Friday, February 11, 2011

Valentine's Day Weekend Part 1: Fancy Sushi Date

Black thrifted straw boater hat, White polka dot thrifted Jones New York scarf, Dark green H&M dress, Navy thrifted belt, Gray F21 cardigan, Black H&M Shearling wedge boots, White thrifted bag.

We decided to celebrate Valentine's Day early, because sadly this year it falls on a Monday -- where we have school until 5pm and won't enjoy most of the day..so why not go out on a Friday of Valentine's day weekend?  I decided to wear something very untraditional for our fancy V-day dinner.  I definitely did not want to wear any pinks or reds, but instead challenge myself to make dark colors very girly and romantic.
About a week ago, me and my shop-aholic-self, visited H&M, and came upon this aamazing military dark green ruffle dress.  Instantly, I fell in love & decided it was perfect for a fancy evening out with the boyfriend for Valentine's Day.  So here it is, paired it with a cardigan (for a little casual-ness), my new all-time faaavorite hat (another boater hat haha), and my faave comfy H&M shearling wedge boots.

I actually never got to talk about my boyfriend on here, well what better time than Valentine's Day I guess haha.  We're high school sweethearts, have been together for almost 4 years now, & surprisingly ended up going to the same college (but he transferred from a community college to Berkeley).  And ultimately, in all simplicity & corniness aside, I can't wait to grow old & wrinkly with him (lol).
Anyways, there will be a Part 2 of this Valentine's Day Weekend post coming tomorrow, we decided to do separate occasions for V-Day this year: one-day dedicated for his present to me, and vice versa.
Btw, be prepared, if you are very hungry right now, I suggest you do not scroll down lol.  We ate at Alameda Sushi House, was THE.BEST.SUSHI.EVAA.
Lion King roll, Shrimp Tempura roll, Island Roll:  we devoured all of it.
I didn't want to embarass him even more, so here's just a little pic of both of us with what I took with his Valentine's Day Present to me!! -- a polaroid camera!! Ah, I've been wanting one SO badly..it was just the best & most perfect V-day present.

In addition, tomorrow I will announce the TWO winners for the Hardcouture Valentine's Day Giveaway!!  Be sure to enter still!! You have until 11:59pm tonight! :) 
So excited to draw the two winners tonight with the lovely founder/designer of Hardcouture, Kristine.  

And lastly, WOWWW.  You all truly amaze me...the last post, had soo much feedback and support with all your comments, new & returning visitors & followers..I am definitely making this a personal HW assignment to return all of your comments (trust me, it will take me quite a while so I apologize in advance).  But just know, I read EVERY one with all smiles & happiness, as you all have given me.  Now onto relaxing & visiting/browsing your beautiful fashion blogs.  Thank you again lovelies so much and Happy Valentine's Day Weekend! :)
<3, Kathleen.
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44 comments:

Lindsey N. said...

Oh, what a great gift! You look like a modern day version of a Jane Austen novel. At least, that's how I look at it. Amazing!

Lindsey Soup

Joni said...

That dress is KILLAAAA.

xo love it

Rebecca from See You in Sweden said...

You guys are so adorable & I love that you didn't wear red or pink!!! That's my girl :)

Also, I totally scrolled down ahhhh!!! My mouth is literally watering now, luckily I am heading to all-you-can eat sushi tomorrow night, Yummy!!! The sushi guy hates me though because I go up and take all of his salmon and eel after he spends so much time refilling the empty plate. That's the business, buddy, haha!

p.s. I had no luck at Goodwill and spent part of the time in the middle of the store screaming in my head "How does KC do it?!!!!!!"

Marie said...

Lovely outfit and thanks for sharing these pictures with us... made me hungry!:D

Have a wonderful weekend!:D

***** Marie *****
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lisa said...

love your v-day outfit you look so pretty :)

i'm going to have to try that sushi place it looks so yummy!

can't wait to see the rest of your v-day pics!

Amaris said...

I love this outfit, and I love sushi hehe :) The ruffles definitely make this look more girly! And HIGH SCHOOL SWEETHEARTS? That's really cute. Glad to hear you had a good Valentine's Day dinner =)

Shevah said...

Aw I love this look on you! The sushi looks so delicious. Nomz.

Under the Spell said...

I love your hat.
cute photos!

Deanna W. said...

aw you make me wanna cry! i wanna grow old and wrinkly with someone! haha i love this dark, romantic look. i need to go to haight and get a boat hat!

Style Worthwhile said...

Love love love that dress!! I'm planning to head over to H&M next week, hope I find some good items! You and your bf are soo cute, that's an awesome gift that he got you. I've been with my bf for 4 years too!! ahha and we're also high school sweethearts!

