“Give a man a flattering image of himself, and chances are, he’ll live up to it.” Arlene Dahl, Always Ask a Man
Ian has been wonderfully patient through this whole process. He’s let me go on dates with other men, helped me wrangle out of my Spanx, complimented all of my haircuts (even the ugly ones) and STILL asked me to marry him. But while I’m still seeing the influences of this project on my life, I didn’t realize that it would influence his as well.
Ian has always dressed nicely–funky printed tee-shirts, soft sweaters, button-downs. But lately, he’s upped his game by adding a hat to his winter ensemble. Not a beanie or a polar-fleece cap, but a real damn HAT. It adds a nice level of sophistication to his outfit without making him look like a twit. He’s started rocking his vests too, which I’ve always adored him in. Because you can’t just slap a hat on your head and think that makes an outfit classy–you actually have to wear a classy outfit.
He likes hearing that he looks handsome, so I tell him as often as possible. And really, how could I not?