We are kicking off this Valentine's Day look series with the dress and look for the special day. This red dress is by Marc by Marc Jacobs, and is one of my favorite go to dresses for any special event. I’ve owned it for many years and have used it on multiple occasions. When looking through my closet and deciding what my outfit of choice should be, this was an easy pick. The red and white, with soft delicate fabric was meant for Valentine’s Day. It’s a soft dress, with movement and a whimsical feel, very much a girly dress. The ruffles at the bodice and hem make it for the perfect dress that’s effortless and a standout on its own. I chose to wear a skinny belt at the waistline to give me more of a shape and less of that draping look, which can make you seem bigger than you are. If you ever fall in love with a dress that you think makes you look too boxy, synch in your waist (which is the smallest part of your body) to give a shape to your body.
Because this dress is such a girly look, I wanted to bring a little edge to it, and give it a bit more of a casual look. In comes my trusty leather jacket. Leather jackets are so versatile and a great investment to have in your wardrobe. As soon as I throw this jacket on top of the dress, it instantly changes the look, giving me a rocker chic look. Mixing fabrics from opposite ends of the spectrum is something I like to do often. When trying to pick out a jacket to go on top of this dress, I knew immediately that I wanted to go with this jacket. There are many types of leather jackets out there both real and faux, all at every price point.
I chose my black cutout lace up heeled bootie. These booties are so comfortable because of its big blocked heel. I can walk comfortably and the lace up front gives it just the look I want, making me feel fashionable and stylish. When selecting my purse of choice, I of course had to go with my new ysl clutch, the great pop of red goes so well and makes the look complete, while keeping things all hands free for this special day!
Whatever your Valentines day look of choice maybe, make sure it’s something your are comfortable in, and something that makes you feel girly and lovely at the same time. See you all in my next post where I break down the makeup and jewelry for this Valentine’s Day look!
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