WIW 11.12 (anniversary dinner)

A rare dressy outfit! This monday, hubby and I celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary with a lovely dinner at the Pink Door down in Seattle. We had a great time! <3

After my recent realization that I like to veer more bombshell for evening/event attire, I pulled out this vintage dress which hasn't gotten much wear (except for the YLF birthday video!). Plus my husband prefers dresses/skirts to anything else whether dressy or not, so I figured the least I could do was look appealing on our anniversary ;) It was COLD and wet, so I added sheer black hose; I'm not super thrilled with the hose though, and I think if it had a little sparkle, or bits of lace detail, or SOMEthing festive I'd like that much more. And lastly I chose a pair of new flats that my sis and I both bought (rarity!) this past weekend, as hubby prefers flats to heels and I did enjoy how the flats change up the vibe of the dress a bit. Oh, lastly lastly some looong dangly pearl chandelier earrings that were a gift from him a few years back + a bold red lip.

Bonus photo of my dashing husband! He wore a white bespoke button-up, thin navy tie, slim dark jeans, and gray bowling shoes; also had a navy v-neck cashmere sweater for the cold. Pretty typical outfit for him, though the white shirt and tie are event only.

Comments, critiques, thoughts and questions welcome!

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  • Day Vies replied 7 years ago

    I love the pink accent in the purse! Queen of black and white ensembles!

  • Parsley replied 7 years ago

    Aww, you two are adorable!

    You look great in your dress, and that coat is FAB!
    Your hubby is SO cute. I particularly love the last pic with the two of you looking at each other- you look so in love!

    Happy Anniversary, and many, many, more!

  • Zapotee replied 7 years ago

    OMG, you guys are the cutest couple. I love the black and white coordination going on too! Happy Anniversary!!!!

  • rae replied 7 years ago

    Eep! So cute! Happy Anniversary. You do bombshell very well, and I'm actually digging the flats with the dress, even though in my mind I thought flats could only go with short skirts. I get such a kick out of the way you two look coordinated for the evening. :)

  • Jenava replied 7 years ago

    squeee! sooo cute. Love that dress. Fits you perfectly and I think the sheer hose are great despite their lack of "bling" (-:

    And, I love the idea of "bombshell" for you for evening. Somehow I think this is especially good on you since it's divergent from your day style.

    So sweet of hubby to show his face...

  • Raisin replied 7 years ago

    Awww. I love your B&W outfit. You 2 are so cute! Happy Anniversary!

    Side note - we have a Blue Door restaurant here!

  • Carole replied 7 years ago

    Happy anniversary, you two make a KILLER couple. I happen to love your dress, I have one that looks almost exactly like yours! And hubby looks smashing in his tie and bowling shoes!

    Cheers to you both!

  • shevia replied 7 years ago

    Happy Anniversary! You are stunning in your dress and the pictures of you and hubby are wonderful - beautiful couple in love.

  • TraceyLiz65 replied 7 years ago

    Happy Anniversary and you both look adorable. I especially love how the back scoops down, very sexy...

  • merwoman replied 7 years ago

    Happy Anniversary Aida! You do bombshell beautifully, and hubs is the perfect accessory. What a gorgeous couple!

  • marianna replied 7 years ago

    Adorable!!! Happy anniversary. :)

  • MsMary replied 7 years ago

    Beautiful outfit! The black and white makes you skin glow, and the blush bag is the perfect accent!

    And has anybody ever told your handsome husband that he resembles David Tennant, aka the Tenth Doctor?

  • Thistle replied 7 years ago

    Happy anniversary!

    I love that dress on you! You look amazing! I think the lack hose look great as well.

    You and hubs look so happy and in love, especially in the second pic. I hope you have a great night out!

  • Joy replied 7 years ago

    *Sigh* You both look sooo beautiful, young, and in love. The dress looks perfect for a date night. Happy Anniversary!

  • JR replied 7 years ago

    Awwww. Just awwww.

    And Aida in a dress... :o)

    I really like it when a human being is taking a picture of you, because then your most beautiful smile comes out.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 7 years ago

    That last picture of you and hubby is just adorable Aida! Happy Anniversary to a lovely and stylish couple.

  • Charmian replied 7 years ago

    Awww, happy anniversary to Aida and Mr. Aida! It's partially the palette (white and black ftw!) but it's also the husband: you're simply glowing in these pics!

  • CocoLion replied 7 years ago

    You look amazing Aida! The dress is the perfect length. I see what you mean about the dressy tights, the flats are a little more casual than heels. I think it's incredibly sweet of you to wear flats because that's what hubby likes! I can't tell if you are wearing make up; whatever you did, you look exquisite.

    (I also enjoy going a little more bombshell when I dress up!)

  • Freckles replied 7 years ago

    Happy Anniversary to the stunningly shod couple.

  • catgirl replied 7 years ago

    Gorgeous you, gorgeous hubs, gorgeous couple!

  • Sveta replied 7 years ago

    Happy anniversary! 7 years is a significant mark for sure.
    You make a stunning couple - and did I tell you lately how I adore your shorter hair? Just out of this world!

