Treat Yourself


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IT’S GIVEAWAY DAY!

Shoulder Cutout Sweater

Happppy hump day! I’ve teamed up with the fabulous ladies over at Lookbook store, to give *you* a chance to wear one of my favorite comfy-cozy, fashionably oversized, chunky knit sweaters (see the photo above)! This darling shoulder cutout sweater is the perfect wardrobe staple, and will help you take that transition from winter to spring in style. Plus, it just looks darling too! The giveaway is open worldwide, and will end February 11th at 8am EST! Good luck! Xo

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Red

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Valentine’s Day is very near and dear to my heart.

The holiday gives you an excuse and reason to get dressed up and dolled up, to throw on your favorite pinks and reds. It gives you a reason to stop and smell the roses, debut your new lipstick, and slip into your favorite heels. So what about the single ladies? It gives you an excuse to bake up your favorite batch of cookies, curl up to a bottle of wine, and watch cheesy romance movies all night long (amiright?).

For me, however, this particular Valentine’s Day marks my boyfriend’s and my 5-year anniversary (woop woop), which just puts the cherry on top of the very large cake.

This Valentine’s #ootn (outfit-of-the-night) is all about attainability. I found this darling dress on Sheinside for $16.99 and I immediately knew it was the one–noting the fact that every time I purchase a Valentine’s Day dress, I don’t seem to want to bring it out of the closet again. The darling silhouette, comfortable material, budget-friendly affordability and flattering fit were just what I was looking for in my Valentine’s Day dress. Since the dress is so simple, I knew that the accessories were everything. I chose to dress it up with a pair of seriously darling polka dot tights, and a sleek and chic Parisian-inspired Rebecca Minkoff clutch. And voila: simple, easy, affordable. Scroll down to to find more outfit deets and links!

photography by Jordan Afshin

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The Darling Details::


Red Keyhole Dress from Sheinside | Kate Spade Tights from Lord & Taylor | Paris Clutch by Rebecca Minkoff | Jessi Ear Jacket in Gold by Kendra Scott

Relaxed

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No matter where you’re going, what you’re doing, or what purpose you are dressing for — an essential key to dressing the part is feeling relaxed.

We all know the feeling. Getting dressed up in an exciting and glamorous outfit, yet feeling like you can’t kick back and relax. Your shoes are k-i-l-l-i-n-g you, the dress is too tight, jeans are stretching out, I could go on forever… So it’s time to officially make that feeling a thing of the past! This is where the inspiration behind this relaxed outfit I’m debuting today was born…i.e., comfort = swoon. First, the right shoes are key. Thick platforms are my favorite since they support your soles and don’t cause too much of an arch. I’m obsessing over the Leka Open Toe Bootie by Dolce Vita; they treat your feet with a darling aesthetic and a comfortable silhouette. Plus, these open toe booties are the key transition shoe to take you from winter to spring.

My next relaxed recommendation to dressing the part is a warm and neutral blazer, like this affordable houndstooth darling from Sheinside (on sale $45!). I’m excited to weave this blazer into my wardrobe over the next few months, especially with it’s unique texture and trendy feel. If you haven’t invested in a pair of boyfriend jeans, it’s officially time to do so. You’ll be seeing these babies pop up a lot this spring, and who wouldn’t want to treat herself to a relaxed and trendy fit to run, jump and skip to? Once you go boyfriend, you never go back — the relaxed comfort and freedom is undeniable.

photography by Jordan Afshin

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The Darling Details::


Black White Houndstooth Coat from Sheinside | Leka Open Toe Bootie by Dolce Vita | Vertical Stripe Loose Grey Sweater from Romwe | Jessi Ear Jacket by Kendra Scott | Delancey Satchel by Botkier | Denim Boyfriend Jeans from Gap (sold out, similar and recommended here*)

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