WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND YOUR FINE ASS SELF. my guy can sit his ass at home while i go out, to dinner or to cocktails with my fave gal pals because – let’s be honest – we see our partners eNOUGH as it is and i really would love to spend some more quality time with my girlfriends, preferably ending the night with a slurry speech along the lines of “IJUSTLUVYOULIKESOMUCHHHHH” and then falling. can we say ADIOS sober January or what?
no really, i get that sometimes someone needs a date night out with their man, especially if you have kids or have gotten into a funk of some sort. i just feel like…and i’m sorry guys…but its so CLICHE to do it on Valentines Day!!! and if you need a night with your man, I’m sure you DEFINITELY need a night with your girls.
so here you go with 3 different ideas, scenarios and outfits for you to CELEBRATE and then take your man out next week because everyone needs a gal pal laugh fest infused with too much wine and a little bit of gossip. get yourself some, lady.
SCENARIO 1: JUST ONE DRINK GUYS, IT’S WEDNESDAY AND I HAVE A 5AM WORKOUT
we all have been there or know the gal who works toooo hard. WELL KNOCK IT OFF, FRIEND and go have an Old Fashioned or a tequila+soda or a Riesling for all i care (please don’t have a Riesling) and kick your stiletto heels up for a second to laugh with your friends and share stories to remind yourself you’re a real person. give YO’SELF some of that self love and big hugs to your friends who miss you.
and fine, maybe one drink will turn into that typical “5 drinks later” kind of night where your snapchat needs to be FULLY deleted in the morning, but whatever. skip the gym for once, you deserve a fun night out. plus there might be a cute guy out – get his number, get your flirt on, have some fun!
SCENARIO 2: THE KIND OF GIRL’S DINNER WHERE YOU ORDER 2 OF WHATEVER THE F***YOU WANT
you know the dinners. truffle fries? 2 please. oysters? make it 24. white or red? why not both! brussel sprouts? pancetta mac n cheese? tuna tartare? CHECK. CHECK. CHECK. the reservations for 6:30 but you’re crazy to believe you’ll be outta there by 11pm. you need the full scoop on your friends crazy dating life, your friend needs to vent about her insane boss, you need to over analyze your exes new girlfriend on social media together (that’s what friends are for right?) and laugh about all the fun you’ve had together as friends.
who says you have to look cute for a guy?! put on your flirty skirt, your pretty in pink sweater, and doll yourself up for your lady friends because isn’t date night just an excuse to wear a cute outfit anyway?….plus then you can post an outfit pic together on Instagram and get a flirtatious text from that guy you’re talking to that he hopes you’re having a great night and you think “i totally am!” and you realize you have the best of both worlds.
SCENARIO 3: TWO SHOTS OF JAMESON AND LET’S TURN UP THE SELENA GOMEZ
…whatever, pick your poison, i’m a j-mo girl myself. WE ALL NEED A RANDOM WEDNESDAY YOU KNOW. okay maybe you save it for Saturday, but why not have a Galentines Day celebration by shakin your patootie on a dancefloor somewhere, holdin hands w your bestie, shouting absurdly loud to Chainsmokers like the basic ass betch you are, and having a night where you really just don’t give an eff about anything, but laughing to good music with your friends.
couple things here:
1 please remember to drink water in between each of those shots (i’m talkin to you, self).
2 TURN. OFF. YOUR. CELL. exes stay in the past, not your inbox.
3 punch anyone in the face says Selena Gomez doesn’t make a top notch hit cause you know you love her too
THOSE ARE THE ONLY RULES. also, these aren’t normally the nights you want to meet a guy, lets be honest. i don’t know about you but when i’m out with my friends, i am NOT to be bothered by some guy who wants to interrupt my PRECIOUS girl time by trying to ease in and chat. ALSO 3 shots deep isn’t necessarily the best decision making state of mind SO let’s stay in the dance circle or by the bar with your gal pals ordering another round w credit card roulette.
MY POINT IS, my friends, that if you want a special night with yo’ boo, save it. i just can’t with the cliché valentines days anymore. go see your girlfriends, which we all need just as much in life and maybe kick out the trifecta: go after work for “just one drink” then enjoy hours of dinner and laughing which HAPPENS to end up being a many-shots kind of night out dancing. ALL IN ONE. YOU CAN DO IT.
just don’t blame your hangover Thursday on me, i’ll probably be ordering in Chinese food watching movies with my besties anyway, in which case, just wear this.
xx love you mean it