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jennifer wagner


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​No matter how long I’m married to my handsome hubby, I never (EVER) get tired of dating him! We are one of those weird couples that actually enjoys being around one another. Hehe!
 
In all seriousness, I absolutely love spending time with my hubby. With life being, well, life… setting aside time for just the two of us is absolutely vital.  Sure, we see each other every day, and we talk all the time, but there’s just something so re-charging about that special time together. It’s a couple (or few, if we’re super lucky) hours of time where we refuse to worry about work, kids, the future, or whatever else might be weighing on us at the time.
 
Sometimes, we are so eager for a date night that we just throw ourselves together, say farewell to the kiddos, and run out the door as fast as we can. 
 
But lots of times, I like to dress things up a bit. Nowadays I realize I can have both cuteness and comfort, so I go for it!
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​We all have a personal style, and there is a perfect fashion choice for every occasion. So when it comes to date nights,  I stick to these four main fashion tips (along with my cute + comfy rule, of course).

keep the occasion in mind

Seems like a no-brainer, but it does help to consider what you’ll be doing on your date. Headed to dinner? Is it a fancy place or a hole-in-the-wall diner (which is what my hubby and I tend to like)? Walking around downtown? Wear shoes that you can walk in with ease. Going to the beach to watch the sunset? Remember it’s super windy on the beach.
 
Dressing for the occasion is definitely important. I will never forget my (awful) choice for my first date with my (now) husband. I literally wore an old hoody and jeans. When he showed up, he was in a nice, button-up shirt with a collar, nice jeans, etc.
 
So don’t make the same mistake as me. Consider the occasion first! Hehe!

step outside the box

This is your opportunity to dress a little edgier, trendier, or just more fun than you get to in your day to day. The regular everyday clothes we wear are awesome, but why not have a little more fun on date night! For me this even means changing up the hair style, adding a little more “smoke” to the eyes, or popping some bold, red lips! Sometimes I even purchase a clothing item while I’m out shopping and save it for the random occasion, just so I can feel a little extra special on date night.
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don’t overthink it

Remember that whoever you’re headed on a date with, loves you regardless of what you’re wearing, how your hair looks, or if you got your makeup just right. So if everything turns out differently than you planned, and all goes haywire… don’t sweat it. Just take a deep breath, remember the reason behind spending tine together doesn’t necessarily have much to do with how you look at all, and have a good time with that special someone.

feel like a million bucks

I’m sure any of our awesome guys would tell us they couldn’t care less if our make-up was perfect or our clothes just right. So for me, I like add the extra special touches so that I, myself, can feel amazing on my date night. I generally spend a little more time on my make-up and hair. I choose clothes accordingly. When I go on a date with my hubby, I want to feel great. So I really try to make sure that I spend a little time planning so that I look great, feel great, and can be good company on our special night out.

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the red dress

​Here’s an example of a recent date night outfit that I absolutely adored. This Rosie & Claire Erika dress literally made me feel like I was wrapped in a cozy blanket at my grandma’s house. It was extra flowy in all the right places, but definitely did not make me feel like I was being swallowed up by material at the same time. The length was absolutely perfect. I love a cute dress that goes just below the knee. I also love a good three-quarter-length sleeve. The color was perfection, because who doesn’t feel like a million bucks wearing red on date night?! The best part about this dress is that it was so trendy and adorable.
 
I like to keep things simple, so I paired it with some stud earrings, a dainty necklace, and my favorite watch.  It was a little snowy out, so I chose a very comfortable gray boot with a small heal. 

I’m here to tell you this was the most amazing date-night outfit I have ever chosen.  Nothing was restricting or tight, but yet I feel like I was well put-together. Not to mention, my hubby did tell me several times how much he loved my dress, which is of course and added bonus.

Erika Dress | On sale for $24.95 | Use code BLANKSPACE20 for 20% off your order
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floral print dress

​Another great fashion idea for a date with the hubster is this floral print Jillian dress.
 
When I received my package in the mail I was completely stunned. This dress was beautiful!! The material was absolutely perfect for a dress of this length, and I was absolutely smitten with the print. The material did not wrinkle at all. I literally pulled it out of the package and did not need to iron/steam it at all!
 
