Be My Valentine

Happy almost Valentine’s Day! When I think of hearts, I think of bright red. But that’s not really my color comfort zone. I prefer the warmth of deeper reds — burgundy, merlot, ruby. And every piece in this look spoke to me — on its own, and all together. So whatever happens tomorrow, you can still be your own Valentine with a little fashion treat!

Do you have big romantic plans for tomorrow? After 6 days away together (in Bogatá, Columbia — post to come!), we’re on the fence about dinner out tomorrow night. It kind of feels nice to nest. Though I did make a Thai coconut shrimp stew tonight, so maybe I deserve it?

Whatever we (or you) decide to do to celebrate, I love how this luxe look came together. The color palette literally warms my heart, and the price points of each piece (or its dupe) will show your wallet lots of love, too.

First this faux fur. Another genius steal courtesy of Target. I’m so sorry it’s sold out but great options linked below. I hope you can see all the subtleties of this lovely maxi dress. It’s woven through with metallic threads that add such a special spark. Can’t you see it with metallic sandals come summer?

For accessories, I had to grab my favorite dress-up clutch (as seen here and here). You don’t have to DIY your own — though it’s a lot of fun. Some great alternatives linked below. Maybe you also picked up on my mismatched earring obsession (seen here)? These little beauts are a bargain! And at 5′ 8″ I don’t need heels, so these embellished velvet flats, well, how could I resist. And they were on sale no less. Plus, they will look so great with jeans and a dressy sweater (more my typical outfit). Or an embellished tee come Spring. I’m thinking Mother’s Day ’cause it’s never too soon

Whether you celebrate Galentine’s Day or Valentine’s Day or both, I wish you a day full of love! xoxomp

Jacket: (A New Day x Target, sold out) Super cute alternatives here, here, here and here.

Dress: (Point Sur X J. Crew, sold out) Loving this (lace! so many colors!! on sale!!!, this (Mother of the Bride? Or Groom?), this and this!

Shoes: (J. Crew, sold out) but how about these, these and these!

Earrings: (Madewell, on sale) How about these and these, too.

Bag: (old, DIY) Fab alternatives here, here and here.\

Photos by Kristin Moore-Gantz.

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