Outfit: Broadway Blossom

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My husband and I got very last-minute tickets to The Phantom of the Opera on Friday, and it was totally worth it. (DUH.)

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I’d seen it before back in ’08, but this was Devon’s 1st time watching it in the flesh, so it was lot of fun to watch him experience it. It was a really special moment for us, too, because POTO was the movie that pretty much paved the way for us to start dating…which obviously calls for STORY TIME!

**Warning: the following story contains themes of mushy-gushiness that may be intolerable for some people**

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Back in March 2012, a little bit after Devon and I exchanged phone numbers, he invited me to a group movie party at his house. So I drove over there, knocked on the door, and he answered and said that everyone else had flaked out and that I was the only one who showed up. He said I didn’t have to stay, but I was like, “Dude, I drove all the way out here. I wanna watch a movie. Give me popcorn and ice cream.” (Recently he told me that he thought I was kind of a butt about that, but he really liked my straightforwardness and found me more attractive after that. Go figure.) He let me pick the movie–Phantom, obviously–but we really didn’t watch it; we were too busy talking and getting to know each other…and the rest is history.

But seriously, it’s a miracle he still liked me after that 1st movie night. I’m a very blunt and sarcastic person, so sometimes I rub people the wrong way. But he wanted to pursue a relationship after that, so…aww.

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  • Dress: de Janeiro—$13
  • Cardigan: eBay—$11.80
  • Tights: Walgreens—$8
  • Shoes: Kohl’s—$18
  • Necklace: street vendor—$10 (here)
  • TOTAL: $60.80

Today’s Motto: if you want to stand out in the crowd, just be yourself.

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