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Obsessions Valetines Style

Feb 14, 2012

Happy Valentine’s Day!! The hubs and I are usually pretty low key on Valentine’s Day. We like to cook a fabulous meal at home instead of going out. This year marks our 11year dating anniversary. Yep, we were lame and had our first real date on Valentine’s Day 11 years ago in college. Now we celebrate our wedding anniversary instead of our dating anniversary. This year I plan to cook up some lobster tails and make some truffled mac and cheese to accompany it for our date night at home. We don’t usually exchange gifts (I am pretty happy with champagne and flowers) but if we did here are a few things I love!

I love all David Yurman jewelry but especially this ring! I really want this pink beauty on my hand! Maybe for our wedding anniversary:)

If we were going on a date I would want to wear this hot number. I love the color and shift dresses are my favorite style of dresses. Tibi really knows how to rock out a killer dress!

I really love a good one piece, especially since having a baby and my stomach ain’t exactly the same if you know what I mean. The hot pink makes me swoon and how gorgeous is the back? A chic one-piece for sure.

I am obsessed with this candy. Best chocolate ever. I would be a happy lady to have a box of these chocolates!

This is my favorite champagne. I could and would like to drink an entire bottle of it tonight!

On another note I am guest posting over at Gaby’s blog, The Vault Files, sharing whats in my make-up bag.

If you don’t already read Gaby’s blog you should. It is filled to the brim with fabulous fashion and decor. Plus Gaby makes and sells her own line of gorgeous jewelry. Check out her Etsy shop HERE Here is one necklace I have my eye on:

Pretty gorgeous, right? It comes in different colors, but you know me and how much I love hot pink! So please go check out my guest post HERE and visit Gaby’s amazing Blog!

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  1. Jill says:

    Happy V day!! Mumms is my absolute favorite champagne. I was at their winery in Napa a couple of years ago and now am a member of their champagne of the month club!!

    I hope you get spoiled today:)

  2. That is the BEST champagne. Your dinner sounds great, have fun! Thanks for the FB info!! Love that necklace too….piperlime is 15% off site wide and has some great colored skinny denim for spring…..wowza that was a random array of thoughts!

  3. Kyle says:

    Happy Valentine's Day! Love all your picks, especially that Tibi shift and amazing chocolates. My husband and I had our first date 11years ago on Valentine's, too! : )

  4. The Zhush says:

    I love that your first date ever was Valentines Day! so sweet!

  5. Natasha says:

    truffle mac and cheese?? that is the ONLY gift i would need!! and p.s. thanks for sharing her etsy site–her designs are gorgeous!!

  6. Sounds like quite the fancy dinner you've got planned! So impressed!! Have fun tonight. xoxo

  7. I need every single Tibi dress at the moment, popping over to the vault files! Happy love day! xo

  8. Hannah says:

    Happy first date anniversary! šŸ˜‰ Mine and Bryan's four year engagement anniversary is tomorrow. Your dinner sounds delish! We've got steaks and I'm making some sort of potatos and brussel sprouts to go along with them. Hope your day is sweet!

  9. That Tibi dress is to die for! I have a bottle of Mumms rose chilling in my fridge as we speak. I just hope I can hold out until my husband gets home to open it šŸ˜‰

    Have a great Valentine's Day!

  10. David Yurman can do no wrong in my book and that ring is no exception – SO gorgeous!

  11. Cheryl E. says:

    That David Yurman ring is gorgeous!!!!! You must have this šŸ™‚

    I just ate a Reeses heart and thought of you:) Happy V Day!

  12. Nat says:

    I'll take one of each!! You're dinner sounds delicious and I love that your first date was on V-day!

  13. I spoke to my husb for the first time ever on V-day! Happy kind-of anniversary to you too. I bought my husb some Vosges šŸ™‚

  14. Mumm Napa Champagne – yes please!! I love it too, although I don't think I've had the rose. Note to self. šŸ™‚ We also like to stay in and cook or order in. Hope you have a fabulous Valentine's Day!

  15. Christina says:

    That ring is gorgeous!! Happy Valentine's Day!

  16. I love that ring too on this V Day! 11 Years! That is a long time! Congrats!

  17. Today is our dating anniversary, too! (8 years ago) Love that ring. Cannot go wrong with Yumran, that's for sure. Happy Valentine's Day!

  18. megan says:

    Love that DY ring! So beautiful. Enjoy your yummy dinner tonight!

  19. Loving that pink necklace from Gaby as well. Just blogged about it a couple of days ago. They are fabulous, and a great price!!

  20. I will be drinking a bottle of champagne tonight too. I need to try that pink Mumms! My favorite is Gloria Ferrar.

    I love that hot pink bathing suit!! Wowza.

    We are staying in and ordering fancy pizza. We NEVER order in so that's a huge treat for me!

  21. Great picks!! Love that today is your 11 year dating anniversary. We started dating on November 14th so this was our 3 month dating anniversary back in the day and since we got married on August 14th, it's officially been 2 and a half year since we've been married! šŸ™‚

  22. Taylor says:

    happy anniversary šŸ™‚ that tibi shift is my #1 favorite dress I have seen in months. I drool over it on a regular basis. dinner sounds delicious have a great date night!

  23. Oh my goodness that David Yurman ring is absolutely fabulous!! And I adore Gaby's blog myself- especially all her jewels in her Etsy shop. šŸ™‚

  24. I'll have to read your guest post! Happy Valentine's Day!

  25. Val says:

    Now this post makes my heart sing…..the ring and champagne would make my year!! Ha.

  26. Michaela says:

    Happy Valentine's Day friend! I love everything you posted. Especially that pretty ring!!

  27. You and your hubby are smart to stay in. We usually celebrate Vday on another night to avoid the crowds, but due to our week's schedule, we're going out to dinner tonight…at 8:30pm! Lol..that's the only reservation we could get. Sigh. Here's hoping I'll be sipping on a chilled glass of some champagne too! šŸ™‚

  28. Love your obsessions. I've been to Mumm in Napa. It's amazing – and a great view too!

  29. You have me really wanting to try out those amazing chocolates…speaking of, how amaze balls are those Reese's hearts??? Is it blasphemy to say that they are better than regular Reese's??? And hubbs should definitely surprise you with that ring…

  30. Oh you're so sweet!! Thanks so much Natalie!
    I'm having a major obsession with Tibi, MAJOR. And that dress is so perfectly you!
    Hope you have a wonderful day Nat!

  31. Carrie says:

    Seriously, how have I not stumbled upon your blog until today. Love it all!
    And that DY ring, yes please!

  32. Love that suit! …. and The Vault Files. Hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

  33. Sara Mueller says:

    gorgeous stuff here! Happy valentine's day!

  34. Pris says:

    Love the dress and the bathing suit! Your dinner sounds scrumptious! Can you share how you make your lobster tails?

  35. Happy Valentine's Day Sweetness!! Heart you so much.

  36. That ring is gorg – it would certainly make for a perfect anniversary gift! Happy Vday Love šŸ™‚

  37. You have good taste. I like the red dress and the pink suit.

  38. OHHH loving that dress AND that necklace! soo pretty!