Generally speaking, the person who does the asking for the date SHOULD pay for the date. However, that doesn’t always happen. If you do the asking, then you have the ability to plan the date and you should plan accordingly by selecting an activity or restaurant that is within your budget.
If you’ve been asked on a date, you should be mindful of the cost of what you order. If you go out to eat, don’t order the most expensive item on the menu, and don’t ring up a massive bar tab (seriously, stop at one drink- you want to make sure you’re fully present during the date). Also you should offer to split the check, to be polite. (If you are the one who did the asking and your date offers to pay or go Dutch, you should politely decline and pay for the date).
Remember, if money is tight, there are plenty of low or no cost dates such as a picnic in the park, taking in a local museum, going to a game or play at a local high school and a city supported event just to name a few. Do not overspend in an effort to impress a date. Thinking creatively and outside of the box is far more impressive!
Krakow, Poland ‘17
Find your iconic look.
I think the number one trick of finding your real “adult” style is to find an iconic look. I can’t think of Jackie O without thinking about her iconic massive sunglasses.
Or what about Audrey Hepburn without her short bangs/short hair and iconic solid black clothes looks?
Or Clinton without a pantsuit?
And Diane Keaton has been rocking men’s wear for decades (LOVED it in Annie Hall)
And Twiggy with a pixie cut and mini-dress?
Take some time to pick out an iconic look. It can be a hairstyle, a favorite style of glasses, jewelry, signature color or clothing style. Pick one thing that makes you happy and own it! Rock it! Be confident. I wear the most ridiculous fascinators and hair accessories, but I rock them with confidence and always end up getting a million compliments.
Harry styles at the Brits 2020
A Voyage Out (2020)
Delicate girl outfit
RiwaaNerona by LucieKout
CleaDeVelours by SolèneBallesta
A corner of my room
home aesthetics: saint petersburg communal apartments with fireplaces and tiles on them, stucco moldings on the ceilings, old, shabby wallpapers, creaky parquet flooring, large windows, attics with access to the roof, hidden stained-glass windows, drafts, a mattress instead of a bed, the smell of old books and wax, roses in glass bottles, high ceilings, bulky decrepit piano, dusty window sills, the sound of rain outside the window.