This Valentine’s Day is going to be considerably changed than ones I think many of us have experienced in years past. Obviously, date nights out at restaurants/bars, movie theaters or venues and clubs are going to look a lot different- if they can even happen at all- depending on COVID-19 guidelines and protocols.
I’m content with a solo Valentine’s Day this year, spent ordering takeout and watching “The Notebook” (my guiltiest of guilty pleasure movies!) in the comfort of my cozy, warm apartment- but that doesn’t mean I can’t dress up a little festive for the occasion.
I don’t plan on donning anything fancy for the holiday, of course- this pandemic has all but erased high heels and delicate jewelry from my wardrobe for the foreseeable future- but I plan on sporting this heart-covered, semi-fuzzy sweater with some loose-fitting jeans and, honestly? Probably a pair of slippers- although I wore my favorite pair of hiking boots when I had this on a few days ago.
And if I do happen to wear this out on Valentine’s Day- be it to grab a coffee or run an errand before I settle in for the night- I’m going to accessorize with my knitted white hat (since I’m overdue for a root touch-up by my stylist) and my signature red matte lipstick.
And the great thing about this sweater, other than how comfortable it is- is how easy it is to match with pretty much anything- which means I can wear it throughout the rest of the Winter and into the early days of Spring with a variety of pants/skirts and shoes.
And maybe next Valentine’s Day I’ll be able to wear it again on an actual post-pandemic date. Anything is possible, after all!
[ Photos by Dan Little ]