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October 20, 2014

Taking it Up a Notch for Date Night with Marshalls

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[All photos taken by my hot date!]

Want to know my normal date night attire? It consists of some sort of Pittsburgh-related tshirt, and flannel pajama pants. Seriously. My husband and I tend to use date night as a super mellow night at home to hang out, cook together, and watch our show of the moment, so oftentimes I strip out of my day attire and into something more comfortable to lounge around in. Plus, I’m not devastated if a little oil from the pan splashes onto my clothing. On the contrary, however, it’s really good to switch up the routine, and recently at a Marshalls event, dating expert Tracey Steinberg told me that a nice switch up would be to stay (or get) dressed up. Such a simple idea, but it truly adds to making the night special and memorable.

 If I we decide to go out and I  want to go somewhere fabulous… I better dress the part! After being together for over 12 years, it’s easy to succumb to whatever is easiest, but making a little extra effort, as Tracy points out, can go a long way.  I punched up my work look for date night by layering a faux fur vest over top of my leather jacket, switching out my stud earrings for hoops, and an oversized handbag for a clutch.
Several of the pieces in this look had been found at Marshalls, with all of them being designer items at AWESOME prices, that made me do a double check that I was seeing the tag correctly! It’s easy to give your look a little oomph and take a bit of a fashion risk when you aren’t spending a lot, but still getting the quality you deserve.
How do you spice up date night with fashion?

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October 17, 2014

Under $100 Beige Trench Coats

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I recently donated my beige trench coat to Goodwill, as it was certainly looking worse for the wear, so this feature by Laura at LollieShopping couldn’t have come at a better time to whet my appetite and jump back into the search for a great, affordable beige trench coat. It would be nice if one from Burberry just miraculously showed up on my doorstep, but the situation is that one for under $100 is more realistic. Click through for seven awesome beige trench coat options at LollieShopping!

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