Classic Red Lips & Ruffles


I am so in love with the way the tiered ruffles of this top fall. My petite frame doesn’t take a lot of material too well but this blouse sits in all the right places. I further accentuated my waistline with a small printed belt and it positively protruded the ruffles. I’ll also add that even though this top is “trendy”, it most likely is staying in my wardrobe as a go to piece because it’s in a versatile color and silhouette for my body type. ❤


Do you have a go to piece within your wardrobe?
xx. Valentine
Shein Peplum Top | JCrew Martie Pants| Mango Bag, sold out (Similar HERE & HERE) | Zara Pumps (Similar HERE & HERE) | BP Sunglasses, old (Similar HERE & HERE) | H&M Belt, old (Similar HERE & HERE)



POP of Pink


It’s definitely obvious that pink is HUGE in my wardrobe for Spring this year. It could definitely pass for a neutral now that I think about it. It’s just refreshing to see pastels come into light as opposed to all the dark colors I’ve been wearing for the past few months. Perhaps I should work on adding prints into my closet now to increase variety.


How is the Spring for you thus far?
ASOS Jacket, old (Featured HERE, Similar HERE HERE) | J.Crew Tee | Zara Denim (Similar HERE & HERE) | Zara Gold Heels (Similar HERE) | Isabelle Vegan Bag (Featured HERE) | J.Crew Scarf, old | F21 Earrings, old (Featured HERE) | BP Sunglasses, old 

Simply Neutral


This jacket is the perfect way to start Spring off with! I love how dainty it feels as well as how it looks. Perfect for brunch or a coffee run. ❤
Happy Spring Friends!

xx. Valentine

H&M Jacket | ASOS Sweater, old (Similar HERE HERE) | H&M Trousers (Similar HERE & HERE) | BCBG Heels, sold out (featured HERE) | H&M Belt, old (Similar HERE)| Michael Kors Wallet, old (Similar HERE & HERE) | Rebecca Minkoff Watch | BP Sunglasses, sold out

Spring Blooms & Green


Topshop Jacket, old (Featured HERE; Similar HERE & HERE) | Vince Blouse, old (Similar HERE & HERE) | ASOS Jacquard Skirt | Zara Heels (Similar HERE & HERE) | Isabelle Vegan Bag (Similar HERE & HERE) | Forever 21 Earrings, old (Similar HERE)


Shopping for the warmer months is never ending for me. I tell myself all the time that “I really only need this one piece and my wardrobe will be complete for the season” ….. just to find myself with a couple new pieces a  week or two later. This Spring has my pocket books emptying so fast. LOL. Now that it’s creeping it’s way over, I cannot wait to share what I’ve purchased!
Like the skirt in this post. I bought it two months back and have been waiting to wear it. The snow takes an incredibly long time to melt because the temperatures stay so steady .. and then we get hit again (twice to be exact) with heavy snow. So I hung it back up until the cold settled. Keeping my fingers crossed that it stays away for good now.


Have you made any Spring purchases yet? Let me know below! 😉

xx. Valentine


Tweed Jacket & Micro Mini Skirt


H&M Tweed Jacket, old (Similar HERE) | Ann Taylor Tie Blouse, sold out (Similar HERE & HERE) | H&M Faux Leather Skirt (Similar HERE & HERE) | Joie OTK Boots | Chloe Faye Backpack – dupe 


This is by far one of my most favorite winter looks. It’s been brutally cold the last month and now that April is on it’s way into the Midwest, I can’t wait for Spring blooms. Even though I was born during the Winter season, it’s not a favorite. So I somehow still find ways to incorporate Fall pieces into this season for the sake of variety. I do find that winter layering is not the most flattering no matter how warm it can be.


But it’s warming up which explains the micro mini skirt and a bit of skin showing. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the snow has decided to stop for the remainder of March.
How has your weather been, where ever you are?


xx. Valentine


RED on Repeat


xx. Valentine
Zara Parka, sold out (Similar HERE & HERE) | Ann Taylor Sweater, sold out (Similar HERE & HERE) | Ann Taylor Leggings, sold out (Similar HERE & HERE) | Joie OTK Boots | Mango Box Bag, sold out (Similar HERE) | H&M Scarf, sold out (Similar HERE) | Forever 21 Beret, sold out (Similar HERE) | BP Sunglasses (Similar HERE & HERE)

Mirrored Glasses :: Belted Coat


xx. Valentine
Sam Edelman Coat, sold out (Similar HERE & HERE) | Ralph Lauren Wool Sweater, sold out (Similar HERE, HERE & HERE) | Levi’s 710 Super Skinny Denim (Similar HERE & HERE) | Banana Republic Boots, sold out (Similar HERE & HERE) | Kate Spade Bag | BP Mirror Sunglasses (Featured HERE; Similar HERE) | Lips : Mac Velvet Teddy

RED :: Zara Tweed


This is an especially red pair of trousers which reminds me a bit of Christmas. But a little of that holiday outside it’s time frame is never a bad thing. But I’ve had these in my ASOS shopping basket for a month before I decided to purchase it. I bought it believing I would wear it for a Valentine’s date with the boyfriend or a Galentine’s night out. Neither of those happened on the actual day but it’s still a good pair for a 9 to 5 job or because you like to look nice. I’m not a fan of wearing sweat pants for any outing, I believe in the if you look good, you feel good.



