girlfriend, you’re gonna have to share this post with the fellas today.
but still be super excited about this post because it is just as much for you as it is for them.
i’ve had several men ask me if i’d ever do a menswear post. to which i usually answered something about how i have a mostly female audience and that i don’t have a guy to dress up. well, come to find out i have more guy readers than i thought (sup dudes?), and now i have quite the handsome fella to play dress up with!! so i figured that this would be the perfect time to formally introduce you to the infamous “boyfriend” i constantly talk about, hang around, and drag with me everywhere.
everyone meet bud!
( yes, bud is his real name. not a nickname. and i love it. )
we’ll leave the last name out of it for personal privacy, so feel free to refer to him as bud, B, “your boyfriend,” or even “your dude” would suffice. but leave the babe, beebus, and mister to me. 😉
if you didn’t know, we’ve been dating for 5 months now (holy cow has the time flown by!), but we’ve actually known each other since college freshman orientation. ya girl has been crushin’ for along time. i mean, look at him! seriously the most handsome man.
okay, enough of him, because i could literally talk about him/us for hours, let’s get onto the real purpose of this post: DATE NIGHT!
[ okay, funny story real quick. so we borrowed these outfits, right? well, B loved his suit so much that he went to EveryMan and bought it about a week after. and then a few days ago we were talking about how i also loved my Jo & Co dress, but i probably wouldn’t ever go buy it because i have no occasion to wear it for. get this. this fantastic man of mine went and bought it to surprise me for no reason!!! ugh, i knew i loved him. ]the Atherton Hotel, our shoot location, makes for a great date night place. (they just finished a huge remodel last year; isn’t it gorgeous?!) grab a couple drinks at the bar, have a 5 star meal at Rancher’s Club and a walk around theta pond to end it all. so perfect!
but let’s get real, we’re college kids, so a $50 meal isn’t always an option.
honestly, we love going to local restaurants, a nice sushi place, Chili’s (our favorite fallback restaurant for any time lol), or even cooking together at home. 🙂
we got to partner with two local stillwater stores, Jo & Co
, to share these looks with y’all! i adore Jo & Co just as much as B loves EveryMan. y’all he’s in there at least once a week, i swear. but so am i because this local haberdashery not only has apparel and a barbershop but also a coffee bar!
a win win for the gal that loves to shop with her man! *this gal*
this everleigh dress from Jo & Co fits like a dream, has pockets and is made of the prettiest cream tweed. even though it’s a tent dress, i love that it’s still fitted up top, and you can’t miss the gorgeous beading around the neckline.
i paired it with my strappy, nude block heels to keep the look neutral. threw on a few simple pieces of jewelry, added my current go to rebecca minkoff bag
and called it good.
for B, he’s wearing a giorgio fiorelli suit from EveryMan. i love that it’s navy. it keeps it more casual than a standard black suit. i mean it’s just date night…not a black tie event. let me just tell you that it was his idea to mix the pinstripe button down with the polka dot tie (both nick graham
so proud of him! get you a man with a sense of style, ladies.
“’cause every girl’s crazy bout a sharp dressed man.” amiright? 😉
– shop EveryMan online
and in store (especially if you’re in the market for a suit) –
[ and bud ]
HUGE shoutout to Jo & Co. and EveryMan for working with Love Emmarie on this post. Several garments in this post were provided by the retailers, but all reviews/opinions are our own. Y’all know I’d never share something I didn’t love. Shop local, y’all.