HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!! This is the one of the best holidays because you get to celebrate LOVE with the ones you love. I double like this day because it is my anniversary! I'm almost 100% certain my love chose to get married on this day so he would NEVER forget our anniversary, but he did get BIG time brownie points for saving the date on one of my favorite days.
Valentine's is a commercial + consumer dream, if you loooooove hearts + candy + love songs + poems like me. This day takes weeks of planning + preparing, a perfect mix of shopping + crafting, coming up with the most magical event to celebrate love.
Valentine's day has been a special day for me for as long as I can remember. In elementary school I remember buying Hello Kitty valentines + preparing them for all my friends. In middle school there was picking out the perfect dress + dancing all afternoon with my crush to SWV at the school Valentines dance. Then in high school, getting roses for the 1st time from a boy + a heart shaped box of chocolates. College brought parties to celebrate "F Valentine's Day"! Then getting married on Valentine's day and now being a mom + being a part of the whole circle of Valentine's day all over again.
As a mom, I love cutting carrots in heart shapes, making sandwiches into hearts + surprisng the boys with chocolates in their lunch boxes. We put stickers by their door when they wake up + decorate the home with hearts, pink, balloons, red, love + just celebrating love love love love. Do I need to say more? I'm certain you understand I. LOVE. Valentine's day. Today, tell + show your love + spend the day appreciating the love in your life, whether it's your boyfriend, parents, siblings, children, husband, crush, best girlfriends or even your co workers.
Photos by SUE
BLOUSE – Naven, similar here
SKINNY PANTS – Forever 21, similar here
SUNNIES – HOME in Encinitas
HEELS – Zara, similar here