I thought you might be curious as to what I did actually wear out on our Valentine's date. I'm calling this look my "French Connection". I am so sick of winter that I did go for one of my summer dresses. I wore it somewhat like this a couple Sundays ago and someone told me I looked french. I thought that was just a fabulous compliment. Couple that with the bloomers and I think "french" is an accurate description. Anyway, paired with my tall black boots, black leggings and my go-to jean jacket I think you can get away with wearing this in winter (especially to celebrate Valentines since it's at the end of winter-- supposedly).
We went to Addinton Hills Cafe In heavy snow fall. did that deter us? NO! Our food was delicious and (we had hummus that sort of blew our minds) and I drank so much good coffee. I will say I didn't care for my dinner. It wasn't anything they did I just didn't care for the dish and they still took it off the menu!! Wow great service.
Dress: Made by me
Jacket: Handed down from my aunt several years ago (I love this jacket)
Boots: Fashion Bug one a half years ago
Jacket: Gift from my Aunt, Maceys.
Purse: Antique, gift from my mom.
Gloves: Vintage from an antique shop in MD.
Necklace: "Nestlace" made by me
Bracelet: Freebie from my mom from Dress Barn.
Hair: Pin curls I let "set" during the day.
Okay so on to Day Twelve. This was a challenge since Sundays are very busy for me and I didn't have time to start something Saturday what with the bloomers and all. I wandered around Meijers for a bit this afternoon wondering what to do for the youth group when it hit me "Elementary Valentines Party!"
So I bought plates and napkins, little Debbie Snacks (of course) Chex mix, and even made a card holder out of a milk jug and filled it with a little heart for each student. Each heart has one thing on it that I like/admire about them. So for not having a lot of time I thought this was fun and clever. We'll see if they like it (any time food is involved with teenagers is usually pretty successful) in a couple of hours, but I think they will.