Last week was pretty rough. Or at least as rough as it can be when your dog has had surgery on her leg and you feel helpless to take the pain away. Or when you're a complete klutz and accidentally sliced your finger pretty badly on a wine glass of all things. Everyone experiences off weeks and it was time for mine. Still not bad in comparison to what most people endure on a daily basis so I felt childish for feeling sorry for myself. But hey, it happens. I'm human.

Wearing //
Nordstrom clutch, similar here & here
Asos pumps, similar

But then someone does something genuinely kind, and you are once again reminded that life constantly pushes and pulls you in different directions. One second you're down, the next you feel on top. I personally love surprises. I think it's so thoughtful when people you love go out of their way to notice that you're feeling fragile and therefore could use a pick-me-up. It's especially meaningful when my husband does it because let's face it, we've been together longer than most Hollywood marriages last and once you reach a certain point, it isn't always rainbows and butterflies. It's easy to get complacent. Nate's always been good at surprising me though, and Friday night was no exception. He drove us down to San Diego and we had a beautiful dinner at one of my favorite hotels overlooking the bay. A four course meal, gorgeous views, and a chance for me to get a little dressed up. It's amazing what a night out on the town can do when you've been in yoga pants for a week straight.

Hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend :)


  1. Sorry to hear you've been having a rough time...poor puppy! Hoping she is okay. Your husband is so sweet to do that for you...and you look gorgeous!

  2. Awww that's so sweet - sorry to hear you've had a rough week ❤ I absolutely love this outfit by the way - the colour is so pretty on you!

  3. What a beautiful dress and I'm so glad you had the perfect occasion to wear it! Nate is a keeper. :) That was so sweet of him to surprise you and help cheer you up. I hope this week is going a little better!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

  4. I'm sorry you had such a bad week but how sweet of your husband to surprise you! He's a keeper! I hope your dog is heeling up from surgery!


  5. I am sorry to hear you had a bad week.
    Btw, love the dress girl!

  6. Ugh! I hope the rest of your week gets better!
    Nate's a keeper... you're a lucky girl ;) Love that dress on you btw!

    xo, tasha
    twenty-something blog

    1. Natasha! It's so good to hear from you! I hope you are doing well :)

  7. Such a sweet hubby! I don't know what we would do without them. Glad you got to end your week on a high note, and I hope Neli and your finger are better. This dress is so pretty on you!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  8. Thank you ladies all so much! Nettie is healing up and although she still needs to be in a crate to avoid walking, she is much better. And so is my finger! This week is definitely more enjoyable than last. And it's almost the weekend again ;)

  9. That sounds so sweet, and so amazing! To have a partner who loves, understands, and still surprises you has to be one of the best gifts in life. Plus you look simply fabulous!
    Hope your pup is feeling better too.


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