Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Channeling Audrey: A Roman Holiday

Ah Valentine’s Day! What could be more fun than a made-up holiday that seems to be aimed at making singles feel at least mildly deficient in some way? Oh wait…most things would be better than that. Silly question!

I was determined to not be glum today. Being bummed about one’s romantic status on Valentine’s Day was just a bit too middle school for me. Luckily, I scored tickets to an awesome wine and chocolate tasting event at the , so I wouldn’t be sitting at home twiddling my thumbs. But what to wear?

I have plenty of red dresses, and could have easily picked one to wear for the evening, but I wanted something special, fun, and new. Feeling optimistic, I hopped over to Goodwill, where I found two great possibilities for my night.

Option 1.
Option 1.

This strappy satin number would have been a fine option, but I was feeling more bohemian, so I went with this:

Not too shabs!
Not too shabs!

This bright floral minidress was exactly what I needed to bolster my spirits. :)

Hot off-the-shoulder action!
Hot off-the-shoulder action!

The price tag for both of these frocks helped too.

$1!
$1!

That’s right! I found both of these fun dresses on the 50 cent clearance rack! Can you believe no one had chosen them?

I cooked up a nice dinner of filet mignon and lobster (on sale for the big day)…

Fancy!
Fancy!

…and then hopped over to the museum with one of my best pals!

Valentines!
Valentines!
Mirror selfie with a piece from the museum's collection!
Mirror selfie with a piece from the museum’s collection!

Do you ever thrift before a special occasion or just to cheer yourself up a bit?

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