Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Forever Sweetheart

I am entering the Forever Sweetheart contest on Chictopia! For the picture, you have to hold up a sign with the name of the person who is your sweetheart. My sweetheart is, of course, Anthony! I thought it'd be neat if instead I went to the beach and wrote Anthony's name in the sand. My friend Nadia and I went to the beach in the cold and the wind yesterday and she was my photographer for the day! It was actually a really nice day for the winter, but the temperature was still in the 30's and the wind did not help.

I apologize in advance for the complete picture overload that is about to happen. Startiiiiiiiing NOW:

[Writing Anthony's name!]

I ended up having to write his name about 5 times so when we left, 'Anthony' was written all over the beach. People must've been wondering who the hell this guy is! We tried out a few different angles and positions on the beach which is why I had to keep writing his name. His name is just so long and hard to fit in a picture!

[Too dark!]

We took some pictures without his name to try and get some good shots of my dress.

Dress: Forever 21
Shirt: Iz Byer California (from Kohl's)

Tights: Simply Vera by Vera Wang

Heels: APT. 9

It was so windy! I had to constantly move the hair out of my face. I remember shouting at Nadia "How do models do this?!"

It was fun to have someone taking pictures for me instead of having to run back and forth between the spot I'm posing in and the camera.

The waves caught me by surprise during some of these shots and my feet got soaked. My shoes were so wet and sandy once we got back to the car!

Boy, was it cold. I was numb by the time we were through and Nadia was on the ground, feeling as though she might pass out. I felt so bad! She was okay, though. She's a trooper! And we went to a vintage boutique and Urban Outfitters afterwards, so it was all good!

[Me and Nadia! (I am laughing at how my pin makes Frodo look like a creeper in this picture)]

It was such a nice day yesterday and then last night and all of today it snowed.

I took more pictures of my outfit today (sans the beach and wind) where my hair is not flying all over the place.

I love this dress so much. One thing about it that I didn't like is that the sleeve holes were so low you could see my bra from the side. To fix this, I just shortened the sleeves by folding them over and pinning them.

I love the lace detail of the shirt I wore under the dress. It's actually the shirt I wore in my "Lace Cameo" post.

I hope everyone had a good Valentine's Day! Anthony and I celebrated by going out to brunch, and then by seeing The Wolfman.

[Fanciful teacup at brunch!]

We were going to see The Lightning Thief on Valentine's Day too, but we ended up seeing it the night before. The Wolfman was really good, but I was disappointed in The Lightning Thief. They left out and changed too many things from the book. I'm currently reading the second book in the series, plus I'm re-reading The Fellowship of the Ring. PLUS, one of Anthony's Valentine's presents to me was this book:

I started reading it and it's really interesting to see the locations and behind-the-scenes photos from the film sets. If you know of my love of Lord of the Rings and fascination with New Zealand, then you know that this book is a treasure to me. I thought it appropriate to take this picture on my shelf where I keep my Harry Potter and LOTR books. I swear that I have tons of other books that are less nerdy.

Anthony also got me roses and this box of deliciousness:

Yes, that is a box of 36 Reese's Eggs. I am trying so hard not to devour the whole thing in a matter of days.

I got him a video game that he wanted and I baked him peanut butter cookies...

...and spice cupcakes with cream cheese frosting!

We had a great day! I am so lucky to have such an amazing, wonderful, and silly boy to call my sweetheart! :)


  1. It sure looks windy on that beach! I like your dress and I hope you had a good Valentine's Day.

  2. Great pics on the beach, that was a great idea! I'm glad you had a nice valentines!


  3. oh girl, you look stunning with those amazing tights...

  4. awww sara, you are the sweetest little thing in these pictures. i love how you wrote his name in the sand instead of holding up a sign. good luck with the forever sweetheart contest! i can definitely see you winning :)

  5. that is the most adorable concept & i love the beach photos! we fashion bloggers are like postmen--"neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these (bloggers) from the swift completion of their appointed (photo shoots)." my boyfriend always laughs at me when i come inside shivering and half-frostbitten from taking my photos out in the snow! also, that is a lovely dress and i want to steal it.

  6. Very sweet! I love the sand photos! Your dress is too cute!

  7. your dress looks so cute with that shirt and leggings. thanks for sharing all your photos. :)

  8. LOVE this dress and the lace underneath. such a creative way to do the sweethearts name toO!

  9. Aww! Darling photos! I love the idea of drawing his name in the sand. and such a cute dress!

  10. I love the picture overload, that why we red fashion blogs, right?! I love all the valentine's pics everyone is posting. I love love!

  11. i love the outfit and the cupcakes look super yummy!!

  12. Very cool idea writing the name in the sand. You look amazing in these photos and your outfit is very cute. That food looks tasty too. Did people give you looks on the beach at all? I don't imagine it's everyday a girl is on the beach dressed like you were.