The other night, we were coming home from a date night and it was POURING RAIN! We were in the car & somehow we were lucky to find a parking space on our block. Danny was as cute as could be and got his HUGE umbrella from the back seat, which he had brought for the two of us. (Note to guys: invest in one of those *massive*, golfer-type umbrellas! Girls will love you for it!!!) He came around to my door and held it up as I got out of the car. As I walked with him down the block to our apartment, I said to him, “It’s so nice being a woman sometimes. :)” And he said, without hesitation, “It’s so nice being a man.” 🙂 🙂
Even though we are all so unique & some couples don’t fall into traditional categories, it seems that deep down most women love a man who will treat them like a woman….even if it’s from time to time. And deep down, most men like a woman who will show a little femininity…even if it’s from time to time. 🙂 For me, this is something I have embraced more fully as I’ve gotten older. I grew up in humble circumstances and always worked very hard to fund & accomplish my goals & dreams – ones that have taken me all over the world & provided me with self-reliance in New York City for 12 years. So technically, I haven’t needed a man to take care of me. But…I still LOOOVE knowing that my dear husband WANTS to take care of me and relishes in it. So I just embrace that & enjoy it. I thank him often for taking good care of me. And he thanks me often for letting him. For us, it’s a great exchange of vulnerability and love.
I know this idea of relishing in our femininity or masculinity is a little old fashioned. (And I know that people are at varying degrees on that spectrum.) But what do you guys think? Do you think it’s nice to celebrate whatever level of masculinity or femininity you have & appreciate your spouse for his/hers, too?
On date nights, I try to dress a little more feminine, if I can pull it off. Here are a few ideas for some spring date nights…in some lovely pastel & spring colors, and a bit of lace…..
Lavendar/Blue Petal Sleeve Top in Light Whisper by BCBG. $68.
Birdy Ruffle Top in Seafoam Green by Collective Concepts. $58.
Peter Pan Collar 3/4 Sleeve Blouse in Coral by Monteau. $52.
Leaf Lace Top by BCBGeneration. $78.
Red Engine Jeans – Scorcher Super Skinny. $168.
Aqua Blue Jeans – Level 99. Skinny Straight Leg. $106.
All Bracelets $18, All Necklaces $28, Spring Scarves $20.
**All Available at Goldy + Mac, a little boutique in my neighborhood in Brooklyn (or by phone: 718-832-4868).