Blue Valentine

Each Valentine’s Day, B and I have good intentions. We both say that we are going to get each other gifts, that we will go out to a fancy dinner and that we will get dressed up. This is how it goes down every year. Usually only one of us remembers the gift (this is B), we both forget to make reservations, we both end up in the picked over card aisle at the grocery store minutes before dinner and you know what? Sometimes getting fancy is overrated when you’ve worked all day. 
So this year we just decided  to be real about it and to go casual; a jean friendly kind of Valentine’s if you will. (Boyfriend jeans to be exact.) So we are just going to cook dinner at the house, drink wine and I’m probably going to talk him into letting me watch as many cheesy love movies as possible. All without having to get dolled up. Now doesn’t that just sound like the best Valentine’s ever? 

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Wearing:
Greylin Blazer
Anthropologie Peplum Top / Similar or here
c/o Old Navy Boyfriend Jeans
Sole Society Heels
Madewell Tote
BaubleBar Necklace

This post was sponsored by Old Navy. Check out Old Navy’s latest fashion lineup in store or online at oldnavy.com.

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  1. Odo Wobbly says:

    Love the necklace! Can you post link info on that as well?

    02.12.14 · Reply
    • Margo Williams says:

      I agree–please share!

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      • Julie says:

        “Midnight Bouquet Bib” from baublebar.com:)

        02.12.14 · Reply
    • Julie says:

      It’s the “Midnight Bouquet Bib” from baublebar.com:) I have it too – it’s amazingly versatile!

      02.12.14 · Reply
  2. Um yes, that does sound like the best plan ever!! Now I’m rethinking our dinner out… boyfriend jeans & home time are sounding SO good right now. And you’re looking fab as always. Love this gorgeous combination!! xoxo

    By The Shore, a life + style blog

    02.12.14 · Reply
  3. Sasa Zoe says:

    Such a cute outfit for V day. I love the tote, it looks great with the outfit and cute:) <3

    http://www.shallwesasa.com

    02.12.14 · Reply
  4. Amanda says:

    Aw love this! But I am biased – I’m a blue fanatic πŸ™‚

    02.12.14 · Reply
  5. Honestly, that sounds wonderful!! Valentines day isn’t about what you do, its about who you’re with. Love this outfit — hope you enjoy your night in!

    xoxo, Elena Michelle
    http://www.anewyorkloveaffair.com

    02.12.14 · Reply
  6. Sounds like the perfect vday to me! You look like you are ready for spring, love the outfit.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

    02.12.14 · Reply
  7. I am so in love with this top and I’ve been looking for it at Anthropologie’s everywhere! They ran out of my size πŸ™ It looks so great on you though! Love the soft blues. Makes me hopeful that spring will come again someday

    http://www.confessionsoftheglitterati.com/

    02.12.14 · Reply
  8. Loving all the blues I’m seeing on everyone’s blogs and outfits today. And your valentine’s day seems just about perfect. Luckily it’s a Friday so you can watch ALL the cheesy movies you want… starting with The Notebook! πŸ™‚

    http://www.chevronsandeclairs.com

    02.12.14 · Reply
  9. I want that top, so pretty!

    02.12.14 · Reply
  10. Priyanka Sacheti says:

    Wow, love your ensemble and the gorgeous shades of blue!

    02.12.14 · Reply
  11. Amanda says:

    Can you please please please do a hair post! I just chopped mine and have major hair envy of how cute yours always looks!

    02.12.14 · Reply
  12. Megan says:

    hey Kendi! just wanted to thank you for bring a smile to my face everyday.

    02.12.14 · Reply
  13. Super cute blue Valentine’s get-up! I am doing almost that exact thing for Vday and I’m really exciting actually!

    xo
    Christa
    http://www.gardeniasandmint.wordpress.com

    02.12.14 · Reply
  14. Natali says:

    Such a gorgeous top and necklace! You look beautiful πŸ™‚

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

    02.12.14 · Reply
  15. Love the top and necklace!! My husband and I are also guilty of having good intentions for VDay but not following through. We’ve given up on fighting the crowds at restaurants and enjoy an excuse to cook a nice meal at home :).

    02.12.14 · Reply
  16. Jillian says:

    This is so springy, I love it! I am so obsessed with anything with a bloom on it, right now! http://hazelberrypaper.blogspot.com

    02.12.14 · Reply
  17. Vanessa says:

    The boyfriend and i have a big night planned – a homemade meal and House of Cards! I couldn’t be more excited!

    02.12.14 · Reply
  18. That sounds like a great Valentine’s! Honestly, going out for Valentine’s can be crazy anyways. And that blazer needs to get in my closet!
    xo Adri
    http://www.adrilately.blogspot.com

    02.12.14 · Reply
  19. Sounds like the perfect Valentine’s Day! Love the look… that bag is such a perfect tote!

