Now my husband and I will be going out for Valentine's Day this year since it falls on a weekend, but there have been many years when the big day fell on a weeknight and we celebrated at home. Whenever we have a date night at home, I usually do my hair and make up for him, and wear something cozy, yet sexy.
For this challenge, I chose to wear a romantic floral kimono that was actually a gift from my husband. I paired it with a floral camisole that is so perfectly matched one would think it came with the kimono, but it did not. I wore soft, cozy joggers from Amazon, and added jewelry and heels for more pizzazz.
Shelbee on the Edge - This date night at home theme was announced just before my scheduled date night at home for our 11th wedding anniversary. While I had plans to dress up a bit for our special night, my hormones decided otherwise and slammed me with debilitating cramps all night long. And so I ended up spending our date night in my coziest things curled up on the couch! But if I had been able to dress up, I would have worn this comfy black velvet pant suit that is a recent thrift shop acquisition. I love the elastic waistband and wide legs of the pants making them feel more like pajamas than dress pants. I layered a cowl neck sweater under the velvet cardigan and slipped my cold tootsies into some furry line rose gold mules. A simple tassel necklace and earrings in gold and rose gold completed my look. All set for date night 2021-style!
Nancy’s Fashion Style - “For A date night at home, I let Gerben choose his favorite outfit on me!
Can it be anymore boring? In my eyes, I don't even like black and white together. And although he said that I have a lot of beautiful dresses, he likes a black pencil skirt, a simple white blouse and classic pumps. A few simple golden jewelry and, and that is what he likes the most of course.....my black stockings! Oh men.....”
High Latitude Style - “Date night means dancing for us. Then a sleek fit-and-flare dress is a Must. This dress has too much cleavage for my taste, but works well for layering with a halftee underneath. In Interior Alaska, date night can also be early in the morning. In winter, it’s dark until late in the morning (only 3.5 h of daylight at winter solstice. In summer, there is daylight 24/7 for 84 days. More on Alaska lifestyle on the blog.
The Style Splash - "We don't usually go out for Valentine's Day - and we certainly won't be this year - but I welcome the excuse to wear red! The rainbow striped sweater with the word "amour" on it (French for love, of course) seems very appropriate."
Gwen Lives Well and Instagram - GwenLivesWell - I don't know about you, but I can probably count on one hand the number of times I've actually been out on Valentine's Eve. I mean, yes, when I was in my twenties with no kids, maybe I might have ventured out, but more often than not, home is where I wanted to be. Why deal with busy restaurants, cold food, harried servers when you can have a romantic Valentine's date night at home? Sharing some suggestions for fab date nights at home, whether it’s Valentine’s Eve or not!
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Your outfit is lovely and perfect for a romantic evening at home. Typically, if I'm dressing for a romantic celebration with my husband, I build my outfit around what ever jewelry he's given me that I'm chosen to wear that night. And he always notices. 😊ReplyDelete
That's a great idea, and how sweet that he would notice!Delete
Amy, I love your kimono! Dark florals are my favorite and it looks amazing with the matching camisole. Kimonos are my favorite lounge pieces during the warmer months! Love this look on you!ReplyDelete
Sounds like a perfect date Amy! With is there is also always good food involved.ReplyDelete
Of course good food is always involved. ha ha! Thanks so much!Delete
So many wonderful outfits. You look lovely.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much!Delete
I love that your camisole matches your kimono so well! We don't really do date nights at home much as the kids are always there but for Valentine's I will send them up to play so we can a enjoy a nice meal together.ReplyDelete
Yes, that was a pleasant surprise. I was going to wear a black or red solid tank underneath and then I saw this one in my closet and thought it was perfect! Thanks so much.Delete
Amy, You kimono and camisole are beautiful! Joggers are so comfy and yet look so put together with almost any otufit! Sitting by your wood burning stove sounds like a perfect date night in! Love our monthly collaborations!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much! I love them too!Delete
I love how you wore the kimono with this Amy. I never think to pull them out except in the summertime!!ReplyDelete
Our house is always so hot because we have not one, but two wood stoves going and it's hard to keep the temperature down. I quite often walk around the house in shorts and a t-shirt in the winter. ha ha!Delete
I think kimonos are so feminine and innocently sexy. Perfect for a Valentine's Day date. Glad you will be able to go out this year.ReplyDelete
So many different types of outfits from cozy to fancy. I am not sure what we will be doing. If I hadn't gained weight in the year that's been Covid, I would love to dress up but my favorite dress up pieces are all going to be too snug to feel good wearing. Besides, our forecast is for SNOW. We might just stay home and play games.
Snow in Arizona! Wow! I love your comment about kimonos being "innocently sexy". I love that!Delete
Beautiful kimono Amy and all the more special for date nights as it was a gift from your husband! Love to see you in the #WowOnWednesday linky tomorrow.ReplyDelete
Thank you! Yes, I will treasure it always because it came from my husband.Delete
I love the kimono and tank combo, they really do look like they came in a set!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much! Yes, that is so unusual isn't it?Delete
I love kimonos and yours is perfect for date night! And that fireplace is perfect!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much!Delete
This is the perfect stay at home look that is gorgeous with a flowy romantic vibe, and still comfortable!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Laura!Delete
Pretty outfit AMy! I love the floral kimono. Your date night sounds lovely, and I love your fireplaceReplyDelete
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Your kimono is beautiful and I hope you have a great Valentines Wknd...we are snowed in here in Seattle area, rare! I love Julie and her sweater, she is a friend of mine I met in person a few years back!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much! Yes, that does sound rare. I didn't even know Seattle could get much snow.Delete
What a lovely cosy outfit for staying at home :) You're right, the kimono and tank look so perfectly matched together!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for joining the #WeekdayWearLinkup! Hope you are having a nice weekend :) We are having a quiet day today, after celebrating the lunar new year yesterday with family.
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thank you Mica!Delete