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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You look gorgeous Amy!! This dress is stunning and is just perfect on you!
Currently swooning over all of the dresses you linked in this post! Those are some head-turning pieces! Thanks for sharing, love!
Much love from Napa Valley!
Paulina | Shenska
Such a beautiful romantic dress!
Tamara – LoveofMode.com
What a beautiful dress, I really love that style and the print is so pretty too!!
Have a lovely day 🙂
This is a beautiful dress on you Amy! Perfect for your date night! I love the flowy style and the blue print is so pretty. You have a collection of very pretty dresses and I hope you enjoyed your time out!
My daughter is 4 1/2 and I am still figuring out date nights! It’s just an extra step to pre-plan everything and find a babysitter which can be tough! You never know if you will be tired that day or not feel well and still be pressured to go out because you planned it all! Love this gorgeous dress! Hope you had a wonderful date night!
This is a great date night dress! I am loving all things floral right now. I love hearing more of the personal side of bloggers mixed in with fashion and every day. I feel like I can connect more and it seems less salesy. Thank you for sharing your story <3 Beautifully Candid
Yay for date night! I’m sure that’s so important when you become parents. You look beautiful!
The dress is beautiful! And thank you for sharing your story. It is so neat to see how God works in our lives and brings something beautiful out of our messes. 🙂
This dress is gorgeous, and a great option for a date night. I can definitely relate, my husband and I don’t do date nights enough. It’s something we need to work on!
Yay for date night! This dress was the perfect choice, so effortlessly pretty <3
You rock a dress like no one else business! And this dress is pretty and perfect for date night! The print is beautiful and I love the cold shoulder detail. I hope you guys had a great night. It’s always important to set aside sometime for the two of you. Hope you’re having a great week so far.
That dress is definitely worthy of a date night, it’s just do dreamy! Hope you had a fun one! Xx
What a gorgeous dress! I hope you had a wonderful time on your date night! While we are very fortunate to have family close by, it can be so hard to get in regular date nights, especially since Violet came along. I’m happy to say that we’re going on a date night this coming Friday, yay! It’s been quite a while.
You look breath-taking in this outfit. That dress is gorgeous! I’m glad you got a chance to get out. My daughter just had a baby and hadn’t left the house in a month till I drove down there (six hours away) and took her out for the day. She needed it!
Such a pretty dress! Love the print!
Your dress is beautiful and I love your hair! Peace!
Wow, now that’s a date night dress!! Absolutely stunning!
Wow, you look stunning, Dear!