I am so excited to share a new feature on my blog today: the Ageless Style Link up! Ageless Style, if you are not familiar with it, is a group of over-forty fashion bloggers who pick a monthly style theme and show multiple ways of wearing it. I was so thrilled to be asked to be part of this team as I've been fans of many of these fashion bloggers for a long time.
Now normally, Ageless Style is on the first Tuesday of every month, but they just moved it to the first Monday of the month. I therefore had to move my "Grandma & Me" posts to the second Monday of the month. So for those of you who might have shown up today to see pictures of the grand kids, come back next week!
And now on to the party, where the theme is: Valentine's Day! It is no secret that I'm a huge fan of Valentine's Day, so I was happy that Kellyann chose this for my very first theme.
Valentine's Day has been getting a lot of bad press the past few years, and I would like to change that. Valentine's Day is all about love. The Bible has a lot to say about love, and I'm sharing one of my favorite "love" scriptures in the picture below. For me, Valentine's Day is a sweet day to show EVERYONE in your life how much they mean to me. It doesn't have to be an expensive, luxurious grand sweeping romantic gesture of love. Just, stick a love note in your kids lunch boxes, send your girl friends a card, make your husband some cookies. Just do something and don't expect anything in return and you will be surprised how much you enjoyed this "Day of Love" and how well it is received.
To jazz the top up a bit for a romantic date night, I paired it with a faux leather jacket and I carried a leopard print clutch.
Since February in Wisconsin is usually pretty cold, I wore black tights with black suede booties.
The top has a beautiful elastic shirred yoke and a gathered collar. The sleeves are lovely too as the cuff is a bit longer than usual as there is a slight gathering at the cuff. And, did I say what a gorgeous shade of red this top is? You would think red is red, but there are so many different shades. I've been fooled before to purchase a red top only to bring it home and find out was more orange than red. Red can also be very bright, which isn't always flattering. The red in this top is somewhere between a bright red and a burgundy. I just love this shade.
Of course I had to wear red lipstick and paint my nails red to match! For jewelry, I chose these silver hobo earrings from Stitch Fix.
I hope you enjoyed my Valentine Day post as much as I enjoyed writing it. Now, get out there and show everyone how much you love them this Valentine's Day!
Top - TJMaxx, check your local stores, otherwise there's a similar one HERE, Skirt - Forever 21, similar HERE, Leopard Print Clutch - Express, similar HERE, black suede booties, old, similar HERE.
Have A Great Day and link up with us below! Amy
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