Friday, February 14, 2014

Full Love

Happy Valentine's Day! I honestly had no intentions of posting another look for this little holiday of love, but Ross and I were able to squeeze in a lunch date yesterday to celebrate. Of course I couldn't resist dressing the part.

Lauren Conrad for Kohl's Blazer (on sale options here and here) // Forever 21 Stripe Blouse (on sale options here and here) // Express Skirt (now 40% off!!) (option here with more sizes & on sale too) // Nine West Heels (option here and here) // Forever 21 Quilted Crossbody // Forever 21 Necklace // Bracelets: T&J Designs, Sweet Clover and Lilac Bijoux all c/o // Gigglosophy Heart Ring c/o

Ever since it arrived in the mail over a week ago, I have been itching for the perfect occasion to wear this skirt from Express. The cut on other full skirts are not the most flattering on my frame. I have tried on at least five and they all went straight back to the rack. I finally hit the jackpot with this one. It's true to size. It doesn't make me look like a puffy marshmallow. The side pockets are icing on the cake and length is perfect for dressing up with heels or wearing an oxford with flats for a more casual look. You know I only highly suggest buying certain pieces, ones that I truly love and think you will too. This is one of them. Full skirts are a big trend for the spring, but honestly, this one is a classic. Trend or not, it's a item that will get plenty of wear and won't lose it's spark any time soon.

As I was editing these photos, it dawned on me that I literally wore almost the exact same outfit last year for Valentine's Day. The only differences were the bottoms and scarf. Next year I plan to ditch the red and throw on some pink. I need to spice things up around here. 

Enjoy you day/weekend and eat lots of chocolate covered strawberries (with champagne).  See you Monday! 


Shanna

51 comments:

Jeans and a Teacup said...

LOVE the full skirt! I've been thinking about getting one from Express. And it has pockets?! Love it! Perfect Valentine's Day look!
~Jessica
Jeans and a Teacup

prettyanddelectable said...

Full skirts can be tricky... this one looks great on you! Your blog photos are looking fabulous. Glad you two got a chance to enjoy lunch together!

Becky M said...

This is THE perfect valentine's day outfit! Love love love the skirt, and the black and red!

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Samantha Curtis said...

So classic! Love this!

Chelsea Oliver said...

Gorgeous skirt! This is so classy, but I agree, I need more pink in my wardrobe too! We're making a pact for next year haha

-Chelsea
chelsandthecity.blogspot.com

Susan Jeffries said...

Just lovely Shanna! I love the feminine aspect of skirts and dresses. I hope ot incorporate more of them into my wardrobe. Lunch dates are great! Now that we have a teen, most nights and weekends are spent running her and her friends around. Squeezing in a date at noon is a gift(: Happy Valentines Day friend. And thanks for always inspiring me to dress like a lady(: Susan

TaraMixandMatch said...

Happy Valentine's Day Shanna! That skirt looks fabulous on you!

Jo-Lynne {Musings of a Housewife} said...

I love this look! typically I do not do full skirts, but that one is perfection.

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

This looks so high fashion! LOVE it!!!!

Stylista Fitness said...

Shanna,

What a fabulous look! Keep on styling girl!

Melissa

Lauren {Fizz and Frosting} said...

I've had a really hard time with fuller skirts as well. This one is SUPER-flattering and fun! Happy Valentine's Day!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

You look gorgeous! I hope you guys had a great lunch.

JP Lord said...

I love this classic look - it's perfect for more than just the holiday of love! You look gorgeous - yay for lunch dates with the hubby!
xox

Tiffany Elam said...

I need ti get a skirt like this! It's so chic.
xo,
Tiffany
shoeschampagne.blogspot.com

Christina Storm said...

Love this look! That skirt is gorgeous!
Hope you have an amazing Valentine's Day!

The Style Storm
<3, Christina

Kellie said...

Classic & beautiful!! Love the color combo & mix of patterns! You look great in that skirt too!
Kellie @ www.ie-style.com

Heidi said...

I've been eyeing full mid-skirts for a few months and I just need to pull the proverbial trigger on one that's made in the USA already! This one looks perfect on you!

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LyddieGal said...

So parisian chic! The full skirt is just divine and I will never say a bad word about red and stripes. Plus the little print mix just puts it over the top.
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TheTinyHeart said...

