Valentine's Day is probably my number one most favorite holiday to dress for; it's the one day of the year that it's okay to go obnoxiously overboard on hearts and flowers and twee, cutesy accessories. Since Valentine's Day fell on a Tuesday this year, most of the girls I know were going straight to a restaurant after work. I actually didn't have plans with Ben since he was out of town (we're celebrating tonight with sushi and movies at home) but I did go out to dinner with my awesome sister so the whole desk-to-dinner thing still applied to me. To change up my outfit I switched out of a cozy oversized cardigan and into a sleek blazer. That's it. I might have also added a pair of heels to change into if I'd be going out with Ben, but for a casual dinner (and a huge parking lot I knew I'd have to cross), my studded bow flats worked just fine with both looks.
After dinner I finally watched The Notebook for the first time (what?! I know you're wondering how I could have lived this long without seeing it. Crazy, yes.) and therefore spent the entire evening boo-hooing my eyes out. I knew it was a love story that made girls cry but I had no idea how emotional the film would be. If you follow me on Twitter you know that I started tearing up around the 5 minute mark and by the end of the movie I was surrounded by soggy tissues and experiencing chest pains from all the heavy sighs and sobs. It was a really attractive moment for me. Not what I expected for February 14 but it was therapeutic- sometimes a girl just needs a good cry by herself. Here's to a much more uplifting February 15.