (consolation: my sister is coming to visit!), but I’m assuming some of you might be.

Were I going on a date this weekend, I might wear the outfit you see below.  In fact, I did wear this outfit on a date last year.  I know it’s weird to remember outfits from over a year ago, but I do it all the time.  Some people have memories associated with emotions or scents…I have them with clothing.

I’ll give you two guesses where my dress is from, and the first one doesn’t count.   (If you didn’t guess Forever 21, please go back and review everything I’ve ever written.)  I bought it last year when mint green was on the horizon – before it overtook the mall.   This dress actually makes me think a little bit of June Cleaver, too; it’s silhouette is vintage-inspired.  But, if my polka-dot dress from last week was June’s evening out dress, then this is her house dress.  Since no one wears house dresses anymore, I can get away with it on an evening out.

On my date, I wore different shoes – mostly because I didn’t own these yet, but also because I wasn’t sure what we’d be doing after dinner, and I didn’t want to be the girl at the mini-golf place in stilettos (we didn’t mini-golf, after all).  Oh, and in case you’re wondering, it was a lovely date – one of the best first dates I’ve been on.  He was sweet and respectful, took me to a nice (but not too nice) restaurant, and then we walked on the boardwalk for a while.  He also looked like a Manning brother, which automatically gave him about 1,000 points in my book.  Alas, we had very little chemistry, and since I was out of town the next weekend, it faded before we had a chance to go on a second outing.  Too bad, since I now think of him every time I wear this dress.  At least it’s a pleasant memory.

Dress: Forever 21
Shoes: Macy’s
Belt: Body Central (because I couldn’t find the one that came with the dress)
Jewelry: Who knows. 


  1. Not Bad , nice and relaxing looking ! Typical for summer

  2. I think your “house dress” is VERY cute (though I believe they’ve been more recently referred to as a “shirt dress,” yes?) ~ BTW, today I found a nearby Body Central store, and you’re right, they DO have cute (and very inexpensive) belts. Thanks for the head’s up!

  3. Thank you! 🙂 Shirt dresses are a bit different, actually – they’re basically just long shirts. Typically, they’re button-down dresses with collars, etc. Here’s an example: http://tastefullytrendyme.blogspot.com/2013/05/black-without-mourning.html.

    Glad Body Central was a good find for you! Thanks for reading!

  4. i have memories associated with clothes too! i’ll put on a dress, jeans, shoes, whatever, and lots of time it will remind me of whatever special occasion/date/event i bought them for!

  5. Glad I’m not the only one, MJW! 🙂 Thanks for reading!

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