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My Dark Valentine

Sweater: thrifted   Jeans: Target   Earrings: Debs   Socks: Honks   Boots: c/o My Hot Shoes

How is it already February? It's so crazy how fast time flies! I can hardly believe that in a week I'll be turning 19. Yikes, when did that happen? I was still adjusting to the whole 18 thing. 
 So for this month, there are usually a lot of mixed feelings. There are those who are happily in love and get to have an excuse to show their significant other just how much they love them. Then there are the rest, who are like me, and are single this time of year. Forever alone syndrome sets in. Oh joy. 
Haha, not to say I'm not happy for those who are lucky in love, but man...it can get depressing as a single girl on Valentine's Day! I guess it got to my dark outfit too, although I added a romantic touch with the new, floral jeans. These babies are from Target, and my oh my...I just love them. I've been investing in more denim lately, and I love the way a good print or color can perk these basics up. Plus, I went to a local dollar store and bought a few pairs of colored knee socks - they are the perfect way to add a cool touch to every look! These grey ones were scrunched down so they just barely peeked out of my combat boots, and I feel that's just what this simple look needed. 
What usually gets forgotten this time of year is that there are all forms of love. A boyfriend/husband is not the only way you receive love! I'm so blessed to have a few, close friends and a family that supplies me with a never ending flow of love. Plus, there's the unconditional love from my heavenly Father that continually amazes me. 
So for the single girls out there, just remember you're not truly alone. For some fun ideas you can do with your girls, check out this list: 29 Dates to Go On With Your Best Friend. I'm already planning on doing a few!
What are your plans for Valentines Day?

PS: Noticed that I changed the size of pictures on my blog? What do you think?

86 comments

Mica said...

Really like those floral print jeans! :)

Valentines day is just another day really! :) Sounds like a fun idea to spend the day doing something fun with your friends instead so it takes your mind off it :)

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aree1997 said...

V-day is no special for me . It can be calledd forever alone day. I heard a quote that love is a misunderstanding between two foolish people. The author said this line cause of any reason!
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Chris Ed said...

You look amazing! I love your hairstyle and sweater! kisses chris

Sandra Leiva said...

I love this kind of sweaters!
Looking great, hun! <3

indie by heart said...

You're totally right; even though you would be single that doesn't mean you're alone or loveless.

Pretty jeans ! I like the picture size, hmm maybe some are bit blurry/distorted ? Don't know if that's because of Blogger or something :o But nice, ?cohesive? size. :)

Satu
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Aleksandra Krupska said...

Cute! Nice outfit! ;)

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czarianonuevo said...

Chic as always Linda!! your floral jeans rock!! LOVE it! your collection of this kind of investment piece is really growing! random thought, do you already own a leopard print jeans? i think that would also look good on you :)

ps: another single here on Valentine's Day but I don't really care because I always have my friends!

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ELISA said...

love the trousers!
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Brenda Lu said...

nice look!

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Katie Aman said...

Those dark floral jeans seem so very you-I love them! And you were right-the socks were the perfect addition to this, it adds another element of visual interest to this cozy/chic ensemble!
Also, honestly having a guy on Valentine's Day isn't really that big of a deal. I used to think it was, until I got married and then I found out that whole romanticized image we see in silly movies is just a facade. We'll probably just take a nap or something on Valentine's Day, bahaha.

Ali Hval said...

First off, you're not alone... you have me and MY LOVE, Linda!! :D Isn't that the best? That's what you wanted, I know. The love of Ali. Also, that's really exciting that you'll be turning 19 soon. Gettin' so old! You'll be just as old as me, and then we can walk around with canes together and hit young whippersnappers with them. So much better than a loving relationship. Haha, don't get too sad over Valentine's Day! It's just something made by Hallmark to make moolah. ;)

I love those jeans though. This is definitely a "dark romantic" kind of look. Pretty!

Hanna & Christel said...

great knit!

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Lindsey Louise Bales said...

oh gosh, you are so lovely! i adore the sweater here and the floral pants!

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Plami said...

First of all let me say you look great and I love your pants!

I also have mixed feelings about February. I might not be single but my boyfriend is thousands kilometers away ...

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Mary M. said...

Love your jeans so much and how you styled everything!!

Have an amazing week,
Mary x

Lala H said...

love the outfit. yeah valentines gets too overrated sometimes

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Visceral Maze said...

I like the big pictures a lot. valentine's day I am probably going to home because hubby is working. but we are going to celebrate it earlier. not sure what we are doing.

Ali of Dressing Ken said...

Love the winter florals so spot on!!

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Amanda said...

really liking the new size =) and I love loving your pants =) what size is it.. =)

Victoria said...

I love that sweater. It looks great with those pants! xx

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sip-n-wear said...