That skirt is sooo gorgeous on you! Happy Valentine's Day!

-Sharon
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Ladies in Navy said...

you look oh so gorgeous!
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Style-Delights said...

Such a classic look!! I love full skirts and can't wait for the snow here to go away so I can wear them!! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
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Style-Delights said...

Such a classic look!! I love full skirts and can't wait for the snow here to go away so I can wear them!! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
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Style-Delights said...

Such a classic look!! I love full skirts and can't wait for the snow here to go away so I can wear them!! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
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Helene in Between said...

i love the texture of this skirt! so pretty! and i love the pop of red!

Kayla Gilbert said...

You look fantastic as always! Happy Valentine's Day from me and Lucy! MUAH! : )

Kayla
www.lovelucygirl.com

Sandy a la Mode said...

what a gorgeous valentine's day look!!

xo,
Sandy
Sandy a la Mode

Samantha Tananbaum said...

This silhouette is gorgeous on you! Such a perfect Valentine's Day look!

xo
Sam

Susan Liberatore said...

Seriously, wait until you see my post today! It's you!!! xox

Reagan Leigh said...

This is one of my all time favorites on you! Love the leopard, stripes, & red!

Ashleigh said...

I love the little leopard bangle, and that it ties into your heels. The black skirt is very feminine and pretty, as well as it grounds the entire outfit.
-Ash
www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

That skirt is full on perfection. I hope you twirled around all day!! I have my pink blazer on today, I felt it was only appropriate ;)

Sheila said...

Love this outfit! Perfect for V-Day!


xo - Sheila
www.sheislovelyblog.com

Sarah Tucker said...

Love this combo! Happy V-day friend! XOXXO!

Shannon Hearts said...

Beautiful! Happy Valentine's Day!

www.shannonheartsblog.com

Leah Behr said...

Love the stripes with the leopard! Such a great look!

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Madeline Mihaly said...

Shanna you look gorgeous & I love this outfit. I may have to order that skirt! I've been searching for a full one that doesn't overwhelm my 5'3" frame and this might be it.

Happy Valentine's Day
xo, Maddy
http://cassidylou.com

Laura B @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels said...

We have the same skirt. Don't you jut love it?! It fits great! Happy V Day love!!

Nina Piccini said...

Simply gorgeous; so Blaire!

xo, Nina
afterthe40barfinish

Shira said...

you look amazing in this!!! One of my fav looks! So chic, beautiful and funnn:)

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Because of Jackie said...

This is so pretty, and that skirt is perfection! I have problems with skirts like that as well, they just aren't always flattering. This is IS. I am a bad blogger and did not do any themed posts for V day, must be better next year!

Rebecca said...

You indeed dressed the part Shanna.....Happy Love Day & weekend too!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Carylee said...

This was pin-worthy for me, thanks for the inspiration! I really love that skirt on you. I haven't taken the plunge on a full skirt passed my knees as I just don't feel like it would be flattering on me - but it's perfect on you!
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OccasionallyAJ said...

How crazy that you wore such a similar look last year! But its a great way to show how pieces can be versatile. Stripes and leopard with a pop of red should be the Vday uniform!

-AJ
OccasionallyAJ.com

Elle said...

Shanna you look amazing! Defiantly one of my favorite outfits from you! I love the full skirt trend, and you pulled it off perfectly!

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Jessica @ Here&Now said...

Loving this classic lady like look. You're right, that is the skirt jackpot!
xx
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snippetswithalex said...

Wow, I love how you paired that skirt with your blazer! Great styling and blog! I'm following you on BlogLovin' and would appreciate if you followed back!
-Alex of http://snippetswithalex.wordpress.com

Alice Warren said...

Great look Shanna! I own mainly pencil skirts but have a few full skirts and really love the fit. I agree that they can be so touch to wear since they made me feel like I grew an extra hip. This skirt is perfect on you!

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

LOVE love LOVE that skirt on you! Hope you had a wonderful Valentines Day!

XOXO, Jenn
The Stylish Housewife

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Whitney James said...

You look great. LOVE the skirt and the shoes!

~Whitney
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Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

I love everything about this! Everything! Full skirts generally are not the most flattering on me either, but this one looks so good on you I might have to go try it on myself!!

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