Well, the day is nearly upon us. To me, it’s Valentine’s Day. To some, a celebration of their gal-pals Galentine’s style. For others, it’s “Single Awareness Day”. For a long, long time I fell into the latter category. If you’re there and bummed about it, don’t be. It’ll change soon enough. ;)
I don’t know if you’ve figured this out about me yet, but I’m not very romantic. Don’t get me wrong, I love the idea of romance. I love a good romantic comedy, a chick-lit book with a full on corny love story, and I’m kind of obsessed with idea of getting married (I blame all of the pretty engagement rings I’ve been forced to try on and all of my friends who’ve gotten engaged/married in recent years)…. but I’m not romantic, and I hate romantic gestures. They make me uncomfortable. I blame my childhood.
Anyways, whatever you’re celebrating tomorrow, hope it’s a good one. As for me, I don’t think we’ll do anything special. We’re getting haircuts in the morning, out for breakfast, and then catching up on the usual weekend chores and errands. Romantic, right? I just hope there’s a fancy box of chocolates with my name on it.
Last weekend, besides celebrating my birthday, I also got to hang out with some new blogging friends. I met Hilary (see the photos I took of her here!) and Kelsi at a Seattle park to take the heat off our significant others for outfit shots. We took each others photos and then talked blogging and life at a cute little vegetarian Thai place in Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood. I couldn’t resist popping into Trophy Cupcake across the way for a couple of cupcakes… you know, birthday cake. I feel like after a certain age you stop getting a traditional cake, so you know, I had to make the most of the opportunity.
What I’m Wearing
Coat: J Crew Factory City Coat
Dress: Lucky Brand Revival Shift Dress
Tights: DKNY Super Opaque Tight
Booties: Vintage Frye, thrifted
Necklace: Raw Quartz Crystal Necklace, c/o Belle Hibou
Leaf Ring: SpotLight Jewelry via Indie Gift Box
Midi Rings: Forever 21
Photos by Kelsi Eldredge
Additionally, I’ve had the pleasure of working with Jennifer of Belle Hibou, an absolutely darling Etsy shop dedicated to making beautiful jewelry. She sent over this raw crystal quartz necklace for me to style, and I basically want to wear it with everything. She’s also been so kind as to offer $30 shop credit to one lucky winner. Giveaway is open to any country covered in the shipping policy here.
How are you celebrating Valentine’s Day? Lame Hallmark holiday or totally awesome? Let me know in the comments! ;)
I might get the vintage camera necklace.
Thanks for entering, Kimberly! :)
I’d spend on it on a wanderlust banner necklace or the prone to wander version. :D
Thanks for entering, Jae! :)
After winning from the last one, I know I’d take chances. Hahaha!
Ok, you look adorable as always. And as a hopeless romantic myself, let me just tell ya it’s not all is cracked up to be. You get disappointed a lot lol. Goodness what an adorable etsy shop!! I liked a lot of the pieces but instantly loved the swooping swallow necklace!
Aw, thanks Kels! I bet, I fancy myself one of those but I was disappointed one time too many and got jaded. Thanks for entering too!
Valentine’s isn’t a big deal for us. Together 22 years, 4 kidlets between us we’ve just never done the Valentine’s thing. Since I’m homebound I didn’t think anything about the “holiday”. Hubby goes and tells me that he got me something and wondered if I wanted it early. I said I’d wait but then OMG I didn’t get him anything, not even a card. Not like I can just run out and drive over to the drugstore to get one. I found a spice subscription for him and bought him a three month gift subscription. $19 awesome and he’ll get to cook! I hope I can convince him to get me some more wine though!!
HA, I hope he got you more wine! You so deserve it. And I like the subtle gift to get him to cook… that’s smart. I need to figure out one that will force Dave to cook AND clean! ;)
love the outfit! I might have to get that dress. And you are never too old for birthday (cup)cakes
Ha, good I’m glad, because I sure love cake. Thanks Abby! :)
That dress is fantastic! Yeah, I think people can go too much in the other direction with Valentine’s Day. It is just a day! Be loving everyday <3
Meg of An Affair of Character
Thanks Meg, and totally agreed with you!
Oh and the Wanderlust necklace is great!
Thanks for entering!
I’ve never actually heard of that Etsy shop before but now that I’ve checked it out I love so many things there! The pinecone necklace is super adorable!
That one is super cute! Thanks for entering, Julie!
love that dress! omg, i want this whole shop. the world brooch?! the hot air balloon pendant, the wanderlust pendant. like seriously. i want it all.
Thanks B! I know, isn’t her shop great? I had a hard time figuring out which was my favorite too!
Some of the Photographic prints.
Thanks so much for entering!
Cute dress! Love your top know, too! We don’t go out on Valentine’s Day (not big on fighting crowds), but we usually make dinner together and exchange gifts. This year, I got him some dress shirts and he picked out some earrings from my favorite Etsy shop (I haven’t seen them yet).
