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?

17 comments:

  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.

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  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!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    February Group Giveaway!

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

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  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.

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

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  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!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
    the shop of worldly delights

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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!

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  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

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

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  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.

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

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  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!

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  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?

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  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.

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

    XO
    Pearls & Paws

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

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