Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

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Happy February, everyone! It’s officially the month of looooove, so it’s time to stop procrastinating and start thinking about what to get your person. So whether that’s your S.O., your bestie, or even a Galentine’s Day gift exchange (hey that sounds fun can I come?!), I’ve got you covered. Check out my picks below!

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  • ban.do Tumbler – Staying hydrated has never been so easy (or cute).
  • Hanky Panky Bralette – For those of you looking for a more “traditional” gift. How adorable is that bow?!
  • YSL Lipstick – The perfect pink for your Valentine’s date.
  • ban.do Tote Bag – Can’t go wrong with something covered in hearts!
  • Kate Spade Clutch – Lipstick: yes. Clutch: yes. Put them both together? All the heart eyes.
  • Diptique Candle – I don’t know about y’all, but me and bank account have gotten in major fights about these candles. Save me from the groveling and buy one for me?
  • Baublebar Studs – I have these and wear them all year long!
  • Chanel Nail Polish – Simple, pretty, classic. Insider tip: grab a couple more colors, a pretty piece of jewelry, and a bag of candy, then throw it all in the tumbler for a quick and easy gift she’ll love.
  • Sonix iPhone Case – Why have just one iPhone case when you can have five? This one is too much fun!
  • Dior Perfume – I usually write this off as a pretty boring present for other holidays, but I give perfume two thumbs up as a Valentine’s Day gift. It feels sort of romantic and old-fashioned. Or something.
  • Marysia Swim Bikini – Have a vacation with your sweetheart coming up? Win Valentine’s Day with this sweet suit.
  • Hunter Boots – If she doesn’t have Hunter Boots, she wants some. If she already has some, she wants another color. It’s like giving a mouse a cookie all over again, y’all.

If your beau keeps asking what you want, send him a link to this post for foolproof shopping that keeps the surprise factor alive. Thanks for reading! ❤

Photo: Catherine Ann Photography

Too Cool for School

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Back to school shopping has brought me an absurd amount of joy ever since I can remember. Despite the fact that I’ve been out of school for a couple years now, “back to school” clothes have and will always be a thing. Just because we’ve graduated college (*tear*) doesn’t mean we can’t get excited about pencil pouches, new backpacks, and a fresh pair of sneakers. I mean if you think about it, we’re kind of getting the best deal here – we get to buy pretty planners and fun keychains, but we don’t have to do homework. Ever again. So in your face, kids.

To celebrate the beginning of another school year, the unofficial beginning of fall, and festive shopping, I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorite back to school gear that will have you dying to sharpen a pencil. Can’t you just hear the lunch bell ringing?

  • Leopard Print Baseball Cap: Cover up your bed head while still looking effortlessly chic. Does it get any better than that? Oh yeah, the fact that it’s only $11.
  • Frends Headphones: Be the cool kid on the bus with these babies. I think I include these in pretty much every shopping guide I’ve ever posted, but can you blame me?
  • Warby Parker Glasses: Nerdy chic has never looked so good with these spectacles. Don’t have a prescription? Your secret is safe with me (and Warby Parker).
  • Fur Keychain: Fashionistas everywhere are rocking fun keychains on handbags, backpacks – you name it. Hang this merlot-hued fur keychain from your favorite bag for a playful fall twist.
  • Distressed Cognac Backpack: From the tassel zipper to that perfectly distressed (faux) leather, this backpack is everything.
  • White Marble Backpack: Look like every blogger’s insta backgrounds with this white marble backpack! Yes, I’m just bitter that I don’t have marble countertops.
  • Black Quilted Backpack: Chic, classic, and a little edgy, this backpack could even be work-appropriate.
  • Rifle Paper Co. Agenda: Everyone’s favorite floral print, now on a planner. Need I say more?
  • I Am Very Busy Agenda: Pencil in your events and appointments in style, you busy bee. Also comes in pink & rose gold! *insert heart eyes emoji here*
  • Striped Travel Mug: Is anyone else a serious sucker for these ban.do mantras? This travel mug is perfect for back to school and will remind you that you’re awesome. Even if you didn’t really do your best.
  • Polka Dot Travel Mug: For those of you who want a travel mug that doesn’t talk to you. You know I can’t resist those polka dots, Kate Spade!
  • Essie Fall 2015 Mini Four-Pack: Essie’s newest seasonal collection makes my basic little heart happy. Try out the top colors above, or check out the full collection here.
  • New Balance 620 Sneakers: As someone whose feet cry after an hour in heels, I’m a big fan of the sneaker craze right now. Bonus points if they’re in festive fall colors like this pair!
  • Daniel Wellington Watch: What would back to school shopping be without a shiny new timepiece? If you’re ready to graduate from your Michael Kors, pick up one of these – I promise you won’t regret it.
  • Stay Focused Pencil Pouch: More words of encouragement from ban.do, and very fitting when you have crippling ADD.
  • Assorted Pen Set: Because you need cute pens and pencils to put in your cute pencil pouch, duh.
  • Metallic Hair Ties: Ponytails don’t have to be limited to workouts. Channel your 4th grade self (and shave off a few minutes of your morning routine) with a pretty pony.

