February 7, 2018 - Easy Outfits, I Feel Pretty, Style

My Anti Valentine’s Date Night Outfit

Don’t be fooled by the title, I’m actually NOT anti Valentines Day. Craig and I find a way to celebrate it every year. We’re just older and wiser about it and usually go out on a night that’s less busy and there are not fixed menus (I HATE fixed menus!).

We’re pretty serious when it comes to food and have been known to plan what we want to eat weeks in advance. (We even plan all of our vacations around eating opportunities). Our local hometown Italian place has the BEST lobster ravioli on the planet. So last year when I had my heart set on it for weeks only to be presented with their prix fixe menu (with no lobster ravioli), I was not a happy camper. Lesson learned, go before or go after.

What I am anti is wearing red. I own exactly ZERO pieces of red clothing. So for this year’s Valentine date night – I’m going with my softer side of muted tones of gray, blue and blush – with a dash of leopard, of course.

The pretty floral statement necklace adds just the right amount of romance.  It’s a pricier piece but an outfit maker for sure. The subtle ruffle details on this blouse are perfect for me, not too fussy or over the top.

My blush heels are a few years old and no longer available, but this pair is a good substitute with a lower heel.

Anti Valentine’s Day Outfit Formula

Ruffle Bell Sleeve Blouse + Corduroy Pants + Floral Necklace + Leopard Clutch + Blush Heels


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27 Comments

  1. I’m with you on the fixed menus! My husband and I have a similar philosophy about Valentine’s Day! I think your outfit is great, the top and the shoes are pieces that I would love to own!

  2. You always put together the cutest looks that are both casual and dressy. Love this Alison. Great top and jewelry! Welcome by tomorrow and every Thursday to link up with me!

  3. I’m totally with you—I HATE going out to dinner on Valentine’s day: prix-fixe menus, terrible service, and often couples who are arguing or not speaking through dinner! No thank you! We just cook at home and go out to dinner the following evening! 🙂
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  4. This is a super pretty look! I especially love that top and those heels! I’m always on the fence about going out on Valentines. I’d be more prone to stay home if I was a better cook! LOL!

  5. I love this outfit, it’s very simple, but the statement necklace and the heels really give it an overall dressed up look. I also love, love, LOVE the leopard print clutch. As for not liking red, it’s cool To each it’s own. I personally love red (it’s my second favorite color) and wear it at every opportunity.

  6. I bet you would look great in red! BUT I think you look great in these shades too and obviously you need to feel comfortable and confident in what you wear!

    xo Jules

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