Russ and I got to go on our third date since Ivy Jean arrived this past Friday! To say we were excited would be an understatement. Since Ivy was born premature during the middle of flu season, we were literally told not to leave the house with her for several months. Then because of her feeding issues, she was a tough baby. Add to that we don’t have family who live in Tulsa and my mom already drives in and watches her once during the week (she goes to daycare the other days I work), figuring out date nights was more difficult than we anticipated. Can anyone relate?
Thankfully we are past much of the hard stuff, and we have an amazing community of friends here. One of our friends volunteered to watch her, and we are also working to set up regular times we trade off with another friend who has a baby around Ivy’s age. Russ and I were married for seven years before Ivy Jean came along and used to dates whenever we wanted. We are so thrilled to be Ivy’s parents, but it is also important to still have one-on-one time in order to maintain a strong marriage. We’re trying to figure it all out!
All that to say, Mama needed a dress worthy of date night! This gorgeous cold shoulder ruffle maxi dress by Amanda Uprichard more than delivered. You all know I am a dress lover, and I think this one has taken the spot of my favorite. That’s saying something. The print and cut are just so gorgeous. It’s definitely more of a splurge piece, but so worth it. It also comes in lilac which is on sale. You can shop all her designs at Shopbop and Revolve. This is a new designer to me, and I really love all her pieces.
Guest Post – Sharing our infertility journey
I have the honor of guest posting at The Well today. I’m sharing something a little more personal than my typical fashion post here. If you’d like to read a little more about Russ and my infertility journey, I’d love for you to check out the post here. As always, I love hearing your feedback about posts like these and anything else you’d like to see on Straight A Style. If you’d like more personal content, more beauty content, more health, or whatever, please let me know!
A Dress Worthy of Date Night
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