For today’s post you’re going to have to get creative with me. The theme is ‘Summer Prints and Patterns’ and I chose a three dimensional pattern. Which is totally taking me back to my Mechanical Engineering days of talking lasers and physics daily. Thank god that’s over. It’s called lace and it’s this under $50 off the shoulder.
Friday feels coming in strong today! It’s going to be a super short post today. This week has flown by and I got too sidetracked by Snapchat last night to write a full post. But this look is still super cute and I love that this dress is only $48! There are limited sizes left so I’ve also linked to the other dresses you’ve seen on Instagram this week which are all super affordable!
It’s officially Valentine’s Day week! Now that the Super Bowl is over, we can start planning an event that really matters. Just kidding. Being married to a sports fanatic has definitely taught me to appreciate certain aspects of the game. My takeaway from yesterday’s match? When filling out a prop sheet, blindly filling out your predictions is better than trying to answer each question thoughtfully. I made a pretty pattern on my form without any regard and won yesterday’s pool! I was as shocked as everyone else and they actually watched the game. I think Matt was most shocked – not quite sure how to interpret that but hey, we won.
Now let’s talk about Sunday. Do you know what you’re wearing yet? I clearly skipped straight to the important part. This ensemble is a fab option and you might be able to create it with what’s already hanging in your closet. If not, Nordstrom has super fast shipping should you need to add a few pieces to recreate it. I love the red lace for a little romance. It’s SUCH a perfect color and I don’t think I’ve ever seen it not flatter a gal. The feather coat adds the perfect amount of softness too because even the toughest girl has a little bit of a soft side. Together, it’s a pairing that exudes old Hollywood glamour. I love it.
So what’s on your agenda? Matt and I are going to a trendy (but not so trendy that there’s prix fixe menu – I hate that!) restaurant in Santa Monica. Perhaps followed with some champagne (beer for Matt) and chocolate! We’re not super mushy in general but Matt usually sneaks some surprise in there to make the day extra special. Last year for Valentine’s Day, he sent me on a scavenger hunt which recalled some of the most special moments in our relationship and ended with flowers and jewelry. Lilies and David Yurman to be exact. I have to admit that the kid knows the way to my heart. I’ve been on a sour candy kick lately so I suspect that might find its way into some part of next weekend! He’s such a good valentine.
When I think about timeless things, there are few things I find to be more so than the little black dress. Can you think of anything? Maybe pearls? Maybe a red lip? With so many styles and shapes on the market, there’s one that always stands out to me. And that’s the lace bodycon. I’ve seen so many photos from decades past where this silhouette appears on everyone from celebrity icons to members of my own family. That’s when you know something is truly timeless!
I love adding a red lip with a date-night-ready outfit like this. How can you not? To bring out the color of this lip shade, I paired it with this BB Dakota red coat (currently on sale)! Not surprisingly, I bought this coat in grey as well and it made its appearance quite a few times during our trip to Chicago. I couldn’t decide between either color and I loved that it was collarless because so many of my other coats have big bulky collars that get in the way. I mean, seriously, sometimes I’m trying to put my tote bag over my shoulder and it just won’t fit or it does that awkward slip off thing where it somehow gets caught in my hair as it falls down. Ouch.
What I love about both this dress and the coat are that they’re wearable for more than just Valentine’s Day. I can’t wait to restyle the coat with an all white outfit or even a great pair of flared denim jeans. And the dress? I mean how many occasions do we all go to within a year that we need a great dress for? I know my calendar has themed parties, engagement celebrations, weddings, etc. on it and I’ll probably be struggling to figure out what to wear for them all! In comes the lace little black dress. Problem solved!