When we found ourselves in San Antonio the Saturday before Valentine’s Day, we decided it was a good opportunity for a date night. We spent the afternoon walking around downtown, then we changed into nicer clothes for dinner and an evening stroll along the river walk.
Our day trip was planned last minute so I put together an outfit with things I’ve had for years. I largely avoid ‘trendy’ clothes when I shop because I like to wear my items longer than most trends last. I wore this black pleated skirt on the blog here in 2016, and these pink booties were first worn in this post in 2015. My button-up top is from J. Crew a couple years ago – the ruffles on the collar, cuffs, and placket are my favorite! I bought the purse last year, and my blue fur coat is from 2015. It makes me happy to keep my pieces for so long and continue to style them into new outfits. It was easy to make this (or any neutral outfit) v-day appropriate by adding a bit of pink and red. Although Valentine’s has passed, I hope it inspires you for your next date night!
We leisurely walked around as the sun started to go down, then went down to the river walk. If you watch my stories on instagram, I shared videos of the Mardi Gras celebration that was going on. We found a local restaurant with a table next to the open-air window and enjoyed dinner and people-watching for the evening. It was a nice way to have a Valentine’s date without going out on the actual date, which is always horribly crowded. On the 14th, per our usual, we stayed home and Blake cooked an extra-special meal (all of his meals are pretty A+!) — venison tenderloin, king crab, brussels sprouts, and golden beets. For dessert, we had my favorite — frozen chocolate-dipped bananas! It was a simple but lovely night!
I’d love to know what you normally do for Valentine’s day: go out, stay in, don’t celebrate? Leave a comment below and tell me!
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J. CREW RUFFLE PLACKET SHIRT | MICHAEL KORS PLEATED SKIRT | ANN TAYLOR FAUX FUR COAT | PINK BOOTIES – (all old, similar linked below)