February 1, 2013 - Easy Outfits, Style

Payday Pretty | Date Night Dressing

 With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, I’ve got cute date night looks on the brain.  Hubby and I are pretty good about scheduling regular date nights.  But they are usually to casual neighborhood eateries so I don’t make much effort in the outfit department.

But I do try a little harder for special occasions and our annual Valentine’s dinner out is one of them.  It’s hard to justify buying a whole new outfit for just one night out. So I try to work with basics that I already own to create a special look.

This week, I decided to challenge myself to create some looks built on items that you and I probably already have in our closets.


What You Have: Dark Wash Skinny Jeans + Blazer

What to Add: Sequined Tank + Leopard Heels + Statement Jewelry

What You Have:  Pencil Skirt + Bright Cardigan

What to Add:  Floral Blouse + Booties + Textured Tights + Jewelry

What You Have:  LBD

What to Add:  Emerald Cardi + Kitten Heels + Gold Jewelry


I’m also excited today to introduce you to one of my new favorite boutiques. Gallery specializes in fashions and accessories that are 100% date night approved and totally affordable.

Just check out some of these great pieces.

chevron shift dress

[Chevron Shift Dress – $49]

clover earrings - turquoise

[Clover Earrings – $18]

lila necklace

[Lila Necklace – $28]

And today Gallery is sponsoring a $30 gift certificate to one lucky Get Your Pretty On reader!

  Check out the easy ways to enter below:

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And speaking of giveaways…

Congratulations to Jenni H.!

She won the Helzberg Diamonds Valentine’s Day Infinity Collection necklace.

It’s Your Turn:  I’d like to challenge you to take your Payday Pretty allowance this week to add something to your date night outfit arsenal.  It can be a sparkly cocktail ring or dangly earrings, a sequined tank or a pair of killer heels.  Anything that can take what’s already in your closet and elevate it to date night status.  Then tell me what you got!

Oh and be sure to pop over to the Get Pin-spired link up today to see lots of great Pinterest inspired outfits and more!

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  • Drooling that first set. That peach jacket is just gorgeous! My husband just told me I could pick out my own V-day gift I think I’m gonna go with some sparkly jewelry! 🙂

  • I am loving the first look you pulled together! That blazer is gorgeous! Have a great weekend

  • You always pick the best Alison…..but the 1st set really caught my eye & will try to replicate it soon!! BTW dear, if you got time….my latest post Green Lines was picked up by Lucky Mag Community as one of their top posts for the week making the post land in the top/banner page. Hope you could check it out….& click/vote if you wish!!! 🙂


  • I love that first look! I had on a similar sequin tank this morning (but I ended up changing, I wanted to wear cowboy boots and it was just a little much)!

  • Definitely loving the blazer look…something so perfect about a blazer, skinny jeans and leopard heels..it is definitely a go to outfit for me.
    I am not sure what we are doing for Vday…probably nothing special as we are going to Florida for 5 days for a wedding the first weekend in March…SO looking forward to that..and already planning the sunny warm weathered outfits in my head, haha.
    Hope you have a lovely weekend lady!

  • Oooh, I’m especially loving that very first outfit. The blazer is perfection.

  • Great outfits!

    Happy Friday & have a great weekend!
    World According to Shia

  • I love all these outfits! Especially the first one! Can’t wait to see your Valentines Day outfit!
    And thank you SO much for your sweet comment on my last post! It totally made my day and it means so much coming from you being a gorgeous model!!
    haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot .com

  • Looooove that first look! Such a fab blazer!

  • i love the first look! 🙂

  • Ah such lovely outfits! Great ideas!

  • not going out like that

    love that sheer floral top and the tuxedo jacket
    also – thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog 🙂

    Not Going Out Like That

  • Whytney

    Oh please, please, PLEASE tell me where that peachy/pink and black blazer is from?!!