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What to Bring: Date Night
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What to Bring: Date Night

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So you’re going on a big date. We’re pumped for you - and we’re here for you, too! Leave the to-do list to us while you *ahem* go Google-stalk your potential new beau. 

Keep it Small: Bags

(clockwise from top left) Zara / Mini Messenger BagASOS / Leopard Print Ponyskin Clutch BagForever 21 / Mini Flap-Top CrossbodySaks Off 5th / Faux Leather Envelope Clutch

You never know what the night might bring, and the last thing you’ll want to do is lug around a giant, heavy tote. Trust us - you can leave your laptop, gym clothes, Kindle, and whatever else snuck its way into your carry-all at home tonight. Whittle down your date-night supplies to the essentials - your phone, your wallet, some mints, and a few key pieces of makeup for touch-ups. 

Keep it Cute: Makeup

(clockwise from top left) Sephora / TATCHA Aburatorigami Japanese Beauty PapersUlta / Maybelline Volum' Express The Falsies Mascara, Urban Decay / 24/7 Glide-on Pencil in Zero, Sephora / Benefit Cosmetics Boi-ing Concealer, Shopbop / Kate Spade New York Bobi Cross Body Bag

Whatever look you decide to go for, there’s some important criteria that it should meet -- staying put and keeping you worry-free. But we know that’s not all too realistic when it comes to pre/during/post-date nerves, so stash a few essentials (concealer, powder, oil blotting sheets, eyeliner, etc.) to at least keep your smudgy-makeup worries at bay. 

Keep it Comfy: Shoes

(clockwise from top left) Shopbop / Joie Abbot Ankle Strap Suede Sandals, Zappos / Foot Petals Tip Toes, Amazon / Dolce Vita Agusta Two-Piece FlatASOS / Foster Leather Flat SandalsMadewell / The Ames Boot

Painful feet are a surefire way to put a damper on your date night, so keep that in mind before you throw on your heels and head out the door. But we’re no stranger to that lovely boost of confidence a pair of high heels can give you (not to mention the height boost, too!) - so prep your favorite heels with some cushion inserts to make them feel a little more comfortable. Or opt for some cute (and comfy) pairs of sandals, flats, or chunky heels. Your feet will thank you. 

Keep it Fresh: Mints

Drugstore.com / Altoids Smalls in WintergreenAmazon / Colgate Wisp in Peppermint

We can think of a few reasons why you’d want fresh breath tonight (wink wink). Keep a little pack of mints to cover the smell of that garlicky burger you just ate. If you’re particularly concerned, stash a mini disposable toothbrush in your bag and sneak off to the bathroom to freshen yourself up. There’s no such thing as being too prepared!

Keep it Up: Confidence

Comfy shoes and fresh breath aside, there’s one important thing to remember to bring with you on your big date: confidence! Take a deep breath and remember that tonight is about having fun - and more importantly, being yourself. 

 

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