One of my new favorite websites for a little friendly fashion competition is EVERYBODY, everywear, where the fashion-obsessed are invited to put their best food forward in sharing their personal style, as well as gain inspiration from other bloggers. I first participated in the fun when I styled this vintage white dress which belonged to my Grandmother. On Valentine's Day, this month's EVERYBODY, everwear challenge called for color. Pink + Red to be specific. I have a bit of an obsession with color.
And today...well, I'm tickled pink.
My Inspiration for the look on this day of love - the out of this world sexy and lovely Brigitte Bardot.
With some killer style instincts from one of J. Crew at South Park Mall's very own personal stylists, basics for the ensemble were cultivated.
As we perused the store for all things red and pink, I saw this swim suit. Call it love at first sight. I snagged it immediately with the thought of styling it like a bustier.
Heart throb smocked tank
J. Crew carries these adorable jeans in a rainbow of colors...
We found this cardigan pretty in pink...
...then fabulous pumps and a belt to pull all articles of clothing together.
Italian leather skinny belt
What could be more romantic than Poems of Love by one of literature's greatest influences, William Shakespeare?
Would you believe that I am actually performing a stomach crunch here?
I do love to multi-task.
The necklace, my own, was purchased of all places from the gift shop at my church! I have also seen the necklace, both in red and turquoise, at the Queen City's own savvy consignment boutique, J.T. Posh.
All wrist bangles are my own, with the exception of this floral lovely from J. Crew.
How's my Bardot?
Do you have any special plans for Valentine's Day this year? I think I'll take a jog in the free Love Connection Run sponsored by the Queen City's own Run For Your Life in Dilworth. Refreshing for the mind, body and soul. I wish you and your loved ones a very colorful and most lovely Valentine's Day!
For the love of nothing more stylish in the world than L.O.V.E... xo Whitley