It’s Valentine’s Day! And to some, this holiday may be cheesy or stupid or corny…but to me it’s one of the most special days of the year. It’s not because of the gifts, or the loving gestures, or even the flowers and hearts (though those are all a plus!) but it’s because in 2005 my husband and I started dating. This year marks 12 years of us being together! We were juniors in high school and after a very romantic dinner at Ruby Tuesday’s (hey we were 16!) I came home to find my bedroom filled with candles that spelled out “PROM?” It amazes me how far we have come from those kids with a kid of our own now.
That’s why I put thought into every Valentine’s Day (with the exception of last year since we had just bought a house!) This year I put together an elegant look that is perfect for date night with your boyfriend or husband. The pink and red combo is bold and fresh, and even though it’s the colors of the holiday, they will also work well when spring finally arrives.
I wore this lace top last summer in an all blush look, but since it is super cold around here I thought I would pair my pink coat over my shoulders. This makes the pink really stand out and also adds an element of sophistication (not to mention warmth!) Also, I’m loving this red pleated midi skirt because it is super comfy and versatile. (Plus is on sale with an additional 40% off at Express!) I also thought the outfit paired well with the 3D floral clutch from Charming Charlie (right now it’s sold out but keep checking because it could come back in stock!) It’s such a statement maker and also has a chain so you can wear it as a shoulder bag.
This Valentine’s Day, dress to the nines and treat your significant other with lots of love!