My Summer Date Night Look

August 1, 2017


how fun is this cold-shouldered top for date night

I’ve been rocking some casual looks so far this summer {see overalls, coffee at Alfred’s and my latest blouse outfit posts} but I’m so happy to get dressed up! I got this top, jeans and heels all from the Nordstrom Anniversary sale and love them. They all called for a much-needed summer date night with Matthew. I feel like those nights are few and far between right now. I’m definitely looking forward to getting settled in our new home and starting some new traditions!

bringing black back for this summer night date look - M Loves M @marmar my date night look for this summer - M Loves M @marmar this cold-shoulder top is so feminine yet edgy for your summer date night - M Loves M @marmar on the go in this sleek black date night look I've always used this bag for day-to-day outfits but love the contrast it brings for this night look - M Loves M @marmar loving this look for a date night out with my man - M Loves M @marmar adding a pop of color to my accessories for this date night look - M Loves M @marmar loving this look for a date night out with my man - M Loves M @marmar


blousejeans . heels . bracelet . bangle . sunglasses . earrings . bag {similar one} .

My summer date night look usually always includes something black. I don’t wear black that often but it always feels more appropriate at nighttime, and especially for a date night. These suede heels of mine are so comfortable with the height and I love the feminine detailing of the scalloped straps!

Isn’t it hard to believe today is the first day of August?! I’m definitely in shock over here. Summer has been speeding by and in a month Augustine will be 1 year old! Fastest year of my life, that’s for sure!

With our move this week I’m going to do my best to post as often as I can, but please forgive me if I miss a day (like I did yesterday). I have so many things I want to share with you but it seems like the only time we can really get to packing is after we put Augustine down to sleep. Have I said how ready I am to get in and get settled?! VERY!

Thanks so much for following along you guys! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and a great week ahead!


P.S. Time is running out to shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! I bought some essentials like a new pair of running shoes {how pretty is that color?!} and some mentionable unmentionables! Did you guys get anything??

photos by Kara Coleen

  • Michelle Joseph

    Oh my goodness this blouse is gorgeous! The sleeves *sigh* chiffon seriously? I’m in love hehe. Loving the date night look. It’s something I would wear 🙂
    All the best with the move. x

    Mich x

    • Thanks so much Mich! Aw I’m sure it would look so lovely on you! Chiffon is always a great way to dress up an outfit,
      thanks for your encouragement Mich! I’m going to need it! 🙂

  • Louis Dupond
  • Looking so lovely for date night! Love the heels too.

    • Thanks so much Jeanne! I’m in love with the heels, you have to get yourself a pair!

  • Rach

    This is a lovely date night outfit! No worries about missing a post. Just take care of what you need to! Looking forward to hearing more about the house soon!

    • Thanks so much Rach! All your love and support is so encouraging, I’m trying to give myself a lot of grace in this next week!

  • Tali

    Cute outfit and can’t wait to see what ideas you have for the new home! Good luck Mara! ♥

    • Thanks so much Tali! I can’t wait to share them with you! 🙂

  • Kati Maierhofer

    I love the cold shoulder shirt. I am always a little concerned that black is too dark for summer but this matches so well.
    Greetings Katie

    • Girl you totally got this outfit! I love finding black tops that can be a bit lighter in the summer months! Thanks so much Katie 🙂

  • Natali

    Yay for you and your man getting a date night and you look absolutely flawless in this outfit!
    Your high heel and blouse are fantastic. I also can’t believe that August is here, time flew by quickly for
    me too.

    • Aw thanks so much Natali, you are so sweet! I know August snuck up on me, I can’t believe September is right around the corner 🙂

  • Carrington Woods

    Mara! How is Augustine almost a year old – I feel like I was just reading your birth story and getting excited/nervous about having Quin. Congratulations on your new home – and give some deets if you are planning a birthday party for A, need some tips over here. 😍😭

    • I don’t even know girl! It’s been such a fast year! I will definitely let you know about any birthday details and tips I have 😉 It feels so close and still so far off!

  • Such a lovely style! I love the cold-shoulder details of your top 🙂
    Hope you have a nice date night <3

  • I love black for a date night look, I’m one of those girls who could were black everyday of the week. You look gorgeous and those sandals are look so pretty and girly. Good luck with your move!

    • Thanks so much Sharon! It’s so much fun to dress up for a date night, I love bringing out the heels whenever possible! 🙂

  • Noelle Marotta

    The style of this top looks so nice!

    • Thanks so much Noelle! You should definitely give it a try, it’s such a fun and flirty top!

  • I know, I can’t believe it’s August already! Like how?!

    Time is flying by so quickly.
    Love your long locks- and the color, Mara!


    • Ah! I know, it’s so crazy to think about! You are so sweet Krystal thanks so much for your kind words!

  • This year is FLYING by. I am absolutely amazed, though, that you’ve managed to keep up with such regular content, have a baby AND move! I can barely fit one of those things in during a given month! I think your readers understand if you decide to (or need to!) post less frequently. It’s understandable.

    Your date night outfit is gorgeous! I’ve always felt a bit drab in the black-top-and-jeans combo, but I think it’s more psychological than what it actually looks like, because you look FAB. I think I’ll give a similar combination a go on my next date night *nudges husband*

    Eire | Wolf & Stag

    • Thank you so much Eire! I am so thankful for you and your consistent encouragement! I am definitely going to try to keep up but we’ll see how this move goes!

      Thanks lovely! I am a firm believer that heels make all the difference, so if you don’t think you can pull off the jeans try it with the heels I’m sure you’ll look amazing! Get that date night in! 🙂

  • Lovely outfit! Hope you enjoyed your date night. 🙂

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