I was a late bloomer and played barbies until I was at least 15 which meant boys were the last thing on my mind. Until I started High School and my hormones kicked in. In Grade 10 I opted out of computer class to take a Grade 11 French Immersion Biology class. One day after discussing mitosis, one of the Grade 11 boys stopped me in the hallways and asked me if I would go on a date with him. Would I ever! I turned bright red and gave him my phone number over bouts of giggles. Now this guy was not a catch in any meaning of the word. He had a unibrow and a crustache and sported blue velour sweat suits and prison garb. He was also a drug dealer and spoke fluent gangster (but he was a suburban white boy).
Regardless of all this, I was still very excited to go on my first date and in between dissecting frogs we discussed what we should do and we finally decided on a movie- a safe bet that wouldn't break our High School student budgets. On the day of our date I had butterflies in my stomach and I wore tight low rise jeans and a cropped black shirt with chains from Sirens (classy!) I didn't have my license yet so my Dad had to drive me to our local movie theatre. When I met up with my date I was appalled to find out he had brought a friend with him! So much for romance. Throughout the whole movie, his friend threw popcorn at us while we awkwardly held each other's clammy hands.
Biology class boy was also my first kiss and the first guy who cheated on me. Our 'relationship' lasted two weeks and ended when one of my friends called me saying that she had seen him holding another girl's hand at the mall. I was heartbroken and I remember playing sad music and sitting in my Dad's lap crying. Ah young love...
|My 16 year old self in the good ol' days of webcam|
|I'm not a red roses kind of gal so peach coloured it is!|
|Dress- Urban Outfitters; Tights- Primark UK; Shoes- Charlotte Russe; Jewelry- Gifted from the boy; Red teddy- La Senza; Nail polish- Cerise by Sally Hansen; Headband-Mac & Jac for Zellers |
What's a memorable first for you?