Sunday, February 20, 2011

first dates





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You asked, I answered. One of my dear friends, Kara, asked me to do some posts about what to wear on dates.  Although I've been married for 4 years and apprehension about what to wear may be lessening, having a date outfit photographed by uber-talented husband can create a little anxiety.

I'm wearing....
{cardigan & jeans--old navy; stripe tank--target; shoes--jcpenny; clutch--gifted}

So before a girl goes out on a first date, she fantasizes about about the guy that brings her flowers looks like a jcrew model. She'll say everything perfectly; and he'll fall in love with her immediately.  This may not be said out loud, but it happens.

No? Ok maybe that's just me.

But then reality happens.  The wind is blowing, you end up with food on your hands and face, and the damn flowers are wilting faster than the hairspray in your hair.  A thousand things could pop up to make you question your appeal to the opposite sex.   But you can fake the biggest insecurities by laughing and smiling your way through it. That's what I did.  Trust me on this, smiling works.


  1. I love the combination. Will have to try a similar one soon. Especially like the striped shirt and the clutch!

  2. your hair may possibly be my favorite thing ever.

  3. this is just too cute. the outfit is totally date perfect: sexy and chic top, great heels, adorable smile! :)

  4. socks are officially rockin'!

    love your cute self and outfit and everything!!! consistently ace looks ova heah and date night idea perfection. splendid smiling recommendation for new daters and old daters alike.

    pea ess: thank you beyond words for your comment, it helped a bunch to know i'm not alone. xo ♥

  5. Beautiful. Inspiring and practical. Winning combo.

  6. hey, I'm a new follower of your blog and I just wanted to say: I love the quality of your photos! oh and I really like your hair cut!! :)

  7. @Anne
    Hi Anne! Welcome to the family! :D
    Thank you for your kind words. It took me a while to work up the nerve to go super short; but since I've cut it, I never regretted it!

  8. your hair cut's so pretty. x

    p.s. I'm having a giveaway on my blog for a $50 giftcard to PTAK apparel if you'd like to check it out. :) x