Cafe Lurcat


What’s more appropriate than a sweater dress and over the knee boots for Fall! It screams comfy yet chic and is easy to throw together for a date night. We went down to this fancy Cafe & Bar in Minneapolis that sits across the Sculpture Garden. This little date had been in the works for a year and I honestly don’t know why we waited! The alley way leading up to it was like something out of New York.


Though I have never been to New York, it seems to exist here and there in parts of Minneapolis. I definitely don’t mind that since it keeps the cost of traveling at bay. But when I need to feel life, I like the hustle Minneapolis gives.


There’s so much of Minnesota that I’ve yet to see. I’m always planning something when I run across a picture on Pinterest¬† and have it planned down to the detail.
… traveling is wonderful but staycations are amazing too …

xx – Valentine

J. Crew Petite Iconic Coat | Gap Tunic | Joie OTK Boots (featured HERE) | Valentino Rockstud Bag (Similar HERE & HERE)

black & white


..there’s something about black, you feel hidden away in it. so you share it with white and it becomes poetic..

(black and white is always a fail safe for any season. but it’s especially appropriate for fall)

Outer top: Banana Republic vest blazer (Similar HERE) | Inner top: pleather sleeve tee (Similar HERE & HERE) | Pants: J. Crew Martie Trousers (Featured HERE; Similar HERE & HERE) | Handbag: Ralph Lauren Hobo Bag (N/A; Similar HERE, HERE & HERE) | Accessories: Pleather waist belt (Similar HERE & HERE) ; Sunglasses: Michael Kors (Featured HERE) | Lips: NYX Soft Matte lip creme in Monte Carlo

little WHITE LIE

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…learn the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist… – pablo picasso 

(Wear white after labor day. What it comes down to is choosing the right fabric for the changing seasons. Summer ends and so comes fall and the winter knight. Go to white wools, cashmeres and down-filled parkas when the wind hits and the snow falls.)

Top: LOFT laced top | Bottom: J. Crew Martie Pant (in black, 00p) | Handbag: Kate Spade Lilah Satchel | Accessory: Francesca’s fur face keychain (Similar HERE & HERE) | Shoe: Featured HERE & HERE

..autumn teasing

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It’s strange that Autumn is so beautiful, yet everything is dying. But so we wait for only two times of the year, Fall and waiting for Fall. As it is not quite here but teasing ever so; the little howls of crisp, cool air. 
Outer top: H&M taupe cardigan duster (Similar HERE & HERE) | Inner top: H&M lace cami (Similar HERE & HERE) | Bottom: 710 Levi’s Super Skinny Denim (Featured HERE) | Shoes: Banana Republic Ankle Boots (Similar HERE, HERE & HERE) | Handbag: Michael Kors  Whipped Chelsea Crossbody in Suede (Similar HERE, HERE & HERE)