  • qfbrenda replied 7 years ago

    I love that dress!!! It's beautiful on you. Happy anniversary!

  • Marley replied 7 years ago

    Happy Anniversary Aida! You look so pretty in your dress with your curls and your pearls and your flats. Love this outfit - and what a handsome hubby!

  • Anne Boleyn replied 7 years ago

    You look gorgeous in that dress! Happy anniversary!

  • Mona replied 7 years ago

    Lovely dress on lovely you. Happy anniversary to both of you!

  • Kirti replied 7 years ago

    Happy anniversary! You both look so great :-)

  • Janet replied 7 years ago

    You were made to wear black and white! You two are a beautiful couple -- happy anniversary!

  • Debora replied 7 years ago

    Happy anniversary! What a beautiful couple you are and I wish you many, many more years of happiness. Aida, I can't tell you enough how much I love your new hairstyle!

  • Mochi replied 7 years ago

    Awww, what a smashing (and adoring) couple! Aida, you look so darn cute but at the same time splendiforous in that amazing dress.

    (Heh heh, the first thought that came to mind on seeing your cute hubs: "So that's who Aida stole--er, appropriated--the boyfriend jeans from...")

  • biscuitsmom replied 7 years ago

    I completely agree with all the others! Happy Anniversary :) You 2 are a stunning couple and Im glad you have those great pics to remember that fab night....

  • Aida replied 7 years ago

    Awwww thanks for all the sweet comments, ladies! ^^

    Rae, flats with longer skirts is something I've been slow to come around to. I probably wouldn't have ever tried it if hubby hadn't suggested it. I even like them with midi lengths now! (what is the world coming to....)

    Jenava, yes exactly! Though it does make capsule crossover difficult since there's almost no bombshell in my every day wear ;) I am still thinking more on it, and I'll probably write up a post on the idea soon. But I have used this idea for a couple events now and it's working so well that I think I can finally determine a couple of event capsule items that could really transform some of those crossover wardrobe items.

    Mary, I showed hubby the photo and he said "Hah! No one ever says I look like anybody!" And of course then he immediately had to go see what he wears on the show :} (We came in on the 11th Doc and haven't seen much besides the realllyyyy old ones.)

    Denise, you have an excellent eye! I did wear add a little shimmer eye shadow in a shade one lighter than my skin on the lid for extra brightness. I don't wear it often though. If I was skilled enough to do a proper smokey eye, I'd have done that.

  • shiny replied 7 years ago

    Awwww.... happy anniversary! You two look totally fab.

  • ritu replied 7 years ago

    Wow, you are looking beautiful.

  • Kari replied 7 years ago

    Happy anniversary, Aida! Your hubby is as gorgeous as you are, and you look so sweet together.

    It's a kick to see you in a more bombshelly look. I love the dropped back on that dress-very dramatic and beautiful.

  • goldenpig replied 7 years ago

    You make a KILLER couple! Happy 7th anniversary, love that last photo especially. And you in a bombshell wrap dress...just stunning! Lucky hubs!

  • bj1111 replied 7 years ago

    aida with leeeegs! congrats to the happy couple.

    re hubs and tennant, i wouldn't have thunk it but can totally see the resemblance.

  • Susie replied 7 years ago

    I agree with the others on how great the dress looks on you. And just had to add that you are such adorable couple!

    Happy Anniversary!

  • morethanbeige replied 7 years ago

    You look so great! And you two look so happy and sweet with each other. Happy Anniversary!

  • O replied 7 years ago

    Well, I cannot believe that my eyes don't deceive me. I actually went back to the anniversary video to check if it's the same dress!! I L*O*V*E it on you, and with that new hair you wear it with so much sass. This silhouette (I have only flashbacks of one fab grey flared skirt...cough, cough) - über-feminine - is my favorite on you. Ever!

    Happy anniversary. You make a wonderful couple, in every way.

  • citygirldc replied 7 years ago

    What a gorgeous couple. Happy Anniversary. And, that dress fits like a glove.

  • Jjsloane replied 7 years ago

    Happy Anniversary! You both look great. With so much casual these days I am a total sucker for a man in a tie (but DH only wears them to weddings and funerals)

    Love the dress!

  • Aida replied 7 years ago

    Thank you ladies!

    Ornella, yes that's the dress! I know I don't wear this silhouette often, mainly because it makes me think of 50's fashion which I am not overly fond of for myself unless it's midi length and I can wear it in a 70's way. But for evening I like it much more! The weather has cooled enough for that one vintage skirt to come back out, so you'll see it soon :)

    JJ, same here! My husband doesn't generally like to mix dressy-casual elements so I was happy to see him wear one for our semi-dressy dinner with his jeans. Luckily for me, he's on team dressy and finally has the wardrobe to reflect that so his smart casual wear is pretty snappy these days.

  • replied 7 years ago

    Oh, you two are so cute! Happy (late) Anniversary. That silhouette is great on you!

  • JulieJohn replied 7 years ago

    Beautiful, both of you! Happy Anniversary to a cute and fashionable couple! I can feel the love radiating off of you two.

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