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An Impromptu Family Dinner Date

Naina-Loft sunglasses, Missoni blouse, Ann Taylor pencil skirt, Kenneth Cole heels, Anthropologie belt, clutch-gift from mom from India, Madewell necklace worn here as a bracelet

Ariyana-Old Navy dress and Gap sandals

Last night Aneesh called me on the way home from work and said he wanted to go out for an impromptu dinner on the patio at Franklin Cafe. I am always ready and willing to go out for a family dinner during the work week because I don’t have to cook after a long day at work, I have an excuse to dress up, and it is a nice way to break up the monotony of the work week. 

Since I was already wearing this blouse and skirt today for work, I just transitioned my look from day to night with the addition of a colorful wide belt, a printed clutch, and a chain necklace. Lately my favorite way to accessorize is to take one of my long necklaces and wear it as a wrap bracelet.

And while we were waiting for our table a little somebody peeked in my clutch and found my new Chanel rouge coco shine.

Reader Comments (17)

Little girls are so cute 🙂 The best way to keep my daughter out of mischief is to give her my make-up bag or accessory kit. She has learnt to play without making a mess (after numerous blow-ups by me).

July 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commenternmaha

She is tooo cute! Love your bracelets … Weekday Dates are the best!!!

♡ from ©

July 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTanvi

My dear: you look amazing with this Klein Blue (as the French say!). So chic & elegante!
Your bracelets give the extra special touch!

July 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commentervanda


July 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercara

Loving your necklace as a bracelet and ooh you'll be sharing that lip color soon!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

July 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChic 'n Cheap Living

ok changed my link to u – YAY!

Awww, she's so sweet! Great look; that's a fantastic colour on you Naina!

July 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterphotohogger

As always, you look fabulous! Your daughter is precious! Hope your summer is great!

July 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHamptontoes

fab transition my dear!! i'm always up for a dinner out for the same reason 🙂

July 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKrystal/Village

love this color blue on you! the yellow belt is also the perfect accent to pull it all together! And those bangles… I need something like that. – Katy
PS we never met up for coffee this winter. Rain check for some time later this summer?

July 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKaty

Love the blue and those bracelets, wow! Hot mama. Your daughter has some amazing inspiration!

July 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGlamamom

Our daughter's have the same name! Except her name is spelled Arianna.

Great look and love the idea of using a necklace for a bracelet!


July 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBabblings of a Mommy

Great idea to wear your necklace as a bracelet! I love all of the embellishments on it.

xo jess

July 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJess

Oooh I just love the color of your top. One of my favorite colors and it looks fabulous on you. Hope you're having a wonderful week! xoxo

I love your family dinner dates, Naina! That top is such a beautiful color on you, and Ariyana looks gorgeous in her little white dress.
xo Josie

July 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJosie

Love that color belt…unusual and unique but can be paired w everything- almost like a neutral.
you look beautiful..and your daughter…just precious!
they always find the one thing they aren't supposed to in our purses, no?
Hope you enjoy the weekend.

July 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarly

You should totally do a series on day to night outfit transitions. You make it look effortless. Husband and I have been dining out a lot more lately, mainly because I refuse to cook in this heat.

July 23, 2011 | Unregistered Commenternoelani

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