Happy Early Valentine's Day :)


Jacquelyn
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Nikolet said...

lovely outfit, i love this dress & your hair :)

ATW said...

i once again love your outfit & it's more than refreshing looking at "valentine's day"-outfits without starting to hate red & pink :P
here in germany it's morning so i can't think of sushi right now but believe me .. if i turn back to your page in about 3 hours i will definitely go crazy & become jealous!!
i wish you & your bf all the best :)
xxx have a nice rest of the weekend

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Lalene L said...

I love how you challenged yourself to make an outfit look romantic without the cliche pink and red! You definitely succeeded! You look beautifulll! :)

Jenny Ong said...

You are so so pretty Kathleen :) I think this is my favorite outfit from you... still vintage-y but slightly darker (than your usual whimsical look)!

Glad you and your boy had fun on your sushi date!! I loveee sushi haha.

Nettie said...

You look amazing as usual, Kathleen :)

Joellen said...

Gorgeous! The hem of that dress is so cute and looks great!

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Marella said...

Amazing look dear! You look stunning! <3

Catherine said...

oh Yes i'm gonna follow you. with bloglovin'. i LOOOOVE your style darling <3

thechyrelgomez said...

aww! you and your boif look cute! cheers to both of you! i always look forward to your next post and outfit shots. such great inspiration. :)

Sara said...

thanks for the lovely comment! I love love love love your dress!! so cute! :)
xx
Sara

dEJOISS said...

Nice outfit! Love it so much. :) I want sushi! It makes me hungry! haha. ^^

Dejoiss

Beverley said...

i'd say you did a great job challenging yourself not to wear any shades of pinks and reds! i love that you went dark and romantic! the sushi looks deliciousssss. aren't Polaroids so much fun???

Iwka said...

Wow :O
Such amazing photos !
I love your blog!
Follow ;)

RB said...

love your shoes :)

meleilikuone said...

you are amazingly gorgeous :] love the fit! xoxo.

Natalie Suarez said...

you two are soo cute! and you look amazing! have a fantastic valentine's day! :)

xoxo

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Becky-May said...

You're so pretty! Hope you had an amazing weekend!


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KcomeKarolina said...

cool!!! love your boots!!!


xoxo from rome
K.
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Lels said...

Really nice :)

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Ramona said...

You both look so gorgeous and are so adorable together!
Even if I have had dinner, I couldn't be indifferent to those yummy sushi pictures.
Kathleen You look absolutely gorgeous and I so love your amazing dress. I know what You mean buying another hat. I can't resist some cute hat as well.(haha)
Happy Valentine's Day to both of You!

xoxo Ra

Sabrina O. said...

gorgeous hat! such a great gift!
x

Eule-Lilaanaa said...

oh cute, great bag

coy colleen said...

such a cute, perfect VDay outfit! i love the scenery & sounds like you had an amazing time! that sushi looks delectable

Angela said...

What a cute idea to spend a day each for the other person :) I love everything about this outfit, you are gorgeous!

Michelle Elizabeth said...

Okay I've got a few things to comment on! one- you are such a sweetheart for following me back and leaving that kind comment; you are quickly becoming my favorite blogger! Second, I LOVE SUSHI HOUSE IN ALAMEDA! My best friend and I go there all the time and he gets that same lion king roll. It's so amazing! and lastly, I would really love to interview you for my blog! If you interested please let me know! Thank you!
Michelle,
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Monika said...

Love that you went non-traditional :D
oh my I have never has sushi but that looks soooo good!
x

Rosa Pel said...

love everything on u !

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MeganRose. said...

i'm loving your outfit and all the pretty photos! i looove sushi house! i go there every time i'm in that area, their lion king is the best! i'm glad you're enjoying your valentine's day celebrations, you and your bf make such a cute couple :)

Isabel Spectre said...

Lovely look! the way your paired everything with your dress is just fabulous! It looks like you are having an amazing valentine's day!

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julie iliana said...

you guys are adorable! we have high school sweethearts in common! heh :) I also like that you aimed for a different kind of "romanticism" with darker colors. very beautiful!

XO

Tee Rose said...

You are super CUTE!! I Loved your video and your style as always!!

Fashion Me Chic said...

Love your lunch date outfit. You are very pretty!
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Jemima L. said...

Hi...thank you very much for following my blog, that was so sweet, Now.I'm following your blog too..such a very nice outfit, love the dress and your shoes, and also I really love your sense of fashion, you did a great job..can't wait for your upcoming post,dear :)


PS: I'm follow your twitter, hopefully you'll follow back:)
God bless you, pretty
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paperwhales said...

Valentine's day can't go wrong with sushi. Cute photos!


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