Anniversary Outfit & Pandora Bracelet

This week hubby and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary! We started dating straight after I graduated from university and married 2 years later when I was 24 and he was 25. Hard to believe that 10 years have gone by so quickly – we’ve had so much fun…lived in 3 different cities (London, New York & Toronto)…got all the traveling and couple-y stuff out of our system… then settled down and started our family.

The greatest gift my hubby has ever given me is his trust and respect –
he always turns to me for advice and listens to it above anything else.
(He even asks for my input when his friends or colleagues are dealing
with personal problems: he says that my advice is “spot on”). Love you
hubby – I feel very blessed!

To celebrate our anniversary, we went out for dinner and I got to use my Chanel WOC for the first time. This bag is so precious to me – so I only want to use it on VERY special occasions – and nothing is more special than a 10th anniversary dinner 🙂

I doubled up the straps and wore it as a shoulder bag – it had enough room for the essentials (iPhone, lipgloss, blotting papers, mints, mirror, keys & a few cards). I wore my cream lace H&M dress (purchased last year) with a J.Crew belt and F21 necklace.

Pandora pink leather cord with Car charm

I also wore this Pandora bracelet – a joint birthday present from my son (the car charm) and daughter (the pink bracelet). This bracelet means a lot to me because I’m currently learning how to drive (I’ve had 7 in-car lessons and completed the classroom training course.) I’ll be honest – it’s not been easy for me, I feel like I left it too late (see #9 here) and I’m majorly lacking in confidence.

But I’m learning for my children – and looking down at this bracelet reminds me to keep trying – I’m not giving up until I have my full licence!


  1. Skylette from Sequins&Stilettos
    August 9, 2012 / 5:31 am

    Happy anniversary and kuddos to you for getting your license – you can do it! 🙂

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      August 9, 2012 / 5:58 pm

      Thanks Skylette 🙂

  2. Anonymous
    August 9, 2012 / 11:19 am

    Awwwwww Ella such a sweet story 🙂 I wish you both a Happy Anniversary! You look beautiful, love the choice of dress and of course the bag, we have the exact same shade lol x

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      August 9, 2012 / 6:00 pm

      Thanks Parveen – will have to go check out your bag again – I love this color and the caviar leather.

  3. Schnelle
    August 9, 2012 / 12:34 pm

    Happy Anniversary! You look Stunning!! That bracelet is so cute and what a sweet meaning behind it. You CAN do it- my mom didn't get her license until she was in her 30's because we always lived in NYC and there was no need for it. She drives every day now.

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      August 9, 2012 / 6:02 pm

      Thanks for the encouragement Schnelle – it really helps to know that I'm not the only one – loved hearing your mom's success story 🙂 It seems like such an obstacle – but everyone tells me it'll come naturally once I get into the habit.

  4. pretty little things
    August 9, 2012 / 12:53 pm

    wow 10 years!! congrats and happy anniversary! xo

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      August 9, 2012 / 6:02 pm

      Thanks – I still can't believe it's 10 years – it has gone by so quickly!

  5. Lilly
    August 9, 2012 / 2:16 pm

    Happy anniversary! Enjoyed reading your love story :)You look so pretty and your hair looks amazing!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      August 9, 2012 / 6:04 pm

      Thanks Lilly – really loving my Hot Tools curling iron – nothing else can create a curl in my hair 🙂

  6. Mehreen
    August 9, 2012 / 2:37 pm

    Awww happy anniversary ! You lookGreat ! I'm from Toronto !:) to many more happyYears

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      August 9, 2012 / 6:09 pm

      Thanks Mehreen – I discovered your blog recently and am loving it – you have great style – love your bags and outfits. It's nice to find another Toronto-based blogger 🙂 Do you ever go to any of the Toronto Beauty Blogger events?

    • Mehreen
      August 13, 2012 / 12:26 am

      Arrregggg I just saw this 🙂 I wish blogger would notify when a comment is responded too! Lol I haven't been to any ! Do you go ? Let me know if you ever go! I'd love to check one out 🙂

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      August 13, 2012 / 2:57 am

      Yes – I've been to 2 and they're great! I'll definitely tweet you about the next one 🙂

  7. Canadian Beauty
    August 9, 2012 / 3:32 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years! I love hearing about other peoples romances <3 You looked lovely (as always) and I applaud you for taking the leap to learn to drive later in life! I know you can do it!!!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      August 9, 2012 / 6:05 pm

      Thanks – I've been wanting to learn for years – and I keep telling myself it's nothing to be afraid of LOL 🙂

  8. alison*elle
    August 9, 2012 / 6:19 pm

    Happy anniversary to you and your hubby! Good luck with your driving lessons too; I know you can do it :)xo, alison*elle

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      August 11, 2012 / 9:08 pm

      Thanks Alison – fingers crossed 🙂

  9. z1477
    August 9, 2012 / 9:18 pm

    Hey Ella, I think you are going to be driving around and loving it sooner than you know. How exciting! I hope you have many fun car related adventures with your family once you get your full confidence. Don't give up!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      August 11, 2012 / 9:08 pm

      Thanks 🙂 I plan on taking my sister to the mall ALL the time once I have my licence 🙂

  10. Beautygirl24
    August 9, 2012 / 11:16 pm

    Awww, congratulations on 10 years together Ella. You sound like a wonderful couple!I am in love with your beautiful WOC. The color, the hardware…it's really such a classic. I understand the need to baby it. I'm the same way with mine. I plan on using it very soon too though, can't keep her tucked away for too long!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      August 11, 2012 / 9:11 pm

      Thanks Noelle – your flap bag is so amazing – and its value just keeps getting higher -it's good you got it when you did – such a great investment.

  11. Adele
    August 10, 2012 / 3:26 pm

    Happy 10th anniversary!! Hope you enjoyed celebrating. Adore your cream top & what a gorgeous Chanel bag – gorgeous colour!Would love you to check out my latest outfit post :)Happy weekend Hun xoxo

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      August 11, 2012 / 9:11 pm

      Thanks Adele – I love my H&M lace dress – so classic and easy to wear 🙂

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