The Colors of Love, er um, Pink and Red

Well if you are anything like me, you loathe Valentine’s Day. Well not loathe, that is too strong a word, maybe mildly dislike. All the over priced flowers and candy and dinners. The little chubby cupid decorations all over the place and an abundance of hearts. To me it used to be a day I would wear black in protest. Bust as time has passed and I have evolved so has my Valentine’s Day style. Now instead of following a lot of the world’s population, I use the colors of love, pink and red in my own way.

Pink/Red

pinkbag

Stripes, riding boots, skinny jeans and a pink bag?! Um yes please! I am insane about mixing these pieces together. If stripes aren’t for you, substitute a button down shirt or a turtle neck sweater.

redbag

This is my, “I wish I had a ton of money” side talking. I mean come on, a Gucci bag and Christian Louboutin heels? Yeah like I could afford that. But doesn’t it look so pretty together? I figure this is my blog, I can fantasize if I want.

pinkshoe

I love mixing mint, navy and bright pink together. It is an unexpected color combination that I think works. If the pink of this shoe is too bright, think about a blush colored shoe for the same effect. And I don’t have to say anything about the bag. If you read you know how I feel about Michael and his Hamilton tote.

So, how do you wear the colors of love, red and pink?

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A February Summer

There is nothing I love more then a fun pair of shorts or a nice pair of jeans in the summer. Whether the shorts be a bright solid or a print of the jeans be an ankle pant of a boyfriend cut. Summer is the time to get out there and how off those legs. Below I have made a collage of summer bottoms that I love and chose three to style into complete looks. Some of the stuff is pricey and I got ever afford it, but this is my version of paper dolls so anything goes. What do you like to pair your summer bottoms with?

Summer Bottoms
Bottoms from: Gap, Old Navy, J. Crew, Target(click on the picture for links)
Casual Cool
This is the perfect put together look for running errands, lunch with your girlfriends or even a trip to the book store(if you can find one these days). The boyfriend cut of these jeans is casual enough that you can wear them all day and be comfortable. The button down shirt adds a bit of polish to the look with the shoes, bracelets and shades pulling it all together. Um, how awesome is the Rebecca Minkoff M.A.C. Mini?!? LOVE!
Cool Summer Nights
As much as we hate it it sometimes gets chilly at night in the summer. When it does I admit that I get a tad excited. Why you ask? Because of my favorite silhouettes is shorts and a long sleeve shirt. I don’t know what it is but I love how casual yet put together is looks. Here I have taken a gorgeous pair of royal blue shorts and paired it with a casual gray sweatshirt. Because the sweatshirt doesn’t have a hood it can be passed off as almost a sweater and just about anything can be worn under it, a plaid button down, a tee shirt, a tank top. It is extremely versatile and goes well with these embellished flat sandals and mint cross body bag.
 
Nautical

You’ve heard it time and time again, I’m obsessed with most things nautical. My friends tell me I aspire to be a member of the captain’s club, a group we have invented in our heads of very preppy people. And I’m not going to lie, I would love to be a member of the group. And what says Captain’s Club more then Sperry’s, Tory Birch and anchors? Um yeah, not much. Basically this is my dream outfit for a nice summer night of boating with say, Nomar Garciaparra.

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