Tuesday, July 7, 2009

ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM

And the maxi addiction continues...

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Along with my not-so-often mentioned soft spot for elephants, which unfortunately, you can't quite see in this picture. But the largest charm on this necklace (Charlotte Russe, $8) is a pretty little elephant that I've recently added to my ever-growing collection.

Why elephants, though?

Well, they keep their bestest friends forever, they never forget, they show emotions, and they're a token of good luck. But, for me, it's much more than that.

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My husband gave me a stuffed elephant when we were dating, because I had a bad cold and the elephant's name was Blowsy Nosy. Then, he got Blowsy Nosy a mate for my birthday. Then, it just became one of those little momentos he would give me to commemorate special milestones and events.

Then, on Christmas Day 2004, he gave me a HUGE stuffed elephant, only this one was very special. It was a hand puppet. And inside the puppet was a small box. And inside the small box was a very, very special gift...

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...my engagement ring.

21 comments:

  1. That is just about the sweetest story EVER :) Plus I love the maxi dress! Every time I start to doubt their fabulousness you post some fantastic outfit and their wonder is reaffirmed :) I'm thinkin it's about time I finally get one for myself!

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  2. oh that story is so romantic! awwwww. ;) and you look perfectly lovely in that bright maxi!

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  3. I love a good engagement story, and yours is just lovely! And I LOVE that dress every time you wear it!

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  4. First off...Elephants Rock!!! and so does that awesome maxi dress you have on:) Love that color!

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  5. That's such a sweet story!

    Also am completely in love with the dress!

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  6. Lovely story!

    I WANT this dress!! LOVE IT!!!!

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  7. Gross story....your giving me a toothache with all that sweetness.
    j.k. Maxi dresses are the bomb digitty...hide all the sins and allow for natural air conditioning to flow up the dress...
    Looking good!

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  8. AWWWWW!!!!! Love that necklace :)

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  9. How romantic!

    I may break down and buy a "new" maxi. They look so great on you. And there are end of season sales going on.

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  10. AWwwww...Your hubby is such a romantic:) no wonder you started liking elephants after that...lol
    Loving you in maxi dresses:)

    xoxo
    Mimi

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  11. How sweet! I love when clothing or jewelry has special significance. You look great!

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  12. new to your blog! i love the bright color of your maxi dress, particularly when paired with the denim jacket!

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  13. love that story! so sweet! my hubby gave me an elephant too but for an anniversary i'll take pics and show!

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  14. What an adorable and original way to propose! Loving the maxi.

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  15. That is a seriously adorable story!

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  16. awww... so nice to see guys being creative when they propose. The orange color of this dress is fantastic. I've been meaning to buy something in this color. Love your blog!

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  17. Very sweet! I love that engagement story! I also have a huge soft spot for elephants (or oliphants because I am a Tolkien freak too....)
    I make charm bracelets and usually include one as a token of luck.

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  18. Cute! I love elephants too, my power animal... since I am so forgetful.

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  19. I think you look great in maxis. I don't know if I could pull it off because I am on the shorter side.... :/ That was a great story, btw!!

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