As I’ve gotten older and my mom’s started liking dining out more (she used to not be that big of a foodie but I think I’ve rubbed off on her 😉 ) we’ve started enjoying more and more girls’ nights out together! My mother always prioritized being a mom over being a “bestie” when I was younger, and I’m eternally grateful for that. However, now that I’m an adult and all that jazz, it’s fun to have her as a mom AND a bestie!
When my sister, mom and I were all in St. Pete around New Years, we discovered the amazingness that is Ruth’s Chris happy hour. So many delicious menu items and cocktails go down to only $9, and I love the vibe of the new(ish) St. Pete Sundial. My mom and I couldn’t resist a repeat GNO when Stephen and I were down in April!
“I wish Phia were here too! We should text her!”
This scarf is my favorite! I got it at a Milan street market!
The Royal Street Gin and Tonic has pink peppercorns and rosemary. So scrumptious! Also I’ve not yet outgrown taking *subtle* ring shots at every opportunity 😉
The steak sandwich was amazing!
Walking to The Canopy through the Sundial! I think at least 3 people told me and my mom we look alike that night. I can only hope I look like this when I’m almost 59!!
Like mother, like daughter when it comes to loving prosecco!
- Tank (under $5!)
- Shorts (on sale for 15.99! I also love the faux leather version)
- ASOS shoes, sold out (similar–LOVE these and they’re only $36!, similar but strappier for $46)
- Scarf from a Milan street market (similar!).
When I searched “nautical silk scarves” I also fell in madly love with this regal red Hermes one….. which only costs $4oo NBD (I actually own a pink Hermes scarf that I got for my wedding! It’s so beautiful I don’t want to bring it out into the big scary dirty world with me lol. Maybe soon.)
On a budget-friendlier note, this uniquely shaped floaty floral scarf is only $25 and this pretty cream one is also on sale! And this gold and cobalt blue one looks more luxe than the $40 price tag would suggest!)
- Forever 21 hoop earrings, sold out
- “Decadent Peach” lipstick ($6)
Downtown St. Pete is so beautiful!
Cool colorful canopies at The Canopy!
…annndddd two more outfit pics before heading to the car at the end of a great night! (Don’t worry, the only drinks we had were the ones pictured– two each over the course of 4+ hours and a heavy dinner!)
This outfit was one of my go-tos when most of my clothes were still in boxes after the move. Needless to say, black on black is so easy! And I feel like this scarf needs a relatively neutral palette anyway.
I still love the combo, despite obviously having my wardrobe unpacked! The Bermudas are boyish; the scarf (similar), topknot and flats (I wish they were still in stock!) are elegant, and the hoops provide a pop of girly sass.
Writing this has taken me back to the balmy feeling of an early Florida evening. Nothing beats alfresco sipping and steak-ing with my wonderful Mami!
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I may or may not have browsed scarves for a good half hour… Surprised to see this preppy green and navy Ralph Lauren one for so cheap!