Dress Well: Valentine's Day

J. Crew sweater, J. Crew tank. AG jeans (similar), J. Crew bracelet, J. Crew bangles, Old necklace, Anthropologie mug

I don't know about you, but I'm not a big fan of going out on Valentine's Day. There's just something about sitting in a restaurant with a bunch of other couples, all eating the same tasting menu, surrounded by a manufactured "romantic" setting that just seems vaguely twilight-zone-ish to me. Instead, I prefer to stay home, cook dinner with my husband, and lounge around in comfortable clothes. So, baggy jeans and an appropriately-themed sweater are what I'll be wearing for my big Valentine's date - perfect for eating homemade pizza and watching a movie, right?

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DSC_1633Have a wonderful Valentine's Day, however you choose to celebrate it.

Dress Well: Double (Valentine's) Copycat

Anthropologie dress (wish I had enough $$ for this one), Urban Outfitters cardigan (similar), Old necklace (similar), Vintage clutch (similar), J. Crew bracelet, Coach sunglasses, Outfit 1 shoes: Rocket Dog boots, Outfit 2 shoes: Steve Madden flats

I have had not one, but TWO inspirations for the pairing of this eyelet dress and this red sweater. The first was two years ago, when Quinn wore this outfit on Glee:

Sorry for the low-quality picture, image source here

Yes, she is wearing the exact same dress that I'm wearing in the pictures above. And she's also wearing heavy brown boots, which I unfortunately could not find a picture of. When I first saw her in this dress on Glee, I hated how they styled it - brown boots with spaghetti-strap eyelet? Too unexpected. At the time, the only thing I thought this dress went well with was sandals. But as time has gone by, I've come around to the Glee version, and now my Rocket Dog boots are one of my favorite things to throw on with this dress.

Here are a few more photos of my interpretation of Quinn's outfit:

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I am so proud of these curls.

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I told you you'd see this bracelet soon enough!

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My second inspiration came from Sequins & Stripes. When Liz posted about Valentine's outfit consisting of an eyelet dress paired with a red sweater, leopard flats, and the J. Crew heart bracelet, I realized I had every single outfit component and decided to put it together myself.

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