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Valentine’s Gift Guide

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Any holiday that promotes wearing pink accessories, red lipstick, flowers and chocolate is a good one! How can you not love Valentine’s Day? Whether you want to treat yourself, you’re attending a “Galentine’s” soiree with your besties, or you want ideas to send to your hubby or boyfriend, you can’t go wrong with these Valentine’s Day inspired gift ideas!

Some years we go out to dinner, others we stay in and my hubby cooks dinner and I’ll make a yummy dessert and we play Scramble! If you’re spending the weekend staying in, lounge in this comfy hoodiejoggers and these cozy slippers! I’m making little baskets for the boys with books and treats! What are your Valentine’s Day traditions?

Lust List: J.Crew

Lust List - J.Crew | TheSubtleStatement.com

Pants | Bag | Pumps | Necklace | Jacket | Sunnies | Clutch | Camo Jacket | Boots

I don’t think there’s any catalog I get more excited to dive into than when the shiny J.Crew one arrives at my doorstep. I’m so intrigued to see what fab pieces are sprinkled throughout it for the upcoming season. The edgy touch upon their classic pieces this Fall has me swooning over every. single. item.

Patriotic Style

Patriotic Style

Shorts | Lipstick | Bag | Tank | Sunnies | Clutch | Midi Rings | Bracelet | Espadrilles | Polish | Necklace | Jeans DIY

These chic red, white and blue finds can be sported all Summer long. How insane are these amazefest DIYs from Free People? Love it!

Friday Finds {red, white & blue}

Red White & Blue

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Pastel Parade

Pastel Parade

Oxfords | Clutch | Sunnies | Necklace | Pouch | Heels | Earrings | Shorts | Belt | Pumps | Earrings | Handbag

I can’t get enough of pretty pastel hues! The soft palette screams Spring. They look great paired together or sported solo for a fresh statement.

Heavy Metal

Heavy Metal - Metallic Trend

Shorts | Sweater | Sunnies | Pouch | Wedges | Nail Polish | Sweatshirt | Belt | Sneakers | Sandals | Clutch

I’m all about the full blown metallics for Spring. It makes a great statement piece, to make any ensemble shine. Gold and bronze metallics make chic beach accessories, and silver is such a chic pairing with black & white or a pop of neon.

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Q: How Do You Pair A Red Tuxedo Blazer?

I love getting asked by friends and family how to pair items they own different ways. One of my favorite parts of fashion is styling looks, so I was excited to share when a TSS reader, Sheri, asked how she can pair her new red and black tuxedo blazer.

The great thing about a red blazer is that the bold hue is such a statement piece. Throw it on over basics, and it’s the ultimate fashion update. There are endless options to pairing this piece, so I put together three looks to show you how this piece will surely expand your wardrobe, using pieces you might already own.

Blazer: DSquared  /  Top: Mango  /  Denim: Paige  /  Earrings: BaubleBar  /  Handbag: Mango  /  Boots: Forever 21

This look puts a trendy spin on your most simple basics. An ankle boot is can be sported year round, and simple embellishment is a sleek touch. This look can be worn for day or night.

Top: SheInside  /  Blazer: DSquared  /  Jeggings: Michael Kors  /  Handbag: Mango  /  Boots: Wanted  /  Watch: Michael Kors

For days you want to be comfortable, yet chic, riding boots are key. A black jegging gives the look of comfort, without looking sloppy. Complete your look with a simple silver boyfriend watch.

Top: Mango  /  Blazer: DSquared  /  Denim: Paige  /  Handbag: Mango   /  Heels: Mango

A textured blouse is a great staple to pair with bold pieces. A trendy cap toe heel, and shimmery clutch make this look night time approved.

Thanks for your question, Sheri! I hope this gives you inspiration to pair your blazer endless ways!

If you have a style question or need inspiration or an item(s) in your closet, send them my way!

Friday Finds {J.Crew}

  1. Cashmere-lined Leather Gloves
  2. Toothpick Cord in Ribbon Bow Print
  3. Grand Stone Necklace
  4. Peplum Stripe Top
  5. Etta Glitter Tweed Pumps
  6. Invitation Clutch in Dot

It’s no surprise that I have an infatuation with J.Crew, considering most of my style posts include at least one (or 5) pieces from the retailer. Their newest Style Guide is completely swoon-worthy. From rich satin and velvety hues, to stripes, glitter, tweed & polkadots-every item is worth lusting over. I’m sharing some of my top picks, what are yours?

Think Pink

Sweater: Forever 21.

Pants: Gap.

Shoes: Steven by Steve Madden (similar).

Handbag: J.Crew.

Necklace: J.Crew Factory.

Watch: Michael Kors.

Ring: JewelMint.

Nails: Essie Fiji & Essie Set in Stones

Lips: Tarte LipSurgence Lip Tint in Charmed & Tarte Maracuja Divine Shine Lip Gloss in Charmed.

Citrus Prints

Fresh fruits were squeezed all over the runways of Issa and D&G Dolce & Gabbana, this season. Add the fun print for a crisp touch to white denim or accessories.

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