I’m a sucker for holidays, no matter how commercialized they tend to be. Valentines’ Day is about love, surely, but it’s also a great excuse to eat candy and exchange little heart-shaped notes. What’s not to love? Even when I was single (with exception to a few angsty high school years), I couldn’t help but look forward to a day full of chocolates and heart-printed socks. After all, I always was the girl with pink and red braces. So, yes, I have a real Valentine this year…but love is just an added bonus to an already charming day.

We had a laid-back Valentines’ Day, which was much appreciated. Bobby tried to make me breakfast in bed, but I still wasn’t feeling too well, so I held out until lunch. We went to Song (Thai) for lunch, Junior’s for cheesecake (to go) and later, we cooked a great dinner full of comfort foods – quiche, mashed potatoes and green bean casserole. Basically, lunch belonged to Bobby and dinner belonged to me. I love my comfort foods, and Bobby would eat curry every single day, if given the chance. It was a nice compromise.

On him:

vintage cardigan, altered to fit – thrifted
shirt – h&m
tie – Hourglass Consignment (my mom’s shop)
jeans – target
boots – thrifted

On me:
red beret – flea market
red and black floral dress – reconstructed vintage housecoat. I took it in, gave it an elasticized waist, shortened the hem and banded the arm holes (I had to remove the sleeves because there was too much damage)
belt – thrifted
shirt underneath – Forever 21
textured tights – Gap
bow heels – Nine West

-Keiko Lynn

What did you do for Valentines’ Day?

  1. Karafina says: February 15, 20092:18 am


    love love love…

  2. erin d. says: February 15, 20092:30 am

    I wallowed in self pity…

    j/k. I did a lot of laundry and watched tons of HGTV for ideas on how to decorate my new home.

  3. banahna says: February 15, 20092:50 am

    I took care of my poor puking boyfriend. I guess we’ll have to post-pone our valentines day! (and my valentines day outfit…i love dressing up on holidays).
    Love this outfit and pretty much everything about your blog!

  4. Shorty says: February 15, 20093:19 am

    Beautiful pics! Glad you’re feeling better and you guys had a great Valentine’s Day!

  5. chic says: February 15, 20093:23 am

    The pictures of the two of you are so cute! πŸ™‚


  6. Claudine says: February 15, 20093:56 am

    What did you do for Valentines’ Day?

    My sister had a birthday party, I got a few roses here and there… simple stuff, no valentine though.

    P.S.: I’m glad that you and Bobby had a nice time, your outfit looked great! πŸ˜‰

  7. Farren says: February 15, 20093:57 am

    You guys make an adorable couple! =) And it sounds like you guys had a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

  8. Anna M. says: February 15, 20094:02 am

    I ate at an adorable little deli for lunch, visited a historic house, went to a chocolate-tasting event, then went home and meditated. πŸ™‚

  9. Fashion Prescription says: February 15, 20094:52 am

    i love your outfit, and your blog! would you want to exchange links? thanks! πŸ™‚

  10. Katrina says: February 15, 20095:20 am

    aww! you guys are ADORABLE!! πŸ˜€

  11. Shen-Shen says: February 15, 20095:25 am

    All these photos are completely adorable! I love the different shades of red.

  12. M-ily says: February 15, 20095:38 am

    Aww you guys are so cute.

    Both my boyfriend and one of my best friends are in town this weekend for Valentine’s day, and it has by far been my best one ever. We’ve been eating out every day and just having a good time. Super awesome.

  13. ana b. says: February 15, 20096:11 am

    How gorgeous is this little photoshoot?! Very Teen Vogue tehehe. I love people who love Valentines.

  14. brini says: February 15, 20098:32 am

    You are really such a cute couple, it’s unbelievable. πŸ™‚

    I worked yesterday, but I’m not such a big fan of V Day anyways.(My BF is, though. Crazy stuff.)

    Love your blog!

  15. hagelschaden says: February 15, 20099:45 am

    You look so cute together! Love the outfit!

  16. Claudia says: February 15, 200910:38 am

    You look so good and happy together. Adorable.

    Your outfit is perfect as always. πŸ™‚

  17. Manja says: February 15, 200910:58 am

    Wow, you guys make an amazing couple! What great pictures! And both of your outfits are right out awesome!

  18. Anonymous says: February 15, 200911:16 am

    Hello Keiko! I had to commment this post! You and Bobby look soooo good! Love your outfits! Just Perfect! You look so in love:)

  19. Fannah says: February 15, 200911:23 am

    I love this post!! Wish I had a Valentine.. I love your outfit once again πŸ™‚ x.

  20. muchlove says: February 15, 20091:10 pm

    Cute pictures!
    I just stumbled on your blog, and I’m loving your outfit pictures.

  21. Anonymous says: February 15, 20092:47 pm

    You two look so cute together. <3

  22. Peter N. says: February 15, 20092:52 pm

    I made dinner for Glorie (who btw wants to meet you. she’s in town until mon night?) and her friends, also dess and her man is here. My friend jordan came by with some wine as well.

    I bought High school musical tattoo valentines for everyone, busted out a zac efron decorated heart shaped eileens cheesecake and finished the day by watching Hotrod.

    the end

  23. pinkpeas says: February 15, 20093:11 pm

    you two are absolutely adorable.
    since we’re in florida, we got breakfast and then laid out by the pool (it was around 77 degrees!)… I cooked him dinner and tried to make brownies (which turned out the consistency of gummy bears… Yeah, not so good haha)
    Then, we went to a lightening hockey game! I’m not a huge hockey fan, but it was really fun :] good day altogether!

