June 19, 2013 - Better You, Easy Outfits, I Feel Pretty, Style

I Feel Pretty | Foxy

Coral Blouse Lace Shorts 2

This past weekend, my husband and I celebrated a pretty special date – the anniversary of our first date!

We met 21 years ago on a blind date.  No, that’s not a typo and yes, there used to be such a thing as blind dates.  For you youngsters of the social media age, there was actually a time in life where you could go out with someone without already knowing what they looked like.

OK, enough with the history lesson, back to the story.

My neighbor and his best friend had been dating.  They asked the two of us to come along with them one night to hang out.  I didn’t really want to go but had nothing better to do.  My hubby didn’t want to go either.  But as fate would have it, we did and we totally hit it off.

The weird thing is, even though the evening went well, (we even kissed at the end of the night.  I was NOT a casual kisser so this was a big deal for me!),  he thought I wasn’t interested.  I thought he wasn’t either because it took two full days for him to call.

When he finally did, we started going out and I’d like to say the rest is history, because it kind of is.  Although, we did break up for five years before getting back together and getting married.  But that’s another story for another day.  (The short version is we were two teenagers with a little growing up to do.) 🙂

All I know is it is clear that God made us for each other and we were meant to be from that very first date, 21 years ago.

Here’s a dressier shorts look that I wore out to dinner on our date-iversary over the weekend.

Coral Blouse Lace Shorts Full

Coral Blouse Lace Shorts 3

Coral Blouse Gold Earrings

Lace Shorts

[Blouse:  Dalia Collection (similar)/Lace Shorts:  Dalia Collection (similar)/Shoes:  Tahari (similar)/Earrings: c/o Foxy Originals]


Now to explain the “foxy” reference in the post title.  No, I don’t think I’m looking hot in my shorts or anything.  I’m feeling pretty foxy because of these pretty gold earrings from Foxy Originals.

Foxy Originals Earrings


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  1. Congratulation, Alison and thanks for sharing your story.
    Your lace shorts are amazing on you and go so well with your bright top and nude wedges. I am sure your husband fell in love even deeper when he saw you!!

    Lady of Style

  2. Great story about your husband! Are you both from Pennsylvania?

    I love your outfit! I am going to the mall today and going to try and re-create the look!

  3. What a neat story! I love that you met your husband on a blind date! And I really wish things were still like that. I’m not a fan of the whole online dating thing, but it seems like if you don’t jump on the bandwagon, you might not have a shot these days. Your date-iversary outfit is adorable!! Love the lace shorts!!

  4. Wow I love absolutely love that story. The fact that you broke up for five entire years yet were brought back together by God is incredible! I needed to hear that today actually. Love your outfits as usual, thank you for sharing that story!

  5. Love your outfit today and your story is sweet. Thanks for the link up.

    Don’t forget to link up tomorrow and stop by and enter my Children’s Place giveaway.



  6. Congrats on the anniversary and 21 years together…wow!! That is such a cute story. Mine is similar…my BF and I first met at my family’s 4th of July party but he came with another girl so I barely even noticed him. Several months later my sister-in-law set us up on semi-blind date. Neither of us felt like going out that night but we did. It was such a cool date. After dinner we went for drinks downtown and then he took me to see his friend’s horses (and locked his keys in the trunk, but I saved the day with my long legs and toe-grasping abilities!). Then we drove about an hour up the highway just talking. It turned into an 8-hour date and the rest is history. 🙂

    Oh and I love this look. The textured shorts and the coral are perfect together. So lovely.

    Style of One’s Own

  7. Such a lovely outfit for the anniversary of your first date! I can’t remember where we went last week let alone our first date in 1989! Have a fantastical weekend!

  8. You look amazing!!! I tend to overlook shorts for date nights, but yours look great with heels. I will have to remember that as it heats up this summer!


  9. Aww! That is so cute!!!! I always love hearing about how a couple found their way back to each other! Also, you look amazing in this outfit! The color of the shirt is so pretty on you, and I love how you paired it with some lace shorts!
    Written in Fashion

  10. Awe, what a sweet story. And that’s really charming that you still celebrate the anniversary of your first date. How lucky to have met your soulmate so early on!

  11. Aww, what a sweet story! I love your pretty date look, too! My husband and I are celebrating our anniversary on Friday, and I was planning to wear something similar. =)

  12. What a cute story! But how is it possible you met 21 years ago? You literally look like you were barely born that long ago! 🙂

    Loving the outfit. The shirt reminds me of those Big Stick popscicles…in a good way!

  13. FOXY LADY!! I love those shorts!!! You look gorgeous and congrats on your anniversary! What a fun story:) I too remember blind dates…none of mine were as successful as yours though..lol. Dating must be so much easier these days with Facebook.

  14. Wow 21 years is amazing. I met my husband on a blind date too, we’ve been together now 12 years. Love the fact that you celebrate the anniversary of your 1st date, thats sweet.

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