PS-I love the wanderlust pendant from the shop!
Sounds like a great way to spend the holiday! Thanks for entering, Olya!
I would use it to get the vintage camera necklace.
Thanks for entering, Laura!
Valentine’s Day usually isn’t a big day for us, either. Dustin is making it into a bit of a bigger deal this year because it’s the first day we’ve both had off together in over two months, so it will be nice to reconnect and go do some fun things! I just checked out that etsy shop and I love so many pieces! They are so different and unique!
Oh that’s fun, so glad you guys get some time off together! Thanks for entering, Chelsie!
We’re going to check out our friends’ pop-up restaurant for our Valentine’s meal. We also did a fun date night yesterday evening – revisiting the spot where we met for the first time and then going to the science museum we’re a member of. :)
Sounds like a great weekend! Thanks for entering, Suki! :)
I would probably get some earrings! They are all just so cute!
Thanks for entering, Samantha!
I love the rainbow quartz necklace!
Thanks for entering, Meegan!
What a fun style you have! I am not doing anything big for Valentine’s Day… I think it’s totally overrated! But that’s besides the point. You have a beautiful blog – so happy I stumbled across it :)
Thank you Tori! Happy you stumbled across it too, and thanks for entering! :)
I am the same – I LOVE romance, but I am not romantic. I have a friend that always wants to kiss her husband in photos -that’s fine- but she’s always like ‘kiss!’ to me and mine, and i’m like no. it makes me uncomfortable and i just want a photo of me and my husband smiling, ok?!
Ugh yes, agree with you so much. I hate kissing for photos, it’s so weird!
I love this necklace:https://www.etsy.com/listing/192950384/boho-beaded-wooden-medallion-necklace?ref=shop_home_active_21
Thanks for entering, Ashley!
A new shirt for work!
Thanks for entering, Shelley!
I love the abeille. 18k vermeil gold bee necklace.!
Thanks for entering, Andrea!
Thanks for entering, Cynthia!
That is such a beautiful colour and print on you, Jenn! And you have a perfect little top knot going on there.
I’m not really into Valentine’s Day but I like that it’s an excuse to spend some time together. I’ll take it as a date! We won’t go out to dinner or anything like that though. I prefer low key things and just hanging out together.
Through the Thicket
Thank you, Kathryn! :)
Hanging out together is always good, hope you had a good Valentine’s Day!
Love the Aztec print! Super cute on you!
Aw, thanks Kay!
Oooh, I love the tiny bee necklace!
Thanks for entering, Breenah!
Hello! Your hair looks so pretty in this post! I would get the Bohemian Moon Necklace. LOVE! Thanks. :)
Thank you, Natalie! Good luck! :)
I would spend the gift card on the boho medallion teardrop necklace
Thanks for entering, Mae!
I’d like to get the black wood filigree teardrop earrings!
Thanks for entering, Crystal!
I would spend it on the rustic copper fringe earrings – LOVE those!
Thanks for entering, Katie!
Love the dress! What fun to take pictures for each other!
My husband is cooking dinner, but I’m using the whole day to read and catch up on blog things. Kind of like a self appreciation day hahaha.
That sounds like a great way to spend the day! I took the day off from blogging on Saturday and then ended up regretting that when I wasn’t ready to post Monday, ha.
I saw a few bracelets I wouldn’t mind adding to my collection :)
Thanks for entering, Mickie!
I love the ‘Prone to Wander’ necklace and the ‘Little Baker’ necklace- so adorable!
Thanks for entering, Tiffany!
I love how easy this outfit looks. It looks comfortable and when you throw on the jacket it really adds some structure to it. I’m totally all about that plane necklace, it’s darling.
Thanks Jessica! Agreed, the jacket definitely adds some much needed structure. Thanks for entering!
I’d use it towards the lavender shadowbox necklace.
Thanks for entering, Denise!
I am looking for the perfect dress for this spring!
Oh spring dresses are so fun, hope you find one! :)
It was so lovely to meet you! I hope you enjoyed your cupcake and had a great pre-birthday outing!
Thanks, Kelsi! It was fun meeting you too and hope to see you again soon! :)
Anything that has Wanderlust on it, I’m sure to wear!
Thanks for entering, Alanna!
Love the necklaces especially the camera one
Thanks for entering, Katie!
I am in love with your coat. And your face. It’s a great face. You look lovely in these. :)
Aw, thank you Lix! You’re too sweet. :)
Love the wander & wanderlust items!
Thanks for entering, Hilary!
Oh too many to pick. Maybe the brass chevron necklace, or a feather necklace. So cute!
Thanks for entering, Melanie!
I love this shop! I want to buy everything! I think I would go for the Tiny Bee necklace.
Thanks for entering, Paige!
I would buy some clothes for my baby boy!
Thanks for entering, Darby!
I like the brass chevron necklace.
Thank you !:)
Thanks for entering, Courtney!
I love the “Brass Chevron Necklace.”
Thanks for entering, Christine! :)