Thursday, 9 February 2012

Love is in the air...

Valentines Day is just around the corner and I don't know about you but I'm getting a little excited. I know the day can be seen by some as a Hallmark money making ploy but I like to see it as a time to remind your partner about why you are together and to bring back those romantic sparks that sometimes get hidden behind the stress of daily life.

Below I have styled some Valentines Day looks for you all. Now you might look at these ensembles and think they're not traditionally 'sexy' looks. To me sexy isn't about showing too much skin or wearing things too tight. To me, sexy is about feeling confident in yourself and secure in your outfit. There's nothing more attractive than seeing a woman walk tall, head up high and proud. Confidence is the perfect finishing touch to an outfit.  I incorporated some fun heart themed items of clothing in some looks and added a splash of red in others.  One thing I do suggest girls is to wear some fun and flirty underwear under your Valentines Day look.  It doesn't mean you have to show it off, but who says you can't look sexy for yourself???

Before you check out the Valentine's Day looks I've styled, I have prepared a short Dusty Petals video blog expressing my deep love affair for shoes. I'm sure many of you ladies can relate to this love that no man will ever understand. I had a lot of fun making this. I hope you enjoy it!

DUSTY PETALS VALENTINES DAY 
VIDEO BLOG:
My Love Affair With A Shoe




MY VALENTINES DAY LOOK!


1-BOW BACK VEST  $38.25 http://www.topshop.com
2-Apple Pendant Necklace  $20.60  http://www.oasis-stores.com/Apple-Pendant-Necklace
3-KG by Kurt Geiger Hot Wide Strap Chunky Suede Platform Sandals, $100.00   http://www.johnlewis.com/231305101/Product.aspx?source=54836
4-Navy Crepe Shorts  $47.00  http://us.missselfridge.com
5-Ollie & Nic Delicious Apple Basket Bag  $59.00 http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Ollie+Nic+Delicious+Apple+Basket+Bag

1-Peter Jensen Exclusive Colour Block Heart Ballet Pump   $155.71  http://www.asos.com
2-Dansk Heart Cut Out Crepe Top  $55.15  http://www.asos.com
3-Katie Diamond Lola Blue Quartz & Gold Vermeil Ring  $125.00 http://shopbird.com/product.php?productid=23145
4-CLUB MONACO Pleated Satin Skirt  $250.00 http://www.brownsfashion.com
5-Fiorelli Cannes Zip Clutch Bag $72.99 http://www.asos.com/au/Fiorelli/Fiorelli-Cannes-Zip-Clutch-Bag
1-Marc by Marc Jacobs Love Edge Stud Earrings  $39.00 http://www.shopbop.com
2-ASOS Cut Out Shift Dress in Heart Applique  $48.66  http://www.asos.com
3- Blee Inara Swarovski Heart Eye Elastic Bracelet  $37.00 http://www.maxandchloe.com/Blee-Inara-Swarovski-Heart-Eye-Elastic-Bracelet?PID=2687457
4-SWAGGER Contrast Toecap Shoes $115.00 http://us.topshop.com
5-Find It in Your Heart Handbag   $51.00 http://www.modcloth.com


1-Paul & Joe Lipstick  $24.44  http://www.asos.com
3-Large Crystal Flower Post Earrings  $45.00  http://www.tarinatarantino.com/shop/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=8359
4-Guess D-Hondo-B Peep Toe Heeled Shoes  $137.87  http://www.asos.com
5-Franchi "Catrina" Red Satin Rose Clutch Handbag $200.00  http://www.shirise.com/


1-Ivanka Trump Kyra 2 - Black Multi Suede  $135.00  http://www.heels.com
2- Alice+Olivia Barret sequin blouse $505.00  http://www.harveynichols.com
3-Cindie's Tall Gold Studded Black Cuff Faux Leather Cuff Bracelet  $40.00 http://www.fantasyjewelrybox.com/b717.html#
4-Oasis Heart Pants  $72.99  http://www.asos.com
5-House of Harlow 1960 Val Clutch in Black  $195.00  http://www.shopthetrendboutique.com/hoofha19valc1.html?source=pjn&subid=2845


1-MARC BY MARC JACOBS Annabelle Pavé Heart Stud Earrings  $54.00  http://www1.bloomingdales.com
2-One Shoulder Tulip Dress Black $960.00  http://www.suzannah.com
3- Andara Lucite Bypass Knuckle Ring $93.00   http://www.maxandchloe.com/Andara-Lucite-Bypass-Knuckle-Ring?PID=2687457
4-Red Alfresco High Heel Shoes $175.00  http://www.debenhams.com
5- Moschino Red Heart Satin Clutch $280.00 http://www.forzieri.com    


1-Ribbed Heart Back Prom Dress By Dress Up Topshop $51.00 http://us.topshop.com
2-RED LEAFY LACE BALCONETTE  $26.50  http://www.topshop.com
Red Leafy Lace Mini  $8.80  http://www.topshop.com
3-Vivienne Westwood for Melissa Lady Dragon V1 Heart Sandal  $136.25  http://www.asos.com
4-ASOS Limited Edition Rhinestone Heart & Zip Stud Earrings  $19.46  http://www.asos.com
5-Valentine's Day-I Love You Toast Stamper $39.95 http://www.amazon.com/Valentines-Day-I-Love-Toast-Stamper
6- WILL YOU MARRY ME? Lottery Ticket $4.95 http://www.baronbob.com/lotteryticket-willyoumarryme.htm
7-ASOS Big Hearts Sheer Tights  $12.98 http://www.asos.com
8-Mickey and Minnie Socks $6.20 http://www.oysho.com

Happy Valentines Day!!!
xox


5 comments:

  1. The outfit you are wearing is beautiful. I love it! And the videos is amazing! I think you have a great sense of fashion. I'm following you now :)
    http://thesmallnoble.blogspot.com/

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  2. I totally agree about the inner symbiosis between confidence § sexyness, AND your floral(icious) outfit exudes Freshness § poetry I (shyly) must add (§ approve) Dear !

    à Bientôt, Antoine

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    1. Thank you so much for kind message! So glad you share my view. My favourite look is the floral dress (look 4) too. Nothing beats a floral flirty 1950's inspired number.
      Thanks so much again Antoine!!!

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  3. Olá,
    passei para conhecer o seu blog,
    adorei aqui.
    Beijos

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  4. aww you look adorable in those pops of red and it really has me lusting for spring! i also ADORE your second v-day outfit - the pops of blue are really different from the usual red and pink and i love the heart cutouts! thanks for giving me inspiration <3

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