Sunday, February 9, 2014

How to: Wear black on Valentine's Day


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.

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21 comments:

  1. these are amazing items. love the pearl :D

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  2. I really like the idea of wearing very little pink on valentine's day. Besides black and white are such better colors

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  3. Great Valentine's day tips - I'm all for wearing non-traditional Valentine's day colors. An LBD with a bright red pair of shoes would be perfect for the night, right? :]

    xo Deborah
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  4. Wonderful tips. A LBD is always appropriate and can fit any situation.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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  5. That ring is fantastic and I bet that perfume smells amazing :)

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  6. Black would be the sexy kind of Valentin'es. Love the idea! :)

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  7. Oh wow, I like how you've tied in the colour for the red orientated occasion! It's a nice change!
    xoxo,

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  8. Great blog and post !!! :)
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  9. love that bottle with the little crown (:

    xx
    Anna
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  11. wow such a lovely post! great job x

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  12. i'm not a fan of valentines as much as i am a fan of holidays in general...and it's more for the kids. like i rarely celebrate v-day by going to dinner with the thousands of other couples on that day. cheesy. but i like to decorate the house and pack up little treats for the kids. they live for holidays!

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  13. I love the idea of wearing a little black dress for valentine's day!

    xo,
    Angela

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  14. I love this! I can be happy with a bold red lip and all black myself;)

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  15. Love the perfume bottle. It's so pretty! I'm following you on Bloglovin too :)

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  16. I don't think I've ever met anyone (where I live anyway) who dresses in red for V day! I don't know how I'd handle seeing that too... O_o

    SDMxx
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  17. Yes to black! Love your jewelry picks.

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  18. Original and sophisticated V day post, so refreshing, Great photos, too. I really enjoyed this,
    XX, Elle
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  19. It was more than expected and delivered two weeks before Scheduled, extremely recommendable!! This dress is absolutely gorgeous and made me look like a princess on that event!
    Brandy Melville

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