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I recently finished season two of my guilty pleasure show, Emily in Paris. Emily Cooper is known for her ~quirky~ style, so I thought I’d put together an Emily in Paris-inspired Valentine’s Day outfit. Last year, I discovered that I actually love wearing purple for Valentine’s Day. Pink is my favorite color, but light purple is just as fun!
I came across this LoveShackFancy-esque dress by Missguided (the Missguided pearl button houndstooth mini dress in pink) via ASOS a few weeks ago, and once I mentally put together three outfits with the set (to justify the purchase), I ordered the houndstooth dress and matching cardigan with the quickness. Ironically, my last blog post was on how much I love houndstooth. How fun is the pastel pink & purple houndstooth combination? The colors and texture make the set perfect for a winter ‘holiday’ 😉
Okay, so let’s get on with how this became an Emily in Paris-inspired Valentine’s Day outfit. I found an incredible lavender organza ruffled blouse that I bought from Zara in January 2020, when I was supposed to go to Italy with my mom right as the pandemic hit. I meant to wear the blouse in Milan because fashion, and never got the chance to. I thought it would be fun (and very Emily-like) to layer the blouse underneath the houndstooth dress. I think you could get a similar look with the Sugar Thrillz Mesh Button Up With Marabou Cuffs from Dolls Kill.
Since the dress is already busy, I didn’t want to introduce a new color into the look. I decided on white sandals that I purchased from Forever21 last spring and a pink crossbody mini-bag that I purchased from Urban Outfitters around this time last year, although my dream bag for this Emily in Paris-inspired Valentine’s Day outfit would be the Gucci Jackie mini bag in pink. I topped the look off with a pearl headband from H&M, also purchased sometime early last year.
I drew the line at adding a quirky, mismatched hat, but this Emily in Paris-inspired Valentine’s Day outfit was so fun to put together. Now that I have a good balance of wardrobe staples and statement pieces, I’m planning on playing around more with romantic/princesscore/coquette-ish outfits.