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Chillin’ at the Creamery~Do Simple Dates Equal More Fun?

Lunch, bruch, cockails and coffee dates are KEY to see if those initial conversations have the potential to lead down the road to ‘relationship central’ or take a sharp left to the land of ‘friends zone.’ SF has endless neighborhoods of yummy restaurants and cute cafes so while my friends and I were enjoying the super warm weather last Sunday, I snapped a few pics of my sister on a “fake date” with my brother’s friend, Morgan. Sounds complicated already? I assure you no feelings were harmed in the making of this post and both parties claim they only ‘like’ each other as friends. 

I’d like to introduce you to Morgan and my sister, Jody, (who you’ve seen often on my blog). The two are wearing some some casual spring fashion trends on a fake date at the Creamery in San Francisco. I have a few tips during the early stages of dating and please feel free to share your’s….

Simple dates equal less pressure. There doesn’t have to be a stuffy over-priced dinner, there’s more of an opportunity to be yourself and a more respectable chance to bail if the date is really THAT bad.
Body Language: She’s leaning back and clutching her little iPad purse meaning she’s not into close talkers. And he gets that, so he’s giving her space. +1 Morgan
Why So Serious? Girls always say they like a guy with a great sense of humor and…it’s true. +1 Morgan

Sunshine, Crepes & Mimosas ~The Creamery is a Hot Spot! It was recently featured on the popular tech blog Uncrunched as “the place” to meet up now that so many companies like Twitter & Zynga are based in SF. 
Spring ’12 Must Have Accessories: I’m a big fan of playful white watches and anything in mint like these earrings from F21. Ladylike hats are also stylish on sunny days~ H&M.
I’m excited to announce I’m partnering with Report Footwear ~These “Farrah” sandals are from their NEW spring line.
Casual Spring Date Apparel: For her~ I wanted her comfy, but still cute so I opted for a girly white lace skirt and denim top with the Report sandals. For him~ Dark denim (Levis 501) is easy with a plaid or plain collared shirt (H&M) (please leave shirt untucked with jeans). Stick with neutral shoes (Sperry TopSiders) and opt for a watch (Fossil) and shades as accessories.


It was a busy day at the Creamery as my sister and I met up with my friend and fellow Bay Area blogger, Sara, of Aqui on her shoot for the City Supply Co. and their new “March Madness” tee’s here.

Watch~Michael Kors, Bracelets & ring~F21, skit~(old) Crossroads Trading Co., day clutch ~Rodebjer
nail polish~OPI “Italian Love Affair”

Special thanks to Jody and Morgan for creating some pretty authentic looking fake chemistry. 😉
What is your favorite kind of simple date? Are you okay with a frappuccino on the patio or do you prefer filet mignon and fine wine? 🙂
Have a great weekend!
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  1. Definitely prefer casual dates! They’re always so much more fun, relaxing, and you usually don’t feel the pressure to put on a facade for the other if you’re in a less stuffy atmosphere.
    Cute idea for this post 🙂 I’d like them as a couple! Haha, they’d be cute.
    Great style and photos


  2. Rhe Beep says:

    I agree! Casual dates and the best and super low pressure. Your sister is beautiful and I need her sandals!


  3. I’m a big fan of casual dating. I rather not have much pressure be on the guy’s side. it’s kind of rude for a girl to want a super pricy dinner. Also they would be such a cute couple!

  4. Inna xoxo says:

    LOVE this look Dale!! Can you please style my everyday?! i mean seriously.
    And Jody & Morgan did a fab job at the “fake” chemistry! I would have never known! They look cute together! Hope your doing great honey! 🙂
    xoxo Inna

  5. Petite and Hungry says:

    love the outfit!! looks like a cute ‘date’


  6. Leeann @ Join the Gossip says:

    OK they make a handsome couple, even if it is fake 🙂

    I am totally casual. I prefer laid back to fancy for sure.

  7. nice post! thanks for sharing!


  8. CottonCandyINK says:

    super cute outfit and great photos

  9. Definitely agree that simple dates are more fun! Gotta see if the conversation is good before you go any further! I love the outfit! The hat and the shoes are super cute! Very spring-ish! 🙂 Haven’t been to the Creamery yet but def wanna check it out. Great post, Dale!! It was such a beautiful weekend and past few days.


