Happy Valentine’s Day!! Regardless if you celebrate it or not, it’s still a fun day to get dressed up, right? It also happens to be my boyfriend and I’s monthly anniversary, so today is extra special for me.
Before I get into my actual Valentine’s Day OOTD, I’m going to share with you a story about my style evolution
it’ll be brief, I promise.
Back when I was a wee, little child, I had a very common misconception on the world of fashion. I thought you always had to wear high heels and clothes that really weren’t that comfortable.
Cuz, yenno, you had to be uncomfortable to be considered fashionable, right?
As much as I love Victoria Beckham, this scene from the Spice Girls movie (start at 0:44) was a large influence in the early days of my personal style. And you would not believe how often I wore heels and my versions of my own Gucci dress.
So, when Posh Spice was told that she had to give up her heels for the sake of her health, it made me wonder some things.
“Would I be like that someday?”
“What if it’ll be worse for me?”
But it really started like this.
After all, I did have a legitimate reason to worry: I’ve been wearing heels ever since I was in third grade.
Plus, if you wear heels for long periods of time, or in my case, my nearly my entire life, you’re at risk for things like lower abdominal pain, ingrown nails, arthritis in both your knees and ankles, and bunions.
And the sad part? I’m only naming a few.
Fast forward to today, I’m still a heels kind of gal at heart despite having back problems. I know I won’t be able to give them up completely, but I do know that my overall wellbeing is important to me, too.
And that, my friend, is how we’ll be diving in to today’s comfy yet chic OOTD.
Also, please ignore the dog fur- my dogs really like to roll around on my clothes before I go out and I unfortunately forgot to bring my lint roller. Sigh. Probably gonna retake this later or something.
If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know that I’m a minimalist by heart. Simplicity is key, and I try to reflect that on with the clothes I wear.
So, I chose black and pink as my main colors.
I kept my outerwear, bodysuit, and oxfords black while I used these pink pajama bottoms as wide-legged culottes since its Valentine’s Day and all.
Yeah, I know- it’s so weird to be wearing your favorite ‘jammies as part of your everyday look. But hey, it can be done.
Like, come on, slips were a thing last year- that’s lingerie for ya.
When going for a look like this, I suggest that your pj’s aren’t too long because 1) you wouldn’t want to drag them on the floor and 2) shorter hems look better with heels/sneakers/flats or whatever kind of footwear you like.
It’s one of those outfits that instantly give off this cool girl vibe despite having your bottoms be your night wear.
So, I hope you enjoyed today’s final installment of my #14daysofvalentines series. I want to thank you for sticking around, and like always, be sure to leave me your opinions down below!