Something in the Way You Move
I used to love Valentine's Day with every fiber of my being when I was still in elementary school. Everyone was given a list of every single student in the class to ensure that everyone would receive a valentine from everyone else. You were ensured to be loved just as much as the kid next to you. I remember in 5th grade I was so excited to know that I would definitely get a card from my crush and I remember putting extra effort into his Hello Kitty valentine. Turns out, he gave everyone the same card with his name signed on it. He didn't even write my name on mine and my heart was broken. In the end it turns out he had a crush on me too and I straight up refused him because I was shy. Heartbreaker since the age of 10. What up.
Studded Cardigan, Vegan Leather Skirt c/o Lulu*s
Urban Outfitters Crochet Top
Forever 21 Heels (similar)
Nowadays I tend to have a love-hate relationship with Valentine's Day regardless of my relationship status. Instead of being showered by obligatory valentines, I'm now surrounded by people that are upset that they didn't receive flowers, people drowning their single sorrows in alcohol, or hundreds of people showing off their Valentine's Day swag on Facebook and Twitter. But then I take a step back and remember that it's all about showing those around you how much you love them. It's not just about having a romantic candle lit dinner with your significant other and being swept off your feet (as nice as that can be). It's about surprising your best friend at her office a few blocks away with roses (which took a lot longer than I thought considering I was making the trek in heels). It's about writing a valentine for your co-worker filled with corny puns ("I'm not lion when I say I love you"). It's about texting your friend who's going through a bad break-up that you love them with all your heart. It's about remembering those who love you and loving them back.
And it's about telling people who take the time to read your blog, and support you every step of the way, how much they really mean to you. You guys make my world go 'round and I wouldn't have it any other way. I love you guys and thanks for sticking with me. Happy Valentine's Day! Go spread the love! :)