My favorite outfits are ones where I can change a few things and have two completely different looks. Today I want to talk about office to date night outfits because I think they are so easy to do with very little effort!
This outfit is one of my favorites! I actually wore it to church a few weeks ago and my fiancé could not stop saying how much he loved it! He probably told me 20 times between church and brunch! I love tie waist pants so much because they’re comfortable, flattering, and so easy to style. These are from Vici and unfortunately they’re sold out, but they always have similar options like these and these.
For this “office to date night” look I would start with the pants and this top, and some nude pointed toe heels. Nude pointed toe heels are the quintessential “office shoe” for me. They go with absolutely everything and every season! For date night, I would wear it like I have above! Just change the top and shoes and you’re good to go!
Another way I love transitioning office to date night is with a dress! Take a simple dress like this one and pair it with a fun patterned belt, some statement earrings and you’re all set! By just changing a few accessories, you can take your look to different occasions so easily. This trick comes in handy when we’re trying to have at least one date night a week! It usually lands on Tuesday nights, so having a few go-to outfits relieves a lot of stress for me!
Last week my fiancé was out of town with no cell phone reception for 7 DAYS in the mountains of Colorado. Can you believe that?! I got 2 phone calls from the satellite phone that they took with them and I cherished those phone calls so much! His trip made me realize how he really is my absolute best friend and I always want to tell him when something good or bad happens. I missed him so incredibly much, but I really think spending that time apart, missing each other, will be so good for us.
We just started our premarital counseling classes at church and the first one we went to was all about communication and conflict. It was so interesting to see common mistakes you make when you have a disagreement with your significant other and it was really convicting for the both of us. Common mistake #1 is believing that the goal of communication is that you are heard, when in reality the goal is to be quick to listen and slow to speak. The second mistake is not recognizing your negative communication patterns – for example withdrawing from conflict all together or escalating the disagreement with anger. The solution is to stop faking peace when you withdraw to avoid conflict and slowing down or taking a time out – with a time to reconvene set – if you think things are about to escalate.
I want to continue to share what we’re learning in our classes with you all because I cannot recommend them enough! We even have a couple in our little group that isn’t engaged and they’re just seriously dating and I think that is so sweet!
Stay tuned for more updates from our premarital classes! I also want to do wedding posts as we’re getting so close to the big day! I think the first post is going to be “How I’m Getting Wedding Ready” and then go from there! Let me know what kind of wedding content you want to see and I can make it happen!