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Valentine’s Day Color Blocking

red-and-hot-pink-color-blocking Clockwise from top left: Atlantic-Pacific, Courtney Kerr, Emma Stone, Sarah Jessica Parker, Amy Adams, Glamour

Ok, so we still have a few weeks until Valentine’s Day, but the candy hearts are already on the shelves, so I figure that means I can talk about what to wear on the loveliest day of the year. I know a lot of people hate on V-Day, but I’ve always had a special place in my heart for it. Yes, it’s become a commercial circus and yes, I can understand why some people aren’t crazy about it, but I think a day that reminds you to be thankful for those you love, and who love you, should be celebrated.

And what better way to celebrate—other than consuming copious amounts of aforementioned candy hearts—than wearing a heart-skipping mix of hot pink and fiery red. This specific color-blocked combination has been around for awhile, it’s true, but I still find it fresh and fun every time I see it. Blair from Atlantic-Pacific frequently rocks this color combo, and Amy Adams’ Valentino Golden Globes dress proved that this trend is still alive and well. I also love the way white accessories pop against the bright colors, adding an equally bright neutral to the mix.

So while I sit here planning my Valentine’s Day ensemble, I’ll leave you with this little poem:

Roses are red, Valentinos are too
I’d like to pair them with a hot pink hue. 


Accessories, Clothing, On the Cheapish

Fool’s Gold

In case you haven’t noticed: I’m obsessed with Blair from Atlantic-Pacific. If I could co-opt anyone’s style with the flick of a well-dressed wrist, it would be hers.

For now I guess I’ll have to settle for dressing vicariously through her blog and copying some of her staple items. This J.Crew bracelet keeps popping up post after post, so I was thrilled to find a similar option at Forever 21 for $6.80. This one is sure to become a regular on the arm party scene.

J.Crew bracelet on Atlantic-Pacificlinks2Forever 21 link bracelet, Kate Spade bangles, Marc by Marc Jacobs watch