Thursday, August 9, 2012

Anniversary Outfit & Pandora Bracelet

This week hubby and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary! We started dating straight after I graduated from university and married 2 years later when I was 24 and he was 25. Hard to believe that 10 years have gone by so quickly - we've had so much fun...lived in 3 different cities (London, New York & Toronto)...got all the traveling and couple-y stuff out of our system... then settled down and started our family.
The greatest gift my hubby has ever given me is his trust and respect - he always turns to me for advice and listens to it above anything else. (He even asks for my input when his friends or colleagues are dealing with personal problems: he says that my advice is "spot on"). Love you hubby - I feel very blessed!
To celebrate our anniversary, we went out for dinner and I got to use my Chanel WOC for the first time. This bag is so precious to me - so I only want to use it on VERY special occasions - and nothing is more special than a 10th anniversary dinner :-)
I doubled up the straps and wore it as a shoulder bag - it had enough room for the essentials (iPhone, lipgloss, blotting papers, mints, mirror, keys & a few cards). I wore my cream lace H&M dress (purchased last year) with a J.Crew belt and F21 necklace.
Pandora pink leather cord with Car charm
I also wore this Pandora bracelet - a joint birthday present from my son (the car charm) and daughter (the pink bracelet). This bracelet means a lot to me because I'm currently learning how to drive (I've had 7 in-car lessons and completed the classroom training course.) I'll be honest - it's not been easy for me, I feel like I left it too late (see #9 here) and I'm majorly lacking in confidence.

But I'm learning for my children - and looking down at this bracelet reminds me to keep trying - I'm not giving up until I have my full licence!


24 comments:

  1. Happy anniversary and kuddos to you for getting your license - you can do it! :)

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  2. Awwwwww Ella such a sweet story :) I wish you both a Happy Anniversary! You look beautiful, love the choice of dress and of course the bag, we have the exact same shade lol x

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    1. Thanks Parveen - will have to go check out your bag again - I love this color and the caviar leather.

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  3. Happy Anniversary! You look Stunning!! That bracelet is so cute and what a sweet meaning behind it. You CAN do it- my mom didn't get her license until she was in her 30's because we always lived in NYC and there was no need for it. She drives every day now.

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    1. Thanks for the encouragement Schnelle - it really helps to know that I'm not the only one - loved hearing your mom's success story :-) It seems like such an obstacle - but everyone tells me it'll come naturally once I get into the habit.

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  4. wow 10 years!! congrats and happy anniversary! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks - I still can't believe it's 10 years - it has gone by so quickly!

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  5. Happy anniversary! Enjoyed reading your love story :)
    You look so pretty and your hair looks amazing!

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    1. Thanks Lilly - really loving my Hot Tools curling iron - nothing else can create a curl in my hair :-)

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  6. Awww happy anniversary ! You look
    Great ! I'm from Toronto !:) to many more happy
    Years

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    1. Thanks Mehreen - I discovered your blog recently and am loving it - you have great style - love your bags and outfits. It's nice to find another Toronto-based blogger :-) Do you ever go to any of the Toronto Beauty Blogger events?

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    2. Arrregggg I just saw this :) I wish blogger would notify when a comment is responded too! Lol I haven't been to any ! Do you go ? Let me know if you ever go! I'd love to check one out :)

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    3. Yes - I've been to 2 and they're great! I'll definitely tweet you about the next one :-)

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  7. Congratulations on 10 years! I love hearing about other peoples romances <3 You looked lovely (as always) and I applaud you for taking the leap to learn to drive later in life! I know you can do it!!!

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    1. Thanks - I've been wanting to learn for years - and I keep telling myself it's nothing to be afraid of LOL :-)

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  8. Happy anniversary to you and your hubby! Good luck with your driving lessons too; I know you can do it :)

    xo, alison*elle

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  9. Hey Ella, I think you are going to be driving around and loving it sooner than you know. How exciting! I hope you have many fun car related adventures with your family once you get your full confidence. Don't give up!

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    1. Thanks :-) I plan on taking my sister to the mall ALL the time once I have my licence :-)

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  10. Awww, congratulations on 10 years together Ella. You sound like a wonderful couple!

    I am in love with your beautiful WOC. The color, the hardware...it's really such a classic. I understand the need to baby it. I'm the same way with mine. I plan on using it very soon too though, can't keep her tucked away for too long!

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    1. Thanks Noelle - your flap bag is so amazing - and its value just keeps getting higher -it's good you got it when you did - such a great investment.

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  11. Happy 10th anniversary!! Hope you enjoyed celebrating. Adore your cream top & what a gorgeous Chanel bag - gorgeous colour!
    Would love you to check out my latest outfit post :)
    Happy weekend Hun xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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    1. Thanks Adele - I love my H&M lace dress - so classic and easy to wear :-)

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