Thursday, July 21, 2011
Laughter is the key to a good marriage
I feel a bit retro in this outfit and hair do so I thought the 1960's filter was appropriate.
Kimono thing Forever 21
Skirt American Apparel
Shirt Forever 21
This kimono is two things I usually avoid, beige or blush tones and a non natural fabric. BUT I have always wanted a kimono. Someone brought my mom back one from Japan when I was a kid and SHE CUT THE SLEEVES OFF. Even as a child I was appalled. What is the point of having one?! I saw this and snatched it up and said GETTING THIS. I thought by pairing it with a coral burn out tee it would balance out that blush color that tends to wash me out. I love this tee I got that same day but it is much more see-thru then I thought at the store.
I ended up putting a knot in the front because it was slipping off my shoulders as I ran around work. It is going to be opressively hot today here so I went with the messy updo Keiko posted awhile ago. I modified it to hide the ends because my hair is getting a bit too long to leave them out and look work appropriate.
And the back of it.
If you have read more than one post on my site you will notice I don't take things too seriously. Or at least I don't try to. I mean I take life seriously but I also like to laugh. Often, loudly and with a little snort.
When Dave proposed to me I was 20. Marriage was the last thing on my mind. While he was on bended knee and had just proposed I responded with a phrase that is forever retold in social situations.... We got married 4 years later and on our wedding night be gave me a heart bracelet from Tiffany's that is meant to be engraved. As he handed it to me he said "I didn't know what to put on it so we can go back and have something put on it" (I think he secretly thought I might stand him up in the wedding day. KIDDING)
I have worn it for the past 8.5 years almost daily and I never had it engraved.
But then I did. When I picked it up they had even wrapped it up again nicely! They buffed it too and got a lot of the big scratches out. (being on your wrist it gets a beating)
Curious what I said when he prosed?
Do I feel like a jerk for saying it? Kind of. But that was my guttural reaction and frankly hilarious and makes for a good story.
I never did say yes. He reminds me often. :)
Tiffany's also informed me that it was the oddest request they had for engraving and that all the staff was dying to know what it meant when it came in.