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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I Feel Pretty

  It’s the day of the week at GYPO where we celebrate what makes us feel pretty.  Whether it’s a new outfit, hairstyle, or makeup, the I Feel Pretty link up is about anything and everything that makes your life prettier.  Even if you’re not a blogger, you can still play along.  Just tell me what made you feel pretty this week in the comments!

I Feel Pretty

Link up your outfits or anything else that makes you feel pretty.

There are just a few simple rules:

1. Follow GYPO. (Facebook, Twitter, Bloglovin‘)

2. Link up your pretty post.

3. Link back to my blog (using the button above or your own link).

4. Visit other pretty peeps.

That’s it! Let the fun begin.

Getting my pretty on with Fashion Informant, Aloha Friday, Friday’s Five, Fashion Friday, Friday’s Fancies, What We Wore, What I Wore to Work, Whatcha Wearin’, The Pleated Poppy, Shanna and Keeping it Casual.

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  • 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

  • Such a cute story! Congratulations on 21 years together 🙂 Love your hair curled at the ends like this too.

  • Happy first-date-anniversary! I love this outfit you wore to celebrate. The color of your top is so gorgeous.

  • 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!

  • What a sweet story, I love hearing how people met! I’m jealous of your warm weather, and your shoes. 🙂

  • Oh you look absolutely beautiful!!! This color is so gorgeous on you – and those earrings! Stunning as always Alison. I hope you’re having a lovely week xx

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  • Well you are adorable! and I LOVE the story!! haha Hearing how couples met is just so fun…

  • Aw – happy anniversary 🙂 You look beautiful, and it sounds like quite the story. God is so good in weaving those things together, huh 🙂

  • Wow gorgeous look!!!! and it inspired me to add more shorts to my outfit posts now:)

  • So cool you guys met on a blind date, my husband and I did too. : ) Happy Anniversary!

  • That is so cool you met on a blind date!

    The shorts look great on you and your hair is amazing.


  • Congrats on the anniversary
    Blind dates were always the worst for me, can’t say I ever had a good one
    Love the lacey shorts!

  • 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!!

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  • 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!

  • Aw such a cute story!

  • So cute and casual! Love the story of how you two met.

  • Those shorts are adorable! Love this entire look.


  • Congrats and it was definitely meant to be. Love, love, love the shorts, you wear them well.


  • 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.



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  • Love those shorts! Happy date-iversary :)) Chris and I also broke up for 6 months…we had some growing up to do as well! What a great love story!

  • You guys are totally meant to be! That is such a cool story on how you guys met. Happy first date anniversary Alison. 🙂 I’m loving the lace shorts. Too cute.


  • Wow..such a sweet story- proof that you guys are made for each other! I met my husband online (gasp!) and hit it off the moment I hear his telephonic voice on the phone for the first time:-) BTW, Love these shorts!! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    Style-Delights Blog

  • 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

  • Love your shorts!! You style them so well. You’re an extremely gorgeous lady. =)

  • Haha .. why not, I think you look pretty good in those shorts! That’s one cute story! 🙂

    – Sukhi

  • annie

    Loving those lacy shorts – you look so pretty!

    The Other Side of Gray

  • 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!

  • There is no way you’re old enough to have met 21 years ago!! Crazy!! That is such a cute story though 🙂 I know what a blind date is lol but I didn’t ever go on any. Happy first date-iversary! Ours is also our wedding anniversary. We also got set up, and we were teenagers. Too funny!

    • I meant happy 21st first-date-iversary…hope that made sense 🙂 Oh, and I LOVE those shorts!

  • Love that story and love those shorts!!

  • Pretty shorts! And what a sweet story… thanks for sharing it with us!

  • You ARE foxy! Love the hair. Our first date anniversary was yesterday! 8 years…Crazy! 🙂

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  • 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!


  • Happy Date-a-versary!! 🙂 Such a wonderful story! You look amazing in those lace shorts! Ax

  • 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

  • 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!

  • 21 years – wow! Congrats!
    And I’m dying over your shorts! So perfect!

  • you look great in those shorts!

    Sandy a la Mode

  • suburbsmama

    You look gorgeous! If you get a chance, please link up your outfit to my What We Wore Party: http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2013/06/what-we-wore-2.html

  • Ah… those shorts! I need 🙂 You look gorgeous as always!

    Thanks for linking up with Style Sessions!

    Lauren xx

  • Happy Anniversary! That is so cute about how you were meant to be & I remember blind dates…haha! I had more than my fair share of them.:) Great look too!!

  • that’s quite the story, talk about fate! anyway, look lovely in your date outfit, and actually quite foxy.

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  • Congratulations, Allison! You look gorgeous and very very pretty!!! Have a great week and thank you for the linkup!


  • 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. =)

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • Awwwww that’s a wonderful love story….thanks for sharing! And you dressed up for the occasion with this look…..casually chic yet sexy!!!!


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  • 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.

  • Happiness 1st date anniversary! That’s so sweet that you guys celebrate your 1st date. I honestly can not remember the date of our 1st date.

    Looking beautiful as always!


  • Mckenna Bleu

    I found your darling blog from Amy’s Link Up Friday! Love your style, you have a new follower!!


  • I love those shorts!! You always look so pretty! I would love if you joined our little link up!

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