Thursday, February 13, 2020

Getting Carried Away on Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day! I know that some people, even those in relationships, have mixed feelings about celebrating the holiday but, in my opinion, it's fun to get at least a little carried away with it! While my husband and I usually don't make a big deal out of the day, we always do something to celebrate, such as having a special dinner together and getting one another gifts. I also like to celebrate by dressing up in hearts, the color red, or anything that fits the Valentine's Day theme! This outfit with my red lace skirt and grey bejeweled sweater would make for a perfect outfit to celebrate the occasion, even though, technically, I wore it last week. The red of the skirt and, of course, my heart bag and heart sunglasses are all a nod to Valentine's Day without being too over the top, which is the perfect balance, in my opinion!

Speaking of things that are over the top, I had the "brilliant" idea to jump on the blogger bandwagon and get some heart balloons for this particular shoot. While I don't usually use props in my photos and while I realize that it's a bit of a cliche, I still thought it would be cute to try. What I didn't take into account was that it was a bit windy on the day I decided to do this, so it was really hard to get the balloons to behave. The balloons and my hair were both flying around all over the place, which made for some pretty bad pictures! Luckily, my photographer husband was very patient and made sure I got some great shots, which is why I love him so much! Well, there are a lot of reasons why I love him but anyone who puts up with my crazy ideas like he does is definitely my perfect Valentine!

Sweater: J. Crew here
Skirt: J. Crew similar here
Bag: Target similar heart bag here
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Sunglasses: St. Laurent here, budget version here

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  1. I love your Valentine's look, and the heart balloons are super cute! I didn't even realize that they made heart balloons like that. I hear ya, though, about balloons and the wind--I definitely encountered that unforeseen issue when I took blog pics with a balloon a few years ago!

  2. Katie, this is another fab look! I love your lacy skirt and the gray sweater is so beautiful paired with it. I love the balloon props! Cliche but happy and joyful and fun. And we all need a little more of that!



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