It’s no secret: I love pink.
My relationship with pink started out as a love/hate, since I thought it would make people take me less seriously. But now, that’s exactly why I wear pink so often. Not only am I presenting professionally, but I’m doing it in a pink dress too.
And then, there’s my second love: Valentine’s Day.
I think it’s easy to fall into some traps here. Of course this commercialized day of love wants to encourage heteronormativity and all that jazz, but I say, embrace it as an opportunity in pink to tell your friends and loved ones how much you love them.
Making and giving Valentine’s is one of the most fun activities during the year. If the last Valentine you made was in elementary school, get out some construction paper and start cutting hearts TODAY!
Written notes of love and encouragement for your friends, family, and especially, the staff in your life who make things easier and your day brighter is as easy as it is rewarding. If you’ve been meaning to say thank you a little more than just a text message or if you really want to tell someone they’re appreciated, a note goes a long way
And of course, if a furry creature could go with your note, why not?
I love this sweet little guy mom found for me at Walmart!
This post wasn’t just meant to persuade you to share the love today, I’ve also put together some fun easy outfits you could wear while giving your handmade creations out.
Fitting to start with this all pink look but let me just say, do not be afraid of monochrome!!
Pink skirt? Pink stripes? And for me, matching earrings? If they’re similar in tone, it’s a look.
To really nail a monochromatic outfit without looking too much like a crayon, play with texture.
My (thrifted) linen J Crew striped shirt looks fresh with my (also, thrifted) J Crew denim skirt. Earrings or other jewelry pieces can add a pop of texture and sparkle.
Also, that cute felt envelope was a Target dollar bin find!
I’m here to set the record straight: pink and red can MATCH!
As proven here.
Mom and I were doing some post Christmas shopping at the outlets when I found this adorable Kate Spade red and pink Pom Pom set. And the best part, is together, they cost about $35 (70% off sales are what make my heart sing).
The set inspired me to pair my (thrifted) pink J Crew button up with my favorite bright red sweater.
I love how cheery the colors look together and perfect to wear today!
Red or magenta lip stick really completes the outfit.
Ok, how fun is this?
I found these leather pants for $20 at a thrift store in NYC with Sean’s family and I love wearing them. I found a similar style here!
Paired with stripes for pattern and a pop of red for color, I love this outfit so much.
I feel like it could also be dressed up with a black blazer for date night too.
This is another example of how earrings and a great shade of lipstick can really go a long way. I love my bauble earrings! Unfortunately the Charming Charlie’s I found them in has since closed but here’s a fun pair from Lulu’s to try! Plus any opportunity to take my Christmas present bag out is one I’ll jump to.
Never be afraid to go bold with color, especially in black leather pants.
A sorority sister of mine in DG, Leigh Plasil inspired me to wear this look.
There’s no match for comfort in well loved light wash jeans and a cosy sweater. But dress it up with some leopard print shoes and some gold jewelry and you’ve got yourself a classy casual fit.
I’ve practically worn those flats to the soul. They’re so comfortable and look cute with jeans! I bought these from J Crew a long time ago, but Lulu’s has a pair on sale now for $25 dollars!
Also, the Virginia State necklace is a Kate Spade item I found at T.J. Maxx! $15! With my pearl earrings, you can find me wearing it just about every other day.
It’s a well kept secret among William and Mary students that there’s a Marshall’s amidst all the construction down Richmond Rd.
But that my friends, is where a pot of gold lies at the end of a rainbow (of construction? Idk just trust me.)
This dress was marked down from $250 to $35 at Marshall’s!! I love the print and think it’s perfect for a dinner date or while seeing a play!
My now famous amongst my friends pink coat was another fun find with my grandmother over Christmas. From where? I’m sure you can guess by now: J Crew.
I love how the two go together in an almost springy combination.
Find the bold prints in your own closet and pair with a solid cardigan or coat to really stand out!
I hope I inspired you to revisit pink or inspire you to paint your nails the happy shade.
Share with my your Valentine’s Day creations, whether it’s a card or an outfit!
The Virginia Prepster