Dressing For A Daytime Date || My Top Four Tips

Right after little miss arrived, I remember craving a night out with TJ. My mom and dad happily watched Harper while TJ and I headed out to our favorite spot at the beach for a little happy hour sushi. It was my first time having sushi since being pregnant, and our first date night since we had become parents. We were two weeks into this new job title, and I vividly remember sitting there, staring at each other, and all we could talk about was how tired we were (I promise you we had a great time… we were just exhausted). From that moment on, I knew things were going to change a little….

Now, when we contemplate going out for a date, we prefer day dates, over an evening out, 90% of the time. Yes, we have the occasional #ParentsGoneWild evening (those are always fun… not so much in the mornings though….), but most of the time, when the evening rolls around, we just want to veg out on the couch (I swear we’re not boring)…. during the day though, we’re full of energy, used to running on all cylinders with little miss. So, last weekend, when we headed down to the beach for a dinner, we decided our next day date would be back to the same area (Pacific City in Huntington)…. and as we got to planning, I of course started thinking about that perfect day date outfit…. casual, feminine, comfortable, and cute. That’s my criteria… and right now, I’ve found so many adorable day date pieces from Nordstrom…. excellent price points for the cutest pieces… that I thought I’d share my top picks with you today.

1. Feminine Top: A top and jeans (shorts or long) combo is an excellent option for pretty much any occassion. I love pairing a feminine top with a pair of distressed high waisted shorts for a summer day date. It’s the perfect balance. When I saw this floral tunic, I knew it would the perfect piece for a casual day date… the material is light and airy, and I love the way it flows in the breeze. It can easily pair with jeans, and can be front knotted or front tucked. A few other favorites include this white lace camisole (with these jeans), this super cute blush peplum top (with the most amazing back details….), white tie sleeve cold shoulder top, and this blush tunic halter top (love the asymmetrical hem).

2. Casual Dress: I love the thought of a dress during the day… when paired with simple accessories and shoes, it’s casual enough for any activity. A few perfect options include this basic racerback midi dress (I think the blue is a fun color), adorable stripe off the shoulder dress (seriously, super cute), embroidered off the shoulder top (4 gorgeous color options), and this floral slip-dress (I’m partial to the blue…).

3. Summer Sandal: Sandals for daytime are a must in my book…. they keep things casual. I decided to add a little height with my favorite espadrilles, but I also own these double strap slide sandals (which come in 8 color options) and this neutral slide and both would pair perfectly with any of the above dresses. If you’re wanting something with a little bit of height, but less than the espadrilles, I think these platform wedges are an excellent alternative.

4. Accessories: Daytime doesn’t need a lot of accessories… a simple piece of jewelry (or two), a cute straw hat, or tote, and you’re ready to go. While I typically opt for simple gold accessories for any occassion, these earrings were too fun to pass up…. I let them do all the talking and leave my go to gold accessories at home. If I’m opting for one of the above dresses, my favorite gold necklace (similar) is the perfect piece to toss on.

Then, all that’s left is to have yourself the best time ever!

(Outfit Details || Tunic (runs large, 3 color options), with this bralette | Shorts (run TTS) | Espadrilles (run TTS, come in 4 color options) | Earrings | Sunglasses | Tote)

Thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post. All opinion expressed are my own. 

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