31 January 2011

LOVEly

The title of this post makes me vom a little in my own mouth its so cheesy. Tomorrow is the first of February and Valentines day is upon us again. Typically I try to ignore the whole thing. 2011 is going to be different. I'm going to totally embrace the holiday like a love sick high schooler in a movie that ends with a school dance. Paper hearts, love songs, pink and red sweaters galore. Winter depression has sunk me pretty low, so low that the prospect of going out and having drinks exhausts me and anything that isn't happening on the couch is like something on TV, and only vaguely real. To turn that around I'm surrounding myself with happy, cute and potentially vomit inducing Valentine's Day enthusiasm. It will probably only last through Wednesday, but here's to trying.
My outfit today was put together around my pale pink cashmere sweater that I picked up at Savers a few years ago for about 5 or so dollars. Its the color of spring flowers, but since its winter I needed to bring it back down to reality with wool shorts, tights, and tall boots made for walking the icy SoHo streets. The single greatest thing about "dress shorts" is having the freedom of movement that comes with pants, without any of the discomfort. Skirts can actually be quite uncomfortable on the subway if they don't completely cover your butt when you sit down, but this isn't the case with shorts. No ice-butt for me, thanks.
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47 comments

  1. I admire your enthusiasm over valentine's day! I've never much been one for the holiday, but all your talk of pretty pink things and paper hearts may just sway me.
    Anyway, this is such a cute outfit! I love the peter pan collar and the soft peachy color of your sweater :)

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  2. I applaud your Valentine enthusiasm! It's as good an excuse as any to celebrate love and fun things like hearts, candy and chocolate. Go wild with your V-euphoria and, if possible, take pictures and share 'em with us. Okay? :)

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  3. I have total confidence that you can embrace Valentines Day until... well... Valentines day! I too normally just forget about it, but I should probably adjust my attitude as well. Good luck! :)

    xo
    Janelle

    www.janellehaskin.etsy.com

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  4. i absolutely LOVE valentine's day - always have, always will.

    i really like your peter pan collar!

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  5. I'm usually super anti-Valentine's Day too -- I bet you'll be enthusiastic for longer than I will! Love the shorts too, I love a good shorts and leggings combo in the winter.

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

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  6. I absolutely love your outfit! Good luck embracing Valentine's Day!

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  7. so awesome, the way you described your title and everything about this post. i hear you about the low ebb and have felt the same way recently too. cheers to giving it a good go lades, hope the cinnamon hearts and love songs make it past wednesday.

    lovin' your theory about the shorts, good call and the outfit is adorable. happy monday. ♥

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  8. such a pretty and laid back outfit! yay for taking charge over your winter slump. i really need to have some kind of wake up call for me to do that. i hate valentine's day though haha only because i haven't had a valentine in forever.

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  9. You are my favorite! I cringed, but in the best possible way. <3

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  10. I am glad to see that someone is embracing Valentines Day this year. It can be a great spirit lifter, plus you don't have to do all the cheesy things that everyone expects. But why not have a reason to celebrate?

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  11. Aw! I love your peter pan collar! It's so adorable. I wish I owned more of them. I would so wear this on Valentine's day :) You're adorable!

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  12. I'm actually quite jealous of your sweater. I've been wanting a pale pink fitted sweater in cashmere or lambswool for literally years, but I never find a good one...

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  13. Love your sweater, the colour and the cosyness of it! And perfect with the cute collar popping out. I've never been that fond of Valentine's Day even though I have a boyfriend. It just gets so commercial and cheesy. xx

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  14. Love what your'e wearing and I don't associate the month of February with love. Haha! Gosh. That made me sound so jaded. Not that I hate love or all the cheeseballs about it but it's just so overrated. Love should be celebrated and felt everyday and not just on a certain day.

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  15. Never met a peter pan collar I didn't like and those shorts are way cute on you :)

    What is this earth emotion you call ♥lurv♥?

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  16. the winter blues suck, as does being alone for valentines day :( i think i'll follow your example and go all out for it instead!
    Love your shorts and the peterpan collar :) x

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  17. baby, i love your style!
    you are so cute!

    i'm following you!

    a lot of kisses from poland! :*

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  18. Pretty, pretty. I adore the peter pan collar and you are so right about winter shorts, they are awesome! I am currently obsessed. I agree with you about the winter blahs too, I hate leaving the house in winter!

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  19. awesome outfit! Very Alexa Chung! xxxxxx

    alwaysxbeing.blogspot.com

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  20. Give me those shorts!

    p.s.
    Are creepy comments allowed since we're friends?

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  21. this LOVElier than LOVEly (i totally did that on purpose for the effect :) the peter pan collar is so cutee! This made me laugh out loud very hard "I'm going to totally embrace the holiday like a love sick high schooler in a movie that ends with a school dance. Paper hearts, love songs, pink and red sweaters galore"~ genius

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  22. looove the peter pan collar peaking so sneakily out over the top :)
    Scrapbook de la Emma

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  23. I LOVE your peter pan collar sweater...so cute! thanks for your comment, i love your blog, im follwoing you!

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  24. You look like a Gossip Girl.
    I'm in love with this.

    http://glamkittenslitterbox.blogspot.com/

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  25. You've got amazing style!! Love your blog!!

    Stop by sometime dear! I'd love it if we could follow each other xx

    http://mademoiselleconomist.blogspot.com/

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  26. The only thing important to me about valentine's day is that it happens to be the anniversary of my relationship with my boyfriend in that day haha, 5 years this time :)

    I love this outfit, I am obsessed with peter pan collars and this is perfection with the pale jumper and the shorts. I agree, they're a nice runner up for skirts, because you don't take the risk of showing an extra unwanted thing with them!

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  27. Love this look!!! I'm going to try to go all out for Vday too! Why not? Sometimes it's fun to just allow yourself to be a giddy little girl. It's freeing and refreshing :)

    Lauren
    Sparrow & Urchin

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  28. Cute cute peter pan collar blouse!!!!!!!

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  29. love the blouse!
    looking for a similar one :)
    And the pink sweater is lovely.

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  30. I LOVE your peter pan collar sweater...so cute! thanks for your comment, i love your blog, im follwoing you!

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  31. awesome outfit! Very Alexa Chung! xxxxxx

    alwaysxbeing.blogspot.com

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  32. the winter blues suck, as does being alone for valentines day :( i think i'll follow your example and go all out for it instead!
    Love your shorts and the peterpan collar :) x

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  33. I'm actually quite jealous of your sweater. I've been wanting a pale pink fitted sweater in cashmere or lambswool for literally years, but I never find a good one...

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  34. You are my favorite! I cringed, but in the best possible way. <3

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  35. You are my favorite! I cringed, but in the best possible way. <3

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  36. I'm actually quite jealous of your sweater. I've been wanting a pale pink fitted sweater in cashmere or lambswool for literally years, but I never find a good one...

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  37. looove the peter pan collar peaking so sneakily out over the top :)
    Scrapbook de la Emma

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  38. The only thing important to me about valentine's day is that it happens to be the anniversary of my relationship with my boyfriend in that day haha, 5 years this time :)

    I love this outfit, I am obsessed with peter pan collars and this is perfection with the pale jumper and the shorts. I agree, they're a nice runner up for skirts, because you don't take the risk of showing an extra unwanted thing with them!

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  39. awesome outfit! Very Alexa Chung! xxxxxx

    alwaysxbeing.blogspot.com

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  40. baby, i love your style!
    you are so cute!

    i'm following you!

    a lot of kisses from poland! :*

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  41. You are my favorite! I cringed, but in the best possible way. <3

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