Date night outfit ideas for Valentine’s Day

Here comes Valentine’s day, here comes Valentine’s day, right down Valentine’s day lane. Okay, that’s not a song. But I think there is a here comes Santa Claus song like that, so I’m going with it. So there.

If you don’t have your Valentine’s date night outfit together yet, fear not, this post is for you.

I had the most marvelous time perusing the ModCloth website. They have such cute, whimsical vintage-y type stuff on their website. So much fun! And their Valentine’s day stuff is just too adorable. I love their website! So many unique, yet feminine, things to chose from.

 

Date night outfit ideas

 

 

As much as I love all the heart stuff, this pink, white and purple envelope print dress really caught my eye. I used to love sending and receiving mail growing up. As a missionary kid to Papua New Guinea, mail was our lifeline to everyone we left behind. I still love receiving mail via snail mail even though I don’t send it as often as I used to. Nothing like that nostalgic feeling you get when you receive a letter you can hold in your hands and open it up and re-read it over and over again.

Just like I love to read books I can hold rather than read them on a kindle. There’s just something to being able to have something tangible to hold on to rather than just staring at a screen while reading something.

This year, try sending a written love note to that special someone – perhaps even through the mail. Or set up a cute mail box to sneak Valentine’s to someone who lives with you.

Also, there’s still time to send that special someone a Valentine’s day bouquet. Save 25% off flowers from The Bouqs with code: VDAY25 until February 14th.

Pretty bouquets

 

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How to dress for the office in fall

I do a lot of background acting work when it’s available, and recently wore this office style dress on set. Which made me think that I should throw together some of the looks I wear on set for the blog. As an extra, you always bring your own clothes unless you need to be in costume, or have a certain period the show is set in. Even then, sometimes you’ll go to a fitting and have your clothes matched with stuff they have in wardrobe to pull the look off. A lot of times, they piece my stuff together in different ways than I ever would have thought of pairing things up. So it’s always fun to see what wardrobe comes up with for me out of my own clothes.

 

Purple and black colorblock dress + large black cat eye sunglasses and bow tie heels

 

This look I wore as a business person for the set of Timmy Failure. I liked that this set wasn’t afraid of bold, bright colors. One day they had me in my fuchsia top from this blog post here, and fuchsia soft combed cotton jeans with a green and black long plaid top to break up the colors. I don’t think I ever would have thought to wear the fuchsia top and bottom and then break it up with another color over the top. Sometimes it helps to get a new perspective on how to wear the clothes you already own.

 

Purple and black colorblock dress + large black cat eye sunglasses and bow tie heels

 

This particular dress I wore with a black blazer over the top and flat black patent leather penny loafers, in this post here. It’s always good to wear comfortable and quiet shoes on set. As it is, we were walking over a marble-like floor and someone’s shoes were clicking along every take. They checked my shoes out first, being the woman walking near the noise, to see if I was the one making the loud noise, but this wasn’t my first rodeo on set. Mine were quiet flat shoes and it was actually one of the guys with a block heel on his dress shoes making all the noise. And here they automatically assumed it was the woman making the click clacking noises while walking along. Ha!

 

Purple and black colorblock dress + large black cat eye sunglasses and bow tie heels

 

Oddly enough, I’d never worn this dress before. It had been given to me by a friend a while back and I just never had anywhere to wear it. I wasn’t even sure I liked it until I wore it that day.

 

Purple and black colorblock dress + large black cat eye sunglasses and bow tie heels

 

So, if you need a more business-y look in the fall, a nice color block slim fitting dress paired with a blazer is all you need. It has been nice and warm out lately, so I didn’t bring one with me for photos. For a warmer fall day, forget the  blazer and just wear the dress by itself.

 

Purple and black colorblock dress + large black cat eye sunglasses and bow tie heels

Purple and black colorblock dress

 

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~ All photos were taken by Calvin Hodgson.  You can find his work on Flickr and on his blog.

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