Feb 14, 2013

Little Valentine: Thoughts On Love

I was thinking a lot about love for the past few weeks. What it means, why we tell people we love them, why Valentine's day carries such high expectations, etc. I couldn't come up with much, except some personal experience of why I think love is extremely important in our lives. I think people put a lot of emphasis on this day (mainly women) because we want to feel important, and we want to feel loved. I think what most of us fail to realize is that love is everywhere. It's in every single thing that we do. It stays wrapped up in your little pocket when you do things, or spend time with the people that mean the most to you. I think most of the time we spend our times looking for "love" like it's something that is to be found. Love can't be bought, it can't be taught, and it definitely cannot be searched for. It lingers all around us, and if you're lucky enough to notice it, it can make your life a much happier, and brighter place.

We all carry different parts of love in our lives, and for me I finally feel what it's like to love the things I am doing. I guess what I am getting at is that sometimes we miss the little stuff. We miss the blessings in our lives, and we miss all the love that surrounds us every day. It could be anything from a hug, to a big wet puppy kiss, to a boyfriend or girlfriend, and even just a friend. You have the opportunity to show love and compassion every single day of the year. So why pick just one?

This year has changed me, I have found a new love in the simple things, and I feel content in knowing that I am doing the best that I can in this moment. I really do love the people I have in my life, and how they've all been a huge part of my success in some way, shape or form. We are all strong motivating forces that have a lot of love to share, so with that in mind, let's all do something nice today. Not because it's Valentine's Day, but because love is just as important as the air we breathe. It pulls us out of bed in the morning, it helps us keep our goals in order, it provides us with the opportunity to share with others, and most of all, it brings us all closer together on one big even platform. In the words of the Beatles, all you need is love.

Details: Dress & Tights / Modcloth, Black Ring & Earrings / Courtesy of T&J Designs , Other ring / Lucky Brand, Ash boots / Courtesy of Style-Passport , Striped Top / Gift , Amour Necklace / UE Jewelry


  1. Lovely worded post! It's said the more you give love, the more you see love so you must be very generous in your gifting :) I love your outfit, and adore those tights.

  2. Your outfit is adorable! And your so right that love is everywhere. There are so many different kinds of love. And we only have one word for it in the English language.


  3. I agree that love is in everything!! It's eating your favorite breakfast, reading your favorite book for the millionth time, hugging a friend or loved one, doing what you love, etc. Love is everywhere! Love your red dress and cute bow earrings!

  4. All you need is love pretty much sums it up perfectly ~

    The Occasional Indulgence

  5. Agree with you, have a nice day.
    You look cute

  6. This is such a wonderful post and so so true. I think people forget that there is love all around us because they're so damn focused on finding 'romantic' love, as if it's the only kind that matters. I'm grateful that I have the love of friends, family, co-workers, my roommate, and fellow bloggers! Happy Valentine's Day Maria!

  7. Happy Valentine's Day! You look perfectly festive.

  8. Your outfit is stunning, I like how you combined the items! And happy Valentine’s!

    Have a great day,

  9. Lovely outfit, and lovely perspective. :)
    Keep on keepin' on. You are beautiful.


  10. I always love black and white stripes with red!


  11. Such a lovely post to read! Really like the red dress and the heart knees are adorable :) Happy Valentine's! xoxo



  12. Love this post, love this look. Its a win all around :) You are always so beautiful

    xo Ashley

  13. Such a creative outfit. I found you through The Honest Fox's blog post! I'm your newest follower :)

  14. Such a great post. I agree, love is all around us in the little things. We just have to slow down and notice it!
    You look so festive and pretty in this outfit. The heart knees on your tights are adorable and I love the striped top tied over your dress.

  15. hi honey! you look fantastic! so pretty and ready for valentines! i just found your blog and really like it! what do you think about following each other on gfc and bloglovin'?

    much love,

  16. shut up those tights are awesome. love them! and i couldn't agree more--love is so important and should be shared everyday. well said!

  17. such a fabulous post, friend! i also love this entire outfit esp those heart tights, twin. :)

  18. Love the heart tights & bow earrings ;)

  19. You look super cute and chic! Your hairs are amazing!

    Best Jasmin


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