Date Night at Home on Stylish Monday

collage of fashion bloggers

collage of fashion bloggers

Valentine is coming soon and I know it’s a big deal with my American friends. So what to wear on a date night at home! Because here in The Netherlands we can’t go out for dinner and btw we don’t celebrate Valentine that much over here.

Stylish Monday is created out of a Facebook group of Life and Style bloggers. Every month we interpret a theme in our own way, fashionable wise of course. It’s a fun way to be creative with clothing and accessories. And to see how other women interpret a theme chosen by someone else. It is a fabulous fashionable way to create something beautiful with other bloggers. 

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For a date night at home, I thought it was a nice idea to let my partner decide what he wanted me to wear for a fun night. Ha ha, well that made good progress. Well, you always wear something nice, what should I choose?, he said. Yes, just what you prefer to see me in. There was a answer that I will not repeat here…But it became this outfit.

But he also thought that I had a lot of nice dresses, yes after 29 years he knows what to say to have a nice date night at home. My partner likes a tight black skirt with a white blouse on it. (I feel like a waitress) And pumps of course. And some simple gold jewelry. But what he likes best are of course ……. the black stockings that I wear underneath! Oh men..

And what wore my fashion friends on their date night?

Amy of Amy’s Creative Pursuits Date night at home

A date night outfit to wear at home has to be comfortable and cozy, yet pretty and romantic at the same time.  This black floral kimono was a gift to me from my husband.  I love to wear it on our home date nights with a romantic camisole.  I completed the “Comfy  & Cozy” requirement with a pair of soft joggers.

Suzanne of Ask Suzanne Bell Date night at home

Like many moms, I don’t remember the last time I went out on Valentines Day with just my husband. But, that doesn’t mean we don’t celebrate with a bottle of wine and usually steamed mussels for the 4 of us, and of course a yummy dessert! Jennafer Grace makes the most beautiful, old Hollywood style comfortable pieces  – like this 2-piece shimmer set – perfect for lounging in style at home. Today I’m sharing how I style a few of my Jennafer Grace favorites along with a recipe for my favorite cocktail..Cheers!

Nina of Sharing a JourneyDate night at home

Wondering what to  for Valentines Day this year?  I’ve got you covered with a two part series!  Last Friday I created a whole post about what to do for valentines day 2021 and today I’m sharing some great outfits to go with a variety of possible dates!

Andy of Pearls and PantsuitsDate night at home

The hubs and I enjoy date nights at home every Sunday night, and they rock for me, because he usually does all the cooking! He also mixes up one heck of a cocktail. I found this beautiful rose top at Target, and styled it with my favorite jeans and booties, added my Mom’s pearl necklace and felt super fancy! Pop on over for all the deets on my outfit, and that cocktail recipe you are NOT going to want to miss!

Nicole of High Latitude Styleballroom outfit

Date night means dancing for us. Then a sleek fit-and-flare dress is a Must. This dress has too much cleavage for my taste, but works well for layering with a halftee underneath. In Interior Alaska, date night can also be early in the morning. During the winter,  it’s dark until late in the morning (only 3.5 h of daylight at winter solstice. In summer, there is daylight 24/7 for 84 days. More on Alaska lifestyle on the blog.

Emma of The Style Splash colourfull outfit worne by a fashionblogger

We don’t usually go out for Valentine’s Day – and we certainly won’t be this year – but I welcome the excuse to wear red! The rainbow striped sweater with the word “amour” on it (French for love, of course) seems very appropriate.

Julie of Fashion Trends and Friendspink sweater and red boots outfit

Mr. FTF and I are pretty boring when it comes to at home dates.  We like keeping it simple.  For us a good time date night at home includes:  carryout (I don’t cook!), Netflix, maybe a bowl of popcorn or some type of desert and LAUGHS always lots of laughs!  I’m usually dressed super casual – think sweatshirts and sweatpants (I do have the cutest Valentine’s set!)!  However since it is the week of LOVE, I’m sharing all of my Valentine’s looks many can actually be worn year round.  By the way, we love to go out and do so at least once a week.  Illinois is back open for indoor dining so we have reservations at our favorite restaurant for Valentine’s Day!  Hope you feel all the LOVE this week and have many reasons to LOVE BIG!

Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edgecozy outfit to wear at home

This date night at home theme was announced just before my scheduled date night at home for our 11th wedding anniversary. While I had plans to dress up a bit for our special night, my hormones decided otherwise and slammed me with debilitating cramps all night long. And so I ended up spending our date night in my coziest things curled up on the couch! But if I had been able to dress up, I would have worn this comfy black velvet pant suit that is a recent thrift shop acquisition.

I love the elastic waistband and wide legs of the pants making them feel more like pajamas than dress pants. I layered a cowl neck sweater under the velvet cardigan and slipped my cold tootsies into some furry line rose gold mules. A simple tassel necklace and earrings in gold and rose gold completed my look. All set for date night 2021-style!

Gwen of Gwen Lives Wellred and black outfit

I don’t know about you, but I can probably count on one hand the number of times I’ve actually been out on Valentine’s Eve. I mean, yes, when I was in my twenties with no kids, maybe I might have ventured out, but more often than not, home is where I wanted to be. Why deal with busy restaurants, cold food, harried servers when you can have a romantic Valentine’s date night at home? Sharing some suggestions for fab date nights at home, whether it’s Valentine’s Eve or not!

Michele of Seechele_stylesDate night at home

Wore this thrifted blue and white heart sweater to date night last weekend paired with my vintage Levi’s jeans and pop of red hand bag  and fun sneakers with red shoe laces.

