Last night, Nolan and I managed to get a night out without Kal to celebrate my birthday. We started with dinner and drinks at Sovereign in downtown Plainfield. We both really loved the restaurant and definitely recommend checking it out if you're looking for a fun, nice dinner out in Plainfield that has a farm-to-table menu and extensive cocktail list. We tried The Violet Beauregard, Maude, Plastic Flowers and Lilac Queen (the last two being Nolan's very manly drink choices).
Though dinner was great, we were both excited to go to Half-Price Books afterwards and have a leisurely time browsing books. When you bring a one-year-old with you, nothing you do is even remotely leisurely, especially book browsing. I managed to snag four more books for my TBR stack: "Red at the Bone" by Jacqueline Woodson, "Daisy Jones & the Six" by Taylor Jenkins Reid, "A Woman is No Man" by Etaf Rum, and "A Farewell to Arms" by Ernest Hemingway. Nolan was able to find a few new books to read as well, but not before I interrupted him for an outfit photo.
Dress: Song of Style ($168), Cardigan: Song of Style ($140), Shoes: Zara ($79.90, similar here), Bag: Elizabeth & James ($49, similar here)
My mom is probably about to pass out over those prices, but pull it together for a second, mom. I did not pay even close to that for the dress and the sweater. That's the magic of Poshmark. Honestly, a lot of my "new" items are actually secondhand from Poshmark. I just look for items that have little wear and plenty of pictures to back up the condition. Using Poshmark, I was able to get 80 percent off of the dress and 65 percent off of the sweater, and both pieces had only been worn once for a photo. TYSM to all the bloggers out there who get the product and then graciously sell it off to wannabes like me. But seriously, how good is this dress? The fabric is insanely comfortable and the length is perfect. And surprisingly, I don't mind the green color. I know, I know, it is not black, but I've really been adding more color into my wardrobe this year and it's kind of fun. The sweater on top was the perfect addition with its faux pearl buttons and it matched perfectly with the Zara shoes I bought last spring (the only item I paid full price for). I couldn't go without any black so I had to add in my new favorite bag I bought in the fall from Elizabeth & James's revamped line at Kohl's.
Honestly, this outfit is just screaming for spring to get here.
Photos by Nolan Rowley and Halle Olson