Whether you are a hopeless romantic or a cynical “Valentine’s Day is a made up Hallmark holiday” kind of girl, one thing we can all agree on is that this “love day” is the perfect excuse to get dressed up! (Not to mention the candy!!) I ran across this flirty little ruffled number by After Market when I was recently checking out Pomp & Circumstance Boutique’s precious new Rice Village location. I’m a sucker for seersucker, and the flattering ruffled double v-neck on this dress sealed the deal for me. These ombre BaubleBar drop earrings gave this outfit the perfect Valentine’s vibe, and a hot pink lippie by NYX was just the right finishing touch for a romantic look. Although my real V-Day evening plans include ballet class, tae kwon do, guitar lessons, and the final pee wee basketball game of the season, at least I have an outfit ready should another Hallmark holiday appear on my calendar in the near future!
The best part of spring/summer dressing for me has always been the opportunity to pull out my favorite day dresses. I adore the ease of a dress, both comfort-wise and the one-piece instant outfit effect! Dresses require minimal planning, especially when they incorporate fun design details like the pretty and colorful embroidery work on this Free People frock. Think about it…if you have a pair of pants or a skirt you really want to wear, you also have to think about a coordinating top and probably a belt, and your shoes, jacket, and jewelry will have to go with all of these pieces. With a dress, you need only worry about accessories, and for fun day dresses, metallic sandals will always be on point. Easy peasy!! These gladiators were my first Aldo purchase, and I have worn them with EVERYTHING. They are now sold out, but this lace up pair by Steve Madden has me thinking I might need a second pair of gold sandals!
It’s no secret that the difference between a cute look and a REALLY cute look is how you wear it. Styling an outfit is what makes the look “you” and defines the statement you want to make. Shopping for clothes is the easy part; putting a great look together is why there is a market for stylists. 😉