The Perfect Girls Night or Date Night getup

I can’t start this post without wishing YOU a very ❤️Happy Valentine’s Day❤️! I hope it’s filled with chocolate! You know it’s funny, yesterday I was driving and got to thinking about love languages. I really couldn’t think of what mine was and then it dawned on me. It’s CHOCOLATE! LOL Why oh why couldn’t it be something with fewer calories. You know, like a big glass of ice water. Yeah, whatever. Bring on the candy!

top / jeans / heels / clutch / bracelet / necklace / earrings

I ordered this black top and these jeans from Loft during a recent sale. Going to be totally honest here and tell you I left the tags on and only wore them for the sake of these pictures. I wanted to share them with you, and while I loved both items, neither fit me very well. I should have ordered the top in a petite.

I’m so bummed the jeans didn’t fit me well. They look okay, at least I think they do,? but the stride is cut too long for me. I’m really short-waisted and these are a “modern cut” for a more slim build. If they had them in curvy, they’d be mine! Jeans with details are hot on the scene this spring. I shared two other pairs in Monday’s post with beautiful embroidery on them.

top / jeans / heels / clutch / bracelet / necklace / earrings

Let’s talk about these sandals for a minute and the fact that my feet are blinding white. Nothing says sexy like untanned feet. Time to pull out the self tanner.  I grabbed these from Target last spring and have worn them so much. I also got them in nude. If you’ve been thinking about this style, you’d better grab them up. They are on clearance and come in just under $26. Cha-ching! Can you say bargain?

I knew my leopard clutch would be the perfect thing to finish off this outfit. This one is the perfect size. It will hold my phone, wet-ones {hello germaphobe} and a lipstick or two with plenty of room left over for whatever else you might need. If you turn it over it’s solid black on the back so really it’s like two bags in one.

I finally got Disqus installed on here correctly for my comment system and I’m so happy. It should have been a lot easier than it was, but here’s how the equation sometimes looks for me


Anyway, thank you for your suggestions and Thank You Carrie, for trying to help me figure it out. Maybe now if someone else has issues, I’ll retain some info long enough to pass it along.

So are you staying in or going out tonight? We are staying in and will go out on a less busy night. I’m making Ina Garten’s steaks. I started making them this way a couple of years ago and we haven’t grilled a steak since. These are deeee-licious!







  1. Living on Cloud Nine
    February 14, 2018 / 7:12 am

    Big bummer because it is soooo CUTE! But I won’t lie either, left tags on many times, ya know, for the blogs sake, lol. Hope your Valentines Day is sweet as can be, chocolaty and filled with extra hugs and love!

    • February 14, 2018 / 8:11 pm

      Yep. I should have ordered the top in XS. I wish the jeans fit better, they are really cute. I’m so full of chocolate right now it’s not funny, but I bet in about 30 minutes I could manage to eat a little more…LOL. Hope you had a wonderful day! XO

  2. Laura
    February 14, 2018 / 9:31 am

    Oh yes give me all the chocolates! Too bad about the jeans and the top but good for you for being picky about fit! So many times I haven’t been and then I never wear the clothes and it’s wasted money.

    • February 14, 2018 / 8:09 pm

      I think chocolate might squirt out of my ears here in a minute. We just ate the best chocolate chunk cheesecake. Hope you had a wonderful day! XO

  3. Kent Richardson
    February 14, 2018 / 9:41 am

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

  4. February 14, 2018 / 10:19 am

    The blog makeover looks sooooo good!!! And yay for disqus! I love that I don’t have any spam issues with disqus, I used to get so much spam! It sounds like we have the same fit issues. I can’t really wear the modern cut pants from LOFT, the hips just say no haha!

    pumps and push-ups

    • February 14, 2018 / 8:08 pm

      Thanks so much Brooke!!! YES, Disqus is the bomb. I love that I can just respond and you get notified. Sounds like a lot of us aren’t cut out for the modern fit. Too bad. We’re built like girls? Hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day. XO

  5. February 14, 2018 / 10:49 am

    Yay – so happy you finally got Disqus to load! I was thinking about you yesterday and was poking around in mine to see if I could offer anything. Glad Carrie was able to help you out. You’re going to love it.

    Looking fabulous! It really is too bad that these pieces didn’t work for you, as they are a great combination. I need those jeans in my life. However, I would also need them in a curvy cut. 🙁

    • February 14, 2018 / 8:07 pm

      Oh my goodness Jennie, ME TOO. It’s so nice to respond and know the email is sent. So much easier than the old blog. I don’t know why Loft didn’t make this pair in curvy. So often they make them in both. Major bummer. Hope you had a wonderful day. XO

  6. February 14, 2018 / 11:21 am

    I’m so glad you got your comments fixed! That was bugging me! Lol! I saw on Ina’s cooking show last month where she and Jeffrey had a “steak off” to see who could cook the better one: hers in the oven or his on the grill. She won! Happy Valentine’s Day sweet friend!

