*This post has been sponsored by Plenty of Fish. All opinions & thoughts are my own.*

Today’s post is going to be so much fun y’all. I wanted to share somewhat of a different post and let you know about Plenty of Fish (POF). For me, online dating was always daunting. But in the back of my mind, there was always the thought of my friends who had success with POF and that was exciting to me. Dating in today’s world is completely different than years ago with our parents ;) If you’re like me, you have your phone in your hand 24/7. That’s why dating via an app makes so much sense! When you’re sitting down for your lunch break or even getting ready for bed, just jump on the app to see what POF has to offer!

So you may be wondering why POF? The app is SO simple to use, as you can see below (If you’re wondering how to get started, POF has you covered with their blog to help you with all things online dating – visit the blog here!). Additionally, more conversations happen on POF than any other dating app. I think a dating app is a great place to get the conversation going. It really helps to break the ice in case you find yourself meeting up with someone you’ve been talking to, and you already have a good foundation.

Once you sign up and start chatting with someone, the icons give you several options like “will respond”, so you can go back and catch up with someone. It’s not jumbled and hard to find what you are looking for. If you find someone you want to talk to, just shoot them a message. Download the app & get started today!

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The challenge: Break the ice!

Did you know that bad grammar is a major turnoff? We can all probably relate to the idea that seeing bad grammar on social media is a total deal breaker! I cannot stand seeing someone use “your” instead of “you’re”. Anyone else like me? And remember, starting the conversation on the app should be just what you need to break the ice and have great conversation in person. Because you will have already covered the initial bases, it will much easier to relax and enjoy the date.

Today I wanted to share a few more ways to break the ice. I wanted to put my own twist on this post, so I’m sharing outfit ideas for these dates as well. Let’s get started!

Date Idea #1: Outdoor Movie

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Outfit details: Tank // Cardigan // Crops // Birkenstocks

With summer just around the corner, get outside! Outdoor movies are such a fun way to experience the warmer temperatures and longer days.

TIP: Get there early. I think it would be fun to get together and talk about your favorite movies. Are you a scary movie person? I’m of course a chick-flick person, but that doesn’t mean that I’m not into other movies as well. Also ask the person about favorite actors!

Date Idea #2: Baseball Game

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Outfit details: Striped tee // Denim // Hat // Tennies

This type of date is a great way to get over the first date nerves. Silence is probably a little nerve-racking on the first date. At a baseball game, silence will be limited and can help take the edge off!

TIP: Get to know each other’s favorite teams beforehand. I’m a diehard fan of several sports teams, and I can definitely handle my own when talking about sports.

Date Idea #3: Coffee or Brunch

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Outfit details: Dress // Denim jacket // Wedges, old (similar) // Earrings

This date is a great time to meet somewhere comfortable. Coffee shops are great locations to be able to have good conversations. First dates can be STRESSFUL, but take the opportunity to get to know each other.

TIP: Branch out! This would be a fun time to try a new coffee or get a couple of different kinds to try together.

Let me know your ideas about first conversation and date ice breakers in the comments below! Thanks for reading.

XO,

Rebekah

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Happy Wednesday! I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s post where I gave ideas for date night outfits. Summer is a great time to get outside and explore. Last weekend when I was in Kansas City, I wanted to find a photographer to shoot some photos with. Shanley Cox was recommended to me, and I decided to set up a 2 hour session with her. She was immediately friendly and super sweet! Here are the places where we decided to take blog photos in Kansas City.

*I will link all outfit details at the bottom of the post*

Monarch Coffee: 3550 Broadway Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64111

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Crossroads/KC Loves Mural: 1720 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64108

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City Market: 20 E 5th St #201, Kansas City, MO 64106

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Outfit details:

Monarch Coffee: Blouse, sold out (similar) // White Jeans (the BEST!) // Clutch, old (similar) // Pearl Flats ($23!)

Crossroads: Kimono // Tank // White Jeans // Clutch // Sunnies // Espadrilles // Necklace

City Market: Dress // Cardigan // Sandals

Nail polish is here! For naturally curly hair, I use mousse & hairspray! For more details on my naturally curly hair routine, see this post.

If you like this type of post, be sure to check out the most instagrammable places in Los Angeles from last week! Let me know if you have any questions about KC or LA. Thanks for stopping by!

XO,

Rebekah

(photos by Shanley Cox Creative)

 

Hope you enjoyed my recap of my three days in California. If you didn’t get a chance, you can read day 1, day 2, and day 3. As I had mentioned, I really wanted to capture some photos of LA while I was there. I had researched both places to shoot and photographers. Kara Beth Nixon was highly recommended, so I reached out to her and set up a photo shoot. I had a pretty good list of places to shoot, so today I wanted to share those photos with you, as well as outfit details. Let’s get started with the most instagrammable places in Los Angeles!

*I will link all outfit details at the bottom*

Paul Smith Pink Wall: 8221 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Beverly Hills Hotel: 9641 Sunset Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Montage Beverly Hills: 225 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills: 324 N Rodeo Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Wing Wall: St. Regis Wine & Liquor, 8401 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048

Made in LA wall: Cisco Home, 8025 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art): 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Outfit details:

Pink Wall: Tank // Cardigan // Crops // Birkenstocks

Wing Wall/Rodeo Drive: Blue Dress ($34!) // Cardigan // Gingham Flats // Taupe Clutch, sold out (similar)

Montage/Beverly Hills Hotel: Kimono, old (similar) // Crops // Birkenstocks // White Clutch // Sunglasses, sold out (similar $14) // Earrings, old (similar)

Made in LA Wall/LACMA: Striped dress, sold out (similar + similar) // Denim jacket // Tennis shoes // Earrings // Sunglasses, sold out (similar $14!)

Nail polish is here!

PHEW! I know that was a super long post with a lot of information. If you need me to help you with an order to shoot in or have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out on Twitter or email!

If you’re headed to LA, be sure to let me know! It’s definitely and adventure. Be sure to pin the photo below on Pinterest! Thanks for reading!

XO,

Rebekah

(photos by Kara Beth Nixon Photography)