Do you have a tradition for Valentine’s Day? Evan and I started a tradition our first year of marriage and I love it. His favorite meal of all time is his grandmother’s spaghetti and meatballs. I was finally given the recipe after we were married! (not kidding!) For the past three years, I have made his grandmother’s homemade spaghetti and meatballs for us on Valentine’s. We use our fine china and crystal and sit in the dining room together. It’s fun and makes it a little more intimate than just sitting at the kitchen table or island with our everyday dishes! Sometimes we still make plans to go out to dinner too because we do love trying new restaurants and we use any opportunity to do so! This year we are going to New Orleans the day after Valentine’s Day for a wedding, so we did not make plans to go out to dinner.
We celebrated on Sunday this year because it is time-consuming to make and makes lots of leftovers! We did not want to leave all that food uneaten while we head down to New Orleans! I do not decorate for Valentine’s Day, but I did use red napkins for the occasion! Check out our Valentine’s “date”!
Charger Plate: Amazon | Dinner Plate: Bloomingdales | Salad Plate: Bloomingdales | Napkin: Amazon | Napkin Ring: Bed Bath & Beyond (similar) | Flatware: Macy’s | Crystal: Amazon
Top: Nordstromrack | Watch: Watch Station | Bracelet: The Real Real
We didn’t end up getting a picture of the two of us unfortunately. We enjoyed a formal sit down meal together with wine, Caesar salad, spaghetti and meatballs, and garlic bread! It was yummy if I do say so myself! The only thing missing was tiramisu! I hope we continue to carry on this tradition in the years to come.
Hello! I have rounded up some of my most recent favorite tops that I think would be great for your upcoming Valentine’s plans! The best part is that they are all under $30! Check them out!
Cabernet Sheer Sleeve
Top: Loft (ON SALE) | Pants: Macy’s (similar and on sale) | Clutch: Nordstrom | Bracelet: Loft (ON SALE)
Pleated Sleeve Tie Back
Top: Loft (ON SALE) | Pants: Celebrity Pink | Clutch: Nordstrom | Bracelet: Loft (ON SALE)
All Black Everything
Top: Neiman Marcus (simliar) | Pants: Macy’s (similar and on sale) | Bracelet: Loft (ON SALE) | Handbag: Louis Vuitton
Striped Bell Sleeves
Top: Amazon Prime |Jeans: Celebrity Pink | Bracelet: Loft (ON SALE)
These tops would be great for whatever you have planned on Valentine’s- date night, girls night, or a night in! Stay tuned for next week’s post, Our Valentine Tradition! <3
- Makeup Mirror Every girl needs a good makeup mirror and this one has LED lighting 🙂
- Sunglasses Who wouldn’t love a great new pair of sunnies?
- Shoes I love these casual tennis shoes. They would be great for the gym and everyday outfits!
- Pajama Set I actually got these as a Christmas gift and they are so comfy!
- Makeup Brushes I personally have these and love them.
- UGG Slippers I have a version of these and have had them for YEARS. They last forever and are super comfy!
- Leggings New workout gear is a great way to jumpstart any workout routine!
- Watch Solid gold watches are so classy!
I hope you enjoyed my first ever Valentine’s Day Gift Guide! These would be great gifts for your mom or girl friend or just that special lady that needs some extra love this year! Also, throwing hints at your husband/boyfriend is always a good idea too! We are two weeks away <3