*This post is sponsored by The Happiness Boutique. All opinions are my own.
You all know that I am a huge fan of date night. I mean just check out all the creative date ideas on this page and you’ll see how passionately I feel about date night. I loooovvvveeee coming up with creative date nights because I believe that it is important to spend quality time with my husband. Having dedicated time to play together helps keep things fresh in our marriage. It also gives us time to talk about everything that is going on in our lives.
I really love date night.
But what I don’t love because I’m not very good at is is coming up with the perfect date night style. This might sound stereotypical, but I often find myself with 5 different outfits lying around my room and makeup smudged onto my face whenever I’m getting my date night style together.
If date night is on the weekend then that’s all good, I can take as much time as I want to put my date night style together, but if a workday and I need to get ready for date night quickly then I’m in trouble.
That’s why I came up with a few simple steps that help me go from day job to date night in 10 minutes or less.
Do you find yourself going from day job to date night like I do? Just follow these simple steps and you’ll be just fine.
Step 1: Simple Outfit
Whenever I know that I am going to have to go from day job to date night quickly I make sure that I wear an outfit to school that will work well as a date night outfit as well. Since I work with children who have special needs, my work outfits are pretty simple. I need comfortable pants and shoes. No big necklaces or earrings, just a simple outfit. For this date night, I went with a brown turtleneck and cropped khakis that work well for school and date night.
Step 2: Let Your Hair Down
This probably goes without saying, but do something to fix your hair. I wear my hair in a ponytail at work so for date night I let it down and brushed it out real quick. Whenever my hair is curly, I’d wet it and try to tame the frizz. Bottom line is that you should quickly fix your hair, but only you know that best way to do that.
Step 3: Turn up the Makeup
For work, I wear foundation, blush, and eyeshadow. For date night I leave my foundation and eye shadow alone and just add mascara and a bold lip color. Right now I am in love with this goldish-red color lipstick. It’s perfect for fall and date night-but not for my day job!
Step 4: Add Statement Pieces
Honestly, this is the step that makes the biggest difference. Adding a statement piece takes my simple outfit from ‘I’ve-been-running-around-a-school-all-day’ to ‘I’m-so-ready-for-date-night.’
This piece that I’m wearing is the Sparkling Lotus Petal Necklace from the Happiness Boutique. I am totally in love with the sparkly blue and white stones and it’s currently one of my favorite pieces of jewelry. It’s a really fun piece to wear because it makes me feel happy.
The Happiness Boutique was created to spread happiness to everyone who wears their jewelry. Their current collections are diverse and gorgeous. They take pride in their products and make sure that every little rhinestone is just where it needs to be. That’s alot to be happy about!
Step 5: Switch Out Your Shoes
I wear the most comfortable shoes possible to work each day. It’s either my pink and blue gym shoes or my brown crocs. Neither are right for date night so I kick them off and wear cute flats or heels instead.
Rocky totally photobombed my photoshoot! He’s so cute that I just I had to include him.
And that’s how I go from day job to date night in 5 simple steps.
What do you think of my date night style? The necklace makes a HUGE difference, right? I’m over here doing a happy dance because I really love my style and because Brian just told me that he is taking me out on a date on Friday and he’s going to surprise me with the location. Yay! Yay! Yay! I’m sure I’ll be sharing the date with you all on Instagram so make sure that you are following me there, and check out my hashtag #FallLoveStory while you are there!
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What does your date night style look like? Do you have any tips for going from day job to date night quickly? I’d love to know your secrets!