Downtown Date + Our Story | Hollie Elizabeth | A Lifestyle, Fashion & Beauty Blog by Hollie Woodward

Downtown Date + Our Story

Hi, Friends! You may have noticed that I have someone joining me in today’s blog post.  I thought it would be fun to share a little back story about how my husband Darek and I met! I grew up mainly in Indiana and moved to Orem, Utah to go to college at Utah Valley University when I was 18. My husband was attending school at the same time at BYU which is only about 5 minutes away from UVU. I had been out there a few months and was loving living the single college life (and had already gone on several dates with a few guys, lol) when my roommate’s boyfriend, Danny, told me he had a friend who he thought I would like to meet. A few days later Darek showed up at our apartment pretending to show Danny his new car but he was actually there to meet me, ha! I didn’t realize what was going on so I really didn’t talk to him because I thought he was really there to see his friend (he never lets me live that down, ha!)! So that first meeting was kind of a bust but Darek was determined and wanted a second shot. A few weeks later I went home to Indiana for Christmas break and was coming back to Utah and my friend Andrea and her boyfriend Danny we supposed to pick me up from the airport. Later I found out Darek and his friend had planned this scenario so he could meet me again. They called me last minute and said Darek was going to be picking me up. I was like, “What? I don’t really know him!”…but I didn’t have a choice and I was curious about him.  So Darek showed up to the airport to pick me up with a sign with my name on it. When I came down the escalator he the first person I saw with a huge sign that said “Hollie”– lol!  I thought he was so handsome and confident and, as they say, the rest is history! We hit it off from that day forward and quickly started dating. We were married a little over a year later in Salt Lake City, UT.

We have been married for 10 years– crazy I know! I was 19 when we got married! Today, I love him more than ever. He is seriously the best husband and father I could have ever asked for and Brynleigh and Brielle adore their daddy! He’s so loving and supportive and he’s such a positive, uplifting person. We could honestly spend everyday together and never get sick of each other. I’m so thankful for him!

Ok so now that I’ve shared our story I wanted to share more about these outfits we wore on a little day-date downtown! Fall is my favorite season to dress for, not only for myself, but for my entire family. I love a good men’s Fall look! Darek and I both love shopping at Nordstrom because we always find quality pieces we both love. Darek loves these shirts because they’re affordable and well-made and I love how flattering they are. The red gingham print would be perfect for Holiday pictures! These jeans look amazing on him and I love the dark wash for Fall. Darek is a big online shopper so he loves that Nordstrom offers free shipping and easy returns and I love that Nordstrom is the perfect one-stop-shop for our entire family. Both of our outfit details are listed below! XO

Our Outfit Details:

Photos by Shelly Ruth Photography

Thank you Nordstrom for sponsoring this post!**

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