    Classy Chic & Chardonnay
    http://ceislin.com

    02.12.14 · Reply
  20. Katelyn says:

    Sounds like it will be wonderful! I have plans with my boo to go out to dinner and do the whole getting dressed up thing and then wine and movies afterwards. Trying to find a happy medium πŸ™‚ Have a great v-day girl!

    02.12.14 · Reply
  21. Sounds amazing. This year my husband and I decided to have a coffee shop date with some good books and hot cocoa.

    the20-somethingproject.blogspot.com

    02.12.14 · Reply
  22. Elizabeth Hawn says:
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  23. Nikki says:

    great outfit!! and that valentines day sounds perfect to me πŸ™‚

    xxoo,
    nikki

    http://www.dreaminneon.blogspot.com

    02.12.14 · Reply
  24. Crystal Palmisano-Dillard says:

    Those totally looked that mom jeans on me. I wish I could pull then off like you! And yup. You’re hair has been pinned for inspiration.

    02.12.14 · Reply
    • Kendi Lea says:

      I know what you mean but I find that I HAVE to wear heels with boyfriend jeans to make them less ‘mom jeans.’

      02.12.14 · Reply
  25. Paige Cassandra Flamm says:

    I am loving those boyfriend jeans!

    Paige

    http://thehappyflammily.com

    02.12.14 · Reply
  26. Q. says:
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  27. Alex Nguyen says:

    It really does sound like the best valentine’s day ever!
    -Alex of http://snippetswithalex.wordpress.com

    02.12.14 · Reply
  28. Julie says:

    The backdrop for your outfit today is so perfect:) (blue sign & brick = I love) My favorite outfits of yours are your more casual (like today) – I’m a stay-at-home mom who still likes to dress nice. And, your mint and wine yesterday was one of my favorite combinations you’ve put together, ever! We are flying out for a long weekend this weekend, and I’m still hoping you put together a “travel essentials” post someday. It’s becoming more and more necessary to pack smart/wardrobe efficient when flying so you don’t have to pay extra… πŸ™‚ Have a good day!

    02.12.14 · Reply
  29. rhiannon says:

    sounds like a perfect valentine’s day!

    http://www.modernsuburbanites.blogspot.com

    02.12.14 · Reply
  30. You just make me miss Texas (and Spring) that much harder. Gorgeous color on you!!

    XO Alison
    looksharplansing.blogspot.com

    02.12.14 · Reply
  31. Code Overdressed says:

    Oh it sounds like a perfect date night! Is nice to go out and doll up but in the end what matters is to be with your beloved one! So have fun you two. Love the blazer, and hooray to boyfriend jeans, they rock!

    Cee. β™₯
    Code Overdressed

    02.12.14 · Reply
  32. Another thing about fancy v-day outings is the crowds! I don’t want to wait an hour for a fancy dinner! Although, I’m torn because I love any excuse to get dolled up…

    http://www.from-TheLionsDen.blogspot.com

    02.12.14 · Reply
  33. Sofia_H says:

    Casual valentine’s is the best kind. We’re going to binge watch House of Cards and eat soup. Probably in non-sexy pjs.

    02.12.14 · Reply
  34. Erica says:

    That sounds like the perfect Valentine’s Day!

    xx – Erica
    http://www.sweet-endeavors.com/2014/02/brickyard-buffalo-giveaway.html(giveaway on my blog!!)

    02.12.14 · Reply
  35. Stacy Armistead says:

    We’re keeping it casual at home this year too and I’m pretty pumped about it. Hope y’all have a great night and you get to watch your girly movies πŸ™‚

    02.12.14 · Reply
  36. Odo Wobbly says:

    Love the necklace! Can you post link info on that as well?

    02.12.14 · Reply
  37. Girl and Closet says:

    Um yes, that does sound like the best plan ever!! Now I'm rethinking our dinner out… boyfriend jeans & home time are sounding SO good right now. And you're looking fab as always. Love this gorgeous combination!! xoxo

    By The Shore, a life + style blog

    02.12.14 · Reply
  38. Sasa Zoe says:

    Such a cute outfit for V day. I love the tote, it looks great with the outfit and cute:) <3

    http://www.shallwesasa.com

    02.12.14 · Reply
  39. Amanda says:

    Aw love this! But I am biased – I'm a blue fanatic πŸ™‚

    02.12.14 · Reply
  40. Elena Michelle says:

    Honestly, that sounds wonderful!! Valentines day isn't about what you do, its about who you're with. Love this outfit — hope you enjoy your night in!

    xoxo, Elena Michelle
    http://www.anewyorkloveaffair.com

    02.12.14 · Reply
  41. Sounds like the perfect vday to me! You look like you are ready for spring, love the outfit.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

    02.12.14 · Reply
  42. I am so in love with this top and I've been looking for it at Anthropologie's everywhere! They ran out of my size πŸ™ It looks so great on you though! Love the soft blues. Makes me hopeful that spring will come again someday

    http://www.confessionsoftheglitterati.com/

    02.12.14 · Reply
  43. Supal says:

    Loving all the blues I'm seeing on everyone's blogs and outfits today. And your valentine's day seems just about perfect. Luckily it's a Friday so you can watch ALL the cheesy movies you want… starting with The Notebook! πŸ™‚

    http://www.chevronsandeclairs.com

    02.12.14 · Reply
  44. Harmony Cornwell says:

    I want that top, so pretty!

