Our anniversary is something I love to celebrate, regardless if we spend it together sitting in sweatpants on the couch, or if we go to a fancy dinner, or if my husband is gone, which happened last year. Fortunately, he is home this year and we got to try a restaurant on Lake Merritt in Oakland called Lake Chalet. Dinner was fantastic and the company was even better đŸ˜‰ of course! Since this is the first year we have gone out for dinner on our actual anniversary I wanted to get dressed up.

Anniversary Dinner on Lake Merritt

I got my dress when I was in Australia at the end of August from a shop called Portmans. The store is similar to an Express or a Windsor store in the States, but they had the BEST selection of dresses. I bought this red dress and a similar dress in black and they give me major For Love and Lemons vibes, but were less expensive! I am so happy I got them both because they are such classic evening out dresses and I didn’t have any quite as nice in my wardrobe.

Anniversary Dinner on Lake MerrittAnniversary Dinner on Lake Merritt

Anniversary Dinner on Lake Merritt

My shoes are actually the pair I wore on my wedding day so they are incredibly special to me – not to mention majorly sparkly. The reason I got this specific pair was so I could wear them again on special occasions and this is the first night I was able to wear them since the actual wedding (except for parading around in my home – LOL). They are the most expensive pair of shoes I own, but they were definitely worth it!

Anniversary Dinner on Lake Merritt

Dress – Portmans Electra Lace Halter Dress

Shoes – Benjamin Adams London (unavailable)

Necklace and Earrings – Swarovski (unavailable)

Happy Anniversary Hubs! <3

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