Since the beginning of my blogging days, I have always loved mixing feminine and masculine pieces. This leather and lace combination in particular is one of my favorites. The toughness of a leather skirt with the delicate nature of a lace blouse creates such an unexpected look and feel. Even mixing a smooth leather material with the soft texture of lace adds some interest to the outfit. What I’m trying to say is, I’m obsessed.
This look made me feel a certain way-stylish, pretty, powerful and confident. I may even wear it again for dinner tonight with Julian. It’s our seven year anniversary! Warning, the rest of this post is about to get very sentimental. 🙂
Outfit details: Top: Rebecca Taylor (similar here) / Skirt: Free People / Purse: Tiffany / Heels: Sam Edelman
Our Seven Year Anniversary
We met April 2010 and seven months later, we were engaged. I can’t even describe how lucky I am to share my life with this man. He is the funniest, smartest, most handsome person I know. He makes every place we go fun and everyone loves him. I have found a partner that supports my dreams and lovingly celebrates every new opportunity that comes my way, whether it’s for my career as a pharmacist or my business as a blogger. He makes me want to be the best version of myself and reach high, take risks and go all in. I could not be more grateful for him.
My life with him has brought me to a place where I am 100% happy, safe, fulfilled and grateful. If everything was all taken away, we would still have each other and we would figure it out all over again. That gives me a sense of peace and comfort and puts everything into perspective. I don’t know what I did right in this world to have met and fallen in love with him. He makes me feel secure in every situation, no matter where we are in the world. Our beautiful life and precious children are a blessing that is not lost on me.
It’s a gift to have someone in your life who sees you, who truly sees you and understands you. He know all my faults and has seen me at my worst yet loves me just the same. He watched me go to a really low place when our daughter was born. I was so happy she was in our lives but at the same time, so unbelievably sad. Neither one of us understood what was happening but he was there for me in every way.
He has supported me in every crazy idea I’ve had, including one of the biggest decisions of my life. I decided to leave my job so I could spend more time with our family and he supported me through every difficult conversation and moment, including one day when I was driving home from work and realized I would no longer be contributing to my 401K. 🙂
He always has my back and makes me feel good about myself. Whenever I feel less confident than I should or less than for whatever reason, he is always there convincing me otherwise. No, I don’t need a man to make me feel confident but it is nice to have a best friend to remind me sometimes when I forget. The way he loves me and the way he looks at me makes me truly happy. I’m always hard on myself but he reminds me how far I’ve come when I’m overwhelmed by how far I have to go. He is an incredible father, loving husband, thoughtful human, and my best friend. I love you, Julian. Happy anniversary to us. <3
“Just keep loving me, and I’ll keep loving you, and the rest will just fall into place.”
Photos by Lauren Herwig