After reading this post yesterday, I felt inspired to write about it. Similar to my post on Jennifer Lawrence's response to the media's negativity, I second this post. I feel like I should start a series of "I'll second that"...but I digress. While I may not share the same style as Leila, I completely agree with "not dressing up on the first date". My only exception: unless it's super fancy. Then again, I can't imagine why a first date would be somewhere so fancy in the first place.
I've noted before that I enjoy dressing up, it's even part of my new year's resolutions - but, comfort is important. Especially on a first date. I don't want to feel self-conscious fixing my skirt or walking correctly in a pair of new heels. I'd rather wear my favorites: leopard flats, denim skinnies, a flowy top and my favorite earrings. I'm not trying to look boring, but I want to wear items in which I feel both comfortable and cute. Like Leila said, it's not about putting the guy in a type of "take it or leave it" situation, it's the simple idea of showing your true colors up front. Even though I like dressing up, it's not something I commit to everyday. Add on hair and make-up? Y'all already know I don't wear much make-up to begin with, so I keep it simple with lip balm and a curl of the lashes. When it comes to my hair, I prefer waves - it's easy and natural.
Now I hope it doesn't sound like I don't care at all, that's not what I'm trying to imply. But personally when I look at that outfit, I think it looks great. Sure it passes for more of an everyday outfit, but the whole look is me and to be honest, it's been successful. As long as I'm comfortable, I feel more confident and can focus on actually enjoying the date. And if more dates take place, well, that's when I can't help but put in some more effort.
What are your thoughts on dressing up for a first date? Do you have a go-to look? Which do you prefer: comfort or style - or do you pair them together? I'd love to hear what y'all think. Happy Friday, darlings!