February 16, 2016

Hard to Explain




I'll be the first to admit--I'm a hopeless romantic and am a sucker for Valentine's Day. Gimme all the RomComs, all the flowers, all the sparkles, all the candlelight dinners, and all the moonlight walks on the beach! With all the Valentine's Day vibes out in the world, the idea of romance wandered into my natural thoughts this month. That combined with my recent wanderlust made me obsessed with the idea of wanting a romantic getaway, but Valentine's Day crept up on us this year. We racked our brains to pull together something last minute, but alas even those plans had to be put on hold when I got sick over the long weekend. I was bummed that we couldn't cheers to our love over mojitos and oysters, or window shop on Melrose Avenue, or peruse the Farmers Market in Larchmont, but in the midst of the fever and the food poisoning, I realized that Brandon was showing me the grandest gesture of all: He took care of me. And that's the best kind of Valentine a girl could ask for.


j: project social t t-shirt, bdg porter printed pants, dolce vita kadie booties, mansur gavriel mini bucket bag, raybans round sunglasses c/o sunglasses shop, daniel wellington sheffield watch, h&m hat
b: john varvatos t-shirt, ag jeans, nike roches, toms sunglasses, daniel wellington sheffield watch

As I get older, I'm growing to be less impressed by grand gifts and more impressed by the little moments in our everyday life. Romance is in the everyday: It's there when we're sipping coffee across from each other on Saturday morning after not seeing each other on the weekdays. It's there when we're holding hands while strolling around Old Town Pasadena. It's there when we're eating Korean Tofu in 90 degree weather. It's there when he drives an hour and 40 minutes through LA traffic to eat dinner together on Friday night. It's there when we're giggling over documentaries on bears while snuggling in bed. It's everywhere and it's everywhere everyday.

91 comments:

  1. THAT FIRST PHOTO. I dramatically gasped upon seeing it, just so you know.

    I can't wait to be in LA with you and Brandon soon. Like REALLY SOON. This visit to the west coast has been way over due (and last time didn't count since it was literally for 2 hours).

    And I hope you're feeling much better now after being under Brandon's care. And the little moments are the best moments, because the number of little moments always outweigh the grand gestures and ultimately win in the very end. You two giving me all the feels. <3

    JennifHsieh

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  2. What a great photos!!! Hope u had a great V day!!
    Xo

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  3. great post, jasmine! gorgeous pictures, as always!

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  4. I hope you're better now! I'm glad you have someone who takes care of you!
    Lovely photos, by the way.

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  5. I am a hopeless romantic too, but I totally agree with it being about the smaller, thoughtful moments!
    Sorry to hear you were sick! Hope you still enjoyed time quality time together. ❤️

    xx, Elise
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  6. Oh it's too bad that you got sick! I totally agree--I'm way more into small, thoughtful moments than grand gesturers. Also these photos are stunning!

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  7. Such a sweet post! I hope you are feeling better! Hugs, Kait
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  8. So true! Wise words! It's all about the little things.

    xx Yasmin
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  9. wow great pics

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  10. Me too, I'm a hopeless romantic chick!
    btw, awesome pics!
    Happy Valentines Day!

    xx
    Karen
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  11. Belated Happy Valentines Day! xD
    This was such a lovely read.

    Joyce // Joycentricity

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  12. I love looking at your photos, you find beauty in the simplest things
    xo
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  13. beautiful photos! And I couldn't agree more with everything from this post. My boyfriend, Erdal, and I are now in a long distance relationship (America to Australia - literally halfway across the world from each other) for University so it's taught us to learn about the little things that make our days special, every single day. Not just on occasions like Valentines day!

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  14. Loved the lines in the photos!
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  15. Nice pictures, like the post ;)

    XX

    Mónica Sors

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  16. these pictures are amazing!!
    xo
    vale
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  17. So sorry that you was ill in Valentine's day but the best is that your boyfriend cares about you - this is the best gesture of love!
    Beautiful pictures, as always!:)

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  18. Great post. Well done
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  19. I think it's universal for people to appreciate little moments as compared to grandiose gestures of love. i'm a hopeless romantic myself and enjoy the details in everday life too.

    These photos are gorgeous as usual, Jennifer, I'm obsessed with the grid wall!

