VALENTINE’S 101.

Happy Valentines!!!

So most of us just celebrate Valentine’s with the notion of just love romance and gifting for the ladies especially, but let me shed some light on this topic.

THE LEGEND OF ST. VALENTINE’S :

In my research, the history of St. Valentine’s hails from both Christian & ancient Roman traditions. Some believe that this day is celebrated in honour of St. Valentine’s death while others believe it was a day to “Christianize” the pagan collective back in the day , I’m talking A.D 270…

During this celebration a section of the Roman Priests, ‘Luperci’ would come together, sacrifice a goat for fertility and a dog for purification rights.  “They would then strip the goat’s hide into strips, dip them into the sacrificial blood and take to the streets, gently slapping both women and crop fields with the goat hide. Far from being fearful, Roman women welcomed the touch of the hides because it was believed to make them more fertile in the coming year. Later in the day, according to legend, all the young women in the city would place their names in a big urn. The city’s bachelors would each choose a name and become paired for the year with his chosen woman. These matches often ended in marriage.” (IKR)

VALENTINE’S FOR THE AMERICANS:

Americans had their own belief of what Valentine’s was to them, and they believed it of romance and love. They started exchanging hand written cards with ribbons and colourful pictures, then known as ‘scrap’. To date, Valentine’s is the second biggest celebration with 1 billion  Valentine’s day cards being sent out after Christmas of-course.

Valentine’s for me is for sure leaning towards the American history of it. I mean, it is for half of the world anyway. It’s a day where lover’s celebrate their romance by rekindling their love, or for new lovers to share special moments only to be written in their hearts. Lovers exchange gifts, go on small vacations, and if you have a problem with PDA, they sure do know how to rub it in your face. lol

ZODIAC SIGNS AND COMPATIBILTY:

Okay, I know not everyone believes in Zodiak signs, but Personally, I’m a Gemini and I looked up the characteristics to see how it works.

Gemini’s are known to be Gentle, affectionate, curious, adaptable, ability to learn quickly and exchange ideas. #ME

Gemini likes: Music, books, magazines, chats with nearly anyone, short trips around the town , AGAIN #ME.

If you watched avatar, the last air bender,you can relate. Gemini’s are elements of air, and that means they are more connected to mind , body and soul #me again.  We, represent  two different sides of personality and you will never be sure with whom you will face. We can be sociable,communicative and ready for fun, while on the other hand it can be very serious, thoughtful, restless and even indecisive. This is so true.

We get fascinated by almost everything in the world and they have a feeling as if there is not enough time to experience everything we want to see. This makes us excellent artists, writers and journalists.  #plug plug plug . ME AGAIN. Gemini sign means that sometimes people born under this sign have a feeling that their other half is missing, so they are forever seeking for new friends, mentors and colleagues ( OKAY I never feel that way, kay maybe I always wanted a twin growing up  but I do love making friends )

Gemini is versatile, inquisitive, fun loving and wants to experience everything out there, so their company is never boring. #plug plug plug If you ever want some good company, I’m the girl to call 678-999-8212 ( if you remember the song kiss me through the phone)

The key thing to me  relationships is compatibility. It will only work, if you make it work. Appreciate each other, listen to each other, compliment each other, help each other grow and finally grow into loving each other. Omg I now understand why they say it’s written in the stars. Call me the love doctor.. #plugplugplug

VALENTINE’S DINNER INSPO:

So you have a date. What will you wear? If you’re looking to sweep him off his feet, a nice fit that accentuates your body would be your go to, making sure it marvels him in all the right areas.

Do not limit yourself to red gowns! That’s just overrated unless its actually really gorgeous and you love it, go for it.

I love this look because #slay This backless/mid riff low cut/ culotte pants suit is my ultimate dinner date pick. It’s so simple, with a dash of vintage but modern and it’s also very chic.

This pick was literally living in a suitcase for half of my childhood because it was my mom’s . IKR.

I love the detailed effect on my torso and the hint of my mid-riff.  While wearing such, get rid of the bra straps and go for the strapless/ stick on’s or bare if you’re comfortable enough.

I paired the suit with these black heels because black is the new black. Always make sure you’re comfort is well taken care off. You don’t want a slip of the girls after the straps unravel or getting tired from the heels. Block heels would also be a good opt.

I hope you enjoyed this post, do stay tuned for more, but most importantly, stay safe. I did a Valentine’s lookbook on my channel , be sure to check it out ( although it can only be accessed on pc’s so just search sincerely, didi ) or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpW5BruOSdY

Happy Valentine’s!!

xx

Sincerely, Didi

 

 

 

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