Tuesday, July 16, 2013

date night: fashion and food

In anticipation of seeing Jeff outside of the house and without our little one in tow, I booked a sitter two weeks in advance, as I simply couldn't wait to actually go out on a date and feel like a couple again.  And then of course my next thought was that I needed something to wear that hides the last of my baby weight.  So while I was taking a stroll with Amelia on Lake Avenue in the 90 something degree heat, I popped into TJ Maxx for a little relief and found this Velvet nautical shirt for $29.99 and immediately snatched it up. It was perfect for our date -- I didn't even need to try it on. I'm a sucker for anything nautical and I loved the aqua hue and the slightly open back made me feel like less of a mom and more of a 30-something woman.

I paired it with my Level 99 skinny jeans I recently bought at Anthropologie's big summer sale and finished the outfit off with my two gold necklaces that I am loving wearing together.  My sister-in-law had gotten me the "A" necklace for Mother's Day and Jeff bought me the COATT necklace below -- it actually spells Mom in morse code and the red ribbon adds a nice pop of color.  FYI, both of these are awesome presents for any lady in your life.

We went to see This is the End at the Arclight and I didn't really know that much about it, other than it got an 84% on Rotten Tomatoes.  I was just happy to be out of the house, so that was good enough for me.  If you're a fan of Judd Apatow's actor crew, it's definitely a must see.  I haven't laughed that hard in a really long time and Jeff literally jumped out of his seat twice.  The story is a bit ridiculous, but just go with it.  Danny McBride was my favorite part, but Michael Cera's cameo was hysterical.

After having only eaten popcorn, we were still hungry and more importantly, I was craving a glass of wine, so we headed to Bodega Wine bar and for some delicious bites.  To be honest, the food looks better than it actually was.  Maybe it was an off night for them? It didn't really matter because the wine was what I was really after.

happy husband
roasted brussel sprouts

brie and apple flatbread

chicken tacos