Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Just a little festive for Valentine's Day

I have never been one to really "plan" a special outfit for Valentine's Day. I would always wear something cute, of course, but never anything purposely "themed."  Even this year, I thought to myself, "I don't have anything festive to wear unless I go shopping." It didn't make sense for me to go spend money on an outfit just for Valentine's Day. Plus, I just don't get that into it.  The hubby and I celebrate it, but we never do anything too over the top.  However, our six month wedding anniversary falls on February 18, so we will celebrate both occasions by doing something special this weekend.

As I was browsing my closet recently, I realized that I could put together multiple cute and festive outfits with items I already had.  So, I went shopping in my closet and decided to share my favorites.  Since Valentine's Day falls on a Thursday this year, I put together two "work to night" options using the same blouse. Depending on how conservative your workplace is, you could always throw a black blazer over the blouse during the day and remove for night, as I plan to do. I also put together two fun weekend options using the same top. None of these outfits scream Valentine's Day, so they are definitely repeatable, which is important to me. Plus, I found an excuse to wear my coral denim pre-spring! So, go shopping in your closet - I'm sure you have multiple options too! I will admit - it is fun to get a little festive!

Work to Night Options

Work to Night Outfit {1} 
Pants - Ann Taylor on sale (or loving the polka dots at Forever 21); Blouse - J.Crew (similar at J.Crew Factory on sale or Forever 21);
Shoes - Banana Republic (similar at Banana Republic - 25% off, at Zappos or clearance at Target);
Necklaces - J.Crew; Bag - Marc by Marc Jacobs (save on similar at Asos); Bracelet - Gigglosophy via Etsy;
Watch - Marc by Marc Jacobs via Nordstrom (similar splurge at Piperlime, save at Macy's or steal at Target)

Work to Night Outfit {2} 
Skirt - Loft (currently 40% off or similar on clearance at Target); Tights - Ann Taylor (currently 40% off or similar at Target);
Clutch - The Limited (similar at Asos); Same blouse, shoes and accessories as #1

Weekend Options

Weekend Outfit {1} 
Colored Denim - Loft; Top - J.Crew (purchased on super final sale for $20, original $128); Shoes - Banana Republic (above); Bag - Marc by Marc Jacobs (above); Bracelets - Bangle from Target (black and gold studded found in store, but similar at Target here), Gold Chain Link from J.Crew Factory (on sale) and Spike from Gigglosophy via Etsy; Watch - Marc by Marc Jacobs (above)

Weekend Outfit {2} 
Velvet Pants - Ann Taylor (on sale); Shoes - Target (found in store on clearance for only $10!);
Clutch - The Limited (above); Same top and accessories as #1

Like I said, I am not one to get too into Valentine's Day, but having some fun outfits planned does make me more excited. What about you? Do you get really into it or are you more low key?  What are you wearing for Valentine's Day?


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