    02.12.14 · Reply
  45. Priyanka Sacheti says:

    Wow, love your ensemble and the gorgeous shades of blue! In fact,

    02.12.14 · Reply
  46. That’s definitely my kinda Valentine’s Day!

    02.12.14 · Reply
  47. Amanda says:

    Can you please please please do a hair post! I just chopped mine and have major hair envy of how cute yours always looks!

    02.12.14 · Reply
  48. Megan says:

    hey Kendi! just wanted to thank you for bring a smile to my face everyday.

    02.12.14 · Reply
  49. Christa says:

    Super cute blue Valentine's get-up! I am doing almost that exact thing for Vday and I'm really exciting actually!

    xo
    Christa
    http://www.gardeniasandmint.wordpress.com

    02.12.14 · Reply
  50. Natali says:

    Such a gorgeous top and necklace! You look beautiful πŸ™‚

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

    02.12.14 · Reply
  51. Love the top and necklace!! My husband and I are also guilty of having good intentions for VDay but not following through. We've given up on fighting the crowds at restaurants and enjoy an excuse to cook a nice meal at home :).

    02.12.14 · Reply
  52. bethany says:

    That’s what we’re doing! Making a nice dinner, drinking some wine and making a yummy dessert! Staying home and cuddling on the couch is sometimes the most romantic date night πŸ™‚

    02.12.14 · Reply
  53. That sounds like a great Valentine's! Honestly, going out for Valentine's can be crazy anyways. And that blazer needs to get in my closet!
    xo Adri
    http://www.adrilately.blogspot.com

    02.12.14 · Reply
  54. Classy Chic & Chardonnay says:

    Sounds like the perfect Valentine's Day! Love the look… that bag is such a perfect tote!

    Classy Chic & Chardonnay
    http://ceislin.com

    02.12.14 · Reply
  55. Margo Williams says:

    I agree–please share!

    02.12.14 · Reply
  56. Katelyn says:

    Sounds like it will be wonderful! I have plans with my boo to go out to dinner and do the whole getting dressed up thing and then wine and movies afterwards. Trying to find a happy medium πŸ™‚ Have a great v-day girl!

    02.12.14 · Reply
  57. Elena Drake-Knight says:

    Sounds amazing. This year my husband and I decided to have a coffee shop date with some good books and hot cocoa.

    the20-somethingproject.blogspot.com

    02.12.14 · Reply
  58. Elizabeth Hawn says:
    02.12.14 · Reply
  59. nikki says:

    great outfit!! and that valentines day sounds perfect to me πŸ™‚

    xxoo,
    nikki

    http://www.dreaminneon.blogspot.com

    02.12.14 · Reply
  60. Crystal Palmisano-Dillard says:

    Those totally looked that mom jeans on me. I wish I could pull then off like you! And yup. You're hair has been pinned for inspiration.

    02.12.14 · Reply
  61. Paige Cassandra Flamm says:

    I am loving those boyfriend jeans!

    Paige

    http://thehappyflammily.com

    02.12.14 · Reply
  62. Julie says:

    It's the "Midnight Bouquet Bib" from baublebar.com:) I have it too – it's amazingly versatile!

    02.12.14 · Reply
  63. Julie says:

    "Midnight Bouquet Bib" from baublebar.com:)

    02.12.14 · Reply
  64. Q. says:
    02.12.14 · Reply
  65. Alex Nguyen says:

    It really does sound like the best valentine's day ever!
    -Alex of http://snippetswithalex.wordpress.com

    02.12.14 · Reply
  66. Julie says:

    The backdrop for your outfit today is so perfect:) (blue sign & brick = I love) My favorite outfits of yours are your more casual (like today) – I'm a stay-at-home mom who still likes to dress nice. And, your mint and wine yesterday was one of my favorite combinations you've put together, ever! We are flying out for a long weekend this weekend, and I'm still hoping you put together a "travel essentials" post someday. It's becoming more and more necessary to pack smart/wardrobe efficient when flying so you don't have to pay extra… πŸ™‚ Have a good day!

