Feelin’ Velvet

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I’ve never tried the boyfriend trend (boyfriend jeans, boyfriend blazer or button up) …until this jacket. There isn’t a particular reason why but I’ve seen some bloggers pull it off quite well. I’d like to think of boyfriend clothes as something I cuddle up and sleep in. Though this jacket changed that. This piece is perfect for office wear, a great twist on the traditional blazer. I purchased it from Express, in which I rarely shopped until a few months ago because of the Petite Sizes addition.

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I would definitely wear it for holiday parties. Here, I paired it with this dotted blouse from Banana republic. Both have subtle character but work really well together.

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And of course orange is a must for Fall. Every time I pair orange and black, I can’t help but think it’s Halloween all over again.

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I know I’m late to the game with this boyfriend trend but I love it with this velvet jacket. I plan to try boyfriend jeans next. I’m very much into tailored pieces for the sake of my small frame, so something that’s supposed to be worn over sized is a challenge. But stay tuned and you may just see something new fall into my wardrobe.

xx – Valentine

Express Velvet Jacket (in Petite XXS) | Banana Republic Clip Dot Blouse | ASOS Trousers (Similar HERE & HERE) | Banana Republic Heels (featured HERE) | Kate Spade Bag | BP Sunglasses (Similar HERE)

 

 

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Tutu en Pointe

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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)

Pink Lady

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It’s been awhile since my last post. I’ve been caught in a whirlwind of personal things but now it’s catch up time.
I have been drawn to this color palette since fall because it’s so easy and fresh in a sea of dark tones. But it was really cold out during this shoot and I  just wanted to run back inside. Although that would’ve been a waste of a beautiful snowfall.
Now that Christmas is just around the corner and New Year’s is right behind, I’m excited for all the festive outfits. Thanks so much for stopping by and you can shop this look below!

xx. Valentine

Outer: F21** (Similar: HERE, HERE & HERE) | Top: Zara (Similar HERE, HERE & HERE) | Bottom: Zara (Similar HERE) | Shoes: Charles David OTK (Similar HERE, HERE & HERE) | Accessories — Handbag: Kate Spade Emerson (HERE) – Sunglasses: Michael Michael Kors
** – No longer available

fallin FAUX you

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Alas, the snow has come. And here the sweaters will all come to shine.

xx. -Valentine

Top: H&M Peplum (Similar HERE, HERE & HERE) | FAUX Fur Stole: F21 (Similar HERE & HERE) | Bottom: Banana Republic Sloan Trousers** (Similar HERE, HERE & HERE) | Handbag: Kate Spade (Similar HERE, HERE & HERE) | Shoes: Banana Republic Ankle Booties (Similar HERE, HERE & HERE) | Sunglasses: Michael Kors Tabitha III (Featured HERE; HERE & HERE) Belt: H&M Skinny waist (Similar HERE & HERE)

pleats & high grace

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Trumpet sleeves have been around but for this trend to resurface in Fall of 2016 is so great! H&M did good with this top. It’s got a romance and ethereal feel. Another thing I love about this blouse is how versatile it will become in the seasons to follow. It’s got a neutral color, which will make pairing it with other pieces easy.

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What really drew me to this trend was the memory it brought back. When I was in middle school, I owned this trumpet sleeve top with colors of a burnt sunset. I absolutely loved it and still have pictures. Granted, the sleeve has evolved much here with small pleats, giving it elegance.

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If Grace Kelly were here today, she would would be absolutely breathtaking in this. It definitely screams Modern Victorian.
 Thanks so much for reading! See you in the next post.

xx. -Valentine

Top: H&M Trumpet Sleeve Blouse (HERE or Similar HERE) | Bottom: H&M Full Skirt (Similar HERE or HERE) | Shoes: Sam Edlemen Strap Heels (Similar HERE, HERE & HERE) | Handbag: Kate Spade Crossbody (Featured HERE or Similar HERE) | Lips: Revlon* (Similar HERE & HERE)
**No longer available.

Happily Grey

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I am utterly happy Fall is coming closer and closer! The temp is dropping and I cannot wait for the leaves to start changing. It’ll finally be all boots and cozy knits for the next few months!

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Aside from the slowly changing temp, I’ve just been waiting for Summer to fade away before addressing some of my fav fall items. Summer just keeps on keeping on and it’s starting to get old. I mean who doesn’t LOVE Fall!
Thanks so much for reading. Until the next outfit!
Outwear: H&M Black Jacket (Similar HERE, HERE & HERE) | Dress: Sweater Dress (old) (Similar HERE & HERE) | Handbag: Kate Spade Crossbody (featured HERE & HERE) | Shoes: H&M Black Knee High (Similar HERE, HERE & HERE) | Accessory: Michael Kors fur keychain (Similar HERE & HERE) | Lips: Loreal (old) (Similar HERE & HERE)

hello SEPTEMBER

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..cold days are best in cozy knits with hot chocolate in hand.. 

xx – Valentine.

Top: H&M Chunky knit (Similar HERE, HERE & HERE) | Bottom: H&M Full leather skirt (n/a but Similar HERE & HERE) | Bag: Kate Spade gold chain cross body (n/a – featured HERE & HERE) | Shoes: Charles by Charles David cut-out ankle boots (Similar HERE, HERE & HERE) | Accessory: Francesca’s fur keychain (featured HERE) Lipstick: Revlon creme lipstick in Raisin Rage (n/a – Similar HERE & HERE)

..you make me blush..

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..black leather is so versatile and quite appropriate for any occasion. I love how special this one is because of the laced up details and when you pair black and pink, it softens up your entire look and adds some sort of romance. thanks so much for reading, until the next post..
xx – Valentine.
Top: ASOS cashmere mix sweater (Similar HERE, HERE & HERE) | Bottom: H&M black leather skirt (Similar HERE, HERE & HERE) | Handbag: Kate Spade gold chain cross body (featured HERE & HERE) | Shoes: Charles by Charles David black pumps (Featured HERE & HERE) | Watch: Michael Kors (Featured HERE)

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