Do You Have a Valentine’s Day Tradition?

Valentine's Day Outfit Idea / Love Sweater

Love SweaterSkinny Jeans / Chloe ‘Marcie’ Crossbody Bag / White Sneakers / NARS Satin Lip Pencil in ‘Rikugien’

Valentine’s Day is exactly one week away and do you want to know what James and I have planned? Absolutely nothing.

Valentine's Day Outfit Idea / Love Sweater

In the 13+ years that James and I have been together, Valentine’s Day has been relatively low key. I remember during the first or second year, James ordered Olive Garden and brought it back to our dorms for “date night” as a throwback to one of the first times we hung out as just friends (ha!). I’ll admit, that every now and then, we’ll become suckers and opt for going out, only to be stiffed by a price-gouged prix fixe menus at jam packed restaurants. Très romantic.

Valentine's Day Outfit Idea / Love Sweater

In more recent years, we created a new tradition where I treat James to dinner out a few days before February 14 and he cooks me dinner on the day of (I’m talking grocery shopping, meal prep and dishes!). We had a good thing going when V Day was over the weekend, but it’s been a little more difficult on a weeknight. Last year, I wasn’t even in town! Instead, I was traveling for work and spent the evening with my colleagues at Buca di Beppo. I know, there seems to be a pattern with me and chain restaurants for Valentine’s Day. Not intentional, I swear!

Valentine's Day Outfit Idea / Love SweaterThis year, I imagine it’s going to be another low key night. Don’t get me wrong, I love celebrating love (and wearing on my sleeve — or in the case of this sweater, on my chest). I just don’t need a specific day to celebrate it — just like I don’t need a specific reason to get flowers (hint hint James!). I’m sure  James and I will celebrate in our own way over the weekend — chocolate included!

How do you celebrate Valentine’s Day? Are you all about it or are you low key? Let me know in the comments section below!

Valentine's Day Outfit Idea / Love Sweater

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Love SweaterSkinny Jeans / Chloe ‘Marcie’ Crossbody Bag / White Sneakers / NARS Satin Lip Pencil in ‘Rikugien’

Comments

  1. says

    Ha! My 2 year anniversary with my boyfriend is actually on Valentine’s day but we are still pretty low-key! This year he went back to school to get his Master’s degree and he has class that night. We decided to just stay in and cook dinner together later in the week haha!
    Also, I am loving your sweater! It’s so cute!

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