2.14.2011

Daily Threads: Love Song Playlist


{J Crew Ruffle Cami (similar), Merona Black CardiganF21 Red SkirtIsaac Mizrahi T-Strap Pumps (similar)}

This may be my favorite look thus far in the challenge. I've been wanting to wear it for quite some time, but I had to find the will-power to be patient enough to wait and wear it for Valentine's Day. I love this look - it's simple, pulled together, and girly.

Husband made reservations for a late dinner. For the record, a delicious dinner and quality time together is a perfect Valentine's date for me. I'm simple - love is enough and I receive it all year long. Today is just a great excuse to get dressed up and eat somewhere nice - and we will totally be taking advantage of that!

If you are still without a gift for your significant other, something thoughtful doesn't take hours of planning. I love receiving something personal and thoughtful. My first birthday that I got to share with husband, when we first started dating, he gave me something made by him. We were both in college and between our morning classes we met at his Explorer, opened the back of it and sat there, and I opened my gifts. The two mixed CDs stand out most. They were songs I loved, songs he loved, and songs we loved together. I played those CDs out for months. And I still have them.

I thought I would share with you some songs about love and some lovely songs that we enjoy and that you can make into a CD for your special someone. 


44 comments:

Savannah said...

Love the red skirt, this is such a perfect VDAY outfit!

Miss B said...

such a perfect Valentine's day outfit! Festive yet understated :-) Have I mentioned how much I love you hair and wish mine would hold curls and volume like yours?!

Happy Valentine's Day! Hope you and hubby have fun tonight!

Eclectic Flair said...

I love this look! Red looks fantastic on you and your legs look a mile long in that skirt!

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MONKEYFACE said...

Oh yeah, it's one of my faves of yours too! So classic and feminine but punchy too. I LOVE the cut of that miniskirt!

Beverly said...

You look super cute!! Enjoy your night!

Nicola said...

Love your outfit, The red skirt looks great! Nice gift ideas too:) x

Carrie said...

Love this outfit! And the red skirt! I was at our new Richmond F21 yesterday and didn't see it :(
Happy Valentines Day!

Emily Rose said...

GREAT music selection!

Erin Willett said...

Great outfit! Love that skirt :)
Happy Valentine's Day!

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Hayley said...

Im loving the Avett Brothers right now and I am loving this outfit! Perfect day to bring it out!

Hayley

Happy V Day!

Amber said...

adorable outfit! this is the second time in 2 days that i have been reminded of jump, little children! crazy!

i agree this outfit is really girlie & well put together! you look fabulous!

Kate said...

Aw, I love that you did this! I thought about making a valentine's playlist for a post but didn't get around to it in time! You've got some great choices here - I love that mazzy star song! Happy Valentine's Day!

kelseywilliams said...

aren't you so creative (and cute) with the songs?!!! :)

Tyra said...

love the outfit today friend! i myself wore red toms and a red pashmina for the day of love!

Ashley J said...

I love this Valentine's Day inspired outfit Linley, you look adorable!!!

woodycakes said...

Happy V-Day! i do love your outfit. the red skirt is pretttttty and you look so pulled together :) glad you had a good time!

Liz said...

I'm with you about this outfit! Very fun and Valentine's appropriate. Of course after today, I'm seriously longing for a red skirt. There are EVERYWHERE.

Sarah said...

LOVE THE RED skirt with the black and white!

Jenn Clark said...

That is the most perfect V-day outfit! Love the red skirt, it adds the perfect touch with the ruffles.

Simply Bubblelicious said...

This outfit is perfect for Valentine's Day. Love it!

Jill GG (good life for less) said...

Don't forget: Sweetest Thing, by U2 - that is my husband and I's "song" - love it! These are GREAT songs! You look amazing! :)

amber said...

that is such a sweet gift and a really great idea!! and i agree with you, this is such a great outfit. you have got some great skirts girl!!

Elizabeth said...

You look GORGEOUS. We went for the same general outfit idea today -- I love the way you styled the skirt!

Elizabeth

Vida said...

That outfit is stunning and congrats on having the will-power to save it for today! It'll look great in a fancy restaurant setting :)

And that playlist?!?! You've got to be kidding me. Such good picks! Ben Folds, The Avett Brothers, Mazzy Star, Ray LaMontagne?! You, my dear, are being very appreciated right now, so you know! Thanks again!

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Kirsten said...

I loove this look!
Your legs just go on forever!!
I am soo jealous!
And I loove your playlist.
The Luckiest is seriously the best love song ever!!!

Happy V Day!!

Kirsten

Fashion Therapist said...

Fantastic song list - I absolutely love that Mazzy Star song. Reminds me of the 90s growing up in Seattle.

Holly said...

happy valentine's day!! i love homemade gifts, theres always so much more thought and heart to them.

silvergirl said...

What a great look
Love the pop of red with all the black
I so love the Jason Aldean/Kelly Clarkson song!
Hope your V'day was fab.
Brett

hellodenj.com said...

this is so perfect for valentines day! I also love that you have repeated the black and white in your cardi and blouse in your shoes - makes for a perfectly balanced look!

xo denj

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JennaStevie said...

Perfect simple look for valentines day!! That red skirt is so gorgeous! Love it with that white blouse. A nice dinner out is definatly perfect
xJennaD

Kristen said...

That playlist is perfect! Makes me wish I had someone to listen to it with. :)

And I loveee this outfit. That red skirt is perfect for today. Love it.

20 York Street said...

Black, white and red - classics that you styled so well!

And.. Great picks!

Bethy said...

Oh, Jump, Little Children. How I loved them so all through college. Great song choice by them, too. Looking lovely as always!

Chaucee said...

Adorable outfit! That skirt is beautiful.

kimmie said...

Ack! I love this red skirt. You look great, Linley!

Gabriella said...

I have to agree with you! Favourite outfit so far!

Rachel said...

my older sister danced her "first dance" to The Luckiest at her wedding. such a sweet song!
hope you had a wonderful vday with your hubby :)

Melanie said...

That skirt is absolute perfection. It didn't even register to me that Valentines Day was during the challenge, so I didn't pick a stitch of red. Boo!

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Thoa said...

You look so lovely! This is also my favorite look so far, and I've loved all your outfits! I can't decide if it's the red skirt or the ruffle cami. Red & white definitely goes really well together. Gotta try that some time.

You and your husband are so sweet with the CDs. (^^)

Happy Valentine's Day!

Lyndsy said...

So cute and festive! Love it!

Law Mama said...

Such a great outfit, no wonder you were dying to wear it! Love it. :)

megan said...

SO happy to see that Will Hoge made the list! :)

Melissa said...

You look great. I love that outfit. Great song choices. Van Morrison is a favorite of mine. Now I really want to dig out my Van CD. Fade Into You and I and Love and You are also really good!

Laura said...

Found your blog off Kelley ( @ Eclectic Owl) and just had to comment on this post. Love the music taste! By the way they dance is probably one of my all time favorite songs ever! Enjoyed reading your blog! You have great taste!