What to wear on a date night

In partnership with Anjolee.

This month my husband and I are celebrating our 13th Wedding Anniversary. And what’s a better way than to celebrate with a glittering new pair of diamond hoops? Gone are the days of simple shapes, standard settings and the traditional yellow gold and white diamond combination. Today’s diamond hoop earrings have unique twists and details to make them truly stand out.

As parents of two small children, my husband and I don’t get many nights out by ourselves. To get date-ready, I wore my new pair of diamond hoops from Anjolee and paired it with a beautiful pink pleated maxi dress. Long before we had children, my husband and I would quite frequently go on dates. I always loved getting all dolled up, and I’m not talking about getting all dolled up to attract other men. Mainly I get dressed up for myself, to tap into the part of me that gets ignored—the part of me that likes to be something besides a mother, the part of me that likes to end the night with something besides unfathomable exhaustion and an old sweatshirt that my kids have snotted all over.




So, if you’re stuck in a rut and ready to liven up a date night, I recommend these tips below for an amazing date night:

Find an outfit you feel sexy in

We all love our comfy jeans and our college sweatshirts. But how often do we get to wear our sexy clothes? Every time I get the opportunity to get all dolled up I’ll take it! I feel good in dresses and I musgt admit that I have quite the closet full of dresses these days…

Invest in great jewelry

How do you glam up you look? By adding statement jewelry pieces. These days I’m quite the minimalist when it comes to jewelry but I always love to wear diamonds. Who doesn’t, am I right?

Save a little energy

Let’s face as parents we’re always tired. As fun as a date night can be, I made sure to save some energy for the extracurricular activities back at home. Because going out is refreshing and energizing, but it also takes energy. It’s important to come home with enough energy to “finish” the date (if you know what I mean), instead of collapsing on the bed moments after brushing our teeth.

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  1. Cora
    July 1, 2019 / 8:45 AM

    Nice dress, love it..Advanced Happy 13th Wedding Anniversary to both of you …May God bless you always…

  2. July 1, 2019 / 8:49 AM

    You look stunning in this dress & love the gorgeous hoops!!

    xx, Steph

  3. April M. Heil
    July 1, 2019 / 9:12 AM

    Lovely post, I wish you and your husband many more happy anniversaries! I’d also like to say that I love the dress you’re wearing & expected it to cost hundreds of dollars, but I was so pleasantly surprised to see how affordable it is! I’m going to buy it myself. My college student heart thanks you a million times over.


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  5. karasclosetblog
    July 1, 2019 / 12:43 PM

    You look stunning and those earrings are so pretty! This outfit is perfect for a date night!

    x Kara | http://karascloset.net

  6. July 1, 2019 / 2:25 PM

    Wow what a dress! Looks awesome!

  7. July 2, 2019 / 2:32 PM

    I’m not into jewellery but I do love a nice pair of earrings! My fave is Swarovski. Love your hoop earrings, they are so pretty. The dress is magnificent!! xx

    Elegant Duchess xx

  8. July 6, 2019 / 5:40 AM

    Well Vanessa, I’m shooketh coz you definitely made up for lost time/not being able to have one-on-one time sans kids!
    This dress is a dream, you look stunning!

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