It’s date night and you have nothing to wear. Well, nothing that you feel super sexy and date night ready in anyway. Most of your clothes sport stains or don’t fit you like they used to. It doesn’t matter what you do, having kids definitely changes your body even in the most subtle ways.
But if you look through your wardrobe I’m sure you could pull together a few date night outfits. Jeans and a nice top or maybe a dress you don’t wear often because it just isn’t practical with kids. But the real yummy mummy magic comes with the basics or is it the finishing touches? Jeans and a top can go from the playground to date night with some shiny jewellery, a fabulous pair of shoes, a dash of extra make-up and some super sexy lingerie.
Stepping out in some sexy lingerie is enough to make you feel amazing. Wether it is a nice bra, a matching set or even just a pair of lacy knickers, put on something special and notice your confidence boom! I’ve even tracked down some sexy control underwear for those outfits that just need some extra hold – hey, it worked for Bridget Jones!
1. Pleasure State White Label Kourtney Leigh push-up plunge bra, $69.95, www.bendonlingerie.com.au 2. Lace Brasiliano, $9.95, cottononbody.com.au 3. Muse Contour balconette bra by Palindrome, $89.95, www.theiconic.com.au 4. Muse string by Palindrome, $39.95, www.theiconic.com.au 5. Whisper firm control high waist lace brief, $49.95, www.theiconic.com.au 6. Heidi Klum Intimates Madeleine maternity nursing bra, $69.95, www.bendonlingerie.com.au
Your day-to-day make-up routine is probably quite minimal because TIME! But step it up for date night with a few extra splashes. A good scented body butter does the trick of giving you soft as skin but can also leave you smelling gorgeous. The Body Shop cocoa butter body butter is my absolute favourite! A little mascara, some nail polish (if the kids will leave you alone long enough) plus some bright lipstick add some colour and brighten your face. If you can find a few extra minutes, some contouring on your face will really lift your gorgeous face and some dry shampoo will freshen your hair because you probably haven’t had time to wash it!
1. Cocoa butter body butter, $24.95, www.thebodyshop.com.au 2. TONI & GUY Cleanse Dry Shampoo, $15.99, www.priceline.com.au 3. Endless lash mascara, $22, www.paulaschoice.com.au 4. NARS Nail polish – Schiap (Vivid Pink), $28, au.strawberrynet.com 5. Lavera certified natural lipstick – Deep Red, $29.95, www.nourishedlife.com.au 6. Anastasia Beverly Hills – The Original Contour Kit, $70, www.sephora.com.au
Add a smokin’ pair of shoes to a pair of jeans and you add instant yummy mummy sex appeal. Ankle boots look great with a dress and some shiny flat shoes are perfect for a more on the go date.
1. Roxanne black kid suede, $219.95, www.rmkshoes.com 2. Gasoline ankle boots, $249.95, www.jomercer.com.au 3. Walnut Ava leather flat, $99.95, www.birdsnest.com.au 4. Maria Rossi Dakota Blue boot, $299.95, www.styletread.com.au
To add the final finishing touches to your outfit you need some sparkly jewels! Jewellery is so personal but I don’t think you can go wrong with a statement necklace or a pair of sparkly earrings. Cuff bangles are also a must for me!
1. Gold links & black rope necklace, $39, bohemiantraders.com 2. Florence Broadhurst Cockatoos Bangle, $79, www.birdsnest.com.au 3. Samantha Wills Summer afterglow stud earrings, $99, www.huntersandgatherers.com.au 4. Tiny and I Nice Bead Necklace, $39.95, www.birdsnest.com.au 5. Cubic zirconia sterling silver drop earrings, $239, www.iceonline.com.au 6. Najo belt bangle, $249, www.iceonline.com.au
What are your date night outfit secrets? When was the last time you even went on a date night?
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