It may be hard to detect on the surface, but I have a rebellious streak. ‘Whaaaaat?’ you may be saying to yourself, while others who know me well around the country are chuckling to themselves as they read this. It covers a matter of sins really – not loving police officers despite never having any sort of run in with them, a profound level of stubbornness when you tell me I cannot do something – but the simple fact of the matter is, my anti-authority self just rears it’s head every now and again. It’s also the kind that makes me want to run for the hills when any sort of individuality is stamped out in the way I dress (ie. I have to wear a uniform, everyone wears a set color for an event, etc.).
So if you were to suggest that I wear head-to-toe pink for Valentine’s Day, I may actually projectile vomit on you. It’s nothing personal about the color, but rather this pesky rebellion (okay, it may have a little something to do with you too, pink). Since I’m a longtime lover of pops of color, Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to add a hint of color from the pink and red families without overdoing it. And often times a small dose increases the impact since it stands out against its neutral backdrop. It’s a win-win!
This burgundy off the shoulder top is as sexy as sexy gets in my book. And it’s a great multi-season top that transitions from winter to spring and back again. I have been so in love with the midi skirt revival these past few seasons, mostly because the silhouette does my body good. And they’re flattering on nearly all of us! The trick is to find one that hits at the narrow part of your calf. Pair it with a great ankle wrap sandal that shows off my personal favorite portion of female anatomy, the ankle (I know, I know..somewhere Nelly’s “It’s Getting Hot in Here” is blasting as I talk about ankle sexiness). By the way, my absolute favorite ankle wrap sandals, these suede tasseled ones, are now 50% off over at Nastygal..scoop up a pair before they’re gone.
If you’re of the gift giving sort, I have a few favorites I’m currently eyeing up. I’m contemplating giving either this classic watch or if you have a Star Wars nerd at home like I do, Nixon has a super cool Darth Vader version (trust me on this one, it’s super sleek but he’ll love that it’s officially Stars Wars). I also like to give small gifts to a few of my close girl friends, so for the ladies in your life, I’m loving this little rose gold catch all for odd and ends, these adorable aromatherapy candles (each serves a different function like helping concentration or energy) & these little succulent planters. Decisions, decisions..
LONG WHITE VEST | OFF SHOULDER TOP | MIDI SKIRT | CLUBMASTER SUNGLASSES | GOLD CUFF | BLACK WRAP SANDALS (ON SALE FOR $55) | BLACK CROSSBODY BAG | LIPSTICK (51) | NAIL POLISH (LINCOLN PARK AFTER DARK)
Photos by Mike Avery