Bee mine, Valentine

First off, I’ll admit that I have never really been one of those girls who loved Valentine’s Day, but there is something about lace and tulle that makes my heart skip a beat. Throw in the fact that my boyfriend was home for the first time all semester and I am all for the candy hearts and pink cupcakes, so why not celebrate that? The last three years haven’t been perfect. Far from it actually. Dating long distance is hard, it’s sad and basically, it sucks. However, this guy proves to me (almost) everyday that it’s worth it. Dominic is stubborn, sassy and sometimes a huge pain in the ass, but he is also one of the kindest, most caring individuals I have ever met. He is there through thick and thin and most importantly, he always keeps me laughing. We make it work, cause like Dom says: “If you’re lucky enough to find someone who puts up with all of your shit, you stick with them.”

So here’s to balloons, cupcakes, tulle skirts and love. Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Hope this post wasn’t too hard for you all to read!

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All photos by Laurence Tan Photography

Skirt: Asos (on sale!), Top: Chicwish, Shoes: Unknown (blue here, similar here), Bracelet: Banana Republic (on sale!), Clutch: Mason’s (old, similar here), Sunglasses: Grey Dog


Love of the Party… My Valentine’s Day Look

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, which leaves approximately four days to find the perfect outfit! Whatever your plans may be, use this day as an excuse to pull of the prettiest look you can imagine. Valentine’s Day is your excuse to wear that dress your bought years ago or that amazing tulle skirt you just had to have! Whatever ridiculously romantic look you are think of, you can pull it off. Today, I am taking my own advice and showing off my Valentine’s Date night look which just happens to include lace AND bright red tulle. With this outfit I’m ready for roses, chocolates or maybe just a night out with friends. You know, in all honesty, it doesn’t matter what you’re doing this Saturday, if you’re single or together, Valentine’s Day is about loving yourself and all those around you! So put on your fanciest dress and let’s party!

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All photos by Laurence Tan Photography

Skirt: Asos (on sale!), Top: Chicwish, Shoes: Unknown (blue here, similar here), Bracelet: Banana Republic (on sale!), Clutch: Mason’s (old, similar here), Sunglasses: Grey Dog

8 Looks to Set You Apart on Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, people all over are trying to make dinner reservations and/or find the perfect gift. I have spent the last couple days working on the PERFECT card for my boyfriend, the last couple of weeks apart have been particularly hard on us and to save money we have decided to not buy each other gifts this year (however, if he asks I have a list of things he could buy me). Anyway, I wanted to put some real brainpower into making something that will not only remind him just how amazing he is, but most importantly make him laugh.  Yet, I would totally be lying if I said I didn’t put just as much effort into finding the perfect V-Day outfit. Like usual, I have spent most of my class days browsing Pinterest for some Valentine’s inspiration and after hours of scouring my favorite stores I have put together the perfect ensemble, which I will reveal to you all in a couple of weeks. Since, there is still plenty of time for express shipping, I have decided to share some of my favorite pins to aid you in your own search for a classy and romantic outfit.

 Black Tulle Skirt

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Photo Credit: Left: The Proje2ct, Right: Vanilla Extract

Tulle for Valentine’s Day. It’s obviously classic, girly and romantic, but it may be a little overdone. If you’re as obsessed and addicted to the tulle skirt as I am, surprise them with an all black tulle look. It’s unexpected, a little sexy and completely stunning! You’ll turn heads as soon as you walk into the room. No one said black can’t be romantic. Black wedding dresses are even and up and coming trend! So what are you waiting for? Go get ’em stunner!

Full Floral Skirt

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Photo Credit: Left: Hapa Time, Right: Gary Pepper Girl

Feeling more classic this Valentine’s dat? Give them some true vintage romance with a light floral and airy piece. A dress or skirt with a voluptuous silhouette calls upon better and simpler times. These romantic looks are perfect for a dinner date and maybe even a stroll through the local park, weather permitting of course. However, you’ll look like a dream no matter what the occasion.

Lace Top

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 Photo Credit: Left: A Spoon Full of Style, Right: Pink Peonies

Whether you have reservations for a candlelit dinner or you’d rather cook a meal at home, the lace top is perfect for you! Dress it down with a pair of jeans and you’ll be ready for a Valentine’s Day in, or add a beautiful skirt for a night in. Whatever your feeling, a lace skirt is a perfect way to show Cupid you’re ready for love.

Graphic Sweatshirt

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Photo Credit: Left: Brooklyn Blonde, Right: Kendi Everyday

Tell them exactly how you feel with a graphic sweatshirt on V-Day. It’s a more casual take on the day’s usual attire, but that doesn’t make it any less chic. Regardless of if your sweatshirt is paired with a feminine skirt or boyfriends jeans, you are ready for dinner and a movie. But, if you’re like me, you can take your sweatshirt straight to the couch for a Netflix marathon with your “person,” which we all know is the preferable option.