Wearing: Pink Lace dress c/o Sammy dress (under $30; wearing medium, size up; also comes in red, white and black) | Madewell Denim Jacket (also like this) | Rebecca Minkoff love bag (on sale) | Converse white kicks | Pearl Studs | “She believed she could do it” cuff | Pink sunglasses (also like these)
Ever since I was little, I never believed in the concept of celebrating Valentine’s day ONLY with the significant other. Valentine’s day is the celebration of love, the love that you share with your parents, friends, lover/partner, above all with YOURSELF.
As an Indian, having brought up amid traditional and cultural family, I knew nothing about the peer pressure of having a boyfriend because we were never judged for not dating but I know firsthand on what it’s like to be looked down upon for being unmarried when all your peers are married and planning their first/second kid.
Your relationship status becomes everyone’s business. You are bombarded with allegedly well-meaning concerns on how lacking your life without the significant other, some advice you to lower your expectations, while some accuse you of being too picky and some even doubt your sanity.
Why are women who decide to stay single by choice or who desires a certain kind of life partner for herself and chooses to stay single till she finds one or who doesn’t want to get into the marriage because of peer pressure is always pestured to follow the social norms and judged for not being NORMAL!
What should not be normal is pushing yourself into a relationship/marriage just for the sake of it
What should not be normal is losing your identity to be with the significant other
What should not be normal is not loving yourself!
This Valentine’s day whether you are alone or in a relationship, celebrate your wonderful self first by being your own Valentine!
Buy a gift for yourself. Spend time doing things you love the most- like cooking, shopping, spending time with your friends/partner, watching a good movie or going places that you always wanted to go. Focus on appreciating yourself for what you are rather worried about what you are not. Celebrate the wonderful YOU!
[Also check my post on Vday Outfit Ideas]
coming to the outfit, I chose to keep my outfit casual yet fun because this post is all about celebrating your wonderful self. I am celebrating being myself, by being the chic
- who loves her denim jacket more than anything, (I swear I would wear it on a sari too)
- who dreams of high street fashion but can never give up her comfort
- who never goes out without wearing earrings (the Indian in me just can’t accept that, accessorize first lady!)
- who says “pink is not my color” and ends up buying more pink
- who loves twirling in a high ponytail (that would be my emoji)
This dress fits right in all my favorite spots. I enjoy pieces that have cute and feminine details and this dress is full of it. The sheer lace detail is beautiful, I like the neckline detail the most. The dress fits snug so definitely size up (I’m wearing a medium for reference). The zipper is the most annoying part, it’s not really smooth like you get inexpensive dresses but it’s decently strong. I was very rough (real rough) pulling it but it didn’t break or showed any signs of it.
she believed she could, so she did it
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What are your plans for the Valentines day?
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Pink Lace dress c/o Sammy dress (under $30; wearing medium, size up; also comes in red, white and black) | Madewell Denim Jacket (also like this) | Rebecca Minkoff love bag (on sale) | Converse white kicks | Pearl Studs | “She believed she could do it” cuff | Pink sunglasses (also like these)
*This post is done in collaboration with Sammy dress. All selections, styling, and opinions are unbiased and my very own!
“Show the love you expect from other to yourself”
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