As a mom of little kids, I don’t get a lot of time to spend pampering myself or making myself pretty. Which is fine most of the time, but when it’s “date night” and I have 5 minutes to get ready, I need an outfit that pulls double duty. That’s why these ABEO B.I.O.system® Marilee make the perfect shoes to wear from play dates to date nights.
This is a sponsored post for The Walking Company and Abeo Footwear. I received this product from the company for free. However, all opinions and reviews are entirely my own.
One of my best Mommy Tips is to have wardrobe pieces that pull double duty. I mean, they can work as regular daytime clothes and also date night clothes. This includes shirts, pants, skirts, shoes and jewelry.
These ABEO B.I.O.system® Marilee in white are the perfect shoes for day to night outfits. They are so fresh and summery in the white color, they coordinate with just about everything in my closet. I paired them with the denim capri’s I got in my second Stitch Fix box. During the day I wore a stripped tank top and at night I changed into a black sparkly off the shoulder shirt.
It literally took 5 minutes to change my shirt and I was ready to go out with my husband. I also followed a few simple steps below and my husband would never have known that I had worn half of this outfit all day (except I told him because I couldn’t help bragging at how quick my change took).
To change the “look” of your outfit from day to night, simply follow a few steps:
Add more makeup
Add fancier jewelry
Change your hairstyle
Spray on some perfume
For example, add some darker eyeshadow and eyeliner. Usually my makeup is fairly light for a daytime look, but I love to line my top and bottom eyelids with eyeliner when I go out at night. It really makes my eyes “pop.”
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You can add some sparkly, dangle earrings and a necklace or bracelet to your outfit to change up the look from day to night. Dangle earrings are definitely something I can’t wear around my 18 month old, so I look forward to date nights when I can pull out some grownup jewelry and not worry about it being torn out of my ears.
Changing your hairstyle can do a lot to change the overall feel of your outfit. I usually wear my hair up in a simple ponytail. So, on date nights, I love to leave it down and add some curls. It makes me feel like I’m ready for a night out.
Spray on some perfume before you head out. If you’re like me, you’re lucky if you remember the deodorant on a day home with the kids. Spraying some perfume is just a finishing touch to your “going out” outfit.
When you head out and leave the kids with a babysitter, try not to think about all the things your babysitter knows about you.
What’s your top tip for getting ready fast?