Monday, February 18, 2013

Inspiration Monday - The story begins

Hello all, welcome to Monday.  Today's Inspiration Monday outfit is Charlize Theron in a pretty laid back look.  It wasn't too hard to come up with something for this one!  But anyway, I'm not going to talk much about my clothes today, I want to share a story instead.


The Pants Monkey and I are coming up on a fairly significant milestone I feel - while we'll have been married seven years this coming May, in March we'll celebrate 15 years together as a couple.  I don't always recognize that anniversary, but this year it just feels significant.  But while we made it official in March, the story really began about 15 years ago this past weekend.  We both attended a birthday party for a mutual friend in high school.  I actually went to that party with a different guy believe it or not, but he and I were pretty much done for at that point anyway.  And there was a pool, so we all went swimming.  Teenage boys being teenage boys decided it would be fun to do things like throw us girls around in the pool.  My Pants Monkey approached me and asked to throw me and I was like sure, since the guy I came with wasn't even swimming.  We ended up talking (and flirting) a lot that night and I knew that somehow he was going to be in my life in the near future.

Shirt - M2M, two birds garage sale
Pants and boots - Mossimo, Target
Scarf - World Market
Earrings - S&D


So anyway, flash forward back to this weekend and on Saturday night, we went to a birthday party for that very same friend.  And I couldn't help but smile when I remembered that other party so many years ago.  I told my friend again as I have in the past, her birthday will always be important to me because if it wasn't for her, I might not have my Pants Monkey now!


Of course there is more to the story of how we got together - but we'll get that next month, you'll just have to stay tuned!

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30 comments:

  1. Ooh, you left us hanging with a teaser! I really like this look today. The pants and boots and that awesome sweater are perfect together. Congrats on 15 years as a couple. These days that's very rare. Heather

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  2. 15 years is an incredible and amazing milestone! So happy for both of you! And, I cannot wait to hear the rest of this story!!!

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  3. Very cute outfit! I can't believe it has been 15 years since that birthday party!

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  4. That is such a cute story! I love hearing about how people met their spouses. 15 years together is a huge milestone!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    JCrew giveaway!

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  5. Such an adorable sweater, I absolutely LOVE IT!

    And I love this story! Celebrating those moments are just as significant in my mind as your actually anniversary. Not that I think any day will be as special as your wedding day, but I LOVE to celebrate the first time I met Joe and when we started dating. It just brings back so many fun memories :)

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  6. Isn't it weird how a little decision (to go a party or not) can change the course of your entire life? That being said, I strongly believe that fate/God/love will give you another chance if you miss the first one! I met my husband twice, because the first time he didn't remember me.

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  7. Bethie! Your style is far better than Charlize, eventho I love her name. I love your sweater/top. Are those sequins on the shoulder fronts?

    Thanks for your birthday wishes! Your entire ensemble rocks and your story of meeting your husband was so nice to read about. Happy Monday!!!

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  8. What a sweet outfit & a sweet story for a Monday! Congrats on 15 years! I really adore that top, it is very sweet!

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  9. Wow, 15 years together? That is awesome! Cute pants :)

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  10. Congrats and how fab do you look in that outfit:)
    ~Anne

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  11. Love this outfit on you! You look amazing, girl. :) And I am looking forward to hearing (reading) your story. :)

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  12. I like the stories, keep them coming.

    That top is gorgeous on you, fits perfectly, especially around the shoulders.

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  13. Omggg that's such a cute story! I want to hear more! You look totally sweet with your printed jeans and soft floaty blouse.

    I wish the DH and I had kept a better 'record' of us getting together. We started as friends that quickly turned into something different so I only know it's been roughly 8 years.

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  14. These pants are so fun! Way to go. Fun story too. Happy Anniversary, keep making memories!!

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  15. what a great look on you, beth...one of my favorites! and i love the story...it's always so interesting to hear people's fateful meeting stories!

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  16. Aw, that was such a sweet story! I like the simplicity of this outfit (and your shoe collection in the back!)

    Brittney

    anotherbeautifulthing.blogspot.com

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  17. Stories like this are so meaningful. Congrats on the longevity of your romance.

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  18. What a gentleman! I'm so impressed that he asked your permission to throw you in the pool. :) Congrats on such a huge milestone!! And by the way, I love this outfit. Are those pants cropped? I bought a maroon pair at Target that I think are the same print, but maroon. They're cropped, but paired with boots like yours, you would never know it!

    Jess - J's Style

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  19. What an ADORABLE meeting story. :-) So glad you met and he makes you happy. I also am loving the outfit today!

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  20. I love the story and had never heard it before. {And now I'm sooo curious all the details like WHO's birthday??!??} Happy Monday!

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  21. Beth - I've been "lurking" at your blog for some time now, but I just have to comment today. You look especially beautiful today - don't know if it's the blue color near your face or what, but something is even better than usual! Or maybe it's just the romantic story.....

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  22. Beth - I've been "lurking" at your blog for some time now, but I just have to comment today. You look especially beautiful today - don't know if it's the blue color near your face or what, but something is even better than usual! Or maybe it's just the romantic story.....

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  23. I like your scarf and top. 15 years is a long time! Brett and I started dating 13 years ago.

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  24. I love this look on you! You look soooooo skinny (have you lost weight)? You just look radiant Beth!! So many congrats on 15 years... that is AMAZING and you two should most certainly celebrate!

    XO
    Pearls & Paws

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  25. Not sure if my last comment came through? Love this look - you look really gorgeous Beth and seriously 15 years? That is amazing and I'm so happy for you two!

    XO
    Pearls & Paws

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  26. Oh how I love this story! He hee, you're brave- I hate anyone coming into contact with me when swimming- I dread being dunked too much!
    Love the outfit too- especially those trousers!

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  27. What a lovely story. How fortunate that you found each other! I love how this outfit looks on you...so very flattering! Totally loving your boots :)

    Sylvia
    www.sylvialovespink.com

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  28. Beth I really enjoyed this story. You look really beautiful in these photos. I love the shirt that you got from two birds...very pretty on you. dawn suitcase vignettes xo

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