You may remember that Ryan and I celebrated our anniversary a couple weeks ago. I had a hard time deciding what to wear, and tried on a lot of dresses before settling on this outfit.
The reason it took me a few tries is that I wanted something that would be romantic, a little sexy, comfortable, fun, and warm. With all those criteria to fill, I had to be extra picky about my ensemble.
I ended up being very pleased with the outfit I did decide on, and so did Ryan. In fact, he even requested a couple photos from that outfit post to store in his phone. Because I had success, I've compiled a few tips for you to consult the next time you're drawing a blank.
If you have an anniversary coming up or a special date night (perhaps Valentine's Day), I hope you'll find these tips helpful.
Wearing a piece of jewelry that he gave you will put you in a romantic mood. It'll also show him how much you appreciate his gestures of love.
Another way of putting this is, "Don't wear something he hates." In my case, Ryan loves it when I wear flats. I'm not any taller than him in heels, but I'm a lot shorter than him in flats, and he likes to get his arms around my short little body and feel the difference in our sizes.
It's not all about what he likes. A special date is also an opportunity to show your true self, the self he knows and loves. Therefor, you should never totally compromise your personal style or try to imitate anyone else's. I'm a dress, belt, tights, and cardigan girl. That's who I am at heart; so that's what I wore.
An anniversary is the perfect time to remind him that you can still be sexy after however many years. See if you can surprise him a little. See if you can make him want to keep his eyes on you all night.
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