Red is for Valentine’s Day

Office Appropriate Outfits - Winter

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Cardigan – The Limited | Shirt – The Limited (similar) | Skirt – The Limited (similar)| Necklace – (similar) | Shoes – Gabriella Rocha via (similar)

So, today is Valentine’s Day.  Are you celebrating it in any way?  My big plan for the day is to go to work, come home, go to the gym, and then make Italian Wedding Soup for dinner.  However, on Friday evening my husband and I are going to a trapeze class!

As you can probably tell, we’re not big into a romantic, mushy Valentine’s Day display over here.  I still like to wear a little something to acknowledge the holiday, though.  Last year I wore pink.  This year I decided on red.  But by pairing it with navy and gray it keeps it from screaming “I’m dressed up for the holiday!”

This could be a very blah outfit.  Just a cardigan, a pencil skirt, and a blouse.  But the pattern on the blouse amps it up a little bit.  Keep that mind when you’re shopping or getting dressed.  A little bit of pattern can go a long way.

You know what else goes a long way?  Wind.  It was SO WINDY when I was taking these photos.  My husband caught my frustration with the wind on camera.


20 replies on “Red is for Valentine’s Day

  1. kilax

    Awww! I really like this one! Especially since this tends to be my uniform – skirt, top, cardi.

    I’m excited about your class tomorrow! I am not sure if we have anything going on for VDay. Steven is still quite sick 🙁

  2. Bethany @ Accidental Intentions

    Trapeze class?? How cool! I’m not much of an adrenaline junkie so I don’t know if it’d be my cup of tea, but it sounds like such a fun experience!

    I’ve worn the exact same outfit for the past three Valentine’s Days (well, almost exact same: last year and this year I wore a scarf. Year #1 I wore a necklace). I wish I were kidding.

  3. Anne

    There’s a trapeze class somewhere? Please share how it goes, I’m so intrigued by this!

    And I love the red polka dots in this look too! I’m just working from home today, but maybe I’ll get festive and wear a pink shirt to the gym 🙂

  4. Melissa

    Trapeze class! That sounds awesome 🙂

    I am wearing purple today since I figured that was still somewhat in the “Valentines color” family. Wanted to wear a pink-ish top but it required ironing and there was no time for that this morning!

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      Hahaha! Those pictures are hilarious. I’ve lost several umbrellas due to the wind around here. Not sure when I’ll get smart and buy one like yours that can withstand what nature puts it through.

  5. Kandi

    That trapeze class sounds fun!
    My husband and I are going to a wedding tonight for his dad. No elaborate plans for us! Honestly though, we always stay in and cook together on Valentine’s day but it’s no biggie missing it this year.
    I like your look today. I almost wore red but didn’t want it to scream Valentine’s day. Your look is still quite subtle. Like Kim, a skirt, top, and cardi is a uniform I’m familar with as well.

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