Monday, November 5, 2012

Friday Night Light(Weight)

I am really boring. This is not self-deprecation, just honest truth. I mean I had a few wild nights WAY back in college, but for the most part I am a real homebody. Curtis and I are super blessed to have grandparents who love spending time with Sean, so we get a pretty fair amount of free time on the weekends. And we fill that time with exciting activities like cleaning the house, washing the clothes, buying the groceries. Real party animals. So when I got these ASOS's sequin peplum top from Gwynnie Bee mid-week, I knew I needed a big night out.



These two wild and crazy kids went to a steakhouse AND a book store on Friday night. Out of control, right? I loved pairing this top with a casual pair of skinny jeans for a fun date night, but it would be even more beautiful dressed up with a pencil skirt and stilettos for a holiday party or New Year's Eve. I will definitely be borrowing this top again! So what did you do on your last date night?




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51 comments:

Selah said...

We are boring too. We have access to free (grandparents) childcare but we don't use it. We even spent our wedding anniversary with the kids (Finding Nemo 3D and dinner at Chilis). I honestly don't remember the last time we went out just the two of us.

We do, however, put our kids to bed by 8:00 every night so that we can have a few hours to ourselves. During that time we watch TV, play board games (we have a huge collection of European style games), talk, and other grown-up stuff :).

We are planning a date night soonish - to see The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. So excited for that!

Sharon S said...

LOVE the sparkles! That is such a fun top for a date night!

-Sharon
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Feathers & Freckles said...

Love that top on you! Perfect for date night :) While I love going out, I'm definitely a homebody at heart. Nothing like curling up on the couch with some TV!

Tashia @HipsandHangers said...

You look fantastic! Love the glitzy top with jeans:) Because I am someone who is more likely to be found at a dive than a club, I've noticed my wardrobe is lacking in sparkle. I've gone to a few cocktail attire events lately and I struggled to get an outfit together. I need to invest in a versatile piece like that top.

Leighleigh Uzumaki said...

Last date night we....Had Mexican food and went to Walmart. Roger purchased a
Monster energy drink and I bought makeup brushes. Exciting! Not. lol. BUT we did detour through their Garden Center which is decked out for Xmas and it really put us in the Xmas spirit. If we weren't house-hunting we'd totally have decorated already!
I love the sparkly top and jeans! I am wearing something similar now.
-Ashleigh
www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

Crystal said...

I LOVE the last picture! Sexy, beautiful and playful! Fantastic!
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Lynne DeVenny said...

Sometimes you just need an excuse to get really glammed up and remind your S.O. that you still got it :) This top is really fantastic on you.

Carrie said...

Beautiful top! And I think a trip to the steakhouse and a bookstore is a great reason to put on some sparkle. :)

Elena said...

Love these happy shots-you look so radiant! The top is super cool-perfect for a wild night out:)
Xo
Elena
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Always Maylee said...

I absolutely LOVE this sparkly top. You look so gorgeous Katie! And don't worry, my husband and I are totally the same as you. We would much rather stay at home and watch a movie on the couch than go out. And a night out for us definitely means dinner out. And we don't even have kids yet... :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Jenny Lauren said...

Ha ha ha, I'm definitely the boring, stay at home type too! :) You look smokin' in that sequined shirt! It's so fabulous on you! LOVE how you paired it with jeans!!

xo Jenny
www.crazystylelove.com

Hailey said...

Still drooling over how gorgeous this top is. I need one in every color of the rainbow! I'm a slut for sequins! lol
Last date night we ate at a local seafood restaurant and used our Groupon to go see a movie. We are pretty boring too. Lots of chores and To Do List type stuff being done with our free time. Plus, we love to be homebodies now too. I'd much rather stay home and play video games with the husband than go out to some bar or club or what have you. But then I need places to wear my sequins to, so I end up being the sparkliest girl at the grocery store. lol

GiovannaPacini said...

Such a cute look! Loving that peplum top girl! Sooo fun!

xx
Giovanna
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grownandcurvywoman said...

