Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Valentine's Work Outfit Ideas.

I wore these work outfits to work sometime last week, keeping in mind that Valentine's Day is coming soon. I wanted to show you 2 (very) subtle ways of how to dress for work with a little nod to Love or VDay. These are two simple but chic Work Outfits that have some type of Valentine's Day detailing to them. =) 
Both times I am wearing some type of Pencil Skirt and a Blouse as a Top. Once I layered with a Blazer and once with a Cardigan. Another thing each outfit has in common is Textures. With the first Outfit (below) there are Sequins on the Cardigans, Chiffon and Silk on the tiers of the Blouse/Shell, the Skirt is Ruched, the Tights are also Textured and Printed. In the second Outfit, I am wearing my Tuxedo Blazer which has a Faux Leather Lapel, paired with the Mixed-Media Heart Blouse and a Corduroy Skirt.
First, I want to apologize in advance for all the photos featuring this first outfit. They came out really dark and grainy. I need to invest on a pro camera. Gosh, I wish they didn't cost so much! So, I titled this Outfit "A Little Pink, a Little Floral".  Pink, little dots and floral are all a little romantic and a little Valentine-y (I just made up that word). It is about time I wore this tiered, light pink/coral little shell. It is cute, no? And about time I wear this lovely, ruched pencil skirt which has little dots and a subtle floral print in it. Last but not least a few sequins splattered on my cardigan. And to top it off I have on a twisted, beaded statement necklace (almost the exact shade as my blouse) and a hot pink watch.
Black, Ruched Pencil Skirt w/ Tan tiny Polka Dots & a Flower Print: White House Black Market (similar, scuba, floral pencil skirt by Express, love this), (gorgeous option by Bisou Bisou, best deal, love this), (similar in rose print, great deal).
Black Beaded Bracelet w/ Pearl, Crystal & Coin Charms: White House Black Market (very similar, great deal, love this), (similar, love this), (fun option w/ Domo beads, best deal).
Hot Pink, Patent Leather Strap Watch w/ Silver Rhinestone Face & 2 Pink Rhinestone, Floating Hearts inside: An Accessories Boutique in Albania (very similar), (similar Hello Kitty, best deal),(similar, Kate Spade option, love this).
Gold-Tone, Turtle Cocktail Ring w/ Pave, tiny Coral Stones: Christmas Gift (gorgeous option in green by Kenneth Jay Lane, love this), (beautiful tortoise option by Kenneth Jay Lane, great deal).
Pink Bow Hair Tie w/ White Polka Dots: Random Street Vendor.
Off-Black, Spider-Print Opaque Tights: H&M.

I am titling this Outfit "Hearts and Cognac". It is hard to tell but my B+W Blouse is printed with hearts not dots. This Cognac/Brick Blazer with the Faux Leather Lapel was one of my favorite purchases of last Fall and I am glad to wear it again after pairing it with my Blanket Plaid Burberry Scarf . The Blazer mixes well with my Cognac Boots and Olive Corduroy Pencil Skirt (love those buttons on the front). My Black Beaded Necklace has a pop of Blue via the Navy and Sky Blue Beads here and there. I wore my Matchy Earrings and Bracelet from White House Black Market and another Work Outfit was under way.
Rust/Brick Open-front Blazer w/ Black Faux Leather Lapel: H&M (Gifted from my Brother) (New) (similar, love this), (gorgeous mocha, velvet option, the Schoolboy style by J.Crew), (very similar in Gray Tweed & Faux Black Leather by Target, best deal, love this).
Forest Green, Corduroy Skirt w/ Metallic Buttons (Down the Front): Calliope (very similar, best deal, love this), (similar), (gorgeous option in Magenta, great deal, love this).
Long Black Beaded Necklace w/ Crystal Navy & Sky Blue Beads: White House Black Market (similar, on sale, love this), (similar in black+gray, best deal), (this year's option by WHBM).
Beaded Drop Earrings w/ 1 Black & 1 Navy Crystal Stones: White House Black Market (similar by Kenneth Cole, great deal), (similar w/ faceted crystals by Kenneth Cole, best deal, love these), (similar by JC Penney, best deal).
Black Beaded Bracelet w/ Pearl, Crystal & Coin Charms: White House Black Market (very similar, great deal, love this), (similar, love this), (fun option w/ Domo beads, best deal).
Gold-Tone, Frog Cocktail Ring w/ Pave, tiny Coral Stones: Christmas Gift (gorgeous option in green by Kenneth Jay Lane, love this), (beautiful tortoise option by Kenneth Jay Lane, great deal).
Off-Black, Spider-Print Opaque Tights: H&M.
Tall Cognac Boots w/ Chunky Heels & Buckle detail on the top of the shaft: Payless (similar, great deal, love these), (gorgeous option by Clarks, Splurge), (similar @ Macy's, come in 3 color options, love these).


  1. Love the valentines day inspiration, Ada! So cute to throw in the little dashes of pink:)
    Have a great day!

  2. Great valentines inspiration. I have no idea what I will be wear on v-day this year.

  3. I still don't know what I'll be wearing for Valentines Day, but I am loving your suggestions! A little subtle pop of pink and florals sounds great to me!

    pumps and push-ups

  4. Loving these Valentine's day looks! That pearl cardigan is gorgeous!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  5. Thanks a lot for this inspiration looks for valentines! I love your black skirt.. gorgeous!!
    I have the same problems taking pictures in this dark days in winter but your pic are ok ! :)

    have a nice week

  6. Great detailing on the cardi in the first look!!

  7. Pink and florals are PERFECT for Valentine's Day! This is a great outfit :)

  8. cute outfits! (ahhhh, valentine's is creeping up on us!)

    rhea @ rheaetcetera.com

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  10. Oh, my favorite of the two looks is the hearts and cognac - an unexpected mix that works so well!

  11. Pink and grey is one of my favorite color combinations! I love that you paired them with that lovely printed skirt!

    Feel Great Fashion

  12. Love both looks! It's nice to give a little nod to Valentine's day without going overboard. I love your heart top in the second look! I'm now inspired to plan out my own Valentine's inspired outfits.

  13. Love that cute blouse with the hearts!

  14. You have so many skirts Ada!! It's quite a collection. I think you've done a very subtle nod indeed to v day with these x

  15. I like the hearts top, but for me, you know I love florals, so i think the pretty pink shell, the beautiful grey cardi and the floral skirt is my choice. Looks very pretty
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  16. These are both lovely outfits and so suitable for work and work with the upcoming V-Day holiday! I think the second one is my favorite, because it is just a little more romantic with the pink silk blouse and shimmery cardi. You are always so cute, bet you are the best dressed lady at your work!

  17. Love that WHBM skirt! Great ideas for Vday!


  18. Ada,
    oooohhh LOVE those riding boots and that hunter green skirt is gorgeous. Love that you are already thinking of giving ode to the Love Day coming up soon. Thanks for joining the Thrift Sisters Link Up.

    Thrifting Diva

  19. Lovely Valentines Day outfits that aren't too over the top! I really like the heart pattern on your blouse!


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