2010-08-29

Four

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Matt and I celebrated our fourth year wedding anniversary this last week. We went out of the city for a camping trip and had an all around romantic time... having bug spray fights, sharing s'mores with the wildlife and singing...um...

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Shirt?
?, Winners
Skirt? Debbie Shuchat, Winners
Boots? Gap
Purse? Elliot Lucca, Winners (nothing thrifted... ah! The guilt...)

What a lie. We didn't go camping. I'm not so good at camping, I can't even think of a good camping song, that's where my story fell apart. What isn't a lie is that it was our 4th year anniversary. In keeping with tradition, we had a rather mediocre celebration. On our first anniversary, I was really hungover (Yes, Mom, I am still ashamed...). The next year, we were driving back from a vacation in PEI with friends, and last year we were sharing a cottage with my family in a tiny town in Holland (fun but not very romantic..)... This was going to be the year where we finally made it into a big deal... but then all the people in Matt's department had booked holidays already for that week, so he had to be important and work.
I took off work an hour early on our anniversary. An hour I should have spent making heart shaped sugar cookies or interviewing potential second wives but instead I spent it changing 14 times. I really wanted to wear pants to break up the skirt/dress binge I've been on lately but it wasn't working out, so I retreated to the safety of sequins and plaid. And Matt waited patiently as the tornado of clothing flew around him and then still took outfit pictures...

Dear Matt,
I'm sorry that I made you watch
The Bounty Hunter this weekend. It was really crappy.
I'm also sorry that you ordered a burger that tasted funny on our low-key anniversary dinner. The fish tacos I had weren't fantastic either. The DQ Blizzards were good though. I can handle mediocre anniversary days because I know what we have every day in our lives together is pretty freaking awesome.

xoxox
Jentine

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39 comments :

JMay said...

Super cute skirt!!!

Happy Anniversary :-)

Hannah said...

N and I had our four year dating anniversary a week ago and I'm pretty sure we had cheap pizza after we moved our friends in to their apartment.

I also made him watch The Bounty Hunter which was also. You're correct.

Ha!

406 Olivia said...

Aww...love this.

My 1-year anniversary is today. Big deal celebration dinner complete with big deal wine and big deal (thrifted) dress is tomorrow...

Congratulations Matt & Jentine!

xoxo,

~Olivia

Destined For Now said...

Congratulations and Happy Anniversary.
You should probably wear this outfit if you do go camping.

Lovers, Saints & Sailors said...

That last picture is adorable! Congratulations guys :)

samantha said...

love the faux camping pics and the love letter and the outfit that blended night & day together so well!

xo
sami

Fia said...

I love that you paired plaid with sequins! Very unexpected.

eleanor said...

Happy anniversary, I'm sorry you had a bit of a mediocre one! At least you looked amazing. That skirt is incredible on you!

X

PS. The Bounty Hunter is so. bad.

Nadine said...

You are the QUEEN of juxtaposition! I would wear plaid with sequins tomorrow if it wasn't so freakin' cold. We're not that flash at anniversaries either, but I love what you said in your letter - so true. Big congrats to you both!

Nadine said...

PS - love the boots! A lot!

Healthy and Homemade said...

Happy Anniversary! That last pic? SWOON! Too cute.

ciupa said...

love love love how you mixed plaid and sequins!

Half Dressed said...

Lol this made me laugh! I love the outfit, and your little not ewas so cute :)

L x
Half Dressed

Alex said...

Happy anniversary! Life is far too short for heart shaped cookies. The last pic is way more romantic.

Linda said...

Last picture is adorable. Hope it was se....I mean...romantic!

briannelee said...

Awwww, happy anniversary!

KP said...

Aww! happy anniversary!

20 York Street said...

Sooo sweet! I love seeing Wedding Anniversary celebrations! They're like re-affirmations of love and commitment!

Doesn't hurt to be dressed up (both of ya!)this cool either!

xoxo,

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tess said...

happy anniversary even if it didn't go as planned, I love the sequins and plaid here! nice contrast!

