Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Shop The Black Label but all opinions expressed are my own.
There’s a feeling that you get, I can’t quite describe it, when your date looks at you for the first time and his eyes widen and he smiles just a bit. He might sigh a bit or take a deep breath and he just can’t tear his eyes away from you. Maybe it’s the feeling of the first date all over again. All I know is, I love that feeling and I got to have it again on one of our most recent date nights.
Since we started dating, Tanner and I have gone out (and stayed in) together plenty of times, but an old fashioned dinner date is sometimes few and far between. We’re more the takeout, wine, and Netflix kind of couple. Our last date before he left to work in Colorado (don’t worry guys, it’s only a few months!) was to this cute place in Tucson, Cafe de la C’art. It’s usually a lunch and pastry kind of place, but they recently did a special to announce their new dinner service: a bottle of the house wine and two entrees for 38 dollars. Unable to say no to a deal, Tanner and I went in dressed up a little fancier than usual to celebrate his new job.
Well, that look I mentioned, Tanner had that one when I wore this dress. He even liked it enough to mention it while I was packing for our trip, asking if I could bring it along. I had it hemmed a bit and then wore a body-shaper (for the first time) underneath and I can honestly say that it was one of those times where I really felt beautiful.
The dress is only $25, a steal for the way it made me look and feel, and I wore it with my favorite lipstick and my Chanel-look-alike slingbacks. Honestly I have so many good things to say about this dress. It’s a classic and it’ll be perfect for any date night, holiday party, or fancy dinner you have coming up this fall and winter. I got it from The Black Label Boutique, which is an up and coming shop with tons of cute and inexpensive items. Go check it out! Bonus: I even have a discount code for you to use! You can get 20% off with the code KRISTEN20, just make sure to enter it in the code box before you choose your size!
I wore this dress with my new favorite classic watch by Daniel Wellington, featuring a sleek black face and a genuine leather band. You can even get 15% off your own DW watch (on their website) using my code: WANDERINGBRUNETTE. Daniel Wellington is also currently offering 10% off a bundle with the watch and matching cuff, so you can use my code to get an additional 15% off.
I also used this perfume from Victoria’s Secret which, although it is the cheapest one I own, is my boyfriend’s favorite. I know you guys can’t smell it through the computer, but I swear I’ve gotten more compliments on this perfume than anything else. Just sharing with you.
Now, let me just take a moment to switch gears and talk about this body-shaper. Has anyone here tried one? Let me tell you, I thought Spanx were funny when I had first heard of them. I laughed at that bit in the movie The Heat with Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, where McCarthy makes fun of Spanx. I didn’t think I needed them. Well, this wasn’t about need. I got it to smooth everything out under the dress and I felt so good. There was no making sure I stood up straight, no “sucking it in.” I just looked good and felt good and, of course, I took it off right after dinner and let it all hang out.
So there you go: the perfect fall date outfit and a few deals for those of you bargain hunters out there!
Shop the rest of my date night look here: