Friday, February 15, 2013

Valentine's Day Date

Sean and I had the best time on our Valentine's date last night. Usually our Valentine's Days are disastrous in some way, so it was nice to have one go right this year :) We got polished up and made our way to our favorite diner for some 50's music, milkshakes, and sweetheart waitresses. I even had one waitress tell me I looked, "cute as a button!" which of course I thoroughly enjoyed.  I tried to convince Sean to let me take some pictures of him, but it was rather cold and he isn't as stupid as I am to stand and freeze while posing :) However, I did get some fun shots of us at the diner.

I wanted a really 50's look for this night. I have a lot of 60's vintage, but not as much 50's in my closet. However this bubblegum pink circle skirt of my grandmother's and faded cardigan of my great-grandmother's were perfect. Along with a strand of pearls I wore in my sister's wedding and a fancy hairdo I felt positively right for the occasion.

We got mint oreo milkshakes. They were pretty amazing. This was before our meal even came-we started on the sweets early! Naughty us....

This was the most I could do to my hair with a curling iron. Right this minute I am sitting with my hair in curlers anticipating a mass of curls on my head by the afternoon. Here's hoping!
I also had to bring my favorite little 50's clutch with this ensemble. It is fully beaded in all kinds of pastel colors and is just the perfect little thing. I bring it to all my special occasions. I found it in a flea market ages ago when shopping with my mother. I swear I find the best stuff when she's with me-a good luck charm she is!

They both look pretty good, huh? haha :)

See the fade marks on the cardigan? This was laying out in my grandparent's old house rotting away and getting bleached by the sun when I found it and salvaged it. I think the faded places give it character and something unique. It even has my great-grandmother's name sewn into the collar-Martha Jones :) What a treasure!

And yes...we did end the dinner with the most delicious chocolate cake I've ever had in my life. We felt pretty sweet after leaving! I even made Sean dance outside with me to "In the Still of the Night"  by The Five Satins which was playing through the speakers outside. Twas pretty magical.

Sean ended up making me a wonderful CD full of songs that meant something to us. He put it in a sweet card with a description for every song about why it was special (along with a disclaimer that it was completely 'Janice free' if you get the Friends reference!). It was so sweet and meaningful and I'm very blessed to have this guy in my life! Don't know what I did to deserve it, but I'm sure thankful :)
Ok, the gushing will be over now. But hey, if I can't gush on V-day, then when can I? Gush free until next year, promise ;)

God Bless my lovely friends, 

Romans 12:10
Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.

Cardigan- Great-grandmother's
Skirt, Coat- Grandmother's
Pearls- Gift from my lovely sister :)
Shoes- Target
Belt, Bag- Vintage, thrifted 


Little-Hat said...

AMAZING that that cardi has so much character!
Your hair looks soooo amazing...beautiful blonde curls!
And I fully support eating dessert first! You never know when the world is going to end! ;)

Glad you enjoyed your Valentine's Day.


JennaStevie said...

I absolutely love this look for a valentines day date!! That full pink skirt is gorgoeus, and looks so wonderful with the blue coat. Looks like a wonderful date!

Ali Hval said...

Well, you are indeed cute as a button, so I'm super glad that the waitress noticed that! ;) And nothing like a lovely little diner to make Valentine's Day awesome. Sweets around Valentine's Day are also a must. We have a bag of dark chocoalte Dove lurking in our dorm room as I type this... candy cannot be avoided, haha!

Oh oh, and your hair is just so lovely and curly. It reminds me of Belle's hair. You have Disney Princess hair, and it is lovely. <3

Bethie The Boo said...

So many lovely things in one post! First of all, you and Sean are too cute. I love that he made you a CD (Janice free!) and that you had a lovely date together - dancing and all!

And your outfit is darling. The shoes are perfect and the skirt is perfect too. Definite 50's vibe just perfect for a Valentine's date!

The Braided Bandit said...

That circle skirt is so perfect and your hair looked AMAZING! This sounds like such a nice valentines date, so happy it went off without a hitch for you two this year! Happy Friday!
xo Hannah

Kristian said...

Looks like you had fun. Love the hairdo.

Kati said...

Your outfit is stunning, I like how you combined the items! Your eyeliner is also adorable!

Have a great day,

Cambria said...

Glad your V Day was so "sweet" :) I totally love, love, love your pink skirt...splendid color and great modern take on the 50s. Milkshake appropriate.

<3 Cambria

Allison said...

You looked oh so pretty! i just love that pink skirt and along with the teal coat--perfect!

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Sarah Mae said...

What is this diner that you keep talking about? I am curious. :)

Charlotte said...

You look really lovely! I love your vintage style!
- Charlotte

Lyndsey said...

Oh you just looked absolutely marvelous for valentines day! I really adore your little beaded clutch as well, it was definitely the perfect touch to your 50s inspired ensemble! ;)
lyndsey of A Beautiful Life

Well... said...

Haha, are you kidding me? Gush away! Especially about a Valentines date. I feel like I'm gushing constantly about cute moments on my blog xD
Anyway, you are definitely cute as a button! I love the pink skirt and those awesome little oxfords.
Hehe, love the little snapshots taken at the diner too.
Although man...that dessert is making me crave some major chocolate right now *_*
Glad you two had a wonderful Valentines this year!

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Kitty Cat Stevens said...

that coat is so gorgeous! your grandmother must have had such great style!

Kelly Han said...

Love the cateye makeup and the skirt (:
Very cute!
Have a superchic day!
Kisses from LA,


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Midwest Muse said...

I can never get over how incredibly well you pull this vintage look off. Like seriously, you look straight out of the 50's. The hair/make up/skirt/shoes is SO PERFECT. Swoonin'. And your desserts made me hungry!

erica marie said...

You look lovely! Your skirt is such a pretty pink.

xo erica

Mrs. Dork said...

Your hair is DIVINE! Perfection! I'm loving your fifties-inspired outfit. I kind of want to steal that pink skirt. And the shoes too, while I'm digging through your closet. ;)