Valentine's Day used to be one of my favorite holidays until back in 2004 my husband was activated by his Army National Guard to head over to Iraq for 18 months. The Army picked Valentine's Day of all days to ship them out. At the time we had just celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary 6 days earlier on the 8th and our daughter had recently turned 5. He did return home safely, but since then, Valentine's Day always seems to approach us with a bit of melancholy. After 9 years we felt we were due a good old fashioned date night. We just celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary and our daughter is now 14 and we have a 5 year old son. But alas, what to wear? Well it just so happens that I picked up this perfect red DVF dress while I was in New York. Now, what shoes?


Decision made. I went with the nude pumps. I adore Diane Von Furstenberg dresses. They are so flattering on all figures.





Dan surprised me by making reservations at a cute little French restaurant in Mukilteo called Smugglers Cove. Afterward, we came home and had some champagne.



Dress: DVF
Purse: orYANY Handbags Patricia Hobo, Bone
Ruby Ring: Vintage (Belonged to my Granny. It was her 50th wedding anniversary ring)
Secret Garden Ring: My Stella & Dot Website
Luxor Link Bracelet: My Stella & Dot Website
Watch: Anne Klein (old)
Heart Necklace: Nordstrom (Old)
Red Pumps: Nine West "Jeneil"
Grey Pumps: Nine West "Flax" Multiple Colors
Black Pumps: Guess (Similar here )
Nude Pumps: Zigi Soho