Monday, April 11, 2011

Steppin' Out -- 4-10-11


Dress, Target (from ages and ages ago)
Tank, Target
Shoes, Target
Belt, Kohl's
Necklace, Stella & Dot

Shirt, Baby Gap
Sweater, Pumpkin Patch
Leggings, Target's Circo brand
Shoes, Payless

Also, check out Em's braids...

...compliments of her DADDY. I have yet to master the art of the pigtail braids, yet somehow he has.

I shouldn't be too surprised. The man crocheted me a king-size afghan blanket for our first date anniversary, after all. Gender-stereotypes went out the window long ago.

These pics were Sunday evening, right before a pizza date with Josh, Jami and the kiddos. We had a great time, but these weren't the outfits I was hoping to share with you this week.

Friday night was our fifth wedding anniversary. We had an extra special night planned -- a dinner at an exclusive LA restaurant, and our first overnight away from Em. She was to stay at my in-laws' while Brent and I redeemed the gift certificate we won for a local boutique hotel.

Thursday evening, however, I felt hints of sickness. By the time I hit the sack, a few hours earlier than normal, I was a mess of chills and fever. I hoped I'd awake feeling better, but come Friday afternoon it was clear I had to cancel our celebration. I couldn't muster the energy to celebrate, and I certainly had no appetite for the decadent meal we had planned.

Instead of the perfect dress I bought for our big night out to go with the perfect shoes I already had, I spent the weekend in my Maroon 5 fan club t-shirt and the stretchy black pants I wore home from the hospital after we had Em. (What? They're COMFORTABLE, y'all!)

I finally started to feel more like myself by Saturday evening, but that was no guarantee so it's not as though we could simply postpone dinner and the hotel by one night. We'll celebrate in style soon, though!


  1. So sorry that you got sick on your big date night! But I have to say, you look awesome in that picture. Very slender and beautiful. :-)

  2. aw sorry you were still sick, hopefully you can have a delayed celebration this week :)

    and love your dress with the belt, so cute and a great color.

  3. You look beautiful! Sorry you got sick though - what a crap way to celebrate 5 years. Hope you guys get to make up for it soon.

  4. Kim Bayudan4:46 PM

    Bummer about your anniversary but you look gorgeous! Not that it makes up for the feeling of being sick and missing a fun night. Your pic is inspiring me to get my butt back in gear on WW!

  5. Sorry you missed out on the celebration, but you're looking super cute here. I need to figure out how to do the whole belt thing. I love the look but can never make it work for me.

  6. Hot mama! I haven't attempted that look yet--I admire you! and kudos to Brent for the pigtail braids. I'm hoping we get to do those for Mia. Perhaps I should start practicing now.

  7. Boo! I'm glad you're feeling better {it seems to be going around}. You are looking mighty great!!!

  8. you look amazeballs. SO sexy & cute! Lucky hubbers!

  9. That dress is classic. It will never go out of style. Love the belt action. Way to accentuate!

    That totally sucks that you got sick for your anniversary. You definitely need a do over.

  10. Sorry to hear that you got sick on your anniversary! I LOVE Em's pigtail braids and cannot believe that Brent did them!

  11. Sorry about the sickness. But you look so cute in that outfit. I never look that cute in Target outfits, especially when I go into Target and everything I'm wearing in that moment is *from* Target.