Friday, 14 February 2014
Sweater by Zoe Karssen
Skirt by J.Crew
Trenchcoat by Topshop
Courts by Carvela
Watch by Micheal Kors at ASOS
Sunglasses by Marc by Marc Jacobs
Necklace by River Island (seems to be sold out)
Bangle by Stella & Dot
Link bracelet is vintage
Well here we are again. Happy Valentines everyone.
Did you know that the day is given it's name from a Saint? There are several mythologies surrounding the existence of Saint Valentine but the general gist is that he went against the orders of the authority of his time and helped people to marry. For his trouble he was executed most foully in Rome, apparently on February 14th.
Enjoying the romance so far?
In actual fact we owe the romantic overtones of the modern valentine's day to Chaucer; certainly by the time Shakespeare penned his tragic maiden Ophelia (she rued the day she gave it gave it up on valentines) February 14th had become synonymous with love and sex.
Now, I rather like the idea of taking time to celebrate the significant other (S.O.) in your life. You go through a lot together and you deserve to recognise and pay homage to that; but I do feel that like many of today's 'holidays' it has become overly commercial and somewhat cartoon-like in it's representation. Let's face it, for a lot of men V-day is the emotional equivalent of trapping their private parts in a zipper… it's uncomfortable and they'd rather avoid it. There's the pressure of the gift, getting the restaurant right, not drinking too much for fear of performance issues and eeeek finding something meaningful to say about love in a card… it's a lot of expectation.
I guess what I'm trying to say very ineloquently is that however you choose to celebrate valentine's day I hope it is authenticate to you and while I may not be quite ready to throw myself full-throttle at the most romantic day of the year, it's charms are not lost on me. Oh and ladies do you know about March 14th? (Just google it). If your S.O. does fall short this year, I think you'll know the appropriate action to take. So I guess... wear pink and get some!