Day 9: I Have Limited Amounts of Time for Date Night

When people talk about women in the workforce, conversations often focus on glass ceilings, discrimination and women’s rights.  Well, I think we may have missed something…

Working 40+ hours a week not only keeps me up worrying about my career path, but it has an impact on my available time and *most importantly* my beauty sleep for date night.  Whether I’m working on a tight deadline or I need to attend a client happy hour, my work often extends far beyond a normal 9-5 position and into hours that I could be spending QT with my main squeeze.  Or, even more importantly, my friends’ work often bumps into the time that they could be out meeting eligible suitors.  (Hello.  Watching Bachelor on DVR at odd hours of the night after we’ve excelled at work, cooked, done the dishes and found time to walk the dog will *sadly* only get us so far, ladies.)

I don’t need to remind you how men have it easy.  They can get home by 7, shower, stuff a burger down the throat and be at the neighborhood watering hole with some cold suds by 7:45.

So, what should we do?   How do we find (yet again) ways to juggle our professional and personal lives and look *hot* while doing it?!  I won’t pretend to have solved world hunger, but I do have one idea: let’s get creative. May I introduce you to the “workingITdate” outfit…

It’s nothing crazy or mind-blowing, but I wore this outfit the other night to both a work happy hour and date night dinner and I felt *gasp* sexy during both activities.  (For even more fun, remove sweater during dinner.)

And, while we’re at it, may I suggest not only getting creative with our date night outfits, but with the date night activities.  Ice cream after a long hard day?  A glass of wine at happy hour?  A long run during sunset?  Even a lunch outing, perhaps?

We may have to fight the glass ceiling in the corporate world, but may we rock the top of the dating ladder tall and proud – and stilettos in hand.

*Entire outfit except for bag: Banana Republic (slight obsession?)
*Bag: TJ Maxx
 
**This post was inspired by a writing opportunity for LuckyMag.com
 
***For the month of October, I’m participating in a 31 Days series with numerous other writers.  To read my entire series, please view this page.
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13 thoughts on “Day 9: I Have Limited Amounts of Time for Date Night

  1. Amen sister! Often times, even with the best intentions to go out and meet up with friends or a date, I end up canceling and going home exhausted, I like your idea about the “versatile” work/hh/date outfit.

  2. Hey Girl! Long time no see! I just found your blog- I love it, you are such a great writer. I can definitely relate to the “trying to buy clothes both work and weekend appropriate”. It looks like everything is going well! Now I am definitely going to be reading more (aka distracting myself at work).

    • so glad to reconnect! im grateful that as we get older, it’s more normal to wear a more sophisticated date look that allows for an easier transition from work to nightlife. i love your blog… it will go far! :)

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