Sunday, February 24, 2013

Lulu*s + TD // polka dots and the movies.

  SHE // dress: c/o Lulu*s / tights: we love colors / gyspy wedges (last season): c/o Blowfish Shoes / cardi: Belk / lipgloss (julien): c/o Radiant Cosmetics HIM // jacket: North Face / tee: c/o Trucker Deluxe / jeans: Levi's / shoes: c/o Trucker Deluxe

the weather has been absolutely stunning today. we soaked up every bit of the sunshine especially since the past couple of weeks have been painstakingly gloomy - and rumor has it, more gloomy, cold weather is headed our way this week. 

however, we will be staying indoors tonight to watch The Oscars. i wrote out our ballots and already wrote out our Oscar guesses for the night. whoever wins treats out the other for some Mickey Dee's dessert. (shamrock shake, here i come!) i did not get to watch all the movies i wanted to see before tonight (which happens to me every year) but i did see a more of them than last year, so i'm pretty confident about my votes. my top two movie favorites is a tie between Les Mis and Argo, which are two very different movies so it'll be interested to see how they go up against each other.

speaking of movies, when Ryan and i first started dating and many of our weekend date nights involved dinner and a movie. and one time at the theater, i remember Ryan looked over at me and said, i really am glad that you love movies like i do or else i don't think we would have lasted very long. some of you may think that is just plain silly - and obviously, our love for movies is only one of the many things that we have in common but this commonality that we share was a huge bonus. i have always loved movies. i love getting lost in a fabulous story with incredible special affects and characters and heart-pounding, goose-bumping music and gorgeous cinematography. i also grew up watching many movies with my dad, critiquing and enjoying films together (always with a big bowl of buttery popcorn) - and to later date and marry someone with the same love for good movies was an absolute cherry on top...with extra whipping cream.  


 and just like in the movies, here is a little behind-the-scenes-of-our photo-shoot conversation:

me: we should do a different pose.
ryan: what do you want to do?
me: i don't know. something different.
ryan: what if i did this? and catches me off guard as he dips me.

movies and spontaneous dipping?!
 goodness, i love this guy.

much love.
{happy monday, friend.}

16 comments:

  1. Aw, you two are so cute, and you look gorgeous Ilene! I love your polka dot dress and your hair looks fantastic!

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  2. love your outfit. My hubby has that jacket too.

    Tffany
    www.littlegems3.blogspot.com

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  3. Haha! I love that you have ballots and I LOVE that dress on you!

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  4. Makes my heart go pitter patter !!

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  5. Very cute, darling look.
    http://halielandry.blogspot.com/

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  6. Love your hair like that! You look GORGEOUS girl!
    www.shannonheartsblog.com

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  7. um, you guys are just the cutest. <3

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  8. ack!! You two are SO CUTE!! I love this dip photo!! SO ADORABLE!!!

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  9. that dress is SOO fun and you two are too stinking cute!!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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  10. Oh my gosh that last picture, SO CUTE! And I love the polka dot dress!

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  11. Hahaha...I like the behind the scenes notes :)

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  12. Spontaneous dip?YES. That is wonderful.:)

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