Wearing //
Charlotte Russe lace top (old) but similar here
Old Navy skirt, similar
Baublebar earrings, pretty option
Essie nails in "bump up the pumps"

Valentine's day is one of my favorite holidays of the year. Can it even be classified as a holiday? I know it's usually difficult for those who don't have a significant other, and I can completely understand that. I was a total nerd growing up, so I never even imagined that I would find someone to love when I got older. My parents didn't have a good relationship, so I didn't see that positive model much when I was a kid. But then I met my friend, who just so happened to know this guy named Nate. Nate...huh...um, okay sure. Why not? We went on a blind date over Valentine's day week when I was eighteen, and the rest is history. Well, there's a lot more to the story than that but I'll keep it a secret! Most of it is tedious anyway. You know how young loves goes. Lots of tears, questions, and what ifs.

It may not be our wedding anniversary, but meeting the person you're eventually going to share your life with is a big deal and we always treat V-day as such because it's when we first met. It's a fun excuse for me to get dolled up, and a sweet way for him to show off how romantic and cheesy he can really be all wrapped up into one. This year, he's taking me somewhere by the water but that's all he'll say. You can see my last Valentine's day look here in case you want a more traditional look! I actually don't plan on wearing this outfit on Saturday, as I have something else in mind. Don't worry, you girls will see it next week.

Linking up with Gina and Carylee today! Oh, but more on Gina later ;)


  1. love your outfit Noelle...especially the shoes...are they coral or orange?

    It's so cute you and your hubby actually met on V-Day. Hubby and I don't celebrate it as our anniversary is on Jan 31st and my birthday on Feb 5th....too many events back to backs :)

    1. Thank you! They are a dark coral, but can almost look orange in some lighting. I love them :)

  2. Such a cute story! This is the perfect look for Valentine's Day, the lace and red are so sweet!

  3. LOL, oh no! More on me later?!? Love your pretty, romantic Valentine's look and now I'm very curious as to where you're going to end up for Valentine's day/the anniversary of when you met! I have eyed those Jenn pumps at Sole Society several times....how do you think they rate in terms of comfort? I love the look of them and that they are a low heel, but I'm not sure if they'll be comfy enough for my usual amount of walking!
    Gina - On the Daily Express

    1. They are very comfortable Gina! I took a half size down in these as they fit a bit large. Super low heel and easy to walk in!

  4. Ahhh I love this! It's so fun to learn more about you. Nate sounds like a great guy! I met my husband young too, and it's really fun to have so much history together already. LOVING this coral/red combo. Perfect for Valentine's Day!

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  5. You always look so gorgeous Noelle - and how sweet that you and Nate have known each other for so long! Hope you two have a perfect Valentine's Day together!


  6. Such a pretty outfit. Lovin' the mixing of citrus tones... wishing for warmer weather much sooner ;)

    xo, tasha
    twenty-something blog

  7. Oh Noelle, your love story is so similar to mine and my husband's! You're adorable!

    Love the outfit, and those sunglasses!! :)

    ~ From your fellow Rebecca Minkoff-loving pal, KFarchmin on instagram!

    1. Welcome kate! Do you have a blog? If so, I need to follow :)

  8. I love this outfit so much, you look so pretty and feminine. I would totally wear that.


  9. Thanks for sharing - that's such a sweet story about you and your hubs! I hope that you have an amazing time this Saturday :) You look stunning in this outfit, by the way, red really suits you!

    xo, Dolce // http://www.mydailysweet.com/
    Leave me a comment; I'm always looking for new blogs to follow!

  10. Love these colors with the delicate lace top...very romantic and soft! Fun story of how you met your Husband...adore that you met on a blind date (on Valentines no less)!! "More on Gina later"...you have me intrigued ;-)
    Kellie @ www.ie-style.com

  11. Thank you so much for the comments ladies! I stopped by your blogs and am happy I found them :)


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