Date Night Outfit + Thank You

June 24, 2015

Can we talk about Zara for a moment? It was my favorite store in NYC. I was in three story heaven while there and am now seriously mourning that I don’t have one here in Tulsa. I’ve always been a bit afraid to order online because the times I have, I haven’t had great luck with sizing. While there I bought several things and could have bought so much more. They just have so many good things! I digress…

Here is what I did buy – this amazing gingham halter peplum top and these black cropped pants. When I bought them I jokingly told Russ he was going to have to take me on a date, so I would have an occasion to wear them together. Little did I know that shortly after we got back he would get a promotion at work, giving us a great reason to plan a date night and celebrate. I shared a picture on Instagram and mentioned how proud I was of Russ. I just wanted to take a moment to thank you all. It was so fun to have such a neat response, not only from our friends and family here locally, but also from all my blogging friends. When I started this blogging journey, I never imagined having a community of women who would cheer me on through infertility treatment, work promotions, become travel buddies and resources, and more. So thank you. Thank you for becoming my friends. gingham top, zara black culottes, pink heelsgingham top, black culottes, date night look gingham top, black culottes, floral clutch, statement earrings gingham top, black culottes, floral clutch gingham top, black culottes, pink heels, floral clutch gingham top, black culottes, pink heelsScreenshot 2015-06-22 07.26.41

Top and Pants: Zara // Heels: // Purse: J.Crew (old) // Earrings c/o Rocksbox (use code therealarnoldsxoxo for your first month free) // Watch c/o Daniel Wellington 

Linking Up With: Gina & Carylee / Lauren / Molly & Carly / Rhea / Whitney / Rachelle & Charnele / Laura / Jess / Erin & Laura / Elizabeth / Pumps & Push Ups / Shanna / Lindsey / Liz / Alison / Alice / Danielle / Sydney / Tara / Jill & Carrie / Lauren / Jacqueline & Elle / JoLynne / Rachel / Dawn Lucy / Heather / Christine 

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  • Reply madison October 28, 2020 at 3:48 am

    I love black and white outfits and this one is super cute. Especially the bright heels

  • Reply ADA June 13, 2016 at 12:27 am

    What a difference a year makes Amy Ann. This post from a year ago showed (still) your journey and struggles with infertility and look at you now. Before the year is over you will have a beautiful, healthy baby. I also wanted to say again that this outfit is super chic and that peplum top would work now early in your pregnancy. 😉

  • Reply Hi Tea Style June 29, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    Such a cute top! I love Zara too! Wish we had one here in Hawaii! Love your style!

  • Reply Sheree June 29, 2015 at 12:08 am

    You have amazing style and I’ve said this before but will say it again that I’m a big fan 🙂 You can shop Zara online and they deliver for free! My problem is that there are 3 of them near my house and all of the store sales people know my face already 🙁

    ~ xo Sheree

    IG: @poshclassymom

  • Reply Elizabeth aka Ela June 28, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    Okay, you look absolutely amazing in this outfit and I’m so glad I came across your blog! I love it. These pink heels are too fricken cute – This will have to be my next purchase.

    Happy Sunday!

  • Reply Alena Elena June 27, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    Very cute gingham top! Love your heels!

    Alena &

  • Reply officialmahryska June 27, 2015 at 10:36 am

    super fave outfit…and love the touch of pink!! love it 🙂

    kisses from dubai ♥

  • Reply Gina Daily June 27, 2015 at 9:19 am

    I honestly could not remember whether I commented on this post or not so guess who else cannot ever keep up in life?? Yeah…anyway, your hair and makeup are complete perfection in these pictures. And I think everyone who interacts with you via blogging would say “right back at ya” in terms of the kindness and friendship that YOU bring to the community!
    Gina ||

  • Reply Anshulika Chawla June 27, 2015 at 3:30 am

    I loved your overall looks. Sandals are the all time fav for me. You look beautiful and classy.

  • Reply Paulina June 26, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    Absolutely obsessed with this color palette! The pop of pink is a perfect addition!


  • Reply Dawn Lucy June 26, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    WOW! STUNNING! And congrats to Russ!

    Isn’t it wonderful what a loving community we have as style bloggers? My non-blogging friends are always surprised that we’re not just a bunch of “mean girls.”

    Thanks for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday and have a great weekend!


    Dawn Lucy

  • Reply Christie Geiger June 26, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    Wow, what a stunning date night look! You are gorgeous, Amy Ann! I wish I had a tall and slim figure! I love everything from the cute gingham top to the trendy wide-legged pants and hot pink heels! Absolutely perfect!

    Thanks so much for linking up with Friday Favorites! Have a fab weekend!

    The Closet by Christie

  • Reply life is a shoe June 26, 2015 at 1:39 am

    absolutely love those pink heels!


  • Reply Alex B. June 25, 2015 at 11:46 pm

    You are looking adorably gorgeous, which is to say perfect for date night 😉 And congratulations to Russ for his promotion 🙂

    Alex – Funky Jungle

  • Reply Kacie Ellis June 25, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    I’ve been so busy that I haven’t had a chance to look at your blog for like a week. I just finished stalking your last 5 posts 🙂 You look so gorgeous in this outfit! And congrats to Russ on his promotion! Woohoo!!!!!

    • Reply Amy Ann Arnold June 25, 2015 at 7:43 pm

      Oh girl, me too! I’m not sure what happened to June, but I cannot believe it’s already almost gone. I had a work trip this week, and I feel behind on everything!

  • Reply Jeans and a Teacup June 25, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    I love black and white outfits and this one is super cute. Especially the bright heels!

    P.S. I’d love it if you’d join me tomorrow for my first fashion Link Up party!


    Jeans and a Teacup

  • Reply zoe phinazee June 25, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    Hope ya’ll had fun on your date and great look!

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