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Monday, February 14, 2011

Be My {own} Valentine

Valentines are never easy for the single gal. Especially for those who are celebrating their sixth Valentine's Day alone. It's hard to see the day as anything more than a cruel reminder of your singleness.
My Valentine
valentine
I woke up this morning feeling sick, so I'd be lying if I said I wore this outfit for much more than ten minutes. But it is my V-Day outfit, and today is the start of The Small Fabric of My Life's five day Capsule Challenge; so I'm posting it anyway. I really spent the majority of my day in pjs, in bed with all my numerous single gal boyfriends.

Michael Weston. Used to be a spy. Knows how to wear a suit. Can pretty much do anything, including igniting the flames of my heart.

Chuck Bartowski. Computer geek who's best friend (portrayed by the next sexy man on my list) put the CIA's secrets into his head. Subsequently became a Spy. Knows how to rock a suit, but always stays true to his nerdyness with a pair of Chucks.


Niel Caffrey. Reformed criminal working for the FBI. Suits were made for him. Looks amazing in a fedora. Never gets hat hair (and has the most gorgeous hair ever). Also looks good in nothing at all.
Oh yes.
In addition to these amazing gentlemen, I have two other boyfriends; Mail Man and UPS Man. They bring me gifts from all my secret admirers (aka ME). I may have went a little overboard, but what can I say? I'm single and no one else is going to spoil me.
Seychelles Gypsy
Seychelles Gypsy Sandal - $54

Oh Deer Dizzy
oh DEER! Dizzy Sandal - $30

Sweater and Chambray Tuxedo Shirt from the Gap, $30 and $21
Pencil skirt from Talbots, $24

My Valentine
The Rundown
Dress (as skirt) Avon - Sweater Thrifted Banana Republic - Tights TJMaxx - Necklace Avon - Shoes Areosoles

Happy Valentine's Day!

Oh well. Happy Valentines Day everyone!

49 comments:

Jules said...

You are such a pretty girl, there is someone out there for you. I didn't get married until I was almost 30 and I'm 37 now.

Love the pencil skirt and seychelles. I got my first pair today and they are amazing!

Ali said...

No Alexander Skarsgard on that list of yours?! ;D He's a babe. I myself am I fan of him and Andy Whitfield, the hottie from Spartacus. <3

Single is awesome. YEAH. So awesome. /is alone

You look adorable and if I was your perfect man, I'd totally sweep you off your feet. Your tights are simply adorable. :D

Ashley J said...

I LOVE Burn Notice, I seriously have seen every.single.episode!!! And I wouldn't be upset about Valentine's Day...I used to say my friends were my valentine's and we all had a blast together on this day...I kindda miss it!

Anna said...

Looks like you've got lots of handsome men to occupy your mind today ;)
Hope you feel better soon!
ps. Love those tights!! I gotta get me some more patterned tights.

eek said...

You look gorgeous! Valentine's day is such the hallmark holiday...

I love the last photo too...and can't wait to see you wear the red Seychelles!

Closet Fashionista said...

Love the outfit!! And that Gap sweater is awesome!! *drools*
This was my 22nd year without a Velentine :p
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Natasha xoxo said...

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY DOLL!

xoxo, natasha
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Fashion Therapist said...

Yes the mailman can be your best friend if he brings you packages like those everyday. :)

Happy Valentine's Day.

Rebecca said...

I love those red Seychelles.

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you. I too, am a single gal this holiday. I mailed sweet cards to my closest gal friends. Maybe if we, the single gals, own the holiday as a time to show loved to all of our loved ones, it won't seem so lonely.

Trystan L. Bass said...

Omg, those tights are AWESOME. I'm in love :-)

And in the immortal words of RuPaul: If you can't love yourself, how'n hell you gonna love somebody else? Can I get an amen?

Happy Valentine's Day & every day to a fabulously fashionable gal!

Shey said...

Lyddie happy Valentine's days, those guys are surely handsome, I like the geek one the most. I know it's hard being single, after my 8th year I thought it was time to not worry so much about it and enjoy the day just like anyone, eat a fancy dinner with my son, excersice and go grocery shopping for 2 hours (rolling eyes) but after that I am enough tired to not think about it anymore. I think I could say it was a nice day for me today even though I didn't get any roses or stuff like that. I also been shopping and I don't feel guilty about it anymore. =D Take care and don't forget you are a very beautiful girl, the right man will come along.

Vanessa said...

I love your valentine's post, especially the photograph of the lovely lovebirds with the bokeh behind it.
I'm chilling on my couch tonight with Bravo TV, take-out Thai food and Valentine heart cookies... so this post showing Mr. Weston is a welcome distraction!

Gracey said...

Happy Valentine's Day from one single gal to another! You look gorgeous, per usual. I love, love, love those tights.

And, I have to confess, I loved the Seychelle Gypsy sandals so much on your wish list I bought them too!!

monica said...

happy valentine's day

with much love from a fellow blogger

Anne said...

