Monday, February 17, 2014

Red Letter (Valentine's) Day

Cardigan: Target
Camisole: J. C. Penney's
Skirt: Necessary Objects, Annie Sez
Shoes: Betseyville, Macy's
Bag: Etsy, Uniquely Different
Belt: B Fabulous
Tights: J. C. Penney's

Dress: Olsenboye, J. C. Penney's
Shoes: Madden Girl, Macy's
Bag: Fred Flare
Coat: She Said, J. C. Penney's
Scarf: Express

Sweatshirt: Jenni, Macy's
Jeans: J. C. Penney's
Shoes: Betseyville, J. C. Penney's
Bag: Betsey Johnson, Ross
Scarf: Wet Seal

I realize that it's President's Day.  But there isn't much about George and Abe that screams fun or funny. Unless, of course, you count their patriotic profiles, which may look kind of amusing as the felt focal point of a star-spangled necklace.  Hang on a minute . . .

But no.  Too late.  This post is all about the extravagance that governs (hey, vamoose, legislative language) the glamour of hearts and flowers fashion.  To me, Cupid's calendar lays claim to the height of holiday style.  Sure, Christmas trees, Easter bunnies, and jack o' lanterns get all the press.  But for that unbeatable combination of romance and kitsch, there's no trumping February fourteenth.  Its comely clash of red and pink, punched up by conversation hearts' powerhouse pastels, are the ideal colors for cute candy boxes and crush-worthy dresses.  Not that your plans need be fancy to be festive.  For those who feel more pressure than passion on this lovey-doviest of days, sometimes there's no sweeter celebration than sitting on the sofa with your special someone, sucking down a box of Russell Stover's soft-centered finest.  What's more, Valentine's Day treats are now deeply discounted, which means that it's the perfect time to snag a fresh frilly box for my - er, your - collection . . . and enjoy the snuggle and scarf routine all over again.                

1 comment:

Jewel Divas Style said...

love the Betsy bag, I have a purse in the same fabric.