Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Date Night: Be my Valentine

I should start by saying M and I do not do typical valentines day. We try to make the day about us as a couple, and who we are and what we mean to each other. We don't like the idea of big gifts or fancy dinner reservations "because it's what you do on Valentine's Day." We try to make it about doing something new or special to us. Last year that was ordering take-out sushi from our favorite restaurant and having a Disney movie marathon in pajamas.

Don't get me wrong, I LOVE Valentine's Day. I love the hearts everywhere. I usually wear an outfit with about 3 different shades of pink. I love the crafts and little notes to tell friends you're thinking of them. I love the Valentine's Day we used to have in Elementary School, where it's not about dates and spending tons of money, but about friends and crafts and candy. I'll post more on that part of Valentine's Day soon.

But for now, if we do go on an outing this year here is some inspiration.
1. Dress- Modcloth
2. Clutch- Modcloth
3. Necklace- Moorea Seal
4. Shoes- Modcloth

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Currently Craving: Totes

I'm in my last semester of grad school. About half of my classes have been online and half have been on campus. Until now, I've been carrying my books to and from class in a World Market Reusable Shopping bag. I'm well aware this does not scream "working professional," and I know for a fact it doesn't even hint at "stylish adult."

While I might be almost finished my degree, I'm pretty sure I will need a stylish looking bag to tote important items around in the future (ahem), so here's my current roundup of possible replacements.

The Kent Reversible Tote from Francesca's. Professional and classy, but not too stuffy. It doesn't zipper, which is usually a requirement for me, but it does come with a zippered pouch, so I may make an exception.

The Rochester Studded Tote, again from Francesca's. I love that this gives a little bit of edge and it has a really cute lining, plus it zippers, PLUS it also comes with a removable pouch AND a wristlet.

The Camp Director Tote from Modcloth in Day Camp. This has sat on my wishlist for half a year. It might be time.

The Ottowa Jersey Backpack, also from Francesca's. I wasn't looking for a backpack, but my mouse kept clicking on this one, so I thought I'd add it to the list.

The Posy Potpourri Backpack from Modcloth. Again, I couldn't help myself. Oh well, a backpack would be useful when M and I go to Disney World this summer.