Happy almost Valentine's Day lovers! I'm bringing you a super fun look today inspired by all things polka dot. Once the winter holiday season is over, the stores become flooded with red and pink. Rose colored candies and bright red valentines run rampant in the aisles. It trickles down to our clothing as well. All of a sudden I find myself in a sea of pink and I don't know how to get out! This outfit shows you that you don't need to wear red in order to be festive. Why not find clothes in your wardrobe (like these amaaaaazing polka dot pants) and "valentinize it" with a pop of fuchsia lipstick!
Melissa Hoffmann (my makeup and hair connoisseur) and I talked about what makeup would complete this look without overdoing it. We wanted something easy going yet special. Just like the outfit. She decided to play up the lip with the most PERFECT shade of pink. By keeping my hair down and curly the overall look doesn't get too formal or two "businessy". But that is what makes this look so perfect. You can then take the pieces, add a blazer, top knot and a more neutral lip and head to work!
When shopping I always look for basics with interesting details. This keeps an otherwise simple look unique. The black madewell top worn above is a favorite of mine. It's peter pan collar adds the little bit of something special that I'm always seeking in clothes. It works wonderfully with the pants because it doesn't compete.
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Speaking of complementing a statement piece, I wore fantastic jewelry from Sweet and Spark. This Valentine's Day look had a mix of modern meets vintage and I wanted my jewelry to convey that as well. White dot earrings and an enamel bangle did just the trick. They have some amazing vintage pieces that are constantly rotating. Check them out!
My other accessory was a little out of the box. Wait... you don't carry balloons around as an accessory? It's all the rage. But in all seriousness, how cute are these balloons? If you live in the San Francisco area Sparky's Balloons is the best and are SO accomodating. All I'm saying is if you want to turn heads, you should probably be carrying balloons around town.
I tried to tell Miss Zoe she didn't have to wear pink hearts for Valentine's Day but she insisted. Just like her mama her love for J. Crew knows no bounds. I let it slide because She. Is. The. Cutest.
Hope this inspires you to wear something darling this Valentine's Day. In the comments section below tell me what you are wearing this year or what your fav date night look is. What do you love the most about it? I'd love to hear it!