    • February 14, 2018 / 8:06 pm

      You’re so sweet! I’m so happy they are fixed too. What an ordeal. But now I can respons so much easier. YIPPEE! The steaks were DELISH!!!! Hope you guys enjoyed your pancakes. Sounds like a perfect night with your sweethearts. XO

  7. February 14, 2018 / 11:41 am

    Happy Valentine’s to you and Kent (love how he’s joined in the comments). I went over to the steak recipe, I’m not a steak eater but it seemed like a lot of cooking time? Always loved watching Ina and Geoffrey; I started creating sub plots with her and him and occasionally her friends, which made it more fun! She’d did a chicken milanesa with lemony salad plonked on top which I now sometimes make, it’s delish. And oh! Her Hamptons house ?. Wishing you a cosy Steakhouse Steak night … and hope Kent surprises you with endless chocolate treats! Hugs. X.

    • February 14, 2018 / 8:04 pm

      Thank you Mary! Some of the comments were for “testing” purposes, but today was a fun surprise. The steaks were perfection! They were prob 2″ thick and a lovely shade of dark pink inside. YUM! Love to you friend. XO

  8. Kellyann
    February 14, 2018 / 12:30 pm

    Darn it all that the top and jeans didn’t work – the jeans look fine but the top is eating you alive. It’s funny, my sister from a different mister, I left the tags on my clothes in today’s post too. I returned a couple of things but took photos first. My problem is I don’t get to the store right away to exchange them and end up returning things I like.
    I love your heels. I got them last year from Target but they were too high for me so I returned them. Womp, womp, womp. I really need a pair of nude heels but refuse to pay a fortune. Oh and did I mention they have to be comfortable on my old lady feet? Yeah, good luck!
    The steaks from Ina look sooooo good. Collin requested chicken parm so that’s what I’m making tonight. Now he’s telling me he may not be home because after volleyball practice he has robotics! Good grief who am I cooking for – we could have had take out – ha!
    Happy Valentine’s Day my sweet friend – you are so very loved!

    • February 14, 2018 / 8:02 pm

      I’m the same way with my returns. I wait til’ there a pile and then I’ve waited too long. Will I ever learn?? I love those heels too, but I wouldn’t want to wear them all day. I’ve gotten a little better walking in them though. Not quite as baby giraffe like as in the beginning. HA. The steaks were divine and I made a chocolate chunk cheesecake. OH MY…so good. I’ll bet the chicken parm was divine. Good choice Collin. Hope your day was a sweet as you. Lots of love XOXO

  9. leaculp
    February 14, 2018 / 6:57 pm

    Well, the outfit is just so cute, but good for you to know the fit isn’t how you like it. You’d never wear it if you kept it or at least that’s the way I am about my clothes, so I’m learning to just not settle for a less than perfect fit. Blessings!

    • February 14, 2018 / 7:34 pm

      Thank you! Yep, I’m getting much better at knowing what I’ll wear and won’t, but I still end up with some poopers from time to time…LOL. Happy Galentine’s my friend!!! XOXO

  10. February 14, 2018 / 9:54 pm

    I think these jeans look great on you! Love the stripe down the side. I feel like some of the arms are getting a little too big and swallowing everyone up :)! Hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

    • February 15, 2018 / 3:31 pm

      Thanks Lana! They are so cute, but the crotch is too long. What a lovely thing to say…LOL We had a great Valentine’s Day. Hope you did too. XO

    • February 15, 2018 / 3:30 pm

      I have them in nude too?It took me DAYS to get it installed. Tell me what’s going on and I’ll try to help you.?? Are you missing one piece of info or anything like that? It took me forever to find where to get the Access token. Just let me know and hopefully we can figure it out together. XO

        • February 15, 2018 / 4:43 pm

          Sounds good. Let me know if you get this comment twice. I also installed another comment plugin that hasn’t worked and just got notification from it and Disqus so I’m wondering if it magically started working…CRAZY

    • February 17, 2018 / 5:23 pm

      Thanks Rebecca! It’s such a fun piece. (and a good deal too?) Happy weekend!

  11. February 16, 2018 / 6:33 am

    You are cracking me up, Lisa! I hope nobody’s love language is a big glass of ice water!!??? You look great, but I know how that goes when you feel like something could fit you better. And disqus! I’ve had it for so long now that I must have blocked out the installation process!

    • February 17, 2018 / 5:23 pm

      I think for some reason the installation was more difficult for me than most…go figure. OK, time for some ice water…I mean chocolate.? Hope you are having a great weekend! Loved the pic of you swinging❤️

  12. jess
    February 16, 2018 / 9:21 am

    Lisa, you are funny! I thank God my hubby is a tech guru, ,as I have gotten frustrated at times and dont have his patience! i love your clutch and think the top is very pretty, i love the sleeves, goes great with your strappy sandals! I have to do sandal posts this season and so im not worried about white feet as much as my toe nails.. guess its pedi time!
    have a great weekend!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx

    • February 17, 2018 / 5:21 pm

      Thanks Jess! Oh my, I wish my hubby was techy. He can help some, but this stuff is out of his wheel house. Oh well, I’m learning. That clutch is such a fun accessory. Hope you are having a great weekend! XO

  13. February 19, 2018 / 8:38 am

    I love this outfit nevertheless and I love those jeans. I wonder if they would work on me with my long legs. And girl I loved all the splashes of red you added to this post. I will show you what I wore on Valentine’s day, in tomorrow’s post so stay tuned pretty lady. =)

    • February 19, 2018 / 7:40 pm

      You should try them, Ada! They are great jeans. I’ve got to hop over and check out what you wore. Have a great week girlie! XO

  14. Tracy Gnann
    February 19, 2018 / 9:13 am

    Looking snappy in those shoes!

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