Here's a recap of some summer "date night" outfits. Mr. Suz and I rarely go out in the evenings, except when we are travelling. But we still try to make sure we have a child-free supper once a week, and I like to get "dressed up" a bit when we do it. We also sometimes go out for lunch here in town; fewer people go out for lunch around here and we feel more private, less likely to bump into people we know. Plus, it's cheaper. ;)
The first 7 outfits were all worn at home. The last 3 were worn out for lunch or for evening events (9).
I realize that what counts as "dressed up" for me is still pretty casual to most. ;)
Most of these items are older. Only the dress in 3, the tank is 4, 5, 8 and 9, the skirt in 5 and the top in 10 are new this year.
Getting dressed up for at home dinner is one of my favourite ways to have fun with fashion. It's also a safe way to debut a silhouette that might be new to me, an item I might not know how to style. And finally, it's a way to rescue closet orphans.
How about you? What are your favourite tricks to achieve these goals?