bell sleeve dress

Blue Valentine

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 3:30 AM

Happy Tuesday! 

Who says you need to wear pink and red for all Valentine festivities? 
This weekend the weather was super mild and I was able to wear this fun blue dress for a lovely lunch.

In honor of Valentines Day, here are 14 things I love (in no particular order)!

πŸ–€ Pink peonies. Fresh flowers are so beautiful and peonies are my favorite.

πŸ–€ My little boy.  I mean obviously this goes without saying, but almost everything he does brings a smile to my face. I am one lucky mama! 

πŸ–€ French fries.  Love really doesn't fully encompass my feelings towards fries, obsession is better suited. Real fries, none of this sweet potato BS. I actually had them served in cones as a passed
 hors d'oeuvre at my wedding.

πŸ–€ Friends reruns. One of my besties, Lindsay and I have a theory that every thing in life can somehow be related to a Friends episode.  Every time I hear 'With or Without you' by U2, I screen shot it and send it to her, because DUH, Ross and Rachel!  Every Thursday night we would convene in Lindsay's room drink wine and watch Friends.  It's our thing, we love it! 

πŸ–€ Black raspberry ice cream with chocolate sprinkles in a sugar cone, please!! 

πŸ–€ Summer, the ocean and sun. Everyone who reads this blog knows these three things are what make me the happiest. 

πŸ–€ My black leather jacket.  I have had quite a few, and I have been in love with all of them. They really are a part of my uniform. 

πŸ–€ Spring day light savings (March 11th this year), it should be a holiday! 

πŸ–€ Clue the movie. It is amazing and Madeline Kahn kills me! 

πŸ–€ My family.  We are all completely nutty but hysterical (if I do say so myself)

πŸ–€ Sappy rom /coms despite the fact I am the least romantic person ever! 

 Red velvet anything... seriously... anything.

πŸ–€  Romeo and Juliet the ballet. I have always loved the story, but some times I feel the words get in the way.  No better story to be told with just movement set to the most beautiful music by Prokofiev. 
If you have never seen it, do yourself a favor. 

πŸ–€ My fur baby, Chloe. At 13 she is still such a love bug... except if there is food around, then all bets are off and she will bite your face off. ;)

I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day! 

xx, Elise

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  1. BLUE BABE BEAUTIFUL!! I love your loves so much, our Daisy girl Pom a Poo is 13 too and oh my velvet LOVE!!! Have the sweetest Valentine's day gorgeous lady! xo

  2. What a cute list! My son is definitely on my list too :-)

    District of Chic

  3. Aww we're blog twins with our lists this week!! LOVE. My favorite Friends episode is when everyone is trying to get ready to celebrate Chandler and Monica's engagement at the Plaza, and all the chaos that surrounds it! I laugh so hard every single time!


  4. great blue dress! You look lovely.

  5. You definitely don't have to go with the traditional red or pink to make a SMOKING HOT Valentine! Looking smashing, babe!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  6. That dress looks so pretty. I love how you styled it.

  7. Hello,

    Oh, lovely !


  8. Such a cute blue dress!! I love french fries too. Definitely one of my top favorite foods. Add cheese and they probably are my favorite food. ;)

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  9. You look stunning in this colour, and I love the leopard print bag mixing with your look. Like hearing about your loves - have a happy valentines day sweetie. x Jacqui

  10. I love that dress! The color is so beautiful! I love french fries too, can't eat the sweet potatoes either!

  11. I adore this blue on you! Such a bold color that's NOT red on V-Day! Love it!


  12. Beautiful blue dress! The color is so pretty. I love fries too. You got me dreaming of them now! Lol πŸ˜‚

    Maureen |

  13. Love your nontraditional Valentine's Day dress! That blue is beautiful on you! Red velvet anything is the best!

  14. What a pretty blue dress! I love your list too! Hope you have a great valentine's day! xo Jana | IG: @jana_meister

  15. Loving this untraditional valentines day look! That dress is so cute and I love the pop of leopard!

    <3 Shannon 
    Upbeat Soles

  16. I LOVE this outfit! So fun with the printed clutch.

    xx Chelsea

  17. Friends rerun?? Haha, so funny! Pretty color that bright Blue! Fabulous!

  18. You look amazing babee!! Love that dress!!
    MΓ³nica Sors

  19. Really nice outfit! I love peonies too :)

  20. As always, you're killin' it. I love this dress styled with the leopard clutch and those amazing shoes! And I enjoyed reading about 14 things you love. What a great idea! I think Clue is hysterical too. I still quote it. lol!

  21. You are one gorgeous, mama! Love this look and my boys make me smile too!
    Happy Valentine's Day, babe!
    xoxo, Vanessa

  22. Blue looks good on you :)


  23. OMG this blue can even make RED look dull! Very vibrant and appealing! You look stunning!

  24. Beautiful blue valentine! This was a fun post, I loved learning little things about you! I'm all for summer and sun too, counting the days till that's a reality!

    pumps and push-ups

  25. What a cute blue dress, and I love the way the black leather jacket gives it some edge. Perfect look for a VAlentine's date night.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  26. I think french fries are one of my favorite foods!! Love that color on you! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  27. Love your blue valentine. I am not a Pink or Red gal and love to experiment too <3

  28. I reeeeeeally love french fries too! You look lovely, by the way! :)

  29. You look gorgeous! I love the idea of wearing a non-traditional color for Valentine's Day.

    French fries are on my love list too : )

    Carly at A Modern Mom Blog

  30. Aw this is so sweet and I love the blue on you. Happy Valentine's Day!
    x, Tyler

  31. Gimme all the pink peonies and french fries! And how stunning is this blue on you <3
    Green Fashionista

  32. You look so pretty in blue! It's my favorite color so I always appreciate when someone wears it. Such a fun post and we have a lot in common! I may or may not be counting down until daylight savings time and was going to mention it in my favorites post tomorrow lol. Sierra~Beautifully Candid

  33. This is so cute! I hope you had a good Valentine! x


  34. You look sooo adorable dear! The bold blue color looks great on you. Pretty cute with the leather jacket too. And yes, you don't have to settle for the traditional red or pink.

    Jessica |

  35. Beautiful dress on you! and I love it with you leather jacket. I have a thing for moto jackets myself as we have pretty mild temps most of the year here. Love dayight savings time, furbabies, hope you enjoyed your Vday!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx

  36. That cobalt dress is stunning on you. I love the sleeves and how you styled it. Looking va va voom and gorgeous!

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