Hubby and I have rediscovered our love for dating. And by rediscovered I mean, we’ve just started. We never really dated before we were engaged, then living together, then married. All the way through there we never really went out. We entertained at home, visited friends homes and sometimes planned special dinners that were almost always foregone for a quiet night on the couch or curled up in bed watching a movie. Now though, we’ll get dressed up and in the car for a couple of $1 frozen cokes. We love to drive around, chatting and scouting our next photo spot. Sometimes we have dinner. Most of the time we just hang out, like we used to. We always loved doing that.

I’m glad I didn’t miss the opportunity. It’s fun! It’s nice to interact with Hubby in a way that isn’t hey can you load the dishwasher, errr, did you buy milk sort of way. I love chatting with him and laughing until our stomachs hurt. To think, I might have missed all of this. Maybe if we had kids by now we would never have dated. I sure as heck can’t imagine having this much time to pull together outfits and do my make-up, then wrangle my hair and still feel like going out. Perhaps we would have made the time. Doubtful, but perhaps. Imagine if I hadn’t committed to three outfit posts a week! We would never have gotten the kick in the butt to go out..! You now how people say that life happens as it’s supposed to when you look back on it.

I’m looking back. I’m smiling. Life’s good. 

Enjoy today’s photos. They were taken at a water tower a few blocks from our house. It is even a little bit private which means, for once, I’m not cringing every time another car goes past. I may be vain, but it is still a bit weird to be posing for photos out on the streets. I’m not sure I’ll ever get over that. How’s that for a little insight into my head space? Ha. It’s a little weird in here.

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Jacket – Autograph Fashion
Tee – Emerson for Big W
Necklaces – Lovisa
Skirt – Virtu {gifted}
Flats – KMart

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Do you date much? Single, married and otherwise.

  • sydneyshopgirl

    Lovely outfit, lovely post. Enjoy this special time.

    SSG xxx

  • Deanna

    I love reading all your posts and checking out your outfit pics… I’m an everyday reader but mostly on my phone and therefore never comment but I just wanted to say ‘THANKS’ for sharing and letting us get an insight into your head space… I don’t think you’re weird… I love it 🙂

    And enjoy those date times because, I have a 3 yr old and 4 month old and believe me… getting out the door without baby chuck down my top or grubby prints on my skirt is a goal I’m working on LOL 😉

    Have a great day 🙂

    • Thanks Deanna. I love that. Glad to have you join the conversation. And you are SO welcome. I enjoy being able to share my life like this. I am a little weird, but it’s in a good way {I think, haha}. But you’re a gem for saying so.

      Good luck with your goal! 😉 Haha.

  • So sweet love it, you two gushy lovers, you’re so cute.
    Outfit is fab and I love the second pic and your little smiley smirk, it’s really lovely.
    Ben and I tried to relaunch dates prior to the kids when we got a bit stagnant, it happened once. Gee we’re pathetic, now we would do anything for even an our together to duck for a coffee together. Oh well we will relaunch it again at some point. But I too love how we can laugh like not know ones business together and it’s like we are the only people in the world when it’s happening.

    • Haha. Gushy and a bit sickening really. Haha.

      Thank you. I was considering this one for a new profile photo but figured fifty billion photo changes this year is probably too many. Maybe. 😉

      Love that! Reinstate random dates and laugh your butts off.

  • Really cute outfit!
    -Susan from stylingwithsusieblog.com

  • SpijkerKat

    ooh love the skirt, you look gorgeous 🙂

    Hubby and I go through phases of dating, we used to have date night once a week, but we’ve kinda let that slip as we go walking or swimming 5 or 6 nights a week at the moment.

    We decided to scrap Valentines day when we got married on the 19th Feb and decided it was more important to celebrate our anniversary, but tomorrow we will probably get a DVD and cuddle up!

    • Thank you! It’s been a firm favourite for ages now. Not sure what I’ll do when I finally wear it to death.

      We were never very good at date night either. Much easier to just go with the flow. Same with Valentine’s day, sometimes we do something, sometimes we don’t. Whatever happens happens. Easy peasy. Happy wedding anniversary for the 19th. 🙂

  • I do so like that skirt. Hubby and I used to drive around at night all the time! When we were dating and up until we got married. I’d never dress up though, sometimes I even went in my pajamas to the McD’s drive-through!! Ha ha. I’d love to start doing it again, for the reason that you say you guys enjoy it- it’s great to spend time together out of the house, away from chores and domestic dramas!

  • I love that skirt!
    Yeah, I can’t really say I’ve ever ‘dated’. It’s weird how things goes these days. I find it hard having photos taken of me out in public, actually, I find it hard even in my own backyard knowing my Mum is watching!

    • Me too. I’ve literally almost worn it to death. Poor thing. But I’m not sure I’ll EVER give it up.

      The dating thing IS weird. Maybe our generation won’t really date… But then there’s online dating and people seem to really get into that!? Hmmm. No idea.

      I know, right!? Can you tell Kel that, he’s always making me get photos in super public places. Siiiiigh.

  • Lynn

    Hey there, Good for you to do the date thing… On fashion note: I just bought a tan and black striped skirt and denim shirt here in canada from old navy.ca.. When i saw these pics, I was thinking…ok. today when i leave the house i WILL wear it! Takes a bit of courage to wear something “out of the box”.. So thanks.. Just started reading your blog, and I love it!

    • Thank you. Welcome along, I’m glad you found this blog. It does take something to be yourself and dressing the way you want to is a big expression of that, I think. Good on you and your fab skirt/shirt combo. I’m sure you’ll rock it.