Valentine’s Day Outfit and Restaurant Advice

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AQUA Dress (XS) On Sale! • ASOS Black Hang Time Heels (Sz 6) or Similar Here (these hurt my feet but it might work out for someone else) • H&M Faux Leather Jacket (Sz 2) Similar Here or HereYSL Wallet on Chain • Old Drop Earrings Similar Here

So, if you had the chance to read my previous post, you would know that I tried to hit up three ski resorts this weekend. It was to finish up my snowboarding goal of hitting every Vail Resort on the West Coast. Well, I didn’t even get close. Instead, we decided to stay at Beaver Creek the whole weekend instead. It actually snowed on Saturday so the snow conditions and trail runs were amazing. Thanks to credit card points, we got to stay at the amazing Park Hyatt Beaver Creek. The hotel is located right off the gondola so we wanted to utilize the ski in/ski out as much as we could. I’ll be writing a post about the Park Hyatt later, but for now, lets talk about Valentine’s Day!

While some people find Valentine’s Day to be cheesy, I actually think it’s super fun. I always look forward to having a Valentine’s Day outfit and going out for a night on the town. You get to dressed up and show the one you love some extra attention too. With that being said, it’s very rare that I actually celebrate Valentine’s Day on the actual date. I’ve worked as a waitress for over seven years and I know what they go through. The amount of tables you are in charge of has doubled since everything is split into two-tops. The kitchen is slammed with steak orders that take twice as long as other dishes to cook. Reservations are rarely on time which makes customers instantly mad at you.

My advice (especially if you enjoy eating out) is to save it for another night! I’ll tell you right now that the restaurant will probably not serve their full menu and will try to sell you on a special Valentine’s Day “set” or “prix-fixe” menu. What this really means is they want to limit their menu so they can push out more food per hour. Also, in my experience, the food ALWAYS comes out mediocre. If you are going to spend this much money on food, I would see if your significant other is willing to eat out on a different day. You will have better quality food and a better chance at getting that special table you’ve requested.

OUTFIT DETAILS

AQUA Dress (XS): This dress comes from the AQUA label under Bloomingdale’s. This dress is the perfect balance of fun and flirty. It also has a hint of sexiness with the cheetah print. The fabric is also on the stretchy side so you don’t have to worry about eating too much at dinner. I did try on both the XS and S and I decided on the XS because of the length. Even though the S was more comfortable up top, it was overall too long for my height. What I also like about this dress is that the ruffle at the hem and on the side gives the dress movement. Ruffles are in right now and this dress does a good job without it being too much in your face.

ASOS Black Hang Time Heels (Sz 6): Reviewed here!

H&M Faux Leather Jacket (Sz 2): Also styled here!

YSL Wallet on Chain: After buying my first YSL purse (seen here and here), I knew I wanted to get the larger wallet on chain version. I wanted something that I can use more like a clutch than a cross-body. For the color, I usually default to black because I want to get as much use out of it as possible. But when I saw this “lipstick fuchsia” color, I knew I had to have it. My favorite color is pink after all. Also, if you are going to spend all this hard-earn money, you want it to be seen, right? Wearing a black dress like my Valentine’s Day outfit would provide a great backdrop for this purse.

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