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Date Night

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On one hand I can’t believe it’s taken us (ahem, me…) this long to realize this necessity in order to be able to have quality alone time and on the other hand,  I’m incredibly grateful when I think about why it took me so long to get here: we’re best friends. We do almost everything together, We talk everyday, and not just about the daily grind (no matter how much I insist we do).  And even get plenty of lunch dates in during the work week (we work at the same office).

Last week was our first run at it. One of our long time friends was playing with his bluegrass band at a local cafe: Plain Folk Cafe — if you’re ever in the area, it’s a must visit!  We got dinner, caught up with some friends, thumped our feet a little, sang along to an unexpected “Fat Bottomed Girls” (my unofficial anthem) and generally had a relaxing baby free night.  It was also my first chance to wear my favorite shift dress and one of the only non-nursing friendly ensembles I have in my closet ;)

Of course you never really come out of mom mode, so when I got a phone call from my mom because Thurser hadn’t stopped crying I was pretty distracted for awhile.  I tell ya though, there is a lot of comfort knowing your baby is in your own mama’s arms.  We’ll get there ;)

Tonight? Oh we’re thinking about going to this pizza place that Nick has been raving about and I’ve yet to try.  Remember? Pizza is kind of our thing

Be sure to hop on over to my Instagram to see tonight’s date night look :)

Hat: Target
Top: Old Navy
Bottoms: Target (old), similar
Shoes: Kohl’s (old), similar
Bag: Nordstrom

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Katie
    May 29, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    This is such a great outfit! (I was about to say “lovely outfit” and then I remembered that your blog has lovely in the title and I realized that would be weird). I think black and light wash denim is my favorite color combo of all time. It is just so crisp and clean. Thanks!

    • Reply
      Laura
      May 29, 2015 at 12:51 pm

      Hahahaha. Thanks Katie! Exactly how I think, but I would have taken the compliment all the same ;)

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    Andrea Hartman
    June 6, 2015 at 12:57 am

    I love your style Laura! Glad you are getting some QT with your hubs. Man, it’s so easy for me to get focused on the daily grind. What do you do for work?

    • Reply
      Laura
      June 7, 2015 at 3:15 pm

      Thanks Andrea! And isn’t it though? I work part time as a marketer for a small manufacturing company.

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