The Perfect Casual Date Night Outfit














Dress:  c/o The Mint Julep Boutique  |  Shoes:  JCrew, I love THESE & a pretty high heel option HERE  |  Belt:  LOFT (on sale!!!) and a pretty cream sequined option HERE  |  Watch:  Michael Kors Mini Bradshaw 35mm | Bracelets:  Alex and Ani  | Sunglasses: c/o zeroUV  |  Clutch:  c/o Gigi New York

Today I’m sharing a look that I absolutely adore for this coming Valentine’s day.  On Saturday, Mike and I will be going to see one of my favorite movies, Sabrina, being held in the park near our home.  We’ll be bringing a blanket, chairs, a picnic basket filled with yummies, and a maybe a nice bottle of wine to enjoy a romantic evening under the stars.

For this more laid back adventure, I’ll be heading out in this pretty Mint Julep dress and flats.  I can’t tell you how much I love this dress.  It is comfortable, colorful, and so easy to style.  I can see myself wearing it with heels for a fancy date night out too.  Speaking of which, if you are headed out for a night on the town with your special someone or with friends, please check out THIS post from last week for a little dressed up Valentine’s Day inspiration.  And, YES!, dressing up or down, I won’ be forgetting my perfect Gigi New York All in one Bag to hold all my necessities; like my phone, lipstick, and keys.  For spring time this little clutch is a MUST!

Whomever you’re with and whatever you do, I hope that you have a fabulous Valentine’s Day!

XOXO, Maria



OOTD New Year’s Eve Ready

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 Turtleneck:  Mossimo (no longer available, very similar here) |  Midi Skirt: Francesca’s (not available online, similar here, similar shorter version here, and another lovely option here)  |  Tory Burch Clutch (similar here and here)   |  Heels: Michael Antonio  |  Necklace: WHBM  |  Lipstick:  Stila Fiery

Who is ready for New Year’s Eve?  While I’m not sure I’m completely ready for this year to come to a close, I know that I have my #NYE #ootd ready to go.  I’ve been waiting to wear this amazing midi skirt for a while now.  This pattern has caught my attention time after time while holiday shopping.  I now own a comfy sweater and a shirt with the same pattern.  So, you can imagine that when I saw this midi skirt with a built-in jeweled belt, it was love at first sight.  All ready to get dressed up, and not a clue where we are going.  I have to laugh because I was so excited to put together a look for the last day of 2014, but we don’t have definitive plans yet.  Maybe we’ll just dress up for each other and stay in.  Nothing like a romantic evening at home to finish off the year.

XOXO, Maria