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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I was swooning over this dress when I saw it on your FB! You look stunning!
You speak truth, Amy!! This dress is fabulous. So what’d you do for date night? My husband and I try to go out to dinner once a week, so I don’t have to plan a meal, and he doesn’t have to do the dishes!! Plus then we usually have the left overs for another night, so it’s kinda like 2 date nights!!
This dress is definitely worthy of a date night! You look stunning! And I think that location is perfect for photos with the stairs. Growing up as a babysitter for lots of different families, I always admired the couples who made it a point to go out on dates. During high school I was the date-night sitter for one couple who had a standing date night every week. It’s so important for a marriage, and something I hope to make time for once our little one comes along.
That dress is so beautiful!! You look amazing girl!! I hope you had an amazing time at your date night!
That dress is lovely and perfect for date night! I remember how hard it was to schedule date nights when our daughter was younger and we still don’t do it often enough. You look gorgeous!
Doused in Pink
I actually recently got a dress VERY similar to this but it’s a shorter version! So romantic and looks absolutely gorgeous on you! LOVE the blush clutch you paired with it!
You look so beautiful! I love the dress on you, it is perfect! Its wonderful that you have worked out a way to get out on date nights, cherishing your marriage is so important! It’s so easy to get side tracked with work and kids. I’m at the other end of things, my daughter just graduated high school! I remember those early days–magical and challenging at the same time. Blessings! Nina
This is indeed a great date night dress. I hope you guys have a great time. It is so important for couples to have time together. My husband and I always make sure to have a date night at least once a month.
xo, Whitney and Blaire
Peaches In A Pod
What a beautiful dress!
Daily Style Finds
So pretty!! I just love your makeup!
Beautiful dress for a fun night out with your husband! xo, Biana-BlovedBoston
You look stunning in that dress, love the print and color.
You’ve been rocking the dresses lately, Amy Ann! This truly is the perfect date night dress — the colors, print, style and of course ruffle detail are all perfect. This is a new brand to me too. I’m going to go check it out! Happy Wednesday!
A Blonde’s Moment
This floral dress looks beautiful on you Amy! Perfect for summer!
Awww… You’re looking like a fairy in this dress!! Beautiful date night look!
Having a possibility to get a date night with your man is always so important as it’s
so easy to get into a routine and put it off because of this or that, but it always feels so
good to get an interrupted time just for the two of you. 🙂
Lovely dress, looks so spectacular <3 <3
That is such a beautiful maxi dress! I love the floral print! And yes, date nights are so important! Hubby and I haven’t had one in a long time – we used to be able to swing date lunches instead when toddler T was small. Now with two of them we’ve struggled to get the time, as the little one still frequently wakes during the night so the energy levels are pretty low haha. It’s definitely something I want to try get more time for, but at the moment we just steal whatever small amounts of time we have <3
Thank you for the link up!
Hope you are having a lovely week so far 🙂
Away From The Blue Blog
Amy, you look truly stunning in this dress! DEFINITELY worthy of date night, and I’m so glad you all could finally have another one. I can see that being an issue with my hubby while we’re in Jordan since we don’t have family to babysit. I bet it makes you treasure those date nights even more!
So stunning! The dress is gorgeous xx