Unexpected Gifts

Monday, February 13, 2012

Blah, blah, blah Valentine's Day is tomorrow... can you hear my enthusiasm? No, I wasn't that kid who never had a Valentine, I just don't much care for the "holiday." I think it has become a little too commercialized, I just don't see the point of showering people with chocolates and roses for some random day in February. I have the type of husband who comes home any given day with something special he picked up for me, nobody needs to give him a day to carry out his love.

Not meaning to bum you out, I'm just not a big fan. This year I told my husband "we're not doing anything, right?" He looked at me all bummed and told me he did in fact want to do something, at least go to dinner. My compromise, was as long as it wasn't on the actual day itself! I worked in the restaurant industry for 6 years, V-day and Mother's Day are the two days you never want to eat out!! (Unless you want to share it with a million other people, long waits and pissed off wait staff).

So we agreed, we would celebrate a little. I was then left with the conundrum of what to buy him, because I know he got me something. I didn't want to buy him a lame teddy bear or cream filled pastries. While I was in the grocery store contemplating these "deep issues," I heard someone announce they were giving away free stuff in produce.....

I am not one to walk away from free stuff, so I mosied on over there to see what was happening. Long story short, they were having a promo for these cool heating pads. After listening to this little marketing speech for only 5 minutes, I walked away with movie coupons that I can reuse as many times as I want for 90 days, a $25 gift card to Restaurants.com and one of their shoulder/neck heating pads for only $19.99 (regularly $50). If you want to see what exactly it is, click this link.

I thought this little unexpected turn of events was a great story and great gift for my husband! I gave it to him early, (because I am always so impatient) but he loved it!! We are going to use the coupons toward our V-day outing!


I really wanted to share my story with you today, but I couldn't not show you some pics of this cute outfit :)

{Blouse}
Brand: Poetry
Purchase Price: $3.99
Purchased From: The Goodwill
Suggested Retail:
$29.99

{Skirt}
Brand: Gap
Purchase Price: $4.99
Purchased From: The Goodwill
Suggested Retail:
$49.95

{Heels}
These Heels are a DIY, click here to see more :)


{Bangles}
My Bangles are a compilation from thrift stores & Charlotte Russe
 Altogether, they cost me under $15


Outfit total cost me roughly $31.00!!

*Sorry my set up is kinda backwards today. I will be back to my normal layout next time :)*


11 comments :

Marissa said...

Great story and I see your Jimmy Choo's have made another appearance!

http://shabbychicandcheap.blogspot.com/

Ashleigh Nicole said...

Cute color combo!

xo Ashleigh

www.thedaileigh.com

Marzena said...

Simple, but gorgeous outfit ! kiss and Happy Valentines Day ! x



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Elena said...

Really nice outfit!!!

Take a look at my blog: The Spotted Cherry Pie :)

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

loving this look, great shoes, you did a great job with them...

Ashley Murphy said...

And I thought I was thrifty? You definitely knocked it out of the park, obsessed with the color blocking & sparkles. Perfect touch of Valentine's!

xx

Ashley
http://goldendivine.blogspot.com

Alexa said...

I hope you had a great valentine's day! I love the purple with the red!

http://brightandsassy.blogspot.com/

NaNa said...

relevant warm colours for valentines ^^ hope you had an awesome one <3 xoxo

Heather said...

Beautiful color combo (even it's for a blah blah holiday) ;)

XO
www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

Sam said...

Hi sweety, adore your colour-blocked outfit, you look sensational! I agree with all you wrote about Valentines Day

Anonymous said...

cute outfit!!! I really like your shoes =) i'm on your side for Valentine's day but my bf likes to celebrate it!!