I am one of those people who DOES subscribe to the whole Valentine’s Day palaver. I know it’s not typically PC to be so but the romantic in me will never let it go.
I’m also lucky that Mr SY is on board with it. This year he even beat me to it, organising and booking dinner out.
We don’t always go out on the actual day – the set-menu situation can be a bit of a drag – but the Saturday before or after also works. Mr SY also popped the question on Valentine’s Day 14 years ago.
The proposal didn’t happen over dinner. No, he proposed after dinner, in his undies while I was tucked up in bed watching Sleepless in Seattle.
Romance. Right. There.
We don’t just save date nights for one day of the year either. We’ll plan nights out – just the two of us – or we’ll seize the moment should we suddenly find ourselves kid-free for an evening.
We still remember a time when those kid-free evenings were practically non-existent and do not take them for granted when they present themselves to us now there is just an 11-year-old at home.
When the kids were little, it was about creating date night scenarios at home, cooking up beautiful food, sipping on Champagne and watching a movie.
Now, I love getting dressed up and going out
For me, it’s that sense of “escaping” that makes you want to dress up – even if it’s just up a notch from what you would normally wear for the every day.
We’re not talking ball gowns here – unless that’s your date night occasion – more something just a little on the dressy side.
It may be even a case of adding an accessory with a little bling to an otherwise minimalist outfit.
It’s also a chance to pull out a favourite piece from your wardrobe, something that makes you feel fabulous. So, like always, with these suggested outfits, “shop” first from your wardrobe.
These outfit suggestions for what to wear for a date night will work equally should you be going out with girlfriends.
So tell me, do you date night? Like to escape for a night out with the girls? What’s your go-to outfit?
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* Editor’s note: I’m aware that many people don’t subscribe to idea of Valentine’s Day. I’m very cool with that. Or people are single – I’ve been there. I’m also aware that not everyone is in a safe relationship. If your partner is abusive in any way and you are not sure what to do, you can receive free support from 1800 RESPECT– the National Sexual Assault, Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service.