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Date Night Dilemmas: Part One | Black Lace Dress + Heels

Friday, January 11, 2013

Hello! It's time for the weekend :) :) I thought I'd do a three part post on something that can be super duper fun... or just downright embarrassing. There is only one thing that can bring that kind of euphoria or that kind of disappointment: DATES.

To make a long story short, my boyfriend and I started dating over 5 years ago during my freshman year of college at the University of South Florida (GO BULLS!). We met in the dorm (Eta Hall, rep!), and I can still distinctly remember him asking me out for our first date. Thankfully my roommate was stylish and we were about the same size so my date night outfit options doubled. In typical "girly" fashion, she helped me try on a million different outfits until we picked out the perfect one for Matt's and mine very first date (which he said was all going to be a surprise. That sentence is sweet, thoughtful - and very difficult to dress for).

So now I feel I should pass my knowledge on and, over the course of the next few days, write posts about outfit ideas for three popular date options: the "Fancy Dinner and a Show," the "Outdoor Picnic," and the most romantic yet most frustratingly difficult to dress for "It's Going to Be a Surprise - Just Wear Anything."

To start the series off, look below for a more traditional date night look for a nice evening out on the town.

"Fancy Dinner & a Show" Date

ELLE nude & black lace dress: On clearance at Kohl's for about $15 (This same dress but in a different color and price can be found here.)
-Similar styles: Forever 21 $15.50Cotton On $17 (on sale from $24.95) or Forever 21 $22.80
Old Navy black cropped blazer: Old, from 2011 for around $15
-Similar styles: JCPenney $15 (on sale from $25), JCPenney $18 (on sale from $30) or Kohl's $24 (on sale from $60)
*Use promo code SKATING for 15% off at Kohl'*
Target black peep-toe heels: Old, from 2008 for approximately $10
-Similar styles: Target $9.99 (on sale from $19.99), Payless $10 (on sale from $44.99), DSW $14.94 (on sale from $49), Payless $16.99 (on sale from $27.99) or Payless $19.99 (on sale from $29.99)
I added the skinny green belt-- which came with a different dress I have-- for a pop of color.  You can find a similar belt here for $4.80.

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What is your go-to outfit of choice for romantic outings? Are any of you lovely ladies going out with a special someone soon? What kind of dates do you prefer? Let me know! You can also leave a comment below, e-mail lunavida23@gmail.comtweet me, or write on the LunaVida Facebook page if you have a request or question!


Dakota was having a blast during the picture taking :) She is so smiley 24/7.


  1. I love love love this outfit! You should be my stylist hah!

    <3 Olivia

    1. Thank you, Olivia! And of course! I gladly will, just let me know when ;P


  2. You look stunning and that dress is perfect :)

    1. Thank you so much, that is so sweet! I checked out your blog, and love it (especially amazing accessories!!!!) I'm your newest follower :)



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