Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Sweet on you

Hello everyone!  Thanks for all the sweet comments on my love story yesterday.  I promise you'll hear the rest of the story later on!  It would take until later in March before we finally became a couple, so you'll have to wait like I did when I was a teenager!

Today I wanted to share two outfits.  First up is what I wore to my Valentine's dinner with Mr. Monkey.  We had decided to skip the crowds on actual Valentine's Day and have a nice dinner out this past Sunday instead.  I still dressed in a Valentine type theme though!

I pulled my favorite red sundress out of summer storage and attempted to winter it up a bit.  I like the result, kind of sassy and fun.  We went to a newer Italian restaurant (Louis Ristorante, attached to Cossettas in St. Paul for you locals) and had a really nice, though somewhat spendy meal.  We figure we only do a big meal out like this a couple of times a year, so we deserve a treat every now and then.  We had fantastic red wine, Caesar salad, veal chop and some sort of pasta with Italian sausage in a thin wine type sauce.  Delicious.

Dress as skirt - thrifted
Floral shirt - Decree, JCPenney
Jacket - Mossimo, Target (old)
Boots - Target (very old)
Necklace - thrifted

Today it was crazy cold once again, which ok, I know, it's Minnesota, what do I expect?  But man, we have had a lot more cold, windchill type weather this winter than we had last year for sure.  So anyway, I had to do layers today.  Added a touch of flair to my sweater with my newest Megan Mae buttonflower.  I realized later I should have done a close up.  I will next time!

Sweater - H&M, thrifted
Green shirt - thrifted Target stock
Pants - Alfani, Macy's
Necklace - Bead for Life
Buttonflower - MMD
Shoes - Mudd, Kohls

Can you guys believe that February is more than halfway through already?  This means spring has to be around the corner though right?


  1. Both outfits are great. I love your date night look with the pop of red! And Italian food...yummy! We skipped the crowds and did Valentine's day over the weekend too.

  2. Your V Day dinner sounds delicious! We had such a mild winter last year that this one seems pretty brutal in comparison. I can't wait till it's March!

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  3. A sundress in Winter! I like your spirit! And red always pops.

  4. I love the sundress winterized. It's a great pop of color. I have some serious spring fever. It's sunny and fairly warm one day and then snow the next.

  5. Love how you winterized the dress! So perfect :)

  6. your valentine's dinner sounds lovely!!! And I love that you dressed up a sundress! It looks so lovely especially paired with those boots!
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  7. Both of these looks are fantastic! I love the idea of going out on another night, Kyle and I never did, but, I will remember that for next year! I commend you on winterizing a summer dress, more people should do it!

  8. Why do I pack away my summer dresses? I should wear them year round with sweaters. If only I had the room...Only one season at a time fits in my tiny closet. :) I am glad you two treated yourselves for dinner - it is fun to be fancy once in a while. :) xo

  9. i know...next friday is march, so crazy! your date sounds fun. i have never been there, but it sounds loveley!!

  10. Love the pop of brightness with the sundress. And the buttonflower looks totally cute on your sweater! I can't handle the cold, thankfully it does look like spring is on its way. Hopefully sooner rather than later.

  11. I love both outfits! I really need to figure out how to wear my maxi and or sun dresses during the winter.

  12. I love your Valentine's Date outfit! What cute colors and I like how you pared the black blazer and boots. The food sounds delicious too! Love your cardi in the second outfit!

  13. Bethie! Thanks for your fun comments to me today. I love that red skirt. So darling. Oh I could go out to Macaroni Grill every night. I was so delicious and fun! Yay! Have a super evening and day tomorrow, okay?

  14. I like your Valentine skirt, and I need to try out Louis Ristorante sometime. Cosetta's is good, so I figure the new one must be good too.

  15. I love that pin in your second look! I don't use pins nearly enough!

    Pearls & Paws

  16. I like your date night dress! I must winterize a summer dress I have, thanks for the inspiration.


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