Dating? Dating! Dating… Some like it and some fear it! Where do you stand? The excitement before the first date! How is it going to go? Will the conversation be easy and interesting? Will there be awkward silences? Will there be chemistry? Will he like what I am wearing? How is it going to end? Is there going to be a second date? Yes… These are some and only some of the questions a woman asks herself before a first date! I won’t be revealing the raunchy ones by respect to my sisterhood ;) A woman can be quite an analyzing machine, especially when it comes to dating and relationships! We ask ourselves too many questions and evaluate every word and action. Sometimes a bit too much! Why do we do that? Why do we feel the need to understand every detail and not only live the moment and see where that goes? We feel the need to be in control of our emotions! I believe we do that to protect ourselves from getting hurt… Again for most… Let’s be honest, we all had our share of heartaches!
What I have come to learn and try to do is to allow myself to be vulnerable! Living every moment to the fullest! No restrictions, whether social or simply the ones we created for ourselves because of past issues! It’s only when you expose yourself that you allow someone in and have them discover the real you! The good, the bad, the crazy and the amazing :) Being vulnerable is not a sign of weakness but one of liberty! Will you get hurt again? Maybe… The risk is always there! But at least you won’t be missing out on what might be the best thing that ever happened to you… Only time will tell!
When it comes to dating, what to wear is important to every single lady! I personally like to wear something classy yet sexy! I don’t want the outfit to define me nor take center stage. This is why I usually choose something refined. But, I still want to be and feel attractive in a subtle manner, thus the touch of sexiness! I find this jumpsuit to be a great choice for a date out in town, if you are meeting for dinner in a chic restaurant or for drinks in a lounge. I think this one piece is quite elegant because of the way it fits the body. It’s simple and comfortable to wear and you don’t have to worry if it’s too short or too tight. And, it hugs your curves creating a nice silhouette!
Black is by far my favourite color because I believe it suits every occasion! It can be sophisticated and edgy depending on how you style it! For this attire, I liked the black on black satin checkers effect on the bust because it modernizes the suit. Since the one piece is on the simple and slick side, I opted for bolder jewellery and accessories to get that sexy vibe! The Dyrberg/Kern necklace and ring were the best fit! The necklace's chain style is very urban while the crystal ring allows for a touch of glamour. I chose to wear strappy sandals that cover most of the feet to create a continuation to the palazzo pants and elongating the legs. In my opinion, high heels are a plus on a date, at least the first one! Aside from making you look taller, I find they make you look leaner, your butt looks higher and you definitely feel more assertive and confident! You can wear flats when you are going to the movies on the 4th date :) Then I decided on red for the purse and the lipstick because they compliment black very well and add a touch of oomph ;)
Thank you to Tres Chic Styling for allowing me to feel sexy chic on my dates!
Photos by Maria Kamisis
- Black strapless jumpsuit from Karen Millen at Tres Chic Styling
- Silver coated and crystal necklace and ring from Dyrberg/Kern at Tres Chic Styling
- Crystal and jet two tone bangle from Karen Millen
- Red leather clutch from Armani Exchange
- Black and silver strappy sandals from Guess by Marciano