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I really could not think of a better fitting title - because honestly, I was just plain spoiled Saturday. Patrick took me out for an amazing date to the capital city here, Boise! He kept the main events a surprise, so I had no idea what he planned for us to do. All he told me was to make sure to bring a jacket and a dress for later.
He picked me up a little late (which is normal, since he's chronically late), but it worked out perfectly because minutes before he arrived, the Fed Ex truck pulled into my driveway and dropped off a precious package - my new DSLR camera! So these pictures you see are the first few taken with it. Keep in mind they were shot by total amateurs, but I'm still really pleased with the high quality!


These are pictures taken when we wandered around downtown Boise.  Before that, however, he took me ice skating! We went with his friend Danny and did a few laps before having to wrap it up. He knew the schedule for the day, and had to keep us on track. Afterwards, we went back to Danny's place and changed into our nicer clothes, which you can see in these pictures. That would be when we passed through the downtown area and miraculously found a parking spot!


Then Patrick got to play photographer, and I think he did a fantastic job for not knowing anything. Haha, he'd only seen my blog once and already he knew what I meant when I mentioned "detail" shots. 


Of course, I had to snatch back my camera every now and then to play with it. I love the amazing focus it can achieve! I definitely need to find time to learn all the functions and capabilities it has - then my photography can really improve.

He cleans up good, doesn't he? Another good thing about music majors - they know how to dress well! ;)

Dress: c/o Amuse Me Boutique   Sandals: c/o My Hot Shoes

So after we snapped all these pictures, we drove over to the nearby Cheesecake Factory, which was absolutely delicious. I chose an Asian-flavored chicken dish while he ordered pasta (representing our heritage I guess?). Then we picked our dessert. Mmmm, I can practically imagine the tart yet sweet taste of my Raspberry Lemon cheesecake. They need to get one of these closer to where we live!


Finally, he had me type in an address into my phone's navigation app, and we headed back to the downtown area. I had no idea what he had up his sleeve, and the only clue he gave me was that we'd both be out of our comfort zone doing this, but it'd be fun.


When I saw the dance studio sign, I knew he'd be right. Haha, we had a lesson on how to do the Lindy Hop! It was swing dancing, and I must admit, I felt a little uncomfortable at first because as one guy said, "This is worse than speed dating." 
See, since there were so few girls, we had to rotate partners every few minutes. So I got to dance with a lot of guys! But after we all somewhat learned the steps, it got more enjoyable. Plus, at the end of the lesson, the instructors put on music and told us to just have fun. Which was not difficult to achieve. By the end of the night, I felt dizzy from all the "swinging" done to me. But I loved getting to experience partner dancing!


Because (confession time) I've never been to a dance. So I've never danced with a guy before. But now I can say I have, and it was one of the best nights I've had!


 I'm so grateful to Amuse Me Boutique for sending me this lovely little dress. It was perfect for my fantastic date! The crochet-lace pops against the silky black sheath underneath, and paired with some comfortable sandals, I was set. I plan on layering this beauty into the fall and winter too. So many possibilities with dresses!



And here are a few more couple-shots of the two of us. We set the camera on self-timer, and I think it did a pretty good job all on it's own to capture these. :) 


Pretty cute if I do say so myself! ;)
Overall, I am one spoiled girl. I feel so blessed and am grateful for every moment with this special guy. 
And on that note, hope your weekend was good too! 


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64 comments

Maiken said...

aww, you guys look so sweet together. such a nice couple :) and I'm happy you had an amazing day. my weekend was full of work and there was no fun at all but I guess I can hold on until this weekend because then my small vacation starts :P
anyway, your dress is so right for the occasion and lace is always such a good choice in my opinion. beautiful look overall, Linda! :)

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Mauro E. said...

What a lovely couple!
I really like that white lace dress, super chic! :)

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bossa nova said...

omg omg ! i just imagine that you're my roommate and you tell my about your date before we sleep ! >.<
everythng looks awesome ! <3

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C. and S. said...

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Stylish By Nature said...

You guys look so good !! Love your dress :) Kisses

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The Garage Starlets said...

Nice photos :)

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Chris Ed said...

You look beautiful! I love your dress!
kisses chris

elpuntodelola said...

Bonitas fotos, estais muy guapos los dos, tu vestido es precioso. Besos

Sandra Leiva said...

Awww, you guys are so cute!
I love your dress <3

Monika Ozdoba said...

I like your blog so much! This is my first visit here but definitely not the last :) Would you like to follow each other? :)


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Mica said...

Aww sounds like such a sweet date!

Love your outfit for it too, that is a beautiful dress :)

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Sarah Stright said...

Aww, it sounds like a fantastic time and you guys look adorable together! By the way, that dress pattern is almost identical to what I wore for my bridal shower! How weird!

Jess said...

aww this was such a happy post :) you look lovely linda :) the date sounded so fun, lucky girl!! what kind of camera did you get? looks like a... nikon?? yay if it is :) xx

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Rosalinda Tjioe said...

You guys are so sweet together! Love your dress xx

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Megan said...

Sounds like such a fun day! You two are cute together :) And yay for a new camera - I bet you are having so much fun playing with it and figuring our everything it can do!

Adeola Naomi said...

You guys look great together and very stylish too!
Sounds like a wonderful surprise date!
Have a wonderful week dear!

Chezka said...

