My Blue Valentine

bijuleni-space46boutique-tulle-skirt

bijuleni-space46boutique-tulle-skirt

bijuleni-space46boutique-tulle-skirt

bijuleni-space46boutique-tulle-skirt

bijuleni-space46boutique-tulle-skirt

bijuleni-space46boutique-tulle-skirt

bijuleni-space46boutique-tulle-skirt

bijuleni-space46boutique-tulle-skirt

bijuleni-space46boutique-tulle-skirt

Sweater: Zara similar | Skirt: Space 46 Boutique similar | Heels: Jcrew similar

Valentine’s Day. Such a great celebration of love. A year’s sum of love, celebrated in just one little day. Oh, Romantic love. Eons and eons it has tortured many, but has also brought joy to broken hearts. But there is a greater love in our lives which we tend to put aside, and essentially never really designate a date to celebrate all of its grand gestures to us. This is the type of love we also tend to minimize and sometimes sadly it is a love we may never discover. The love for our own selves. 

We are so eager to find someone that will surround us with love and give us that little spark in our hearts. We have submerged ourselves into this idea that we need to be loved and cherished by someone else that we forget to love ourselves. And this is the most important love you will ever meet.

People will say, you cannot love someone else unless you love yourself. I do not believe in such philosophy. You can love someone else plenty without loving yourself. But what changes is the way you behave within that relationship. For if you do not love yourself, you will not respect yourself and you will not voice you needs. A relationship is like a play in which you want to be an active member and not just part of the audience. Love yourself first and foremost to ensure you are an actor in your own play.

The only person that will give you exactly what you want is yourself. You know what you want, you know what you need, you know what will make you happy and what will not. Romantic love will embellish your life, but you do not need romantic love to bloom. Let’s learn to love what is within first. Be kind to your inner core, understanding to your needs, give your wants a little joy, be forgiving to the mistakes you have made, be loving towards the image you see in the mirror. The blue valentine is your true valentine. Be content with what is within first because that is what is of essence on Valentine’s Day.

But let’s voice the truth…It is not easy to love yourself. There will be days you will hate yourself, but when you do remember your inner core is counting on you for some love.

What is you greatest love?

16 Comments

  1. Gabriella Mary Angela
    February 11, 2016 /

    Such true words! I love your openness, Eleni. These pictures are stunningxx Gabriella pastelsandpastries.com

  2. Joëlle | La Petite Noob
    February 11, 2016 /

    Such a beautiful outfit, and beautiful words. Happy almost-Valentine's Day!JoëlleLa Petite Noob

  3. Theano L.
    February 12, 2016 /

    Amazing pics sweetie and such an awesome outfit, totally perfect for a romantic date!! Love the combo of navy blue and beige! Wonderful! 🙂 p.s I have exactly the same skirt in pink!!! ;)Theano Fashionizein

  4. Katie Howell
    February 12, 2016 /

    You are so adorable Eleni! Amazing read – you are so wise!! <3 hope to see you soon – keep killing it! xoxo

  5. Stripes n Vibes
    February 12, 2016 /

    As I said on the Insta you remind me of a Marlyn on this photo! Absolutely love the mix of soft girly skirt and embellished top! Wishing you wonderful long weekend Eleni! Tanyawww.StripesNVibes.comBlogLovin

  6. Abigail Castro
    February 13, 2016 /

    This look is beyond gorgeous! Love how you paired the feminine skirt with the sweater :)xo,Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

    • John Hamlen
      February 26, 2016 /

      I agree. That skirt and top, and the setting for the photos are beyond gorgeous.

  7. Amanda Brezovsky
    February 13, 2016 /

    This is such a beautiful cozy vlaentines day outfit and you look stunning! Is this in your new apartment?? Im absolutely loving the windows and chaise lounge. You nailed it right on the head too. What you said reminded me of what Carrie Bradshaw has said about the greatest relationship ypu have is with yourself and its so true. Wishing you a happy Valentine's day weekend!amandabrezovsky.com

  8. Kristiana
    February 13, 2016 /

    Beautiful words from an equally beautiful lady. Hope you're having a lovely weekend!Kris | Love. Loft. Life.

  9. Jackie
    February 15, 2016 /

    This is a beautiful post and a beautiful outfit. I hope you're having a happy Valentine's!JackieSomething About That

  10. JustPorsh
    February 24, 2016 /

    Great post!Beautiful pictures.You look great.

  11. Izabela Nair
    February 24, 2016 /

    This is such a lovely post and look.www.mydailywear.co.uk

  12. Ivana Jeknić
    February 25, 2016 /

    What an amazing look, you look so elegant and so chic..skirt is beautiful xoxohttp://thefurthestthingfromperfect.blogspot.com/

  13. Sophia Biffi
    February 25, 2016 /

    This outfit is fantastic! Love the skirt and especially your shoes!!!Sophiahttp://sophiasfashionsecrets.blogspot.com

    • John Hamlen
      February 25, 2016 /

      I agree. Fantastic!

  14. John Hamlen
    February 25, 2016 /

    Lovely photos,a pretty outfit in a nice setting.

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