My Date Night Before and After

I thought it'd be fun to do a date night "before" and "after." I don't exactly go all out or know much about fashion. But I do love date nights when I have an excuse to go from "mom" to "date"--it's a fun transformation :)

Before: MOM
housekeeper, caregiver, fashion faux pa

low maintenance for a day of productivity.

comfy and the only pink I own. (Did you even notice the pink?)

Flared Jeans
fit perfectly over my Mizuno's for the mad dash to the grocery store while Brylee's in preschool.

{Thank you, photographer Brylee :) }

After: TRINA
Daniel's date

Curled Hair
it takes forever, which is why it only gets done for date nights and church. And the added bonus of crazy hair: the curl doesn't have to be washed out right away, so my hard work pays off :)

Make-up and Contacts
I'm no pro at make-up, but considering I don't wear it on a regular basis, a little goes a long way in improving my complexion and the overall date night look.

Skinny Jeans
I didn't like them at all, then I finally bought a pair "only to wear with boots," now I have two pairs that I wear all the time because they're my favorite.

My two favorite date night staples: skinny jeans and black blazer. They are so versatile! Casual with a tee and rolled sleeves or dressy with a fancy blouse and ballet slippers. That's about as "trendy" as I get :)


also read:
making an effort 101
easy peasy at-home dates
10 minute beauty