Thursday, 14 February 2013

Fearlessness


Happy Valentine’s Day!  I flew into San Francisco last night just in time for Valentine’s Day. Believe me, that was a complete coincidence.  Thinking back, I tend to put more emphasis on this Hallmark holiday when I was younger and couldn’t spend it with my boyfriend. 


So tonight we’re going to avoid the cliché Valentine’s Day set menu for two and go to Whole Foods and pick up some groceries to spend the night cooking and watching a movie…NOT a romantic comedy. A gift to my boyfriend that I’m sure he will appreciate. 


For this post, I wanted to do a little flashback to an event I attended with Emma in the summer. She was a participant in an art contest where the topic was “Fearlessness.” Her challenge was to create a representation of the topic at hand in two hours. 


If you didn’t know, Emma is quite the talented artist. She’s been drawing in notebooks, canvases and on MY homework ever since I met her in high school. I actually have a shoebox of all of her doodles, drawings and paintings in storage. She may think it's for sentimental reasons, but I'm just an investor at heart...you never know when those doodles will be worth something one day...


For the contest, she chose to draw a mosque and Eastern European tapestry to represent her home country Bosnia and her mother’s struggles moving to Canada with two children during the war. Unfortunately, she didn’t win (in my opinion she was robbed) but regardless, I think it was a great experience for her to share her story and talent with her friends and family. 


During the art show, I stepped outside to take some shots of my outfit but unfortunately they didn’t turn out so well so I did a reshoot of my outfit here in San Francisco. I tried going for the artsy cool vibe, which might have gotten lost in translation somehow. I’ll leave it up to you to decide.


Looking back, the most memorable Valentine’s Days have been spent with my girlfriends. Single or not, this day should be about spending time with the people you care about most and in my opinion, spending this romantic day with your girlfriends/best friends is probably going to be a hell of a lot more fun! I would love to know what your plans are so please leave a comment below.



Thanks for following and happy shopping!

Blouse: Zara - $30, Pants: Macy's - $20, Jacket: Zara - $30, Earrings: Japan, Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters - $10, Clutch: Vintage - Mom's, Ring: BCBG - $8, Heels: Steve Madden - $45.

Photo Credit: Dream
Location: San Francisco

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