A Quickie Before Work

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I love this idea because not only do I get to have a date with my hubby but it isn’t at home where I am typically in sweats 90% of the time – I actually get to feel/look pretty which sadly seems to be a rare occurrence for Dave these days. Dave has a start-up business in the tech industry which means for the most part his work attire is pretty casual but on days when he has meetings he always dresses up and me likey when my husband puts on a shirt and tie. One of Dave’s favorite shirt brands is Ledbury because of their classic prints and amazing fit (he has this and this). He is also a huge fan of Nordstrom’s dress shirts, specifically this gingham style (the print is my personal favorite, too). Growing up my dad always had an impressive collection of ties and I think it has made me appreciate a good tie. I bought Dave a golf tie for his birthday this year and he gets so many compliments every time he wears it. I love that you have to look close enough to see the print which makes it subtle against a printed shirt. I am known to buy the men in my life a tie for Father’s Day because it is something that will always fit and they will have forever!

Since Dave and I both work in casual environments, we appreciate opportunities to dress up a bit. I love Dave’s dressy look, the shirt and tie looks sleek and sophisticated minus the blazer. I also have no problem saying no to a little white romper.

On Dave:  Ledbury Plaid Shirt  //  Salvatore Ferragamo Tie  //  Bonobos Pants  //  Cole Haan Shoes  //  Shinola Watch

On Liz:  Tularosa Romper  //  Valentino Flats  //  Michael Kors Bag

PS: I got Dave this flag print tie for Father’s Day and he is going to be obsessed!

In collaboration with Nordstrom. Photos by Heather Talbert.

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  1. LOL, Yes, the title of this post definitely caught my attention! I completely understand being so busy for date night! You book look so happy and chic. Thanks for sharing — Soraya
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  2. I love this post and LOVED the behind-the-scenes on Snapchat. You guys are the cutest!!!

    xo, Annie

  3. I like the idea of having a morning coffee date! Its such a great way to start the day and you’re not exhausted from the day! Both of you look great! Loving Dave’s outfits (might need to steal this for my husband) and your romper is gorgeous!

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  4. You two are adorable. A breakfast/coffee date is a great idea!

  5. You guys are such a beautiful couple! <3 I wish my boyfriend dresses as nice as Dave!!! I have been trying to do the whole date night thing with my guy because we have been together for so long that it just feel like we are best friends and not a couple. Do you guys have any ideas on what to do on date nights?:)
    Love,
    Thays

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  6. So, awkward question: I love your romper but am really curious about what kind of bra one would wear with it?

  7. This is such a great idea and a great way to start the day! Morning coffee dates are so fun and I always feel like it is more fun catching up somewhere other than our everyday environment. Your romper (and outfit) is adorable!
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