I've been happily married to an amazing man for 5 years. About 6 months ago I came into contact with an ex-boyfriend, and we've started up a friendship again through emails and phone calls (don't worry...the hubby is aware). It turns out that he will be passing through my town this month and we've decided to meet for a friendly lunch. There is only one problem; I don't know what to wear!
I don't want to look like I'm trying too hard to impress him, because the only person I need to impress is my husband (by the way, the ex is also married with a brand new baby), but at the same time, I haven't seen him for 7 years, so I want to look my best. Doesn't every girl want to knock the socks off their exes the first time they see them? (i.e. Carrie seeing Big for the first time after the break up in Sex and the City). So help me, Dear...what do I wear? --Fashion Challenged Carley
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Dear Fashion Challenged Carley--
Wow, seven years is a long time, so I completely understand why you want to dress to impress. Seeing the ex for the first time can be extremely nerve wracking, but it's always fun to take a trip down memory lane. While looking your best is important, try not to follow in Miss Bradshaw's footsteps and get too overwhelmed. I must say, your husband sounds pretty amazing to be on board with this new kindled friendship, you're a lucky woman!
You're right, you don't want to look like you're trying too hard so stay away from anything too low cut or short, remember, and you are spoken for! Depending on where you lunch, I suggest a wrap dress with a simple pair of pumps or a fitted pair of jeans with a tailored, yet fun blouse. If you opt for the casual look, make sure to accessorize with a fabulous necklace or a show stopping pair of earrings. Don't go overboard on the make up, less is always more.
While it may feel like choosing the perfect outfit is what's most important, don't forget your confidence, it's the best accessory out there. Have fun with your old buddy and good luck!