Hello! The big day is almost here! One thing I've noticed around the web is how excited people are for Valentine's Day this year. I'm sure it has a lot to do with the fact that the holiday is falling on a Saturday. And if that's the reason, then they need to re-do the calendar so that Valentine's Day falls on a Saturday every year, because I'm loving how excited everyone is to share the love!
I've always used Valentine's Day to not only show romantic love to my husband, but also love to my children, no matter how old they get. My son is away at college, so I sent him a care package of lots, and lots of candy and goodies, plus this card:
He is an animal lover, so I thought he'd like this image. The image is from JustRite and is pretty old, so I'm not sure it's available anymore. Would you believe this is the first time I ever used it? Of course you would! Most of my stamps have never seen ink, that's why I'm on a stamp buying freeze (until I see something super cute I have to buy)!
Here's the inside of the card:
I usually do a Fashion Over Fifty post on Fridays, so those of you who have come to my blog looking for that might be disappointed. I just had too many Valentine posts to get through this week, plus the Eva for Loverly launch, that my normal posting schedule had to be altered. However, I did want to show you what I will be wearing for Valentine's Day. I was at J.C.Penney last week and I noticed they were starting to get their new spring items in. The company created a new line called 'Stylus' that absolutely blew me away! I ended up buying three items from this new line because I loved it so much. This line is so me: it's casual, playful, whimsical, comfortable, colorful, and very creative. I wanted to buy everything in this line, which is something I would have done if I was still working, but now that I'm unemployed, I had to restrain myself to only three pieces. I ultimately decided on one top, a spring sweater, and some striped pants.
I picked this top because I not only wanted to wear it Valentine's Day, but I also loved the fun, whimsical print, the feel of the fabric and cut of the shirt. It's a loose fitting top, which I always prefer to help hide my flaws, and I love the scoop neckline and princess cap sleeves which are always flattering for my body type. It also has a really cute opening in the back which you can see HERE.
Now it's suppose to be bitter cold here in Wisconsin on Valentine's Day so I plan on wearing this top with a blue blazer and jeans. I'll be sure to post pictures next week of my Valentine's Day outfit. But I can't wait to wear this top in the spring or summer too! It is so versatile because of the style and color it could be worn with shorts, jeans, even a skirt! I love it!
I wasn't planning on doing this, but now I'm so excited about this new line at JCP I have to show you what else I bought:
The final item I purchased were these cute pants:
I can't wait till it's warm enough so I can wear my new JCP Stylus clothes. If you haven't been to J.C. Penney's in awhile, you really need to check them out. They've been working really hard to improve their store and it shows!
So what about you? What plans do you have for Valentine's Day and what will you be wearing? I'd love to hear from you!
Have a great day! Amy