Five Fall Date Night Ideas + Date Night Outfit Ideas You Will Love

Empty Nest Blessed by Suzy Mighell
woman over 50 wearing nordstrom treasure & bond plaid moto jacket, nordstrom bp cleo crewnneck sweater, nordstrom halogen, bp button front skinny jeans standing in a pumpkin patch

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When I talk to friends who are not-yet empty nesters, I always tell them that every night is date night in the empty nest! When our nest emptied, it breathed new life into our marriage (34 years this year!). So even though we’re together every evening, we’ve really made an effort to be intentional about setting aside one night every week for a date night together.

Those date nights have been a great time to pull away from our everyday lives and do something we’re both excited to do. Our weekly date nights have become something we both look forward to! Earlier this year, I even shared a post where I gave you 8 Great Date Night Ideas That Are Perfect For Empty Nesters, and we shared a printable list of 68 MORE date night ideas for empty nesters!

After I published that post, a couple of you reached out asking for some date night outfit ideas, so when Nordstrom asked me to share some cute fall looks from their own Nordstrom Made Brands, I knew it was the perfect time to do it. Read on to see why!

Nordstrom Made Brands

Although Nordstrom carries hundreds of brands across multiple verticals, some of my very favorites are their in-house Nordstrom Made Brands. Think Halogen, BP, Zella, Treasure & Bond, and more! These in-house brands are well-made, well-priced, and always on-trend. And of course, since you’re shopping at Nordstrom, you know you’ll always get convenient free shipping and returns along with the option to order online and pick up curbside or in-store.

Not only that, but their (free) Nordy Club is among the best loyalty programs in the nation, offering the opportunity to shop and earn points toward Nordstrom Notes, along with other exclusive sales and events. I banked some serious Nordstrom Notes after shopping the Anniversary Sale this summer!

Fall Date Night Idea #1: Romantic Dinner Date

woman over 50 wearing nordstrom halogen Tie Neck Tiered Long Sleeve Dress and black suede booties standing in front of princi italia Italian restaurant
woman over 50 wearing nordstrom halogen Tie Neck Tiered Long Sleeve Dress and black suede booties standing in front of princi italia Italian restaurant

Halogen Tie-Neck Tiered Long Sleeve Dress (wearing an XXS, for reference)

Any night that doesn’t require me to cook is awesome, so when Bob suggests a night out at our favorite Italian place, I always say yes! This fun and flirty Halogen Tie-Neck Tiered Long Sleeve Dress is perfect for a dinner date! It’s super versatile the day we took this photo, I wore the dress all day with black sneakers and the ties untied and loose.

It’s on the shorter side, but I have to wear an XXS to accommodate my small-chestedness 😂, although, at 5’5″, I’m not petite! So…it may be longer on you! The length didn’t bother me, and my date L❤VED it! Just sayin’!

Fall Date Night Idea #2: Dinner and a Movie

Halogen Tie-Neck Tiered Long Sleeve Dress | Nordstrom Brand Faux Leather Leggings | Halogen Open Front Pocket Cardigan (comes in 7 color options)

Bob and I love a movie date. (I think it’s mostly the popcorn that draws us in, to be honest!) We get a heavy-on-the-protein dinner, then gorge on popcorn at the movies!

For a movie date, I always want to have something to layer over my outfit in case it’s freezing in the theater! (You never know!) So for this look, I took the Halogen Tie-Neck Tiered Long Sleeve Dress above and wore it as a tunic. (I told you it was versatile!) Then I wrapped the tie around my neck and tied it as a side scarf for fun. Finally, I added Nordstrom Brand Faux Leather Leggings and the Halogen Open Front Pocket Cardigan on top, just in case!

Fall Date Night Idea #3: Concert

Halogen Quilted Faux Leather Jacket | BP Cleo Crewneck Sweater | Treasure & Bond High Waist Front Slit Denim Skirt (runs small, order a size up)

Layer on the extra eyeliner and get ready to rock the all-black concert chick vibe! Bob and I love to go to concerts, and we’re so happy that they’re starting up again. There are some great ones scheduled around the holidays this year! Back in 2019, we flew to NYC to catch Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden around the holidays. Now that was a bucket list concert!

I’m all for anything high-waisted, and this black denim skirt is such a fabulous skirt! When it gets cooler, I’ll pair it with tights and knee-high boots. I ordered my usual size, and I thought it ran small (which the Nordstrom reviews agreed with). I typically wear a 2 on the bottom, so I ordered an XS. I ended up exchanging it for a small.

I must say this Halogen Quilted Faux Leather Jacket might be my favorite piece from today’s post! Dropped shoulders and quilting are huge trends for fall, and of course, anything faux leather is an instant fall and winter classic now! I especially loved the way this boxy jacket hit at a flattering spot on the hips. It fit TTS.

Fall Date Night Idea #4: Pictures at the Pumpkin Patch

Treasure & Bond Plaid Moto Jacket | BP Cleo Crewneck Sweater (5 color choices) | BP Button-Front Skinny Jeans |

As soon as October hits, Bob and I make plans to go to the pumpkin patch! We always pick out a few pumpkins for the porch, and of course, I always try to color-coordinate with the pumpkins in case there’s a photo op! (Somehow, there always is!)

How darling is this Treasure & Bond Plaid Moto Jacket? It’s cute zipped (on the left) or unzipped (on the right)! I paired it with the BP Cleo Crewneck Sweater (which you see in black in my concert outfit above). It’s got trendy dropped shoulders, and I think it’s a great fall staple! It comes in 5 color choices, which you can see HERE.

Fall Date Night Idea #5: Tacos & Lowe’s

BP Oversize Crewneck Sweatshirt (6 color/pattern options) | BP Button-Front Skinny Jeans (fit TTS)

Hey! It happens! A few weeks ago, Bob and I had such busy weeks, but we still wanted to have some fun together on date night. So we went to our favorite taco joint, and then we went to Lowe’s and picked out some fall plants! It was different and unique, and we checked an item off of our to-do list while we were at it!

This BP Oversize Crewneck Sweatshirt is as cute as can be! It’s relaxed and oversized, and it comes in 6 color/pattern options (see them all HERE). I never wanted to take it off! I ordered one for my 25-year-old daughter too because she loved mine!

I hope you got some great fall date night ideas and some fun date night outfit ideas too! I loved putting my looks together by exclusively shopping Nordstrom Made Brands. As always, I was so impressed with the quality and value I found! They had everything I needed — and then some!

In the boutique below, I’ve pulled together every piece I shared in today’s post—in every available color/pattern! Click on any item for more information.

Suzy Mighell

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