After my first Valentine’s day, overdone with a sparkly pink basket filled with chocolates and an embarrassing balloon that I kept stuffed in my locker all day, I quickly lost the desire for cheesy gifts. Back then, it was fun to carry around a sparkly pink basket, a visible sign that someone liked me, but as the need for that kind of validation diminishes outside of high school, my yearning for blatant Valentine’s Day gifts also dwindled. Even though I’m against the cheesy gifts, I’m not entirely against celebrating the holiday. Mine and my boyfriend’s anniversary falls fairly close to Valentine’s Day, and with our graduate student schedules (and budget) we normally bundle the celebration’s into one. Typically the planner, I won’t be writing any hints as to what I’m hoping will happen, because I’m looking forward to what he comes up with. The only thing I’ll give away is the outfit I plan on wearing, or would like to wear, as the cost of these earrings is exorbitant!
As I mentioned in my last post, I knew I wouldn’t be able to resist buying this tulle skirt, and it is everything I hoped it would be. I wore it out New Year’s Eve, and if I would’ve received a dollar for ever compliment that was given to me, I would’ve paid off the cost of the skirt right then and there. As the season for sparkly holiday-striped cupcake sweaters is out, a simple embellished J. Crew sweatshirt would be a perfect replacement. Paired with red suede pumps and red glittery-heart nails, it would be a wonderful outfit for Valentine’s Day, for whatever my boyfriend is planning.