So can we all just agree to never stop back to school shopping? Even though I’m kind of always back to school shopping? I’m not going to apologize, because buying cute pens will never not be fun. Happy first day of school/work/unofficial fall, y’all!

What to Wear on Valentine’s (& Galentine’s!) Day

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Can you believe it’s almost Valentine’s Day? Ugh I know, #shitgirlssay, but seriously! This day of lurrrrve falls on a Saturday this year (!) so you can make all kinds of plans. However, the thing about plans is that they come with many outfit decisions. Bummer. Lucky for you, I adore the commercialism of Valentine’s Day a regretful amount and like to spend my time decorating my apartment with hearts and candy and curating festive yet subtle V-Day outfits. YOU’RE WELCOME. See what you think below!

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Who says you have to wear pink or red on Valentine’s Day? This year, opt for a pale lavender instead. Not only is lavender having a major moment right now, but it’s such a breath of fresh air from those obvious V-Day colors. I’m so in love with this precious scalloped shift dress – it’s feminine, flattering and oh-so perfect for a date with your boo thang. Slip on some delicate nude heels (currently having a love affair with Shoemint), accessorize with a pastel statement necklace and a little heart ring, then top off the look with kissable pink lips and bright red nails – hey, I didn’t say there would be no pink and red at all. Before you head out the door, spritz on your most romantic perfume (one of my faves is Chance) and you’re good to go.

Scalloped Dress: Tobi | Nude Heels: Shoemint | Necklace: Loft | Ring: Aurelie Bidermann | Lip Gloss: NYX (Tea Rose) | Nail Lacquer: Essie (Lollipop) | Perfume: Chanel (Chance)

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If you don’t celebrate Galentine’s Day, you need to make it a tradition starting now. According to Queen Leslie Knope, Galentine’s Day takes place on February 13th every year and gives you the chance to celebrate the real loves of your life, your lady friends. Me and my galz typically drink margs and eat our body weight in Mexican food, but to each her own. ANYWAY, since there will be no boys there to judge your weird trendy outfit #storyofmylife, break out all the fun fads – graphic tees, distressed boyfriend jeans (the ones above are called “ex-boyfriend jeans” – teehee), a peplum leather jacket… The possibilities are endless. Accessorize with some festive two-tone pumps, colorful cluster studs, and pretty gold jewelry. (Sidenote: I just got that Gorjana bracelet in my Rocksbox and I CANNOT stop wearing it – more on that soon.) If you’re really feeling sassy, and I hope that you are, go bold with a neon pink lip. My coworker (hi Liz) always wears the most incredible lipsticks and introduced me to NYX matte lipstick in ‘Shocking Pink’ – and it has kind of changed my life. It’s the perfect bright Barbie pink and stays on for 234809258 hours. Bonus: if you’re looking a little hungover tired in the morning, swipe some on and you’ll immediately look awake and alive, even if you feel like death. Wait, why am I talking about death in my Valentine’s Day post?

Graphic Tee: Nylon | Boyfriend Jeans: AG Adriano Goldschmied | Peplum Jacket: H&M | Two-tone Pumps: Shoemint | Cluster Studs: Kate Spade | Bracelet: Gorjana | Rings: Gorjana | Lipstick: NYX (Shocking Pink)

Okay so now that your outfit is taken care of, it’s time to think about a valentine card to give your person. It can also double as a gift if it’s frame-worthy and you’re poor (aka me). Whether it’s for your best pal, your fam, or your dude, here are a few of my favorite *not your average* valentines:

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Thanks for reading, guys – you’re all my valentines ❤

What to Wear on New Years Eve

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Still racking your brain for what to wear for New Years Eve tonight? Take a look at my picks below.

