Friday, 5 February 2016

3 Valentines Look with Jane Norman

 Oh Valentines day, that day when we go all heart eyed emojii style over our loved ones. Now i am not that big on V-day, but I'm not against it either per-say. For me any excuse to have a date with the husband and get dressed up is A-ok in my books.
But when i got to thinking about it, because obviously when i think of occasions the first thing i process is what would i wear, I realised that there are a few options that could be for Valentines day.
Now this is dress code talk that only another lady would understand, so here goes:
We have uber dressy, we have smart and then we have smart casual options.
Some people like to go all out and have a dinner in a fancy restaurant, some like a nice pub meal and maybe the cinema, and then there are some who will perhaps go out in the day for a stroll or take in a gallery or museum.
Dates are all personal preference, and whether its your first Valentines or your 10th, picking a fabulous outfit that makes you feel amazing, can never be a bad thing.

Starting with

Uber Dressy

I'm thinking dining out in a fine establishment, candle lit and fancy feasts.
I chose a pretty dress for this, more specifically a wrap dress, which is a beautiful flattering cut that will accentuate you in all the right places. This lovely little number reminds me of the dress i was wearing the night my husband first kissed me(awww), so the shape and the style of the dress feels a little romantic and lovely.


Smart is my groove, this is where I am most happy and most likely to be my dating category. I'm think a rather lovely meal at a charming restaurant, followed by drinks or maybe even a movie.
Leather trousers and a gorgeous Pussybow Blouse is kinda smart-sexy and comfortable don't you think?(Sidenote, I'm also in love with this blouse.. how gorgeous!) And being as its February I added on my faux fur coat for warmth and added huggabilty.. who wouldn't want to hug me in this fluffy bad boy!

Casual Day Date

I love the idea of instead of a traditional night time date making it in to a day long event, with lunch, taking in a gallery and some PDA action with a  little hand holding.
For this comfort but class is required. My first item of choice is a trusty breton top, this one has a twist however as its adorned with subtle sequins and a soft neck-line. I added in my comfy jeans, classic black coat, my lace-up flats and a pop of romantic red with the bag.

What are you planning on wearing and doing this valentines day?
Do share, I would love to know!

With thanks to Jane Norman for helping me create these 3 valentines looks



  1. I like all 3 looks. I'm not big on vday either, and I like your not-over-the-top choices. Frankly the Smart look is my fav. I'd love for you to stop by my weekly Weekend Wear Friday linkup and share your style.

    xo Sheree
    IG: @poshclassymom

  2. Great outfits! Each one is perfect - makes me want to go on three dates (with the same guy, my husband, of course)! :-)

    I love my faux leather leggings right now, so I'm sure I'll wear them. Not sure what I'll pair them with though...

  3. I love that dress in your first outfit, but my favourite outfit overall is the last one as I love my denim :)

    Thank you for the link up!

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  4. I love all three outfits a lot, especially the middle one. Great pops of leopard and fantastic shoes in each one, Rachel.

  5. Such gorgeous outfits! That beautiful faux fur coat worn over the black looks stunning!

    Emma xxx

  6. The first outfit is adorable. I love the colors and geometric prints in the dress. The second one is very sophisticated, sexy without being provocative. That's my favorite. The third one is the kind of outfit I've been wearing a lot lately. No fuss, comfy and polished. Have a great weekend!

  7. I'll never get over all black, with leopard! my fave for sure.
    Southern Elle Style

  8. Three fabulous looks for Valentine's Day! I love a great wrap dress and the colors and patterns on this one are gorgeous.

  9. Definitely loving all three looks! You made this hard for me to choose. At the end of the day, my personal style leans more toward comfy and chic. If I had to choose a favorite for V-day, I would go with the dress and heels. I'm a girly-girl at Thanks for sharing and hosting the link up as well.

  10. Beautiful Valentines inspired day looks, loving the way you look in the first dress especially!
    Rachel xo

  11. Three gorgeous looks! You can't go wrong.

    - xox Mary

  12. So many great ideas...and no red or a single heart! Love the dress in the first picture!

  13. All great looks, I am in love with the second look! Thank you for hosting and hope you are having a fab week!


    Hope to see you for TBT Fashion link up.

  14. I love smart looks for date nights as well. Those leather pants fit you like a glove!

  15. I am totally in love with your second one!!!

  16. these are all lovely, but i especially like that dress! :-) xx

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