Sunday, February 14, 2010
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.
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.