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Little Leather Valentine.

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So apparently I have some sort of all-black approach to “holidays” in 2014 thus far…and I use the term holidays loosely, because…well, is Valentine’s Day really a holiday? In my book, it’s not. If I happen to get a special night out, then great, but if not, no big deal. Too often, we glamorize the behavior on this day that we should consciously display year round for our loved ones, but I will always look for an excuse to dedicate an evening to just the boyfriend and I! It’s not that often we take the time to plan an evening start to finish without other people involved, so that aspect is definitely fun!

To start, we got comfy at home and made an awesome dinner together. After that, we relaxed and let the food settle before changing and heading out for drinks at Firefly in Studio City. We neither one are into the crazy “2-weeks-in-advance-dinner-reservations” thing that happens in LA on Valentine’s Day, nor do we love fighting crowds when we are trying to spend time together on a date, so heading out in the later hours of the evening was perfect for us.

It’s always fun to feel a little fancier and sexier on Valentine’s Day, but truth be told, I had been itching to put this outfit combination together for a while and I would have worn it for any night out! This leather skirt is a smidge too big in the waist, and it actually worked out pretty well once I pumped my tummy full of way too much pineapple fried rice and wine! It’s form fitting, but definitely bodes well that it’s not too skin-tight. A high waisted pencil skirt, leather or not, is something you want to sit comfortably at the waist and hips without digging in. Why, you ask? So you can pair with a fun crop top!! Duh. The longer, and conservative-fitting skirt (especially in leather!) keeps a reallllly sexy vibe while over-compensating for the way the crop top is under-compensating in coverage. This is my absolute favorite crop top I own, and the sweetheart neckline and off-shoulder design were perfect for that “classic” sexy vibe.

I left out the red lips this time, (My boyfriend hates red lipstick – I think all guys do, bummer), and opted for a red suede pump instead to accent with. I didn’t realize until afterward how similar this look is to my NYE look a few weeks back, but oh well! The broken LBD look will never go out of style! Once again, excuse the iPhone snaps (NEED to start remembering the real cam when I head out), and hope everyone had a Happy Love Day as well! Kisses!

Leather Skirt: BB Dakota (size down if possible)
Crop Top: Tobi
Pumps: Jessica Simpson
Bag: Aldo, shoulder strap detached for a clutch (similar here and here)
Vintage Statement Earrings

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Classic Black for 2014.

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Whoops. I swear I didn’t shake it. Gotta love those iPhone pics.

Oh, New Year’s Eve. What a night, every year. No matter how you look at it, it’s an excuse to let loose and have a good time. Let’s be real though, you’re doing one of two things: you’re either celebrating all you accomplished in 2013, and insist on making 2014 that much better…or you’re trying to forget 2013. Either way, alcohol is involved, and I swear everyone chooses to start the New Year off with a hangover because we can all only go up from there! Brilliant. Well guess what! I didn’t have a hangover this year, so I guess that leaves me with less to climb! Don’t get me wrong, I had a great time, I just stuck to one consistent beverage of choice instead of trying to be fair to all the other liquors out there. :)

This year, I was traveling for the holidays as I always do, and made it back to LA in time for New Year’s, but we didn’t really do a lot of planning. Sometimes, just winging it is the way to go. I don’t consider myself a “clubby” person, perhaps every once in a while a trip to Vegas is in order, but normally that is not an atmosphere that I crave. Clubs are always a last-minute option (and an expensive option to make it worth while for NYE), but this year, we kept it simple. We started the night by having a DELICIOUS dinner at The Six restaurant in Studio City, followed by…wait for it…a house party. And you know what? We had an awesome time with some fantastic people.

When it comes to dressing for NYE, I will admit there is always the urge to put on sequins and dress like a disco ball. In fact, the more sequins the better. Nothing rings in the New Year like built in confetti all over your body! And while the sequin and sparkle of New Year’s Eve will forever be a fun and classic approach, I actually ditched my rose gold sequin dress last minute in favor of something a little simpler. See, another “classic” of course, is the LBD. And this was a very simply-constructed dress with just the right amount of “party” involved with the peek-a-boo mesh areas. Not to mention, it was comfortable. Sorry sequins, I will save you for Vegas, or maybe next year. Simple as that, I chose a darker, exotic, all black approach. I kept my makeup pretty neutral with some smoky drama built up around the eyes, and it was perfect for the occasion without being overdone. Cheers to 2014, may it be our best year yet!

Dress: Asos (On Clearance!)
Shoes: Steve Madden
Ring: Zara
Bracelet: Nasty Gal
Necklace: 2020ave
Lips: My go-to peachy-nude, Nars Cream Lipgloss in “Giza”

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