Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Cotton Anniversary

The traditional second wedding anniversary gift is cotton. So of course with me loving to follow those old wedding traditions, my husband and I wouldn't have gotten each other anything else. However, even though I love to follow tradition, that doesn't mean I don't want to put a modern twist on things. I think that's the fun with traditions. You can follow them, but you can still make them modern and put on your own twist on them. And boy did I put my own twist on my gift to my husband. We aren't a very "lovey-dovey" couple so I wasn't going to get my husband anything mushy. I got him something that both expressed my love for him and still had a sense of humor... personalized cotton boxers!

And he absolutely loves them :)

For me, my husband had known that I missed being able to wear my "Bride" and "Just Married" shirts and sweatshirts and panties... and just everything bridal. You see, recently my brother got married and for my sister-in-law's shower, along with gifts that both she and my brother had registered for, I got my sister-in-law a "Bride" tank top and a cute pair of bridal panties (no longer available at Victoria's Secret) because I knew how much I loved wearing bridal apparel when I was getting married and I wanted her to feel the same way. So after continually listening to me talk about how cute the shirt and panties were and how much I missed wearing mine, Russell decided to buy me something "bridal" that was still appropriate for someone who has already been married for a while to wear...

He got me a beautiful custom cotton black sweatshirt (not as bridal as white would've been) with our last name and our "established" date written on the back with rhinestones! My husband knows how I love to sparkle :) I love love love the sweatshirt so much, and I'll be able to wear this forever whenever I want.

We actually exchanged our gifts on Saturday night.  We kind of made a whole anniversary weekend out of our celebration. Friday night we stayed in while my husband made us a fantastic dinner and then we watched movies all night with a bottle of my favorite champagne Martini & Rossi Asti. Then, like I mentioned in my last post, we went out to dinner at one of our favorite Italian restaurants on Monday night. We had a delicious dinner, once again, sharing a bottle of Asti champagne. 

Here's my look from the night.

Close-Up of my makeup with one of my new favorite lipsticks, from Maybelline's new Plum Collection, #410 Blissful Berry

And of course no outfit would be complete without accessories
My new favorite ring (aside from my wedding set) Sain Ring from Swarovski. Buy it here

So I hope everyone else had a great weekend. Let me know, do you follow the traditional wedding anniversary gift guide?

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