Thursday, June 20, 2013

thrifty date night outfit: $5 GW dress + $1.86 owl necklace {w/amazon link!}


I mentioned on Monday that we had the chance to go on a date at Carino's... it was the first time since our vacation last month. :) I was super excited to have a reason to wear this GW find from a couple of months ago that I hadn't worn before {and even more glad it still fit me! lol}:


My dress was originally from Target, brand new for just $5! I had so much fun dressing up again {and on the cheap}! In your last trimester, dressing up is not something you do or want to do frequently for some reason. :)

And remember this Vintage Owl Pendant Long Bronze Chain Necklace* from the gift guide for girls? It was $1.37 shipped. The price has gone up to $1.86 now, but I'd still say it's a great deal! :D {side note: I have quite a few more of these amazon finds- would you want me to share them on a regular basis?}



I've been putting it to good use since Christmas, and it's held up very well!
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I've been so thankful for dresses this year especially- it's been hot in our old house this summer! Thanks to being 8 months along with baby #5, no matter where I go, I can only wear jeans or capris for so long without feeling like I'm overheating! :) In fact, I used to be so cold-natured that I had to carry a jacket with me year-round and now I almost never need one. I'd say that's one benefit of pregnancy, wouldn't you? ;)


How about you? How do you dress for the heat in the summer? 
For me, it really depends on the state of pregnancy I'm in that month...lol! :) For 4 out of 10 summers, I've been pregnant during the summer months! :) And I'm almost always at the end of my pregnancy, so Texas feels a little hotter than normal.

Favorite date restaurant? 
favorite chain restaurants: Carino's {Italian} and Saltgrass Steakhouse, and for very special dates- P.F. Changs. I find when we're without kids I really love to go to quieter places with big tall secluded booths. hahahaha! :)

Do you sit side by side or across from your significant other in a booth?
Side by side. Unless I've had a long day and I'm feeling the need to breathe, which has only happened a few times in our marriage. Most of the time I like to lean on his shoulder/hold hands while we wait for food. :)

Have you scored any cute finds lately? Please share the link if you have one! :D




*amazon affiliate link

19 comments:

Kathryn I said...

Cute, cute, cute! I just found your blog recently and I LOVE it! Thanks so much for all your encouraging words :)

Bflowers said...

I LOVE that necklace! I've got one in my cart right now! Please do share your Amazon finds! I would much rather shop from home and a great bargain makes it even better.

Kelli H. said...

You looked adorable for your date night. I love the owl pendant. I am going to have to order one for myself. Thanks for sharing and I love hearing about all your great finds. I just recently discovered your blog and I really enjoy it!!=)

Anonymous said...

I would love to see a pic of your purse. :)

Mandy said...

I hope to share it someday- probably after I sell it first though, because it was an awesome deal! :D

Mandy said...

oh thank you!! :D I'm so glad to meet you girlie!! :D thank you for reading! :D

Mandy said...

oh yay- sometimes I stumble on things that would make great gifts or just steals! :D thanks for letting me know!

Mandy said...

oh I'm so glad you are enjoying it!! :D I can't wait to hear how you like the necklace!! :D

Jessica N said...

YES - share those Amazon finds! I have the peacock clip that you told us about a while back. Love it!

mwimp said...

yes! I would luv for you to share all your great finds! if I cant use them I also think of someone who can! gorg dress!

Anonymous said...

We always sit side by side :)
I'm 6 mo along in the humid Oklahoma summer, I wear nothing but shorts and tanks!
-Hannah H

Kathryn I said...

I live in Texas too (shout out!) and knit dresses are definitely the way to beat the heat. Glad you had a fun date night.

Mindy said...

Mandy, I do love your dress, but my real question/comment is....how long is your beautiful curly hair when it's wet? I have very similar hair that is nearly halfway to my back, but when it dries it shrinks up to just below shoulder length. (It is often frizzy when I wear it down, which is why I usually just wear it up in a clip or ponytail. I feel like I can never get it to look as long as it is - any hair product tips, etc? I feel like my hair grows out instead of down - ha!

P.S. My favorite way to dress for the heat is a tank top and running shorts!

Kristy said...

Cute necklace! Just ordered mine!! I would love it if you would share your great online deals. Between work and the kids, I don't get out much so I do most of my shopping online. What a great, cute find!

Sophie from France said...

We sit face to face...it would be very strange to sit side by side! Nobody does that here!
Very nice dress!

JoyBelle said...

PF Chang's Egg Drop Soup is THE BEST. Oh yum!
We sit across from each other on dates.

Peg Innam said...

Love the owl necklace, and I really love PF Changs!!!!!

Amanda aka Manda said...

LOVE that dress on you!

Aliesha said...

I've been eyeing that owl necklace since you first mentioned it! I love hearing about your bargain finds on Amazon or at Walmart. I'm also pregnant (7ish months) and I also live in an old house. I wear dresses and skirts a lot too, just to stay cool! My husband and I don't get out on very many dates, but I'd have to say that anywhere that serves Italian food is my favorite.

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