First Dates, the only shot you get at making a great lasting impression. We’re all human, so we naturally check out a person’s clothing, their hair, their scent, their smile, I can go on and on. One slip up could possibly keep you from getting that second date.

First dates can create alot of anxiety. I am here to lessen the anxiety, and help you look and feel your best.  I am not an expert on dating, but I am an expert on fashion. I have partnered with Debra Van Kallen, owner of Skin Couture, and Debra is an expert on beauty and skin care. Skin Couture specializes in facials, waxing, and body care. Together, we will give fashion, beauty, and skincare tips to help both men and women prepare for that special day.

The first question we all ask ourselves is “What am I going to wear?” Of course that all depends on where you are going. First dates are not the time to try new trends or dress in a way that is not your personal style. He asked you out, so obviously he was attracted to what he saw. Stick with that. First rule of thumb is you don’t want to look like you tried too hard. This goes for both men and women. For example, if your date says he is taking you on a picnic, you will look absolutely ridiculous leaving the house dressed for the club. If he’s taking you to the opera, a classy LBD will be perfect. You want to be both sexy and comfortable. Don’t show too much skin, leave something to the imagination. Most importantly you want to be confident.

Here are a few of my First Date fashion options for women:


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Here are a few of my First Date fashion options for men:

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Now that you know what you’re wearing, take a close look at your face. How does your skin look? Any blemishes? Are you in need of a natural glow? This is what Debra had to say about skin care prior to your first date. “Get a facial a few days before your big date to make sure your skin is clear, clean and glossy.  Nice skin, less makeup.”

Did you hear that ladies, less makeup. First dates are not the time to try out new makeup trends or attempt to look like a magazine cover. Keep the foundation light (if any at all), highlighting powder, mascara, and lipstick or gloss. Done- keep it simple.

This is only the beginning. I’m going to talk about Mani’s & Pedi’s, “What am I going to talk about?”, “Do I kiss him/her good night?” Check the blog soon! There is so much more to come in regards to wonderful world of dating.