it takes two

the weekend may be over, sigh, but I could not be more happy for Monday because i have finally convinced the hubby to make an appearance on the blog!!!!  he may not be the man candy you're used to seeing from Kurt, but personally, models aren't really my type.  i like a real man with that big boy physique!  if you're wandering why the layers and long sleeves, no, we're not facing a cold front, its actually been painfully hot, but with the kids going back to school next week and fall just around the corner, i teamed up the Tanger Outlets to inspire your fall wardrobe "TangerStyle"!!
i'm sure most have you have been to an outlet or two and if you love to save as much as i do, you probably frequent them often!!!  growing up, my mom would treat me to the hour long drive up to the outlet mall, it was my favorite shopping destination!!!  i would save up all my money so i could buy something special, usually from ESPRIT!  who remembers that store??  now as grown woman with 3 boys to clothe, plus myself of course, i'm still shopping the outlets and i'm so fortunate to have them mere minutes away!!   after a full weekend of shopping the "tax free" sales, i have totally stocked up for fall and will be bringing you my best looks all week!!
starting with today, Date Night!!
nights out ALONE with the hubby are few and far between, but when we do get a moment to ourselves, we opt for dinner and a movie.  its so nice to enjoy a meal with real utensils and adult conversation!  although, if you're a parent, you know the conversation always comes back to the kids.  even in their absence, they still seem to dominate all your time. 
when choosing an outfit, i think about, looking chic and comfortable and warm! (movie theaters tend to be freezing and the gallon size slushee really helps to set in the chill)  layering items are a must have for fall and i am always looking to add more toppers to my wardrobe, so starting with the blazer, i found this gem at BCBG.  i love the shawl style lapel and the stripes make it a bit more fun than my average jacket.  the red pant was a happy coincidence and could not have matched better if they were made for each other!  colored pants will definitely still be making the rounds this fall, and this pair is also showcasing the moto trend (one of my faves!) which is back again in full force!!  i chose a dark denim shirt to break up the matchy matchy and added a fun pop of leopard with the belt.  the sunglasses also add a bit of intrigue with their 2-tone lucite and tortoise frame.  i topped it off with this bucket bag (yes, the same one i already have in white).
for J's look, comfort is always his number 1 objective and cotton is his comfort zone.  i always struggle a bit when shopping for him as he's border line big and tall, but when i find something that fits, i buy it in every color!  this henley is one of his favorites and season after season, i add more to his collection.  the broken-in chino is also a go-to so i was so excited to find them in a print!  (this country boy would never pass up on camo!)  i was actually searching for a pair of white adidas for myself when i came across this chambray pair of samoas.  i love the color combo, and with blue being the main color in Jeremy's closet, i wont ever have to worry about him matching!
" to have a successful relationship, one must appreciate the similarities and respect the differences"
 
ALL IMAGES MARIE RODRIGUEZ
 
my look:  denim shirt American Eagle // shawl blazer BCBG MaxAzria // cargo pant Saks OFF 5th // bucket bag Old Navy // sunglasses J.Crew // leopard belt Banana Republic
 
Jeremy:  henley Old Navy // "lived in" camo pant GAP // reversible belt Banana Republic //
sneaks Adidas via Journeys // watch Michael Kors
 
all items were purchased at the Charleston Tanger Outlet c/o