How to Dress for Date Night

- Let's Spend Some Money

As a fashionista, we totally want to buy “all the things”… the designer shoes, bags, and all the clothes! As a mama though… that reality thing kicks in and we try to at least follow some sort of budget! With diapers and child care taking up a large portion of budget, finding really great “knock offs” is key to having at all!  Recently, Amazon Fashion put out a list of 4 great date outfits… the problem? Each outfit cost over $800 for the designer brand versions! Yikes! That’s practically a mortgage payment! So, we’ve put together our Mamanista versions of each outfit for under $150 each! 

 

Check out our Splurge vs Save Date Night outfits  below just in time for Valentine’s Day for everything from a weekend getaway to a date night with your significant other to a girls night out Galentine’s Day celebration!

 

Dinner for Two

 

Unfortunately, Valentine’s Day falls during one of the coldest months of the year! That means that sometimes you just can’t even think about putting on a dress and baring your legs to the frigid temps! This dinner date outfit is the perfect solution! The feminine lace and sparkly heels and clutch add a bit of glam to covered legs under black pants! The original Amazon Fashion “Dinner for Two” outfit included Trina Turk, Vince Camuto and real gems for a total price tag of $847.70 for all 5 pieces. The Mamanista version includes some great knock offs and free Prime shipping and returns for a total price tag of $146.25 for all 5 pieces. Amazon Prime means you’ll get them in plenty of time for Valentine’s Day festivities with a buffer to fine tune accessories and sizing just in case! Check out the deets on both below!

 

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Galentine’s Day: Girls Night Out

Whether your single or married, there is much to be said for the elusive “Girls Night Out!” Girlfriends make our lives richer and when you become a mom, they also provide a life line of advice, laughs, hand holding, and support you can’t live without! Plan a Galentine’s Day celebration this year and use it as an excuse to “get the dress!” We’ve got two options… the uber amazing, Amazon Fashion designer version, totaling $904.43 for everything, if you’re looking to splurge on a great dress!  We’ve also got the Mamanista-fied “Save” version, totaling a mere $101.95, to leave you feeling equally fabulous! Or, mix and match between the two or with what you have in your closet to find the perfect, feel fabulous Galentine’s Day outfit! Details on both versions below!

 

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Weekend Getaway

 

Even more coveted than a date night or girls night out, is the weekend getaway! What better way to recharge than a weekend with your significant other or best girlfriends. If you’re lucky enough to have scored one of these weekend getaways, here’s a great outfit to stay fashionable and comfortable! Amazon Fashion version totals a whopping $1,495.54 (mainly due to the design labels including this $400+ Frye bag!). Our Mamanista version looks just as stylish and totals $138.94 for 6 total pieces! We’ve included links to both looks below… and if you buy yourself the Frye bag, we totally want on your “resale” list when you’re done with it! Drool!

 

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First Date (or Want to Just Act Like It!)

 

Whether you’re newly dating or been together forever… sometimes it’s nice to get all dressed up and spend a romantic evening together to reminisce and rekindle the spark. We admit this “Save” costs just under $400 for everything but we feel better when we look at the almost $1,000 price tag of the “splurge” version! If you love the look but want to save even more, we suggest buying the dress and purse only and wear a coat and pair of heels you already have in your closet! The dress can be reworn to spring and summer weddings this year and who doesn’t need a great designer black bag at a fraction of the price!

 

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