Can you believe Valentine’s Day is a month away? I did some research on Valentine’s Day while drafting this post and I came across a couple surprising statistics :
1. According to the National Retail Federation, Americans spent $19.6 billion last year on Valentine’s Day.
2. Millennials account for a third of all pet owners in the U.S., more than any other generation, and according to the American Pet Products Association, a quarter of celebrants under the age of 35 purchased Valentine’s Day gifts for their pets last year.
When I think about it, I’ve never really been a candy hearts and flowers kinda gal. Don’t get me wrong, I love candy and flowers, I just don’t expect my husband to buy them for me on Valentine’s Day. I guess what I’m trying to say is -love should be celebrated year round, not just 1 day out of the year.
But as much as I love an excuse to get dressed up and go out, I would have to say my perfect Valentine’s Day date would consist of making dinner at home. I love a quiet night in with my man, my dog and Netflix. As far as my perfect Valentine’s Day outfit is concerned, let’s just say it consists of pink, red, magenta, layers of tulle and heart shaped sunglasses (of course)!
*Thank you to Tulle on Lace for partnering on this post
*Photography by Karya Schanilec