Date night is not too normal of an occurrence around these parts these days, so every time my husband and I get to sneak out of the house by ourselves is special to us. Rewind to a couple of weekends ago…I was so excited to have a Friday night date, but I got so consumed with house cleaning, laundry, you know…all of my favorite things… (insert thumbs down emoji) that I lost track of time and had five minutes to get ready. Five. Minutes. That is the equivalent of 30 seconds in my “getting out of the house” routine.
I threw something like an outfit with jewelry together (I think?), and I know it’s not all about what I wear on a date (wait…it isn’t?)…but still. We SAHMs like to put ourselves together every now and then. So what is the solution, dear mom friends? I have a feeling working moms have this problem, too…so busy getting the kids prepared to stay with a baby-sitter that what Mom looks like comes last. When I was working, that happened to me quite a bit.
To help solve this motherhood conundrum, I decided to time myself switching from Monday’s casual look to a date night look, essentially keeping hair, makeup, and sweater the same but changing out pants and shoes and adding a few accessories.
Just a reminder…here’s my Free People sweater styled for a Mom’s Casual Day Out (finding an excuse to go to Target look). And to check out Monday’s post (including outfit details), click HERE.
My sister Ashley, who so sweetly surprised me with a visit this past weekend, timed me as I got ready for a fake date night. I changed pants and shoes, added two necklaces, reapplied lip gloss, and got rid of some lint on the pants (had to add that last detail there to be honest). In two minutes and 10 seconds, I was ready for date night.
If I was your typical blogger, I would be carrying some really cool clutch. For this particular outfit, I had a snakeskin clutch in my mind, actually. Truth be told, though, I just don’t have the time to take my stuff out of my crossbody purse and put it into a clutch. Well, I guess I could use my extra almost-three minutes and switch to a clutch. Maybe that’s an idea for next time.
I switched my leggings out for a dressier pant (Old Navy’s Pixie Pants) and my combat boots for my mid-heel Nine West pumps. I also jumped on the layered necklaces trend and added two of my favorite gold necklaces.
Moms, I hope you have all the time in the world to get ready for your next date night. You deserve it! But if you don’t, think about simple switches like these to take an everyday outfit up a notch!
Free People Sudan V-neck Sweater (in taupe) || Rebecca Minkoff Mom Necklace (on major sale)! || Stella and Dot Rebel Pendant Necklace (my favorite, favorite, favorite necklace of all-time) || Old Navy The Long Pixie Pants (in black jack 3, these run quite long…I’m 5’11” and wearing the regular length) || Nine West Martina Pointed Toe Pumps (in black leather) || Kenneth Cole New York Eyeglasses (in blonde havana)
We have one more look to discuss this week…I’m styling this sweater for work! See you soon.