As a single girl in the city, I go on quite a few first dates. With a natural tendency to over do things, I have a really hard time deciding what to wear that won’t make my date run for the hills. I’ve heard I’m high-maintenance, fancy and even intimidating. So, I’m mindful of how I present myself because deep down I’m just a regular girl who loves to dress up. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it! Seriously, I want a guy to be able to look past the colorful appearance and see my true beauty. (That was deep.)
Mr. “You So Fancy” invited me to dinner. While I was scanning my closet I could hear my cousin, Bridget, saying “Always wear a dress on the first date.” I migrated to the dress “department”, and of course I’m not the typical “Little Black Dress” type of girl. I live in color. I pulled a cute striped vintage raw silk Halston dress. This dress was one of my love-at-first-sight pieces, so I knew it was a great choice. I paired my dress with turquoise tights. I toned down the colors a bit by adding a chocolate belt, pewter jewelry and chocolate laced boots. I wanted to make sure I was being true to my character without over-doing it. I was feminine, but not too intimidating. I wore color without looking like I jumped from a crayon box. (I’ll present that side by date 5.)
When we sat down for dinner I could sense he was still a little nervous. To loosen things up a bit, I ordered crawfish, took off my bracelets, rolled up my sleeves and we talked the night away. Will there be a date two? We shall see. But, date one proved that some “fancy” girls are really just regular old girls in fancy clothes!