Trendy & Fun
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Two words: sequin joggers. Comfy yet chic, these babies are the perfect sparkly piece for your NYE outfit. Keep the rest of the outfit simple with a classic white tank, tailored blazer, and black pumps. Jazz it up some more with a fringe clutch, these fab statement earrings with a pop of neon, a spike ring, and neon pink lips. And because you have to know when the clock is about to strike twelve, throw on this gold Kate Spade watch.

White Tank | Sequin Joggers | Black Blazer | Black Pumps | Fringe Clutch | Statement Earrings | Gold Watch | Spike Ring | Neon Lipstick

Classic & Girlie
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Feathers are going to be huge this New Years, and this Cynthia Rowley feather skirt makes my heart go pitter pat. Pair with a bow tie blouse, black booties, a gold glitter clutch, these fun earrings with a burst of cobalt, and a gold pave ring. To top it off, swipe on a pinky nude lipstick and go with a deep purple mani. Good to go!

Bow Blouse | Feather Skirt | Black Booties | Glitter Clutch | Statement Earrings | Pave Ring | Nude Lipstick | Plum Nails

Edgy & Sexy
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Going for more of an edgy look for the most overrated holiday ever? Go for this sexy lace number from For Love and Lemons. Accessorize with nude pumps (bonus points for studs), a brightly colored clutch like the mermaid-inspired one above, some spike earrings, and that killer double ring. Top it off with some dark lips and black nails, and you’re ready to take on 2015 in style.

Lace Dress | Rockstud Pumps | Sequin Crossbody | Spike Earrings | Snake Double Ring | Plum Lipstick | Black Nails

What are you wearing tonight?

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Color of the Moment: Navy

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One color that I just can’t get enough of this summer is navy blue. Whether you’re going for a sweet & nautical look with a navy striped sweater or a dark & sultry look with a navy jumpsuit, this hue is hitting it out of the park this season. Navy goes with absolutely everything, it’s flattering on everyone, and it’s a great alternative to black for the warmer months. I kind of consider navy as black’s friendlier sister.

Another great thing about navy is that it’s the perfect color to transition from summer to fall. I know, I know, we aren’t ready to talk about fall yet — but around this point in the summer I try to stop buying such summery clothes and focus on getting more transitional pieces. Yes that neon floral skater skirt is adorable now, but am I going to be wearing it past Labor Day? Probs not.

I’m not trying to say navy is the new black (nothing ever will be), I’m just saying it’s close. Check out some of my favorite navy picks below!
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Where to find:

  1. Tribal print clutch
  2. Drop earrings
  3. Watch
  4. Gel eyeliner
  5. Playsuit
  6. Nail lacquer
  7. Sneakers
  8. Crop top
  9. Leather bag

What colors have you been craving recently?

(image source: womenfashionistas.blogspot.com, withlovefromkat.com, carolina-prep.tumblr.com, sheinside.com, pinterest)

Trend Watch: Tropical Print

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One of the biggest trends of this season is tropical print everything. A fun, summery spin on classic floral (also huge right now), tropical print has been everywhere from the runway to Forever 21. If you can get past your dad’s old Hawaiian shirts and cheesy beach motel decor from the 90s, this will be your favorite fad of the summer. Something about it just makes me want to lay in a hammock on an island somewhere and sip a piña colada out of a coconut. Can’t you just hear the steel drums? Just me? K.

Ready to dive in to this trend like it’s the infinity pool at your Caribbean resort? Try it with a statement piece like a romper, skirt, or high-waisted pants. If you’re a little more hesitant, test it out with accessories first, such as jewelry, shoes, or your iPhone case. Another way to ease into the island-inspired trend is to rock a pineapple print. Pineapples are all over the place this summer and I’m not mad about it. Try this fruity fad with some of the pieces pictured above, such as the adorable clutch or fun crop top.

So let’s pretend that back-to-school commercials aren’t already on and rock this warm-weather trend until the leaves change. Except leaves don’t really change in Charleston, awk.

Where to find: romper (casual) | flats | pineapple bag | iPhone case | trousers | swimsuit | crop top | scrunchie | toucan studs | pencil skirt | romper (dressy)

Want to browse more tropical print items? Stores such as Asos, Topshop, H&M, and Nasty Gal are all about the “just-got-back-from-vacay” look right now — so much so that it was hard to even narrow it down to my selection above!

What To Wear On July 4th

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The 4th of July is THIS weekend, people, so it’s definitely not too soon to be planning your outfit(s). Similar to your Memorial Day ensemble, you want to look patriotic but not over-the-top, adorable yet effortless, and totally unique at the same time. Usually my WTW posts have several outfit options based on what your plans are, but I feel like we’re all pretty much on the same page for Independence Day. Day drinking in a friend’s backyard or out on the boat/beach/pool, followed by a night out — if you can wake up from your mid-afternoon Budweiser/sunburn induced coma-nap, that is.

