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 365hangers June 24, 2015 at 10:34 am

    Love this post so much!! This blogging community is seriously magical. Oh, and this outfit is everything, we’re always afraid to go into Zara, because we’ll just buy everything lol

    xx 365Hangers

  • Reply Kylie Mavrakis June 24, 2015 at 10:18 am

    This top is just too perfect! You look gorgeous!

    xo Kylie

  • Reply Whitney 'Nic' James June 24, 2015 at 9:54 am

    Perfect date night outfit. Love the pants, and the shoes FAB!


  • Reply Blaire Bingham June 24, 2015 at 9:49 am

    Zara is amazing and you look fabulous in this outfit, an you know I love those shoes!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  • Reply Tori June 24, 2015 at 9:42 am

    You have been such a fun blogger to follow–you style is amazing, but your heart, your faith, and your love of those around you has shown through making you so special!!

    Congrats to Russ–that is so amazing 🙂

    Plus, this outfit is beyond fabulous–those pink shoes are everything!



  • Reply Mary-Katherine Minnis June 24, 2015 at 9:11 am

    BABE!!! I love Zara too but never order from them online because I am nervous so I only ever buy when I am on trips, which makes them great souveniers 😉 I have to go with an idea in mind though, otherwise I could literally buy everything!!

    Those pants are so chic and I love how the top can so easily be dressed up or down.

    Congratulations again to Russ on the promotion! I hope the transition goes smoothly for him!

    xo Mary-Katherine

  • Reply trend-mixblog June 24, 2015 at 8:55 am

    I love Zara! Your frilly gingham top is too cute! 🙂

  • Reply Jeanie June 24, 2015 at 8:52 am

    Beautiful! Love the pop of pink!!



  • Reply Megan June 24, 2015 at 8:40 am

    First of all, this look is AMAZING! That top and those pants were meant to be together and on you! Second, Zara is heaven and they don’t have one in Indiana either. Such a shame!

  • Reply Merritt Beck June 24, 2015 at 8:39 am

    loving the combo of a crop, peplum and gingham on this top! So pretty!

    The Style Scribe

  • Reply Zelle Brown June 24, 2015 at 8:33 am

    This is gorgeous! Absolutely love this look! And the blogging community is so unique – unless you’re a part of it, it’s hard to understand but I love having such a supportive group!

    xo Southern Style

  • Reply Aracely June 24, 2015 at 8:26 am

    Love love love this look from head to toe! Congrats to your hubby on his promotion.

  • Reply Jill June 24, 2015 at 8:26 am

    That top is darling! This is such a great date night look! Drooling over those shoes!

    Doused In Pink

  • Reply Kimberley Pavao June 24, 2015 at 8:16 am

    I love you in this top, I wish I could pull that off!

    Congrats to your hubby!!

    Eleventh & Sixteenth

  • Reply Rachel Garay June 24, 2015 at 8:04 am

    I already left a congrats on your IG but again Congrats!! God is so good!
    Rachel xo

    Garay Treasures

  • Reply Courtney Munafo June 24, 2015 at 7:58 am

    I love this look! Especially the shoes. I’ve never been in an actual Zara store before, but I have a feeling it would be dangerous for my wallet! Still want to go one day 🙂


  • Reply Mica June 24, 2015 at 7:43 am

    That top is beautiful, what a great date night outfit! And congrats to Russ on the promotion, very exciting! 🙂

    Away From The Blue

  • Reply Celia M. High Heeled Life June 24, 2015 at 7:40 am

    Hi there visiting from SFH party … congrats on your hubby’s promotion… great outfit and those shoes – I’m swooning all the way from Canada!! happy week .. Celia M. (

  • Reply Laura June 24, 2015 at 7:38 am

    You look so stunning! What an amazing outfit! Congratulations to your husband on his promotion as well!

  • Reply ADA June 24, 2015 at 7:22 am

    This is such a chic and modern, yet a little retro date night look. Love the gingham halter, floral clutch and earrings very much.

    And thank you TOO my friend. E-Mail me sometime. How is infertility treatment going? I will pray for you for that miracle baby, soon. And as I mentioned on your facebookl, congratulations to Russ, once again.

    <3 Ada.

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