last days …


These heels are to die for! I’m in love with the neutral tones and the chunky heel, making it comfortable for longer wear. Banana Republic never seems to fail in their shoe department. And this season I’ve purchased two already from them. This wrap around sandal heel and these beauties in this blog post.


Even though Summer may be playing hide and seek, I’m really just ready for Fall to happen now! And there’s nothing better than Fall fashion, therefore I’m slowly transitioning with suede and navy (one of the trends this season, even though navy is a staple color in my wardrobe year round).
Until then, I hope your season transition is going great, see you in the next outfit post. Thanks so much for reading!

xx. -Valentine

Top: H&M navy blouse (Similar HERE, HERE & HERE) | Bottom: Forever 21 floral shorts (Featured HERE; Similar HERE & HERE) | Shoes: Banana Republic chunky heels (Similar HEREHERE & HERE) | Handbag: Michael Kors Suede tassel cross body (Featured HERE; Similar HERE, HERE & HERE)


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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) make me blush..

img_2246-2img_2355-2img_2371img_2333img_2388-1 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)

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)

the classic replay

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..give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world.. so these little ankle boots have been on repeat.
Outerwear: Banana Republic Trench Coat (Similar HERE & HERE) | Top: (Inside) H&M Blouse (Similar HERE & HERE) | Bottom: Kendall & Kylie Rolled Shorts (Similar HERE, HERE & HERE) | Handbag: Kate Spade Crossbody (featured HERE, HERE, & HERE) | Shoes: Ivanka Trump Booties (featured HERE) | Accessory: WhoWhatWear Necktie (featured HERE)


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..“she blew a kiss, it missed my face and drifted into outer space and kissed the sun and made it smile, now it’s been bright for quite a while” .. (unknown author) 

(the sun seemed to have set into this little anorak from J. Crew. Perfect for breezy summer nights and cozy for the coming, cool fall)

Outerwear: J. Crew Anorak Jacket (2 Colors) Top: H&M White Blouse (Similar HERE & HERE) | Bottom: Forever 21 Floral Shorts (Similar HERE & HERE) | Handbag: Kate Spade Crossbody (turned into a clutch; see this POST) | Shoes: Ted Baker Flats with Rose Gold Trim (Similar HERE & HERE)


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…And she used to be the sweetest girl. But then she tasted lips of the sad and lonely, sipped from the soul less rims of beer bottles and she couldn’t take much more. With the handbook torn in two and having learned “they’re all lies, darling”, she  put on those red lips and took some wine sips. for she aged wise at a quarter of a century and  found grace in lonely humans and their sky high tales… 

(a little sweater and ankle boots for the perfect summer-to-fall transition)

Top: H&M Neck-tie Sweater | Bottom: Forever 21 Blk & Wht Polka Dot Skirt (old) (Similar HERE & HERE) | Handbag: Kate Spade Leather Crossbody on Gold Chain (old) (Similar HERE & HERE) | Shoes: Ivanka Trump Ankle Booties (Similar HEREHERE & HERE) | Lips: NARS Velvet Matte in Cruella