By Stacy Cox
I think I am “sweetie-less” for Valentine’s Day. Darn it. How’s it looking on your end? I am hoping more prosperous and abundant than my love life. I propose a trade: fashion advice from me and dating advice from you?
Okay, me first: I dated “Ethan” last spring for 6 weeks, but he ended up “dating and dashing” due to commitment phobia, or maybe it was because I said the dreaded words “I really like you.” So, I erased him from my cell phone (buh bye) and then, poof, he calls on Christmas Day. Next up, sushi dinner followed shortly by our first vacation with his adorable dog to the mountains. Progress, right? WRONG. We had the best time: great conversation, great snowboarding, great meals… but, NO ROMANCE OF ANY KIND.
I called my best friend, cried my eyes out and wondered: are we just friends? So much for the $400 in sexy lingerie and romantic music for my iPod! Oh, and in a clever, forward thinking attempt, I asked him to be my Valentine. His response? “I don’t like Valentine’s Day!” Lovely! I can hear you all now – “Next!” I know you’re right, but we always want what we can’t have, don’t we? Thank you sweet StyleBakery readers for listening and for the free therapy. Comments? Send ’em my way.
Now, I owe you some fabulous tips and ideas so you can look hot for your special someone and celebrate in style. Wishing you a very happy, romantic Valentine’s Day, hugs and kisses ~ Stacy