with Sandra Dee

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..I’m going to share a short personal story about the leather jacket. Growing up I always saw leather jackets as “too tough”. My first sighting of it was in Grease (which is one of my all-time favorite classic films). But I could never see myself wearing a leather jacket … ever, or so I thought. Did Sandra Dee prove me wrong or what. She looked so good in her little leather one that it gave me some confidence. And let me just say, I never looked back once. It DEFINITELY isn’t named a closet staple for anyone, for nothing.
XX – Valentine.
Outer: Topshop (Similar HERE & HERE) | Top: Banana Republic (Similar HERE & HERE) | Bottom: Paige Denim (Similar HERE & HERE) | Shoes: Charles David OTK (Featured HERE; Similar HERE & HERE) | Handbag: Zara (Similar HERE & HERE) | Sunnies: Michael Kors Tabitha III (HERE) | Gloves: Echo (Similar HERE & HERE)

 

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.. twenty six candles ..

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I’m officially 26 today and it physically feels no different than last year, but mentally and goals wise, ALOT has changed. All of which I couldn’t have done it without the help of my favorite person, best friend and most supportive boyfriend. And to top it off, this fringed hem top says it all. I had to carry the party along. 😉
The beginning of the year has had a fantastic opening and I can just feel that 2017 will be lots of wonderful comings. Thanks so much for reading and I hope you’ll enjoy this blessed day just as I will.

xx. -Valentine

Outer: Tahari (Similar HERE & HERE) | Top: Banana Republic** (Similar HERE & HERE) | Bottom: Ann Taylor (Similar HERE & HERE) | Shoes: Charles David (Similar HERE & HERE) | Handbag: Kate Spade** (Similar HERE & HERE) | Earrings: F21 (Similar HERE & HERE) | Lips: NARS (Similar HERE & HERE)
**no longer available/old

Cheers, Darling!

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Goodbye 2016! And to all the fails that have brought successes. Yet,  I can’t believe another year has flown by and it seems as though it was just January 2016 where I sat down to plan my 25th birthday.
What the past year has taught me is that patience is not to wait for when something will happen, instead it showed me what to do with the time in between. I will be bringing this message into the new year to continue this invaluable lesson. Like all dreamers, I’m most excited for 2017 and the new adventures waiting to happen. It’s always an unfolding chapter just waiting to be filled with words.
I hope your New Year’s was filled with lots of love, laughter and resolution goals. As always, thanks for reading and you can shop this look below.
Now onwards 2017!
Top: Ann Taylor (HERE or Similar HERE) | Bottom: H&M (Featured HERE; Similar HERE, HERE & HERE) | Handbag: Kate Spade** (Similar HERE & HERE) | Shoes: Charles David (Similar HERE & HERE) | Earrings: F21 (Similar HERE & HERE)
**no longer available/old