Monday, January 27, 2014

3 Valentine's Day Looks: Girlfriends' Crafternoon, Cozy Dinner In, Romantic Date Night Out

Our fashion contributor Megan is back! By now she needs no introduction, but if you missed her first two posts, you can find them here: 3 Holiday Party Looks & 3 New Year's Looks. I've already explained why I love Valentine's Day, so you know I was thrilled when Megan offered to put some looks together for the occasion. I had a feeling this holiday would be the perfect platform for her girlie meets glam style. Here she is…

Megan: If your Valentine's Day plans include a Saturday night dinner reservation for two, the occasion calls for the perfect date night dress, preferably in hot pink. I always turn to Erin Fetherston for dresses that are feminine and charming and usually involve a bow. I've found faux-wrap dresses to be reliably flattering, and there's no dress that can't be improved upon with the addition of a glitter heel. I love Kate Spade's book clutches for a literary geek-chic twist, and this pink and gold bag is the finishing touch (well, aside from the tormented love triangle of "Age of Innocence") for a romantic Valentine's date night. 
Dress: Erin Fetherston (on sale!) | Shoes: Nine West, similar Badgley Mischka version here | Necklace: Tiffany & Co. | Bracelet: Kate Spade, similar here | Clutch: Kate Spade (on sale!) | Lip: Sugar Fresh Lip Treatment, Cherry

Megan: My favorite elements of Valentine's Day haven't changed much from my days in elementary school - candy hearts, construction paper cards, and frosted cupcakes. And lots of glitter. So what better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than with an afternoon of card making and cookie decorating? There are few things I love more than a crafternoon with my girlfriends, so I embraced the opportunity to dress like a literal valentine - pink, red, pearls, glitter, and some kissing armadillos.
Shirt: J.Crew, similar Vineyard Vines version here | Sweater: J.Crew | Pants: J.Crew | Shoes: J.Crew, similar Sperry version here and Kate Spade smoking slipper here | Belt: Kate Spade, bow version here | Necklace: J.Crew | Bracelet: Kate Spade (on sale!) | Lip: Nars, Schiap | Nails: Essie, Sugar Daddy

Megan: If you're staying in and sharing a cozy dinner for two, I love the idea of wearing soft, touchable texture. In a word - cashmere. This cableknit Vineyard Vines sweater is a dream, and I love the contrast against the metallic jacquard pant. Together they feel special without being fussy - perfect for an evening in with your valentine.
Sweater: Vineyard Vines, similar J.Crew version here | Pants: J.Crew (on sale!) | Shoes: Ann Taylor | Necklace: J.Crew, similar Factory version here and loving this bauble bar confection | Watch: Kate Spade | Lip: Nars, Roman Holiday

Is anyone else obsessing over that Erin Fetherston dress?! And of course I love her signature collared shirt and pearls combo. Thanks, Megan! xoxo

All images in this post are by photographer Kristin Lance.

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