I adore surprises - both getting and giving them! pH would tell you otherwise, but I'm talking actual surprises, not those "it's a surprise," or "I have a surprise for you," shenanigans where you know it's coming, but you don't know what the heck it is and have to wait x amount of days to find out - I'm not a fan of those.
I know that not everyone is a romantic like myself, but every now and then, I think it's the sweetest thing to be surprised with such a gesture, and even more so to plan one for your significant other (s/o), to thank him/her for putting up with your weird, crazy self and to say, "I love you with all of my heart."
In celebration of This Jenn Girl's two-year anniversary, both myself and pH, with help from Delane Ashley Photography, have put together some inspiration for surprising your s/o with a well-planned out date night, whether you're a gentleman or a lady!
Choose the right date. Probably the most vital aspect for making this work is making sure that you're taking everyone's schedule into consideration. Double-check and make sure that your s/o doesn't already have plans for the day/evening you're planning the surprise date night.
Time for some detective work. If you plan on purchasing an outfit for your s/o, it's time to figure out sizes. If you live with him/her, see if you can find out his/her shirt size, pant size, dress size and/or shoe size. If you don't have access to his/her clothing, use subtle conversations and friends or family members to figure it out.
Time to shop. Whether it's at a local shop, like A. Haley Boutique, or straight from his/her closet, it's time to lay out the outfit. It helps to choose one item to help style the rest of the outfit around. In this case, pH chose to develop my ensemble around a pair of Forever 21 black, open-toed heels that I already had in my closet.