Thursday, July 26, 2012

PFC #18: What to Wear to Impress Your Date

This month's Petite Fashion Challenge is hosted by the lovely Amber (not only is she a gorgeous med school student, she's also an expert at eBaying and a fellow J. Crew fan) of Easy Petite Looks.

The Challenge: Impress Your Date
"I think this PFC will be a lot of fun for all of us, regardless of whether we’re single or in a relationship. The single ladies should be awesome at this. I’m excited to get some inspiration from you! For the taken ladies, we still need to dress up for date night (at least once in a while!!). Generally, I think we wear what makes us feel good, regardless of what other people think. But what is your secret for making your outfit a little more memorable?? Have fun with this one!" 
 **Bonus points for pics taken with your dates or on a girls night out!!.

I don't think I've dressed to impress my husband for years now.  I typically dress for myself / other women / comfort.  I guess this is what happens when you become an old (happily) married couple.  He hasn't complained so far, but I'll have to ask him what he thinks :)

Anyhoo, if you dial back 6 years, I would have worn the typical date garb of a LBD with high heels.  Fast forward to present day and I'd add a statement necklace and fun wrist wear.

Express Strapless Black Dress (crazy old)
DIY Geometric Necklace
Chanel Bag
Target Black Pumps

 Sporting red lips felt SO strange.  I'm more a bare lips / light gloss kind of gal so I had to keep fighting the urge to wipe it off.

This "headed" post is dedicated to reader, JC ;)

Sorry this is out of focus!  It was meant to show my accessories, but it nicely shows what I don't like about this dress.  I constantly have to tug at it to make it smooth.  Otherwise, it gives an unintentional ruching effect.

I don't have a picture of us on a date wearing this ensemble, but I do have a picture of us on one of our early dates as a new couple.  This was Halloween 2001 (hence the cat ears):  :)

Don't forget to check out the other entries here!

What do you wear to impress your date?

Past PFC Entries:

54 comments:

  1. oh yes, you're so old, lol. i love that you posted the pic of you two, its so cute!! and i'm loving the LBD on you, especially with that necklace. of course i cant buy its and its a diy!

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  2. You look so gorgeous in this dress!! Your DIY necklace matches your outfit so well. Great you did make-up too. You look great with your hair and make up too.

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    1. You and your hubby are so cute couple. You look cute with cats ear :)

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  3. I like the dress! Great choice adding that statement necklace. : ) I think this is my first time seeing Mr. SPG! You guys look great together!!

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  4. You two are so cute together! I absolutely love the addition of the statement necklace to your LBD. So chic!

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  5. you are such a cute and adorable couple!! i love this outfit with the necklace!! xox P

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  6. Definitely can't go wrong with the LBD! The statement necklace was the perfect touch.

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  7. Love your LBD and that statement definitely made the outfit pop...and you and your honey look cute together! :)

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  8. SO great ^^ love your dress.. And what 2001 ???? Wow... What a relationship :)

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  9. I love your LBD and your statement necklace!

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  10. You look amazing in that dress! You and hubby are adorable:) I love the full face/body pics!

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  11. cute necklace! it makes the tube dress look like a halter. you look great and your waist looks tiny in that dress.

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    1. Ah, the slimming properties of a little black dress just can't be beat! Thanks so much, Ping!

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  12. You and your husband make for such a beautiful couple - no wonder your kids look like kiddie models! :) And I love the LBD with statement jewelry - so glam!

    p.s. Have you come out of headless blogger-dom? I think I've only seen your face once before today on the blog.

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    1. Aww, you are so sweet! Thanks Elle! I'm not really out of headless blogging yet. I've shown my face here and there on the blog, but taking pics & posting is SO much easier if I don't have to worry about hair / facial expressions / makeup / etc. Ultimately, it's a combination of being self-conscious and lazy :D

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  13. If I had known all it took was a reader request to show your face, I would've asked a long time ago ;) Thanks JC!

    S, you and Mr. SPG are such a cute couple! I definitely see both of your features in your kids :)

    Love the LBD on you, especially paired with the bold lips. I've been experimenting myself and it's definitley... interesting (for lack of a better word), haha. I find myself licking my lips a lot more because it feels much drier than going without. Perhaps I just haven't found the right brand/formula that is also moisturizing.

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    1. lolz you're welcome!

      dont we all just love the new shots???

      x.x.
      JC

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  14. Haha...I agree with Cee...I'm been so curious how you look all this time!!! Wow 2001! So I could tell that you were a cat for Halloween, what did your husband dress as?

    The red lips look great on you, especially with the LBD! The whole ensemble looks classy :) I've been trying the red lips too...whenever my mom sees she keeps telling me to wipe it off, I guess it doesn't look as well on me as I think!

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    1. Hehe, thanks Lor! I can't get used to the red lips thing. I think it looks spectacular on everyone else!

