Hello lovelies! I apologize for being M.I.A. last week; it was Groundhog Day weekend and being from Punxsutawney, I took time to celebrate (plus it was freezing…not great photography weather)! Clearly, Phil was correct when he said six more weeks of winter, but instead of dwelling on the cold, I am focusing on the next holiday; Valentine’s Day! Whether you are going out, staying in, or just riding solo, you can always use a festive outfit. I chose to do a more subtle look for V-Day, wearing a black sweater with hearts, a tulle skirt, some nude pumps with pom poms, a blush purse, and a bubblegum pink coat, too. Okay, I guess “subtle” is all about interpretation! I didn’t want to wear red and pink head-to-toe (even though that is a great color palette), so I added a little black to the mix, all while sticking to a romantic theme. So, keep reading for details on how to do Valentine’s Day the oh so chic way!
Most of us think hearts when we think February 14th, and I just had to reach for my heart sweater. Let’s face it, aside from hearts being down right adorable, they are super festive. I like the fact that this sweater is black because it isn’t too literal and you could definitely wear it all winter long. The nude and blush colored hearts are feminine and neutral, also making this piece very versatile. If you wanted, you could throw on a red or pink blazer/jacket for some color. It is a thin sweater with 3/4 sleeves, so you won’t be too hot if you opt for some layering. The length of the sleeves also allows you to display some arm candy—a bonus if you score a bracelet for Valentine’s Day (hint hint)! It also is more of a cropped style, making it the perfect complement to a high waisted skirt. It is a piece that is stylish and quirky; great for a date night or a night out with friends.
If you want to talk romance this year, talk about tulle. Originating in France in the 18th century, in a city named Tulle (imagine that!), it was characterized by “hexagonal designs.” Now days, you can find tulle everywhere, being used in wedding gowns, veils, skirts, dresses, coats, etc. It is a beautiful fabric that when draped, can provide volume and add interest to a basic piece. Because it is a netting, there is usually some type of lining when tulle is used in skirts. I love how, in my skirt, the underlay is not the same length as the tulle, so you still get some of the sheer quality and a touch of whimsy. The black color allows for the skirt to be ladylike with just a little bit of edge. With the airy fabric and medium length, this skirt tells a story of modern romance.
Okay, so I couldn’t resist donning some pink in honor of Valentine’s Day and also because it is totally my aesthetic. I am a sucker for a coats and color; obviously this piece is a no-brainer. The style of the coat is super flattering as it has a belt that cinches the waist, creating a fit and flare silhouette. Again, talking about the color, this bubblegum pink is so pretty against the rest of the neutral shades of the outfit. Plus, some of the tulle sticks out from underneath, so you can still catch a glimpse of the flirty netting. The bubblegum and blush colors of the coat and purse are in the same color palette, but they also contrast nicely with each other and the entire outfit. Try grabbing an eye-catching coat the next time you head out the door to add a “pop” to your outfit. After all, it doesn’t look like we will be getting rid of the cold weather any time soon in Pennsylvania.
This week, I picked my purse based on the colors I pulled from the sweater. The blush color fits the nude and blush tone hearts, and it lightens up the overall look. Honestly, you would be pleasantly surprised about how versatile a blush colored bag is. Of course, you could always pair this outfit with your favorite black purse, pink purse, or even red purse to be extra festive (it works because the outfit is mostly neutral, and pink and red don’t clash)! To keep my legs warm in the chilly temps, I often throw on a pair of tights because I can’t go all winter without my skirts and dresses. Try black, nude, white, pink, etc.; pretty much any basic color of tights works with this look. For my shoes, I just paired my kitten heel nude pumps with some pom pom clips that, if you read the blog before, you would know I obsess over in the winter. I chose pom poms that are nude with a pinkish tint because pink, nude, and black have been the main focus of the post! I could go on and on about the pom poms, and you can find my pom pom spiels in prior posts (“London’s Calling”), so my final word on them is that they are just super cute. Period.
I hope that you all get into the Valentine’s spirit this year because who doesn’t love a holiday that is all about red and pink (and black!) and hearts?! A V-Day look can easily be created with festive colors you can most likely find in your closet, but if you want to wear your heart on your sweater, just shop the links below! Also, don’t forget the tulle because you can do some sweet talkin’ in it on the 14th! No matter if you have a significant other or not this year, dress up and do you this Valentine’s Day because who needs flowers and chocolates when you have a fab outfit? Wishing you all lots of love for V-Day and everyday! Happy Closet Combing!
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Pom Poms: https://www.hsn.com/products/wendy-williams-2-pack-faux-fur-shoe-clips/8277723?sz=14&sf=FA0241&ac=&utm_source=google&utm_medium=shopping%20engine&utm_term=&utm_campaign=G_PLA_All_Catchall_Generic_All_All&utm_content=9NNHcTPl_pcrid_204334904073_pkw__pmt__pdv_c_slid__pid_8277728&gclid=CjwKCAiAk4XUBRB5EiwAHBLUMUuZGtev7V-8lQj3VhXyyikXyC2H9lpqZUZEQQCOBPr43BHto3nfsxoCXj8QAvD_BwE&dclid=COL_xcTkodkCFeijswod0pwH2g&akamai-feo=off