Date night


corset top ANTHROPOLOGIE   :: jeans NSF at BARNEYS NYC I also like this crop flare version HERE :: heels MODE COLLECTIVE and SIMILAR ::

Three things I love about this top: its linen, oversize and has a corset. I got so many compliments while wearing it for date night I had to share with you. Not to mention, I paired if with black jeans that look great with summer tops. Here are some of my faves:

Because date night is sometimes short as in we only have time for coffee and dessert, I included two dinner places and two coffee shops we love here in LA.

4 Places You Won’t Wanna Miss in LA

Republique – great ambiance, lovely tile floor and yummy brussels sprouts.

Civil Coffee – yummy almond milk mochas in a marble and brass filed haven.

Winsome – hip diner, yummy everything.

Eightfold Coffee – minimalist design, friendly staff, and great matcha green tea.


One of the highlights of visiting the state of Nebraska is visiting my in-laws, and going on dates! Truth be told, we’re usually too tired after a day at the Zoo, Aquarium, visiting great-grandparents, and with our crew of 6. However, we don’t miss this this chance to go out, stress free. For this date night, I paired an under $70 fringe skirt, black tank, wrap heel, with a stripe leather bag. Comfy and chic. I mean, how simple is black and white?

Our top 4 favorite places to go in Omaha:

ARCHETYPE for coffee and cool Cali vibes

ROJA for yummy margaritas and taco’s

ZIO’S PIZZA for yummy thin crust pizza

TED AND WALLYS for coffeecake ice cream

What are your favorites?

skirt ANTHROPOLOGIE :: tank similar  :: bag REBECCA MINKOFF :: wrap heel MODE COLLECTIVE and SIMILAR ::

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dress :: FAME & PARTNERS I also like this top :: leather moto jacket SANCTUARY CLOTHING ::

Since my parents are in town, we’re having a couple short dates. I’m loving a dress or top with a little shine to feel extra special. What is your favorite date night look? This dress is one of my faves.

7 Shiny Pieces for Date Night:

I’m working with Nordstrom showing my favorite date night look. I found this under $200, ombré metallic dress from Topshop at Nordstrom. I happened to be wearing this dress when my hubby and I left the restaurant and were walking around downtown Pasadena. It was funny when 5 random people stopped me on the street to tell me how much they loved this dress and where’s it from. It’s funny, the pieces I’m usually on the fence on, usually end up being my favorite pieces! It’s no joke, Nordstrom always delivers with awesome date night dress options but great customer service. As for styling advice, do size up on the dress and add this moto jacket when the temps dip.
Thank you Nordstrom for partnering on this post!




Sometimes the perfect ruffle LWD needs nothing but the simplest styling: cargo jacket, red bag, and nude lace ups. And if you’re a busy mom like me, you swap out the heels for sneakers  with a LWD to chase the toddler, and still look chic. Even after labor day.

dress TULEROSA bag CHLOE  jacket SANCTUARY sunnies PERVERSE SUNGLASSES “doll face”

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It’s really unusual to find a date night dress I don’t hate for under $40. But I did the research for you and here it is. Plus, if you’re looking for some day date (or date night) eats, here’s my short list I-can’t-wait-to-try:

Huckleberry  (after my sister’s rave reviews)

Sqirl LA since we are as much about day dates as we are brioche and poached eggs

71Above eat above the top of the US Bank tower, yes please!

Bestia yummy Italian

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dress PULL & BEAR (small is generous IMO, sizes are limited!):: flip flops TKEES :: lip STILA ‘beso’ :: strapless bra similar NATORI

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I’m loving polka dots lately! I can’t seem to get enough. From socks to tops, this print is crazy versatile and this skirt is no exception. I may change it up this weekend for our froyo date night by pairing this skirt with a denim shirt, white tee (on sale) or this unexpected $24 blouse. Happy weekend!

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Besides the hubby calling me a figure skater when I first wore this, I think he really liked it. But he knows bottom line if I like something, his opinion doesn’t stand a chance. Sorry babe. With a tiered bodice, eyelash trim, and a well worn jacket, what’s not to like? Usually our favorite Gracias Madrè and a swing by Verve for black coffee ends date night. All of which helps us remember we’re in love, we’re a team, and ready to greet our cute 6am 3′ tall alarm clock.


dress THREE FLOOR  jacket SIMILAR / heels SIMILAR / clutch CLARE V.



On fun date nights when hubs makes reservations for dinner, we almost always end it with coffee ice cream. Well, it’s a goal at least. We like Jeni’s in Los Feliz. But c’mon, who doesn’t? I like it when he makes our plans, leaving me with one less thing to manage so that I end up enjoying it much more. And speaking of one less thing, I tend to gravitate towards jumpsuits since it’s one piece ladies, not 2-5 with layers. One and done. What are your datenight rituals? 

5 favorite jumpsuits

1. DVF just so classic

2. SOLACE LONDON elegance personified

3. STOREE under $50

4. MADEWELL stripes and bows never looked so good (pair with a structured blazer)

5. MARA HOFFMAN OTS and so flattering


TOPSHOP lace up romper and lace plunge and classic romper





If you’re looking for that one-of-a-kind vintage Chanel, look no further than Rice and Beans Vintage. What I love about this Chanel backpack, besides the fact that it is Chanel and gorgeous, is that it is hand’s free. I can carry my essentials and still have hands available for my little ones who invariably come with all those spills and hugs. A great thing to keep in mind about feature pieces …  always pair your feature piece–for me it’s my jacket with all its intricate lace–with a subdued color like black so as to keep it chic and not too loud. For instance, if this jacket was white, I would wear white jeans. It’s all about balance. And in order to let the jacket and Chanel shine, I chose my go-to nude sandals because that’s all I really needed for date night. Well, maybe a margarita or two but I wouldn’t limit that to just date night. Follow Rice and Beans Vintage on Instagram to see vintage Chanel as it arrives!

Vintage Chanel Backpack RICE and BEANS VINTAGE / jacket THREE FLOOR/ black jeans STROM / sandals SAM EDELMAN 



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