Tuesday, February 10, 2015

3 Valentine's Day Outfit Ideas

Valentine's Day is just another excuse to dress up. Sure it's about love too, but its in the middle of February and when it's as cold as it has been I am excited to find any reason to dress cute. I put together these three simple outfits using pieces already in my closet. There is no reason to spend a lot on your outfit especially considering how much will be spent on dinner, movie tickets, etc. A little creativity can go a long way.

1. Red Tights - This one is so simple. Red tights automatically make any outfit that much more interesting. I love this BB Dakota dress that I got at a consignment shop for $15. It's form fitting and perfect for a fancy dinner date.

Kohl's Scarf / BB Dakota Dress via Avalon Exchange / Hue Tights / Old Navy Boots
2. Mix and Match Pinks and Reds - There are a lot of ways to combine various shades of pinks and reds. I went with this hot pink top and a maroon skirt for an interesting and bright contrast. I like this outfit for a work party or meeting up with girlfriends for drinks.

Ann Taylor Top / The Limited Skirt / Franco Sarto Boots / Illy Couture Necklace

3. Use Unconventional Red Patterns - Everyone automatically goes for the heart shape and polka dot patterns when it comes to Valentine's Day, but I think a buffalo plaid scarf paired with simple black and white really pops! This outfit is perfect for ice skating in the park or a cozy night in.

Gap Men's Scarf / Loft Top / James Jeans / Calvin Klein Shoes

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Peplum Sweater

Details: The Limited Peplum Sweater / Consigned J.Crew skirt / Franco Sarto Boots / Banana Republic necklace / Jennifer and Grace blouse via Marshalls / Michael Kors watch and cuff

Winter sure loses its appeal quickly. One minute you are making snow angels, the next minute you are driving to work cursing the skies. I feel the same way about winter outfits. I've been trying to keep things fresh lately, but that poses a challenge when the only chance of staying warm is to pile on the layers. For me that often turns into the same look over and over again. Sweater, button down skirt, repeat. When I found this peplum sweater in the clearance section at the Limited, I knew it would provide that small amount of variety I needed to really up my sweater game. How are you keeping things fresh?




On Gratitude

Details: $7 Thrifted Limited Dress ( Similar ), Nordstrom Hinge Ankle Boots , Loft Necklace ( Similar ), Target Tights ( Similar...