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Love is All Around

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Valentines Day is on it’s way.

You either love it or hate it, but even when I’ve been single I’ve always loved it just as an excuse to wear red and eat chocolate.

We all need a little bit of love in our life, and that doesn’t necessarily mean being in a relationship. You can love friends, neighbours, strangers, chocolate biscuits or pizza. I think of it as an opportunity to do something you love, possibly with someone you love. You don’t have to buy into the fizzy wine, box of chocolates cliche, though personally I love both of those things.

If you’re not feeling the love then I say fake it till you feel it. You could cover yourself in love hearts, but I think you’d probably be sick with cutesy overload before you felt a bit more love. So today I’ve been off and found some nice accessories to bring a bit of love into your wardrobe without engaging in cute overload.

You can have love on your fingers.

love on your fingers

Black Heart Ring £6.50 £3.25 Miss Selfridge

Vivienne Westwood Heart Ring £120

Moschino Cheap & Chic Heart Gloves £45 £22.50

Hot Topic Double Finger Love Ring £12.99

Love on your toes

hearts on your toes

The To-Toes Heel $117.99 Modcloth

Vivenne Westwood Melissa shoes £120

Queen of Hearts Patent Shoes £54

Embellished Pumps £46 Topshop

Heart Backseams £8.50 Topshop

You can even have love on your HEAD. Or over your head.

love on your head

Warm Fuzzies Ear Muffs $39.99 Modcloth

Sequin Heart Headband Gap

Vintage 1940s Heart Shaped Hat $185 Sense of Fashion

I Heart Umbrellas $29.99

So. Are you a  love it or hate it person?

10 Responses
  • LandGirl1980
    February 9, 2011

    At the moment I am not in a mood with The Beard and so I love it. We even have the day off to spend it together :)

    • Retro Chick
      February 9, 2011

      We sometimes do that! Though not this year as Mr Chick is hoarding his holiday!

  • Ms Wanda's
    February 9, 2011

    I feel fairly indifferent towards it. It’s just a marketing opportunity really. I do absolutely adore those Westwood shoes though! x

    • Retro Chick
      February 9, 2011

      Ah yes, but if you’re not religious so’s Christmas, and Halloween!

      I love any excuse for a party, me!

  • Jess
    February 9, 2011

    We sort of ignore it because our going out anniversary is four days after. We might go for a meal.

  • Steph (@mrs_sock)
    February 9, 2011

    not for me, we swap the same cards every year like my nan and grandad used to. don’t do chocs or overpriced meal etc, just a snuggle up. i love him every day, the suprise chocs mean more than because it’s valentines day. just me i think!

    • Retro Chick
      February 10, 2011

      We make our own cards, if we bother.

      Generally we do something nice. Last year we went for a picnic in the Cathedral and we had little cup cakes with hearts on.

      The year before we went to local museum!

  • Lottie
    February 10, 2011

    I love Valentines to. Those patent shoes are gorgeous! I want!!

  • SarahJayne @ Goldmine Trash
    February 10, 2011

    I want that umbrella!

  • BooBoo Kitty
    February 10, 2011

    You cant beat a bit of Vivenne Westwood for Valentines day!