Black Ruffle Trim Maxi Dress / Cult Gaia Ark Bag / Black Sandals

Happy Monday! I can’t believe that school has started for all of my girls including the one we successfully moved to college in California last week and starts classes today! Back to school is never my favorite time of year because I love a lazy morning.

One thing I do appreciate about getting back on a regular schedule is having a consistent date night!  For us, a date night is a way to synch up on the week behind us and the week ahead.  A time to plan for upcoming family travel and dream build for the future.

Nordstrom is my first stop for a date night look. Whether I am looking for a classic LBD, the perfect jeans and a great top or fun accessories, Nordstrom always has what I’m looking for for any occasion.

My favorite way to shop is Nordstrom‘s fabulous service of Buy Online, Pick Up In Store. I love the staff at our local Nordstrom and how nice they always are when I pick up curbside before or after carpool.  You know I’m all about efficient and easy!

I chose this darling black maxi dress for fall as the heat lingers here in Texas well into early October. I know I will wear it a lot including date night soon!  I love the tiny ruffle detail and triple tier skirt.

Something I’ve been paying a lot of attention to recently is sustainable style. You know I’m a big believer in Clean Beauty so paying attention to what I wear is the next right step.  Nordstrom has a great selection of fashion created by companies that want to be a force for change. These include companies who use sustainably sourced materials, responsible manufacturing and companies that give back to the community. 

One of my favorite brands for sustainable style is Reformation, the designer of this perfect black maxi dress. Reformation’s designs are always modern and feminine which is how I would define my style. I’ve gathered my favorite date night looks and sustainable style pieces in the boutique below.  Here’s to a new week and new routines…and regular date nights!



PS – Remember to leave comments on posts to be eligible for my monthly Beauty and Gift Boxes!  Also, when you subscribe to the newsletter you receive the password to download my three FREE eBooks including the newest just released, Easy Summer Entertaining that has tips and recipes good for Fall as well!

Thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Photos by Audrie Dollins

Pin these images for reference!

My Style

A fresh approach to classic style.
Classic Tortoise Accessories For Fall

Classic Tortoise Accessories For Fall

I love changing up my accessories. And I’m always interested when there’s something new to try. Tortoise accessories have been popping up all over the place so I thought it’d be fun to share a few of my favorites!

Fall Shoe Finds from Walmart

Fall Shoe Finds from Walmart

It’s been really fun to share with you my new discoveries from Walmart. I’ve found some great shoes and fashion, too!

Fall Trend: Shades of Green

Fall Trend: Shades of Green

You can probably tell that I love to cover fall trends. I just did a post on Moody Florals for fall that you can read here. But today, I want to focus on the fall trend, green. All shades of green will be very popular this fall. Including pistachio green, olive green, emerald green, and so many more!


Discover Alicia's clean beauty favorites and skin care routines.

Colleen Rothschild Best Sellers 25% Off Sale

Colleen Rothschild Best Sellers 25% Off Sale

I love the Colleen Rothschild Best Sellers Sale! Receive 25% off best sellers with code BEST25 until Sunday (8/18). In this post, you’ll find some of my favorites and all of the best sellers to shop. Now is the time to stock up if you’re running low or try something new at a discount!

Beautycounter Friends and Family Sale!

Beautycounter Friends and Family Sale!

Happy Monday! I had another post planned for today but saw that the Beautycounter Friends and Family Sale is going on through midnight tonight!  This is a rare chance to get 15% off your favorite products or clean up your beauty routine if you’ve been thinking about it!

The Perfect Nude Lip for Summer + Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty Favorites

The Perfect Nude Lip for Summer + Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty Favorites

Nude lip color is my go year round. These are my three products for the perfect nude lip for summer + my favorites from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

Food & Entertaining

Here you'll find delicious recipes for just about any occasion. The perfect, most delicious recipe is just minutes away, as well as the essentials for entertaining with style and ease.

Food & Recipes

Family favorites and seasonal menus.


Tips on setting a beautiful table.


Get inspired with entertaining tips.


My Home

Welcome to my home. Enjoy the tour!

Interior Inspiration

All my favorite finds for beautiful, everyday living.


Some of life's greatest treasures are memories through travel.

Wanderlust Wednesday: Viceroy Sugar Beach in St. Lucia

Wanderlust Wednesday: Viceroy Sugar Beach in St. Lucia

As you’ve probably seen on my Instagram and Instagram Stories, we just returned from an incredible week at the Viceroy Sugar Beach in St. Lucia.  This must be the most beautiful place we’ve ever been and just what the doctor ordered for our family!

Out of Office: St. Lucia

Out of Office: St. Lucia

Hello, from GORGEOUS St. Lucia!  Have you ever been on vacation and immediately been so relaxed you just can’t bring yourself to do a few things you’ve planned?  Well, that is how we feel here in St. Lucia! 

Telluride Reserve – Mountain Village Food and Wine Festival

Telluride Reserve – Mountain Village Food and Wine Festival

For more than 15 years, Telluride has been a family favorite in both winter and summer.  There is so much to love about this special spot.  Not only are the views amazing but it is home to a number of wonderful restaurants.  Today, I want to introduce you to Telluride Reserve: Mountain Village Food and Wine Festival, August 15-18.