      After the pic, I put makeup on his face for his vampire look, but it looked utterly horrible. I'm so glad we snapped a pic before I did that to his face! LOL

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  15. The red lips look great on you!! Love the dress!
    You guys are so cute!

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  16. i read this post and just smiling the whole way. it's good to impress them ON the date, but don't forget when you take them back to your place AFTER the date, u still gotta impress 'em w/what's underneath. hahahaha i'm totally saying this bc ur married, NOT bc i live this way. HAHAHAHH!

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    1. LOL, I keep saying this, but Aubrey, you are freaking hilarious!

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  17. I think you did a great job! This is such a stunning look on you!! The red lipstick looks really good and I'm now obsessed with that DIY necklace!! That photo of you guys from 2001 is the cutest!
    :)
    Allison

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  18. Please do a tutorial of the DIY necklace -- I love all of your DIY posts. I recently did my very own glitter shoes DIY tutorial: http://ritesofbeauty.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw, thank you! No real tutorial here because I just stuck eye pins into beads and clustered them geometrically. You can do the same thing and just follow the shape!

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  19. I use to wear for me first and then for the rest...If you are sure about your look you feel really fantástic and happy

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  20. I love your DIY necklace and I agree with everyone that your LBD makes you super slimming in the waist :) great PFC

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  21. You look adorable in this outfit. The LBD is the perfect answer for date night. I've been experimenting with red lipstick as well. I felt a little weird at first but I got used to it soon after.

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  22. A black dress will ALWAYS work. Love the bag too.

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  23. You look so pretty! And you should totally show your head more often. LOL.

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  24. you should show your face more! you are sooo pretty! great date outfit... love your vintage chanel. :) you and your hubs are so cute together!

    have a great wknd!

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  25. You did a great job with this post! I love the black dress and the statement necklace. nice photo of you and the mister from way back :) Enjoy the wknd!

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  26. LOVE this! You can never go wrong with a LBD. I kind of like the unintentional ruching. You look so pretty. Love the necklace. What a cute picture of you and your husband! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  27. hahaha ... looks like we're all loving the new shots with head ! and a beautiful one i might add ;-)

    love!

    x.x.
    jc

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  28. Amaazing blog and I really love it.
    Very nice photos :))

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  29. Awesome necklace...makes the outfit even more awesome.

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  30. You and your hubby look so cute together! I love the LBD!

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  31. wow! that necklace is wow! i like how you took a simple LBD and refreshed it with the jewelry!

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  32. aw that picture of you guys is soo cute :D you look stunning in the lbd! you said if you were younger you would dye your hair , how old are you? you do not look old :D but i get that i look younger all the time

    -Jessica
    http://runninginsideus.blogspot.com

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  33. Men love dresses!! I always wear a dress or skirt on dates w my husband! I love you in red lipstick:)

    Aesthetic Lounge

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  34. I love the picture of you and the husband. You two are a beautiful couple. You can never go wrong with a LBD. I really like the red stick on you, it's looks great.

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  35. Amazing post love the challenge LOL! the dress is so lady like I love it!! By the way I am going to star a college/back2school series maybe you are interested in leaving a request for me to do as a post or video.
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  36. Hello, you are one hot lady!!!! LOOOVE this outfit - sexy but understated!

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  37. So ladylike! I love it!!!

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  38. Did that post? Anyways, it's my husband who doesn't like getting dressed up. I usually wear jeans. We're really casual. If it's fancier, I may wear a dress.

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  39. awh, too cute! haha. i am definitely loving this look. if i was going on a date, i'd probably opt for a cute dress. it's simple and easy to move in. i'd also want to be comfy, depending on where we're planning to go. :D

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  40. GASP! Your head is in the pictures!! You are so pretty, you should leave your pictures uncropped :)

    Love this simple date night look. The necklace is awesome!

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  41. you look so pretty! :) i love that necklace and i'm definitely jelly of your purse!! :)
    anhie

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  42. This is such a great idea for a post and you have a tiny waist. I love how you showed that you add a statement necklace now. It looks so classy and you would definitely impress in this

    xoDale
    http://www.savvyspice.com/

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  43. Looking at your earlier photo, you haven't aged at all!! Now that's what I call good genes. I haven't worn a dress for a while now, thanks to the really cold weather.

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  44. Lovely outfit and your bag is a dream ;)

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  45. Woah! Smokin'! Hehehe. I hope the hubby got to see you in your LBD before or after this photoshoot! =P Look at that leg and tiny waist! :D

    Thanks for checking up on me! The good news is that baby boy is HERE!!! He's a week old now and the new love of my life! He arrived early too, so I still had things to do to prepare/buy, but thank goodness for Amazon Prime! :)

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  46. love the statement necklace on the black dress. YOu can never go wrong with the little black dress. And I love your Chanel Bag, hopefully one day I'll carry one and then pass it down to K hehe

    you guys look so cute, so you guys been together over 10 years!!!

    btw yeah i thought putting K in some baby Gap contest lol

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