A month ago, me and my boyfriend decided to have an online date night for our anniversary. We haven’t been able to see each other for eight months now because of Covid, but we weren’t going to let our special day get missed. So we did everything we could to celebrate without actually seeing each other. Strange, but it’s the 2020 way!
I forgot how good dressing nice made me feel. I have been wearing hoodies and jogging bottoms for months now, just because it’s comfy and easy. I haven’t needed to look nice because I haven’t been going anywhere. I have been Zooming my boyfriend every night, but he always says I look beautiful even when I think I look a mess. I have just got into the habbit of not making an effort with how I look. I was never one of those people who couldn’t leave the house without their face on, but when it mattered, I did make an effort. I have never been any good with hair and makeup, but i gave jt a go.
When we had the date night I quite enjoyed the routine of getting ready. I did it just before I had my dinner, so it was a bit like getting dressed up nice to go out for dinner. I put on clothes that made me feel good, a bit of makeup, did my hair, put on some jewellery and even some perfume. I wouldn’t really need the perfume for Zoom, but again it made me feel good. Then after dinner I was ready for my Zoom date with my lovely boyfriend. He had also made an effort and dressed like he would if we were really going out on a date. As if we were going to that place called the outside world, where nobody goes any more. I felt more attractive and confident. Instead of beautiful, which always means a lot to me, he said I looked really beautiful, stunning and gorgeous. I doubt I will ever see myself as any of those things, but it felt really good knowing that I had made an effort and that he made me feel even better about myself.
We both really enjoyed doing the date night, it felt more special, romantic and normal. So we have decided to make it a regular thing. Have you ever heard of the saying “All dressed up and nowhere to go?” Well who cares if there’s nowhere to go? Do it anyway! You don’t have to do it every day. Some days you can just laze around in your zebra pyjamas. But if you have work to do,, dress like you would if you were going into the office. You might get more work done that way. If you’re doing a video call, dress like you would if you were actually meeting in person, no cheating with the bottom half, it’s not the same. 😀
We’re not going out anywhere fun any time soon, so don’t let your wardrobe go to waste.
xx ❤ xx
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I’m totally with you!
I have a couple of Zoomcalls a day these days and most of my colleagues varely bother to switch out of pajamas. I try to keep applying at least some effort to regain a sense of normalcy.
I love the concept of virtual datenight too. The red looks really great!
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Thank you so much for reading my blog and your lovely comment! 🙂 I’m really glad that doing this helps you too and I hope that you are managing to stay well. 🙂 xx
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