For years I always felt like I had to be wearing a red (or pink) dress on Valentine's day. I think a lot of people think that. I actually still have that thought. "3 days until Valentine's day, I don't have a dress to wear!" Sound familiar?
Today I'm sharing a couple of ways you can show your spirit without racing out to find a dress.
1. The Footwear
I remember thinking when I bought these little lace up flats that I wouldn't have many opportunities to wear them. They are such a vibrant, bright colour that I just didn't think that I'd be able to incorporate them to many of my outfits. Well, quite the opposite has happened. I find myself reach for them far more than I thought I was going to. What better day to wear them than Valentines day for a little pop of red on your feet!
2. The Red Lip
A red lip is one way to make a statement, especially if you don't often wear a red lip. I hardly ever wear a red lip simply because I find it to be too much work. I hate having to think about wether is smudged all over my face and touching it up all day long. Although, I have to say, I do love the way it looks. If there's a day I'm going to suck it up and wear a red lip - it's Valentines day.
3. The Dress
The most traditional of the options but you can't go wrong. I will use any excuse to pull this little number out of my closet. I feel over the top girly and feminine in it, which is exactly what I want on Valentine's day. From the colour, to the tea length cut, to the all over lace - it's perfection.
Ok, I agree, these bright red heart shaped sunglasses are a little over the top. Ken could hardly look at me when I was wearing them all day in Paris (See the whole post HERE). But the point is, they are FUN! That's what fashion and days like Valentines day are all about. Adding a corky detail to your outfit might give your date a giggle and spark a light conversation.
5. The Neck Tie
The neck tie was a booming trend over the last year and I'm all for it. I love the way it adds a tiny pop of colour and a bit of a unique twist to an outfit. When worn with a sweet off the shoulder dress (as seen HERE), it creates a playful and girly look that's perfect for date night.
What do you plan to wear for Valentines Day? Do you have any big plans?
Shoes - River Island, Lipstick - Loreal, Dress - Choies (no longer available - Love this option HERE), Heart shaped sunglasses - Amazon, Neck tie - Vintage
I also have a new vlog up on my youtube channel. If you want to see some of my sweet dance moves and watch me struggle skiing down Mt.Baker - make sure to check it out :) You can watch the video HERE