Because we all basically do the same thing on the 4th, I created outfits based on the look you’re going for. So whether you want to wErQ a new trend, go with a classic all-American girl feel, or anything in between, I gotchu.

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This outfit combines a few major trends in a completely effortless, breezy way that says “oh I just threw this on in five minutes” (even if it took you 2 hours to get ready). I’m a huge sucker for the “all white everything” look, so I picked a casual white crochet halter dress and white, metal-plated sandals. Head-to-toe white is v huge for summer, as are metallics — so putting them together is pretty much magical. I topped off the outfit with blue mirrored sunnies, a floral crossbody, midi rings, and red lips. This look combines a bunch of super trendy pieces, but in a way that doesn’t look like you’re trying way too hard. It’s also just patriotic enough (but not Uncle Sam status), making it a good option for those who want to be subtly festive.

Playful & Fun
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This look is perfect for a backyard BBQ with your frandz — it’s cute, trendy and fun, and not overly patriotic. I started off the look with overall shorts, which are everywhere right now, then paired them with a cropped crochet bustier and adorable red bow flats. To accessorize, I went with heart-shaped sunnies, summery lemon wedge earrings, and red nails.

Classic Americana
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If you’re going for total all-American girl, this is the look for you. Throw on a vintage Coca-Cola tank, find some flag cutoffs on Etsy (or DIY your own with my quick & easy tutorial here!), then top it off with a red bandana headband, tortoiseshell clubmasters, and these trendy, white slip-on sandals. This easy outfit is ideal for day drinking, bar crawling, worn overtop of your swimsuit at a pool party — you name it. Cue Tom Petty.

Glam Firecracker

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This is a great look if you’re skipping the daytime activities and want a sexier outfit for a night on the town. I found this red hot romper that’s perfect for the 4th, then paired it with nude cutout heels and a bedazzled clutch. As for accessories, I chose deep blue drop earrings, a rose gold snake ring (that I need immediately), festive nail polish, and navy blue eyeliner that will pop against the red romper amazingly.

Preppy Chic
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If you’re looking to take the more classic/preppy route, I’m in love with this mismatched prints ensemble. If it looks familiar, it’s because I took a similar outfit from my Memorial Day post and amped it up with a more summertime vibe. I just can’t get enough of this chambray top and felt the need to use it again — this time with red and white striped shorts and tan wedges. To top it off, I went with good old fashioned aviators, a simple crossbody bag, nautical knot studs, a classic gold watch, and bright white nails.

Which look is your favorite? Comment below!

Where to find:
crochet dress | white sandals | blue aviators | floral crossbody | midi rings | red lipstick
overall shorts | crochet bustier | bow flats | heart sunnies | lemon earrings | nail lacquer
crop top | flag cutoffs | tortoiseshell clubmasters | red bandana | white sandals
ruffle romper | cutout heels | sequin clutch | drop earrings | snake ring | navy eyeliner | nail lacquer
chambray top | striped shorts | tan wedges | black aviatorstan crossbody | knot studs | gold watch | nail lacquer

Big Bees + Little Bees

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If you’ve ever heard the phrase “you’ve got a bee in your bonnet,” you probably have a few Southern relatives and/or you’re a lot like me. This idiom just means that you’re obsessing over something you can’t get out of your head. Growing up, my mom often said this to me and my sisters, and it was almost always about shopping. One of us had most likely seen something adorable at a store and didn’t buy it, then spent the rest of the day talking about how we needed to go back and get it. Different scenarios include: seeing something online for 40% off and thinking/talking about it until you order it, or asking a girl at Starbucks where she got her dress and then worrying if the boutique still has it, when you’ll have time to get there, etc. Some may call this “OCD” or “a shopping addiction,” but welcome to your new favorite euphemism, a bee in your bonnet.

My sisters and I took this to a whole new level by making lists of the bees in our respective bonnets, based on how much we needed them. These lists soon became “Big Bees” and “Little Bees.” Big Bees are items you need RIGHT THIS INSTANT, like that necklace on sale, the newest Naked palette, or a dress for an upcoming event. Little Bees aren’t as crucial, or are more long-term, expensive items that you know are a little unrealistic to purchase right away. I once even made a “Queen Bees” list of things I needed like yesterday, but that got too dangerous. I keep my bees lists as notes on my phone so that when I’m shopping, I don’t buy (too many) things I don’t need; I can focus on getting things that I know I’ve been wanting. Call me crazy, but it (probably) totally saves money — or just makes me want more things, whatever.

