I don’t know why, but this year I’ve gone overboard in preparation for Valentine’s Day. I’m spending yet another year without a valentine, but this year I committed to showing up for myself (more on that in my intentions post) so I’m going all out. I actually have Galentine’s/Valentine’s Day content planned out… I think the last time I did that was in 2018. Although there are no events I plan on hosting during the pandemic, I do have something planned with two of my best friends. Anywho, I wanted to kick off the season of love with a pastel-colored Valentine’s Day outfit focusing on purple for a change.
The sweater is the Cable-Knit Cardigan from Zara, which is a chunky knit sweater with rhinestone buttons. It’s not as itchy as some of the other chunky knits I’ve tried from Zara and it’s suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. The buttons also aren’t a pain to open and close, which I’ve experienced before with other rhinestone buttons. I paired it with the calf-length skirt from H&M, which is a good ol’ satin slip skirt I know and love. I find that the sweater fits a bit oversized (I’m wearing a L) and the skirt fits true to size (I’m wearing an XL)/seems to have quite a bit of stretch. This is the perfect length on me, but I’m 5’9″ and a half so if you’re on the petite side it may be a tad long.
I may or may not have been inspired by all of the powerful, monochromatic Inauguration Day looks; so many beautiful shades of purple were on display. Purple is associated with royalty, luxury, power, and ambition, so what better way to show up for myself than in a powerful color? Lavender in particular is associated with femininity, grace, and elegance, which I think the outfit exudes. My favorite color is pink, and I don’t have any purple accessories, so I added pink quilted Bottega-esque heeled sandals from ASOS and a tiny pink bag that holds nothing but my patience and my lip product(s) of the day. I decided to keep the jewelry simple and added an anklet to bring everything together.
Would you wear purple for Valentine’s Day? Let me know in the comments!