Is everyone all excited for Valentine's Day? I've seen so many of my blogging friends post their pretty Valentine outfits, desserts, and decorating ideas this past month. I know Valentine's Day often gets a bad rap for being over-commercialized, but I LOVE Valentine's Day. First, it's so nice to have a holiday in the middle of winter; I mean, can you imagine getting through January, February, and most of March without one? Second, I love that there is a holiday dedicated to "love". I celebrate all the "loves" in my life on Valentine's Day. My children, granddaughter, and husband all get handmade Valentine's cards and small gifts from me!
I picked this floral cardigan because what is more romantic than flowers, right? I chose a blush velvet tee to wear underneath the cardigan. The blush color is a traditional Valentine color and velvet is a very romantic texture. I decided on black pants and black over-the-knee boots because black is my husband's favorite color on me and he loves OTK boots (what guy doesn't, right?).
I couldn't decide if I liked this outfit better tucked in or out, so I included both versions and decided to let you decide. Here it is tucked in.
I purchased the floral cardigan this past fall at Charlotte Russe. Mine is no longer available, but I love this white floral version for spring.
For jewelry I chose a necklace and earring set from Liz Claiborne.
Other than my wedding ring, I picked two silver rings to coordinate with the silver necklace and earrings.
I have shown this floral cardigan to you before. I wore it to another romantic event: a weekend at a Bed and Breakfast. I must look at this cardigan and always think "romance"! :) Here I wore it with all black: A black tank top, black leather leggings, and black ankle booties.
So what about you? Do you have any big plans for Valentine's Day? I'd love to hear from you!
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Looking ready for Valentine's romance in this pretty outfit, Amy. It's beautifully put together and I've surprised myself as I prefer the belted look, even though I was sure I wouldn't! Hugs, x.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much! I think I prefer the belted look better too!Delete
Valentine's Day isn't such a big deal here so we don't have anything special planned. I might try wear red or pink, if I remember, haha!ReplyDelete
Love your floral cardi - it's perfect with the pastel top and I really like it tucked in and untucked, it's good to have a top you can wear multiple ways like that.
Hope you've been having a lovely week! Another busy one here, but not as stressful as last week so that's nice :)
Away From The Blue Blog
Thanks Mica! That's funny how some holidays are more popular in some countries and not in others. It's a pretty big deal here in the states!Delete
Well you look pretty rocking and beautiful, Grandma!ReplyDelete
haha! thank you!Delete
What a great outfit for Valentine's day Amy. I think the cardigan is perfect for the occasion! I kind of like it more un-tucked, but it looks great both ways.ReplyDelete
Not too much planned for the day over here...it was never really celebrated where I grew up (Mardi Gras was a big celebration always in February which also helped getting through the winter). But hubby usually gets me some flowers and I love to bake some cupcake with heart shaped sprinkles. Then of course we always get a little something for the kids. I guess we do more than I thought we do :-) I do get annoyed though by the over commercializing of every single holiday. It makes me feel like I don't do/give enough...luckily I've stuck to the little things and am not so easily influenced by it all.
Thank you Ellie! Yes, it sounds like you do more for Valentine's Day than you think you do! :)Delete
I just adore how you are taking photos from the fashion haus that is your lovely, recently renovated bedroom. Does you hubs play photographer? I cannot get PC to help much with that at all.ReplyDelete
Perfect Valentine's day outfit. That cardi is so pretty. Love the detailing around the hem and that nice, longer length. And the minute I saw your velvet tee, I wanted one. I think it would be perfect with my tulle skirt that I won't be wearing because of my dumb orthopedic shoe on my broken foot. But the minute that shoe comes off, look out!!!
Thanks Leslie! Yes, it's been so cold here this winter it's difficult to take pictures outside. Then, if I do go outside, I can't go past my porch or the wood pile because of all the snow...it's so deep it covers up my shoes or ruins them. Hubby does take all my pictures (sometimes my daughter does too) and he loves it! He enjoys photography.Delete
Amy, this is such a pretty Valentines look. I love the pink flowers on your cardigan and the pink top underneath! I wore pink today myself!ReplyDelete
This is one of my favorite holidays too---partly because it's our anniversary also!!ReplyDelete
I think your cardigan is absolutely lovely, and it'll be perfect for so many occasions!!
Awww, how sweet! Happy Anniversary!Delete
That's a great Valentine's Day outfit! I love the cardigan!ReplyDelete
Andrea’s Wellness Notes
Love this outfit, Amy - I vote for the untucked, but both are lovely. Happy Valentine's Day and thanks for linking up, xoReplyDelete
So cute! I love the floral kimono and I think I like the shirt untucked best. It goes with the flowly feel from the kimono. I think its such a great pick for a Valentine's day outfit for those places where the sun is not shining and hot all year round.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much! It is always so cold here on Valentine's Day!Delete
You look lovely and well ready to celebrate Valentines day - hope you have a special one. x JacquiReplyDelete
Thanks so much! We did a little celebrating already this weekend, but we have something special planned at home for Valentine's Day too!Delete
Your jacket is so pretty!! I love the pink florals against the black and the little lace scallops around the bottom. I hope you have a great night xReplyDelete
Thank you! Happy Valentine's Day to you too!Delete
Such a pretty outfit, Amy!ReplyDelete
I adore your cardigan! Dark floral is my fave!ReplyDelete
Wow Amy, that cardigan is SO pretty! I love the way you styled it with both the black and the pink top. I think I prefer the pink top untucked but honestly it looks good either way. Love your bedroom too - so chic!ReplyDelete
Gina || On the Daily Express
Thanks Gina! It seems most like it untucked, though there a few who prefer the tucked in version too!Delete
You look so fabulous, Amy. You did such an amazing job styling this outfit. So chic!ReplyDelete
Amy you look absolutely radiant in these pictures! Your bedroom is so beautiful too. Love the cardigan on you.ReplyDelete
I think this is a great look for Valentine's Day! The floral cardigan is beautiful and looks great against your blush blouse. I like the top tucked, but maybe that's because I am generally a tucker. :) Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday, Amy!ReplyDelete
Jennie - A Pocketful of Polka Dots
Thanks Jennie! You're one of the few who like it tucked...untucked seems to be winning.Delete
This outfit is so pretty! Festive for valentine's but could also be worn everydayReplyDelete
Yes, and I have worn it a few times before too! Thanks Michelle!Delete
What a pretty cardi! I love the print and you paired it so well with the pretty pink!ReplyDelete
thanks for linking!
Such a pretty floral cardigan; and I love that "love" pillow!ReplyDelete
Lee | LegalLee Blonde
Thank you! I "LOVE" that pillow too! I'm so happy I found it!Delete