Pink and Red are My Jam.

Give me all the pink and red, please! I get it, Valentine's Day has spiraled a little out of control. I respect and understand that some people don't like it. Some people despise it. But I tell you what, after a long, cold and gloomy January, I get a little skip in my step when all of the paper hearts, eye-catching cards, and the chocolates come out. Call me a sucker, but Valentine's Day gets me. I am being personally attacked at Target right now. 

BUT - I'm not one who expects the expensive candle-lit dinner or bouquet of a dozen roses. I promise I don't pressure Colby to woo and wine and dine me. That is saved for my birthday, and one day a year is enough for the poor man. But it's fun to acknowledge the day, make a nice dinner at home and excuse Ashley for looking like a 5-year-old with her outfit's color scheme. And it's been SO fun to include our little cutie cupid in on Valentine's Day, too. Lucky Daddy has had two dates!

Red and pink are my jam - I just love those colors. For everything. I wish Colby loved them so I could have a pink bedroom with red throw pillows. I can confidently say nine times out of ten I leave Sephora with a red lipstick. HOW do they keep coming up with new shades?! And it brings me so much joy to put Nina in red and pink. I don't know how much longer I have to control that, so I am going to intensely roll with it as long as I am able. I'm not claiming to be a fashion blogger or expert, but because this holiday is a shout-out to red and pink, I wanted to share what Nina and I will be wearing on the day of love.  

Okay, I'm not exactly sure what Nina will be wearing. There are two options (what girl doesn't need two options though, am I right?). I found this preppy little red dress and these spunky heart tights for her at Janie and Jack. The girl can really pull off a bold red well! I had ordered the boots from Nordstrom about a month earlier, and knew they'd work perfectly.

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However, I forgot she had this darling pink dress I had been saving (WHY on Earth do we "save" things?! I always do that and it almost never works out. Only buy what you need, when you need it). I also had these adorable red Mary Jane's (sold out from ZARA) I've been dying to bust out. I mean, for Nina to bust out.

Nina has a very fair complexion. Like, in the movie Snow White, if the queen asked "Who is the fairest of them all?", my money would be on the mirror saying, "Nina Rose Flynn" if he knew her. She has the blondest hair, too. Pink is just darling on her; it's so her color. Even Colby can pick out that Nina looks like a doll in pink. Okay, now I'm gushing. But here is the second option:

 Cute little pink heart clips from  Fancy Free Finery .

Cute little pink heart clips from Fancy Free Finery.

I bet we end up going with the red dress since it literally screams Valentine's Day. I'll continue to "save" the pink dress...

Every year for Valentine's Day, I go to my closet and pick out everything pink and red, lay it on the bed, and put something together. Here is what I came up with this year:

 Red blouse:  Zara  Skirt: Anthropologie (no longer available) Hat: Anthropologie (no longer available) Shoes: Nordstrom (no longer available)

Red blouse: Zara Skirt: Anthropologie (no longer available) Hat: Anthropologie (no longer available) Shoes: Nordstrom (no longer available)

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And then because of the whole intense thing, this is happening:

   Heart shaped sunglasses  are Nina's, for the record. Top pink ones are no longer available at Anthropologie, but may be somewhere else. They are Sonix. 

 Heart shaped sunglasses are Nina's, for the record. Top pink ones are no longer available at Anthropologie, but may be somewhere else. They are Sonix. 

Say what you will, but it's hard not to love love. Happy Valentine's Day!

Ashley Flynn