Clothed with Grace: Date Night

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Date Night

I wore this dress on Valentine's Day for Brian and my first date since Hannah's arrival. I scored it for $20 at Loft when I was there shopping for pants, which I found but didn't buy that day because they weren't on sale. I have since bought them (thank you for sales) and will share them with you all soon. As for the dress, I quietly thanked whoever returned it, because my size is never available at that good of a price. It's sold out, but they do have a lot of other lace dress options, which I love. I kept it simple by adding my Stella and Dot necklace and my leopard heels.

Getting a night out with Brian was great, we went to a steak house and had a great time. Of course we talked about the kids, but it seems like every time we go out I get to learn something new about Brian as he shares stories about growing up. You think I'd know everything by now, but there's always more to learn!  It definitely makes me want to do a better job or hanging out at home without the tv on in the evening.  We can be pretty good about going out on the deck when it's nice out, but during winter that's not the case. I get tired and lazy, I really want to do a better job of spending quality time together at home once the kids are asleep.

How do you ladies work to spend quality time at home? Teach me your ways!

Dress: Loft similar but pricey
Necklace: Stella and Dot same
Heels: Fergalicious similar

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  1. So cute - love the heels! It is really hard to spend quality time I found - like you after work and dinner, bathtime and bedtime, I just want to be in pjs and chill. I try for us to have dinner at home together once in a while, after bedtime. It works, and worth the effort, Also I can be more adventurous with food, as we don't have to eat the same as the little one...

  2. What a gorgeous dress! That was a great find. I've been feeling like I should be doing a better job of spending quality time with my husband too lately. It seems like we are always busy with wrestling, or getting things ready for the baby, or I'm just tired and uncomfortable! But I know I could be making more of an effort.

  3. Stunning dress! I love the fit on you!

  4. The dress is SO pretty, and I love those layered necklaces that you added!

  5. You look beautiful! The dress is so flattering and I love those heels!

    Alysia Ave

  6. Love your dress and the leopard heels look great with it!

  7. One tip I read recently is to go to bed at the same time and get up at the same time as your spouse. This builds a more solid "one flesh" marriage in that you fall asleep after chatting and snuggling, and get up together to share the morning quiet hour before separating for the day. This concept is new to me, but I have been trying it and do find that I feel more connected to my husband. And those last moments of being awake and falling asleep together really are sweet. And bedtime chats or waking together leads to prayer and connection to God too.

  8. Good idea, we do usually go to bed at the same time, but he's always slept longer than me in the morning.

  9. That is such a beautiful dress! We're working on have a date night at home every once in a while where we make a meal after the kiddos are in bed.