Happy Friday, babes! So glad that it's the weekend. This past week had me feeling extra romantic - maybe it's the new, make-out fueled season of The Bachelorette (#teamJordan) or my 5 year anniversary with Sam creeping just around the corner. Either way, the romance is inspiring a new wave of classic, lace elegance in my wardrobe this season.
I haven't been able to post on the blog as often as I had hoped for this week because I've been running around playing catch-up and doing all of the things that I swore I would check off last month in preparation for our trip. There's nothing like realizing 3 days before a week-long trip out of the country that I'm in desperate need of a hair appointment, manicure, and that I obviously have nothing to wear. Right!?! Oh, did I mention that I haven't started packing yet? Yeah... there's that. At least my passport isn't expired this year; we're making progress.
Tomorrow morning, Sam and I are heading out for a few days of fishing, cliff diving, and relaxing on the lake in Ontario before making our way to the beautiful city of Montreal to explore and scarf down a lot of poutine. It's the trip that we look forward to all year and it gives us a chance to spend time focusing only on each other without work or other distractions.
Last year while we were at the cabin, we added to our scrapbook, pinning down photographs of the very first day that we met Oliver; we stapled the receipt from the most incredible and spontaneous date we've ever had (3 hours in a private booth at the Charleston), and piled on other mementos like the champagne cork from when we finally decided that I should move in (I had already claimed half of his closet at this point). I'm so glad that we continue to keep these little reminders because when we look back on them, months and even years later, we get to re-live all of the exciting events throughout our relationship and remember how far we have come in the past 5 years.
Outfit Details / Dress: LOFT (sold out - similar style), Shoes: Taupe Curved Strap Stiletto Sandals (on sale!), Necklace: Vintage pearl set (similar style), Lipstick: MAC Ruby Woo Matte
This dress is one of my favorite pieces for a special occasion or when I feel like simply dressing up and doing something a little extra fancy. I wore this to my company Christmas party last year and since it was minus 10 degrees and we were on a yacht, the dress was understandably covered up by jackets, fur, scarfs, and the like. Since I didn't get to show it off that night, I wanted to incorporate it into my wardrobe this Spring in honor of our anniversary and pair it with nude heels, red lipstick, and vintage jewelry to glam it up.
How do you get dolled up for Spring date nights or special occasions? Share your favorite outfit/style with me in the comments or on Facebook!
xo Anna Elizabeth
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