Love is Forever. Winter is Not.
I know that as soon as I type these words a huge winter storm is going to blow in, and we are going to be covered in snow for the next two months, and everyone will blame me for bringing it upon us with my false hopes, but I just can’t help it: it’s starting to feel like Spring! My head knows that this is ridiculous, because we have a long ways to go here in Canada, before we can even start to think about Spring, but nevertheless- my heart wants to believe that Winter is drawing to an end at long last. This past Valentine’s Day, it was so warm, that we were able to go out and get pictures of my Valentine’s Day outfit, without even wearing coats. OK, I was chilled by the time I went back inside, but nevertheless, it was wonderful! The sun was shining, the snow was melting quickly, the birds were out singing, and we even found some lovely green moss that had been hiding under the snow waiting to peek out at us.
In light of this beautiful warm weather, florals were not out of place for a Valentine’s Day outfit either. Not that I dress strictly for “the season”, but it can be hard to wear summer clothes in winter, when you have to add 100 layers in order to make it warm enough. It was a very nice change to be able to wear pink, and flowers and bare legs and arms, and not look completely out of place (or freeze to death!) I chose to wear this outfit for Valentine’s Day, because as it is one of my favourite holidays, I couldn’t miss the chance for a themed outfit. However, I don’t have much in the way of pink and red clothing; I have a few separate pieces, but not ones that coordinate very nicely. This was the best I could come up with for a Valentine’s Day outfit: a black floral skirt, and a pink flower in my hair. Apparently this skirt is becoming a bit of a tradition too- because I wore it last February 14th as well! I wear this skirt all the time, so I was hoping to wear something different, but oh well. I guess now you know what you can find me in 90% of the time on weekdays!
For accessories with this outfit, I chose to wear my locket since my post on Tuesday was all about their sentimental history and I thought it would be appropriate. Also, this is the first time I have curled my hair since I started growing it into a bob! I am so excited that it is getting long enough to style, so I added the pink hair flower, to make the outfit a bit more put together. I did this hairstyle with a curling iron, but I am hoping to try pin curls again soon. It’s been over two years since I’ve done pin curls, so maybe I’ll wait for a day where I’m not going anywhere to attempt them 😉
Anyways, I had a lovely Valentine’s day spent with my family. My sister gave me a sweet Valentine card, my mom surprised me with a bouquet of tulips, I baked heart shaped scones for breakfast and my mom baked a chocolate cake for dessert. It can’t get much better than that!
How was your Valentine’s day? Did you dress up in a special Valentine’s Day outfit, or celebrate in any other way? Do you wear themed outfits for holidays, or just wear whatever you want regardless of which “holiday” it is?
Shirt: owned for many years
Skirt: Made by me
Hair flower: made by me
February 17, 2017 @ 10:03 am
Very sweet and pretty. Are you sure you didn’t freeze without a coat though?! We’re supposed to be getting temperatures of up to 17 degrees C on Monday, which is pretty much what it gets up to in the height of a British summer, so I am wondering whether to break out the sundresses? 😉
It’s still chilly today, definitely still coat weather!
February 17, 2017 @ 4:48 pm
Haha- I was only out for about 1/2 an hour, so no I didn’t freeze 🙂 And 17 degrees is crazy for this time of the year- I hope you enjoy the nice weather!
(ps- I wish it had been only 17 degrees when I visited England a few years ago- but you were having a heat wave and it was in the high 30’s- 38 degrees one day!!!)
February 17, 2017 @ 5:57 pm
Your new hairstyle is very flattering, Nicole. But then again, your hair (and you) always look good. The outfit is very pretty, too. I really like your skirt. I love floral prints, especially small prints.
I pretty much wear whatever but I am trying to dress up more. I felt run down on Tuesday after a very busy Monday. I think I have cabin fever and/or Spring fever. Your pictures are very cheery. 🙂
February 17, 2017 @ 10:52 pm
Thank-you Annabelle- it was fun to curl my hair for a change 🙂
I definitely think that February is “cabin fever” month- especially when you are busy. I’m starting to feel the need for Spring too. I hope you have a lovely weekend!
February 17, 2017 @ 10:17 pm
Oh la la!…so nice outfit!…you bring the Springtime!
February 17, 2017 @ 10:53 pm
Thanks Aure- I’m definitely in the mood for Spring, and even though there is still snow on the ground I am ready to dress for Spring! 🙂