This weekend I had another date – this time, to a minor league baseball game. Several thoughts on this: first of all, a baseball game is probably my perfect date. Second of all, the weather on Saturday was custom-made for an evening at the ball park. Third of all – what in the world was I supposed to wear?
I know what to wear on a first date. I know what to wear to a baseball game. I just wasn’t really sure what to wear on a first date to a baseball game. How do you balance looking your cutest with coming across as cool and casual and like you didn’t try too hard?
Fortunately, I have a brother who is probably more skilled at fashion than I am – you may remember Silas from Menswear Mondays of yore. I called him up and he talked me down from the ledge, and actually suggested I wear some Keds; I, of course, took his advice.
Thank you, Taylor Swift, for bringing back this childhood classic. A note about my shoes – this is one example of where skimping on price can kinda bite you. I think paying $40 or more for Keds – which we used to buy at K-Mart – is a little silly. So, I got this pair at H&M for $12. And I love the color. But, the quality is lacking a little, as you can see by the way they dent in at my toes. They’re the right size – just not sturdy enough to hold their shape. Oh well. I doubt my date noticed my dented toes.
Cuffed jeans are all the rage, so I paired them with my kicks for a casual look that would also be warm after the sun set, and then added a light-weight cardi and scarf that kept everything very feminine (because lavender jeans weren’t feminine enough for me, I guess).
So, how do you think I did? Trying too hard, not trying hard enough, just right? What would you wear to a baseball game first date? Have you jumped on the Keds train again? Let me hear from you!