Friday, August 31, 2012

DATE NIGHT...and the dress

Happy Friday!  Last night Rob and I went on a date.  We are sticking to our Thursday night outings and having fun with it.  We had a delicious dinner at a four star, quaint, little place called Elements, not far from where we live.  We stopped on the way to grab a bottle of wine since Elements is BYOB.  The ambiance, service, food, parking, and weather were all perfect.  But the most important (element) of the evening was this dress that Megan and Nora of TwoBirds sent to me as a gift.  Little did they know that I had been coveting this dress for years.  I had seen it around the internet and then on their blog.  My heart skipped a beat when I saw it because I knew that I had to have it.  Fast forward a year.  I received an email from Twobirds asking me for my address because they wanted to send me something.  Little did they know, I was secretly hoping, wishing, praying that it would somehow, someway, be that dress that they had posted as a "for sale" item in their pop up sales.  
They know me so well and can style me anytime.  When this dress showed up a few days later, I tore the package open like a kid at Christmas and had it on my body within seconds of receiving it as I squealed with excitement.  No lie.  Rob was looking at me like, what is your problem?  Men just don't get it sometimes.  I felt like I had won the lottery.  With the dress on my body, I was already fantasizing about wearing it for a special occasion in public, not just on my deck for a blog post .  And boy did I twirl last night, you know I did, girl.  This dress has the best twirl factor ever and pockets, what is not to love?

Classy...walking down the street with an open but corked bottle of wine after dinner looking for a place to snap some photos.

Although this dress is not vintage, (not that I care because I love it) I love the vintage sailboats and nautical scene going on here.  I let the dress speak for itself and kept the accessories simple.

Happy Girl who loves to twirl!!

A blurry kiss goodnight!  Have a great holiday weekend!  Thank you for dropping by.  I have four days off and need to get the rest of my house in order.  What plans do you have?  Do share!  dawn xo

gifted dress/Megan and Nora of twobirds
thrifted belt
Marc Fisher sandals/macy's


two birds said...

you look absolutely stunning! this dress was MADE for you! i'm so happy you love it, and your date night was the perfect place to debut it!!

The Dainty Dolls House said...

You both are so precious. Love that dress & that was so kind of them to send it to you too :))) Your just pleased as punch there, so sweet. You look marvellous, am glad you enjoyed your time out :)) Have a sweet weekend petal xox

Bethie The Boo said...

Wow, it looks fantastic on you! The birds do have good taste!!

pastcaring said...

That is a gorgeous dress and it looks beautiful on you. I can tell you feel fabulous in it too!
Carrying your wine and snogging in the street, Dawn? You are my kinda gal! xxxx

Sara Flynn said...

you look great!!!! I love Megan and Nora over at two birds.... what a great gift.


LarasVintage said...

Love the dress! So happy you found my blog!!
xo sandra

Heather Morris said...

The dress fits you, I honestly could not see it on anyone else. So, nice of them to send you such a lovely gift!

Thrifted Shift said...

You look marvelous in this dress! And I didn't need another reason to love Megan and Nora, but now I totally do. Those girls are awesome!


Wonderful dress, Dawn. I love the print and how wonderfully it fits you.
Sooooooooooooo beautiful!!!

Lisa said...

This dress looks like it was made just for you.

Statements in Fashion said...

Hey girlie! You look gorgeous as ever in that dress!! You guys are too cute:) Hope you are well!

Debbi@SheAccessorizesWell said...

Oh you look so fabulous and so happy. That is one fab dress and it is made for twirling.

Jenny said...

That dress is just so fabulous!! The print and style are so adorable! It really suits you!

xo Jenny

Tinfoil Tiaras said...

That dress is just stunning on you- how thoughtful of two birds to send it your way! Love the kiss photo, BYOW places are so fun and my man and I need to reinstate our weekly date nights- they are so important!

Kat said...

I felt my pulse quicken as I read this post and shared in your excitement. What an absolutely fantastic gift, and the dress suits you to a tee. I love the wide-set halter straps that play off the vintage style. And that last kissing photo is just adorable. So happy for you :)

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