Love Isn’t Saved For Just One Day

Happy Valentine‘s Day! Who here doesn‘t celebrate or believe in this holiday?

The reason I ask is because I am indifferent when it comes to Valentine‘s Day. To me Valentine‘s Day is more than just being in a relationship. You can be single and still celebrate it! You can share your love with your family, friends, pets, plants, even your self or anything you love, and it doesn‘t have to be about flowers and chocolate. Some don‘t even celebrate Valentine‘s Day while some do. I believe that we don‘t need a day like this to remind us that we are loved or that someone loves us. There is no right or wrong.

I have to admit, when I was younger, I always looked forward to Valentine‘s Day because in elementary school we all get to pass out cards and candies to everyone in our class. So everyone was your Valentine, and if you are lucky, you get a bonus from your crush. But the real reason was that I love getting lots of heart shaped candies that gave me tons of cavities after (just like Halloween). In middle and highschool, it was the excitement of having a Valentine such as someone special and I used to think that Valentine‘s Day was all about a guy giving chocolate and flowers to a girl because that is what we were told to do. So if we didn‘t get any gifts from a guy, it just means we were single and nobody loves us. HAHA what a cruel joke.

But as I got older and went through relationships, I honestly have to say it really is just another day to me now. I know! Some of you may get mad at me for saying that but is really how I feel. Maybe it is because I don‘t like feeling like I should get flowers and chocolate from that special someone to prove that I am loved on a certain date. Or it could be my past relationships that made me synical of this day. Whatever the reason may be, I believe Valentine‘s Day shouldn‘t just be about flower and chocolate. You don‘t have to be in a relationship to celebrate. It should be about love everywhere and to everyone on any given day. Sometimes, we all get so caught up in the things we should do on this holiday such as having a Valentine and getting/receiving gifts, we tend to forget why this holiday existed in the first place.

So call me weird, from a relationship standpoint, I am that type of gal who likes to get flowers and chocolate on a random day just because someone is thinking of me and loves me. Heck, just buy me fried chicken and you sure have my heart! My favorite chocolate and flowers can be a bonus (*wink*wink). My point is, I don‘t mind if my boyfriend doesn‘t give me flowers or chocolate on Valentine‘s Day because every other day that isn‘t Valentine‘s Day, I know he loves me by his actions and words. I don‘t need one day out of the year to know that. I want 365 days of loving and caring, is that too much to ask? LOL I rather have someone who is like that throughout the year instead of not treating me right until Feb 14 because that is one day out of the year they have to be nice to me. Ladies and gents, if you have that person in your life. GET RID OF THEM. LOVE YOURSELF because you deserve better! 😀

Now from another view, this day shouldn‘t make you feel any less because you are single. YOU ARE SINGLE. That just means you can pick any Valentine, but none were good enough to have your love. Haha but on a serious note, if you want to partake in the festivities in celebrating this holiday, you can show your love with your friends, your pet (cat in my case), your hobbies, your family and anything you hold close to your heart (food in my case). This day is supposed to be about love, so spread the love.

With all of that fried chicken talk, I forgot to ask what you guys are wearing today. I‘ll start by sharing with you all what I‘m wearing. This lovely bell sleeves romper that I got from Forever 21. It is all 50 shades of pink/purple! Typically I wear red because when you think of Valentine‘s Day, the day of love, you automatically think of red. Well, at least I do! This light weight romper reminds me of spring. Super light weight and very comfortable for the occassion. Plus who doesn‘t love bell sleeves now adays? I can twirl in this outfit all day long. I wore my favorite pointed fuchsia colored heels from Aldo, they are very comforable. Can you tell I am all about being comfortable and still staying fashionable! I kept this look very simple because I didn‘t want to take away from the details of this romper. I mean, look at it. How cute is it?! The moment I saw this romper, I had to have it. I didn‘t even try it on because I already knew how it would look. I felt so young and flirty in this romper.

I picked this bright romper to wear to offset the gloomy weather in LA. I had so much fun shooting this look at Alfred‘s Coffee shop in Studio City. Being a Disney fanatic, I had to do a shoot here because Minnie Mouse was there! I enjoyed my delicious latte while sitting outside people-watching, and just enjoying the moment with Minnie Mouse and my new friend Frank the Basset. Plus Minnie Mouse makes a great backdrop especially with how cute she looks in her dress! Don‘t you agree?

So with that being said, I hope you all enjoy your Valentine‘s Day however you like to spend it! I will be working most of the day and counting down the hours to eat Korean Fried Chicken for dinner, and maybe finish a box of my favorite chocolate. Just remember, love is unlimited so share it, be kind, beautiful and don‘t wait until Feb 14 to tell someone you love them. Tell them now!

One last thing, I love you guys so much and thank you for always being supportive of me and allowing me to express my thoughts.

Love Linh