I really love the trend I’ve been seeing over the past year or so of unexpected sequins incorporated into everyday items like this sweater. Because let’s be honest, although sequins are fun (if you’re a reader you know I love sequins), they’re oftentimes not appropriate to wear in your day to day. That’s why I love this sequin sleeved sweater from J. Crew (on sale). It’s the perfect amount of sparkle on the cuff to make this sweater unique, but it’s understated enough to wear on any occasion. I paired it with a pair of skinny jeans and my Tory Burch riding boots, but you could also style it with a pair of distressed boyfriend jeans and sneakers.
The husband and I are spending a night out on the town this Valentine’s Day starting with dinner at Jeffrey’s (one of my favorites). Not quite sure where the night will take us after that – maybe to a low-key bar – although if I’m being honest we’re a little boring, so we’ll probably just end up going home and watching a movie. I am not ashamed! 😉
With Austin being such a casual city, I try to take advantage of any opportunity to dress up, and Valentine’s Day is certainly one of those opportunities.
You can’t wear fur for too long in Texas, but February is definitely a month where it’s usually cold enough that you can. Thus, I’m trying to get as much use out of mine as possible. I snagged this neutral one on sale last season at Nordstrom. I can’t find the exact one I’m wearing, but this one from Joie (on sale) is extremely similar in coloring and style. I layered mine over one of my favorite Joie sweaters (really, I love almost everything Joie – it’s such an effortlessly chic brand – and I can’t wait for their spring stuff to come out!), and my J. Crew cords.
Another thing I’ll point out are the Kendra Scott bangles I’m wearing on my right arm. My aunt bought me those for my birthday this year and I wear them so often. So, if you’re looking for a versatile bangle set, definitely consider these.
Earlier this fall I spent some time looking for an army-style jacket that was a little less military and a little more sophisticated. I think this one from J. Crew is the perfect mix of the “sophisticated military” style I wanted. I found this striped infinity scarf at the same time, and you can’t beat the price – especially for the versatility. Another new purchase that I love are these Kendra Scott bangles. They really add sparkle and texture.