Valentine's Day

Today I am wearing my new skirt I found at TJMaxx yesterday and it was on clearance for $3! I even remember seeing something like it at Urban Outfitters last season for $40 - so I'm rather happy with it.

To be festive, I wore my bright pink top and my heart lock and key pin - the only piece of jewelry a boy has ever given me. And I do mean boy - I received it when I was in elementary school one Valentine's Day, a gift from the boy next door who didn't even give it to me in person, but left it on my back door.

Cold Wind Blowing

I've never had a super romantic valentines day. My first boyfriend gave me a single red rose. My second gave me a chocolate rose. I still have both.

I made the mistake of telling my third boyfriend that we didn't have to make a big deal of Valentine's Day and all I got was a card.

Since then, no one I've dated has made it to February 14th, so on my fifth Valentine's Day without a boyfriend, I made myself a drink. I really enjoyed cutting tiny hearts out of lemon and orange peels.


I spent the better part of the day just taking elaborate v-day themed photos.

For this shot, I went and found an expresso machine in the basement and had a conference call with my ex-barrista friend on how to get some good foam. I also made a special heart stencil to sprinkle the cinnamon through.

Then I went to see Valentine's Day with my Mom and Sister, and I even treated. It was really cute, not entirely predicable and very enjoyable, even though Taylor Lautner disappointingly did not take off his shirt.

Hope everyone had a really lovely day.


  1. Those are really great photos. I love the orange peel hearts! It sounds like you had a good Valentine's : )

  2. oh my gosh I wanted that uo skirt! I have been looking for a solid navy (and a red skirt) forever - awesome!

  3. Neither did the football star. :(

  4. You look great in this outfit! The colours really suit you.

  5. The lock is such a wonderful memory. How cute is this gesture :) Love your shirt for v-day. And your little shaped oranges in the drink: Amazing

  6. those drinks are so cute! and i really like your boots. <3

    and yes, taylor didn't take of his shirt. the injustice! hahahaha. :)

  7. Heyy, the best way to spend Valentine's day is that way. ;D The only man I need in my life is my dad!

    And I love that skirt! What a good find. :D

  8. you are so cute! that lock and key is adorable!

  9. so how amazing is that $3 skirt? i'm so jealous - i've been looking for something like it for forever!
    anyway those drinks you made are amazing (i'm loving those fruit peel hearts.) hope you had an amazing valentine's day :)

  10. Adorable, as always! The locket is so cute. Plus, your photo is gorgeous!

    Psssht. What's the point of putting Taylor Lautner in a movie if he's not going to take off his shirt?

  11. that story about the necklace is adorable!!

  12. I love your skirt.
    Your photos are gorgeous!
    i agree that the only problem with Valentines day is that Taylor Lautner did not take his shirt off! *tear*
    Great movie though, Taylor swift was exceptionally funny in it!

  13. awesome skirt! i love your style! =)

  14. I love that you took the time to find out how to make good foam (it is very important skill--but I am a barista)! so cute.

  15. Lovely pics & Happy (belated) Vday luv :) Mon Mode Blog

  16. That skirt is too cute, I actually was looking for one like that because I saw one similar at another store but it wasn't my size:(
    the drinks look so yummy by the way!

  17. To make really great foam , put a steel container (small pitcher) in the freezer and use cold milk and rotate the pitcher very slowly in a circular motion. That's how my hubs does it and it leaves a great frothy mustache ! :)


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