Cooper & Ella Black Tassel Dress — via @TheFoxandShe

Black Tassel Dress — via @TheFoxandShe

simple summer look — via @TheFoxandShe

tasseled black dress — via @TheFoxandShe

Black Tassel Dress — via @TheFoxandShe

little black dress — via @TheFoxandShe

LBD from Cooper & Ella — via @TheFoxandShe

strappy heels — via @TheFoxandShe

Cooper & Ella Black Tassel Dress — via @TheFoxandShe

Filippo Loreti Watch — via @TheFoxandShe

One year ago today, our family and friends were pouring into Chicago from all over the country for our wedding. We had dinner that Thursday night with a bunch of our friends that came in early to celebrate. I loved that night so much! Especially since the rest of the weekend was so crazy — in a good way.

But seriously, I can’t believe it’s been one year since we tied the knot, but now that it’s here, I’m excited to celebrate. For the most part, we don’t do big celebrations for Valentine’s Day or even birthdays. Usually just dinner, or a fancy dinner at home (our Valentine’s Day tradition) and a handwritten card. Since paper is the traditional gift to give on a first anniversary, it looks like we’ll be set! While we may usually be pretty casual with our celebrations, I do think a wedding anniversary warrants a slightly bigger celebration. I’m looking forward to spending a day with each other and reminiscing on all of the memories that we’ve made together in the past year.

I’ve always heard the first year of marriage is the toughest, but I have to admit that it’s been a really good one for us. Sure, getting used to living with Rob full-time took some time, but I’m used to it now and it’s really fun! I can only hope that each year is as good as this one has been for our relationship.

To celebrate, we’re going out for a fancy dinner in downtown Chicago this weekend. An important night deserves an outfit to match, right? I’ll be wearing this black tassel dress from Cooper & Ella (carried at Nordstrom) that’s both comfortable and chic! I love the tassel details that hang from the neck — they give it such a summery feel! I also love the way my new all-black Filippo Loreti watch looks with it.

I’m excited about our date night this Saturday and looking forward to many more years with my love!

photography by Shaheen Khan

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