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What I Wore: Valentine's Day

As tempted as I was to run out and buy a new outfit for Valentine's Day, I decided to do the frugal thing and work with what I already had in my closet—plus a few new trendy accessories. I began with this bright red dress from Forever 21 that I had worn sans tights with strappy teal sandals and a teal sash to a wedding last summer. Then I started winterizing the whole look (we're back to freezing here in the Northeast) with this Norma Kamali for Walmart blazer (cuffs rolled up); new black tights from Target; this new black belt from Target; and these new black shoes, also from (ta-da!) Target. I finished the look with a gold pyramid stud bangle by Kenneth Jay Lane (via Gilt) and this magenta wristlet from the Marc by Marc Jacobs store in Chicago. The outfit went over well with the boyfriend, who treated me to a fantastic dinner last night (we're celebrating V-Day and other things all weekend long). What I can't tell you was what I wore underneath my frock, but let's just say it was as important as the rest of the ensemble.

Have a fab Valentine's Day everyone!

absolutely darling.
#1 possessionista (Homepage) on 2009-02-14 09:57 (Reply)
Super cute outfit! I love it!!!!! Hope you had a great night! Happy Valentines day and much love to ya Budget Babe!
#2 Peaches on 2009-02-14 10:17 (Reply)
You look fantastic!
#3 Dina on 2009-02-14 12:07 (Reply)
super fab! love it! ooooh would love to see it with the teal.....
#4 Real Style Real people (Homepage) on 2009-02-14 12:23 (Reply)
Oh my gosh, I love it! And the pink clutch is the frosting on top of it all. Great choice. The funny thing is that I wouldn't have looked twice at the dress from F21 but I just adore how it looks on you. The red is very sultry, perfect for V-Day!
#5 Claudia on 2009-02-14 12:48 (Reply)
Love the outfit, it's very cute!
#6 fearofheights on 2009-02-14 14:11 (Reply)
Beautiful outfit and very fashion-y with the pink wristlet! I would never in a million years guessed most of it was from Forever 21 and Target.
#7 S&C (Homepage) on 2009-02-14 14:20 (Reply)
Im totally loving this outfit. The Blazer is the perfect touch and that red dress is lovely!
#8 Adri (Homepage) on 2009-02-14 14:28 (Reply)
You look great! :-)
#9 Leia (Homepage) on 2009-02-14 14:38 (Reply)
I love your shoes from Target! Now I'm thinking of getting a pair. How do the sizes run- big? small? just right?

And I LOVE your outfit overall too :-)
#10 Jax on 2009-02-14 16:07 (Reply)
I went with a half-size smaller (I'm usually a 9.5, but the 9 fit best). =)
#10.1 The Budget Babe on 2009-02-15 11:17 (Reply)
cute! my friend has that dress in blue!
#11 Ally (Homepage) on 2009-02-14 16:31 (Reply)
Ooh la la, I love it! I'm glad you're having a good Valentine's "weekend" ;-)
#12 Celeste (Homepage) on 2009-02-14 19:01 (Reply)
That is one fantastic outfit! ^__^
#13 Anusha (Homepage) on 2009-02-15 03:05 (Reply)
#14 Crista (Homepage) on 2009-02-15 18:35 (Reply)
Fabulous outfit! Love it! Did you get a gift for your significant other for V-day? I am always looking for a good budget clothing store for men. Any tips?
#15 Kay on 2009-02-16 01:13 (Reply)
haha omg I wore a very similar outfit as you yesterday too! Great minds think alike eh? ;-)
#16 MizzJ (Homepage) on 2009-02-16 01:39 (Reply)
I bought that same Kenneth Jay Lane cuff from Gilt. I love it and practically wear it every day :-)
#17 taylor (Homepage) on 2009-02-16 09:56 (Reply)
SO CUTE! Makes me feel like a shlump for the jeans I threw on at the last minute...
#18 Anna on 2009-02-16 09:59 (Reply)
Very Pretty!!!
#19 milly on 2009-02-16 12:32 (Reply)
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