Most of you know by now that I buy myself a Valentine’s dress every year (2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 – lol!). I have also ~historically~ worn the Valentine’s dress to every wedding I attended that year. Well, this year, I’ll be wearing this bridesmaids dress (in navy) to the only wedding I’m attending, so I’m mixing things up a little bit! I decided on a similarly navy dress to wear to the rehearsal dinner, and instead let my accessories do all the sweet talkin’ for Valentine’s.
Everything started with these shoes. Holy moly, I haven’t been so giddy about a purchase in a long time. Metallic pink, ankle straps, chunky heels, and pointy toes; I couldn’t ask for anything more! And then, I stumbled upon the purse on Instagram while I was in the dressing room trying on this dress. My fav local boutique STRUT posted it, and I went straight there, walked in, and said “I need the furry purse from your Instagram.”
Lastly, I knew I needed a jacket. It’s the one thing I’d wished I’d had for last year’s outfit, because Valentine’s is still very much in winter, even in Austin, and especially at night. I’ve secretly been wanting a fuzzy jacket after falling in love with April’s. Albeit, mine is significantly more on the ridiculous side of things.
What I love most is that I can wear these accessories all year round and keep a little Valentine’s spirit with me, no matter the season. In fact, I think I may just wear them all with jeans and a t-shirt as soon as V-day is over!
What are you wearing to celebrate the holiday of love this year? Do you have any fun traditions for Valentine’s? I have so many cards to make and send still!