This particular day was a little chilly outside, so I paired it with a denim jacket, some stud earrings, and a pair of cute flats. I was just so happy to find that I could stick to my rule of comfort and cuteness all in one.
Jillian Dress | On sale for $39.95 | Use code BLANKSPACE20 for 20% off your order
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At the end of the day, it’s all about that special time with that special guy. I absolutely positively love spending time with my awesome hubby regardless of the occasion.  Truly, I value that time together so greatly that it’s nearly impossible to put it into words. When it’s all said and done, that’s what it’s all about anyway-cherished time spent with my #1 guy. 
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  • Suzanne Hines
    January 6, 2017 at 12:46 PM

    Girl…I’m not into fashion much at all but that dress is STUNNING on you! You look so good in it you make me want to go out and buy it! Love it!!!

  • jessica
    January 6, 2017 at 1:43 PM

    ugh, date nights when you have little ones are so hard! but i love your tips 🙂

    • Jennifer
      January 7, 2017 at 8:47 AM

      Jessica, it totally is. We have two small children (4 and 1) and trust me, date nights need to happen way more than they do! But we make the effort and make it happen when we can. That’s what matters!! <3

  • Erica Nicole
    January 6, 2017 at 8:30 PM

    You look absolutely incredible in both dresses! Your pixie cut and that red is so flattering on you!!

  • Savanna
    January 6, 2017 at 8:42 PM

    I am in LOVE with you in that red dress!!

    • Jennifer
      January 7, 2017 at 8:48 AM

      Ahh!! Thanks so much Savanna!!!! <3 <3 <3

  • Ciara
    January 7, 2017 at 8:03 AM

    😍 Omg super cute outfits! Love the dresses! The simplicity of it all is what makes it that much more awesome.

    • Jennifer
      January 7, 2017 at 8:48 AM

      Thank you so much Ciara!! I totally agree, these dresses are so AMAZING!!!

  • Nicole Banuelos
    January 7, 2017 at 6:22 PM

    LOVE these looks. you are beautiful!

  • Rachel
    January 7, 2017 at 6:23 PM

    I LOVE that red dress!!

  • Tamara Goyette
    January 7, 2017 at 7:22 PM

    Can we just talk about how gorgeous you are for a second here! Stunning! I love the red swing dress.

  • Patricia
    January 8, 2017 at 5:06 AM

    You Re absolutely gorgeous Jennifer!!!! That red dress is STUNNING on you!!!

  • Coppelia
    January 8, 2017 at 2:24 PM

    Love both the red and the floral/jean jacket combo! You can tell you love your hubby!!! I’m really glad I read this today. I absolutely love my hubby, but recently our dates have just been random moments whenever we can grab them — this is a great reminder to plan ahead if I can for the next special occasion & really knock him off his feet! 😉 We do have an anniversary coming up!

  • Amber Battishill
    January 8, 2017 at 5:39 PM

    Love your red dress so much! It’s so pretty and looks like it would be so comfortable too.

  • Justine Y @ Little Dove
    January 8, 2017 at 6:04 PM

    Oh my gosh, you look absolutely adorable and gorgeous in both outfits! And I so agree about dressing up for date night, it’s pretty much my one chance to dress up so you can bet I take full advantage!

  • Beth Newcomb
    January 8, 2017 at 6:50 PM

    Super cute options! And dating your spouse is so awesome & so vital to a successful marriage!

  • Lauren
    January 8, 2017 at 7:45 PM

    Oh my heavens LOVE to all of this. Yes yes and #marriagegoals!!

  • Jaclyn Quinones
    January 9, 2017 at 6:27 AM

    I was just telling a friend recently that I wasn’t sure everyone could pull off the color red. You are slaying that red dress though! Seriously so gorgeous! I love the floral for myself!

  • Taylor
    January 9, 2017 at 9:13 AM

    I am loving these outfits! And you are adorable! I will definitely be checking out your giveaway!

  • Yvie
    January 9, 2017 at 11:12 AM

    Enjoyed this post Jennifer and agree that it is always good to get away and enjoy falling deeply in love.. You looked stunning and I just love the glow in your face.. Definitely worth planning!

  • Melissa
    January 11, 2017 at 10:09 AM

    You look absolutely fabulous!!😍