Heeeeey! Classy Lady

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Nothing is more exciting than a date night. I have worn this dress for a date night before, but forgot to take a picture. That was a few months ago. This time, I remembered.

Classy.

I have never been called that word. I just like saying it. But you have to always say it like Jack Nicholson and give it some jazz hands.

“Classy.”

That makes it classier. Trust me on this.

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This dress is Anthropologie’s Lace Alhouette Dress. I bought mine in November during that great sale on sale dresses promotion. It is sold out, but you might be able to score a popback or still find one in a store.

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My husband loves this dress. Which is why I bought it. I knew he would. It is a fit and flare. A man’s favorite.

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The belt. Oh that belt. It is the Kissing Bunnies Belt by Anthropolgie. I am wearing a small. The belt may not scream demure. But I have never really been that word. So bring on the bunnies! And I had forgotten to clasp the belt at the top, so my bunnies were not kissing. Poor guys. I did fix it before we left on our date, but not for the pictures.

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I also paired it with my pink trench coat. I think I bought this eight to ten years ago at Anthropologie. It is really old. But it is my favorite jacket to pair over dresses.

We went to a sweet little restaurant in town for burgers and fries.

Cause we’re…

Classy.

What is your favorite date night dress to wear?

26 thoughts on “Heeeeey! Classy Lady

  1. What a pretty dress! I rarely wear dresses for date (I very rarely get a date! New city and new baby does not equal many dates!) I really should next time. What a fun little date, even if it was just for burgers and fries.

    • Thanks Alicia! I completely understand what you are saying. When we first moved to our town eleven years ago, my daughter was six months old. It took me until she was two and a half to leave her with a babysitter, and that was only because the mom was right across the street. Now that my daughter is fourteen, it is so much easier to go out. But I miss the baby years.

      This month, I have really spent my money on evening wear (because I only had one other dress). Since we are going to Vegas in a month, I needed some grown up night clothes. If I did not have that coming, I probably never would have looked at date night dresses!

      Have a beautiful day hugging your precious baby girl!

      Jenni

  2. I love your outfit! I remember that Idra coat from Anthropologie I think from 2008. I wanted it so badly but didn’t buy it. Glad to see it styled. You look great!

    • Thank you! So that is when I bought it?! I could not remember. I only knew it was hugely discounted and the only one in the sales rack. This was before I was savvy about Anthropologie. So, I did not know anything about the coat. Thanks for the info! I love that coat!

      Have a delightful evening!

      Jenni

    • Hi Liana! I have seen this dress popback twice in the last three weeks. I will keep my eyes peeled for you. You would be an XS, right? At least, that is what I am remembering from your reviews. I will let you know if I spot it.

      Have a marvelous evening!

      Jenni

    • Thank you Andrea! I love those boots with dresses. They just do not work with long skirts or pants. But I do like them. We must have very similar tastes! : ). I often wear that dress with a little tulle underskirt to make it poofier. I didn’t for that night, but I think it gives the dress more structure that way.

      Have a terrific evening!

      Jenni

  3. I couldn’t quit staring at your picture….total girl crush! You look stunning, glowing, beautiful! Also, with my love of bunnies since childhood, I can’t believe I don’t have this belt.

    • You are so sweet. You had me blushing. I never feel that way, so thank you. Truly! And I completely thought of you when I bought the belt. It is so awesome! Bunnies! I am so glad they are “in” this year!

      Thank you again! : )

      Have a terrific Tuesday!

      Jenni

    • Thank you Melodee! I did buy quite a few sale boots this year. They are the only type of shoes I feel any sort of passion for. I am glad you like them! I think they are fun! : )

      Thank you again! I hope your week is marvelous!

      Jenni

  4. Sooooo pretty! Your dress and trench are soooo pretty!
    I always think that I am going to get gussied up for a date night but then I always end up wearing my old standby- jeans and a blazer.
    From now on the only way I will say the “classy” is with jazz hands. (smiley face)

    • Thank you Cynthia! I love dressing up for date nights! It is half of the fun! Plus, my husband loves dresses, so I wear them a lot for him. Gotta be “classy.” ; )

      I hope your week is exciting in a great way!

      Jenni

  5. Hey, you *do* look classy! Super classy! That’s one of those dresses I never looked at twice, but on you – BAM! And it looks nice and loose to fit a burger under, too! 😉 And that belt… damn I have belt envy now!

    My favourite dress for date nights right now is my big yellow sweaterdress – because that’s the only dress I can wear after the sun goes down in this $%&*£ cold weather we’re having right now! Under more ideal weather conditions, probably the Brushed Terra Dress. 🙂

    • Thanks Gwen! That is so sweet! The dress is nice and roomy! Perfect for a burger and fries! I am sorry about the weather you are having! Bummer! That is not fun. I will have to look up both of those dresses, because I cannot remember dress names. I bet you look lovely in both of them!

      I hope your week is going great and your work week is happy!

      Jenni

    • Thank you Jessica! That belt is one of my favorites. I had a butterfly one from last year and it is too big now. But my daughter wears it as a slouchy hip belt. So, it all worked out… For her! ; ).

      Thanks again! Have a whimsical Wednesday!

      Jenni

  6. So “classy” is your fashion word that you aspire to? I love your boho-chic, Renaissance-esque, free spirited fashion sense! But I understand that sometimes it’s fun to dress up like a different sort of woman. My fashion aspiration is “glamazon.” I’ve certainly never been called that, and I fear I never will. It evokes a tall, dark, handsome (glamorous) woman. You know the type. And I’m not it. lol That body-con navy blue dress I have is probably the closest I’m going to get.

    But I think you’ve done classy very well here. It’s all in the trench coat, I think. You just can’t go wrong. You’re going to look classic and ladylike and polished in a trench. It’s sophisticated fashion magic. But underneath, there’s that sweet, whimsical Jenni (who kept things “classy” in black and white). I loved that dress when I saw it online. I never saw it in person, so I didn’t order it, but it’s exactly the sort of thing I’d love to wear. But I would not, however, have thought to pair it with the gold bunny belt. It’s the perfect twee touch to offset the classy with just the right amount of whimsy. Now I can’t picture a better way to style it.

    <3 Liz
    http://www.withwonderandwhimsy.com

    • Thank you so much Liz! I never really know what I aspire to be. When I was younger I read a book called, “A Spell For Chameleon.” I loved that there was a woman in the book who could change constantly. Be witty and smart than alluring and dumb (not that I want to be dumb), ugly and beautiful. The book struck a chord in my child-self that I never have to be just one thing. And I definitely will never stick to just one look. I cannot imagine how stifling that would be. Or maybe that is just how I perceive it. Although, I do love boho best. It has my heart. And my wallet.

      Did you ever read the Xanth books (“A Spell For Chameleon” is the first one)? I think you have to come into them as a preteen or teenager. But they were my absolute favorite growing up. The reason I ask is because you love Harry Potter as much as I do.

      Your comments were so sweet! I am glad you liked that outfit. I am trying for “sexy” this weekend. That word makes me want to run screaming for the hills. Maybe it needs some jazz hands. ; )

      Have a lovely week!

      Jenni

    • Thanks Brynne! I checked it out! That is awesome! Thanks for the link.

      I hope your weekend was wonderful and your week even better!

      Jenni

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