Summer Date Night Fashion

I was recently invited to the Outlets of Castle Rock to meet the Bachelor Ben and J.J. They also told me that there would be a fashion show. I am usually very blasé about fashion shows mostly because they are too overpriced for me AND I don’t think it would look great on someone that is not shaped like a teen-age stick. However there were some finds at this event, I thought I would let you all see for yourself. Plus with all of these outfits being found at the Outlets you could also use your savings card. The VIP card provides additional discounts – it is free at customer service (and worth $100s in savings)…plus you can ALSO apply coupons like the scratch off discount card at CABI.


From left to right: Samantha Lewis, Yazzie Gabler-Alonzo, Nicole Grimm, Patric McQuade, Peggy Ziglin (stylist), Sarah Billiveau, Katie Huck, Quiana Torres, Rachel Eakins


Samantha Lewis showed off an outfit perfect versatility from fitness to date night. Her look was from the Lucy outlet including Black Geode print jumpsuit, Infinity scarf, Yellow jacket. $265 retail.  $ 77.56 outlet

IMG_2387[1]Yazzie Gabler-Alonzo paired fashion and function with an outfit that can transition from day into night date from Cabi. The outfit includes: Pearl statement necklace (which I bought), Blush colored top (which I also purchased using my 40% off additional discount), Grey jacket, Skinny jean. $225

IMG_2385[1]Nicole Grimm had a boat to beach look from Polo which included bikini top,

Linen lace top, Plaid shorts, Flip flops, Floppy hat, Polo tote, Bracelet, hoop, necklace, Beach towel,. $472.96 outlet



Patric McQuade Nicole’s cute Bachelor Ben look alike date also sported the boat to beach look from Polo including Navy sport coat, Orange polo round tee, White Oxford pant, Belt, Flip flops. $271.47 outlet (If only I could get my son to wear this kind of stuff I would sooo spend the money on it).



Sarah Belliveau looked ready to meet anyone – even the family in her hometown date outfit from Calvin Klein (one of my fave places). Her look: Back trench (it always rains at hometown dates right?), Peplum top, Body skinny web jeans, Essential bag with yellow trim, Scarf (the travel essential). $377.50



Katie Huck looked cute as a button in her afternoon date outfit from Francesca’s (I actually bought this whole outfit for my daughter for her 15th birthday in a couple weeks…don’t tell her).  Her outfit included: Denim halter, Layered necklace, Earrings, Bracelet, Lace skirt, Wedge shoes, Total outlet – $205. She also toted her Vera Bradley all-in-one bag. Retail $ 252. Outlet $126



Quiana Torres sported a fun in the sun date look from Francesca’s in her Red lace romper, Turquoise jewelry, Fringe bag, Strapped cage sandals (because Francesca’s has it all). $198



Rachel Eakins was ready for date night with the perfect look from GUESS. Her outfit was complete with Fedora, smocked maxi with slit, white motto jacket with gold hardware, zipper sandal, side pack bag, Necklace/ bracelet/earrings, Shades. $233.97 outlet


Colorado Summer

I have traveled the world (more posts on my recent adventures coming). But, now I’m trying to plan ahead what I will do for the summer. My money right now is pretty well tapped out (I have recently purchased and house and then when my car died three times in as many weeks had to purchase a new car too) – so we will likely be doing a Colorado Summer.

Not such a bad place. There are plenty of places for me and my kids right here in my home state.As my kids get older, they are also involved in High School sports (cheer and football) which both require summer workout sessions – making any kind of family trip difficult. So staying close to home is a great deal for us.

It was several years ago that I took my kids white water rafting. It was too early in the season and very cold weather. My kids were too little to get the oars themselves – so they were in the middle of the raft. I’m thinking of trying this once again. I stumbled on this video which made me all the more excited to try it again.

I am also contemplating going to Steamboat Springs this summer rather than Crested Butte. (The place we typically stay at is already rented for the entire summer). I want to try a couple hikes – maybe this time I can talk my daughter into going.

How far in advance do you plan summer vacation get aways? Do you plan it around an adventure like rafting or zip line?