make-believe: date night.

August 19, 2014
datenightThree days before Faye was born, James and I were at my sister Cait’s apartment for dinner. We ate spicy Indian food and everyone made guesses about when the baby would make his or her debut. We decided to turn the guessing into a bet; whoever guessed closest to the actual birthday would get a date night, babysitting provided by the other sister (or her husband). Being an older sister with a knack for this sort of thing, Cait guessed Faye’s birthday exactly: May 26.

We still owe her a night of babysitting, but I can’t help thinking about having our own little night out, just me and James, with Faye safe in the arms of a nearby auntie. The date wouldn’t be anything too fancy, just special enough to be different than business as usual. Margaritas and tacos under the Brooklyn Bridge sounds pretty good to me.

I’d wear this:

1. A pair of perfect off-white jeans because in my dreams I never spill my salsa. 2. A silky black tank like this (alas, sold out) or this. Because every mama needs something sexy and comfortable. 3. A little something scandaleux to keep things interesting. 4. signature scent. 5. Simple brass studs 6. A little black bag to sling over my shoulder and tuck in extra cash for ice cream. 7. A swipe or three of mascara. (Have you guys tried this one yet? I’ve heard good things!)

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  • Reply kristin August 19, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    perfect outfit.

  • Reply Karin - The F Girl August 19, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    Looks lovely. And yes, sometimes a night out, just the two of you, is heavenly. And much needed AND deserved. (I am preaching to myself as well: we do that way too little ourselves).

  • Reply Kimberly August 19, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    I use that mascara and love it!

  • Reply sheepystitious August 19, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    I use a lot of 100% Pure makeup and skin care – it's a great line! I really enjoy the mascaras, too!

  • Reply Kavi August 19, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Poopy Rouge + off white jeans is a perfect pairing! -Durga

    • Reply Erin August 19, 2014 at 4:07 pm

      Yes! Seemed just right! (I've been wearing your Coriander for years—thanks for stopping by!)

    • Reply Kavi August 19, 2014 at 7:29 pm

      love the blog!

  • Reply Diana August 19, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    i'm so curious about poppy rouge that i'm going to probably need to find a place that sells samples.

  • Reply Jules Theis August 19, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    Beautiful outfit…now go on that date! You deserve it 🙂

  • Reply Yelle August 19, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    so sweet! and margaritas and tacos? i want that for dinner tonight!

  • Reply Alexa August 19, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    i so enjoy this series!

  • Reply Amy August 20, 2014 at 5:14 am

    I have that mascara and I LOVE it, it doesn't hurt that it smells like chocolate when you put it on. It doesn't clump strange, or flake, I have been super happy with it.

  • Reply Anonymous August 28, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    I use that mascara – it's amazing! feels so light on your eyes but looks like any other good mascara

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