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that’s what she wore ~ one year anniversary date outfit!

001 anniversary date thrifted outfitI found this pale pistachio green Marciano dress at a thrift store ages ago. As you can see, the tag was still on it. I think I paid $9.99 for it – score! Anyway, I had been saving it forever because honestly I wasn’t sure if I might try to sell it or keep it to wear. It’s a little more showy up top than I usually like these days {now, back in my MySpace days, it was all about some showy-up-top-all-the-time clothes…I’ve changed a lot since then, praise Jesus ;)}. Also, I needed a good, strapless, nude bra to wear under it, and I’ve basically been searching for years for that unicorn. Well, thanks to Caroline over at un-fancy.com, I finally found one! This is reason for celebration, people! Yes, it’s $64.00, which is way more than my cheap self wants to spend on a clothing item, let alone a piece that will never be seen in public; but considering all the money I’ve spent over the years on unsatisfactory strapless bras, I am happy I got it!002 anniversary date thrifted outfitSo enough about what goes under the dress, let’s talk about what I paired with it. These buttery soft, brown leather ankle boots were another thrift store find. My sis spotted them when she was out and sent me a pic asking if I wanted them, and I said, “Uh, yes please and thank you!” They looked like they had never been worn.003 anniversary date thrifted outfitThe circle pendant on the rose gold chain, I borrowed from my Grams {she’s the best roomie!}. The pendant has a greenish holographic tint to it. Love! The shorter necklace I’ve had since way back in the early 2000’s when Y necklaces were “in” the first time! Ha. I added those pretty earrings after I looked at the flat lay above and felt like I needed to add something because obviously more is more. ;) They were a gift a few years ago from my BFF. The gorgeous Kendra Scott bracelet was a gift from my amazing boyfriend, Jonathan, for Valentine’s Day this year. He’s a sweetie. :) The purse was also a gift, from my friend K a few years ago. So, as you can see, this oufit was 100% thrifted, gifted, and borrowed. Kinda makes up for that $64.00 bra, I guess. haha.004 anniversary date thrifted outfitSo, last night was my one year anniversary of dating my incredible boyfriend, Jonathan. We are on a recent kick of trying to be waaaaayyyy better at handling our finances, so we were gonna keep it kinda low key for our anniversary. My only request was that we stop by the place we went on our first date, which was S&B’s Burger Joint in downtown OKC. Then Jonathan got a gift certificate from his boss for Ludivine, which is a place I’ve never been to but wanted to go forever. We had drinks at S&B’s, then enjoyed a truly lovely and delicious dinner at Ludivine.

So, of course I had to dress up for our fun date! This was the perfect occasion to cut the tag off that dress and wear it out. I had my sis Mandi snap a few pix of me before Jonathan came to pick me up.005 anniversary date thrifted outfit007 anniversary date thrifted outfit008 anniversary date thrifted outfitAnd of course, had to grab some photos with my handsome man! As part of my gift to him, I decided to leave my phone at home during our date, so it was nice to just have Mandi take some pix of us before we left. And we did also capture some more on his phone while we were out; because, you know, I’m a photographer and I just like to have things well documented! :) But back to the leaving-my-phone-at-home thing: it was actually very relaxing and freeing and I think I will start doing this on date nights more often if not every time!009 anniversary date thrifted outfitNow, to chat about the one year mark… I was thirty-four when Jonathan and I met just over a year ago. He started following me on Instagram, which is just such a perfect way for this modern love tale to begin! :) I had seen him at church before, but he had never seen me {I mean, he’s easier to spot, I guess.} We actually met face-to-face for the first time on August 30, 2015. As you might have noticed, our one year anniversary is August 30th… We went on our first date that night, and we’ve been together ever since. I did make him officially ask me to be his girlfriend a few weeks after we started dating, but neither of us even remember what day that was, because we both knew from that first date that our lives had been changed. :)010 anniversary date thrifted outfitI know everyone always says relationships aren’t easy, and a year into this, I have to agree. We’ve had our hard times, our big fights, our difficult conversations, etc. And I’m sure we will face many more tough challenges in the future. But I have to say, my life is so much better with Jonathan than it was before! Honestly. And I liked my life before. :) He just makes me stronger and better in so many ways. It’s amazing to me to see how God uses love to shape us. I am forever thankful!011 anniversary date thrifted outfitHappy One Year, babe! I love you so much! #moonstruck

~abi~

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KristenAugust 31, 2016 - 6:54 pm

Happy Anniversary, you look so happy girl!

XQSeptember 1, 2016 - 1:31 am

Love your dress!

Abi RuthSeptember 1, 2016 - 9:30 pm

thank you!

Abi RuthSeptember 1, 2016 - 9:31 pm

thanks! i was so excited when i found it!

MissySeptember 16, 2016 - 4:10 am

Awe I love it! We remember our first date date too and not the girlfriend/boyfriend date because who knows when that was?! After that first date, it’s kind of a blur right? Love that we got to meet Johnathan and see the happiness on your face. Love you!

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