Prepping for Valentines Day

Hi TTCers,

It’s almost that time of the year and as a girl whether you’re single or not, there is no escaping this time of the year. I don’t know about you, but all of the newsletters that I’m signed up to are talking about the big V-day. There are recipes, dating advice, boyfriend coupon books and all different kinds of things that make you think about what you’ll be doing during Valentines day.

Calling Spring

Calling Spring by thetrendcrush featuring an embellished mini dress

My girlfriends are in all the different Valentine’s Day situations, I have a friend in a long term relationship (about 7 years), another who is in a more recent relationship (about 6 months), a friend who is in a complicated relationship for almost three years and one who is single. As for me, I just recently happily joined those in a relationship and things are going great.

Single Valentine's Day

However, I’ve been on the other side of the coin for quite a long time. I remember planning on going to happy hours with any of my remaining single friends, who tended to be fewer each year and I remember thinking about just wearing black as a symbol of my rebellion against the greeting card holiday.

This post is dedicated to all the ladies out there because no matter what situation you are in I know you’ll make yourself look smoking hot!

XO,

–Cindy

Red is Passion

“Red”, I write “is the color of life. It’s blood, passion, rage. It’s menstrual flow and after birth. Beginnings and violent end. Red is the color of love. Beating hearts and hungry lips. Roses, Valentines, cherries. Red is the color of shame. Crimson cheeks and spilled blood. Broken hearts, opened veins. A burning desire to return to white.”
― Mary HoganPretty Face

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Happy Friday!

I thought the above quote was incredibly raw, passionate and true. Red is everything but indifferent, shy or indecisive. It’s always an extreme. Extreme happiness, in the case of representing love or extreme violence in the case of spilled blood. At times when we’ve experienced such an intensity of feelings it does send us running towards something neutral like the color white. In a way red represents life, there is good and there is bad but it makes life worth living.

I must confess, that I found this quote after putting together my outfit, however I was moved by this quote and decided I had to share it. I was inspired to wear a red dress because it’s classic, elegant and timeless. Also, like I mentioned, red is never indifferent. I guarantee that if you wear a red dress you will not go unnoticed. This may or may not be something you want, I’ll leave that choice up to you :-).

I hope you have a wonderful day!

–Cindy
(Get the look with similar products from Forever 21 and Steve Madden)