Valentine’s Countdown: Day 7

Today is the day, Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you all are being festive and are wearing pink or red! I think that is one of the main reasons I like Valentine’s Day, pink is my favorite color and so much cute stuff comes out at this time, and hearts!



Just as I promised I got a picture in my tutu skirt outfit from my day 2 post (find it here). I am so in love with this outfit and even more so when it is on. I feel like a princess with somewhere important to go. It is just so classy and girly I can’t get enough, and again I am still all about pairing my pink velvet heels with it. What a combo!

I hope you all enjoy today and eat some chocolate, I know I am! <3<3

Valentine’s Countdown: Day 6

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow! Are you ready? My boyfriend and I aren’t doing anything special but I wanted to do something cute for him. It’s nothing big but consists of chocolate and who wouldn’t want that?



I made this Reese’s heart “bouquet” with obviously the chocolate, Dove milk chocolates to fill the “vase”, and everything else was from the value spot at Target! I love the glass container. I knew he wouldn’t really care about the container afterwards so it doesn’t hurt that I like it and already know how to repurpose it. The felt hearts and the Reese’s are taped to heart shaped drink stir sticks. I originally was looking for skewers but when I found these I figured the candies would mount better to the heart than a thin stick. I put the whole thing together in maybe 5 minutes. These cards are from the value spot too for $1 and come in a pack. If you need a good gift idea something like this is perfect and works for just about everyone from a boyfriend, to a friend, to your boss.

Happy almost Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Countdown: Day 5

In my day 3 post I mentioned how I had one more lip color to talk about (catch up here) and here it is! Along with the ‘True Love’ color I bought, I also got this one called ‘Beet it’. You can probably guess the shade by the name right? Yep it is a beet/berry color and is soooo pretty! It is bold like the bright pink/red of ‘True Love’ but in a different way. I think this dark lip is a little more sexy and great for going out at night, it just pops so much, especially if you do not wear dark lipstick that often. This darker shade would be super cute with blush pink for a Valentine’s Day date. Again this is from Lime Crime and is another matte liquid lipstick, or what they call their Velvetines.

Can you also witness how cute this Valentine’s Day mug is? I got it from Target (of course) and I made myself throw an old mug away to get this one because my cupboard is so full. It would make a super cute little V-day gift to fill with candy or whatever other little things and tie a ribbon around the handle. Tomorrow I am posting the the little candy gift I am making for my boyfriend so be sure to come back! If you missed any of the previous days find them here: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, and Day 4.

Kiss me I’m Caffeinated

Find these two here:

‘Beet It’ Berry Red Lipstick – Lime Crime (ON SALE!) beet-it

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 “Kiss me, i’m caffeinated” Coffee Mug – Target

Valentine’s Countdown: Day 4

A trend that has been really popular for quite awhile now is midi skirts. You can find so many different styles from solids, prints, velvet, chiffon, lace, tulle, pleats, and so many more. I am totally with this style right now. Not only are midi skirts cute, but they are great for work because they are always long enough! It is so annoying when you wear a short skirt sometimes. If it is a loose skirt you have to worry about the wind, if it is tight you have to worry about it riding up and you are constantly pulling it down. Neither of these happen with a midi (well they could but not as often). I currently have three, and I realized that all three would be great for Valentine’s Day. The tulle skirt I obviously posted already and am so in love with it (if you missed it you can find it here), the burgundy pleated skirt is a great way to utilize a different shade of the Valentine colors, and the gold can be paired with a pink or red top.

Now all of these skirts I bought quite awhile ago but I linked some similar ones for you below!

Gold Midi Skirt:

Gap                                                  Forever 21                                  Anthropologie

Blush Tulle Midi Skirt:

Charlotte Russe                            Express                                     Forever 21

Burgundy Midi Skirt:

Forever 21                                       Mod Cloth                                Charlotte Russe

 

Valentine’s Countdown: Day 3

Today I am talking lips! My older sister (Beauty by Nicole Breanne) is a make-up artist and got me hooked on Lime Crime matte liquid lipsticks (I have posted about them before). They are so awesome, have beautiful colors, and honestly stay on ALL DAY. There is a color I have been wanting for a long time and it went on sale! It is beyond perfect for Valentine’s Day and get this, it’s called ‘True Love’. It is a bright pink-red. I think red lipstick is so beautiful and sexy but I find it difficult to wear myself, I am usually drawn more to pinks. This color is perfect because it is not quite red, but has enough red in it to make me feel good.


