Date Night Looks I Love

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I always look forward to date night with my husband! Since we are both busy balancing careers and family life, we have to make a specific effort to carve out time to go on dates. Just because we are married does not mean that the dating has to stop! These nights out together are a very important ritual for us, and I love the chance to get all dressed up for our night out.

I always like to pick an outfit that makes me feel feminine, confident and flirty when I go out for a night on the town with my husband. Whether date night is a casual or fancy, I still like to make an occasion out of it and wear something special. I love this Leopard Wrap Dress by Bardot that I am wearing above. As soon as I saw it, I knew that I had to wear it for my next date night. The material is light and perfect for warm summer nights, and the wrap detail provides a gorgeous and feminine silhouette!

Below are some of my other favorite date night looks. A nice dress is an obvious (and good) choice for a summer date — But this time of year, I especially love taking advantage of the season, and wearing a white dress. I also love the look of pairing a brightly colored blouse with simple jeans or pants and a pair of heels for a more casual look. Finally, doing something a little different and pairing a statement skirt with a simple blouse or top makes for a gorgeous date night outfit!

What are your favorite date night looks?  

Xx
Tamera  

Date Night Looks

LEFT TO RIGHT: STYLEKEEPERS Retro Juliette Pleated Skirt | Susana Monaco Rowan Dress | Rachel Pally Dieda Top in Pink + Rachel Pally Josefine Skirt in Black | ENGLISH FACTORY Swiss Dot Blouse

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My Favorite Weekend Look: Rompers

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Am I the only one who is having a moment with rompers? Now that summer is officially here, I have found myself seeking out a cute new onesie whenever I shop. I love being able to throw on a romper on the weekends, especially if I am heading out during the day to do something social like have brunch with friends. Not only are rompers a cute choice of summer outfit, but they can easily be styled so that you have a really fashionable and tied together look.

The trick is finding a romper that both fits and flatters your body type — Not all rompers are going to work on every body type! You have to try on different designers and styles, and see what works for you. I love this green multi print romper from MINKPINK (pictured about), because it hits my waist in exactly the right place, and the off-the-shoulder detail is flattering on me.

To bring the whole look together, (and avoid looking like you on a tropical vacation) try pairing your outfit with a wedge sandal. If you aren’t into wearing a heel, then try a dressier flat sandal —  As a general rule, make sure that whatever shoe you wear is not one that you would wear on the beach (no rubber!). Finally, I love adding one main accessory or piece of jewelry to complete the look. Try a statement necklace, a chunky bracelet or even a cute hat.

If the weather is a little chilly, then I usually turn to a classic denim jacket as an alternative to a sweater. Again, you want to make sure that your style stays more brunch than beach! Below are some of my favorite and most coveted romper looks for the summer.

How do you guys style a romper? I would love to hear your tips!

Xx

Tamera

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TOP ROW: Malia Off the Shoulder Romper, LOVERS + FRIENDS
BOTTOM ROW: Cari Indigo Tie Dye Romper, cupcakes and cashmere | Shady Fronds Off Shoulder Playsuit, MINKPINK | Johnny Romper, Rails

Chic Ways to Cover Up at the Beach

Chic Summer Cover Ups

Who doesn’t love to get a little sun when it’s warm outside? Taking Aden to the pool is one of our favorite summer activities—he’d probably be in the water every day if he could! I always protect him from the elements with lots of sunscreen, sunglasses, hats, and protective clothes. But this momma needs protection, too. Being out in the sun all day can be draining and damaging, whether you’re relaxing with a good book or splashing around with your little ones, so it’s important to have the appropriate clothes + accessories for the weather. Grab some iced water and look through the slideshow below to see if you’re missing any of these sneaky, chic ways to cover up at the beach—without looking like you’re afraid of the sun!

Maxi Dress

Maxi Dress

There are almost too many options for maxi dresses these days. Choose one that picks up the breeze for a romantic look.

Floppy Hat

Floppy Hat

You can take on anything this summer in a good sunhat. It’s the ultimate marriage between practical and stylish.

Caftan

Caftan

I wasn’t sure about the caftan trend at first, but these loose-fitting dresses can be surprisingly feminine and sexy. Throw a flowing caftan on over your swimsuit to lounge in the sun.

Slouchy Pant

Slouchy Pant

A light, breathable slouchy pant is perfect for basking in the sun’s rays without being susceptible to sun damage and the burn.

Sunglasses

Sunglasses

Eyes need just as much protection as skin, so always keep a pair of sunnies in your purse.

Tunic

Tunic

If you don't like the idea of wearing too many layers on a hot day, a tunic will cover your back, shoulders, and stomach without sacrificing your beachy summer look.

Sarong

Sarong

A sarong, or even an oversized scarf, is perfect for strolling the beach in after a swim. It gives you more protection and comfort than a bikini, yet you can still show off your suit.

Sunscreen

Sunscreen

Lastly, none of these cover-ups block the sun’s harmful rays like sunscreen. No matter what you wear, it’s still important to apply sunblock (and reapply often) for the entire time you’re in the sun.

What do you pair with your swimsuit in the summer? Share your picks in the comments.

Photo: Beyoncé for H&M 2013