Posted in little words, tagged valentines day on February 14, 2012 |
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why, yes. i still believe in my thoughts on love as i did last year and the year before, even though i’m standing solidarity, once again, on this february 14th.
i’ve accepted the fact that i’m going to be one of those single 30-somethings who are stressed about finding their “one.” sometimes i notice my friends with their husbands, starting their families, and i wonder why i’m so far behind. and other days i think of it, not as being behind, but as being privileged that i get to experience falling in love with a man, not a boy, or a guy, but a man. 30-somethings and 40-somethings surely date and flirt differently than 20-somethings, and i look forward to that.
i think of cary grant at times like these. how falling in love with cary grant circa late 1950′s would be much more passionate and romantic and fun than falling in love with cary grant circa late 1930′s.
a co-worker once told me, as cheesy as it may sound (but it stuck with me), too think our ourselves as apples. perhaps we are just placed higher up on the tree and need a more skilled climber to retrieve us.
regardless of my confidence in my single-state-of-being at the time, i still wonder if i’ll feel the same in 5 or 10 years or if i may grow impatient because i still wish a little to be going out to dinner tonight and having a wildly fascinating conversation with a better half. (but who wouldn’t want that supposed to delivered pizza and downton abbey aka- my valentine’s day… which still doesn’t sound all too bad)
so whether you are lucky enough to be in love, or lucky enough to not be- enjoy today and remember that february 14th is not the only day for chocolate, roses, and sweet surprises- so it is our duty to make others aware of that.
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Posted in Uncategorized, tagged agave peep-toes, anthropogolie, bhldn, bow-topped slingbacks, broacde d'orsay heels, burnished organza gown, cascading goddess gown, elopement pumps, fondant tea dress, grammy dress, kelly osbourne, knotted gamine bra, knotted gamine thong, origami pleated dress, oscar wilde, tadashi shoji, twirled sweetheart dress, valentines day, wedding collection, zinnia gown on February 14, 2011 |
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girls. today is the day. the dreamiest, most lovely, view through rose-coloured glasses day. the day to embrace love and all things lovely (though that should be every day.)
what better way to kick off valentine’s day than with the brand new BHLDN collection (aka- anthropologie’s wedding collection.)
they have thought of everything to make your day more than glamorous from gowns, to shoes, to party dresses, lingerie, jewelry, and hair pieces!
i’ve already gone through the collection and picked out my favourites to share. though you should take a peek on your own because there are dozens of jaw-dropping pieces that are still to be seen!
burnished organza gown ♥ fondant tea dress
cascading goddess gown ♥ zinnia gown
twirled sweetheart dress ♥ origami pleated dress
knotted gamine bra ♥ knotted gamine panties
elopement pumps ♥ brocade d’orsay heels ♥ bow-topped slingbacks ♥ agave peep-toes
how can a single girl be lonely on valentines day when she gets to spend time with images and daydreams such as these?
on a different note, did you watch the grammy’s last night? i did not but of course i had to look at the fashion and kelly osbourne’s tadashi shoji lavender dress was a knock-out!!!
i am in ♥ on this valentine’s day for sure! maybe not with a cute boy, but with fashion!!!
now, i’ll leave you on this fine day with a quote from oscar wilde…
“How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being?”
what a completely smart man….. today is our day to be treated far more than normal!
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paul and julia child had to been one of the coolest couples ever. seriously. this takes balls. this was my valentine’s day post last year, and i still stand behind it 100% completely. it’s become my favourite holiday and i’ve been single 20 out of the 22 times i’ve experienced it.
i adore what it stands for. i adore the gifts. the pampering. shoes, flowers, chocolates, perfumes. everything is pink and red and laced and sheer.
this year i will be celebrating at work. selling rose scented soaps to those in love, and i don’t mind. it’s still dreamy and idealistic and wonderful in every aspect.
i hope tomorrow you find someone or something to love whether it be a boy or just the day.
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Posted in little words, tagged valentines day on February 14, 2010 |
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i wasn’t sure how i was going to feel about valentine’s day this year. whether it was going to be lonely or depressing. but now that it’s here, i find it comforting.
i may not be in love. i may not have anyone to kiss or wrap my arms around. and i may not be able to smile because i happen to see someone that makes my knees buckle and my heart flutter and my every second of thought consumed only by them.
but i still believe in love.
i still believe that it’s out there. and maybe it’s not for me this year, or last year, or next year. but i do believe that there will be a year when it will be there for me. so i can not hold a grudge against this day of any sorts. it only fills my heart with little ideas and dreams and butterflies.
call me whatever you want. yes i might have my head stuck in the clouds, and yes i write fluff poetry, and yes i still believe that i have a soul mate somewhere out there.
but i’ll always be that way, and i am not ashamed or saddened at the thought. i only feel sad for those on valentines day that do not feel this way or at least acknowledge that of love.
i love valentine’s day.
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