Hat: BCBGeneration; Shirtdress: Old Navy; Belt: Liz Claiborne; Handbag: Dooney & Bourke; Boots: Jennifer Lopez; LOVE and Heart Necklaces: Unknown (gifts)

I’m a girly girl at heart. As many times as I have tried to fight it off, I am, in fact, a girly girl. I love pink (purple is my favorite, though). I cry during movies. And I have more heart necklaces than I know what to do with.

I have always appreciated love, but had never fully understood it before meeting my boyfriend. He’s my perfect match. And the rest, as they say, is history.

So throw in my girly girl ways. My love of love. And what do you have? My excitement for Valentine’s Day.

I wanted a cute look for Valentine’s Day. A “I’m not trying too hard and want to be comfortable but look pretty” look all at the same time. Easy, right? Actually, it was. I was out shopping at the Mall and was perusing my usual shops and came across this adorable black shirtdress with a tiny heart print in white. I immediately grabbed it off the hanger and headed straight to the fitting room. I loved the look of what the dress could become. To throw it on as is, was a look that was completely shapeless. I knew I would have to cinch in the waist to show off my curves and I knew I could find a belt in my closet that would be perfect. So I bought the dress (on sale!) and continued to envision my look. Once home, I tried on a few belts. Did I want a long, skinny belt to wrap around it? Nah, I wanted more structure and found the perfect amount with a double buckled Liz Claiborne belt. To keep with the “love” theme, I opened my jewelry armoire and grabbed a beautiful light pink heart charmed necklace my parents bought me for my 16th birthday and layered that with an adorable necklace spelling out four letters: L-O-V-E. I needed color. What better color to scream “romance” like red? So I grabbed my go-to Dooney & Bourke red croc bowler bag (which I’ve had for years and it still looks fab!) and decided to add my flirtatious over the knee boots from Jennifer Lopez for that extra oomph. The pièce de résistance is my BCBGeneration black floppy hat scripted with LOVE. I am enamored with this hat and this feeling is JUST the feeling I’m looking for to exude on this upcoming holiday.

Plenty of hearts – √

Pop of red – √

Flirtatious over the knee boots – √

Hat scripted with LOVE – √

It’s going to be a GREAT Valentine’s Day!