A few weeks ago my husband and I had fun celebrating a milestone wedding anniversary – 15 years, Alhamdulillah! I love sharing fashion with you, but I also like to share little moments from life in hopes to show you a more personal side as well.
Make the Effort to Celebrate
I am grateful to be married to my husband for so many years and the comfort we both feel in our relationship. Sometimes we get a little too comfortable, but we felt that 15 years was worth putting in a little extra effort. Here are a few ways we (I) celebrated.
Buy a Thoughtful Card
I thought I had this one covered, only when I read the text more carefully at home I realized I had bought a same sex anniversary card. Oops! I mean the sentiment is the same, right? Most of the time I like writing my own messages in cards, but sometimes a card just captures what you want to say so well.
Get Done Up for The Occasion
Nothing makes a day special like getting a blow out. I did it for my cousin’s birthday and I am convinced that someone else washing your hair and curling it is so much better than doing it yourself. I went to Dry Bar here in Sugar Land and had them do the ‘Cosmo-Tai’ style.
Despite the occasion, I did not buy a new outfit. Instead I went with this jumpsuit I had in my closet. Shoes and bag are also old, but I have affiliate links for similar items below. The top under the jumpsuit is new though, and I think my fellow modest dressers will appreciate it. It’s arm tights by Spanx (affiliate link). It’s basically a fitted crop top, but I love it because it doesn’t get bunched up underneath.
Have a Meal at your Favorite Restaurant
Do you have a special occasion restaurant? Ours is Benjy’s. The first time we ate there was on our fourth anniversary. Since then we have celebrated some of life’s big events there, so it only seemed fitting we celebrate our anniversary there this year.
Plan an Activity Together
What’s something manly enough for a husband but also enjoyable for us girls? A wooden sign workshop. We did one at The Rustic Brush and had a great time.
Choose A Meaningful Gift
I had a tough time with this one. At this phase in life I am trying to think of a gift that is thoughtful, practical, and kind of on a budget. Unfortunately, I kind of missed the mark on this one. But I don’t feel that horrible about it, my husband bought me a necklace nearly identical to one I already have. So I’m not the only one who had a hard time with the gift. We’ve decided on a do-over with the gifts. Will update you in a couple of weeks.