When there’s a major holiday coming up such as Christmas or, more importantly, one of our birthdays, my sisters and I sometimes ask each other to share our bees lists to get gift ideas. See? It’s a good idea and you know it. You’ve probably even stopped reading this and are making lists of your own. Check out my bees below!
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Big Bees:

  • Neon Blazer: Imagine this neon pink number layered on top of a white summer dress. Need I say more?
  • Floral Skater Skirt: Floral print is huge for spring/summer 2014, and skater skirts are having a major moment as well. Pair them both together and it’s magic.
  • Nala Necklace: An elephant charm meets an initial pendant. Moon and Lola, you’ve done it again.
  • Cute One-Piece: One-pieces no longer have to mean you’re overweight and/or have had 12 kids. I saw this one last week at the Marysia Swim event and it gave me a serious bee in my bonnet.
  • Mint Workout Pants: I feel like these will give me the motivation to work out. If not, they’ll make great pants to catch up on my DVR.
  • Drop Earrings: The only earrings I wear are studs aka I need to up my game.
  • Essie Fashion Playground: My favorite hue from Essie’s Spring 2014 Collection and possibly one of her best names yet.
  • Summer Maxi Dress: Bright colors, fun print, and a back cutout? I will live in this dress this summer.
  • Palazzo Pants: I’ve been searching for the perfect palazzos that don’t make me look like a clown at the circus — these could be it.
  • Cutout Sandals: How stunning would these be with my skater skirt? They’re basically a package deal.
  • Everyday Wedge: My wedges have seen better days; they’ve been through college parties, walked infinite distances on shopping trips and to/from the bar… It’s time to swap them out for these beauties.
  • Black Sun Hat: Recently I’ve been afraid of wrinkled/the sun, so this is a responsible investment. Also, picture it with the black one-piece — so chic it hurts.
  • Fit Bit: If I had this, I’d be able to tell you the exact quantitative data for the “infinite distances” mentioned above.
  • Printed Crop Top: This is perhaps a want, not a need, but just look at it!

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Little Bees:

  • Mirrored Ray Ban Aviators: I do already have Ray Ban aviators, demoting these to the Little Bees list, but they’re beautiful and I need them so they’re on here.
  • Mara Hoffman Dress: I’m recently obsessed with everything Mara Hoffman. I saw this marvelous maxi at Charleston Fashion Week and I’ve been daydreaming about it ever since.
  • Louis Vuitton Speedy: Of course I have enough purses, so this isn’t a time-sensitive Bee, but it’s something I need at some point.
  • Tailored Chambray Shirt: I have an oversized chambray shirt that I pretty much live in, but I want a more tailored one that can be dressed up a little more.
  • Everyday Sandals: During the summer, I whittle my poor sandals down to scraps. I need a good, sturdy pair to replace some of my borderline-broken ones when that fateful time comes.
  • Nars Lipstick in Schiap: I’ve been meaning to try this color forever, but my lips kind of hate lipstick so it will remain a Little Bee until my dermatologist can work her magical healing powers.
  • Michael Kors Chain Link Watch: I’ve had the blonde tortoise MK watch for years, but I’m over it. Don’t you wish Michael had a trade-in option?!
  • Perfect Trench: This is something every woman needs. Not a pressing issue, but sometime in the near to distant future.
  • Long Necklace: I recently realized that I only buy short, bib-type necklaces. Perfect excuse to get more jewelry!
  • Black Jumpsuit: This will be perfect to dress up or down this summer — I just haven’t found the right one.
  • Big Girl Camera: This big-ticket item should probably be moved up to my Big Bees list. I’m a blogger for goodness sake — this is a necessity.
  • They’re Real Mascara: I’ve heard amazing things about this mascara but I’m waiting until my current mascara runs out to purchase. See guys, I’m frugal!
  • David Yurman Buckle Bracelet: I really want this, but it’s way overpriced a little expensive, so it will have to sit in purgatory as a Little Bee until I win the lottery.
  • Valentino Rockstud Slingbacks: See “lottery” comment.

This blog post may make you think I’m a materialistic shopaholic, but no, I’m just a fashion blogger. We possess the blessing/curse of having to think about this stuff. I just think these lists are a great way to organize my wants & needs so I don’t buy unnecessary things.

What are some of your biggest bees?

