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 

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  • Reply Olivia June 24, 2015 at 11:24 pm

    I have never been in Zara’s before so I can’t say much about their clothes. I do know that it is a very popular choice for many people! I would love to check it out. Anyway, I am in love with this mini peplum shirt so much. It is adorable!

    Olivia | Her Name Was Celebration

  • Reply Nikki June 24, 2015 at 10:41 pm

    So cute!! Love this outfit. That top is so adorable.


  • Reply Shaqinah June 24, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    Ugh I love Zara! It’s driving me insane that I am currently based in NZ where there’s no Zara. It’s crazy I was living in Phuket and even a tropical island has Zara why not NZ? That aside, I love those pink lace-up heels! Xx

    Shaqinah || Shoes and Roses

  • Reply beautygirl24 June 24, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    Well thank you! You are such a lovely person. Down to earth and humble. I’ve had mostly good experiences with bloggers, but I find that some toot their own horn too often. You are not one of them! And I love zara! I was just telling my friend zeba that I haven’t set foot in one since last fall! The closest one is an hour away 🙁 I need a trip!

  • Reply Diane Rivero June 24, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    Great pieces! I like Zara but unfortunately they made changes to my local one and it’s a nightmare to shop at unless you’re there right when they open. It’s sometimes worth the battle though. 🙂

    And you two are too cute!


  • Reply K. June 24, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    Zara is definitely a right of passage here in the city :). And I’m so happy to hear you got some pieces you love online. I’ve never ordered anything from them online, but I have thought about it. Beautiful look girl.

    Kia / The House of KTS

  • Reply Lauren Blair . June 24, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    Really cute outfit! This ensemble looks stunning on you 🙂 Maybe now that you’ve found some stuff from Zara that fits online shopping on their site will be a touch easier? Congrats on your husband’s promotion! XO
    -Lauren Blair

  • Reply Trou Vang June 24, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    Congratulations! And yes, I love having a few nicer items as it gives me a reason to go out once in a while. 🙂

    <3 Trou
    The Peculiar Trouth

  • Reply Angela Keeley-White June 24, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    Congrats to Russ! SO exciting! and I’m loving this top on you 🙂


  • Reply Jacqueline Rendine June 24, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    I love this outfit on you! That top is gorgeous! Congrats to your husband! That is a great reason to celebrate!
    Too bad Zara in not in STL. I have go to Chicago and shop!

  • Reply Because Shanna Said So June 24, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    Um, this outfit has to be one of my faves from you! You looked gorg! And congrats to Russ. We have a Zara here in Austin, but I always forget to pop in….I will be making my way there next time….they do have the best sales.

  • Reply Carly June 24, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    I am seriously in love with that top! It is gingham perfection!

    You are definitely making me want to go to Zara. Oddly enough I have never been
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  • Reply Alyssa Renee June 24, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    Very cute top! Love your heels! The pink pop is lovely! =)

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  • Reply Nicole June 24, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    Wow you look sooo chic!! Love your top and heels 😉 great outfit! 🙂

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  • Reply Heidi D. June 24, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    You guys are such a cute couple! So happy to have connected through blogging – you continue to inspire me every day!

    Wishes & Reality

  • Reply Mia- MakeMeUpMia June 24, 2015 at 11:36 am

    You make me smile, love your outfit that you got + those pink heels! Go Russ! Glad you guys got to enjoy a nice date night <3

  • Reply Audrey Williams June 24, 2015 at 11:18 am

    Zara in NYC is an absolute dream! And so it that gingham top! I have been so happy following along with you — I appreciate that you share the real and not-so-pretty bits of life.


  • Reply Living on Cloud Nine June 24, 2015 at 11:06 am

    You guys are beyond precious and model gorgeous!!!! Seriously if there was a stylish couples magazine, you’d be on the cover!!!! Love that checked peplum top and oh my….those shoes! LOVE!

  • Reply Danielle Arsenault June 24, 2015 at 10:59 am

    You look darling in this combo and the pink heels are such a fun touch! Thank YOU for always being so sweet <3
    xoxo Danielle

    For the Love of Leopard

  • Reply Preeti June 24, 2015 at 10:41 am

    you look great!

    xoxo, Preeti

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