What I Wore: Hot Date

Monday, February 20, 2012

After all of the craziness of last week, with V-day and my son's 3rd birthday, I absolutely did not want to be a "good mom." You see, every Friday I'm totally a "good mom" and take the mini-me's to do something fun, like when I nearly broke my collarbone at the air gym SO FUN YOU GUYS. It's really just my way of making up for my craptastic parenting skills on Monday through Thursday. But on Friday the only thing that sounded good to me was two hours in a dark theater with a tub of popcorn. Luckily, "The Secret World of Arietty" came out that day and my wish was granted. It was actually pretty good! And that means I didn't just slump down in my chair and cruise Pinterest like I did that time my kids wanted to see "Hoodwinked Too."

So, this is what I wear when I go on a romantical date with my two small children. Mostly, it's my mission in life to prove that motherhood doesn't have to be lame and yoga pants-inducing.

Tank: Tilly's
Sweater: No earthly idea
Pearls: Nordstrom
Jeans: Charlotte Russe
Shoes: Guess
Bag: Guess (I like Guess accessories despite the fact that their clothes make me look like a high-priced escort.)

The heels on these pointy shoes are deceivingly low, so they look way cooler than they actually are. I just don't do anything over 3 inches on weekdays. Speaking of which, I still have yet to wear my new purple shoes because it snowed AGAIN over the weekend. My shoes need to be WORN, mother nature! Don't hate.

I just ordered this shirt and love it. The cuts on the side? Adorbs.

This is easily my favorite picture of the day. My 5 year old was taking pictures (as per usual) and my son decided to ride into the shot on his new scooter. Which is about the same time I started threatening with his life because we were going to be LATE FOR THE MOVIE.

Just so you don't think I live this sophisticated and serene life. I yell. A lot. For every good picture there's seven of me yelling at my son or giving my daughter the stinkeye.

Oh wells. I was too excited about this pearls/snakeskin/exposed zipper combo to stay mad for long. Also -- proof I do have all of my teeth.

The best parts about taking your kids on a date to the movies on a Friday afternoon? 1) No other kids in the theatre. Mine were the only ones because everyone else was either 16 or 75. 2) I didn't badger my husband into taking me to a movie that he would regret, like the time I made him see "Monte Carlo."

Everyone wins!


Nora Bradshaw said...

I love the photo of you banishing your son to the corner.

You look very nice.

Jae said...

Hahaha... I may yell at my kids... but when I do, I look good.

Nathaly Blalock said...

Could that black sweater be from Wet Seal? Did it come with a little sash you can tie? I have a red one that looks just like it. PS, that hair color looks so good on you. I know I've already said that.

Janelle Southern said...

Have you been to the Spanish 8 theater? We love going there. It's a little run down, and they're a late release theater (sooner than the dollar theaters, but later than the expensive places) but tickets are only $3 and their concession prices are killer! A tub of popcorn is $3, huge soda is $3, largest candy $3. THe small of each is $1 and medium popcorn is $2. We can go there for a family activity and be the cool parents for once (getting the kids each their own soda, popcorn, and candy) and spend no more than the price of tickets alone at the Cinemark 16!
Embarrassingly, last week I got a MAJOR craving for theater popcorn and had been having an awful day, so the hubs drove me down there and I bought a tub of popcorn and turned around and left with it, lol. Calorically it can't be done very often, but it's way fun :)

Also, you know how I want to get a nice blazer? I've been dropping hints and the hubs said he's planning to get me one before Easter. I was afraid he might have a heart attack at prices so I eased him into it slowly and he just shrugged and said it was fine cause he thought they'd cost MORE than that. Now i gotta find one that's $200 then secretly order a $100 one instead and use the other $100 on some pointy toed flats that don't make my feet look like baby dolphins and some new hair product :P

Jae said...

Nat yes and yes. We have a winner. ANaaand we dress the same! lol!

Janelle, I LOVE the Spanish theater. Just because it's cheap and I can get my fix of movies that weren't good enough to pay full price for.

PS Baby dolphins made me LOL.

Marisa said...

Wow, you got those jeans at Charlotte Russe? I have bought several things there but never even thought about trying on their jeans. Time for a trip to the mall!

Jae said...

Marisa, they can be hit or miss. Their Refuge brand is good but I find that they can fit small. Their Charlotte Russe brand is more true to size but don't wear as well as the Refuge stuff. They have a higher end brand too that I can't remember...

Danielle said...

I love the outfit and glad to know I am not the only yeller:>

I found your blog via Clothed Much. I am having a Blog Hop Party right now and would love for you to link up:>


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What kind of belt did you wear?

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