Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Ninjas vs. Pirates


On the day of our first wedding anniversary, I got fingerprinted and went to the courthouse to get my criminal background checked. I also filled out lots of paperwork. It was terribly romantic. (In absolutely related news, I have a new job that starts tomorrow taking care of toddlers. Two-year-olds are terrific. Not terrible. Pass it on.)


I wore flats for the fingerprinting, but then Robert and I went out to dinner at our favorite sushi restaurant, which is also the place we had our first date, and I changed into my Ireland shoes. I bought them on our honeymoon, and they are fantastic. Some people buy big wool sweaters in Ireland. I bought crazy pattern-mixed shoes. They are my special occasion shoes, and our first anniversary is a very special occasion.


This is my thrifted Ralph Lauren polka-dot dress. It never fails me. We are going to grow old together. Just like me and my husband. This dress, Robert and I are going to be elderly sitting on a porch rocking in rocking chairs (or out eating sushi).


On our first date, Robert and I had the classic Pirates vs. Ninjas debate. I thought pirates were way more awesome. Robert sided with ninjas. When dinner came, Robert pointed out that the ninjas (sushi) and pirates (the boat) were both represented in our yummy dinner and that was probably a good sign (and I was all like "This dude totally likes me!").


Now, three years later, he's taking pictures of me for my silly blog in my favorite polka-dot dress. Ain't love grand?

27 comments:

Mica said...

Awww hope you had a wonderful date for your anniversary! :)


Love your shoes - they are perfect! Hope all goes well at your new job :)

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Liz said...

Aw - happy anniversary!!! Love the shoes and the dress.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Gilina said...

wouw..I love your ankle boots.that's so cuteee :)

Eleni said...

Aw, I love love stories! And I love your outfit - are the shoes by Irregular Choice? I'd recognise that shape anywhere - room for all my toes to wiggle!

Loulou said...

Happy anniversary! mmmm, sushi. Great shoes and the new job sounds fun.

Loulou

Megan said...

Happy Anniversary! Love that polka dot dress :)

Miss Simmonds Says said...

eleni beat me to it, I was going to say I think those are irregular choice shoes, they are really gorgeous examples too! I love your nerdy first date discussion, we do stuff like that too!
Good luck with the not so terrible twos!

Shybiker said...

The dress is delightful and those shoes are amazing.

And lucky you to have found such a wonderful guy. Did you pick him for his photography skill or is that just a perk?!

The Childlike Empress said...

i'd vote ninja's....but then again i am about to marry my very own pirate so maybe i secretly like them better.

Connie said...

Congratulations! You look very cute in polka dots. The two year olds will LOVE YOU!!!!

Emily Peebles said...

Aw, how sweet! You look lovely in that dress. What a find! Happy Anniversary :)

Jamie Rose said...

That polka dot dress really is fantastic. Such a classic piece to have in your wardrobe. Cool print mixed shoes too!

Thrifted Shift said...

Happy Anniversary and congrats on the job! Sushi looks delicious!!!
--TS

my thrifty closet said...

happy anniversary! You look cute in that polka dot dress, and I love the NInja and pirate story of your romance. What a perfect match! I love sushi by the way.

mongs
mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

Trees said...

Awww...so sweet! Also congrats on the new job and double congrats on owning such FABULOUS shoes;)

Anna said...

Happy anniversary! And congratulations on the new job. Good luck with all those 2 year olds! Should be fun.
AnnaX

Vix said...

Happy Anniversary! You look absolutely lovely, that dress fits you like a dream. x

Emily Lynn said...

I love those shoes! So cute. I'm actually going to Dublin in a week and a half! Any tips?

And that sushi looks delicious. Happy Anniversary!

shakti said...

Are you feet size 8.5 - 9? Because we need to start sharing those shoes ;)

Brittany Sims said...

Aww you're cute! And you have rockin shoes!

~Brit
www.brittany-sims.com

Marisa Noelle said...

Whoa that sushi looks fantastically delicious! Happy anniversary:) Definitely having some major shoe envy right now! xx Marisa

Fashion Confessions of a Mommy said...

Love those heels. So adorable.
Thanks for visiting me a while back.
Daphne.
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Karola said...

Beautiful story!!! All the best of luck to both of you!
And these pics are just adorable! I can't decide if I love your dress or your shoes more! :)

Thank you for your comment on my blog dear! Hope you come back sometime soon! :)

xoxo
Karola
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Vanisha @ Vanishas Life In...Australia said...

EEK!!! I want want want those heels!!! They are sooo many different types of PERFECT!

Jess said...

See, now you can both appreciate how awesome ninjas AND pirates are. The beauty of a great relationship: learning from and with each other. Love the polka dots, was wearing some today myself!

Alison said...

I interested in what the rest of the finger printing story is. Also awesome dress!

Pretty Things said...

those shoes are amazaballs! and that sushi look yum

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xxx