My date day outfit from the weekend : From day to night #OOTD

The midi dress is my thing. It’s my go to look, one that has stuck with me over the years. Combine a midi with a bright floral print and there you have it, my style classic. Last weekend Mr H and I escaped to Manchester for a little date day and as so many of you were so blooming lovely when I shared my outfit choices over on IG Stories I thought I would put a little post together on what I wore but more importantly why.

This midi dress from Zara is by far the most worn and the best transition piece I have in my wardrobe. I’m wearing it now without tights, ankle boots and a leather jacket. A few weeks ago I wore it with over the knee boots, an oversized knit and a winter coat. Can you believe it is from two summers ago and still it remains a favourite. It just has something that no other dress in my wardrobe offers. Although Mr H would disagree, well of course he would.

Since becoming a mummy the one thing I have changed in my wardrobe is the separation between day and night. There are still some pieces that will sit in each of those camps without movement but mostly I like to buy clothes which work as both. This dress is exactly that, with the addition of the leather jacket in the day you get that dressed down look which works perfectly on a date day with my beau. Remove the jacket and the swoosh of the skirt and detailing on the shoulders has me flirting my way through the night.

These boots have been my most favourite buy in 2017, you can find them over on Zara here. I always struggle to wear ankle boots and not feel like I’m plodding along like an elephant, these delicate little pixie boots literally jumped out at me when I saw them. So very feminine. The dress is old but there are still similar on Zara or more recently I have seen several really cute ones over on Mark and Spencer. I am loving M&S this year, they are rocking spring fashion.

Do you have a go to style?



  1. 22nd February 2017 / 7:46 am

    I love this outfit on you! I have a couple of midi dresses, but I’m never sure I can pull them off. I watched your stories fro you date night, looked like lots of fun! X x x

    • Life As Our Little Family
      22nd February 2017 / 3:36 pm

      Aww thank you honey, they are definitely my favourite. I think it depends how you wear them, I’ve seen you in converse haven’t I? I wear this with converse and a denim sometimes for an even more dressed down look x

  2. 22nd February 2017 / 9:50 am

    This looks so good on you! I don’t wear print very often – ahem, not at all actually but even I’d be tempted with this one. Love it with the leather jacket and little boots, they are very cute. Hope you enjoyed your date day/evening, looked like a lot of fun xx

    • Life As Our Little Family
      22nd February 2017 / 3:35 pm

      Aww thank you honey. Aww I can see you in a print, I think as girls we just have to be careful with the size of print, how small or large it is as sometimes this can bring out the worst in our bodies. We had such fun honey thank you x

  3. 22nd February 2017 / 10:37 am

    I love everything about this outfit KA. It really suits you! I’m so scared of prints, though I don’t know why. I think I need you to take me shopping! xx

    • Life As Our Little Family
      22nd February 2017 / 3:34 pm

      Aww thank you honey, definitely an old favourite. I wouldn’t have thought you were scared of prints, I can see you in a print. I will happily take you shopping, combined with a photo walk and cake x

  4. 22nd February 2017 / 1:20 pm

    Love this dress on you and paired with those boots it’s screaming PERFECTION!!!! love the snaps these are perfect hunny always set up in the best locations way to go you…. I have been trying to find a few long dresses for Spring nothing is popping out at me. Always the fashionista though great poses too.

    • Life As Our Little Family
      22nd February 2017 / 3:33 pm

      Aww thank you Jenny. I may have been using my Instagram husband to help me 🙂 x

    • Life As Our Little Family
      25th February 2017 / 8:29 pm

      Aww honey, thank you so so much, definitely a favourite look of mine x

    • Life As Our Little Family
      25th February 2017 / 8:13 pm

      Aww thanks so much lovely. I don’t think you are a frump at all, I think we are all guilty of falling into a style of comfort after having littles x

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