Ever since the boyfriend and I moved in together, it has become extremely difficult to find the motivation to get dressed up for date night. You know what I’m talking about— spending an hour on your hair, slipping in to your deepest, low cut romper and constantly sneaking off to the ladies room to reapply lipstick. I’m exhausted just thinking about it. He sees me in his hand-me-down oversized tees and top knots 90% of the time, so what’s the point?
In fact, there has been countless times when date night has consisted of yoga pants and minimal mascara for me and basketball shorts for him. Just two post-workout sweaty humans, enjoying a nice bottle of wine and a yummy Italian dinner downtown. That’s normal, right? Okay, maybe that’s just us.
I could never understand those girls who get full glam every single time they step out the front door. If my hair is down and clean, and I can smudge on some lipstick on my way to the car, I consider myself completely put together. So, in light of finding something between looking like Kendall Jenner and a homeless person— we have date night casual.
Date night casual is a dress that’s equal parts comfy and cute (something that can masquerade all of the food and cocktails you’ll be consuming, but still shows off your sun-kissed bod). A cute pair of lace up heels, that won’t kill your feet if you’re walking around trying to find gelato after dinner. A natural looking smokey-eye. A quick half-up, half-down top-knot with a few beachy-waves for good measure. A nude lipstick. And dainty, layered necklaces.
You know, something that screams, I’m cute without even trying.
Bless my boyfriend’s heart for thinking I look just as good in old pajamas, as I do in an asymmetric, little black dress.
Photography: Arabela Espinoza