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Smart Stripes, Cute Couple Looks and Weekly Outfit Planner

Hat: Badgley Mischka, Sunglasses: Prada (love these to) , Blazer: J.Crew (similar here in Blue), Blouse: H&M, Necklace: Stella&Dot, Skirt: H&M, Thights: Hue, Shoes: Hush Puppies, Bag: Melie Bianco,

Celebrate February with stripes on your hips. Intimidated by this look's graphic boldness? With so many different patterns and textures out there, it’s easy to find one that makes you feel sexy, not silly.

If you are really stripe-shy but feel better in flowery prints you can try this look featuring Thalia Sodi Floral-Stripe Scuba Pencil Skirt. Mix the unexpected! It adds a pop of pattern to your look with a bold black-and-white print enhanced with blooming flowers!

If you’re comfortable wearing stripes try this color block , glam look. Opt for multicolor cotton-silk blend striped skirt with a subtle feminine accent like a silk scarf.

If you’re after high drama, try this sexy, slim-fitting skirt. The secret to this look? Mix in your dramatic stripes with your funky stuff.


Cute Couple Looks

Date#1.  Most laid-back dinner date! Invite your love to help  you cook. Hang out in your kitchen. Open a bottle of wine, delegate tasks like chopping or peeling and just enjoy one another's company.

        FOR HIM                             FOR HER

FOR HIM: Pants: Balmain, Shirt: BRUNELLO CUCINELLI, Boots: RICK OWENS, Wristwatch: Uniform Wares, Beanie: JIL SANDER, Coat: STONE ISLAND, Sunglasses: THOM BROWNE

FOR HER: Boots: CINZIA ARAIA, Blouse: Ellery, Sunglasses: jcrew, Thights: jcrew, Satchel Bag: Louis Vuitton,  Necklace: Suzanne Kalan, Shorts: jcrew, Vest: Zadig&Voltaire

 

Date #2. A country or a city trip! Maybe the beach and the sunset or perhaps a romantic dinner in the city overlooking a town center. Sky is the limit.. Dress for it.

Date #3.  Date in Paris. Of course it has to be on my list! There is no other city as magical as Paris on Valentine's Day.  One of the best "Valentine's Dates" I have ever been too. 

               FOR HIM                         FOR HER

FOR HIM: Jeans: Balmain, Sneakers: RICK OWENS, Jacket: JIL SANDER, Watch: Ted Baker, Shirt: Kidill.

FOR HER: Hobo Bag: Burberry, Sunglasses: Linda Farrow, Skirt: Marni, Necklace: Suzanne Kalan, Shirt: VIKTOR & ROLF, Boots: DSQUARED2, Coat: Temperley London

 

Date #4. Drinks, dinner and games! Bring him out for drinks and pizza. Take a walk outside after dinner and stop by a game room for some foosball, Pac-man and darts.

Date #5. See a Show! Improv shows are the best! They are much cheaper than traditional theater shows and they are great way to have some interactive fun. And who needs sequins when there are pants this decorative?

               FOR HIM                            FOR HER

FOR HIM: Shirt: BRUNELLO CUCINELLI, Watch: Givenchy, Jacket: jcrew, Trousers: JULIEN DAVID, Shoes: THOM BROWNE

FOR HER: Ring: Dinny Hall, Sunglasses: Victoria Beckham, Tote: ALEXANDER WANG, Trackpants: Draw In Light, Shoes: OFFICINE CREATIVE, Coat: Temperley London, Top: The Row

WEEKLY OUTFIT PLANNER

So this week you want a little impact but don't want to seem like you tried? Here you go.


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Brilliant Rompers

Scarf:ASOS (old), Blazer: ZofiaDesigns, Necklaces: Anthropologie, Romper: Tabeez, Belt:Express, Tights: Ellen Tracy, Shoes: Rylko, Ring: H&M, Sweater Coat: H&M, Bag: H&M

With your flowery rompers that you wore all summer and want to continue wearing them in the winter, the difference between gutsy glamour and Jerry Springer-guest tacky comes down to....hmm... I guess just the right attitude.

If you are not afraid of color layering, emerald green and cobalt blue can take on a new sophistication.

To tone this outfit down I kept my outwear simple so all of the focus is on the romper.


Romper:  Pull Bear

Romper: Pull Bear

LOOK 1: SHADES OF BROWN AND BLUE

Coat: Karen Millen, Earrings: Iradj Moini, Sunglasses: Linda Farrow, Vest: Philip Plein, Bag:Balenciaga, Boots: Marni

LOOK 2:  SOFT AND FEMININE

Necklace: Adara: Turtleneck: Aquaverde, Reversible Cape: Adam Lippes, Boots: Adi Designs, Tote: Addidas by Stella McCartney

LOOK 3: ONE OF THOSE LOOKS THAT YOU HAVE TO SEE TO BELIEVE IT CAN LOOK GOOD.

Jacket: Addidas Slvr, Necklace: Adina Reyter, Bag: Adrienne Vittadini, Earrings: Adriana Orsini, Shoes: Adriana Pappel

LOOK4: QUITE UNUSUAL BUT BOLD AND A NICE CHANGE FROM TRADITIONAL WAY OF WEARING ROMPERS

Jacket: The Laden Showroom, Scarf: The Rail Gradient, Sunglasses: Thierry Lasry,, Head Wrap: Tildon, Watch: Timex, Boots: Timberland, Bag: The Whitepepper

LOOK 5: INTENSIFY YOUR NATURAL COOL

Earrings: Agrigrento, Blazer: Aeronutika Military, Necklace: Aesa, Sunglasses: Affliction, Coat: Agnona, Shoes: Aerin, Bag: Aigner, Gloves: Agnelle


If still not convinced that wearing rompers in winter can be a lot of fun, here are few other ways you can take what seems dramatic and tone it down. (of course going to the bathroom is a bit challenging but there is nothing in this world that will stop a true Fashionista)

Sunglasses: Linda Farrow, Coat: Reiss, Romper: Sea NY, Earrings: Ippolita, Tights: J.Crew, Boots: Chloe, Bag: Balenciaga

Blazer: Balmain, Sunglasses: Erdem, Romper: Again, Scarf: Faliero Salti, Earrings: Ippolita, Ring: Stephen Dweck, Sweater: J.Crew, Tights: J.Crew, Bag: Rupert Sanderson, Shoes: Marni

Coat: Stella McCartney, Hat: Rag&Bone, Sunglasses: J.Crew, Earrings: Ippolita, Ring: Monica Vinader, Cardigan: Maison Martin Margiela, Romper: BCBGMaxAzaria, Bag: The Row, Shoes: Alexander Wang, Tights: J.Crew

Necklace: Joomi Lim, Jacket: Balmain, Cashmere Tee: J.Crew, Romper: Emma Cook, Pantyhose: Wolford, Bag: Anya Hindmarch, Boots: ANN DEMEULEMEESTER