Valentines Outfit Inspirations

Soooo has Cupid’s arrow struck you this year?  Are you gearing up for a big romantic Valentine’s Day with your beau?

Or rounding up your squad for a fabulous Galentine’s together?

Regardless of what you’re up to this weekend-o-love, you will surely need a fabulous outfit! 😉

So that’s what this post is dedicated to:  Valentine’s Day Outfit Inspirations!!! 

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I’ve come up with 3 different looks, pulling items (both old and newish) from my closet to come up with looks that could take you from romantic reservations, to a mystery date out n’ about, or to a no-boys-allowed party! ❤

1.  Lady in Red

You can’t really go wrong with wearing Red for Valentine’s Day!

I picked up this great “perfect red” dress during a Black Friday Sale from Kiyonna …. the sheer sleeves, scooped neckline and perfect length made this a must buy.

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Outfit Deets: Mohair purse, NineWest; Shoes, Christian S. for Payless; Earrings and necklace, Reitmans; Dress from Kiyonna

Alternatively, if you wanted a more romantic Lady-in-Red vibe maybe ditch the flats for leopard pumps and add a fur collar…and BOOM!

You’ve kicked up the glam to this outfit!

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Outfit Deets: Shoes, Calvin Klein; Fur collar, Cabaret Vintage; Dress from Kiyonna

2. Fuzz n’ Fuchsia

If you’re looking to keep it more casual and cozy, why not pull out your favourite dress like this hot pinky/fuchsia number I picked up from the opening of AdditionElle’s Stockyard location, and pair it with a fuzzy sweater!

Add some bling and pumps and …. Boom!  Instant Valentine’s Day magic! ❤

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Outfit Deets: Dress, AdditionElle; Sweater, H&M; Shoes, Aldo; Jewellery, LOFT

Oooo I’m digging this combo of colours and textures and hardware with the jewels!!! ❤ ❤ ❤

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3. Rockabilly Pink

If you want to go all-out girly girl, a flirty-ruffle-y- skirt is the way to go!

Now, I personally never got onto the tutu-skirt trend that seemed to be everywhere for the last little while in plus size fashion.

But this full circle skirt from Tatyana Boutique has an overlay of tulle, which kinda gives you a tutu-vibe.  Plus the bold gold flower details on the overlay certainly adds that romantic, flirty, girlie-girl outfit feeling.

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Outfit Deets: Blouse & Skirt, Tatyana Boutique; Shoes, Naturalizer; Purse, Kate Spade; Jewellery set (old)

Since the skirt has a lot of drama, I tried to keep the rest of the look simple with blacks and whites.

I was bold with mixing patterns here – stripes and dots – but since they’re all black and white colours, they seem to work nicely, don’t you think? 🙂

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This collared tie-up polka-dotted blouse with this peachy pink jewellery set in gold totally compliments the skirt and its details.

I think this set is kind of perfect for this outfit. ❤

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So there you have it friends!!!  3 very different Valentine’s inspired outfits that I’m hoping will help you create the best look for your special evening.

Which is YOUR favourite – 1, 2 or 3 … and why?  Tell me about your choice in the comments section below!

Hoping that these outfit inspirations earn you a few smooches this Valentine’s Weekend friends, xo 😉kisses

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Hook, Line, and Sinker

If you’ve been following the blog, you already know what a big fan I am of vintage/retro/rockabilly reproduction fashion.

Style eras that celebrate hips and tits are ones I need to be apart of! 😉

There are many UK clothing lines that specifically cater these styles.  I’ve got a Pintrest board dedicated to all my coveted retro frocks!

In fact, this was one of my pins …. was this dress by Collectif in London:

The Rowena Dress, by Collectif

The Rowena Anchor Swing Dress … a nautical inspired halter neck frock with navy and red all over anchor print. With three pockets and a removable neck tie for a variety of different looks.  Isn’t it the cutest?

Well, a couple months ago Toronto Vintage Society co-hosted a BOOZAR night at the Gladstone Hotel, where I met the delightful Erin Loveless, owner of Loveless Boutique in Toronto who invited me to check out her shop as it happens to carry a selection of Collectif dresses!!! 😉

So I went to check them out and guess what I found in their sale rack……..
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THE Rowena Anchor Dress!!!! ❤ ❤ ❤

Now granted the only size remaining was a 2x …and as you can see the only way it would fit my ample upper half was by unbuttoning from the collar down…

BUT I’m in love with this dress: hook, line, and sinker!!!  (yup, that was an anchor pun) 🙂

I’m really not a fan of having to wear a strapless bra … so I try and avoid buying clothes that force me to wear one.

I tried wearing this halter dress with a regular ol’ bra….since I had to wear a tank to fill in the giant-boobie-gap.  And this was the result:

Then I decided to buy a cheap tank, and cut off the strap to make it into a halter tank …. then wore my clear bra straps and THIS was the result:

Always nice having options that still allows you to wear a proper bra!

I kept the accessories simple with this frock – sometimes jelly shoes, sometimes sandals, with a cross body bag and minimal accessories.

I had this anchor necklace from My Beaded Designs Kinda feel like it was waiting for this dress 🙂

OK. Now that you got a low down on What I Wore…. let me tell you What I Did while in this outfit 🙂

I happened to be out an about all day in this frock … and made my way to Nathan Phillips Square for a PanAm Concert one summer night…

To see THE ROOTS!!

Minus Canada Day in Ottawa, THIS was the largest crowd I’ve ever been apart of in a long, long time.

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It seems I’m a big fan of Nautical Inspired looks – click hereherehere , here and here to see what I mean 😉

How I Got The Look:  The dress from Loveless Boutique; Necklace from My Beaded Designs; Tank tops from Reitmans and Forever21+

So waddya think?  Did I make a mistake buying a dress I couldn’t button up?  Or was my tank-top fix a good move?

Let me know by leaving a comment below friends.  Until next time…

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