Ah, Valentine’s Day! Believing that every day should be special, my husband and I don’t really play into the commercialism of the holiday. Oh, I give him a card and he gives me flowers and if he opted to prove his undying love for me by tying a large crimson bow around a cute new retro style Vespa in sage green with a medium brown leather seat, wicker basket and matching helmet I would hop on and ride with gratitude and glee, still, we don’t truly celebrate the holiday. Having said that, I do sometimes feel like dressing the part. I don’t like to be drapped in red but I do love a cheery red accessory.
Red really stands out against classic cream and black.
A clean lined dress calls for a clean lined bag and this one fits the bill. Shiny red patent leather adds serious style and drama. Style Tip:: Buy a bag that isn’t too large for your frame but large enough hold all your necessities. Look for compartments inside and out for easy access and organization. Finally, larger bags should have a nice wide shoulder strap. Thin straps can uncomfortably dig into your shoulder.
Bag and shoe color no longer need to match. I opted to play down the feet and style this look with soft black wedge boots maintaining the emphasis on the bright and shiny bag.
A tiny touch of bling in gold and “diamond” balances the brightness of the bag and offers the viewers eye something to look at when the bag is not in hand.
Easy, classic style.
Dress:: Estate sale find ($3.00)
Purse :: Enzo Angiolini
Boots :: BCBG