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Steal of the Week: Target Peplum Top

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If you’re as excited for warm weather as I am, you’ve probably already been scouting out spring clothes at all your favorite boutiques. As soon as that one warmish day occurs in March, my focus completely switches from scarves to skirts — even if it goes back to being 40 degrees the next day. I recently stumbled across the perfect peplum top at Target (my sanctuary) for only $22.99. To snag one before they’re gone, click here.

This darling tank comes in four different colors to coordinate with all of your spring plans — blue for Saturday lunch outside with your besties, white for work, black for a night on the town, and pink for your mini golf date (do people still do that?). Anyway, I went with the blue for the outfit I created below — ideal for lunch, shopping, drinks, dinner, etc. I paired the top with white skinny jeans, tan wedges, and a hot pink crossbody bag for some more color. To accessorize, I chose adorable gold anchor studs, a wrap watch, a simple initial ring, tortoiseshell sunnies, nude nail lacquer, and for even more color, a bright yellow statement necklace. It’s spring — you can’t be too colorful!
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white skinnies   |   tan wedges   |   crossbody bag   |   anchor studs   |   wrap watch   |   initial ring   |   tortoiseshell sunglasses   |   nude polish   |   crystal necklace

What do you think of this SOTW?

What To Wear On Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching, and many of us (me) are procrastinating until the last second to make plans — and until said plans are made, outfits cannot be made. But whether you’re hitting the town with your man, staying in with your besties, or rebelling against the holiday altogether, I’ve got your outfit covered.

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The following 5 looks will fit whatever it is you’re doing on February 14th, so pop an adderall and get to reading. (Wait, does not everyone need adderall to read a few paragraphs?)

Dinner Date With Your Guy
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Pretty classic yet smokin’ hot, this outfit is ideal for a romantic dinner with your man. I love crossover tops because they can be easily dressed up or down — so this sultry red one is a no-brainer for Valentine’s Day. I paired it with dark skinny jeans, some killer heels, and a simple black crossbody bag. To accessorize, I picked pretty drop earrings, a gold heart ring, and light pink nail polish.

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In the beginning stages of a relationship when you’re actually still trying (jk boys — kinda), this outfit is ideal. I went with a sweet yet sexy white peplum top paired with a tailored blazer, dark skinnies, and these ridiculously adorable flats. As for accessories, I picked a rose gold watch, fun gem earrings, a nude envelope clutch, and coral nails.

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Whether you’re spending v-day with your closest girlfriends or you’re observing a little holiday called Galentine’s Day, this comfy-cozy outfit is great for hitting up your favorite Mexi restaurant for bottomless margaritas/staying in to binge watch Pretty Little Liars. This casual look consists of a black & white heart top, lululemon leggings (to make room for chips & queso obvi), gold glitter loafers, and a red circle scarf. To top it off, I went with adorable xo studs, a pink pout, and a messy topknot.

Club Hopping With Pals
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This look is sure to turn some heads when you’re out on the town. The red dress undoubtedly makes you stand out in the crowd and also provides great, subtle sideboob. I paired it with nude cuff heels, a colorful statement necklace, and a double arrow ring. To finish off the look, I chose black nails and nude lips. (Insert punching emoji here).

Anti V-Day GNO
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For those of you who hate Valentine’s Day, obviously go with all black. If you’re going out guns blazing, this outfit is ideal. A black chiffon top, leather pants, nude pumps (I love these Kristin Cavallari heels — check out the gold bottoms!), and a cobalt bag for some color. To accessorize, I picked some sassy stud earrings, a pretty necklace, a tortoiseshell watch, and dark, burgundy lips.

Which outfit will you be rocking on V-Day?

For your entertainment, here are some ideas for valentines for your loved ones:

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{ this last one is actually framed in my apartment — love it. }

Where to find:
crossover top   |   skinny jeans   |   black pumps   |   crossbody bag   |   drop earrings   |   heart ring   |   nail lacquer

peplum top   |   skinny jeans   |   black blazer   |   d’orsay flats   |   rose gold watch   |   gem earrings   |   envelope clutch   |   nail lacquer

heart top   |   wunder under pant   |   glitter loafers   |   circle scarf   |   xo studs   |   pink lipstick

skater dress   |   cuff pumps   |   bib necklace   |   double ring   |   nude gloss   |   nail lacquer

chiffon top   |   leather pants   |   letizia pumps   |   cobalt crossbody   |   pyramid studs   |   statement necklace   |   tortoiseshell watch   |   burgundy lipstick

(image source: etsy, pinterest, someecards, tumblr)