OK, I admit it, I’m one of those people that actually loves Valentine’s Day. And it’s not because I was a girl who was always struggling with a huge bouquet from a boy on my way out of junior high, because I wasn’t.
I love Valentine’s day for all of the girly reasons that have little-to-nothing to do with boys. I enjoy sending Valentine’s to nearly everyone I know, flowers to best friends, cupcakes to the office and such nonsense as felt-heart bombing my husband or close friends (never give me keys to your house/car).
I think things thrown together the night before in a mad panic spark awesome creativity and communicate much more than a mini-roll of Life Savers stuck to a punch-out Cherub.
So think of anyone who you appreciate, do something big or small, anything, just send some good karma out today and let someone know they make your life even slightly more enjoyable.
To all the haters, at least I don’t dress up for it (this fuchsia cardigan is by complete coincidence). xoxo
PS) Semi-unrelated: In fourth-grade on Valentine’s Day I had chicken pox and then-boyfriend (he let me wear his Swatch so it was pretty serious) had his mom drive him to my house so he could hand off my box of valentines from school along with a teddy bear holding a heart that read “I LOVE YOU” – we got married. Just kidding. The man who is now my husband and true love got me a wireless router for our first Valentine’s day – THAT’s romance people. ;)
How do you celebrate (or not)?
Since I have yet to pin down my thoughts from the ALT summit (all the creativity is still swirling and mixing) I thought I’d set the stage a bit by sharing this video done by Tiger in a Jar, on the mood of ALT 2012. Enjoy! (and psssst, who is that in the mirror at 1:58?)
What Alt Summit feels like. from ALT Summit on Vimeo.
A big thank you to a Twitter contact of mine, Brandi, for helping me discover this fantastic Etsy seller, Infusion Natural Fibers.
Moments after clicking the link in Brandi’s tweet, I was face-to-face, err…zipper, with a herringbone and leather pencil pouch that was demanding I order it immediately. I’d been on the lookout for the perfect pencil case for more than a year now and I had a feeling this was it. As I browsed Infusion’s other wares, I fell in love over and over again. Along the way, sparking to a shocking-turquoise zipper on a cotton canvas case. I made what felt to me at the time like a risky request, for the artist to pair the turquoise zipper with the herringbone fabric for my pencil case (insert dramatic music and beams of sun, only joking). I still hope I didn’t offend Infusion’s design sensibilities… lo and behold my case arrived and it’s just what I’d been hunting for!
The two pics below, via Infusion, are of some of the other items I’m eyeing… what is your favorite piece?
I’m playing a bit with what hue the bathroom walls will end up. An informal poll via Twitter is favoring charcoal… but I may go even darker – a bit toward a navy… or possibly chalkboard black.
Taking inspiration from the latest issue of Anthology magazine’s cover, the House Beautiful Color app on my iPad and a favorite towel set that I’m certain I want to continue to use in the space.
Decisions, decisions… well the snow is really coming down outside so better head to the paint store and make a choice, I can always paint it again if it’s not quite right. And of course I’ll share pics of the results either way.
What are your go-to colors for your walls? Or a favorite accent for a piece of furniture or small space?
Some rules are meant to be broken. Especially as a girl just shy of 5′ 4″ rules can be quite important. Such as never wearing capris, cheating a wide belt up to elongate the leg, and a rule I nearly never break, avoid shoes with an ankle strap or anything that interrupts the leg line from skirt hem to toe… deeply discounted Christian Louboutin heels clearly call for an exception.
The confidence these shoes instill combined with the satisfaction of getting a killer deal will overcome the two or three inches that this darling strap cuts off my leg line.
What’s your favorite rule to break? Did something exciting happen when you did?