In honor of Valentine’s Day (tomorrow) – the holiday that everyone loves to hate/hates to love – I put together a pink and red outfit that’s bursting with V-Day spirit. Even though it’s pretty corny/nerdy to theme-dress for holidays, I have always loved the combination of red and pink and February 14th has become a great excuse to wear it. I took these photos on a surprisingly warm day, but of course going bare-legged tomorrow night would be terrible (it’s supposed to snow…again). Even so, a warmer variation of this outfit would still be perfect for date night, or a night out with your girlfriends. I think a bright fit-and-flare dress works for winter when you layer a simple sweater over it (love the J.Crew Tippi sweater – it comes in a million colors). Plus, it helps tone down the look if you’re just going out to dinner. I turned the hem of my sweater under and clipped it in the back to keep my waist defined. Paired with simple rose gold jewelry, a leopard clutch and some killer metallic pumps – it’s an outfit that hints at sexy without trying too hard. Right?
To be honest, I’ve been battling a miserable cold this week – so my hopes for a romantic Valentine’s Day aren’t super high (just hoping to enjoy a dinner out, without a box of tissues in hand). Regardless of how you decide to celebrate/not celebrate tomorrow night, I hope you get a chance to dress up and hang out (with friends, a boyfriend, a husband, parents – doesn’t matter, as long as there’s some alcohol and chocolate involved). Have a happy one.
Sweater: J.Crew Tippi Sweater // Dress: c/o Amanda Uprichard hot pink bowery dress // Clutch: Clare Vivier leopard haircalf // Shoes: Jimmy Choo Anouk pumps (holographic gold here) // Sunglasses: Warby Parker The Everett // Jewelry: Alex Mika infinity ring in rose gold, EF Collection Pavé zig zag ring, Love Ring (diamond version here; budget-friendly version here), KC Designs ‘XO’ Ring Set, Vince Camuto chevron necklace, Jules Smith Americana bangle, Michael Kors rose gold Lexington watch
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