Do you dress up for date nights? I usually don’t—jeans and T-shirts are my uniform—but recently I’ve been trying to put in a little more effort. So when White House Black Market offered to send a dress to try, I said an enthusiastic yes. This week, we had drinks on our building’s roof deck and then went for dinner. Here are a few photos, if you’d like to see…

Alex’s signature drink is a Negroni—which reminds him of our honeymoon—so he mixed two up for us to sneak onto the roof. (And thanks to Yossy, who stopped by to take a couple photos.)

The roof deck looks over the Hudson River, and the views are pretty gorgeous when the weather is nice, especially when the sun is setting. We’re trying to take full advantage of it before we move in August. It was fun to dress up—I chose a dress from their “Ultra Slimming” line, which has built-in shapewear and asymmetric tiers. And, I have to say, I loved seeing Alex in a jacket and tie. (Also, in the very top photo, above, we were laughing because he made me take off my heels so I’d be shorter than him, haha.)

The view! Afterward we walked to a little Italian place in our neighborhood (thank goodness for the built-in shapewear:)

What about you? Do you dress up on date nights? I’m trying to try a little harder! It feels good and makes it feel like a special occasion. You can see all the White House Black Market dresses here, if you’d like.

P.S. Fire-escape drinks, and a trapeze class.

(Thanks again to Yossy Arefi for coming over and taking a few photos! This post was sponsored by White House Black Market. Thanks for supporting the brands that support Cup of Jo)