Tuesday, February 10, 2009

What to Wear: Valentine's Date

So maybe I can't throw out all my clothes and go pink for spring. But that doesn't mean I can't recommend it for others! April needs something to wear for a hot Valentine's Day date with her boyfriend:
I adore your blog and the amazing outfits you create! I am going to dinner (dressy but not formal) this Valentine’s Day with my boyfriend of 2.5 years. For the past 2 years, I’ve worn a black pencil skirt with different tops for this occasion. I’d like to do something different this year, but absolutely LOVE wearing a pencil skirt and heels. I’m 25 years old, 5’8”, size 0-2, blonde with blue eyes and would love your advice on a V-Day outfit. I live in Denver, Colorado and it’s notoriously snowy on Feb 14, but that never stops me from wearing a skirt and heels. I L.O.V.E. J. Crew and Banana Republic (usually too $$ for me, sad) and am open to anything you suggest.
Valentine's Day is a great reason to match pink and red together. Any other day of the year makes it is a lot trickier to pull off the color combo without looking too cutesy:

Blazer - $39 is a crazy good price for this luxe velvet blazer. I have to admit...I cracked and bought this for myself last night.
Blouse - In pink with red flowers and a bow - doesn't get better than that! Oh wait, it does: it's also 50% off.
Skirt - A pencil skirt in dark gray (navy or black could work too). I'm assuming April already has one of these leftover from other years.
Shoes - A ridiculous pair of red satin pumps on sale from Nine West.
Earrings - These enamel flowers from Forever 21 are adorable.

A little flowery perfume...some nude fishnet tights...extra rouge...a heavy coat...you're ready for a romantic evening on the town.


drollgirl said...

you sure make good pics!

April said...

Perfect. Fantastic. Just what I was wanting! Thank you Emily!

Susan said...

teach me how to use polyvore and make cool pictures and layers like yours! (you use polyvore, don't you?) And the red shoes? What do you mean by "ridiculous"? I have those! ha! I wore them to the Nutcracker! :)

MrsEm said...

I actually use PhotoShop for these outfits - I can teach you that! Polyvore seems like a cool tool, too.

As for the shoes...ridiculously cute! Red satin platforms with a peep-toe and those heels! You're braver with shoes than I am ;)

Bunny said...

I love your blog and just wanted to let you know about a local artist here in Monterey that I think you'd like, Bonnie Jean. www.beautifuljean.etsy.com

She makes the most beautiful feather hair clips and pins. I saw them today at our farmers' market and it made me think of your quest to restore the corsage's glory. She told me that she'd be adding her new things to the website soon and boy, the stuff she had out today was just breathtaking.

icing on the cake said...

How pretty!

Sarah's Fab Day said...

Mrs. Em I love this! I'm getting that blazer so cute.