Just Haven't Met You Yet

Skirt: Hannah Everly
Sweater: Goodwill (Talbots)
Shoes: Cato's
Necklace: James Avery 
Bow: DIY
Purse: Charming Charlie's 
**Shout out to one of my besties for snapping these pictures for me this weekend**

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!!.....it's that time of the year filled with flowers, chick flicks, every shade of red and pink as far as the eye can see, chocolate everything, and special notes to the ones you love. For so many people they hate this time of the year because they don't have someone "special" to spend it with and they are surrounded by so many happy couples that are in love.
 Nevertheless, while I don't have a special someone to spend the day with, I have always loved Valentines Day, and over the years I have embraced this day for celebrating my singleness and being happy with where I am at in life. 
To often we get so caught up in what we don't have, that we forget the incredible things we do have, like time to ourselves, free weekends, hours to read books, and so much more. Sure, we can all admit that we wish we could make memories with someone else, but for the time being making memories with ourselves is so very important, and we should cherish it! Speaking of books, I started the tradition last year of buying myself books for Valentines Day, because what better way to celebrate yourself and happiness than increase your library.....am I RIGHT, or am I RIGHT!!!
With that being said, for those of you who have a special someone, give them an extra kiss and write them a sweet note to show them how much they mean to you. And for those of you who don't have a "special someone" (like me),  I hope that you don't spend the day sad for what you don't yet have, but instead appreciate the incredible things you do have in your season of singleness.

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I thought this special day called for all the ladylike and classic details, so I pulled out my favorite Hannah Everly polka dot skirt and paired it with a blush pink cashmere Talbot's sweater. I added the feminine details of a black velvet bow and sued flats and packed my Cat clutch with all the necessities (because what better accessory for a blogger on Valentines day, than to carry a cat clutch). Of course no Valentines Day look is complete without a bunch of flowers and read lipstick:)

Now, I am off to eat chocolate ice cream, read one of the books I gifted myself, and probably watch my traditional Valentines Day movie "The Lost Valentine." 

xoxoxoxoxoxo

How do you celebrate Valentines Day?
What is your favorite part of today?
Do you have a special someone you are celebrating with?

-Madison

18 comments

  1. So glad to see you style that blush sweater! As expected, it looks fabulous ♥ Those flowers are so pretty too, and A+ title! I 100% agree with the heart of this post---celebrate yourself or celebrate your loved ones, but use today as a time to reflect on the love and life you've been blessed with. Hope you have a lovely day, girl!! (ps I might steal that book-buying tradition)

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    1. The blush sweater is fabulous and I knew I had to wear it Tuesday! Thanks for your sweet comment Chrisy and I totally agree that you should steal my idea for buying books:)
      -Madison

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  2. Happy Valentine's day Madison! I agree with you...I'm single and yet I love this pretty holiday. It's a great way to celebrate the love of family and friends as well as enjoy chocolates and the color pink!...your book buying tradition is so great! :)
    heather
    https://heather-style.blogspot.com

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    1. 100% YES to chocolates and the color pink!
      -Madison

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  3. Your pictures are so pretty! You have such a beautiful smile!
    Valentine's day is my sister's birthday so we lay around and watch far too many chick flicks!
    Happy Valentine's day!

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    1. Awe, you are to sweet Rebekah! That's so fun that your sister's birthday is on Valentines day and it sounds like you two spend it splendidly!
      -Madison

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  4. I love Valentine's as well! I don't understand how some people hate the holiday just because they're single. It can still be fun! I love these flowers, and it was the perfect touch for your photos!

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    1. I don't understand either? I think there are so many positive things about it!
      -Madison

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  5. Congratulations on a beautiful photo shoot. You look so lovely. Very pretty flowers for the occasion. I like Your opinion about Valentine's Day. You can always find the good in life if you are a positive thinker. My husband proposed to me 30 years ago on Valentine's day. We always exchange heart warming cards to each other with a special gift. We are blessed. We think a like on everything and most of the time we finish each others thoughts and read each others minds. We are soul mate's forever. So we enjoy celebrating Valentine's Day together. Loved this post! Stephanie

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    1. Awe, you are to sweet Stephanie! That is so sweet that your husband proposed on Valentines day...totally romantic and it definitely sounds like you two truly are soul mates:)
      -Madison

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  6. I love that outfit. Glad you have started a tradition to buy yourself books. My sisters and give each other gifts. They usually are books,too. Valentine's day should be anyone you love,sister,brother,parents,etc.
    HAPPY BELATED VALENTINE'S DAY
    Marilyn

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    1. Sisters are the best to exchange gifts with and books are some of the best gifts!
      -Madison

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  7. Cute look - I have to say, I'm lovin' those shoes! :) My Valentine's Day was celebrated with my family; My parents were sweet enough to each do a little something (involving chcolate) for me.

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    1. I have worn those shoes soooooo much because they are one of my favorite pairs:) Sounds like your parents know you well because Chocolate is always a good idea!
      -Madison

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  8. Adorable outfit and photo shoot! Valentine's day is definitely a super sweet holiday.

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  9. This is so cute! I adore Hannah Everly skirts.

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