the calm before the storm…



Antonio Milani blazer | Anne Klein scarf | LC Lauren Conrad twill crops (Kohl’s clearance) | Mossimo peasant blouse | Dollhouse sandals | Big Buddha clutch via Hautelook

This is the time before every holiday that I start wringing my hands and biting my nails. We’re doing all of our Valentine’s prep — getting vases ready for flowers, making dozens of bows, counting balloons, and routing deliveries — and it’s eerily quiet…

So naturally, I panic. Everyone in town forgot about Valentine’s Day. This will be the worst holiday ever. No one will place orders. What am I going to do with 100 dozen roses?!

What I should do is savor the peace and enjoy these final moments of blissful quiet before the chaos sets in. And remember that this particular holiday is typically the opposite sex’s responsibility, and they’re not the best planner-aheaders. In about 48 hours when dudes all over suddenly realize Valentine’s Day is Tuesday, it’s going to get wild around here. The phones are going to ring off the hook, my fingers will be full of rose thorns, and my only form of sustenance will be Diet Coke, Valentine’s chocolates, cupcakes from the bakery next door, and Lara Bars (because healthy eating is important). The madness will continue, unabated, until Wednesday when we’ll close the shop for the day to recuperate from the love fest.

I’m going to try to maintain some kind of normalcy around the blog through the madness; including a couple of guest posts from my friend, Iris! Bear with me if I look like an extra from Night of the Living Dead in upcoming outfit posts.

UPDATE: A few of you asked for a how-to on tying a scarf this way. I made a little video to give you an easy step-by-step!

Author: Keira Lennox

I'm a small town lady from the sunshine state with an affinity for bookstores, beauty counters and unfussy style. I spend my days running my flower shop, and my nights blogging about what I love and what I wear. (Or watching Netflix and drinking wine.)

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