You are one lucky girl =) He is one sweet boy, and definitely a keeper! I love your dress, it's beautiful - and those sandals!
- Che

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Ali Hval said...

B'AW YALLS ARE SO CUTE. And that really IS perfect how your new camera came minutes before he arrived to pick you up! These pictures are so very crisp and I bet you're excited to learn how to use it!! Very awesome pictures for the first time around--so much better than mine, lol.

Those sandals are precious. Gold and black with tassels? YES PLEZ.

I'm glad that your time with Patrick was super wonderful. It sounds like it was, especially with the dance! AwwwwGURL <3

Elle Sees said...

Congrats on the dress and camera. For my birthday, I'm trying to get 1000 followers. I've been blogging for almost three years, so I figured it's about time! :)

sip-n-wear said...

awww you guys are just too stinking cute!!!! i love that dress and he sure does know how to dress well!!

Saphira Thenalia said...

yes you're pretty cute with those dress as like you said dear,
you both looks happy together... ;)

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melissa said...

You guys look real cute all dress up and so in love. congrats! x

Brae Lu said...

That dress is so sweet! And congrats on the new camera! I recommend looking up some Youtube videos to learn how to use it, that's how I learned and it was life changing, hah. :)

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Coco Draws said...

This post made me smile. :) You two are so cute together!

Stephanie said...

Cute photos!

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Plami said...

You two make such a lovely couple :) wish you all the love and happiness in the world :) and btw you look stunning in this dress:)

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Inez said...

That's such a sweet date. Love your dress.

Despina T. said...

such a cute post.love your dress :)
great blog.wanna follow each other?

Victoria said...

You are so cute together! I really love the dress you're wearing :)

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Sara said...

Awwww your boy is so cute! I can't believe you had never danced with a guy before! Glad you had a fun time! Lindy hop is a great start to partner dancing, if I do say so myself. :)

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Melanie Pangilinan said...

Aww cute photos! =)

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Sam said...

Hi dear, you both make a stunning couple and very stylish too! Sounds like a dreamy date, you deserve being spoilt hun! You look beautiful in this dress.

Ashley said...

You two are SO cute!! What a sweet boy for planning such a fun date for the two of you! A boy to take you dancing? He sounds like a real keeper! That dress such a perfect date dress. So sweet and gorgeous! Love it!


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Fashion Lookbook said...

You look amazing! Love your dress. It's so beautiful and sweet.

Lisa said...

I'm glad the date was amazing! You two are so precious together!

Allison said...

You two look so cute together!
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A Heel in Mint said...

Very cute pictures. :)

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Elana said...

Aww, I saw these photos on Facebook and I seriously stalked you and looked through all of them because they are just so cute. You two are absolutely adorable and I'm so glad Patrick finally makes an appearance! Also, this dress is just lovely :)

Marlen said...

ahh new camera, how exciting! and you got to bring it along to play on your date, how fun :) and i love seeing your cute little dates and hangouts on here- you dressed so pretty for your date, i'm loving that lace. and you've made me really excited for icescating...but then i have to remind myself to take it one season at a time

EMA said...

Love the lace detailing on the dress! So cute :)

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ZxM Style-Squared said...

such beautiful photos!!!



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Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

love that dress on you
Xo Megan

Anouka said...

You are such a beautiful couple! I can tell from the photos that you both are in love!

Cheesecake factory is one of my favourite restaurants. Unfortunately we don't have it here in Europe.

Mia said...

Lovely pics and mix! :D



With love, Mia

daggistr said...

What a beautiful and stylish couple ! :) I love Your gorgeous dress <3 ...would You like to follow each other ? just let me know :)

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livlovelaugh said...

you look very happy :)

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Viv said...

these are adorable photos.. you guys are a very well dressed couple. it's always nice to get spoiled for a day :)


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yiqin; said...

that dress is so pretty

Velvet Bloom said...

aww, and i ave to say you look so happy :) i can see a glow on your face, keep up the spoiled life haha

Mouna BHT said...

That's so cute I'm so happy for you :) I love being spoiled on dates hehe... you look so cute!

indie by heart said...

You two are so adorable. :) Cute dress !


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Jamie E. Anthony said...

your dress is so pretty! i love the lace overlay!

you two make such a cute couple!

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Amanda said...

Oh wow this post is super cute! U both look super cute and super perfect! I hope u are having a great week!

Clara Turbay said...

nice lace dress.

stylewithoutstyle said...

Nice sandals :)

Jessi said...

What a pretty dress! Its perfect for date night! I love these cute couple pics of you two! It sounds like you had one awesome fun night! I've never been partner dancing so id be a little out of my comfort zone too!
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devorelebeaumonstre. said...

nice!

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Joandy said...

oh very sweet of him, you look lovely for your date!!

Carrie said...

oh my gosh, you guys are so cute!!! it sounds like the most perfect day ever. those dancing lessons sounds like a blast! i wish you guys more years of happiness. :D

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Jessica said...

aww you guys are so freaking cute!!

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Jenee C. said...

You guys are such a cute couple! I love the dress you picked out too. I say he's a keeper.

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C* said...

You both look amazing dear. What a great dress :DD

Julia said...

Again, you with your super super cute posts! That sounds like such a fun and CUTE date. Yay dancing!

And YAY you finally got the camera!! Have fun!

Julia

Kate said...

Boise! I live right around there, you live in Idaho? Awesome! These are fun pictures, looks like you had a great time!

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