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30-30 Day 14: Happy V-Day!

Valentine’s Day gets such a bad rap.  But I like it.  Sure, it’s fake, it’s cheesy but really, love is nothing if not a giant cliché!  Plus winter needs as many little sunny spots as it can gather (I say that remembering how dreary winter can be in the Northern states).  Who doesn’t need as much love as they can have in life?  And who I ask doesn’t love red, pink and white?!  Me for one!

In my mind I had thought about wearing this red dress (also worn here) over the top of the white shirt.  Haven’t you seen a mannequin or two wearing something similar?  On plastic perfection it looks cool and creative.  It was really a no go for in real life.  It looked like I was trying to be sexy with a strap-less dress but then got scared and added a shirt underneath.  But I wanted to wearing the dress, so instead I wore it underneath!

Haven’t you seen those blurbs about going from work to date?  Viola!  I’m evening ready, all I have to do is take off the shirt!  Unfortunately I don’t have exciting evening plans – it’s too crowded anyway – but I love how I get another red pencil skirt out of this dress!

Belt is from Nordstrom Rack, ’10

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30-30 Day 12

Valentine’s Day Weekend!  I wore this simple ensemble to church.  It didn’t even occur to me to wear red because of the upcoming holiday.  All the old ladies (and even a couple of guys) had busted out their red dresses, blouses, tops, sport coats, and ties (I hope girl who was self-conscious last week noticed!)  It looked very festive.

You can’t see from the illustration but the red blouse is transparent silk.  Just wore a black tank top underneath.  Apparently see-thru fabrics are popular now on the runways.  But does anybody really wear that with nothing underneath in real life?

I wore fine mesh fish nets so instead of the open toed heels I went with the booties to keep it more conservative.

The day was beautiful and unseasonably warm, but in the morning I added a black pashmina to keep the chill off.

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