This valentines day I wanted to put together a style guide. I’m in love with love, so valentines day means just as much to me as an anniversary. Mr Firstooth doesn’t share my excitement for this. He thinks it’s all a gimmick, but that’s what most men are like. I’ll roll my eyes here. The idea of going out for a date on valentines day is so tempting. A romantic meal, wine and an evening without the children. I can pick a gorgeous outfit to wear and feel glamorous for an evening.
Mr Firstooth is working. So instead of styling myself, I’ll style you instead. Let me live vicariously through your valentines day, while I negotiate biscuit bribery amounts with two toddlers and sip my wine in the evening, alone.
So here is your valentines style guide:
Dress: This dress is quite contemporary with the metallic look, but the lace overlay keeps the dress romantic and feminine. The back is cut out with a neon zip featuring in the middle. I wasn’t sure about the colour of the zip at first, but at least you’ll be easily noticed if he loses you and it is a feature piece of the dress. If I could pick any dress to dine in on valentines day, it’d definitely be this one. It can be easily accessorised and it screams glamour from top to bottom.
It’s a Samantha Faiers dress from very.co.uk costing £24.25
Shoes: At first I was looking for a patent pair of silver heels to match with the dress, until I found these. OMG. When choosing shoes to match the dress it’s best to keep them as simple as possible. The dress is fairly fussy and patterned itself and you don’t want to take too much attention away from that. But, it’s date night, so feeling fabulous from head to toe is a must. The sparkle and Colour matches the metallic fabric in the dress, keeping it feminine and flirty with a peep-toe.
These shoes are from Office costing £65
Blazer: The traditional valentines day colour is red. Red represents romance and passion, so, we have to incorporate this colour into our look somewhere. Incorporating red into the jacket/blazer, instead of the shoes and accessories, makes it become a statement piece and also makes the dress pop. I’m a huge fan of waterfall style jackets or blazers, I think of them as being girly and it frames any body type so perfectly. 3/4 length sleeves on a date keeps the look less formal, shows off your bangles and stops your sleeves from being dipped into your meal. Nobody enjoys stains.
This blazer is from New Look costing £24.99
Clutch Bag: The silver in this bag matches the shoes and the lace matches the gorgeous dress, it really blends the whole style together. It’s so gorgeous, perfect for the few necessities you need, unlike the usual luggage you take with you if you’re a parent. It’s a hard case clutch too, so if you haven’t worn heels in a while and you fall, your clutch would keep your phone and lipgloss crack-free.
This clutch bag is from Accessorize costing £32
Lipstick: To keep in tone with the valentines day ‘red theme’, a red lipstick will finish off your entire look and give you the perfect pout. There are different shades of red to suit even skin tone, so it’s best to try a few out. I learnt the hard way that not every lipstick suits every woman. I’ve had a few clown inspired smiles. I love a matte finish lipstick and one of my favourite collections are the Matte collections by Maybelline.
I chose Siren in Scarlet by Maybelline costing £6.99 in Boots
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