It's almost March and it's still freezing. Surprise, surprise. I've found my new winter survival item though: leather pants. Even windbreakers don't protect against the wind as good as leather does. The thing about cold weather is that you can always bundle up in more sweaters and heavy coats, but you can only wear so many layers of bottoms. And I don't know about you, but I find that wearing leggings under jeans is terribly uncomfortable and bulky. I tend to like the ability for my knees to bend.
Crop top from Sway Chic / Beige cardigan from H&M / Bag from Asos / Half leather pants
The days are (still) dreary and the colours are flat. But that's no reason to sulk. If I'm gonna sulk, it's gonna be because I went out in public with holes on the butt of my leggings. I don't know how they got there or how I didn't notice before I left the house, but yes, it happened. And the holes were the size of a penny, so they were probably noticeable. Thankfully, I abide by the rule that leggings aren't real pants, so I wore a chunky sweater over them that (hopefully) just covered the holes. This. This is why long shirts and leggings are a must. Take note, please.
French Connection lace dress / Pearl necklace / MAC lipgloss / Vera Wang perfume
I'm not a fan of Valentine's Day. I'm not a fan of gift guides, I'm not a fan of red and pink, and I'm not a fan of cheesy outfit ideas. I understand that people like being festive, but wearing red on Valentine's Day gets overwhelming and cliche really quickly. Which is why I'm more of a fan of wearing black (and not just because it represents my disdain for romance).
1.) Grab the Little Black Dress: It's the go-to piece for any occasion, so why not Valentine's Day? It's classy, classic, and a great blank canvas that lets the attention fall on your personality instead of your devotion to festive colours. To get that festive sultry look, black lace is a great way to go.
2.) Be a minimalist on the pink and red: Good things come in small packages, right? The same philosophy goes for wearing colours on V-Day. Instead of looking like a giant red box of candy, add a subtle pop of colour in your accessories or makeup. Think lipstick, shoes, and bags.
3.) Let your jewellery speak: Whether it's a simple string of pearls or a bold statement bracelet, try emphasizing your jewellery rather than your colours. It's a great way to stand out in a sea of red and pink by focusing on the details.
Also, I'm not an everyday perfume kind of person, but I think that this is one of those occasions where a little extra scent is acceptable. Especially when my fragrance of choice is to smell like weddings. Now that's getting into the Valentine's spirit.
It's no secret that I love a good deal. In fact, I've been known to brag about the price of my bargains. Which is why I'm really excited to throw http://justfor5pounds.com in your face. The concept behind the store is simple: Everything on the site is £5 (or about $8.50 USD). I'm really liking that idea because if you see something you like, there's no worrying that the price will be out of your range. You know that everything on the site is the same price. So I got a pair of faux suede booties with a mesh panel and wooden heels. C'mon, you can't even get a pair of ugly shoes at Walmart for this price. But £5 for super versatile and attractive shoes? Yes, please.