a mermaid’s tale


If you’ve seen The Little Mermaid, you’ll see that these kitten heels remind me of Ariel’s tail. The detail looks just like her scales. Anyone who’s a fan will know she wished for legs to walk like how we wish for beautiful soles to parade in.
Ariel also had the biggest treasure cave in her water world. Some more extravagant than others and some so simple, that was the elegance. The outfit I have on,  I adorned with with a silk neck tie. Although this ensemble carries a simple tone, they all compliment each other well. This scarf definitely gives the rest of the attire some character.
What legs are to Ariel is what shoes are to me. You cannot complete your daily uniform without the perfect pair.
Thanks so much for reading and if you wanna join the mermaid brigade, shop this look below.
Top: Banana Republic (Featured HERE; Similar HERE & HERE) | Bottom: J. Crew (Similar HERE) | Shoes: Ann Taylor | Scarf: Vince Camuto (Similar HERE & HERE) | Earrings: Francesca’s | Sunglasses: BP

floral & frills


Top: H&M | Bottom: H&M (Similar HERE) | Shoes: Zara (Featured HERE) | Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff (Similar HERE, HERE & HERE) | Earrings: Nordstrom (Featured HERE)

the silk road


Outer (top): White House Black Market (Featured HERE; Similar HERE & HERE) | Top (sweater): Ralph Lauren (Similar HERE & HERE) | Bottom: J.Crew (Similar HERE & HERE) | Shoes: Charles David (Featured HERE) | Sunglasses: Diane Von Furstenberg (Similar HERE & HERE) | Bag: Kate Spade (Featured HERE)

dark romance


I absolutely love this color in a moto jacket. It’s a different spin on tough being that it’s in a dark romantic color. Here I have it paired here with this lace blouse; you still get the effect of feminine without getting lost in the all tough get up. You can never go wrong with a moto jacket and black is definitely classic but a colored one spices up your look. Burgundy is also a rich color in the winter, so this jacket can be worn with many outfits. You can shop this look below and thanks so much for reading!

xx. Valentine

Outer: Vince Camuto (Similar HERE & HERE) | Top: H&M (Similar HERE & HERE) | Bottom: Ann Taylor (Similar HERE & HERE) | Shoes: Banana Republic (Similar HERE & HERE) | Sunglasses: BP (Similar HERE & HERE)



casual medley


There’s nothing better than a chunky knit and flare bottoms. You definitely can’t go wrong with casual all around, especially on a Friday. But if anyone knows me, I’m a sucker for a good pair of heels too, both secure and something I can last in all day; the shoes add chic with comfort. These Charles David heels are the first pair of pumps I own that don’t have me cringe twenty minutes into wearing them. I love that the inner soles are cushioned, which makes them wearable. And now I’m ready for the weekend and the 40’s in temp that are coming.
Thank you so much for reading. Have a good weekend everyone!

xx. Valentine

Top: H&M (old; Similar HERE & HERE) | Bottom: Paige Denim (Similar HERE & HERE) | Shoes: Charles David (Similar HERE & HERE) | Clutch: Michael Michael Kors (old; Similar HERE & HERE)

BALI dreams


 I took advantage of the temperature drop and am loving every minute. I don’t mind winter for it’s white beauty but cannot stand the cold drafts. So whenever there’s a warmer day, I have to sneak some light, cute outfits in. Of course there’s many cute ways to dress for the winter weather, but this kind lasts till early April sometimes. Nature doesn’t discriminate up here in the northern region of the states.
For this warmer day, I wanted casual and comfy so jeans always defines that. And this top against the light was the cherry. What this color, chartreuse, reminds me of is Bali. This is a color you’d see in a Bali sunset … it’s definitely a destination I’d like to visit someday.
 I hope your week has been good. It has been a long one for me and I know everyone gets that kind of week once in awhile. Anyways, thank you for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend!!

xx. Valentine

Outer: H&M (Similar HERE & HERE) | Top: Ann Taylor | Bottom: Paige Denim (Similar HERE & HERE) | Shoes: Charles David (Similar HERE & HERE) | Necklace: F21 (Similar HERE & HERE)



Top (outer layer) : Forever 21** (Similar HERE & HERE) | Top (inner layer): H&M (HERE or Similar HERE) | Bottom: H&M (Featured HERE) | Shoes: Charles David (Featured HERE) | Handbag: Zara (Featured HERE)

Tutu en Pointe


I’ve never felt more Grace Kelly in this tutu skirt. It definitely embodies class and simplicity. Wearing this skirt gives me so much joy because of how feminine it is. And the fact that it channels the inner ballet dancer I wanted to be at age 7, I love it that much more. I mean, what girl didn’t want to be en pointe at some point as a child.
xx. -Valentine
Top: Forever 21 (Similar HEREHERE & HERE) | Bottom: Forever 21 (Similar HERE & HERE) | Shoes: Charles David (Featured HERE) | Handbag: Kate Spade (Featured HERE)

Chanel says …


I found this little tweed coat at Zara during their sale. It was very affordable and will definitely turn heads. What I love is how luxe it looks, at a fraction of the cost of an original Chanel. And now it’s become one of my new favorites. This coat will dress any outfit up. 
Like Chanel says, stay classy. You can now shop the links below for this outfit.
xx. -Valentine
Outer: Zara (Similar HERE, HERE & HERE) | Top: H&M Blouse (Similar HERE & HERE) | Bottom: J. Crew (Similar HERE, HERE & HERE) | Shoes: Zara (Similar HERE & HERE) | Clutch/Wallet: Michael Michael Kors (Similar HERE & HERE) | Earrings: (Similar HERE & HERE)

sunshine // layers


Outer: Topshop Rain Coat (Similar HERE & HERE) | Layers- Suede Moto: H&M (Similar HERE & HERE) – Top: Banana Republic (Similar HERE & HERE) | Bottom: Paige Skinny (Similar HERE & HERE) | Shoes: Coach (Similar HERE & HERE) | Hat: H&M**
**No longer available