Fashion, Holidays, Life

A Few Thoughts About Valentine’s Day

February 5, 2016

Oh, ever since I watched Julie and Julia where Julia Child made a beautiful intimate dinner for her husband Paul Child and friends on Valentine’s Day, I absolutely fell in love with the holiday. Before then I used to think that Valentine’s Day is for younger couples and, as I turned 30 or so, my enthusiasm for the holiday faded. And by 40, being married for almost 20 years, between our growing businesses, kids, and aging parents, it became very easy to get buried in responsibilities, hide in our individual shells and just deal. Isn’t this a typical stage most couple go through? At first we fight it, scheduling lunch dates and date nights, but as more responsibility pile up, we cancel dates and never reschedule them, and soon, transform the relationship into loving co-exhistance. It’s a slippery slope.

Watching the movie and, later, reading letters between Julia and her pen pal Avis DeVoto’s, have become reminders that years and circumstances don’t change relationship and that it is up to us to keep our priorities straight. We can never be too busy to celebrate each other!

So for me Valentine’s Day becomes almost like an annual review of my relationship and where it stand and remind us to celebrate love and celebrate us, no matter our age.

‘You are a butter to my bread, you are the breath to my life. I love you darling girl, happy valentine’s.’ ~ Paul Child

♡ Zuma

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In this story:

Juicy Couture blouse, old (also love red blouse by Vince Camuto here and by Ann Taylor here)

Zara faux leather leggings

Michael by Michael Kors clutch (similar by Halogen here)

Pumps, old (similar by Ivanka Trump here)

Michael Kors watch (love this watch by Michael Kors here)

Kendra Scott love charm, sold out (similar by Shy by SE ‘Love’ necklace)

Wildfox ‘Malibu’ round sunglasses

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  • Reply ~ carmen ~ February 6, 2016 at 12:17 am

    I love a chic faux leather legging. You look superb. :]

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    • Reply Zuma February 8, 2016 at 7:43 pm

      Thank you Carmen!! xoxo

  • Reply Trang Do February 7, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    You look gorgeous in red! Love your look!
    Kisses and hugs from {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

    • Reply Zuma February 8, 2016 at 7:42 pm

      Thank you! Happy Valentines!! xoxo

  • Reply Natassia Crystal February 9, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    Love this black and red look!! 🙂

    And those heels go perfectly with the pants! 🙂

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  • Reply Laurie February 9, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    Love the Paul Childs quote! Will have to look into that film. I hope your Valentines day is full of love
    Laurie x
    Ps gorgeous blouse, red looks great on you

  • Reply Sydney Fashion Hunter February 10, 2016 at 4:04 am

    Red is just perfect for Valentines day 🙂 I would love it if you popped over to my blog and added this post to my bloggers link. I think my readers would really like your style!

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