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Chocolate Valentine’s Day

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Will a journey in quest of meaning will ever be enough?
 


February is associated with love because of Valentine’s Day. What do you know about Valentine’s Day besides a day to celebrate love, have a romantic dinner with their partner, giving gifts like flowers, chocolates, or other special surprises for their loved ones? Did Valentine’s Day this year feel special?

Valentine's Day Chocolate Cookies
When I think of Valentine’s Day, I think of chocolate cookies, my favorite snack!

What occurs to you when you think of Valentine’s Day?

Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day?

I’m not a Valentine’s Day person even though I have celebrated it a couple times. It usually feels like another ordinary day, but this year, I wanted to write an article about this love day.

All brown outfit tone and style with Kate Spade red heels and Louis Vuitton Papillon Damier

How’s your mood on this Valentine’s Day?

Are you falling in love or feeling lots of loves?

Thinking of Valentine’s day makes me wonder about love. I’m not in a romantic mood but I want to appreciate my self-acceptance and self-love journey.

What color do you choose to describe Valentine’s Day?

On this Valentine’s Day, I want to express it through my outfit. I try to continue learning to be more grateful since “Another White to Begin an End”. This time, I wear brown palette to express self-love and how grateful I am with the life I currently have.

All brown outfit tone and style
I tend to choose a neutral or soft color when I continue my self-discovery journey

The brown color is identical with chocolate, which becomes one of Valentine’s Day symbol. It has a connection with the earth and has a down to earth characteristic. This color also symbolizes stability, and structure which gives protection and safety.

Chocolate Valentine's Day: All brown outfit tone and style with Kate Spade red heels and Louis Vuitton Papillon Damier flatlay
The outfit I choose to express my self-love and self-acceptance mood

You can read Color Psychology Meaning to find out more about brown color psychology and meaning,

Wearing brown on Valentine's Day while eating Chocolate Cookies
I always wonder why the brown color is not associated with Valentine’s Day when chocolate has become the symbol of love

Sweet as a brown chocolate

I want to wear something I rarely wear and using a brown chocolate pallet, so I wear a brown dress, which also can be worn as a long vest.

All brown outfit tone and style with Kate Spade red heels and Louis Vuitton Papillon Damier

Since I didn’t need to carry so many stuff, I decided to wear my Louis Vuitton Damier Papillon bag. This bag is my favorite, it’s light, so comfortable to wear, has a classic shape, and great size that can fit many things!

Louis Vuitton Papillon Damier Bag
This Louis Vuitton Papillon Damier Bag has a similar color with chocolate cookies that I love

Brown is a neutral color, but to avoid looking too dark or monotone, I wear my gold ring with a green stone and add a touch of Valentine’s love vibes by wearing my Kate Spade red pumps.

All brown outfit tone and style with Kate Spade red heels
If you start to feel familiar with my style, you know I always try to add an accent to my look.
Read: I Wear White For a Fresh Start

Most of us associate Valentine’s Day with romantic colors like pink or red.

Chocolate Valentine's Day: All brown outfit tone and style with Kate Spade red heels and Louis Vuitton Papillon Damier flatlay
Accessories: Louis Vuitton Papillon Damier Bag, Kate Spade Red Pumps, Stradivarius black bow tie, brown watch, earrings, green stone ring

What do you know about Valentine’s Day?

Styling my look this time makes me wonder about the story behind this love celebration day. Why love and romantic? Why 14 February? That makes me realize… I never know the history of Valentine’s Day.

Chocolate Valentine's Day: All brown outfit tone and style with Kate Spade red heels and Louis Vuitton Papillon Damier

The name Valentine refers to Saint Valentine.

“Saint Valentine of Rome was a priest and bishop in the Roman Empire who ministered to Christians who were persecuted there.” – Wikipedia

Back then, Valentine defied an Emperor who outlawed marriage for young men by secretly continue performing marriages for young lovers and when his actions were discovered, he was sentenced to death.

“From Your Valentine”

There are other stories about Valentine and read this interesting article “History of Valentine’s Day” to find out more about it.

“According to one legend, an imprisoned Valentine actually sent the first “valentine” greeting himself after he fell in love with a young girl–possibly his jailor’s daughter–who visited him during his confinement. Before his death, it is alleged that he wrote her a letter signed “From your Valentine,” an expression that is still in use today.” – History

How does chocolate become a symbol of love?

Valentine's Day Chocolate Cookies
Isn’t chocolate one of the things which commonly associated with Valentine’s day?

It turns out, marketing indeed can have a very powerful impact on life. Richard Cadbury who owns the famous Cadbury chocolate company is believed to be the first one who makes chocolate the symbol of romantic love. You can read Celebrating Valentines Day with A Box of Chocolates to find out more about it.

Valentine's Day Chocolate Cookies
These are special chocolate cookies! My Mom just start to learn to bake and this is her first batch

I wear my self-acceptance to learn self-love

Styling Valentine’s Day outfit reminds me again to appreciate my effort to accept and love myself and grateful for the loves I have from God, the universe, and all the people surrounding me.

Chocolate Valentine's Day: All brown outfit tone and style with Kate Spade red heels and Louis Vuitton Papillon Damier
This time, I dress according to my mood and try to express myself

I begin to realize how important to know history also feel more passionate to keep learning and knowing more things. Honestly, I feel ashamed… celebrating Valentine’s Day couple times without knowing the story behind it.

Chocolate Valentine's Day: All brown outfit tone and style with Kate Spade red heels and Louis Vuitton Papillon Damier
The overall tone of my outfit and the setting really describe my mood

Do you think there’s a better color than red or pink to describe Valentine’s Day? What do you do and wear on this Valentine’s Day? Share your thoughts in the comments below! 😀  


Will journey in quest of meaning will introduce us to an answer?
Or just let us encounter with other questions?
Is the question an answer?



What is it about New Year that makes people celebrate? What makes it so special? Why can’t we all celebrate death? The beginning of the New Year is the death years that have passed.


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