Date Night: Leather & Studs

No, I didn’t rip that off of a chapter written by E.L. James…besides I think I’m the one woman on earth who didn’t read Fifty Shades of Grey. Which brings me to my point – Grant and I celebrated our 5 year wedding anniversary this past Friday (oddly enough, we did not gift each other anything of the “wooden” variety – who comes up with these anniversary themes anyway??)

Instead, we set out on the town like a couple of kids with no curfew – which was halfway true, given that my mom took Garrett for the night so that we could have a proper date night. First stop, my favorite Italian restaurant in L.A., Terroni on Beverly Blvd. The homemade pasta literally just melts in your mouth, bringing back memories of when my late dad used to make it at home growing up (one of the many things I miss on a daily basis).

After we had our fill, we hopped in our ’65 Shelby Cobra replica Grant built with his dad (see Racing Stripes) and zipped over to The Grove to squeeze in some light shopping before our movie. Since shopping in a crunch is sort of my thing – I bee-lined it for the Fresh boutique where I scored the new Tulip sugar lip balm, which apparently had just come in early! (see last week’s post). Just when I thought the night couldn’t get any better, I spied the Nordstrom half yearly sale, whose shoe racks beckoned to me like a lighthouse in the night. Needless to say, I walked out with a pair of Jessica Simpson lace-up black leather sandals adorned with gold studs, and surprisingly the most comfortable heels I now own…don’t tell the others…





Leather Sleeveless Top: Banana Republic (similar here)

Jeans: James Jeans (bought on Gilt)

Black Leather Sandals: Halogen Vivian Sandal

Jewelry: Urban Outfitters Necklace, Ron Herman Studded Bracelet, & Isabel B. Wrap Bracelet


Black Leather Sandal: Jessica Simpson Larsenn Sandal (black available here)

Black & Gold Leather Wallet: Michael Kors

Snakeskin Print Blouse: Zara (similar here)

Black Drawstring Pants: H&M

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