    02.12.14 · Reply
  67. rhiannon says:

    sounds like a perfect valentine's day!

    http://www.modernsuburbanites.blogspot.com

    02.12.14 · Reply
  68. Alison Colby says:

    You just make me miss Texas (and Spring) that much harder. Gorgeous color on you!!

    XO Alison
    looksharplansing.blogspot.com

    02.12.14 · Reply
  69. Code Overdressed says:

    Oh it sounds like a perfect date night! Is nice to go out and doll up but in the end what matters is to be with your beloved one! So have fun you two. Love the blazer, and hooray to boyfriend jeans, they rock!

    Cee. β™₯
    Code Overdressed

    02.12.14 · Reply
  70. Another thing about fancy v-day outings is the crowds! I don't want to wait an hour for a fancy dinner! Although, I'm torn because I love any excuse to get dolled up…

    http://www.from-TheLionsDen.blogspot.com

    02.12.14 · Reply
  71. Sofia_H says:

    Casual valentine's is the best kind. We're going to binge watch House of Cards and eat soup. Probably in non-sexy pjs.

    02.12.14 · Reply
  72. Erica says:

    That sounds like the perfect Valentine's Day!

    xx – Erica
    http://www.sweet-endeavors.com/2014/02/brickyard-buffalo-giveaway.html(giveaway on my blog!!)

    02.12.14 · Reply
  73. Stacy Armistead says:

    We're keeping it casual at home this year too and I'm pretty pumped about it. Hope y'all have a great night and you get to watch your girly movies πŸ™‚

    02.12.14 · Reply
  74. That's definitely my kinda Valentine's Day!

    02.12.14 · Reply
  75. It does πŸ™‚

    02.12.14 · Reply
  76. bethany says:

    That's what we're doing! Making a nice dinner, drinking some wine and making a yummy dessert! Staying home and cuddling on the couch is sometimes the most romantic date night πŸ™‚

    02.12.14 · Reply
  77. Kendi Lea says:

    I know what you mean but I find that I HAVE to wear heels with boyfriend jeans to make them less 'mom jeans.'

    02.12.14 · Reply
  78. Peak 25 says:

    This is the first time I’ve been on your blog and I have to say I love it! Thanks for the post, your necklace looks wonderful!

    http://www.peak25.com

    02.13.14 · Reply
  79. Mica says:

    Such a lovely print on that top! πŸ™‚

    Hope you have a fun Valentine’s evening at home πŸ™‚

    Away From Blue

    02.13.14 · Reply
  80. It does πŸ™‚

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  81. Nonee Ngazimbi says:

    Your shoes are so fabulous! Love this whole outfit

    http://thepinnestsjournal.blogspot.com

    02.13.14 · Reply
  82. Peak 25 says:

    This is the first time I've been on your blog and I have to say I love it! Thanks for the post, your necklace looks wonderful!

    http://www.peak25.com

    02.13.14 · Reply
  83. The flowers in your tote are such a fun touch! I love that you’re not all dolled up in pink for Valentine’s Day but still look dreamy and romantic. Beautiful outfit Kendi!

    xoxo,
    Chelsea & The City

    02.13.14 · Reply
  84. Mica says:

    Such a lovely print on that top! πŸ™‚

    Hope you have a fun Valentine's evening at home πŸ™‚

    Away From Blue

    02.13.14 · Reply
  85. I love the print on that top. So chic!

    02.13.14 · Reply
  86. perfect top and love the flowers in your bag

    ladies in navy

    02.13.14 · Reply
  87. I love how you can look so laid back but still glamorous. Love the peplum top and those shoes are perfection!

    02.13.14 · Reply
  88. Nonee Ngazimbi says:

    Your shoes are so fabulous! Love this whole outfit

    http://thepinnestsjournal.blogspot.com

    02.13.14 · Reply
  89. chelseaandthecity says:

    The flowers in your tote are such a fun touch! I love that you're not all dolled up in pink for Valentine's Day but still look dreamy and romantic. Beautiful outfit Kendi!

    xoxo,
    Chelsea & The City

    02.13.14 · Reply
  90. Kelsey Wilburn says:

    perfect top and love the flowers in your bag

    ladies in navy

    02.13.14 · Reply
  91. Kellie The Shoe Diva says:

    I love how you can look so laid back but still glamorous. Love the peplum top and those shoes are perfection!

    02.13.14 · Reply
  92. shaha says:

    ahh, love this so much.

    DiaryGirl

    02.15.14 · Reply
  93. shaha says:

    ahh, love this so much.

    DiaryGirl

    02.15.14 · Reply
  94. Wren says:

    I just can’t get over how cute your hair is. I love it. Good choice to go short. πŸ™‚

    02.16.14 · Reply
  95. Wren says:

    I just can't get over how cute your hair is. I love it. Good choice to go short. πŸ™‚

    02.17.14 · Reply