Sunday 30 January 2022

Casual to Dressy Valentines Day Looks


Welcome to the last day of January, the longest month of the year!  Tomorrow February will be upon us and I find February usually goes by rather quickly.   Are you someone that looks forward to Valentine's Day?  Do you do something special with your partner, girlfriends or kiddos?  I've said it before on this blog, V-day isn't something we really celebrate around here.  I like to decorate and I enjoy the festivities with the kids at school, but Mr. and I don't make a big deal of it for the most part.  Sometimes, if it lands on a weekend, we will plan to go out for dinner, or we get a nice box of chocolates and wine to enjoy, but it isn't a tradition or expectation.  

I do however like to put an outfit or two that I can wear around the holiday for fun.  I've featured Valentines day looks in the past here and here.  Today I am showing you how I created a really simple shirt to wear to work, but also how it can be dressed up for a date night.  I purchased the long sleeved tee at the Gap outlet for $10 and used my Circuit Air 2 to create this cute XOXO tee.  I love that it's super simple and I can just throw it on with jeans or black pants for work and look festive.  While I've been eyeing up a few cute sweaters, I decided to refrain from spending money in January as I am hoping to go shopping in February when we get away to the mountains and hit up some stores we don't have locally.  

Casual Look

This is 100% going to be a look I'll wear this year.  I love how red looks paired with white jeans.  It's super simple and easy to pull together.  I paired it up with simple gold studs, necklace, metallic flats and a cup of coffee to take to work.  The perfect casual day outfit.

Dinner Look

I actually really like how this everyday shirt looks dressed up with tights, the black and white checkered skirt, and  my new black purse.  I added some dangly, statement earrings to dress it up and I am ready to have a lovely dinner out with Mr. or girlfriends or maybe we'll do a mix of the two and go out on a double date.  

                                               What are your Valentine's Day plans?   

Do you plan an outfit or two that gives a nod to the holiday 

or do you carry on as usual?

Shop This Post:

Aldo Hand Bag (sold out; similar)

Old Navy White Jeans

Skirt (old; similar)

Gap red shirt


  1. That's such a cute top, you added a great design to it and I really like it with the white jeans although it works well in both outfits :) Valentine's day isn't really a thing here although I might use it as an excuse to get takeaway and pick up a special treat for the kids for dessert. It's more an American thing I think!

    Hope that you had a lovely weekend :) We had a great one despite the heat, catching up with friends and family :)

    Away From The Blue

    1. I love it with the white jeans too! It's likely the outfit I will wear in real time. Interesting but not surprising that it's an American thing. So many odd little holidays we have. LOL!

  2. The red and white looks really cute! I still need more red in my closet! We usually don't do anything on the day itself but will have a date at some point this month.

    1. Well that sounds nice. I will never say no to any date night with the Mr. or my girlfriends.

  3. That dressy look for V-Day is my fave, but I love the casual look as well. I think I just don't get to dress up all that often, so the dressy look excites me! I love that little locket on your bag. We usually do celebrate a little. I am so ready for February, we usually get some mild days near the end of it. I'm so tired of the cold!


  4. I love the way this cute top can be dressed up or down depending on your Valentine's plans!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  5. Both these looks are adorable, but I tend to lean more towards the dressier style.

  6. Your top is adorable! Both of these outfits are fabulous! We play it by ear - since it's on a Monday this year we probably will just cook dinner at home.

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  7. This top is so versatile, Bojana, and I love both ways that you styled it here. The dressier version with a skirt and structured bag is perfection.

    I hope you are having a great week so far!



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  8. I love that you made this yourself and did such a fabulous job, too. WOW! You know me - I love the dressier option better. GORGEOUS MINI SKIRT. And yes I think we will squeeze in a date night with both kids somewhere at a nice restaurant, next week. Especially since February is also our anniversary month. =)

    Happy month of LOVE! Welcome and join the linkup today and every Thursday.

  9. That top is SO super cute! So festive and fun for the day of LOVE!


  10. That red top is so fun, and perfect for Valentine's Day. I love that cute skirt as well. I feel like I've forgotten about Valentine's Day this year, I really need to get on getting my kids Valentine's!!

  11. You look gorgeous in this red hot top, thank you for sharing your thoughts about Valentine's with us. Actually, I have become addicted to buying new clothes according to the trend and shopping for glossy makeup products. So whenever I found a great app or blog about it they were marked as my favorite. Now I have a huge list of online shopping apps like Ubuy, ajio, Myglamm, and now your blog.

  12. Love both looks. Terrific top that can go from day to night so perfectly. I really need some metallic shoes. Your loafers look dressy, funky and fun. But check out those boots. Not booties, not full length boots...very cool. I like wearing textured hose and tights and your polka dot pair is calling my name. Hope you and the mister have a wonderful Valentine's together. XO