  10. The Creamery looks delish – noted for next week

  11. I’m all for frappuccino kinda’ dates-so much more fun!

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  13. Simera H says:

    Great blog hun and pictures. Now following
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  14. Jessille says:

    hello reallynice posts.love ur blog
    wanna fllw each other?i will be happy fllwdby a cool personlike u:)

  15. Honey from VeryHoney.com says:

    wow i am so loving this look! makes me wanna rush the summer!

  16. Hahaha Such a fun post!!! I love the fake couple! I’ve been with my boyfriend for 5years so I’m glad I don’t have to think about dating tips because it’s quite stressful. We love to go walk around a park or find a great bakery to have tea and cake for a Sunday outing.

    Love from South Africa


    • Thanks for your nice words from South Africa, and you’re definitely lucky you don’t have to deal with dating anymore, congrats to you and your bf 🙂

  17. Christianna says:

    This shoot is darling! I love that it’s a “fake date”. The outfits are cute and the tips are cuter!

  18. Oh I love this post and the whole storyline Dale! What a fantasticly fun idea! Jody looks amazingly cute in that outfit and those shoes are awesome, I only wish I had her legs! lol, Happy INternational Women’s Day btw 🙂 Xo


  19. for guys, it’s all about the foooooooood!!! 😉

  20. Fab photos! Question is, did they actually get on????
    Have a lovely weekend xoxo

  21. Irene Buffa says:

    greeeeeeeeeeat bloog:D
    u look great!
    wanna follow each other pretty girl?



  22. you look amazing – but then I’m already getting used to it! 😉

    lovely outfit gorgeous!

    Thanks a lot for your feedback.
    have a nice weekend and I’ll be back for sure

  23. Vonae Deyshawn says:

    This post is so so true and your sister’s outfit is adorable. My husband and I do simple dates like ice cream all the time. It’s so much better than the stuffy formal ones. I love the shoes. That’s so great for you!

    Vonae Deyshawn

  24. Wonder Woman says:

    I’m definitely a huge fan of simple dates 🙂


  25. Mad For Fashion...For Less says:

    Love the look and great post!

  26. Starting out casual is the way to go and this setting is perfect. Great day and The Creamery looks like the perfect spot. Love the clutch, the bangles, the hat – great outfit!


  27. Dressy Celeb says:

    You look wonderful! I love your outfit! 🙂

    Dressy Celeb

  28. MosaMuse says:

    cute pix


  29. these came out great! See, who needs a professional photographer! I love the concept of this post. Its funny because I was there for the shoot and didn’t realize you were going to add these great tips! Can’t wait for our blogger meet up 🙂

    • Thanks Sara! I didn’t realize I was gonna add those tips either til I saw them in the photos and thought it would work out. hehe 🙂 Can’t wait for our next meet up

  30. I LOVE this outfit! It looks so cute and feminine, and the fedora, shoes, and accessories perfectly complete the look 🙂

    xoxo Olga

  31. ChaosButterfly says:

    I love casual dates…formal ones feel like…job interviews, idk. I don’t like them, and then I get all stiff and uncomfortable, and then there’s no second date, which is okay sometimes but not okay when I actually like the guy lol.

    And your sister looks so beautiful! I’m jealous of her legs.

  32. Beautiful posts and very nice blog! Congrats on your work!
    Perhaps you’d like to follow each other?:)
    Fashionhypnotised girl

  33. Jennifer says:

    My first date with my husband was lunch under a palm tree – casual and a great way to get to know each other a little better.

  34. Jhomaira Agüero says:

    what a nice post! i like how she is dressed!


  35. Shawna Hynes says:

    Super cute post! I’m definitely a fan of simple dates; something like this being the perfect example 🙂 Love what your sister is wearing as well – the shoes & hat are particularly fabulous 🙂

    <3 Shawna

  36. Rachel Emma (Daydream Frenzy) says:

    My favorite simple dates are going somewhere for an appetizer instead of a full meal! Or maybe ice cream!
    I love the denim in your outfit, perfect for spring!



