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I always feel like Valentine’s Day sneaks up so fast. All of a sudden it’s February and Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and what do I even wear because is it winter or spring because Utah can’t make up it’s mind. I’m still basking in the New Year, New Me glow (and recovering from the heartbreaking loss of the Superbowl) and more focused on the three day weekend coming up and now Valentine’s Day is literally next week. What the heck? Anyone else always feel blindsided by Valentine’s Day like I do?
Dustin and I usually keep Valentine’s Day low-key around here. My birthday is in March and our Anniversary in April and we like to go all out for those holidays, so we usually stay in and cook dinner together. However, Valentine’s Day holds such a special significance for me – 12 years ago, I came home from my first chemotherapy treatment on Valentine’s Day. It used to be a hard day for me with some hard memories, but I’m trying my hardest to turn Valentine’s Day into a day where I practice self-love for the body that beat cancer. So, I always try my hardest to dress up, put my makeup on, and curl my hair because it’s my way of feeling confident in my skin and celebrating the hard things I’ve overcome. It is not always easy for me – because I still have some major insecurities when it comes to showing off my left leg, but I am trying my hardest to appreciate the fact that I HAVE two legs instead of focusing on how lumpy and swollen it looks.
ANYWAY – I asked on Instagram stories if anyone was interested in seeing some Valentine’s Day outfit inspiration and the answer was yes, so I pulled together two different outfit ideas for anyone who needs a little outfit inspo for Valentine’s Day.