Be Mine

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Welcome back my friends!  I hope you all had a great weekend.  Today I’m sharing one more Valentine’s Day look for you all.  As you can tell I’m not a huge fan of going all out with my outfit and I love incorporating black in to tone it down (like I did in this post on Friday).  This dress is a new arrival from Banana Republic’s spring collection and I know it will look beautiful in a few months by itself in warmer weather!

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Outfit Details – Dress: Banana Republic | Jacket: Topshop | Tights: J.Crew Factory | Mules: Express | Earrings: Treasure&Bond (sold out, similar here) | Lips: Nars ‘Cruising’, Urban Decay ‘Lovechild’

Thanks for reading!  Do you guys have any exciting plans for Valentine’s Day tomorrow?!

xo, C

Edgy Valentine’s Day Look

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Happy Friday everyone!  Today I’m sharing a little Valentine’s Day inspired look that isn’t anchored in the overly sweet pink and purple combo.  If you want to celebrate looking mildly festive, a sleek black look with a pop of burgundy is a great way to tone it down.  I love this post Who What Wear shared about trying burgundy out for Valentine’s Day – I love mine and think Valentine’s Day is a great occasion to break it back out!

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Outfit Details – Dress: Milly (old, identical one here) | Leather Jacket: Ann Taylor (old, similar here) | Booties: Coach (old, similar here) | Bag: French Connection | Earrings: Treasure&Bond (sold out, similar here) | Lips: Nars ‘Cruising’Buxom Full-On Lip Polish ‘Brooke’

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you all have a fun weekend!

xo, C

Shoutout to Mom

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This outfit is what I like to call “channelling my mother 101”.  When I was younger my mom always wore red and black together and she always looked put together, but red and black was always one of her go to color combinations.  I vividly remember a friend’s mom picking me up from my house one day while my mom was playing basketball in the driveway with my younger brother.  She was rocking red jeans and a leather jacket and still managing to run after my Energizer Bunny of a brother.  The aforementioned friend’s mom told me that my mom always looked stylish no matter what she was doing, and I promptly saved this story in my head right next to the time she wouldn’t let me wear pajamas to school.

When I saw this bright red sweater at Banana Republic, I instantly fell in love with it.  With no sparkles or embellishments, it transitions well past the holiday season, through Valentine’s Day and even beyond.  The first time I went to wear it, I opened my denim drawer and was instantly drawn to classic black skinny jeans.  Finally, I slid my feet into these booties, which have a perfect pointy toe to add some style to a monochrome look.  When I looked at the finished product I couldn’t help but chuckle because I looked exactly like my mother.

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Outfit Details – Sweater: Banana Republic | Jeans: GAP | Booties: Sam Edelman | Bag: Banana Republic Factory Store | Necklace: Tiffany & Co. | Ring: Bauble Bar | Lipstick: MAC ‘Finally Free’ | Lipgloss: MAC ‘Lust’

Thanks for reading!  Have a great week!

xo, C

Be Mine

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With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I had to hit up Nordstrom.com this past weekend to find my perfect date night outfit.  I love the fun flirty lace on this Little Black Dress, especially next to the chic structure of this white envelope clutch.  The perfect pair of red pumps add just the right amount of color to the black and white look, while heart shaped earrings and an arrow bracelet allude to Cupid’s matchmaking magic.  Essie’s Buy Me A Cameo is one of my most trusted nail polish hues, so it will definitely be making an understated sparkle on the special evening.

What are your outfit and date plans for Valentine’s Day?

Details- Dress: BB Dakota | Earrings: Kate Spade New York | Bracelet: Nadri | Clutch: Rebecca Minkoff | Nail Polish: Essie | Pumps: Steve Madden

xo, Caitlin