Friday, January 3, 2014

Day Ten: Date Night (but with Mom)

It wasn't exactly a resolution, but Chris and I decided on New Year's Eve that this year we would have a 'date night' once a week, and try go away somewhere together one weekend each month. We decided on Friday as our official date night but since we've been going out quite a bit lately we elected to make dinner at home this week, watch a DVD, and perhaps indulge a cocktail or two. So I was surprised when I heard Chris inviting my mother over for dinner tonight. Turns out that he remembered that we were making dinner and watching a movie, but not that it was a date.

I adore my mother and I was delighted to have her over for dinner. Her presence did not make our first official date of 2014 any less romantic. Chris and I split a bottle of cider (yep. total party animals. not.) and I wore this: Item #25 (grey 3/4 sleeve cardigan) and item #10 (black knit and leather pencil skirt). If you're keeping track, this is the second wear of the cardigan and I think this is a better pairing than the first. The proportions are better here but I wonder if the slightly boxy shape of the sweater might not be the best look for me. I'm drawn to it because of the vaguely 1960's vibe it has, but that retro shaping isn't kind to my middle. It definitely looks better with the tighter skirt but it's just not the most flattering sweater for me.

This combination earns an 8/10. I'm happy with it. And I'll keep trying to find the perfect partner(s) for the sweater. Feel free to weigh in on what you think might work with it.


  1. One of my favourite tricks for boxier cardigans is to open the bottom one or two buttons - even without a belt (which I usually do), this creates a V pointed up to the waist and helps with the illusion of an hourglass shape. I really like this outfit, though!

  2. I think that Shelia might be onto something. Do you have a skinny belt that would work with it? I like the 60's vibe of this sweater too.