  24. Sweet Pirate Betty says: February 15, 20093:35 pm

    Lovely pictures! You make a beautiful couple! Sounds like you had a perfect lovely day! πŸ™‚

  25. alexcoree says: February 15, 20094:00 pm

    you are honestly the most beautiful couple i have ever laid eyes on,
    and you’re such a gorgeous, talented person.
    i wish you only all the best,
    and i can’t wait for the wedding pictures that’ll hopefully be coming in a couple years or so.

  26. Nataly R. says: February 15, 20094:02 pm

    These photos are so adorable and inspiring! You are very beautiful couple! πŸ™‚

  27. Nadine says: February 15, 20095:06 pm

    You and you’re boy are one of the cutest (and prettiest) couples I’ve ever seen :).

  28. 020807 says: February 15, 20097:36 pm

    I spent the day missing my love because he’s out in basic training out in Georgia, and I’m all the way in Colorado!!
    But my roomie brought me home tons of cookies and balloons to make me feel less alone since I was without my hubby.

  29. dq says: February 15, 20098:12 pm

    I work at an organic dessert shop, so the day was spent wrapping truffle box after truffle box, and putting pastries into boxes.
    Afterwards, I spent the evening with my boyfriend and our closest friends. We had a huge dinner, had a few glasses of wine, and sang along to a compilation album of love ballads that we downloaded just for the occasion. It was the best day ever!


  30. Le TaschΓ© says: February 15, 20098:18 pm

    Your tenue du jour is so so so so wonderful and the red colour fits perfectly to Valentine. Beautiful shot with a beautfil couple !

  31. Anonymous says: February 16, 20092:39 am

    What lipstick are you wearing?

  32. old love in new cities says: February 16, 20093:35 am

    cute overload! your coupley pictures make me smile :).

    my other half actually lives in pa, about 3,000 miles away so i spent it with 2 of my favourite girlfriends this year. fresh crepes, a little shopping, dinner at guu, a little more shopping, and fresh frozen yogurt to round off the night. along with lots and lots of good conversation.

  33. Keiko Lynn says: February 16, 20093:59 am

    The lipstick is Clinique Red Drama.

  34. A glance at my world says: February 16, 20098:10 am

    Aww…you guys are so cute!

    I actually had an amazing V-Day! I told my friend Jordan that I’ve had 4 bad ones in a row, so he planned a night that involved a walk on the beach (sand he poured out in the honors center at school) a picnic (inside because it was raining), then we went dancing in the rain! These are all things I had told him I liked. It was perfect!

  35. Denise L says: February 16, 20099:48 am

    you look so cute together.

    i love the red.

    we didn’t go out of 14, too crowded outside. on the 15th, yeah we went out. for coffee and pizza. it was great.

  36. Keiko Lynn says: February 16, 20099:59 am

    A glance at my world:

    Is your friend Jordan interested in you? It sure sounds like it! That’s such a romantic gesture.

  37. alice in vintageland says: February 16, 20091:17 pm

    You look adorable!:)

  38. HoneyBunny says: February 16, 20091:17 pm

    oh your look so cute together! perfect match;))

  39. Sal says: February 16, 20092:44 pm

    You two couldn’t possibly be cuter.

  40. Hanako66 says: February 16, 20095:45 pm

    you two are officially the cutest couple of all time!

  41. Thao says: February 16, 20097:23 pm

    You and Bobby look so happy and so in love! What a nice Valentine’s Day. My boyfriend and I went to brunch and shopped and Target and then came home to make a big meal (with cookies!). Valentine’s Day is just amped-up date night for us, but I still love it.

  42. clareassiral says: February 17, 20091:01 am

    you look so in love!

  43. nonpareil says: February 17, 20099:25 am

    I spent my day on the plane! And I wasn’t even seated next to a handsome and dark stranger…

    (I was also the girl with pink and red braces in highschool…)

  44. bee says: February 17, 20099:46 am

    perfect ! I spent my day video chatting up my love who lives 15,000km away … awwwww seeing and hearing must suffice. xx

  45. suz-xx says: February 17, 20095:26 pm

    Your photo’s look really professional, and these are sΓ³ cute! The first picture is very beautiful! And I’m really jealous about your clothes.. They’re so awesome!

  46. charlene says: February 18, 20091:48 am

    you two are so adorable together

  47. Shannon (A beautiful Dream) says: February 18, 20091:16 pm

    The two of you look amazing – I especially love the last picture.

    I spent Valentine’s Day lounging around in bed with the kids and then watching movies and eating chocolate. Single Mum Bliss!

  48. Stephanie Anne says: February 18, 20092:33 pm

    Its Bobby! Looks like everything is going well in New York. Sounds like a good day. I have to say that its nice to see Bobby with someone who appreciates him.

    Tell him Stephanie says HI!

  49. laura says: February 18, 20094:51 pm

    oh, you both look so cute! i don’t care that much about valentine’s day, but we had dinner at a restaurant the evening before. on valentine’s day itself we drove to ikea. (;

  50. Flirt says: February 18, 20096:02 pm
  51. Chicisimo says: February 18, 200910:08 pm

    Such a beautiful couple! Kisses:)

  52. lilustyle says: February 19, 20099:19 am

    so lovely!!!!!!!!