Thursday, February 11, 2010

Pure Romance

Today is my last work day before Valentine's Day. In Illinois, we celebrate Lincoln's Birthday separate from President's Day, so Friday we're off for Lincoln and Monday we're off for the rest of the Presidents.

My boyfriend and I will celebrate our second anniversary on Valentine's Day. We didn't plan to have a first date on Valentine's Day. We were friends who were meeting for a drink, and the other days of the week didn't work, so we said "How about Thursday?", not realizing till later that "Thursday" was February 14. By the end of "Thursday" evening, we had discovered our mutual wish to begin dating.

A lawyer-themed charm bracelet may not seem like the most appropriate choice for a Valentine's outfit, but I'm wearing it for a reason. It was a gift from my boyfriend on our first trip together. We spent a weekend in Galena, Illinois, at a cute little b&b just a month or two after we started dating. There was a lady in one of the shops who handcrafted charm bracelets in various colors and themes. My boyfriend and I are lawyers, so we were both drawn to the lawyer-themed charms.


Velvet Jacket: Ann Taylor LOFT
Blouse with Tie: Lapis
Skirt: Express (ages and ages ago)
Black Cable Sweater Tights: from Marshall's
Boots: M.I.A.
Earrings: Macy's
Silver and Blue Bangle Bracelet: Wet Seal
Lawyer Charm Bracelet: gift from my boyfriend


  1. wow the jacket + the cream blouse is just beautiful!!!

    please come visit my blog. <3

  2. That's such a cute dating story! And you look so beautifully romantic in this outfit. Happy Valentine's Day!!

  3. I love Galena!!! Its such a pretty little town, just far enough away from the city that you feel like you are getting really away.

    Your look has a definite romantic feel to it. I love the velvet blazer

  4. Cute bracelet! And I agree...your outfit is very romantic.

  5. I'm absolutely crushing (haha... get it? I'm lame) on that romantic jacket of yours. Actually, the whole romantic outfit with a modern feel is lovely!

  6. I loooove that jacket with that blouse! it looks so elegant and romantic!

  7. You seem to have some of the best jackets I've ever seen! Love the soft velvet texture on it and the sleeves are so pretty!

  8. What a dramatic and original outfit. I don't mean to put labels on you, but there is definitely something steam-punk and Victorian about your look, in a good way!

  9. This outfit has such a pretty, vintage feel to it....perfect for Valentine's Day! I love your dating sweet! :)

  10. Oh what a great jacket, once again! I love the feel of this outfit, so romantic and dark!