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Hi friends! Apologies for the sporadic posting but i’m slowly getting back in the swing of things after returning to work post maternity leave. J, Perry and I sometimes go for walks around the neighborhood after work and this time we decided to take advantage of our FriDATE night. 🙂 We ended up walking to Hippot Shabu Shabu in Chinatown and had the most delicious meal. Our little ballerina quietly slept next to us in the booth and we happily enjoyed a fun dinner together.

When Perry was born, we received a memorable piece of advice. A friend of ours said to take her to dinner with us early on so she gets used to being out and we can continue to do the things we love. When she was about 6 weeks old, we started taking her to restaurants and she would sleep peacefully in the carseat next to us. We’ve learned some tricks along the way to help ensure a higher rate of successful date nights. For example, we make sure she’s asleep before we enter the restaurant! Otherwise, there is no way she’ll be able to fall asleep amongst all the exciting things around her. Being able to enjoy a simple meal together helps keep us sane and it’s wonderful transitioning elements of our dating life to family life.

I have accumulated a collection of pleated skirts over the years and this is my favorite one because of the blush color. It’s professional enough for work and can still be playful and casual for the weekend. Also, if you’re wondering if I wore these heels for the entire walk, I changed to flats and put the heels under the stroller. 🙂 Hope everyone has a great weekend and thanks for following along! xo, Tanya

My Outfit Details: Top: Garage | Skirt: Zara, sold out (similar here) | Shoes: BCBG via Nordstrom | Lipstick: Snob by MAC via Nordstrom


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