Hello, dear friends! On an equally pleasant day 10 years ago, husband and I tied the knot. Up to a year ago, I was hoping to have this big vow renewal party in which I would be wearing my wedding gown again and my boys would escort me down the isle…all have changed because I no longer need a big party to look fancy, I am doing that every week because of this blog! ;D While you are laughing at my shallowness, I want to take this opportunity to reflect (a tiny bit) on relationships.
My marriage of 10 years has taught me how to compromise, be patient and persist. I am not just talking about the guy, though, it is also with myself. Our relationship, started with romance but no longer about romance, it is maintaining and improving this partnership in which both partners feel fulfilled and rewarded to his / her expectations.
There is a striking similarity between the lace dress I am wearing in today’s post and the relationship we have — overall structured with room to breath. Without the set of values we both adhere to without each other’s reminder, our marriage wouldn’t have lasted. The stiff cotton lace and bonding lines of the bodice make this dress a good fit even if you have a slight variations in certain measurements.
Accessories to the dress, differences between a couple, placement of flowers in the garden, are pretty much the same thing. They make things interesting within a good structure. We can also switch up the peripherals such as shoes, bags, jewelry even the outerwear to get different vibes, as long as they are complimentary to the dress. Today, I paired it with a structured blazer and stilettos, sending the message of poise and classy; another time, I could wear it with lace-up flats and denim jacket, hoping around farmer’s market or playing tourist, it would be all about comfort and fun.
Few words about Self-Portrait. It is an emerging label based in London that just begin to gain cult following among bloggers and celebrities. The designer’s clever mix of fabrics, razor sharp sense of trends, and the elegant silhouette seen throughout, season after season, makes Self Portrait super appealing to fashionistas of all ages. The modest price point is undeniably, another key success factor. If you are in need of a dress that is relevant, stands out yet still approachable , Self Portrait should definitely be on your list to consider. I’ve pulled a few currently available designs to give you a better view:
Thank you so much for reading! See you in my next post!