While I don’t typically pull out a red lace dress for Valentine’s Day—I’ll probably spend the evening in my pajamas eating take-out with my family—I do like to celebrate in little ways. A heart print blouse. A pink coat. Red shoes. I always love a little whimsy.
My husband bought me this pink Alexander Wang coat for my birthday years ago. It’s from the Fall 2011 ready-to-wear collection and is that classic Wang hybrid: part sport, part luxury.
I have been stalking another dusty pink coat this year by Carven—see it in the links. It’s a cocoon coat with a wide belt and it keeps taunting me, like every time I go on my computer it inevitably shows up on my screen.
I bought the heart print blouse at Uniqlo a while back. A store just opened in my neighborhood and I’m happy to have another outlet for affordable blouses. I use high street for blouses because I don’t like to pay a lot of money for them. I don’t think you need to. I love the tie-neck for a feminine touch. I’ll wear this blouse a million different ways.
One of the things I look for most when buying investment pieces is versatility. I immediately scooped up this green Dolce & Gabbana skirt when I found it on deep sale at Neiman Marcus because I knew I would wear it to death. It goes with everything.
I was NOT planning on buying a handbag when I saw this Valentino one on crazy-sale at Saks Fifth Avenue one day. I was on my way out of the store when I glimpsed it out of the corner of my eye, looking very sad and lonely. It was a little banged up and the snap is actually broken but it was far, far less than the sale price I had seen everywhere else for this purse and so I decided to make it mine and give it some TLC.
I found the Dolce & Gabbana embellished flats on sale at Net-A-Porter last spring. They are different from any other shoe I own. So I always like that.
I think Valentine’s Day is a good time to remember to buy what you love and love what you buy. And wear it a million different ways because there are no rules.