Hi everyone!! Wanted to show you a few inexpensive outfit ideas for V Day. (What are we calling it these days? Is it still cool to say V Day? Do we have to give holidays nicknames at all? More on this later)
What vibe are you feeling this year? A fancy date with a dozen roses? (Honestly this very idea exhausts me because I am a homebody Jan-Feb every year…Midwest winters, amirite) Galentine’s Day? (rosé all day baby!) A quiet night at home? (swoon)
Whatever your plans, here are some creative and inexpensive outfit ideas to get your juices flowing. No pun intended. You know what I should probably just erase all of this and start over.
Knock Em Dead
Sweater – this cold shoulder sweater is regular $59.90 on clearance for $10.50. Yes, that’s ten US dollars and fifty US cents. Insanely cute, insanely low price, available in four colors and all sizes – WHAT. I would size up only if you’re between sizes. I’m wearing an XS and as you can see it is pretty form fitting. Read on for a tip on avoiding shipping costs here! But honestly $18 shipped is still killer, let’s be real. Adding the black one to my cart now…
Black faux leather leggings – these were recommended by my girlfriend and soon to be sister in law (thanks Halie!) and LOVE! I know I use the word flattering a lot but holy moly. I feel like I could be an extra in a Lady Gaga video in these bad boys. Do you want to feel that way too? Of course you do. Also, if you sign up for this company’s newsletter it looks like you get $15 off your first purchase. I don’t see anything about a minimum purchase amount but there may be one… I bought these full price for $29 and they’re WELL worth it. I couldn’t bring myself to pull the trigger on the pricey Spanx version, and I’m so glad I went with these instead. NOTE: these are not warm. I’m ok with that, just letting you know.
Steve Madden pumps – the photos do not do these things justice. They’re so pretty and I love them with my life. The price varies a lot by color and size so I can’t tell you if they’ll be a total steal for you, BUT I can tell you that I have approximately 6000 pair of Steve Madden shoes and they are all beautiful and long lasting.
Kate Spade cameron street large lane – I could chat for hours about this bag, but it speaks for itself. So lovely!!
Keepin’ It Casual
Express tie rolled-sleeve blouse – super flattering and unique top. I am in an XS and I have my eye on the white version. This material is thick and durable and not sheer at all.
White jeans – 25% off, free shipping and returns. Hello. I’m wearing the low rise version and if you know American Eagle jeans you know that when they say low they mean LOW. I am almost 29 and I feel like it’s maybe time to be shifting to a nice mid rise jean… lol.
Jessica Simpson Riana bootie – wearing TTS in the burnt umber color. I wear these pretty much year round (or rather, any day it’s above freezing.) They vary a ton by color and price which can be a bummer or the greatest thing that has ever happened. I think I paid $59 but if you’re size 8.5 check out the Sand Castle color – only $27! Booyah grandma.
Bonus points to whoever has read this far and has gotten “how much is that doggy in the window?” in their head. Haha Hank!! My biggest fan. Speaking of Hank…
Cozy Up (with your lover, or your dog, I’m not judging)
The COFFEE shirt is sold out which is sad yet unsurprising…but it is a London tee which is my favorite basic! I own it in four colors and this graphic version. These are great for layering and lounging but the solid color versions can also be dressed up! I wear them with the front tucked into skirts or leggings all the time.
The shorts…omg the shorts. Regularly $29.90 (which is what I paid and I’m LIVID jk) on clearance for $7.99!! Whaa? I am wearing the Tawny color in small. These are very soft and comfy lounge/sleep shorts. All sizes available!
EXPRESS TIP: if you have an American Express card, you’re likely eligible for a complimentary Shoprunner membership. Shoprunner works with tons of online retailers to give you free 2 day shipping. I know, my pupils enlarged and turned black when I first heard about it too. f r e e 2 d a y s h i p p i n g …. anyway, I’m not being paid to tell you this, but if you have an Amex, totally worth checking out. The membership is otherwise $79 annually. I get all my Express clothes with free 2 day shipping which makes it even easier to pull the trigger on an $8 clearance item. 😉
Feeling a feminine dress? Here are a few of my picks that can be catered to different seasons and occasions. All Amazon Prime!! Free 2 day shipping, free returns, and maybe even no tax depending on what state you live in? (Looking at you, Iowa) Sold.
Thanks for reading, xoxo