19 this month? oy... i'm 10 years older than you... i just turned 29 this weekend...!

i'm glad you have great friends to spend vday with... even with a hubby, i don't really think we're doing anything this year considering how pregnant i am right now... have fun!!!!!

Maiken said...

Valentine's will probably be a regular workday for me.. at least right now I think so but we'll see, there's so much time left till it comes :) btw, I remember the feeling of being alone that day.. it was certainly not the best one but you have to make it nice for yourself and there's always a possibility to meet someone new.. that day or some other day ;) oh and those floral pants indeed are super cute!

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Avi said...

Don't be sad. You can go out with your single friends and watch movies ;D On Mexico, Valentine's Day is also for friends.

Your floral pants are so cool and love the whole black outfit :) I wish I have 19 years old girl, I will turn 22 this year. I feel so old.

AnnaBananaCupcake said...

Don't let Valentine's Day get you down. I like to think of V-Day as a day of unconditional love. Love your neighbors, your enemies, your family and friends. But most of all love yourself! Treat yourself to something special, or buy yourself some flowers. Sounds good to me. :)
And happy almost birthday. Are you doing anything fun to celebrate?

Danny said...

I've no plans for valentines day, sadly.. I think I'll buy some ice cream and watch movies. You look so pretty with that braid!

Sam said...

Hi dear, thanks so much for your wonderful birthday wishes, it meant so much to me. You're right that love comes in all forms and senses and V-day shouldn't be just about boy-girl relationships but also those with your friends, parents, siblings. And don't worry, you're a stunner and you will have many many amazing romantic Valentines to look forward to in the future. I like the floral printed tights, and your braid is so pretty.

Zoe B said...

I love this outfit, especially the pants! (:


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Elsha said...

19 isn't too much different except now you won't be the baby at college :) I love the oversized sweater with the floral. Your take on this is so fun!

Sharmili said...

I know, I'm 19 and sometimes I still think I am 17...


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Tori said...

Amazing patterned pants
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Jessi said...

Aw, I hope you have a good valentines day anyway! Im also so grateful to have a family that loves me! A girls night out sounds so fun :)
I LOVE these pants. Totally saw them at target. Now im regretting not getting them. You look so cute in them! Love the combat boots and knee socks.
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C said...

Great jeans! I always feel like printed denim is amazing, but I could never pull them off. But these look fabulous on you.


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f i o n a (miss.tea) said...

AH I like the title "my dark valentine" a lot!! The floral pants go with the title so fittingly well :)

FASHIONCONTAINER said...

I love your jeans, beautiful print!

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I love your jeans, beautiful print!

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Analisa said...

Girl who needs love when you've got Ben and Jerry?! Haha. I love this dark romance look.

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Sabrilett said...

Love that pant! Floral print is adorable but if is dark even better <3 love the big chunky sweater too :) and I totally agree with you about celebrating all forms of love, I've spent most of my valentines single but still always celebrated with my friends and family

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Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

so gorgeous, loving your hair Xo Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

Sara said...

Darling, you are so lovely! I love how you can pull off a bold look, like floral jeans and combat boots, so effortlessly! That self confidence goes a long way!

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Jessica said...

love this darker look! also did you dye your hair? i might have missed a post on that but i love it! chin up girl dont worry all i will be doing is probably stuffing my face on valetines even though i have a bf hahaha

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megcasson said...

gorgeous girl, lovely blog.

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Joyce said...

Love your jeans Linda! The dark florals look really pretty with the combat boots and socks :) I really like how you added a bit of edginess to your outfit like the earrings and boots. And i'm going to be a single girl on valentines day too but thanks for the link, sounds like a lot of other fun things to do on that day too!

FierceandFashionable said...

Great pants, love this outfit!

xx Michelle

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Katie Q. said...

I was always single when it would roll around to v-day but it was always nice not having any stress that time of year. My family would get together and just eat a ton of food and go play in the snow. (Hah, any excuse to have a big food party!) I do think valentine's day is more than celebrating love in the romantic sense, as you mentioned, it's a great time to celebrate all of the love in your life. (Why isn't there a national family day or something? that would be fun!) I hope you and your friends and family get to have a great time, it's so nice just getting to hang out sometimes. (Plus, v-day's almost like Halloween, another day for candy!)

I like how you have such an eye for the darker colors and mixing sweet items with rougher elements. I love this pair of boots so much and you always create such great outfits around them. (The darker floral print is really cool on the pants! I remember how those h&m floral pants were really popular at the beginning of the whole print denim trend but the brights don't seem nearly as wearable as the darker prints. These pants are just killer!)

Sheila said...

Love the floral pants! Great look!

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livewithstyle-ewa said...

I love your jeans....great!
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The Garage Starlets said...

Beautiful photos!


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Annie said...

Love that oversized sweater with the patterned pants - such a cute look!

