Thank you to Express for sponsoring this post. All thoughts & opinions are my own.
I believe its true, red is the color of love! So I get all the red cravings around this time of year in anticipation of Valentine’s Day! The commotion of the actual day is a bit much for us ($200 for a menu you don’t even get to choose is a bit overated), but I do come up with other opportunities to celebrate. Usually I plan a dinner date with the hubbs a couple nights before or Galentine’s brunch with my favorite gals.
I start eyeing pieces for Valentine’s Day festivities in early January so I can make sure to get all the best pieces. Usually my first stop is Express. They always have great festive pieces that are not only on trend, but versatile and fits my body shape so well. Let’s just say I went in looking for date night attire and came out with office, leisure and “just because” attire. 🙂
I always browse the “what’s hot” section first because they are already so many curated shops under this section…like “sequins & party“, “ruffles” or “corset and lace-up.” Whatever you’re into, Express makes it easy to shop! I came away with two looks: one casual and the other a bit more dressy.
I love a good vibrant blazer! This red blazer paired with staples like a black blouse and grey jeans, is perfect for a more low key Valentine’s Day. A lunch date or even happy hour with your loves are just the right occasions for this basic look. And a great red blazer will go for miles in your everyday and work wardrobe.
I also picked up this red satin wrap mini skirt at Express for a fancier dinner date. I paired it with this black top with sheer puff sleeves for a more elegant yet sultry vibes. I topped it off with a white blazer for a more relaxed look…but truthfully because it was simply more comfortable and warm. But I think a great leather jacket might be a good complement to this look as well.
The best part of my Express looks…all these pieces are so versatile and will definitely be repeated and remixed in my wardrobe long after Valentine’s Day. And more good news… for a limited time, if you want to shop in-store, Express is giving my readers $25 off purchase of $100 or more! Use CODE 3014 at the register. Major score!
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