Charles and I had originally planned to make a trip up to Philadelphia
for Valentine’s Day this weekend but alas, our plans changed… Being a grown up isn’t easy. Making grown up decisions? Even harder. Especially when it meant canceling our travel plans to stay within our financial budget for the month.
We found ourselves at home this past week wondering what we were going to do for V-Day now that we weren’t traveling to Philly… Go out for dinner and a movie like we always do? Naaaaaaah. We wanted to do something different and more lowkey. So Charles came up with the great idea to do everything we would’ve done if we had gone out to eat, except do all of those things within the comfort of our own home. Simple, leisurely fun that wouldn’t break the bank? I could dig it.
Before going to the store to pick up the ingredients for our dinner al “not” fresco (more on that later this week), we got dressed up and had a mini-photo shoot in our living room to memorialize the day. I taped little hearts all over the wall and set up my camera and tripod on our dining room table. We spent about 15 minutes posing around for the camera before Charles declared that he was done being a GQ model for the day haha.
While scrolling through my Instagram feed, I came across an awesome quote that Liz shared on her ‘gram account (btw Liz’s instagram account is ah-mazing! You must follow her @las_estrellas
) and I thought it would be nice to also share it with you here on Quaintrelle.
“Love is the ultimate outlaw. It just won’t adhere to any rules. The most any of us can do is to sign on as its accomplice. Instead of vowing to honor and obey, maybe we should swear to aid and abet. That would mean that security is out of the question. The words “make” and “stay” become inappropriate. My love for you has no strings attached. I love you for free.” – Tom Robbins
^^ This quote pretty much sums up how I feel about love and how I approach the love I share with my husband… I love you for free Charles. I love you for free. <3
And now to close off today’s post with a few of my favorite outfit outtakes from our shoot. It’s been a while since I got dressed up and put my contacts & makeup on with heels. I should probably invest more time with putting myself together on the daily but I’m a huge believer in keeping things as natural as possible when it comes to my looks. These dressy moments are rare so don’t worry, 4 eyed Setarra will be back in action soon enough haha.
^^ A little double chin, booty poppin action never hurt nobody, right? My apologies if this GIF offends anyone’s delicate senses but I couldn’t help myself. “Flap Your Wings” was playing in the background…
With that said, whether you celebrated Valentine’s Day yesterday or gagged at the thought of this Hallmark holiday, I wish you a happy day of love everyday. First and foremost, love for yourself. Secondly, love for those people who inspire you share that love with them :)
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