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There is no doubt that going on a first date can be an anxiety inducing experience, particularly if it’s been a while since you’ve done it. Add to that the anticipation of possibly meeting someone you might actually like and every detail requires careful thought and consideration.

You want to mentally take notes about the topics to discuss, and those to avoid,(ie. your ex) and pre-plan what to order on the menu, so you’re not slurping, sucking, licking or mopping your food. Of course, the top of the first date preparedness list is finding the right outfit. Body conscious is de rigueur ( you want him to have a hint of what lies beyond), but not so too tight (don’t want to give the whole enchilada away) nor anything so loose that there’s not a hint of femininity.

You want something that is attractive and comfortable, that way you can relax, and let your personality be the reason he asks you out for a second date.

Below, is the perfect no-fail first date dressing solution all created with clothing that has been specifically designed for fashion-forward comfort.

READ EVERY DETAIL BECAUSE WE’RE GIVING AWAY A FREE PAIR OF ISABELLE GRACE EARRINGS!

The Shoes

IMG_2507I don’t know about you, but often when I’m putting an outfit together I start from the bottom up. A statement pair of shoes can really make you a stand out date. Of course, there are a load of fab stiletto’s that kill your feet (most actually). So what happens if the date’s going so well he’s not ready to leave you just yet. He wants to take a walk. No worries. I have discovered Sofia Z’s. These snappy shoes, out of Brazil, have been designed for comfort by Usha Patel, a business woman and architect by trade. She’s so smart, she designed a unique lightweight cushioned insole padding that cradles your foot. You can wear these puppies for up to 12 hours without any discomfort…Usha wore the prototype for her 5k run and finished in under 30 minutes. Mighty impressive. And now you can try to run a mile in Usha’s shoes. She is giving all single-mom-expert.com readers a fantastic discount. Click the link and use promo code SPRING40off to get 40% off any Spring 2015 style!!

The Shirt and Jeans

205For most men there is nothing sexier, on a woman, than a simple soft white t-shirt and the ubiquitous pair of jeans. My favorite find is Love Premium Denim. This high-fashion denim brand will flatten your tummy and lift your booty. It’s made with 360 degree stretch so they truly fit and never sag.   Plus three out of 4 styles are named after a breast cancer survivor and a portion of each pair sold is donated to the CURE Foundation. Doesn’t get better than that…they give and give back. Love premium Jeans are available for purchase though lovepremiumdenim.com. As for the T, I love love love a Rebecca Beeson V. It’s just the right amount of plunge, soft and body snug.

The Accessories:

A great pair of Earrings

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Completing a look includes your accessories, and a pair of earrings really makes a statement about you and your femininity. I prefer delicate, to the big and chunky, and I found the Isabelle Grace line to be a perfect compliment. Claudia, the designer of IGj is also a mom btw. So many of her pieces are fashioned specifically for moms. The drop style earrings featured here have Swarovski crystals and a retro-cool antique finish.

If you’d like to start your first date dressing off right~right now you can win these earrings. Don’t want to wait to see if you win? Purchase a pair now with the promo code singlemom for a 20% discount.

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And a Scarf

The final accessory to pull the whole look together is a carefully chosen scarf can add just the right pop of color. The NY based luxury scarf brand, ShawLux, has teamed up with artist Annika Connor to create a new line of scarves. They’ve digitally printed 9 of her paintings onto cashmere/silk, fusing fine art withpeacock+coil fashion. You can see the collection and shop online here.