Sidewalk Chalk said...

Happy anniversary to you both! Even if it was a mediocre celebration, I love how you both match up in your plaids.

You make me want to wear sequins all the time.

Mich said...

When did you get your boots?? I think they're exactly what i want...

erin said...

it WAS crappy! i can't tell if having seen it on a flight to Europe makes that experience more or less bearable. but anyway.

at least we always have Blizzards to make it all better.

Melissa said...

Happy anniversary! What a great attitude to have about celebrating. I'm not that mature when things don't go my way. :)

I love your outfit! The casual plaid with dressy sequins is a GREAT contrast! You look awesome!

Clare said...

Aw, happy anniversary to you and Matt! That last picture is so cute!!

Martha said...

Happy Anniversary!

I am LOVING this outfit. But I admit I was a little concerned at first, as it would insane to camp in it.

Linda said...

Happy 4 year anniversary. I always think there's too much hype around anniversaries. I completely share your sentiment in that letter. You look amazing in that combination I would never think to wear. Love it!

Emma at Daily Clothes Fix said...

Happy anniversary. It was worth getting changed as you look amazing. And I love your note to Matt. So sweet.

Sarah said...

Congratulations on 4 years! The real question is will we ever get to see your hubbies face:) Love how you paired the flannel with the sequins. So unexpected but pure genius.

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Becky said...

Happy Anniversary to you both! I love that plaid and sequins are in the safety zone for you :) And thank you for the compliment, you didn't sound pervy at all...then again I don't know if it involved hand gestures or something...but I'm usually inappropriately flattered by that sort of thing!

Elaine said...

Oh, that is so sweet!! We never go all out on our anniversary. We car but we're just too poor and practical to do anything fancy.

I'm sure he doesn't care about your outfit changes or pictures!!!

Happy anniversary :)

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Emily Kennedy said...

This is such a great line, "the safety of sequins and plaid". Only you.

Fifth Sparrow said...

Congrats Jentine (and Matt!), that's pretty awesome!

I love the outfit you ended up with, and that you made sequins and plaid look totally wearable! I really do have to try this out, you always seem to pull it off so well.xx

Kara said...

haha, aww you are too freaking funny and adorable! Love this post! Good call with sequins and plaid...should be the default outfit for Canadian girls who can't decide what to wear.

Happy Anniversary!! :)

xo

Keira said...

Haha, I love that sequins and plaid are your safe zone ;) And I was totally buying the camping story in the beginning and thinking, "whoa, this girl is the fiercest camper I've ever seen!"

amanda said...

this was so super sweet. if i remember correctly, i was sick on my fourth anniversary. well not sick exactly, but more had a yucky stomach that didn't like the steak dinner we had at outback. yep, that was probably one of my least favorite anniversaries to date. but at least you have your love for each other and that super fantastic sequin skirt. i love that thing and you wear it like the rock star that you are :)

Erin said...

Haha. That psych made me smile. I love the last line too - adorable.

Oh, and I just have to say you so remind me of one of my best friends in your sequins. If you're interested, here's a pic of her in sequin shorts: http://defactoredhead.com/blog/2010/06/belong-broadway/. Haha! She gets a lot of flack for her wild outfits, but secretly we all love to see what she'll come up with next.

anna said...

you are hilarious! and i enjoy the honesty. sometimes i feel like we put way too much emphasis on just the one day of the year when it all boils down to every day together. you're my kinda girl, jentine.

also, i even though you think the plaid and sequins is an old stand-by it's still wicked awesome and the combination always impresses me.


happy anniversary!!

April said...

I love that you wore a sequin skirt with a plaid shirt.

Andddd you two are adorable!

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Kyla said...

All the fancy schmancy romantic stuff is what 5th anniversaries are for. We're totally lame celebrators, too. I just say we treat every day like a special day. Not entirely true, but it makes us feel better :)

On another note, this is probably one of my favorite looks of yours ever! Love every sparkly plaid little bit of it!