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  20. This is so beautiful, I'm sorry your fell ill but you realised some incredible things. That you don't need anything fancy or different to show off your love, that it is present even in the smallest of ways!

    Musings & More

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  21. I couldn't agree more that romance is in our everyday life. I believe all the little moments during the year mean much more than one (even the most perfect) St. Valentine's Day. Get well soon, dear! <3

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  22. You two are just the cutest! Always love all of your pictures I'm glad you had a great Valentine's Day regardless of it creeping up on you!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  23. Lovee the lines and aesthetic of this post! Stunning photos.

    xo,

    Emma
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  24. As usual, I love your photos! I am such a sucker for romance too. I agree though, it's the little regular things that matter.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  25. amazing, amazing photos!!
    Dora www.BangsBang.com

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  26. Your photos are always just so stunning. They tell a story in each post so perfectly. And I agree, the older I get I would much rather have little everyday things than flowers or candy on the ultimate Hallmark holiday know as Valentine's Day :)

    Shauna

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  27. Your photos are always just so stunning. They tell a story in each post so perfectly. And I agree, the older I get I would much rather have little everyday things than flowers or candy on the ultimate Hallmark holiday know as Valentine's Day :)

    Shauna

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  28. Lovely post and photographs! I've been with my mate for almost 4 years and I don't ever expect anything over the top. Embracing the simple moments, as you mentioned, are best :)

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  29. Sorry to hear that you were feeling unwell for V Day but hopefully you have recovered by now. Love your Getty museum pics; went there yesterday to take some shots but they didn't turn out as great a yours. Can't believe that Friday is already in two days :)

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  30. Could not agree more when you say "romance is in the everyday". My bf and I are not about the big show-offy gifts. The greatest gift is simply the time we get to spend together and I cherish that so much! I love this post oh so much. Hoping you had a great Valentine's Day and may everyday be filled with love!

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  31. I couldn't agree more with your post! We also cherish all the happy moments and time spent together and this memory will be with us forever!

    Tanya
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  32. Your photos are incredible ♥

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  33. These photos are exceptional. Totally agree with you, embracing the moments is important.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  34. Beautiful post and photos. You made me want to move to LA, and I am not an LA person (at least I didn't think so).

    From Marin

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  35. Happy Valentine's Day! Well, I guess it's just another day filled with love ;P Loving the lighting in these photos! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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  36. Finding romance in the everyday is so important! Gorgeous photos! Love your hat and sunnies!

    Christina
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  37. This post is too sweet! I'm so glad Brandon was around to take care of you over Valentine's Day weekend. It really is the little moments that matter and you two make such a gorgeous couple!

    -Helen
    Sweet Helen Grace

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  38. wow great pics

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  39. Love all the photos! It's really great! x

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  40. Sorry to hear you were sick but these photos are gorgeous! xo

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  41. I couldn't agree more. Experiences and time are so much more valuable than gifts. Beautiful photography as always!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

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  42. I hope you're feeling better, babe! I totally get what you're saying about the little things meaning more. This Valentine's Day, my hubby cooked me dinner for the occasion for the first time in 10 years and I actually preferred it over a fancy restaurant. It meant more to me that he took the time to plan out the meal and prepare it for me after coming home from work. It was definitely more special :) Thanks so much for sharing you look so beautiful, I adore those pants! I hope you're having a great day so far :)

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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  43. Lovely post! All the pictures are so stunning and I love your outfit in all of them, especially your bag! <3

    The Dazzle Guide

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  44. So nice to read about love. But I like the patterns captured on those stunning photos. Great job.

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  45. glad you still ended up spending time together with him.. at the end of the day, that's what really matters, eh? :)

    lovely snapshots as always, Jasmine. Missing your regular posts!! :D

    Have a great day!
    Animated Confessions

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  46. These pictures are so lovely, so is your style!

    God bless,

    XO, Claire

    Http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.com

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  47. aww...I hope I can find someone so I can have a relationship like yours. until I can always dream. love the photos.

    xoxo,
    geri

    http://everydaylivingnyc.blogspot.com

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  48. Loving your shots lady! The weather and surroundings look absolutely lush. So sorry you weren't feeling well for the long weekend, but it sounds like you guys made the most of it! Hope you're feeling better!

    xo, Alice || a l i c e / T Y P E N U

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  49. Love your writing as well as you pictures! Hope the rest of you month and year is filled with love xx -Maireem

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  50. Love your photos as always.

