I had a call with a handful of my friends from my gym the other day and one of my friends asked what romantic things my husband had done for me while quarantined at home. And honestly, I think him making me breakfast and then making the bed most days is the most romantic thing I could have asked for during this stay-at-home order. But this week was a little different because it was my birthday, so the hubs made sure to do everything possible to make it a little extra special. We had our first true date night in filled with gluten-free pizza, cupcakes, and my favorite cocktail.

Enjoying a Birthday Date Night In

Enjoying a Birthday Date Night In

I know everyone out there feels a little different about being quarantined at home, but I’ve really come to appreciate the extra time at home. My husband and I are hanging out more than ever, we are still ordering from our favorite restaurants to support them through this time, and I’m getting our backyard space decorated for nights on our patio this summer. We’ve really tried to make the most out of this time at home knowing it won’t last forever and we’ve stayed busy throughout. And my birthday was no different! I worked and worked out in the morning, I skated around in my new rollerblades in the afternoon, and then I got dressed up in the evening to enjoy our favorite gluten free pizza on our patio! It was pretty much the perfect birthday!

Enjoying a Birthday Date Night In

Enjoying a Birthday Date Night In

And a birthday date night in deserves a special outfit! I’ve been wearing quite enough loungewear lately so I took my birthday as an opportunity to dress up and feel a little extra special. And honestly, I can’t recommend it enough! It made me feel like life was back to normal and my husband and I could concentrate on each other instead of the world going on around us. He was quite happy with the birthday outfit I found through Express…he’s never unhappy with a low-cut top, HA! Express has a new Date Night In tab on their site to help you find a look that will make you feel extra special, even while just at home.

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Enjoying a Birthday Date Night In

And Express now has a ton of sales to help you save! They are offering 50% off Jeans, 40% off Dresses, and 50% off Shorts! And Express is also offering PaleOMG readers free standard shipping when you use code 3568!! Now you can find a look to make your normal day-to-day feel a little extra special. No matter if you’re a person who enjoys being at home or you’re ready to break out and be around people again, setting up a date night in will make you feel a little more normal during this uncertain time!

Enjoying a Birthday Date Night In

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Enjoying a Birthday Date Night In


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  1. Michelle says:

    Happy Birthday! It’s mine too! I agree with you – I’ve been enjoying the time at home and honestly, I have been connecting more with people outside (6-feet apart of course) then I ever have. Your day sounds divine and I plan to do the same. Thanks for a great blog!

    1. juli says:

      happy birthday michelle!!