These trousers worked so well with this tweed trim blouse. It’s almost as if they were made as a complementary pair. Zara’s Spring collection has many great pieces this year. I’m actually quite worried for my bank account. LOL. I usually only purchase shoes from Zara online but it’s been a little more than that in the past two months. This blouse just screams chic and feminine, especially with the sleeves extending into this billowy form. I definitely will be getting lots of wear out of it.



I love how they added ruffles extending from the collar. It’s like a feminine, airy version from the times of Versailles. Something you’d see King Louis wear (without the tweed of course).




What’s most exciting is that Spring is in the air. It’s been snowing here and there in the Midwest, but I believe it’s on it’s way out. I’m already shopping for Spring pieces with no where to wear them yet.
Have you cleared your winter wardrobe yet?
xx. Valentine
Blank NYC Moto Jacket, old (Similar HERE & HERE) | Zara Tweed Trim Blouse | ASOS Petite Trousers | Charles David Heels (Similar HERE & HERE) | Kate Spade Bag, old (Similar HERE & HERE) | BP Sunglasses, old (Similar HERE)

The Pink Moto Coat


..I can see Spring just beyond the Horizon…
xx. Valentine
Banana Republic Moto Coat, sold out (Similar HERE) | Michael Kors SweaterON SALE! | Levi’s 710 Super Skinny Jeans | Goodnight Macaroon OTK Boots (Featured HERE; Similar HERE, HERE & HERE) | Carla Ferreri Backpack, color sold out – other color (HERE)

Reworking a Winter Wardrobe


Winter is my least favorite season or should I say I wouldn’t mind it if it didn’t exist. Or maybe it should only exist on Christmas and when I’m inside by a warm fireplace. This is only because I absolutely dislike shopping for a winter wardrobe; nothing which comes into the fashion market during this time really excites me except for the few pieces here, some cozy sweaters and coats. So I’ve had to find ways to rework my wardrobe to keep my creativity flowing.


This first piece that I have restyled many times (and not just for the winter season) is a great jacket or blazer. I absolutely love structure, especially when it also has a great fit because of my petite frame. Below are what I am coveting right now:
Shein – Pearl Bead Tweed Blazer (HERE & HERE) | Talbots – Checked Blazer | Talbots – Velveteen Blazer | WYLDER – Sequin Blazer | J.Crew – Parke Blazer | Ralph Lauren – Herringbone Blazer
Halogen – Leather Moto Jacket | Lafeyette 148 – Lyndie Jacket | WHBM – Tweed Jacket


A second favorite piece and also great for layering is a mock neck or turtleneck sweater. These work amazingly tucked into a pair of trousers, skirt or half-tucked into faux (vegan is my fav) leather leggings. Some of my favorites are by H&M (bargain prices) and Lauren Ralph Lauren (more pricey but amazing quality).
H&M : Fine-knit Turtleneck, Ribbed Mock Sweater, Mohair-blend Turtleneck | Lauren Ralph Lauren : Striped Turtlneck, Turtleneck Sweater
Below are some more of my fav’s that are in fun, interesting prints and cuts.
Tory Burch – Retractable Turtlneck | Calvin Klein – Convertible Turtleneck Sweater | Michael Kors – Distressed Turtleneck (also featured HERE) | A.L.C. – Cropped Turtleneck


My third loved piece I have reworked lots this season are my vegan leather leggings. It’s funny how I used to think wearing “leather” was over the top … until I got into my first “leather” jacket and WOW! Did everything change. Never say never right? .. But again, don’t get into something just because everyone else is into it. Make sure it fits you and your style first.
Here are some of my favorite faux/vegan leather leggings/pants. Also keep in mind I like a particular shine which is semi-matte. It looks more real and not plastic-like.
Free People – Vegan Leather Leggings | David Verner – Vegan Leather Leggings | Aqua – Faux Leather Trim Leggings | Nasty Gal – Vegan Leather Pants
My vegan leather leggings are always tucked into the boots with a form fitting sweater or oversized one, half tucked into one side. A majority of my tops are always half-tucked because they extend my legs and defines my waist/silhouette. It’s also another detail to add interest to the outfit.


And the last item on my list I have worked to death in this weather are two ankle boots. I’ve interchanged between two kinds this season. One of which is suede and the other is leather. The suede ones are by Banana Republic and is pictured in this post. Sadly, they are no longer available since they were from two seasons ago. And the Grazie Studded Bootie are by Calvin Klein. You’ll find below other booties that I am keenly interested in purchasing as well.
H&M – Leather ankle boots (in beige) | Franco Sarto – Faux-fur Trim Ankle Boots | IRO – Iro Amliss Ankle Boots | Reiss – Zoe Ankle Boot | Carvela – Granite Faux Pearl Embellished Ankle Boots
I wear these booties with leggings tucked into them, or with trousers/jeans that hit higher on the ankle so there is just a bit of skin showing between the shoe and pant. Another way I where them is with a skirt and light black tights.


I hope you found these tips useful and maybe new some pieces may end up in your wardrobe as well. Thank you for reading!
xx. Valentine
H&M Blazer, sold out (Similar HERE & HERE) | H&M Sweater | **WHBM Vegan Leather Leggings, sold out (Similar HERE & HERE)| Loewe Barcelona Dupe (featured HERE) | Banana Republic Boots, sold out (Similar HERE & HERE) | BP Sunglasses (Similar HERE & HERE)
**White House Black Market