Tuesday, June 12, 2012

24 Hour Guide to Happiness



This past weekend the Hubby and I celebrated an anniversary but we have been so swamped with end of school year events (graduations, recitals, shows, etc.) that we decided to split the celebrating in a couple of parts!  On the day of we headed out and since it was terribly hot I opted for this light and breezy top from Zara.  Each year for our anniversary I wear something white (just a cute reminder of being a bride) and this top with its crochet sleeves did not disappoint.  For lunch we ended up at a restaurant we had never been to but after having an amazing meal and a great experience I am sure we will return there, even though its a bit of a drive to get there.  We spent the rest of the day doing some shopping (see one of the items I got below) and overindulging the kids!  All in all it was a wonderful anniversary (the first part anyway!).
I named this post after one of my favorite D&G (my initials) bracelets because I think it's so appropriate.  What married couple (well, at least one that's been married as long as we have) doesn't need a 24 hour guide to happiness?
All pictures taken with iPhone because I didn't feel like lugging my big camera along.

Blouse:  Zara
Pants:  Old Navy
Shoes:  Tory Burch
Bag:  Fendi
Bracelets:  D&G, Tiffany's (left hand)
Sunglasses:  Chanel

Lovely white roses from The Hubby!



 
Spied this McQueen inspired bag and made it mine!  Thanks Hubby!
 





 

 

47 comments:

  1. That blouse is beautiful! I love the cut -outs on the sleeve. Don't even get me started on the food. It's too early for my stomach to be growling.

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  2. Very beautiful pictures. Am happy you enjoyed your anniversary..many more years and happiness to you :) x

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  3. Beautiful top! Happy anniversary! Food looks yummy!

    Amberly D'Anna
    www.asliceofglam.com

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  4. Great outfit!!!!

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    xoxo

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  5. Happy anniversary to you and ur hubby! I really like your "wearing white" tradition. The food looks soooo good!!!

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  6. Such a cute idea to wear white on your anniversary, I love that! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  7. Happy Anniversary Dana! It's mine & Ian's on 19th! Love your outfit, especially the blouse & what a gorgeous clutch...definitely something I would have bought!
    Have a fab Tuesday Hun xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  8. I think the name of the bracelet is so appropriate as a post title as well! Happy Anniversary!!!!!
    For our first anni, I wore a white vintage dress so as to maintain an all day feel of being a bride again as well. I wanted to make it a tradition to find something all white, but for our second anni I wore red and white polka dots, and then for our third this year I wore pink and grey. I strayed off. Oh well, maybe for our fourth I'll get back on the white thing. :) But you look lovely and y'alls divided anniversary celebration thingy sounds super awesome and makes it feel longer. That was a great idea!
    Have a lovely day, Dana!

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  9. I think it's a great idea to wear white on your anniversary. I never thought of that but I am glad that after all these years you two still take the time to do something to celebrate. Nice new clutch, does your husband have a brother who would be minorly interested in a slight shopoholic Azn lady like me? I am financially responsible, I have no credit card debt, and I consider myself quite educated, 2 bachelors and an MBA...oh and I am bilingual. Does the pkg sound attractive? lol!!!!

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  10. It is sweet how you chose to wear white every year, very symbolic. Also love the D&G for the meaning behind it (also the bangle itself) and sounds like you both had a nice easy fun day. The food looks gorgeous, especially that prawn ceasar salad ;P Anyhoo, my big congratulation to you and G on this big day of yours and many more great happy years ahead! Hugs :)

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  11. Love the blouse and the clutch! I think it is a great idea that you wear something white on your anniversary. I might have to copy you! My anniversary is in August so maybe I will be on the lookout for the perfect white 'something.'

    Amy

    fashionandbeautyfinds.blogspot.com

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  12. Hi darlin....thanks for your comment. Congratulations on the anniversary, looks like a wonderful celebration! Lurv the delicate detailing on the top it's so pretty. Yay on the McQueen clutch its a stunning piece! Have a great week sweetie.

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  13. love your bag and outfit!!!
    Oh,now is 1:31 and after your tasty food pictures I wanna to eat!)))so delicious

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  14. Love, love, love your top! It is so feminine and perfect for the summer.

