Well, it seems that I was greeted with a surprise by our UPS driver Actually, the surprise was from my husband for Valentine’s Day.( Sorry for the lovely indoor shots! It was cold, windy and rainy today. Believe me, if I could have put a snowscape in the background, I would have. And “princess” HAD to be in the limelight!
Usually we give each other sweet little cards, possibly some yummy chocolate truffles from Killwins or Godiva, little things like that that are just as lovely of a gesture. Well, I have been having a difficult time with my health, gone through alot in the past 2 months, and just think my hubby wanted to give me a surprise “pick me up”, I love you gift. And boy, it was! What a surprise!
I know I am in the Southern State of Charlotte, and it doesn’t get too cold here, but cold enough for a lighter winter coat. I have black and red, some of the more traditional colors, but I admit, when I saw this on Amber of Forever Amber, another redhead, I just adored this coat! The 50s vintage look, collar and style really appealed to me, and last year the onslaught of pale pink coats made me really desire this color in a winter coat! I have plenty of leather jackets and faux leather jackets, but I think a bright pastel coat or color is just what the doctor ordered.I love the weave of the coat, and had to put a vintage purple brooch on there for the look. I also love the big buttons which are actually snaps. Some people weren’t fond of that, but I love it, as many of my coat’s buttons tend to loosen or fall off.
What memories do you share on Valentine’s Day? Is it just a commercial holiday, Hallmark devised in order for people to buy cards? A fancy restaurant conspiracy theory, creating overly priced 3 course meals we might not otherwise pay for? ( I do like Valentine’s Day) I have memories of course of earlier days, in elementary school when you would get your valentines ready and signed in your folied -cut out heart box with the opening large enough to fit just a few valentines. Then, now, just usually romantic gestures like flowers and a card, or a homemade note is what I recall. There will be no heart shaped moving beds or bathtubs for us, but rather just an appreciation for being together for almost 14 years!
As a former jazz musician, the first song that comes to mine is “My Funny Valentine”, but since there are so many songs out there celebrating love, I came up with a few of my other favorites you might enjoy listening to.
…And did I tell you HOW much I LOVE this COAT? ( and my thoughtful hubby!)
“As Time Goes By” Casablanca
“Unforgettable” Nat King Cole
Happy Valentine’s weekend!
Coat: Boden Eliza in Pink, Boots: Steve Madden: Bag: Kate Spade Hat and Gloves ( Vintage store in Asheville)
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