Let's start off with one of those cliche statements: I don't really like Valentine's Day.
Surprised? I doubt it. I love to decorate for just about every holiday, but Valentine's Day and Easter just aren't my favorites. I think it has to do with the colors: I'm not a fan of red, pink, purple, pastels... they just don't do it for me. It's hard to get excited about decorating, but I did manage to whip up a quick banner using ribbon and washi tape I had on hand and a bunch of vintage valentines I printed out last year and glued to cardstock. And that's it -- that was the extent of my Valentine's Day decor.
Oh and if you couldn't already guess, I'm not a mushy lovey dovey gal. I'm not bitter about it or anything (or whatever other labels are lobbed at those of us females who aren't keen on the "day of love"), it just isn't my thing. I'd rather express my appreciation and love throughout the year on random days where it isn't expected... without all of the hearts, roses, glitter, blah blah blah. Want to make me swoon? Do the dishes or grab some gerber daisies from the grocery store. Boom -- done.
Now with all of that aside, I'm really not one to pass dressing up when given a theme. So I threw on this entirely-out-of-my-comfort-zone, but oh so comfortable floral dress and snapped a few shots with the sorta Valentine the kid made at school.
Slightly fitted, stretchy, velvet (which I swore up and done I would never wear), red... not exactly my style hallmarks, but I'm glad I took the risk and bought it. It was easy enough to take the style risk because I bought it from eshakti and was able to customize the length, sleeves, and measurements to fit my pear shape. Eshakti for the win (yet again)!