Happy Valentine’s Day! We decided to do a combined post this week since we are celebrating our blogiversary, Valentine’s Day and linking up with Fancy Friday!
This dress is a real gem that I actually don’t wear too much. It’s very sheer and therefore not super practical for winter and also hard to pull off in summers sans tights. But this was the purrrfect occasion!
I think I might actually wear this cardigan every Valentine’s Day. I’ve had it forever, it’s warm, and… well, there are hearts on it! It’s a little long and I was losing the shape of my waistline so I decided instead of a belt I’d just tie it up. I love this dress! We actually featured it on our Favorites: Thanksgiving post and Mom got it for me for Christmas! Genius. If it had a been a tad warmer out maybe I would have taken off the cardi so you could have seen the GIANT BOW on it. BOWS! I love ’em.
As a bright-eyed college student I used to hate the commercialism behind Valentine’s Day, it’s owned by Hallmark, blah blah blah. I’ve since given up on all that because once you do, you open your world to presents, a fun date night, and PRESENTS! Joe spoiled me this year with some beautiful diamond earrings, and I spoiled him with a new record player! And tonight Joe’s mom is coming to babysit and we’re going on a lovely little date to Alba for dinner and then who knows what else?
Marlena’s outfit details: hearts cardigan :: Forever 21 | floral dress :: Christmas gift from my mom, Modcloth | brown tights :: Kohl’s (another gift from my aunt Lori!) | red socks :: gift from my mom | brown oxford heels :: Buffalo Exchange, Chicago | flower nail decals :: gift from Jessi, Forever 21
After we finished up our photos for this post, we hit up El Aguila, an amazing Mexican restaurant, for lunch and celebrated our Blogiversary with cupcakes!
We’re linking up with Fancy Friday today!