Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For Her

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas For Her
Since Valentine’s Day is just a couple of days away, I thought would take today to share with you some of my favorite gift picks for the holiday.  Whether you need an idea to give to a man in your life, you are looking for a gift to buy for yourself, or something for a special friend, there is sure to be something on this list for everyone!
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I love mixing stripes together! It is one of my absolute favorite looks-well, that and mixing stripes and polka dots. And while it might seem counter intuitive, it is more do-able than one might think. The only thing to keep in mind is some sort of contrast, whether it be in color, size, or direction.

When I bought the below skirt (which you can also see here), I didn’t just buy it because of my fondness for stripes, but because I also knew it would be a great base piece that I could use to create a variety of looks.  And even though I always seem to gravitate towards creating more nautical looks with this skirt, I have gotten quite a bit of use out of it.  But it occurred to me last week that one thing I hadn’t tried was pairing it back to a striped top. And because of its wide stripe, I knew it would be an excellent candidate to pair back to my favorite mini-stripe one-shoulder top. Slightly nautical, yet playful and fun-the  perfect outfit to keep me cool on a super hot evening here in the SLC.








Instagram Filter:  Hudson

Mini-Striped Top:  Wet Seal (old)

Striped Skirt:  H&M

Bracelets:  Tiffany and Co.

Watch:  Michael Kors

Earrings:  The Icing

Belt:  Mossimo for Target

Striped Cross Body Bag:  Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC

Shoes:  Dolce Vita Jude

And not only do I love mixing stripes, but I also love a good one-shoulder top or dress.  It is one of my favorite silhouettes-such a fun, yet refined look.  It always makes me feel a little extra glamorous and is a good way to step up a look without really putting forth much extra effort-anything that shows a little extra shoulder is a winner in my book!

Happy Monday!


Strawberry Banana

We’ve already established that I LOVE color.  However, since I started writing this blog, I have noticed (among many other things) that I definitely tend to gravitate towards more vibrant and saturated hues.  I don’t own a lot of pastels and am  never particularly drawn to them-BUT there are certain occasions where I can’t think of anything that would be more appropriate.  And the two occasions that stand out in my mind above all others are wedding and baby showers-something about the softness of pastels just seems to lend itself perfectly to these types of events.

We had a surprise wedding luncheon for one of my co-workers this week and while it was a little casual for a dress, I still wanted an outfit appropriate  for the occasion and thought it would be fitting to break out my favorite new pink jeans and pair them back to a pale yellow top complete with nude heels.  A soft and sweet look perfect for such a casual celebration and a little reminiscent of strawberries and bananas. 😉

Sunglasses:  Calvin Klein via Macy’s Sunglass Hut (recent)

Yellow Ruffle Top:  Forever21 (recent)

Pink Jeans:  The Limited (recent)

Nude Pumps: Steve Madden via

Necklaces:  Tiffany and Co., and my own personal collection of charms

Watch:  Michael Kors via Macy’s

Bracelets:  Tiffany and Co.

Diamond Cocktail Ring:  Macy’s

Truth be told, I don’t wear a lot of accessories during the work week.  I steer clear of a lot of arm candy since it clanks around on my desk and computer, and really limit the amount of jewelry I wear in general because a) it takes a lot of effort for me that early in the morning and b) I feel like less is more when it comes to a professional environment.  Plus, I like the idea of feeling like my weekend and date night outfits are extra special compared to what I am wearing to work day in and day out.


P.S.  I used my favorite new Instagram filter for this post-1977.  I just love how these pictures remind me of photos of my mom when she was young in the summertime.