First Date Jitters

Is there anything that is so extremely exciting but utterly nerve wracking as a first date?

What do I wear? What do I say? Do I hug him, shake his hand, smile?

Of course, I over analyze everything. But to keep my jitters down I make sure I have a killer outfit! Confidence is key, and I like to keep it simple.

Don’t get me wrong, I love a fancy outfit, and the more accessories, often, the better. However, I think the first date outfit should focus on your personality and not your skill at mixing patterns.

I was lucky enough to go on dates with two amazing gentlemen. Yes, TWO! Let me first say, this never happens, I am often too busy with school and hanging out with my cat to pay attention to men. But, I’ve been trying a dating app, I know CRINGE, and I ended up with two fantastic matches. More on that later.

One of my dates was at a water front restaurant, casual, but nice. I went with this black t-shirt dress I purchased from Nordstrom’s Rack for $18! It’s loose fitting, shows a little cleavage without being too much, and has a trendy high-low hem. The shoes are simple, but feminine. The shoes are from Charlotte Russe and I’ve linked them here!

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Maci likes to help me out with outfit planning!

The second date was at a trendy bar downtown, one that has a cozy hipster vibe. I went with cuffed skinny jeans, a flirty off the shoulder top, and the same simple ballet flats. I love them because they remind me slightly of the shoes you’d see in the little shops in Italy. The jeans and shirt are both from TJ Maxx awhile ago, but I consistently see these Michael Kors Jeans there. I absolutely love their stretchy fit!

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For both outfits I actually wore the same jewelry since the color schemes were similar, and like I said, I wanted to keep it simple! I wanted classy gold hoops and a statement piece. I recently purchased this ring while on a Navajo reservation in Northern Arizona! I wanted to make sure that I was purchasing an item actually made by local Native Americans so I was supporting their local tribe, and I found this ring on my last stop. It was actually mentioned by both guys, so my conversation piece worked!

image3Even though these outfits seemed simple, I felt confident and in control. And both gentlemen asked me out again at the end of the night, so I think it worked!

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