Love, love, love your sequin top! I need that in my life stat! I like glittery things! :)

Brittany said...

I've been eyeing that top on ASOS for a while. It looks so good on you!
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sarah said...

That is an awesome top! I've been too afraid to try wearing something so flashy.

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lady_bella said...

Aw, lady, these photos are such fun! I love, love the sequined top. It's the kind of piece you can either dress up or dress down. I have yet to wear one but I'm hoping that I shall have the chance in the near future. They are so sexy! You look wonderful in yours! :)

Bella said...

Aw, lady, these photos are such fun! I love, love the sequined top. It's the kind of piece you can either dress up or dress down. I have yet to wear one but I'm hoping that I shall have the chance in the near future. They are so sexy! You look wonderful in yours! :)

Jessica said...

You are one stunning woman, Katie! I am obsessed with this top, and your pretty red lips. You guys sound like me and my guy, but we stay home just to hang out with our dog! hehe
xx
Here&Now

Annie said...

What a FUN outfit Katie! Love that sequin top :)

Annie

The Other Side of Gray

Heather said...

That gorgeous top for sure deserves a date night! Typically the boy and I do happy hours - much better for my early bedtime :)


XO
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Ashley Vazquez said...

Date night? What's that?! Unfortunately, my hubby has been working out of state for the past few months so no date nights for me :( You look gorgeous and a nice steak and a bookstore sounds like an amazing night to me!

Lakeesha Ramey said...

Love the top and the date night of steak and books :) Our last date night Hubby and I went to Starbucks and enjoyed the silence of the coffee house lol

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Elle said...

Hey Katie! Your blouse is gorgeous!! Perfect to dress down or up! I've missed catching up on some of my favorite blogs. sorry I've been MIA! Things have been crazy around here :) take care!
xo, elle from Living in Color.

Tara_St said...

I am obsessed with that top! Our "date nights" usually consist of ordering a pizza, drinking a few beers and falling asleep on the couch at 10pm. We are very romantic.
Tara

Penniless Socialite

Belated Bloomer said...

SPARKLES!!! I love your top, Katie! Plus, it's peplum! Need I say more? Oh yeah, I need to find a date first, so I can share with you what we did on date night. Is that sad or what? LOL.

Abi
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Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Eh, dates can be totally overrated! I was totally in love with this top at first sight. I'm seriously thinking about buying it!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Sounds exactly like ours! Nothing better, right?

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

It's totally okay! I remember how crazy my first year teaching was! No time to do anything!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Yes, that's always fun too! Except coffee late at night keeps me wired ;)

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Awww, no! I I couldn't handle that! God bless you!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

YES, I've got to start taking advantage of that!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you, Annie!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you so much, Jessica! I felt very stunning in this one!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I agree totally. I have already sent it back, but I think I'm going to buy it- can you imagine it with some high heels and a pencil skirt! Woo hoo!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I was definitely a little nervous, but I think the dull gold helps it from being too flashy, and they are tiny tiny sequin, almost like mesh or something!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I'm telling you as soon as it was on sale I am buying it!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Ummm, yes, yes you do! BTW- check the blog on Tuesday for an awesome Gwynnie Bee offer!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you, Giovanna!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I am the same exact way- I was a sparkly gorgeous mess in the bookstore! And I rocked it!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I felt smokin;, so thank you so much!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Well, you won't have much of an adjustment once you have kids, and that's a GOOD thing!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you, Elena! My husband caught me mid-laugh!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Hey, no occasion is too small for sequined peplum!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you, Lynne, and I completely agree with you :)

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thanks! Very candid shots!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Mexican food and Wal-Mart is a pretty typical weekend for us too!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

This truly is a great top. AN=nd it's not terribly expensive- around $65 I think

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Me too. Heck, Curtis and I are content to be in totally separate rooms doing our own thing and calling it a date ;)

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you, Sharon!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

We try to get Sean in bed by 8, so we too can spend some time alone. But frankly, sometimes I'm ready for bed at 8 myself!

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