After being married 21 years, we’ve celebrated Valentine’s Day many times and in many ways. Fancy dinners at our favorite restaurants to simple dinners at home. A few times before children, we traveled to ski (his favorite) or Mexico (my favorite). One of the most memorable though was celebrated with take out on the bedside table in our room when I was on pregnant and on bed rest with our first daughter. No matter how we celebrate Valentine’s Day, it is always special because we put everything else aside to focus on each other. No distractions from the girls or our phones or anything else!
This year we are going to one of our favorite restaurants and I can’t wait to dress up and spend the evening together – on a weeknight – which is rare when you have three girls with a lot of homework and activities. To have time to focus on each other and talk about hopes and dreams not the details of a busy day is important. We are trying to get better at this overall, too.
I love to add classic pieces with a twist to my wardrobe. The romantic details of this white MSGM ruffle blouse are perfection. The frill down the sleeve is so feminine. The option to wear it off the shoulder or one shoulder make it versatile as well. I’d also wear this top with white jeans as the weather gets warm – like this week. Crazy weather we are having.
The black textured McQ by McQueen skirt with ruffle flounce at the bottom reflects one of spring’s big trends in a short version. The classic style and cut make it a perfect wardrobe addition. I love to find a piece that will stand the test of time. Another wardrobe timeless wardrobe staple is my YSL Tribute sandals. If you aren’t a lover of sky-high heels (or 5′ 2″ like me and need the height!), this lower version is a great alternative. They are equally as great with skirts and dresses as with jeans or cargo pants.
You know that I am obsessed with clutch bags. This YSL Heart Patch Clutch is so fun and I love the pop of color it adds to my black and white look. I think it is the perfect clutch for Valentine’s Day but also the perfect gift…hint, hint!
How will you celebrate Valentine’s Day? Let me know in the comments below!
Thank you to Neiman Marcus for sponsoring this post. All clothing selections, accessory choices and opinions are my own.
Photos by Mary Summers-Hafner