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  15. That top is a piece of art! I like it a lot. And how asorable is your hubby? Those roses are sooooo beautiful!

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  16. love ur clutch, you look stunning!!!! great collections of designers u got, i love tory burch so much :-) happy anniversary darling. those flowers ars so cool and thanks a bunch for the lovely comments on mii blog, am ur follower now.
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  17. I really like this outfit on you, the accessories are superb and the food looks so delicious :)


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  18. Great blog Dana:) You are such a beatiful lady:)

    Hugs from
    Denmark:)

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  19. Ciao! Hello there in the Gorgeous California!
    So nice Post, So Lovely Pictures: Great Outfit, The blouse is so Beautiful! and so Mouthwatering Food!!!
    Congratulations! Cheers!!!
    Ciao, Greetings from Italy

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  20. Ooh, I LOVE the outfit you selected - your shirt is beautiful for summer. And that McQueen-inspired clutch...swoon!

    P.S. Thank you so much for your sweet comment. I am now following you via GFC, as well! :)

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  21. Congrats!!!^^
    perfect photos ;)
    i follow you on Bloglovin and on GFC :D
    can you follow me on both of them too?¿?

    xoxo

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  22. cute comfy outfit
    http://shana-style.blogspot.com

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  23. OMG the food looks amazing! Lovely outfit :) xxx

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  24. Hello,
    I'm glad you had a great time celebrating for your anniversary.
    I like you D&G bracelet and the white roses are beautiful.
    Your food does look delicious!
    Always,
    Tarah and the City

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  25. love the monochrome look!!

    and the roses are so lovely!!

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  26. Such a lovely thought to wear white ! Now I am getting nostalgic too ! happy Anniversary and such a lovely bag ! I hope my husband gets inspired too with ur post , first thing morning, I am gonna show the clutch to him ! lol..
    Keep Smiling:D
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  27. very nice accessories and the food made me hungry!!


    xx,
    Meelena

    www.TheSerialShopper.blogspot.com

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  28. Love that the hubbs bought you a McQueen- def a keeper! ;) And hello yummy food!!

    x carlina
    allergictovanilla.com

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  29. Ok, I think I'm in love with all your bags ;)
    Nice look dear!
    XOXO
    Ylenia

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  30. Rose fairy! and the lace on your snow-white blouse, too, great! Beautiful photos as always!

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  31. love the details of the blouse!
    kisses!

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  32. Thanks for your comment sweetheart!

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  33. The lace detail in your shirt is so pretty!

    xo,
    Courtney
    http://girlavantgarde.wordpress.com/

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  34. Love white roses and Zara! And I'm following your blog!
    xo
    -Kosi
    http://onecreatesoneself.blogspot.com/

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  35. Adore tu estilo y tu blog!!!
    Me encantaría que visites mi blog
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    Un beso
    Maru

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  36. Well, hello gorgeous lady :) You certainly are spoiled by your hubby, but I'm pretty sure you deserve it! I'm obsessed with your beautiful top, and I'm just a tiny bit jealous of your amazing roses, that incredible bracelet and that stylish clutch...happy anniversary!

    xx Ivana
    Macarons and Pearls

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  37. Congrats!
    This Post have all that it needs to be a great Post .. romantic ,love ,a amazing looking Dana and ... a lot of delicious Food!

    Lovely Greetings from Vienna ♡

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  38. Hi, love! I Great post!
    I am hosting a giveaway on my blog, you are invited to participate!

    Kisses,
    www.nicoleta.me

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  39. happy anniversary! love that clutch and its such a sweet idea to wear something white as a reminder.
    i think the best gift in life is to have someone to grow together with :)
    you are blessed!

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  40. Unfortunately...this almost total fabulous pkg cannot cook to save her life. All bets are off..haha!

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  41. ah i love all the skull mcqueen bags and accessories right now. you have an amazing husband to buy such a beautiful clutch!!

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  42. you are killing me with all those delish looking food pics! happy anniversary to you and your hubby :)

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  43. Thank you everyone for all your sweet thoughts, compliments, comments... I appreciate each and every word! I try to visit and comment on all that pay me a visit. And if I haven't you can tap me on my shoulder and say "Hey!"...
    Again big thanks to everyone of you!

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