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It’s officially February and the red & pink has been on display for basically a full month at this point. Target has teddy bears bigger than my child and you can smell the chocolate from about halfway across the store. This year brings a fulfilled Valentine’s Day for me, one with someone who actually checked his schedule to see if he was working on the 14th and who has already thought of gift ideas probably right up the alley of perfume and roses. While it’s fun to indulge in the excitement of Valentine’s Day with a new love, I can honestly say that most of my Valentine’s Days have been horrific. So, this year, enjoying it is almost out of spite. “Screw you, Valentine’s Day, you can’t get me this year.” (Which is technically to be determined when recapped on the 15th. I’ll keep you updated.)
One of my first Valentine’s Days with a boyfriend was spent learning about my boyfriend’s cheating, confronting him, returning the gift he had given me in the morning before school, and crying to my step dad that I would never love anyone ever again. (I blame the 15 year old hormones, okay.) Valentine’s Day would have its ups and down for me as the years passed, always carrying the pressure to do something and have someone to spend it with.
During my marriage, we had years of forgetting about the holiday until last minute (talk about the stress of last-minute gift shopping), years of pushing through the holiday of love even though we felt quite distant from each other, and years of absolutely enjoying every minute of the day.
Last year, I actually spent Valentine’s Day with my ex, Chris, after we had already broken up. Neither of us wanted to spend it with someone new (awwwwwkward) or spend it alone, so we called a truce, dressed to the nines, and went to the best Brazilian steakhouse in Houston.
So whether you’re daring a first date on Valentine’s Day (don’t laugh, I’ve done it!), spending the day working overtime to avoid the holiday, or just trying to get your sassy on for a fun date night with your boo, this outfit can kick any Valentine’s Day plans in the ass. 😛 I love how spunky this purse is and I had an overwhelming desire to mix patterns as soon as I put this sweater on, so stripes and leopard it was! (Sweater from Romwe!) Glitter heels take this look to a sassy dinner date easily! Annnnnnd pops of red are always my thaaaang. (Shop similar items below the first picture!)