Recreating Our First Date – What I Wore

For the last few weeks Mr Chic and I have taken quite a few trips down memory lane. I can’t recall whether I’ve ever mentioned this – we met via an online dating website nine years ago. What followed was four mental years of toing and froing between Yorkshire and Wales. I have to admit that it was Mr Chic who did most of the travelling (it was much easier for him to get to me as I can’t drive), which meant we spent a lot of our courting days in and around Swansea.

As we are now back in the land of song, we’ve been visiting a few of our old haunts. We did think about recreating our first date, but we didn’t really fancy a picnic in the middle of October 😳 However, we did end our first date at Andrew’s hotel (for dinner people, for dinner!), so we thought it might be fun to drop into Norton House for a spot of lunch.

I also thought it might be interesting to wear something similar to what I wore nine years ago. Although my wardrobe consisted of mind-bendlingly boring clothes back then, I did push my own comfort zone and bought myself a whole new (and not so dull) outfit for the occasion.

I went for a longline jumper and over-cardigan in shades of soft, Autumn greens and biscuit coloured trousers tucked into black boots. Thinking back, it wasn’t the most adventurous of looks but I liked it.

For the 2016 recreation, I went for a softer look with tones of cream and peach. My black boots are still in storage, so I went for brown – which I think look better anyway. What do you think?

Recreating our first date, a similar outfit to the one I wore | Fashion and style over 50 | The Barefaced ChicRecreating the outfit I wore for my first date with my husband | Life and style of a 50 plus woman | The Barefaced ChicTone of soft peach, cream and moss green for a first date outfit | 50 plus style and fashion | The Barefaced ChicRecreating our first date, this is a similar outfit to the one I wore, cream fitted jeans, cream sparkle jumper, soft peach scarf, moss green longline cardigan, soft peach handbag | 50 plus lifestyle | The Barefaced Chic
Jeans – M & S / Bag – Bought in a small boutique in Yorkshire (label says LYDC) / Boots – Heavenly Feet / Bracelet – c/o Lizzy O / Jumper – George / Scarf – Bought at a vintage fair

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Norton House has certainly changed, and is undergoing a massive refit. We were pleased to find that the restaurant still looked almost the same (although it’s about to get a facelift), and the menu was interesting and tasty.

Welsh rarebit with relish | Food and drink, lifestyle | The Barefaced ChicFishcake starter with spicy sauce | 50 plus lifestyle | The Barefaced ChicSoft and creamy seafood risotto | 50 plus lifestyle | The Barefaced ChicLiver and onions in a rich gravy with roasted beetroot | Lifestyle | The Barefaced Chic
We ate, we talked, we laughed and we may have bored the waitress rigid with our stories. We can’t go back in time (and I certainly wouldn’t want to), but it did my heart good to take a wander in the past and revisit those two, lonely souls who found love on the shores of Swansea.



  1. Elisa
    October 24, 2016 / 4:52 pm

    Beautiful outfit and love story! Thank you for sharing.

  2. October 31, 2016 / 10:08 pm

    What a nice idea, recreating that first date outfit, which looks love, BTW. Sounds like a you had a nice break too.

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