#OOTN – Missoni for Date Night

1st July


You might remember my outfit post in which I mention stumbling upon On Que Style, this amazing consignment shop in southern California. It’s where I bought this made-for-me maxi dress by Missoni and these fabulous Jimmy Choo pumps to match. (When it rains, it pours!)

On Que Style

I also bought the pink dress in the window (to the left) and a red Valentino cocktail dress which retailed for $2900 (under $200!)

I had been waiting for an occasion to finally wear it, and this was it – the weather was warm, and we were eating Italian, our favorite!

You see, last weekend Mark took me on a date to a little Seattle restaurant called How to Cook a Wolf. The modern Italian dishes are as creative as the name, and we had to get reservations nearly a month in advance. It was the perfect occasion to wear my Missoni!

Missoni maxi dress in front of mirror

And to brighten up the evening even more, I decided I would only wear things bought in the sunshine state. The necklace I wore was something I picked up at the gift shop of the Intercontinental Hotel near Beverly Hills. It’s funny how clothing can bring up memories. This piece probably cost less than $40, but the feelings associated with it are priceless to me.

I thought that with the gorgeous cut and pattern of the dress, this, my diamond stud earrings, and wedding ring were the perfect accessories – nothing more was needed…

#OOTN, Missoni maxi dress

…except of course, these lovely Jimmy Choos, which fit like a glove (no heel grips necessary!)

Jimmy Choo heels

Oh, and when it felt a little chillier walking to and from the restaurant, this ivory cashmere cropped sweater was a perfect addition.

Adding a sweater to the mix

Our dinner, by the way, surpassed expectations. Now we have TWO favorite Italian restaurants in Seattle: Serafina which serves traditional Italian cuisine and How to Cook a Wolf for more experimental dishes.

How to Cook a Wolf

How to Cook a Wolf – Photo by Geoffrey Smith

My wonderful dinner companion totally distracted me from looking around at how other people were dressed – yes, can you believe it?! But if I had to guess, the other restaurant guests probably wore much more casual attire, as is the custom in Seattle. I never let that spoil my fun, however. I am of the same mind as Iris Apfel when she says, “I dress for myself.”

Mark and me

Well actually, I also dress for this handsome man!


Thanks to Mark for the lovely photos taken during our date. Really, I’m not trying to turn him into an Instagram Husband!

Stay tuned for the Valentino dress!

XO, Janea




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3 responses to “#OOTN – Missoni for Date Night”

  1. Daisi Ari says:

    This dress looks beautiful on you! I love a good bargain. 🙂 I hope you enjoyed your date babe!

    Daisi Ari | http://www.onthecolorfulside.com

  2. David says:

    Nice looking couple!


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