My Valentine’s Day Look

DSC06403 Happy Valentine’s Day my loves!  I hope you all are getting showered with hugs and kisses from all your loved ones today!

My honey and I tend to celebrate Valentine’s Day not on the actual day.  We love doing the gorgeous pre-fix menus with wine pairing meals but sometimes it’s nice to go out a few days later and have the place to ourselves.  This year, we’re celebrating our 5th Valentine’s Day together later this weekend (plans still a little TBD).  I wanted to give you all a little sneak peek of my what I’ll be wearing!

The Diane von Furstenberg and Andy Warhol Collaboration is so colorful and amazing!  It basically spoke to me!  Now isn’t that a good enough excuse to purchase?  It’s a perfect nice but not over the top look.

Did I mention it's fun to twirl in?!

Did I mention it’s fun to twirl in?!

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Dress: Diane von Furstenberg (sold out but check out the rest of the collaboration here), Ring: Samantha Wills (Similar here), Heels: Proenza Schouler (Similar here & here)

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Valentine’s Day Nails

NailsI love Valentine’s Day because it gives us an excuse to show our loved ones how much we care.  Not that we need an excuse but it’s an excuse nonetheless.  I’m definitely a girly girl at heart so painting my nails pink and sparkly for Valentine’s Day feels only natural!  I added “Love Always” Sally Hansen nail polish strips to my ring fingers for some extra fun.  And the final result was…

Nails 2Ta Da!  My nails are super short now that I started playing the banjo.  Doesn’t mean I can’t still have fun with it!  Here’s how it’s done.

Step 1:  Apply Sally Hansen nail polish strips to ring finger according to package directions.  Be sure to swipe the nail with polish remover to remove any residues before applying.  Trust me.  It seems counter-intuitive but it really makes the polish strip last longer!

Step 2:  Apply two coats of Essie “Blanc” nail polish.  Let it dry completely.  The next polish is so light that adding a pure white underneath will help so you’re not adding 30 coats to achieve full color.

Step 3: Apply two coats of Deborah Lippmann “Shape of My” Heart polish.

Step 4: Top off with 1 coat of Dior Perlé iridescent matte top coat.  Make sure to add the top coat to your Sally Hansen polish strip as well.  That’ll make all your nails matte so you don’t have 1 weird shiny finger.

Happy Valentine’s Day Loves!

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