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What to Wear Wednesday: Valentine’s Day

Whether you’re celebrating with a significant other, a few girlfriends, or have no plans and just like to dress festive, I have three Valentine’s Day outfits for inspiration below.

Casual

This would be a great outfit to wear to work, school, or a casual Valentine’s date. I love incorporating pinks and reds into a Valentine’s day outfit and this pink sweater is such a fun shade. I like the main pop of color being the pink sweater while toning down the rest of the outfit, including the shoes. Subtle feminine details like pearls and the ruffle collar make it even more lady-like.

Dressy

Most Valentine’s Day dates would fall into this category – something a little more dressed up than your usual date night outfit. I went with a fancier sweater that has pink jewels on it, pink drop earrings, and kitten heels with bows. Skirts and dresses are always a go-to when you want to dress polished, and soft details will tie it all together. The main look of this outfit is on the neutral side but I brought in pink feminine touches to make it Valentine appropriate.

Formal

This is the fanciest of all the Valentine’s Day dates – such as a night at the symphony, an evening at a gala, or an extravagant five star restaurant. Time to pull out your favorite dress paired with elegant accessories to complete your look. I love that this dress brings moody florals to life on a stunning silhouette of fuller skirt. It’s the perfect pairing of red and pink!

 

What’s your favorite Valentine look? What are you wearing on Valentine’s Day?

 

Past post on Valentine’s Day outfits.

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What to Wear on Valentine’s Day

Even before I was dating my now husband, I’ve always enjoyed Valentine’s Day, especially dressing for the holiday. You don’t have to go overboard with pinks and reds, but you shouldn’t be afraid of doing so either. Life is more fun when you have fun with your outfit!

You should be able to choose an outfit from what you already own in your closet for Valentine’s Day. I’m going to go over three different levels of Valentine’s day outfits and give tips as to what I think you can look for to put together your own ensemble.

IMG_6617Casual

I remember one year, both Joe and I had to work Valentine’s day evening, so we went out to a nice breakfast spot and celebrated there. It was casual, but still lovely and a wonderful way to spend time together. If you have a casual Valentine’s Day date, or you don’t have anything in particular going on but still want to dress for the day, I suggest adding a subtle color and accents to what you’d normally wear. I chose this light pink oxford and made it extra feminine by pairing it with a floral silk scarf. Of course curls are a very romantic style for your hair.

IMG_6618Dressy Casual

Most Valentine’s Day dates may fall into this category as they may not be too casual, but also not formal. I think a dress is always the way to go for these occasions, and pops of color like my pink belt and purse tie the Valentine’s Day look into this versatile, striped dress. Look for a good base dress and add feminine details from there.

 

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Formal

Joe and I have gone to the symphony on more than one occasion for our Valentine’s Day date. Events such as the symphony, a play,  or a fancy restaurant may call for an outfit a little more formal than a regular dress. While most ladies are fans of the “little black dress”, I’d much rather wear color (especially in the dull winter). This red dress is a perfect Valentine’s Day look for a formal event, but I think a gold dress would look gorgeous as well.

What are you wearing on Valentine’s Day?

Sending Valentines

I love sending snail mail and valentines are no exception. Some years I have hand made valentines, but in the past few years I’ve bought kits and it’s worked out really well. You don’t have to send them to everyone you know, just a few friends and family members that you know would appreciate the thoughtfulness.

It’s not too late to buy your valentines to get ready to send them out next week. My top picks are Rifle Paper Co, Paper Source, and then Michael’s (in-store).

IMG_9391I made these valentines two years ago, but I recommend buying the kit. They took forever to make, but they turned out great!

Screen Shot 2015-02-05 at 10.19.11 AMLast year I sent these paper airplane inspired valentines. It was a kit from Michael’s, and I believe it was the Martha Stewart brand.

IMG_6496This year I’m sending these Rifle Paper Co postcards. They shipped really fast and have really cute details even on the back of the postcard. They have many other designs that are just are cute as this one.

 

Do you send out valentines? Do you buy them or make them yourself?