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34 Comments

  1. 8th February 2021 / 18:22

    Your outfit is great. If I left it up to my husband to pick what I should wear, I would not be able to publish it (LOL). He has a definite preference for a minimal amount of clothing.

    Rena
    http://www.finewhateverblog.com

    • nancy
      Author
      8th February 2021 / 18:22

      Haha, that’s what mine sad too!1 Lol.

  2. 8th February 2021 / 18:22

    I think he did a wonderful job selecting your outfit Nancy! Funny if we actually ask then, what they select! I’ve been stumped lately on what to wear, so I was thrilled with this collaboration of “real” outfits to wear right now!
    xx
    Suzanne
    http://www.AskSuzanneBell.com

    • nancy
      Author
      8th February 2021 / 18:22

      Well mine isn’t real! Lol. I don’ wear that again!

    • nancy
      Author
      8th February 2021 / 18:22

      Hah, I will tell him! Thanks love!

    • nancy
      Author
      9th February 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Kathrine!

  3. 8th February 2021 / 18:22

    Nancy, I think it is so fun that you let Gerben choose your outfit! And you look amazing in this outfit. I really like that skirt! The silhouette is very unique and looks great on you. While I don’t think you look at all like a waitress, I always feel like a waitress if I style black on the bottom and white on the top!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

    • nancy
      Author
      9th February 2021 / 18:22

      Yes I do too! Well he liked it so that was the important thing.

  4. 8th February 2021 / 18:22

    How sweet that your husband picked out your outfit for you, and he did such a nice job. And of course he loves the stockings! What is it with men and stockings?

    • nancy
      Author
      9th February 2021 / 18:22

      Haha indeed! And they feel so weird and cold!! LOl.

  5. 8th February 2021 / 18:22

    It’s such a great idea to ask Gerben what he would like to see you in – I should ask my husband. I have a feeling he and I would come up with very different outfits but that would be the fun part. You look so good – so chic!
    xo,
    Kellyann

    • nancy
      Author
      9th February 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you very much Kellyann! Yes try it!

  6. Joanne
    8th February 2021 / 18:22

    So many cute outfit choices! We just had a date night out and I wore jeans with a pink/white/gray top and nice warm boots.

    • nancy
      Author
      9th February 2021 / 18:22

      That is a beautiful sweater, pink and grey are so good together.

    • nancy
      Author
      9th February 2021 / 18:22

      Haha, I hope it’s not to cold there, lol!

  7. 8th February 2021 / 18:22

    When I read you asked Gerben to choose your outfit, I thought: oh dear! Not that I’m doubting his good taste, mind you, but men often seem to pick “obvious” things, if you know what I mean, tight skirt and stockings being some of these 🙂
    In his defense, he did say you are always wearing something nice …, which is of course the right answer! xxx

    • nancy
      Author
      9th February 2021 / 18:22

      Haha, which he New was the right answer! Lol.

  8. 8th February 2021 / 18:22

    What an elegant skirt Nancy! You don’t look like a waitress, but perhaps that’s Gerben’s fantasy! 😉 My husband likes buying my clothes for me, he’s picked out clothes for me since before we got married! 🙂

    ❤️carmen

    • nancy
      Author
      9th February 2021 / 18:22

      Haha, I asked him, it was not,lol. Oh that is great! Thanks Carmen!

  9. 8th February 2021 / 18:22

    Nancy,

    Good for you for allowing Gerben to pick your outfit! I would never consider that; and I love how you’ve described his choices! Typically man! Always fun to do our monthly collaborations and to hear how they translate to your corner of the world!

    Julie xo

    • nancy
      Author
      9th February 2021 / 18:22

      It is fun, it is such a supportive group! I really love it!

  10. 9th February 2021 / 18:22

    Oh, how fun! I love all these love-themed date night looks! Thanks so much for the link-up, Nancy!

    Ha ha, if I asked L to pick my outfit, I think it would look just like Gerben’s! Men!

    • nancy
      Author
      9th February 2021 / 18:22

      Haha, yes indeed! Lol. See you tonight!

  11. jodie filogomo
    9th February 2021 / 18:22

    I love that you let Gerben decide what to wear for this Nancy. I’ve done that once and should do it again. They have good taste (although I know what you mean about feeling like a waitress with that color combination, LOL
    XOOX
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • nancy
      Author
      9th February 2021 / 18:22

      Haha, yes, but if he liked it it’s okay. I didn’t have to leave the house anyway! Lol.

  12. 9th February 2021 / 18:22

    Maybe your hubby could become a fashion stylist, lol! He did an excellent job picking out something wonderful for you!

    • nancy
      Author
      10th February 2021 / 18:22

      Haha, I often ask his advice actually! Thanks Gwen!

  13. 10th February 2021 / 18:22

    Such a cute theme! I love all the looks and the fun explanations. Especially yours. Why DO men so love black stockings? I don’t think you look like a waitress at all! Lol!

    xx Darlene

    • nancy
      Author
      10th February 2021 / 18:22

      Haha, no idea Darlene.

  14. 11th February 2021 / 18:22

    Nancy it has been so long since I dressed up, I think I forgot how. Really no place to go right now, but I do accessorize and always do my hair and makeup everyday.
    Thank you for sharing your blog on Oh My Heartsie Girls OMHGWW each week!

    • nancy
      Author
      11th February 2021 / 18:22

      Oh then you are half way there, lol! Thanks Karren!

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