Thursday, 7 February 2013

Style It Up - The Perfect Date Outfit

It has been quite a while now since I went on a first date, and to be honest, it's not something I miss. I remember quite a few years ago now going on a first date with someone and sitting on the bus into town thinking, "what am I DOING", with a horrible fear of what I was getting myself into. Needless to say we went out for over a year, it was an utter disaster.

Now I have been married for almost seven years, we still have date night and I still like to get dressed up and look nice. We love going out on dates together and spending time together just the two of us, and I always make a special effort with my appearance on these occasions. I think it's really important to spend time looking after yourself, in a sensible way of course, sometimes I get a bit lost in hair extensions and fake tan and look in the mirror thinking, "who ARE you?".

Speaking of date nights, I've been challenged to come up with the perfect "Style it up" First Date outfit from the new Claire Sweeney clothing range, which is really nice, affordable and also looks very versatile and wearable too.  I've been given a budget of £180 but to be honest, as a bargain mummy, I can do it for FAR more than that.

The most important thing about dates is being yourself, but in a good way, as in, show yourself to your best advantage. This has to be reflected in what you wear too. Something you feel lovely, comfortable, and flattering in yet glam at the same time (not to mention slimming).

I've created two looks that I think would look great on a first date, the first is here and comprises:

  • A lovely camel coat that will last FOREVER (£66)
  • Leopard print peplum top (£30), perfect for hiding those lumps and bumps.
  • Stretch slim jeans that to me look more like black trousers (£21)

Claire Sweeney First Date Scrapbook!
What I really love about this outfit is that it's dressed up and dressed down all at the same time. The leopard print is very glam whilst covering all your lumps and bumps (if you have any!) and the trousers very slimming. I would save the camel coat for best, away from chocolately fingers!

I've also created a second look for those who are going on a really romantic date, perhaps somewhere posh for Valentine's Day....

The camel coat is as before and the Embellished dress is priced at £65.

What do you think?

So anyway, I've entered this blog post into a competition to win £50 voucher for my readers, the post with the most comments wins, so my question is, what would YOU wear on a date?

This is a sponsored post though all thoughts are my own!

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