Valentine’s Day: Two Outfits, One Color Scheme

Hi Babes!

I’ve truly been MIA focusing on grad school and life in general, but I’m so pumped to be checking back in with you all. I’m glad we all survived the longest month EVER. January was wild, wasn’t it?

Now we’re just a couple days away from Valentine’s Day! I know that people generally have mixed feelings about this holiday. Some call it “Single Awareness Day,” and others wonder why we need a “special” day to celebrate our loved ones. I try to put the focus on the act of sharing love. We live in very tumultuous times and hate is abound. I’m fine with devoting a day to showing love to our partners, our friends, our families and our communities.

I have a really cute Valentine who knows the way to my heart is via my sweet tooth, so that’s a plus! But I also love this holiday because it’s perfectly good excuse to wear pinks and reds, especially together! I’ve been absolutely enamored by maroon & mauve color combinations. Whether you have a hot date with your hunny or are planning a Galentine’s brunch with your girls, here are two looks inspired by my favorite color pairing of the moment.

Date Night

SHOP THE LOOK: Knit Bodycon by Sanctuary | Gold Pumps by Louboutin (similar) | Statement Earrings by Kate Spade | Clutch by Furla

My day job is in a very low-key atmosphere and my personal street style is becoming more relaxed these days. So, I often reserve my tight dresses for when I’m going on a date night with my hunny. For this look, I paired this maroon knit turtleneck bodycon dress by Sanctuary with gold pumps, statement earrings and a mauve clutch. It’s pretty chilly out, so I appreciated the supportive thickness of the fabric as well as the length. I love this look because it’s very sexy and glamorous, but there’s still enough fabric that it’s weather appropriate. The mauve accents add a touch of romance, and gold pumps offer some edge to the overall look.  I’m not gonna lie, forgoing a coat was a bad idea. I was cold!

Galentine’s Day

SHOP THE LOOK: Fit and Flare Dress by Donna Morgan | Nude Pumps by Stuart Weitzman| Pink Cocoon Coat by J.Crew |Maroon Beret

When you’re with your girls, anything goes! I can’ think of a more perfect time to break out your cutesiest pretty-in-pink looks and rock them with your girl squad. From that mindset, this look was born!

I paired this mauve fit and flare dress with nude pumps, a light pink cocoon coat and topped the look off  with the cherry on top: this SUPER affordable maroon beret. This look is pink-as-pepto 😂 but I felt like Cuban barbie! It’s definitely more pink than I’d wear on average, but the perfect look for mimosas on Galentine’s Day.

Happy Valentine’s Day, darlings! I hope everyone has a beautiful day surrounded with all of the love you deserve.

xoxo,

Jaclyn

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