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 SABRINA GYPSY TAN June 25, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    I adore you and your whole outfit! Those shoes are H O T

    xx Sabrina |

  • Reply Jessica Broyles June 25, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    So nice! I absolutely love those heels

  • Reply WinnipegStyle June 25, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    Zara is such a great store but there is no store near me either. I think the closest one is more than 8 hours away. Love what you bought! That top is lovely and so are those cropped pants! Congrats to Russ on his promotion and I am glad you could celebrate with your pants! 🙂


  • Reply Lizlizo June 25, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    Can we talk about how I’m pretty much in love with those shoes? You’ve got amazing style!

    – Liz

  • Reply SamanthaSeries June 25, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    Ugh those shoes!!! <3

    Samantha Series

  • Reply Dressed2dNines.Com June 25, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    Match made in heaven and I really love the pink heels!

  • Reply Threads for Thomas June 25, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    Absolutely loving this look! The gingham top is beautiful and love the ruffle hem. Perfect choice finishing with the pink shoes for a pop of color! Congrats on Russ’ promotion. I always love hearing exciting news from other bloggers!

  • Reply jess z June 25, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    Congrat’s on Russ’s promotion. I love the pop of pink in the shoes.

  • Reply Colleen June 25, 2015 at 11:52 am

    You look amazing! I love the gingham with the pink…and congrats on Russ’s promotion!


  • Reply Traci Hart June 25, 2015 at 11:14 am

    Great look! Congratulations on your husband’s promotion. I love your clutch too 🙂

  • Reply Lisa @ Daily Style Finds June 25, 2015 at 11:04 am

    I love the pop of pink in the shoes.

    Daily Style Finds

  • Reply Adri Cisneros June 25, 2015 at 10:29 am

    What a great reason to take your new outfit out on a date! I loved seeing this proud wife moment-so sweet!
    xo Adri |

  • Reply Nevena Krstic June 25, 2015 at 9:58 am

    This is such a lovely outfit! You both look great and I love the location where you took your photos 🙂 xx

  • Reply Nina June 25, 2015 at 8:59 am

    Love this top and sandals. xx


  • Reply Ashley White June 25, 2015 at 8:35 am

    You are so cute- and this Zara get up is the jammmm on you. Congrats to Russ; he’s a baller! 🙂

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • Reply Leah Behr June 25, 2015 at 8:15 am

    P.S. SO glad we are friends <3


  • Reply Leah Behr June 25, 2015 at 8:14 am

    You look amazing! I love Zara, too. Love your pop of pink!

    xx, Leah /

  • Reply Eden Mint June 25, 2015 at 7:56 am

    Love your top and heels, great style!

  • Reply Tina Phan June 25, 2015 at 2:11 am

    Sizing can be a little inconsistent at Zara but it’s free returns so you should totally buy online and just return if it doesn’t fit you! Anyways, I’m stopping by to see how cute your outfit is! What a great date night look! I love our blog community too and how most ppl are so supportive of each other. You’re definitely one of my favorite girls that I’ve connected through all of this <3


  • Reply Kathleen Harper June 25, 2015 at 12:00 am

    You look just beautiful! Love your heels!

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