Monday, May 21, 2012

Date Night



My in-laws are in town & staying with us for a while, which means that my husband & I finally get to have another date night (our last one was 2 months ago).  Since the weather is so warm here, I chose a breezy, feminine look for our dinner out.  I love this mix of textures, with the metallic crochet and flowy pleats...and I finally decided to try this milkmaid-style braided updo, which I have a feeling will be my new favorite for the summer.




What I'm wearing:
Candies top (on sale here), Apt. 9 dress (similar here, here or here), BCBG pumps, J. Crew clutch (similar), BaubleBar earrings (here), Target cuff, Nails: Essie Cocktail Bling

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The Key To Chic said...

As a huge fan of crochet, I have to say this look is phenomenal. Your photos are incredibly gorgeous! Hope your weekend was very enjoyable! Date night is always something worth dressing up for!

Natali said...

You look so gorgeous, esp. on the last photo!

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JustPatience said...

This is so pretty. I have never thought of layering a lace top over a dress and it's definitely on my to do list now :) Hope you and hubby had a great date night.

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April said...

Hi! I just discovered your blog and I love it. This is a great outfit. Beautiful. Looking forward to seeing more from you :)

-April
http://pieceology.com

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

ok...you look like a super model!!! BEAUTIFUL! great golden hour pics! i used to take all of my photos at sundown...and now you've reminded me how much better the pics look! love the hair, the makeup and especially the outfit!

xoxo, jenn
the stylish housewife

Peachy Keen said...

Great new layout. Love the outfit, very romantic.

Jade

Styleclouds said...

This is such a beautiful outfit and you look amazing! I love the idea of the crochet top over a dress! Have a wonderful Monday! xo, Christina

http://www.styleclouds.de

Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

LOVE this updo on you! i hope you had a fun date night and i'm sure that your hubbie was speechless when he saw you :)

xoxo,

Fashion Fractions

Ayumi Lafser said...

Wow! you look sooo lovely! I like your outfit!

ayumi

chibi-chic.com

DaintyandDecadent said...

This is such a sweet and classic look! I love the pleats and the crochet top together as well :-)

Maria

www.daintyanddecadent.com

Sandy a la Mode said...

you are sooo beautiful!!!

AJ said...

I love the layering of the top over the dress. Very flirty, perfect for your date with your hubby!

-AJ
fittraveleraj.blogspot.com

laura-littleroominthenorth said...

This is so pretty! The coral and the lace is just perfect. Hope you had a lovely night
xxx

Krista @ Blonde Aesthetic said...

I love that coral and lace combination! So pretty!

kathy said...

This really is a beautiful outfit. I'm a big fan of the color of the dress and I love crochet tops, so you really hit the nail on the head here.

Eva Ana Kazić said...

How girly :)
EAK

Fashion By Alicia said...

This may be my favorite look! I love the crochet top over that dress and your hair that way looks great. I think you need to do a tutorial!

Sam said...

Absolutely love this outfit! So feminine and pretty, and the combination of the open knit with the coral dress is perfect!

RedTagChicLosAngeles said...

You look perfect here....the braid was the nicest touch!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Alyson said...

crazy in love with how you layered this. I've been dying for a lace shirt or something like yours. N eed to check out this option. GOrgeous, as usual. :)

FASHION ICE said...

u look so pretty! what a great blog/style you have!

Amy Shaughnessy said...

SO pretty! I love this look! Oh girl, date nights are so essential for sanity. Sometimes I find that a month or more has passed and we haven't had a date night.

Amy

fashionandbeautyinds.blogspot.com

Jessica Broyles said...

I love the colors, the coral and lace togehter, and especially your hair!! This is so feminine and classic, while still trendy and chic.
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judy said...

I love love love this!!!! I've always loved lace and crochet. happy it's a fashion thing now. Loving the soft pleats too. You are so beautiful.

Joanne M said...

Love this look. Very romantic:)Hope you had a great date night!

xo Joanne

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

love that top! I love the milk maid do, I used to rock it all the time on the blog, I actually wore it over the weekend!

abbyisalldolledup said...

LOVe this outfit-so romantic and perfect for a date night. And I LOVE the braided updo. I'm going to have to try this one out myself.

xx,

abby

http://abbyisalldolledup.wordpress.com

My Dressy Ways said...

Beautiful outfit and you are so stunning in the last photo my friend!!!

Tiffany* said...

I LOVE these photos! Absolutely gorgeous! I really need to start taking photos at this time of day. I also love your hair- really makes me wish mine was long again. This hair style will be perfect for those hot summer days when you want it off your neck. Love the outfit and hope you and the hubby had a great date night!
beijos,
Tiffany
www.beijostiffany.com

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Bet your hubs loved that look! That melon frock is beautiful!

shopwithpippa.com said...

