Valentine Dress

courtney starr

Dress c/o London Times | Watch - Michael Kors | Shoes - Jimmy Choo | Lip Gloss – Becca, Hotel California

The dreamer in me plans my outfits for special events and even holidays way in advance. For our Valentine’s Day dinner date, I’ll be wearing this maxi. Navy, green, and white is a refreshing and unexpected contrast from the shades of pinks and reds on everyone else and the length of the dress is romantic in its own way. Because I’ll be going straight from class to dinner, I’ll dress it down during the day with a long cardigan, and then show off the neckline when the sun sets.

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Strawberry covered chocolates


Maybe it’s because they’re an aphrodisiac, maybe because I feel like I’m kinda sorta being healthy by eating “fruit”, or maybe they’re just delicious, but suffice it to say, I’m a sucker for chocolate covered strawberries. They’re so easy to make and I eat them so often, that I had a bit of an epiphany. What about an inside out version? And so that’s just what I did here. Although I thought for a hot sec I was genius, a quick google search revealed strawberry covered chocolates had already been done. So I followed this recipe, scooping out the middles, dripping in the chocolate mix (minus the Kahlua), and adding a little chocolate whipped cream and strawberry leaf garnish. Simple and sweet.