What should I wear the day after Marc’s wedding for a day with my husband before we pick up the kids (and assuming we’ve had FUN the night before)????
One of my dearest friends, Ariane, asked me the question above via Facebook. “What should I wear on a date with my husband?” is a good question, and I think one that many women ask themselves. Personally I like to look pretty on a date with my husband, and I think a cute little dress like the one above is the epitome of prettiness. It’s also casual enough to wear more than once and will go with lots of other accessories to create different outfits.
You should know that Ariane and I go way back. We met in high school and have been best friends ever since. She is petite, French, and eternally “gamine”. We had dinner last weekend where she modeled for me a pair of new navy blue, leather, peep-toe, platform espadrilles with little bows on the toe. They look adorable on her. It’s quite possible that she is the only woman in the world who can pull these off, so of course I wanted to find a way she could incorporate her new shoes into an outfit for her daytime date with her husband.
Even though her shoes are not classic espadrilles, they still have that nautical feel and I thought stripes would be the perfect thing to wear with them. Since stripes are so fashionable at the moment it should be easy to find a cute stripe “A-line” dress like the one I saw in the window at Barney’s. That one is probably a bit pricey, but here are a bunch of cute, inexpensive stripe dresses and wedge espadrilles for your viewing pleasure. (disclosure: affiliate links are embedded in the images.)
Ariane and I are both mothers but her children are a bit younger than mine. You learn early on in motherhood that it’s best to carry EVERYTHING with you, just in case. This is why most mothers carry around an enormous satchel everywhere they go. I say ditch the mom bag for your date and pick up a cute, little, hot pink purse instead.
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What do you think? Do you agree with my suggestions for Ariane? Would you wear something like this for a romantic moment with your significant other?
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