Call us romantics, but we’re already pysched for Valentine’s Day. At least we’re not the only ones decking our doorways in cupids – our correspondent Lauren Haslett has been flitting around her local Goodwills in search of the perfect date outfit. All that preparation has led to a very pretty pay-off, as you’ll see with this week’s Goodwill Gem: Sweet Valentine Anytime Heels.
Striking and graceful. They are things many of us for, especially when putting together a sophisticated look for a special occasion like a big date out. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, many of us are trying to get our romantic plans (and our romantic looks) all sorted out.
These delicate, demure, and yet still sexy heels are the perfect finishing touch to a big-night-out ensemble. The mix of rich fabrics – a soft suede and a pleated satin detail on the top of foot – create an eye-catching and effect, and the bold mingling of textures is a unique touch in a dress shoe that will make this pair (and the gal wearing it) stand out. Both fabrics are in the same deep navy shade, which is unexpected (certainly a change from the standard black or metallic dress shoe, and not a vivid, V-Day red), but is elegant, and goes equally well with an array of colors and styles.
Now that you’ve got the proper footwear (and, I hope, the romantic date), there is still the small problem of getting the rest of your enchanting ensemble in order. There are, of course, multiple looks you could choose from – if you’d rather channel your inner vixen than a demure sweetheart, you could certainly pair these classy pumps with a body-conscious mini dress in your most flattering color.
However, here I’ve chosen to try the safer, sweeter option, which is a great choice if you’re hoping to show your Valentine your softer, gentler side. If go this route, try donning a darling frock the body-skimming, ruffled number pictured here.
The dress itself is black, a fashion-forward choice to put with a blue shoe, but subtle polka dots scattered over the flowing fabric tie the two pieces together. With the help of one additional accessory to make a statement on top, like a large pair of earrings or the fun and fluffy hair pin I’ve used to decorate my updo, you can put together a gorgeous date night outfit that is sure to turn a few heads.
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