13.9.09

five years




Yesterday was the five year anniversary of our first date! We spent the day walking around and eating treats and enjoying each others' company. So, nothing too different than usual! Geoff made me this little drawing and we exchanged a few presents. It was such a perfect day. We bumped into a few friends, too, which always makes me feel extra happy. We had a wonderful dinner at Julie's Cuban and rented some Truffaut afterwards.

Oh and we read such lovely and wonderful wishes from so many of you on Twitter after I wrote a Twitter update to say that it was our anniversary. Thank you, thank you! I was overwhelmed.

The one sad note of the day: I had made this dress the night before but didn't end up wearing it; it was a little disappointing! Lesson learned: do not make a babydoll-style dress (dress 'N' from Stylish Dress Book 2) out of silk dupioni -- unless you want to look like a teepee! It is too stiff a fabric for a style that lacks structure. I found the silk for $10/m at the Designer Fabric Outlet and only bought two meters. The pattern called for 2.7, so the dress is quite, quite short. The print on this fabric is so beautiful, though, so I very well may end up wearing it anyhow!


25 comments:

  1. glad you had such a lovely day! and the top half of the dress is certainly beautiful!

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  2. Congratulations you guys on the 5 years! :)

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  3. That is about the cutest anniversary present ever. :) Also, I love the fabric you chose for that dress - absolutely beautiful. (PS: I saw your sequin belt in person at Renegade yesterday, on the very Nice Caitlin - so pretty!)

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  4. Happy anniversary you guys!

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  5. Oh, happy anniversary!

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  6. congrats on the 5 years.
    you make a sweet couple and i love the drawing

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  7. That sounds like such a perfect date day.
    Happy anniversary!

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  8. Congratulations! Sounds like a lovely day. Ooh, I miss Julie's!

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  9. happy anniversary anabela + geoff. you both are absolutely adorable. happy day! x

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  10. Happy anniversary! That drawing is so sweet.

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  11. Happy Anniversary! You too are so sweet, as is that drawing! I love it. I'm glad you had such a lovely day!

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  12. what a lovely day! Best wishes and many happy returns!!!
    Sorry about your dress ... for some reason I am madly curious to see it anyway so please consider posting so pics anyway... maybe it's not as bad as you think?
    :)
    best!
    pamela

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  13. Congrats! What a sweet sweet picture. He's quite talented at drawaing I might add. I love the pattern on that dress- do show more!

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  14. yay for five years! happy anniversary to you both, it sounds like it was a lovely day.
    and that is such pretty fabric...

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  15. the fabric on your dress is lovely. you could always wear tights if it's too short!

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  16. Congratulations!...you guys are so darn cute:).

    I love, love the print of your dress(it reminds me of little arrowheads). I say wear it!

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  17. happy anniversary! That drawing is soooo cute! Love the pink heart! This weekend was so amazing outside!

    And I really love the pattern of the fabric. It looks so good on you! Can you make it into a top?

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  18. Congratulations on 5 years! That's an adorable drawing.

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  19. I must have missed the tweet! Happy anniversary!

    & the fabric looks lovely--as does the dress from what I can see. I'd definitely keep it!

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  20. Thanks so much everyone for all the anniversary wishes. It was a great weekend!

    Also, I'm truly flattered by all the kind words about the kitten drawing. Now I just wish I could sit around drawing more of them all day!

    -Geoff

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  21. Haha I love Geoff's kittens, I wish I could draw such adorable kittens! Congrats guys : )

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  22. Thank you all so much! Yay! xo

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  23. yay! you guys are adorable. here's to many more! x

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  24. you are so pretty! :)
    happy anniversary! you guys are adorable.

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