  37. Dale – you always have the best posts! Great photography, beautiful styling, and fantastic/informative tips! I love this (your sister looks hot!!)
    XO – Marion
    PS – Those report footwear shoes are gorgeous! Will definitely look into them for spring/summer!

  38. Lovely photos – I really like her lace skirt 🙂


  39. Those earrings are the bomb! The color is on point!

  40. my mini bag says:

    Love the outfit. Love that flower ring.


  41. The Girl With a Feather says:

    Aw this is such a cute post, I love it! 🙂

  42. I just discovered your blog! and I must say that I really like!
    I love your style, compliment is very special and inspirational! if you go look at my blog there is also a Jeffrey Campbell Giveaway :


  43. Rule №1: Never ever wear heels on first date! There’s nothing more awkward than being taller than your date.

  44. Miss Iffa says:

    I recently stumbled across your blog and I LOVE it! I love the layout to the content and everything in between! I am your newest, most avid follower.

    Love from, THE EASTERN PEARL

  45. Style-Delights says:

    Wow, such interesting post idea!! It shows this is written by a fashion blogger who knows how to ‘write’! LOL..Your sister looks pretty and so comfortable on her first (fake) date! I love Morgan’s all American shirt and blue jeans look! My first date rule (although no longer in practice as I am happily married for 9 years!!) is never to put anything you need special attention to – any straps that need to be put back in place again and again, any shoes that need band-aid on pinkie toe after walking 2 blocks in or dark lipstick that leaves stain on glass/teeth!
    I just stumbled upon your blog and loved it! I am following you on GFC and would appreciate if you check out my blog and may be follow back too! I am journalist turned fashion blogger too!;-)
    Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    Style-Delights Blog
    Let’s Twitter Together
    Friend and Fan on Facebook

    • Thank you Jyoti. I appreciate the compliments and feedback. Congrats on your 9 years of marriage and that is a very good point to not wear anything that needs too much paying attention to. I’ve done this and almost fallen in bad heels or needed a taxi after 2 blocks and looked totally high maintenance.

  46. pinkmate says:

    great photos dear! I love them!



  47. Bad Joan says:
  48. Ruth Arthasya says:

    Great pictures, love them<3
    Btw, you have a great blog<3

    Following you:)
    It would be so nice, if you follow me back:)

    Have a sparkling day!

  49. wow you have an amazing blog!! 🙂 really enjoyed flipping through it!
    definitely following you now & would be more than happy if you took a look at my blog and tell me what you think!
    maybe you can become a follower of my blog too!? 🙂
    it would mean a lot to me!
    xxx love,


  50. Christine says:

    really nice blog dear


    xx 🙂

  51. Ayantika says:

    Thank you for your sweet comments dear :)…can we follow each other ? 🙂

  52. Arika Yasmine says:

    My favorite kind of simple date is going around the city the loved one.
    I prefer frappuccino on the patio.
    You are so creative and really willing to set up like a movie story for this blog post!
    Really creative of you, until faking the dating from your sister…
    And also showing the pictures of behind the scenes…
    I was amazed by your idea, wow! way to go girl!

    Follow my blog at

  53. Sootjeelina says:

    I love your blouse and hat!

    xoxo Sootjeelina <3

  54. Very cute “date” – i am awed this guy agreed to the pictures. None of my friends would have agreed to it.

  55. thanks for the follow and the comment! i’m following back now 🙂 !
    Your outfit in this post is TO DIE FOR! I seriously want to print it out and hang it up for inspiration!

  56. girl in heels says:

    I’m in love with Your sister’s legs!!! So perfect! 🙂

  57. I love your outfit and I envy your loooong~ long legs!! 😀


  58. Dżastalandia says:

    You look so cute :)) Great pics!

  59. the creamery looks and sounds like an amazing place. the report shoes look cute and comfortable. i am totally ok with coffee dates…actually prefer them 🙂


  60. She look gorgeous,thx for stopping by my blog,am following back:)

  61. such a cute post! I love this… =)

  62. Carmen Hummer says:

    Very cool, I’m following you.




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