Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy hearts…

Charlotte Russe red skater dress, H&M cheetah print sweater, Banana Republic pearl necklace, Rakani Stuck in Traffic Watch, Berricle CZ ring, Deb wedge booties, style blogger, Valentine's Day, petite, fashion

Hokay, so, as a rule, I generally dislike holidays that encourage outrageous spending on stuff that no one really NEEDS, but on the flip side, I love to celebrate stuff, so I decided to get all dressed up (even though I'm teaching dance classes today).  What can I say?  I just like to be fancy!  

Valentine's Day has morphed into a silly holiday, in my mind, but it plays an important role in the story that Soldier Boy and I are writing.  This time last year, he was home on leave pre-deployment.  I had to work my full-time job and only had the evening to spend with him.  When I was finished working, he called to tell me that his deployment had been CANCELED!  I was SO incredibly happy!  We decided to forgo a fancy dinner and stuff our faces with deep dish pizza and drink champagne from Mason jars. It was lovely.  

… and then he ended up deploying a month later anyway… 

… such is the military!  

Anywho, we get to spend our second Valentine's Day together this year, without the threat of deployment and how are we spending it?  I have no clue… probably being overdressed while eating frozen pizza, drinking whiskey, and watching Dexter.  Could there be a better way to celebrate?  Not really. 






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34 comments:

  1. Such a fun outfit. And I completely agree with you. As much as I hate to conform to these holidays, I abso-freaking-lutely LOVE dressing up! In fact in 'honour' of Valentine's day I did a '15 ways to wear heart print' post.
    xox
    Roxanne
    head2heels.co

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    1. I saw and commented on it last night! So chic!

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  2. Love your outfit! The red and leopard print go really well together and I love the chunky necklace. xxx
    The Jolly Fashionista

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  3. The red and the leopard print goes really well together.

    xoxo
    Ivy
    http://www.purrpleivy.com/

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    1. It's one of my favourite deadly fashion combos for ages!

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  4. SO cute! Loving that cardigan!!

    <3,
    Pamela
    http://sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! It's got to be one of my favourite pieces to throw on!

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  5. Lovely outfit! Hope you really enjoy your valentines day :)

    Jenny
    xx

    somelikeitstyled.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. I hope you had a lovely Heart day. :)
    I wore a red T-shirt to work today which reads sequined "love". :)
    Enjoy your weekend! I know I'm going to enjoy mine, because it's not only the Valentine weekend, but we also have a long weekend in Canada, no work on Monday ha!

    BTW, I'm reading your book "Mad" now, love it!
    Xoxo, Victoria

    http://fashionstylebeautyandmore.blogspot.ca/

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  7. Loved your outfit awesome <3
    www.indianbeautyzone.com

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  8. Lovely photos; I really like those sunnies. Great dress as well. :)

    Happy Valentine's Day!

    lots of love, Dana Carmella
    Bloglovin' & Blog: Pretty Odd ♡

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    1. Thank you! Happy Valentine's Day to you!

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  9. Wow wow!! I love this look <33! You look so great. The pics are amazing! Great idea! The glasses are incredible xx

    http://trend-Mae.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you! My students loved them! It was a bit tricky to teach dance in this outfit, though!

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  10. Nice shoot!
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  11. Ver nice shoot!
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    Let me know :)
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  12. Funny glasses!

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  13. Your day must have been beautiful! In love with your story.
    Beautiful look!
    xx
    Audrey&Pearl

    http://audreyandpearl.blogspot.cz/

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  14. You look so cool in this outfit. Nice combo.
    xoxoxo

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  15. Love your nail colour! M.Mae.
    melodieandmae.blogspot.com

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  16. The dress looks amazing. Great pics!

    Hazel
    www.theskimplelife.com

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  17. You are too cute! I'm loving your heart shaped sunnies so much, and that dress looks totally gorg on you!

    www.sensiblestylista.com

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