Thank you all so much for the advice on shoes & accessories on the Dress Me post. Very, very helpful for the fashion inept like me.
I ended up going with Tia's suggestion for nude heels. To me, it struck that desired blend of something slightly unexpected with the LBD, trendy, sexy, but not too young. Plus - I can wear them again and again. However, I still lust for hot pink heels. Or maybe Big Leather is lusting for hot pink heels. (Big Leather lives on!)
For accessories, I picked up a fun bracelet at Forever 21 and left it at that.
We started our date at a restaurant closer to the new house. It was our first time getting to explore the area without kids in tow. Lots of fun dreaming and I had a lemon drop martini and delicious artichoke dip that I scarfed down. I was totally overdressed for this part of the date, but oh well :)
Then we headed back into the city for our dinner at Nicollet Island Inn. I don't know if they changed chefs or were having an off night, but it was not the exceptional experience we have had in the past. Husband was bummed that his salad sampler was so tiny (with one wee crumble of blue cheese - ha!) and my french onion soup tasted like straight up syrup (blegh). But overpriced food aside, it was so great to be on a date.
After dinner was wandered along the river for a bit. A last hurrah to this neighborhood before we say goodbye in a few weeks.