What better way to spice up an outfit than with bright lips? There is something about it that gives me confidence, does anyone else get that? I think fierce lips radiate an energy and gives you a certain attitude like you know you look good. Guess what else? It is still on sale for $10!! I have one more Lime Crime matte velvetine to post for Valentine’s so be sure to come back!


Find it here! ‘True Love’ Matte Velvetine Lipstick 

PS, this link has a coupon code!–> Lime Crime

Valentine’s Countdown: Day Two-tu

Hello! Today is day two in my Valentine’s Day countdown or shall I say, day Tutu because what is more perfect for Valentine’s Day than a blush tutu skirt?! If you missed day one you can catch up –> here <–. As I said in my last post, for Valentine’s Day this year I am going shopping in my own closet rather than going actually shopping. To my surprise (although I really shouldn’t be that surprised) I found PLENTY of things in my closet that I can wear this V-day, like this blush tutu skirt! I got this from Windsor almost two years ago and I have only worn it once so clearly I need to wear it again. This is definitely going to be my choice outfit next Tuesday because not only is it adorable, but I feel like Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City in it.

The top is a tank I got from G-Stage for like $15 to wear to my little sister’s grad. party last May and I haven’t worn it since. I am kind of bad at that, I buy an outfit for an occasion and then I do not end up wearing it again for a long time. Lately I have only been buying things when I can think of at least two places/events I can wear it to. Anyways back to it, the heels! At first I was hesitant wearing blush with blush, not to mention slightly different shades, but once I laid the heels on the skirt I was convinced. I wouldn’t necessarily pair these blush heels with this skirt on any regular day but for Valentine’s it is perfect. It gives just the right amount of girly-ness (is that even a word?) and the gold heel is of course perfect. To top off this look I am actually thinking of a berry lip, is that weird? I think it will give the outfit a little more edge and pop, I guess we will see when I wear it on Tuesday! I will be sure to post a photo.

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Similar skirt liked here from Charlotte Russe!

 —> Tulle Full Midi Skirt (mauve)

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Heels – Steve Madden Carrson (pink)

Valentine’s Countdown: Day 1

Valentine’s Day is a week away so of course I am thinking what am I going to wear?! Although I would love to buy something new, I decided to go to my closet instead of the store. Turns out I have quite a few things I can wear! V-day is on a Tuesday this year so I will need something to be festive at work, yet still office appropriate. From the selection I found in my closet, it turns out I have a thing for pastels which is totally great because I just LOVE blush in all shades. If you are looking to buy a top for Valentine’s Day I highly recommend a pastel shade of pink or purple, so a blush, lavender, or lilac. The reason for this recommendation is that these colors are much easier to wear again and mix and match than a hard pink/fuchsia, red, or purple. Those will stand out more and if you’re like me you avoid outfit repeating so these colors will end up in your closet not worn quite often.

These four tops may all be simple in terms of color, they are all solids however, they each have their own unique details. The far left has the pockets and buttons, the second has flutter sleeves, the third has ruffle sleeves, and the fourth on the far right has cold shoulder cutouts (not to mention- its sparkly!). All four can be worn to the office with various slacks, skirts, and/or blazers. All four can also be worn out afterwards. Trade out the slacks for jeans (dark blue denim or black) and add heels or boots/booties and you are set for a low key Valentine’s date. Of course you can dress them up more tucked into a skirt with heels for a nicer dinner. Whichever way, there are so many options!

Find the tops linked here in order of the picture:

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Button Front Peplum Top by Mossimo (blush) – Target

 

 

maison-jules

 

 

Flutter-Sleeve Top by Maison Jules (blush) – Macy’s

 

leith

 

(similar- mine from Topshop is no longer on line)

Ruffle Sleeve Top by Leith (pink smoke) – Nordstrom

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(this is a similar one too, they didn’t have my cold shoulder tee but I  found a cold should sweater!)

Ruffle Cold Shoulder Sweater by Topshop (nude) – Nordstrom