Want To Go Glam On Valentine’s Day? Wear This.

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“Valentine’s Day is a holiday created by capitalism. Big Hallmark is behind it.”

“But like I’m definitely expecting flowers and such HOW CAN YOU IGNORE A HOLIDAY ABOUT LOVE?!”

– Me to my husband, probably

If I'm doing a swanky Valentine's Day, I'm doing it right. Rich textures, standout jewelry & of course, animal print. Am I on my way to a Feb date night or to film my intro for Real Housewives? Either way, I'm ready.

Dress | Similar Coat | Clutch | Similar Heels | Earrings | Ring | Lipstick (Love Liberty)

Valentine’s Day Date Night Outfit? Go Glam In Velvet

We are either eating takeout with our kids for Valentine’s Day or going out for a fancy date night. There is no in-between. With a few Valentine’s Days involving littles and lockdowns under our belts, I am hoping for us to safely go out. I love the Jogger Life as much as the next person, but I won’t shun the opportunity to get dressed up every now and then. Enter this incredibly glam velvet dress.

1. Start With Some Velvet

If I'm doing a swanky Valentine's Day, I'm doing it right. Rich textures, standout jewelry & of course, animal print. Am I on my way to a Feb date night or to film my intro for Real Housewives? Either way, I'm ready.

Dress | Clutch | Similar Heels | Earrings | Ring | Lipstick (Love Liberty)

I’m all for clothing that doesn’t require a Doctorate (or boob tape) to wear. If I ever run for President I will run on the anti-thong platform — you heard it here first. My favorite part about this glamorous WAYF velvet dress (full review here) is that it’s sexy without requiring special contraptions to keep everything in place. The shape is gorgeous and the higher neckline gives it a little something something. Not to mention it’s a velvet dress under $120. What’s not to love?

Fit Notes: The dress fits TTS (large).

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2. Add A Fabulous Coat

If I'm doing a swanky Valentine's Day, I'm doing it right. Rich textures, standout jewelry & of course, animal print. Am I on my way to a Feb date night or to film my intro for Real Housewives? Either way, I'm ready.

Dress | Similar Coat | Clutch | Similar Heels | Earrings | Ring | Lipstick (Love Liberty)

Since it is winter after all, no dress is complete without a coat (unless you’re in high school and trying to tick off your mom — sorry mom!). Make a statement (and stay warm) in a coat that demands attention. I feel a little Real Housewives of New Jersey in this faux-leopard coat I purchased on sale last year (so basically I feel right at home) but it’s also incredibly luxe and comfortable. You can take the girl outta Jersey, but take the Jersey out of the girl? Fuhgeddaboudit.

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3. Don’t Forget The Bling, Bling Dahhhling!

If I'm doing a swanky Valentine's Day, I'm doing it right. Rich textures, standout jewelry & of course, animal print. Am I on my way to a Feb date night or to film my intro for Real Housewives? Either way, I'm ready.

Earrings | Ring

No outfit is complete without accessories, especially bling. I’ve owned these David Yurman earrings and garnet ring for years now. They are timeless pieces that are always fun to pull out. You can, of course, make a statement without it blowing up your bank statement, if you know what I mean. I’ve linked to jewelry that brings the bling at different price points below.

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While I will continue to side-eye yet another holiday that invades Target’s “seasonal section” way too early every year, if I’m going to do a swanky Valentine’s Day, I’m going to do it right. Rich textures, standout jewelry, and of course, animal print. Am I on my way to a February date night or to film my intro for a Real Housewives franchise? Either way, I’m ready.

x, Meredith

Photography by the incredible Bultedaob Photography

2 COMMENTS

  1. That color is gorgeous on you. I like how the higher neckline compliments the leg slit. The coat and accessories are on-point too. Wish I lived somewhere where it would be a good fashion investment.

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