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'the fashion departement' said...

Great outfit! I love the pants
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Little Rus said...

Well you can always meet your future Valentine while out with your friend because you just never know. :)
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Brenda evans said...

adore your pantss

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ANDREA said...

love your jeans!

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Rebecca said...

Uber chic jeans....cant believe its Target!!

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Megan said...

Those pants are so cute! I actually always grab a drink with my girlfriends on/around V-Day... we call it Galentine's Day :) (Parks and Rec reference)

Stylish By Nature said...

elegant and lovely!!! Love your pants

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Bhushavali - Indian Fashion n Travel Blogger! said...

Like the new size of pictures. The floral pants are awesome. Love the style!
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Chintya Dewi said...

Loveee the jeans <3
You're going to 19 this month? :)
Emmm me 21 this year *feeling so old huhuu

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Seeking Style said...

Being single just means you can as many valentine's as you want! ;)

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Alexandra said...

Valentine's Day is so overrated! My boyfriend and I's anniversary is 10 days later so we usually just skip it anyway haha. Love the dark tones in this look!

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The Braided Bandit said...

I love your new floral jeans! I usually avoid the denim section there just because I know I am going to want something haha!

The Chic Sheet said...

Great denim!


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Ileana said...

haha...I know the age feeling...sometimes I have to think twice when they ask my age!
Love ur look.... the pants are really beautiful!

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Angi'styleBook said...

Great outfit! I love your jeans!

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Jodie said...

Thank you for the kind comment on my maxi look
Fantastic jeans and I love the rolled down peak if socks.
I've never really been a fan of Valentine's day I wish we could skip it

Ester Ramos said...

i like the pants! The pattern is pretty!

Puck Litaay said...

That sweater looks so comfy and cute.


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Alessandra Mazzini said...

Great patterned pants! Love ittt!

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ola said...

great pants! Love the monochromatic colors.
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Lali pops of colour said...

Beautiful outfit! I don't even know where to start from. I don't wanna scare you, but as we grow older, time passes more quickly. It's like yesterday I was 19 and this year I'm turning 23. I, like you, don't even realize my age, as my soul is stuck at 17 maybe 18 years old. And for Valentines, we don't have any plans yet :)
kisses sweetie
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FASHION TALES said...

Yes, love in general is to be celebrated. These printed trousers are gorgeous! xx/Madison

Ashley said...

Sooo I'm obsessed with this outfit. Linda, those pants look amazing on you, and I love the whole combat boot/talk sock combo. Too cute!!

I'm not a very big Valentines girl. Even though I have a boyfriend and we have celebrated together for the past 5 or 6 years (I think I've lost track ha), it always seems to be a normal day that is surrounded by hype. When I was younger, I used to get really sad when Valentines day didn't go as planned (for example, one year we had big plans to make dinner and I got sick, so plans fell through). Now that I'm older, I definitely agree with you on the idea that it should be a day to celebrate all forms of love in your life! Linda, you are wise beyond your years and I so wish I had your wisdom when I was your age!!!!

xo Ashley

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

those floral jeans look awesome linda! also loving your fishtail, sweater and earrings doll. oh gosh, i dreaded this time of year. hahaha well, when i didn't have a boyfriend. get together with some friends in the same predicament and have a spa day, dinner out or lunch. it helps. you never know! you just might run into a group of guys that are single too. hahahaha
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Descontraidas said...

I love this outfit, that pants it's gorgeous, thanks for the visit !
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Erin said...

Such a cool outfit! I love how the roses are portrayed in a dark color on your pants!

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Elana said...

I love these floral jeans on you and the sweater looks so comfy! Aw, I'm sorry about Valentine's Day. Just remember that it's just a day, it definitely gets overblown. This actually my first one with someone, I've never had a boyfriend on Valentine's Day until this year. I'm happy to have someone, but I don't really want to do anything too special. Just a day, right?

Pardon My Fashion said...

Diggin' the printed pants

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Allison said...

Love the print on your pants! And the larger-sized photos are great!
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The Love Hanger said...

I saw those at Target and I was loving the darker florals. They look great on you! And I love your hair blowing in the wind. It looks so pretty. :) If it makes you feel better, my Valentine's days were always spent alone until I met my husband 6 years ago. And you don't need a man. Go get yourself a mani pedi and eat some chocolate! Or me and my best girlfriend would be each other's valentine's and go out to dinner. We probably got a lot of weird looks. LOL!! <3

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Kim said...

Great pants and sweater!

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Valentina said...

cool pants!

Amélie De Rycke said...

Looking good! Cool pants!

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love your leggins
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Lyosha said...

you look stunning here esp your shoes! I totally love it!
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Anna Do said...

Love this pants!!!

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Kashaya said...

Great look! I love those printed jeans.

ASZIYA said...

i like your pants.

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