At Home Date Night

Date nights have been looking a little different lately. I look forward to the day we can enjoy dinner out and a movie at the theater, but have been enjoying getting creative at home. Today I am sharing a few of my favorite at home date ideas along with some cute spring fashion picks from Walmart, because it’s a date night at home, doesn’t mean we shouldn’t look cute!

Denim Jacket (also love this one!) // Tie Dye Dress // Sandals

My husband and I have been spending A LOT of time together. We are both now working from home and have separate work spaces. We see each other all day, but that doesn’t necessarily mean we are spending quality time together. Our schedules are now packed with virtual meetings and long to do lists, meaning we don’t always eat lunch at the say time or even “get off work” simultaneously.

It’s been really important for us to maintain our weekly date nights. We make sure to be intentional about carving out time weekly to put down our phones, stop talking about work and enjoy date night. We’ve found ways to get creative during the stay at home order and I’m sharing my 5 favorite at home date nights below!

  • Go on a walk – these have been one of our nightly rituals. It’s a great way to get out of the house for a bit and connect if you’ve been working from home in separate areas of the house all day!
  • Make dinner together – find a recipe you’ve both wanted to make and get cookin! Bonus points if you make it a 3 course meal AND dress up!
  • Game night – pull out one of your favorite games and play a round, or get competitive with a multi-game marathon. We’ve enjoyed playing Uno and Mario Cart!
  • Go on a car picnic – pack a picnic lunch or dinner and go for a drive. Find somewhere to park and eat out of the back of your trunk. You can even invite another couple and practice social distancing by parking across from one another!
  • Go on a drive and grab some takeout – take the scenic route to your favorite restaurant. Bring home your take out and enjoy outside or by candlelight!

This week, we went on a drive and grabbed takeout. It was wonderful to get out for a bit, even if it was just for a car ride! After living in loungewear, I decided to dress up a bit. I opted for something cute, but comfy, which has been my MO lately!

Earlier this month, I ordered some of the cutest new spring items from Walmart! From season to season, Walmart has been one of the first places I look for freshening up my wardrobe! They carry everything from staples to on trend pieces with prices that don’t break the bank! I love that I can score budget friendly options without sacrificing style! I found tons of great pieces that I can wear around the house and out and about later this season!

This slip dress has been one of my favorites and is perfect for at home date night! Comfy and flattering, I love that it feels like I’m wearing pjs, but doesn’t look it! I threw a denim jacket over the top for our car ride and to layer up a bit as we enjoyed our takeout outside. These sandals have been my favorite since last year and I was so excited to see they were restocked! I ended up ordering them in 2 more colors because of how much I wore these last year. They are comfortable and a great neutral sandal that goes with everything! Lately they have been my favorites for running to the mailbox, but last year I wore them EVERYWHERE, from vacation to the classroom!

Check out some of my spring style picks from Walmart below. I found some great options for your at home date night! Have you had your own at home date? I would love to hear!

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A big thanks to Walmart for sponsoring this post! As always, all selections and opinions are my own.

Affordable Spring Jackets with Walmart

Spring is in the air, but the temps haven’t exactly agreed! A lightweight jacket is a must before heading out the door! Today, I’m sharing some affordable spring jackets with Walmart!

Cargo Jacket // Sweater, love this one too // Denim, also love these // Flats

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I don’t know about you, but I am ready to ditch the long sleeves and jeans for shorts and tees. Sadly, the weather hasn’t received that memo yet. It’s absolutely necessary to layer up before heading out the door!

Luckily, I snagged some of the cutest affordable spring jacket options at Walmart for the new season. I actually look forward to layering up before leaving now!

From season to season, Walmart has been one of the first places I look for freshening up my wardrobe! They carry everything from staples to on trend pieces with prices that don’t break the bank! I love that I can score budget friendly options without sacrificing style!

This utility jacket is one of my favorite recent purchases. It’s under $30, comes in 4 color options and is an amazing piece to add to your spring wardrobe! It’s a great jacket to take from work to the weekend, layers up easily and is a great length! Is it crazy that I want all four colors now??

Check out some more affordable spring jackets from Walmart that I am loving below!

A big thanks to Walmart for sponsoring this post! As always, all selections and opinions are my own.

Easy Spring and Summer Sandals with Zappos

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Sandals c/o Zappos // Similar Top Here and Here // Levi’s Denim // Similar Tote Options // Brixton Hat //

Hey friends! I hope you are having a wonderful week! This week has been sunshine filled with the temps reaching almost 80, and I am one happy girl! I’ve finally been able to swap out my winter layers for my favorite spring and summer pieces! The item I’ve been most excited to bust out?? My sandals!!

This time of year, I am always on the hunt for a good cute and comfy sandal that can take me from work to the weekend. I look for neutral colors that can go with everything and something that is comfortable enough to take me from a full day of teaching to dinner and drinks with the hubby. This year, I spent some time browsing the Zappos site and was so excited to see a WIDE variety to choose from! I love shopping at Zappos because they have a wide variety of brands I love, free expedited shipping, meaning my orders get to me speedy quick, and they have a great rewards program, so I earn reward codes for discounts! Who doesn’t love getting rewarded for shopping??

The sandals that ultimately made their way to my doorstep, are these comfy brown sandals by Sam Edelman (one of my go to brands for shoes!). I was drawn to the design, but fell in love with them the moment I tried them on. You guys…these sandals are SO COMFORTABLE! They have a cushiony fit that makes spending all day in them easy peasy and I love how cute they are! They come in 9 different color options and are under $100! A total steal for the quality of these cuties!!

If you are looking for a new pair of easy to wear sandals this season, you must check out Zappos! Happy shopping!

Comfy Chic Pants

Pants (on sale for $30) // T-shirt (only $17) // Sandals  // Denim Jacket // Similar Bag // Necklace

Do you ever buy a piece of clothing and then just live in it for the next month or so?? Enter THESE pants. I picked them up last month to take on vacation with me and immediately became obsessed. They are equal parts chic and comfy and I am obsessed!

If you are looking for something comfy and effortless to take on an upcoming vacation, you must pick up a pair of these! They are light-weight and airy and so incredibly comfortable! I paired them with a crop top on vacation, but when I got home, I knew I wanted to style them for work!

I ended up wearing these comfy cuties this weekend and yesterday to work. Yes…they are just that good that I had to outfit repeat! I paired them with a white tee and a denim jacket for a laid back look that went from work to the weekend. Teacher friends, these pants are perfect for the classroom! Comfort is key when I am running around teaching my 1st graders, and these pants definitely pass the comfort test!  However, I did have one student say to me…”Mrs. Garza, I didn’t know it was pajama day today!”. 7 year olds just don’t know whats up in the fashion world, apparently.