Valentine’s Day is on a Tuesday this year, so I wanted to give you guys a transitional outfit that is a little different from the norm.
Something you could wear in a casual office setting AND your evening date.
With traffic, child care, and “sorry you’re too late – this restaurant is already booked” kind-of schedules…. Valentine’s Day can often feel forced.
Which is a total bummer, because I’m all about celebrating love and romance!
When I was working in the corporate world, I remember having twenty minutes (after traffic) to change from work attire to something more date-friendly.
I’m not even sure I showered.
But my date married me a year later so I guess he didn’t mind the stench much 😉
Seriously though, whatever you have planned for Valentine’s Day, this look should cut down on time, and make your day at the office a little more festive!
Here are my suggestions for the appropriate way to style it inside of an office setting:
- trade my heels for these pumps (currently 40% off!)
- add nude tights under the skirt
- tuck the VF “heartbeat” shirt inside of the skirt….instead of tying it up in a knot
- lose the choker. unless you work in the fashion industry. then by all means, wear it.
My favorite part of the outfit is the blazer. It’s ridiculously soft, the cut is super flattering, and the color is bright and crisp (perfect for Spring)!
If you don’t have any plans for Valentine’s Day, at least give yourself a little tlc.
Whether that’s a new book, a workout sesh, a Netflix marathon, or a bubble bath. Just do something that makes you happy!
For me, that treat is this new blazer, and a bouquet of fresh flowers.
I know this sounds absurd to some, but I always enjoyed decorating my office with seasonal hints. I always kept it professional, but I had to let some of my personality show – it was my office after all 😉
For the girl who can relate, I suggest placing a rose inside of a mason jar on your desk. Something as simple as this can make those mundane work tasks a little more bearable.
And above all else, love each other deeply, because love covers a multitude of sins. 1 Peter 4:8
shirt: VF (enter code VDAY20 at checkout for $10 off)! | sunglasses: Ray-Ban | shoes: Sam Edelman | bag: gift, similar | ring: Lord & Taylor | necklace: Onyah Designs | choker: sold out, similar | earrings: LC | bracelet: old, similar | lipstick: YSL “Rouge Volupte 31”
photography by: Bryan Grayson