I always have + always will love Valentine’s Day.
I know, I know. This all-black ensemble is telling you a different story. Even Valentine’s Day can’t compete with my love of neutrals. But on the inside, I’m all pink and red hearts right now.
I think my special spot for Valentine’s Day comes from my family. When I was little, Valentine’s Day was the day that my mom and I would make a special dinner and decorate the table with lace doilies, painted wooden hearts, and cherub shaped confetti.
Oh, and a Valentine’s Day Post Office? I had it on lock.
I lovingly crafted “mailboxes” for every family member, made of paper bags and stickers. They would hang in our dining room for the day, and I would check them constantly. It was the thrill of all thrills back then.
Anyway. Memory lane.
Back to the present, Aaron and I keep things low key on V-day. We never go out — we just settle in with our puppy, our wine, and our Netflix. It’s pretty much the best thing ever.
What are you doing for V-Day?
Jacket: old from Zara (similar here)
Tee: old from Madewell (similar here)
Pants: old from J.Crew Factory (similar here)
It’s take-out sushi and wine for Valentine’s Day here. :)
Sara @ Cake Over Steak says
Happy Valentine’s Day! My husband and I are the same – stay in with our pup, a bottle of wine, Chinese takeout and a good TV binge. :-D Have a great time :-)
I am right with you on loving valentine’s day. My brother’s birthday is v-day and so it was always very special. In addition to his birthday party, we’d have pink heart-shaped pancakes for breakfast, my dad gave me a rose and a small box of candy, and we all gave each other homemade cards! I never associated v-day with “being dateless” or even cheesiness….it was about family. My married valentine’s are low key. We make dinner at home and eat a decadent dessert.
Sounds like a perfect Valentine’s Day! I’ll be cooking with some girlfriends which I’m pretty excited about. :) I have memories of celebrating with my mom, too! When I was in high school she gave me a copy of Gone with the Wind for Valentine’s Day. For some reason that just seemed like the greatest Valentine gift ever! haha
Tania [girlwithanakita] says
I used to spend Valentine’s Day with my girl friends. Not in a I-Hate-Men type of way, but because I feel openly celebrating the love you have with your buddies are often overlooked. Fast forward 4 years and I’m married to the one person that changed all that. My husband’s birthday is on V Day! So instead of “Valentine’s Day”, I’m turning it into Terrific Gentleman’s Day where I make breakfast, plan a whole day of things he loves to do, and then finish it off with a nice dinner :)
My mom always used to give my sister and I little gifts on Valentine’s day. And put red and pink food coloring in all of our food.
A group of my friends (singles and couples) are going to “Sex Toy Bingo” at a local bar and then to a biergarten to drink beers and play card games.
On vday I usually prefer to either stay in and cook and drink wine or do something with a group of friends. Going to a crowded restaurant and ordering from an overpriced prix-fixed menu doesn’t really excite me. :)
Weirdly enough, I’ve never celebrated Valentine’s Day, single or not!
Either way – LOVE this outfit, but probably because… this is my “go-to” look, head to toe! (Well, except the shoes, unfortunately I can’t really wear heels). However I was looking for a new leather jacket so thanks for the rec, it’s gorgeous and I’ve never heard of the brand before – really happy it’s vegan, too.
Kathy Mader says
One V day in college my mom mailed me a tan, loose-knit sweater. I was overcome and had to go stand in the shower and cry. Oh the love!
Kelsey M. says
I’m with you! I have always loved Valentine’s Day, even when I never had a boyfriend. I love the decorations, the candy and the flowers! Oh the flowers. My boyfriend works on Saturday so we’ll go out to dinner on Sunday instead and hopefully miss a lot of the crowds. I love to think about Valentine’s Day as a pre-party for spring. It helps to pull me out of minter blues and just spread a little happiness, light, and love for a day!
As a child my favorite thing was making valentines with my family — my stepmom is an artist, and that was one of the few glorious times that she’d bring out alllllll her amazing papers & colored penciles & stickers & doilies & vintage postcards… it was GLORIOUS.
My early-20s boyfriend and I always celebrated because it was also our anniversary, but living in Los Angeles means that going on a “typical” fancy restaurant date is a pain in the butt (make reservations a year in advance, pay a million dollars and be surrounded by weird couples). We always went instead to the campy, awesome Mexican restaurant where we had our first date — the opposite of a swanky romantic spot, so we could always get a table and it was tons of fun.
Now I’m in a new relationship and totally unsure what to do… I don’t know if my guy is planning anything or if I should, or if he cares, or if I really do or not (I think I don’t, but I know if he ignored it I’d be bummed). UGH, consumerism! But yay hearts & flowers, right?
Love the black and grey combo outfit!
Great pants–I love the fit!
For Valentine’s, my husband and I either throw a party and invite lots of people over, or we snuggle down with a movie and some wine (or bourbon, my fave). This V-day my husband is traveling, so it’ll be me and my dog hosting the usual party :). She’s not great about helping me prepare all the hors d’oeuvres, but she sure is cute for when the guests arrive!
Church followed by dinner with my husband at a pizza joint! Completely unfancy but totally lovely.
it’s pho, sponge candy and movies for us. :) enjoy!
Is it weird that I miss your blog on the weekends?lol
Gracie @ OutfitIdeasHQ says
Love the jacket~
I have these shoes. I love them but… OUCH! I think my feet might be wimps :)
I had pizza with my bf at this place a good friend of mine works, and she put the bell peppers on my pizza in heart shapes, veeeeery romantic :p