Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Two Casual Valentine's Day Outfit Ideas

For once, I actually have plans for Valentine’s Day! Before you get too excited for my social life it’s because I am flying to one of my favorite places to see some of my favorite people. I could be normal and lessen your excitement and anticipation for where and who this might be but we’ll hold off a bit (gotta have some reason to bring you back to the blog).

            To me, Valentine’s Day is what it is. I’m not one to turn down hand written letters and candy so I can’t hate it but it isn’t my favorite holiday of all time either. As a teacher, I feel like I can really play it up. Thinking back to when I was younger, my teachers always had fun sweaters or dresses for the occasion. My mom used to have this awesome Minnie Mouse Valentine’s Day sweater that she would wear to our class parties and if I thought she still had it and my students wouldn’t make fun of me I’d gladly wear it. Since fourth graders can be a bit judgmental I plan to stick to pink hues to celebrate without going too overboard. Since I’ll be going straight from teaching and our class party to the airport for a flight, a casual outfit will be my go-to. Last year we got to wear jeans to school on Valentine’s Day and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that that is the case this year as well. If not though, I have found grey corduroys to be a fair and equally comfy option.



pink sweater // grey cords // earrings // slip on shoes // watch // gold bangle (similar) // bracelets (1 & 2 )

I thought it would be fun to share two different casual outfit ideas for you today as you begin to figure out your own plans and the attire you’ll want to wear. This first option is a safe bet for teaching the day of. I discovered this Lou and Grey Sweater on Loft’s site after ruling out so many other blush sweaters that washed me out. When this arrived after being purchased on sale (Loft is always running sales so make sure you search for some sort of code) I was obsessed. I’ve thrown it on more times than I should probably admit in the week or so that I’ve had it. Paired with grey cords (also from Loft) I feel festive, warm, and still normal enough to run an errand after school without getting weird stares. My grey Dr. Scholl’s Slip On shoes have been some of the most comfortable shoes I own for teaching. Fortunately, with a pair of no-see socks they are easy to slip off in order to go through airport security. If you are looking for a casual jean-less outfit then this could definitely work for you.




white sweatshirt top // pink jeans // slip on shoes // gold bangle (similar) // earrings // watch // bracelets (1 & 2 )
            For those of you wanting to look festive but wear your most comfortable pants then this second look may work better for you. I have been living in this white sweatshirt top from Anthropologie. It made my favorite list this month and is incredibly versatile. I’ve worn it out to events and downtown, to school, and even with leggings to run to the store. It comes in three different colors although if your skin tone is similar to mine, I’d steer clear of the pink. Since the pink one washed me out being that close to my face I discovered that a pair of comfy pink jeans was a great alternative to pair with the top. I tend to steer clear of jeans with rips but gave these a try despite that. This top looks equally as cute with the same cords as above in the muted pink color I also snagged. Paired with my favorite slip on shoes this outfit is just as casual and airport friendly for Valentine’s Day (although I’ll wear pink any day).

If you’re a last minute shopper and still on the hunt for gifts, don’t forget to check out my Valentine’s Day Gift Idea post. Meanwhile, I'll be wearing this to bed tonight to wake up festive for tomorrow! 

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