Thursday, October 30, 2014

if you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.


I like date nights. Now, I admit, they don't happen as often as they used to. My fiance and I make time to see each other as much as our schedules will allow....but that usually means a night curled up on the couch. With major expenses on the horizon (like a wedding and finding a place to live) - those nights at the movies or eating a nice meal out? They are a little more scarce. For the most part, I am okay with this. It just makes it even more exciting when we actually do get the chance to go out! 

Recently, we went to dinner and a movie. So, I decided to put on a super cute and girly outfit for the occasion. It featured purple lipstick, an oversize heart print button down, a glitter headband, and a pair of skinny jeans. Perfect for a causal date night. The shirt was a gift from my parents (they picked it up on a recent trip to London) and the glitter headband was something I have had kicking around for a while but never actually bothered to wear. As for the makeup, it was a simple eye look using shades from the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette, lots of black liner, and the Bite Lip Crayon in Grape. 

So, without further ado...this is my casual date night outfit and makeup! 


I am very happy with how this look turned out. It was simple, easy, but still had lots of girly elements to it. Personally, I absolutely love the heart print shirt. It is roomy but very easy to wear. This was just one of those nights that I really enjoyed the process of getting ready. With such a hectic schedule most of the time, this was a nice change. It meant that I actually got to have a little fun, play around with different makeup ideas, and see where my inspiration took me. Speaking of makeup ideas....this is a closer look at the makeup I ended up wearing for my date night:


I think there is something special about going on a date. The excitement as you rummage through your closet, the butterflies in your stomach, and going home at the end of the night with a smile on your face. Even though my fiance and I have been together for over two and a half years, I still feel that way when we have those evenings out. I love it!

So, that was my casual date night look. What do you like to wear out?

xo Shannon

24 comments:

  1. This is such a cute look!

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  2. it's so cute! and yay for dates whenever and whatever they are. They are truly sacred (incl the couch)!

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  3. Such a cute look Shannon, beautiful. I am all for date nights, whenever, where ever. What I wear depends on where we go, casual for a movie nite, dressy for a club nite, tho.
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  4. You look gorgeous! <3

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  5. you are so pretty, dear! I really love ur make-up here + blouse :)

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  6. I love the blouse you wore.. Soooo pretty and fun !

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  7. You look gorgeous dear!


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  8. I love that you have date nights, it's always good to make sure you save time for each other! You look glam as well! xx

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  9. Love date nights! You look flawless.
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  10. Lovely make up! Thanks for sharing!


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  11. Your makeup is so pretty!!

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  12. So pretty!!!

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  13. ;)

    Amei o look e a make!

    Ótimo sábado!

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  14. beautiful! so chic, so girly! and really love that orson's quote in the title. so, true!
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  15. this ootd is very close to my style , love it , btw happy birthday .

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