2.02.2010

The Season For Loving.

I'm going to admit that I'm not the biggest fan of Valentine's Day. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that my parents, who were divorced before I can even remember, were married on the holiday. Or maybe it's because this year's Valentine's Day marks what would have been the half-year anniversary of my last committed relationship (it's pathetic that I know this, but that's what happens when you write everything down in a journal).

Regardless of my singlehood, it doesn't mean I haven't been gushing over clothing recently and wondering what would look great if I had a Valentine.

The Scarlet Harlot Dress (aka Boudoir Babe from Forever 21):


Remember that scene from Gone With The Wind where Rhett Butler persuades Madam Belle Watling to lie for the raid party? Maybe not. Either way, although Belle's costumes in the film were mostly white or cream with a touch of pink, this dress reminds me of her and her, ahem, profession. I like the corset-look of it and the bow in the front. I'd match it with a pair of heels, the pair of Naughty Monkey's shown. If I were to wear this dress, I would do a full-effect with the makeup: smoky eyes and a red lipstick, such as Y.S.L's No. 16 Red Temptation. Add a couple gold-chained necklaces along with a black clutch, and I would be set! This dress could easily be overwhelming with the va-va-voom of it all, but that's why I like it: it has some spunk and attitude with a little sex thrown in. I would blow-out my hair for a bedroom look. What occasion would I wear this to? Alamo Drafthouse's Gone With the Wind Valentine's Day Feast, of course.

The Gorgeous Magenta Dress (aka Evening Chelsea Dress from Betsey Johnson):

Yes, this dress has my name in it. No, I would not pick a dress to wear that I didn't like. I adore bubble dresses and the color. Black is always slimming, while layered-bubble effect with the magenta is a little different. Like the previous dress, this one from Betsey Johnson has lace, and the sweetheart neckline is more accentuated, especially because the dress is strapless. I'd wear L.A.M.B.'s black open-toed Zelia Heel stilettos and little-to-no makeup (I'm a fresh-faced girl at heart, and pink always adds a little natural rosiness to my cheeks). I would wear my hair up in a messy bun. As for a purse, I'd go with the Bowtie Affair I found on Bag Haus. And where exactly would I wear this number? The Driskill Grill.

The Honey, I'd Rather Go to a Show Outfit:


Of course, all these outfits are for imaginary dates, but I can probably bet you that my next boyfriend will be a musician in one form or another, as my last two were. With that said, I like to go to concerts more than anything. I remember one boy telling me that I was absolutely crazy for wearing boots to one gig I went to at Antone's (sadly, it was canceled and the Kooks haven't been back to ATX since), but honestly, there is nothing better than a pair of boots for a show.

Why? The boots add height while still protecting my toesies. In fact, I can't think of a concert this past year that I didn't wear boots: even at Austin City Limits when it didn't rain, I wore boots! That's why I love these pointed-toe boots from Guess that I found on Zappos: not only would they would look great with the Dark Gothic Glam Skinny from Miss Me, they would give me the extra height I crave. Matched with the Daytrip Sublimated Floral Babydoll blouse from Buckle and the Heart, Lock, and Key Charm Necklace from RockLove Jewelry, I would probably wear black eye liner, a red lipgloss, and call it good. A little rocker, a little girly...definitely fits my style.

So...now that we all know I'm single for Valentine's Day, let's hope I'll be working! Does anyone have plans for the holiday yet? Decided what you're going to wear? Tell me all the fashion details!

13 comments:

  1. I like "honey I'd rather go to a show." That's always true for me :)

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  2. oo i love the shoes in all the outfits! v-day is a little overrated i think so the bf and i are probably doing something relatively low key... but i like getting dressed up even if we're just having dinner at home!

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  3. Amazing collages, darling!
    Loving that bustier dress so!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  4. I'm just a fan of valentines day candy!

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  5. So, I'm single as well; but that truly doesn't keep me from wanting to wear each and every one of these ensembles come February 14th. Perhaps I could simply take them all for a spin - three hours accoutered in each one! Love it!! And that Scarlet Harlot Dress needs to be mine now - please and thank you!! :)

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  6. Wow... This post is so inspiring for me...

    Loved the The Scarlet Harlot Dress...

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  7. I'm not big on valentines day either, even though I have a partner. I just find it so cheesy.

    But I am in love with that magenta dress! It's gorgeous!

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  8. Great outfits! I especially love the 1st dress and the "honey, I'd rather go to a show" outfit.

    I'm also single, though I have no problems with that fact. I don't need the drama. lol.

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  9. i am single too. haha :( .. i'm actually running a series on my blog about valentine's day to get myself in the spirit :p

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  10. I'm in a long term relationship and even I dislike Valentine's Day. Lol. It just seems so contrived sometimes. Sigh.

    I love these V-Day looks, however. GORGEOUS!

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  11. those lace dresses are super pretty !
    nice post dear !
    thx for the comment on my blog
    michelle . @ GLISTERS&BLISTERS

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  12. Did I read the line doesn't drink coffee?? Ah ha ha. Those L.A.M.B. shoes are crazy hot!

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