Ooh, I can't wait to see what you do with that skirt from Talbot's! Such a pretty color.

And Valentine's is such a silly holiday anyway, so hopefully you're enjoying your new purchases and not feeling too bummed about being single! Trust me, I had many, MANY of those years myself...

Miss. Studios said...

Happy Valentine's day! My fiance is overseas on duty so I spent valentine's day alone. I think having a warm heart and sharing it with others like you did matter. Your outfit is lovely and I like that wonderful tights!

20 York Street said...

I am loving Seychelles by the sea shells! I know, I know! I couldn't resist!

I would soo pair these babies with the Talbot beauty!

La Fille D'or said...

Oh no! I hope you feel better. your valentine's outfit is cute - but pj's sound nice too. Your right guy will come along.In the meantime just have fun - while having someone in your life is great - being single affords you the ability to be a bit selfish (in a good way) and do things that you want to do for YOU!

margarita ts said...

adore the red shoes and lovely outfit!

The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

What love - ly pictures.

Marella said...

Gorgeous outfit dear! <3

buttonjar said...

Lovely purchases! Esp the Gap sweater - I've been eyeing that up and deciding if it's worth ordering from overseas. Looking forward to see how you style it! Looks like you've got the best part of V-day - the chocolates!!

Lydia x

Rachel said...

Haha, great picks! You look lovely, too! :)

Courtney Erin said...

I love the idea of being your own Valentine - there's something so sweet and so empowering about that.

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

Daniela said...

love those seychelles! Hope you had a great day!

kileen said...

oh boy, you have yourself quite a crowd of hotties! and i LOVE those seychelles shoes you bought. you can't spend the holiday any better than with shopping and chocolates! :)

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Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Loving those tights! Darling, love begins with you and one of those dreamy men will come soon enough.

Ashley said...

Reformed criminal in a fedora? Hello new boyfriend. This guy is hot!

Oh, and after seeing all your lovely treats that you bought for yourself...I can see the definite perks of being single. I wish I had a reason to spoil myself! :P

Jodi said...

oohhhhh I love the men.. and the shoes, especially the red ones.. well, you look and ARE beautiful and I am sure Mr. Right is just around the corner for you :)
xox J

MOUSEVOX VINTAGE said...

Aww, I hope you managed to enjoy yourself at least a bit on V-Day. If it's any consolation, I spent the entire day in airports, on planes and missing my boyfriend who lives on the other side of the country. xo.

emily said...

whenever i'm single on valentine's day i just embrace it! you look gorgeous, i love the 2nd photo especially.

Krystal said...

you have excellent taste in men!!! and my friend changed vday to love yourself day so all is good :)

à la Modest said...

Haha, the USPS and the UPS men! Those tights look cool. I was single all my life and date-less, so I know how you feel! :)

Diana Mieczan said...

Aww..I love your tights and you look adorable as always:)... Hope you had a great one, darling
Kisses

Pop Champagne said...

love your tights and those men you picked out- yumm! hehe, hope you had a great valentines day!

Lorena said...

Happy Valentines Lydia !
I think its perfectly ok to be your own date on Valentines, besides you really dont want just anyone, I am pretty sure you deserve something worth waiting for :)

Kavery said...

There's someone out there thinking the same thing you are and you two will meet one day. So hang on, Lyddie!

Eyeliah said...

Happy (belated) Valentines Day! :) You look lovely despite sickness.

DaniellaBella said...

Those tights make me swoon! I think that your Valentine's date are perfect! I also have a thing for spies and bad but secretly good guys doing bad things to bad people for good reasons. Which is why I love Elliot from Leverage! Oh! I think I have to go watch some right now!!

gypsyroxylee said...

I'm with Danielle, those tights are amazing! Love your purchases and hey, at least you're good to yourself and that's what really counts!

Jo said...

Don't worry about being single on Valentines - you look absolutely gorgeous! x www.lostinthehaze.com

Valerie said...

Good choices on the men! I also really love that cup with the hearts on it by the way!

Sara C said...

Honey, you are preaching to the choir here.

Dina's Days said...

I think you spent Valentines Day just the right way. In bed, in your pjs, with an adorable mug (amazing shot by the way) and browsing through pictures of beautiful men. I'll take that over roses any day! Love your new red shoes!

Jess said...

I love, love those Seychelles sandals. So cute!

Alex Elizabeth said...

Michael! A girl after my own heart (although my favorite character is the mother). I really really like your tights, love patterns but I have the worst luck with finding them. I can't wait to see how you wear your new things!
Seriously though, I think everyone loves Mail Man and UPS Man. I know I'm ways happy to see them!

brittneynikkole said...

I really like the off white with the black. It's softer and prettier than white with black in my opinion.
Oh, and even though I don't watch the show... Neil's eyes.. BANG and POW :-D

Iris said...

Valentine's Day is pretty lame but, I love how you made it positive for yourself. I hope you weren't sick for too long!