My Ideal Date Night in Austin, Texas

ideal date night ideal date night ideal date night ideal date night ideal date night ideal date night ideal date night ideal date night ideal date night ideal date night ideal date night ideal date night Once you have a baby, date night is HUGE. It’s been something that Dylan and I try to prioritize as much as possible. There’s nothing better than getting out on the town, one-on-one, and spending some quality time together, sans the baby. There are so many great places to enjoy a date night in Austin, but to me the ideal date night comes down to five simple things.

  1. Getting Dressed Up, but Not Too Dressed Up- There’s something really fun about getting dressed up for date night. I like to take my time, listen to music, and maybe even sip on a glass of wine while getting ready. Obviously if Noah is tugging at my feet this can get interesting. I’m all about dressing up, but not overly dressing up for date night. I still want to be comfortable!
  2. Not Driving- We like to enjoy a couple of adult beverages during date night, so not driving is obvious! Since Austin got rid of Lyft & Uber we have been taking Fare. The app is super easy to use, and all of our drivers have been awesome!
  3. Going Downtown– One of our favorite things about Austin is the downtown. We lived downtown when we first moved to Austin, and since moving further out of the city we miss it so much! On date nights we always opt to head downtown!
  4. Delicious Food & Drink- Date night is when all thoughts about a diet are non existent. We like to enjoy ourselves and indulge! Bring on the dessert! My favorite date night food is either mexican, italian, or sushi! Austin’s mexican food is SO good, and this girl LOVES queso, so anytime I can get mexican food on date night is amazing!
  5.  Going More Than Once Place- When you have a babysitter booked, you’ve got to take advantage of it! Noah goes to bed around 6:30 anyway, so the babysitter on date night (usually my sister) is just relaxing on our couch. We like to grab a drink and appetizer at one place, and dinner somewhere different. If we’re really feeling adventurous we will make another stop for an espresso and dessert! Using Fare makes this process much easier!


Top (only $35) // Pants // Heels (Similar) // Bag // Sunglasses // Dylan’s Shoes // Dylan’s Shirt  // Dylan’s Jeans

What are your must-haves on a date night? If you’re in Austin, have you tried out Fare yet? It’s a must-have service for date night, and is perfect for all upcoming festivals & events in Austin. Definitely going to be using it during ACL! Thanks so much for stopping by friends!

This post was sponsored by Fare. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 


  1. Mariam on September 15, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    I love your outfit! So cute for a night out!

    xo Mariam |

  2. Zoe on September 15, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    Date night is sooo important, especially once you have a baby! Love the idea of using a ride service -And your camo jeans are so fun!

    xx, Zoe

  3. Whitney on September 15, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    Love this post! Such great ideas! Definitely putting them to use. 🙂

  4. Adaleta Avdic on September 16, 2016 at 10:44 am

    This date night looks amazing, and I love all the photos. I enjoyed visiting Austin, and I have to say if I lived in Texas, that would be the city I’d go for without any hesitation. Love this post! Adaleta Avdic

  5. Summer on September 16, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    Hi your shoes <3 <3 <3 nice choice mama!

  6. Bailey on September 16, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    this is so adorable and such a unique post! I might have to check these places out next time I am in Austin!

    Here’s The Skinny

  7. Rachel Lynn on September 16, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    Oh my gosh, those shoes are so darling! Your outfit gives the perfect “dressed up but not too dressed up” vibe. I love going multiple places on date night 🙂 Happy hour one place dinner or a movie at another. It makes the night feel like an adventure 🙂

  8. KP on September 16, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    This looks like such a great date night! It’s so important to still get a little dressed up when you go out. Sometimes I forget how important it is to make myself feel extra pretty for my significant other. I’ve been with my boyfriend for 3 years and sometimes I just get too comfortable being with him and looking like a slob, haha!

  9. Meileilan on September 16, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    I love this blog. Something I need to ponder once we have a child. Thanks for the tip. And yeah, that shoes! I’m so Inlove with it.

  10. Brittany on September 16, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    I love date night! I love getting dressed up and going downtown as well.

  11. Candace on September 17, 2016 at 7:41 am

    Love your shoes lady!



  12. suzanne on September 17, 2016 at 10:32 am

    This makes me want to go on a date night immediately! There’s just something about getting dressed up and hitting the town with the Mister. So fun. And ps – I love your outfit!

  13. Katie Bartz on September 17, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    I definitely need to remind myself to set time apart for date night! Such a cute outfit!

  14. Jenny on September 18, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    Hope y’all had a good time 🙂

    xoxo, Jenny

  15. Wallace Keynes on September 28, 2016 at 1:24 am

    You look so energetic!

  16. Swanky Cyn on September 28, 2016 at 11:52 pm

    That food looks delicious! What is the name of the place?

    • Lee Anne on September 29, 2016 at 1:41 pm

      We were at Gloria’s!

  17. Gavin on November 26, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    Going to more than one place is definitely essential on a Date Night! So is being spontaneous! to satisfy both of these needs I like to jump on about halfway through the night and find a spot thats bumping and popular to check outl.

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