    So sorry to hear you were sick, but I agree with you, love is the little things you do each day and it doesn't have to be something grand. I hope you're feeling better now!

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  51. I hope you are feeling better now! It sounds like he is quite the gentleman. Glad you were able to see the bright side of your holiday!

    Best,
    Christina

    Looks by Lau

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  53. Being taken care of and looked after by your partner has to be the most important thing at any time of the year, especially Valentine's Day :) Wonderful accompanying images again, by the way - as always!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
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  54. Yes grand gestures are just for chick flicks, in real world moments counts. I'm soo obsessed how you shot these photos.

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    xo, Alyssa

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  55. Great post babe! Love the outfit!

    Hope you’re having an amazing Saturday! Kisses,
    BLOG | TAISLANY

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  56. That's so sweet of him.
    I think loving someone unconditionally is the best gift you can give to someone.

    Lovin the photos.

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  57. Amazing post!!

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  58. Love these beautiful moments!
    xo, Jane
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  59. Awww! This this so sweet! I guess doing things are fun and all, but sometimes you need to have that person to be down to "turn down" with you sometimes. In my personal opinions, dinners at home on days like Valentine's Day are the best.

    PS. these photos are amazing!

    x Van
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  60. hands down breathtaking/perfect/stunning photo series! talk about some on point lighting game<3
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  61. Great post! Cool photos!

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  62. Aw he sounds like a keeper! Hope you're feeling all better!

    Tina
    www.justatinabit.com

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  63. WOW - the first photo needs to be in a photography magazine!
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  64. Awww, this is sweet. It's the little things, ya know?

    My boyfriend and I went and saw Deadpool for Valentine's, hahahahaha. We're obviously really traditional romantics. ;)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  65. So sweet and so right - its about the little gestures that mean a whole lot more than stuff that is purchased from a store. Amazing pics as always!

    Erica
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  66. This post is so sweet and I couldn't agree more! Love is the best gift we could ever have in our life. It's free to give and so priceless to receive! I hope you are feeling better now :) Have a lovely day! xoxo Vivian

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  67. This is such a sweet post! I totally agree that romance happens in the everyday moments! Beautiful photos!

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  68. Aww your boyfriend sounds so wonderful and you are so lucky to have such a guy take care of you! Love the photos!

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  69. Wow!! I love these photos, so stunning!

    Adi xx
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  70. The post is fantastic! I love it so much:)
    Have a nice day!

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  71. Those little moments are definitely the best! It's easy to say or do big gestures, but the small things in between when you're not trying hard really show how you feel.

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  72. All of these pictures are so good! So many people get caught up in wanting to "do" something for Valentine's. I'll admit I felt kinda similarly disappointed this year because my fiance was too busy to do something nice for me the way he did in past years. I may or may not have thrown a bit of a hissy fit. But what's ultimately important is what happens in the day to day, every day and not just on this one day a year! And having someone to take care of you on your off days is the best feeling.

    xx freshfizzle

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  73. Awesome pics! You guys are super cute :)

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  74. Sorry you got sick on valentines day, but I'm glad you have a wonderful person who took care of you! Stay well :)

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  75. Oh I love your photos!!

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  76. Your pants!!! I'm in love with them
    x,Abril
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  77. The photos are pretty awesome!!

    Just followed you on instagram & bloglovin! :)

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  78. This is honestly the sweetest thing I've read in a while
    I couldn't agree more, there's so much love in the little things that they become so much more important than the big gestures, sounds like you're enjoying the perfect romance

    Beautiful beautiful shots, what a brilliant eye!

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  79. I appreciate the composition of your photos. Wonderful perspectives and light accents. They are full of life.

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  80. he little romance is what makes strong relationships. Looks like you both had a great time and cool photography.

    xx Falasha
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  81. Great images xx Lovely post

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  82. Hi Jasmine,

    I see you haven't posted in a while as well. I hope everything is going great for you. :)

    It's kind of funny because I actually tend to remember more of the more everyday and boring things in my relationship like watching movies together or just bike rides around the neighborhood. I think they stand out to me more because they occur so often and are associated with warmth and happiness. I guess I'm kind of like Russell from Up. I like the boring stuff LOL.

    I hope you're having a great day and I hope we'll see you soon! :)

    Minimalist Gal

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