Valentine's Day has never been one of my favorite holidays, even though I was in a relationship for the last 7 years. It annoys me how prices for flowers, candy and dinners just get absurdly inflated on this one day. So vigilant was I about not getting sucked into this Hallmark holiday that in my last relationship, I asked the ex to refrain from ever buying me anything for V-Day and use that money instead for a nice dinner on a non-Valentine's Day date. I emphatically refused to go out for V-Day dinners and insisted on eating takeout on our couch (though I did get persuaded to at least eat the cheap Thai food in the restaurant instead of getting takeout).
So as you can imagine, now that I'm actually single, I doubly loathe Valentine's Day. I'm not gonna lie, I've been rolling my eyes at every single heart-shaped box of chocolates I pass on the streets. As I did it again while passing Lindt last night though, I thought, maybe I should just do a heart overload one day to desensitize myself from all the heart hatred. So, I looked up every heart-adorned fashion item in existence and with my favorites came up with the collage below. Some aren't so bad actually. I'd really like a pair of those heart-seamed tights from Topshop.
Clockwise from left: ; Leifsdottir skirt at Bloomingdale's; Vivienne Westwood pumps at My-Wardrobe.com; Heart seam tights by Topshop; Hard heart purse by Urban Outfitters; Kate Spade pumps at Endless; Heart purse at Harmony Lane
If you're happy and not bitter, then good for you and I wish you a happy hearts day. To other ladies rolling their eyes like me and muttering under their breath with every Valentine's Day display, high five!