She wore a black button-down shirt, dark rinse blue jeans, and black heels. This was her official Date Outfit. Serious, but not too much so. It was her most flattering outfit.
She curled her hair, burning her fingers and scalp as she always did. She almost immediately set to brushing out the curls. It was too much; she was trying too hard. She put on too much eye makeup, and dabbed it off with a tissue.
She put forth the effort, and then tried to clear it all away, disguise it to hide how vulnerable she was.