So Feminine and Beautiful!!!!!! I am in love with lace, plus the stunning coral color ... great job and hope you had a fun date night :) pippa
www.shopwithpippa.com

Laura said...

Love your dress, the pleats are gorgeous :)

the Queen City Style said...

Hello! I love everything about this! First.... you are a beautiful girl! I love this lace top over the pleated dress. The neon popping through is so fun. I LOVE the hair and can't wait to try myself. I wear a little braid regularly, myself, but this is really fun. Fingers crossed I can figure it out?... Tutorial?? Lastly, is that you I saw in Inspired by InStyle wearing the green pleated neon skirt in my Instyle magazine?? Love all the barn pics... you live on a farm, I presume?? Lots of questions, I know.... sorry!! :)

Best, Whitley Adkins Hamlin
www.thequeencitystyle.com

Giovanna said...

So so so cute! Loving the color of your dress!

xx
Giovanna
www.oliveandanarrow.com

Jessica @ Here(and)Now said...

wow - you look gorgeous! love the braid. Your man is one lucky guy!
xx
Here&Now

Christine said...

wow! This is so beautiful!
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Di - City and Burbs said...

I love love love this look. The metallic accessories bring just enough edge to a very sweet look. Love the braid :-)

DI

Http://cityandburbsblog.com

ZADIN said...

I would go on a date with you dressed like this :D...

Me and my husband also enjoy these escapades when the grandparents babysit.

Love Zadin

Shannon said...

Dear Kimberly: you're pretty. the end.
-Shannon
http://gbofashion.com/

Jenny said...

Lovely look! Your hair looks great with the braid and I love the crochet! Beautiful photos :)

Seize the Styles

House Of Jeffers said...

Effortlessly chic, my dear. The last photo of you is beautiful! Elegant as always. = )

Jen
House Of Jeffers

Raj said...

I love this look! The combination of lace and peach is so soft and romantic, and the nude pumps are perfect. Glad to have found your blog today!

Raj
Pink Chai Style

TaraMixandMatch said...

You look so pretty..the lace is perfect, and LOVE your hair!

silvergirl said...

this is a terrific look and the braid makes it
brett

JIN @ Love,Loss + Lacquer said...

Uuuuummmmm...you are PERFECTION in this ensemble!

Franziska said...

the milkmaid looks so cute on you! I also recently tried it out and its for sure going to be summer staple - its cute but keeps the hair off the neck!

Really Petite said...

This has got to be my fave outfit on you. So romantic and feminine:)

Erica said...

You look lovely! Hope you enjoyed your date!

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Nav said...

this is gorgeous! your man is a lucky one!

xo Nav
http://navlandstyle.blogspot.ca/

audrinajulia said...

That's an amazing feeling to go on dinner with your man. Love those kind too. It's really nice to have parents who always keep in touch, and visits. Have a great weekend.:)

Annie said...

LOVE how you layered that gorgeous top over the coral dress - such a soft & beautiful look!

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Theodora C. said...

Such an amazing outfit,your style is really great!
I am your new follower.would you like if we could follow eachother so we will keep in touch ?
Waiting you on my blog!

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Self-Dressed said...

Love that look!
so lovely!

xoxo
self-dressed.blogspot.com

Jamie K said...

I would never have thought to put these together - it looks fabulous!

The Blue Hour

Sarah said...

Just gorgeous! And I love the braid in your hair, so soft and pretty.

Sarah
smalltowncatwalk.blogspot.ca

Elana Rachel said...

Absolutely adore this look!

Elana
artschlcontd.blogspot.com

Mary said...

You look amazing! The lighting in these pictures is flawless! Beautiful as always. Love the skirt too :)

xx,
Mary

tini-tani said...

Oh my God! You're so beautiful! The eyes, unparalleled!

Veronica P. said...

wonderful photo shoot+ outfit ! the light was just perfect !

Adventures in Dressmaking said...

Very cute!! Love the crochet and accordion pleats. And the colors.

My husband and I try to do date nights every week, and... I love getting to put on a cute outfit for them!

Teresa @ Delightfully Darling said...

I love the top over the dress... great way to change up a one piece look... so so pretty!

xo Teresa
www.delightfullydarling.com

Alisa Marie said...

So cute, I absolutely love this outfit, especially the color!

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Olga said...

gorgeous! so feminine! :) I love the look, especially the lace top! :)

xxx
Olga
Freddie & Cinnamon Jewellery

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