Monday, 26 January 2015

Valentines Day Outfit - Casual VS Fancy


Hey guys,

So today I'm going to share with you 2 outfits that I think would be perfect for a Valentines day shindig - one for if you're going all out fancy and one for a more casual date. I've also included some date ideas - so if you're struggling about what to do with your other half then stick around!   

This idea was actually from one of the first posts I did back when I started blogging a year ago. If you fancy a good ol CRINGE then you can find the post here. I'd like to think my photography skills have improved slightly and that I'm a little less awkward in photos now ha! (Especially now I'm not smiling through braces!). 


The Casual Valentines Date Look

First up is the casual side of todays post - featuring a lovely floaty dress that I got from Missguided. They have LOADS of cute dresses in at the mo that will have you looking as sweet as a nut for Valentines day - I love this one because I think the print is super gorgeous and I love the button front detailing. 

Just a little heads up though - when I first tried it on my boobs tried to make a full blown escape, and I was considering sending it back to save my dignity, however it was nothing a little black Asos crop top couldn't solve, which I wore underneath the dress to keep the nip slips at bay. I would definitely suggest doing the same if you're not one for a bit of flashing either!  










Button Through Floral Swing Dress - £25 Missguided  / Black Fedora Hat - Topshop (bought last year) / Black Knee High Boots - £70 River IslandBrown Satchel Bag - £19.99 New Look / Camel Coat - £59 Miss Selfridge

Valentines dates I would wear this on:
  • Ice Rink Date - If there's one thing that cheesy films have taught us - it's that ice rinks are perfect for a lovely dovey date setting. There's currently one in Leeds at millennium square - but they seem to pop up in lots of cites around this time.
  • Our First Times Date - This isn't what it sounds like. How about spending a whole day or night doing the things you did on your first dates? It could include anything from eating at the first restaurant you went together, watching the first film you saw together, even re-visiting the first bar you went to. Even if it's completely random it's bound to stir up some funny (and possibly embarrassing) memories! :)
  • Valentines Cookery Class - Lots of restaurants do cookery/baking classes around Valentines day, so keep an eye out for one near you. And don't worry if you can't cook you could always turn it into a food fight!
  • Shopping in a New City - Explore a city you've both never been too and split up for half an hour to buy each other one surprise gift. OR have the gift already secretly bought and use it as an excuse to spend 30 mins in Topshop uninterrupted ha! WIN!  


The Fancy Evening Valentines Look

You may have seen in a previous post that I bought myself a beautiful pink dress from Chi Chi Clothing just before Christmas. So you can imagine my excitement when the opportunity to collaborate with Chi Chi came up! 

After spending a good chunk of an evening browsing through/falling in love with all their dresses, I finally managed to pick this beautiful formal evening maxi dress. It's like nothing I've owned before, and I couldn't help but feel a bit special in it! 












 Navy Maxi Dress* - £57.99 Chi Chi Clothing  / Silver Clutch - Accessorize  

Valentines dates I would wear this on:

  • Theatre & Meal - If you're wanting a bit of a fancy night out (who doesn't love an excuse to get dressed up?) then there are always some amazing restaurants that do pre theatre meal offers! My favourite in Leeds is the french restaurant Kendells Bistro - I always think it feels like christmas in there because of all the pretty lights - such a romantic & cosy atmosphere!
  • Night in a Castle - You could go super fancy and take advantage of some of the castle stay & dinner offers that are available around Valentines. Because us ladies deserve to feel like a princess every now and again! (Cheese). 


If something a bit more adventurous is your thing then I think GO APE is an awesome date idea! Climbing trees & zooming down the zip wires - what could be more fun! If you're thinking it lacks the romantic vibes, then you could always get all cosy in the cafe after with a nice hot chocolate. :)

Hope you've enjoyed the post - let me know what your favourite Valentines day dates are, or what your plans are for this years! 

Have a great week :)

Gabby xo


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  1. These are such beautiful Valentine's Day looks!! I especially love the maxi dress -- you should definitely wear them more often! Can't wait to see what you'll decide to wear when the day comes :)

    Best,
    Christina

    Looks by Lau

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    1. Awh thanks so much Christina! I'm quite short so I dont usually do maxi dresses, but this one was perfect! Can't wait to catch up with your blog :) xoxo

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  2. Love both these looks but wow the maxi dress is absolutely stunning on you! That blue with your hair and skin tone is perfect. Really great Valentine's date ideas too <3

    Andini xx
    Adventures of an Anglophile

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    1. Thanks so much lovely! You're so kind and I can't wait to catch up with your blog posts! :) xoxo

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  3. I love both looks - and I absolutely lovee your bag in the top look! Great pictures :)
    Emina

    www.fashionbyemina.blogspot.com

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    1. Hey lovely! Aw thank you so much - I bought it recently from New Look but can't seem to find it on the site! Looking forward to checking out your blog :) xoxo

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  4. Wowow I love this post so much - both outfits are absolutely gorgeous! Your first look is a hippie dream, I love the boots! The second outfit is so so glamorous, you look beautiful! <3 thank you for the date ideas as well, definitely going to steal a few! ;)

    I have a new outfit post on the blog, I would love to know your thoughts:

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    x

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    1. Hey lovely!

      Aw thanks so much - you're the sweetest! Haha omg I did feel very hippie esque in it!

      Glad you liked & will deffo check out your new outfit post! xoxo

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  5. You look so beautiful! I love all your ideas for places to go too :) The casual outfit look is so nice - love those boots!!

    www.beyondthevelvet.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks sweeties! Glad you liked the ideas :) And you're too kind lol! :)

      Can't wait to catch up with your blog! xoxo

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  6. Both of these looks are perfect, you look flawless! :) I really like how the cropped top looks layered underneath the floral swing dress :)

    Style Sunrise ☀

    :)
    x

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    1. Heyy Karen! Thanks so much you're so kind! Just seen your lipstick post i'm deffo getting that revlon one now!! :) xoxo

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  7. Both looks are great! Loving the floral dress and that pink bag is fab!
    xo Southern Style

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    1. Thank you gorgeous! So glad you liked :) Will check out your blog now :) xoxo

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  8. I absolutely love both outfits. You look gorgeous, Gabby.

    I think I'm leaning more towards your casual date outfit 'cos I'm a casual date kinda girl, ha. Plus, I just love your coat.

    Hope you have a lovely Valentine's!

    Christina x
    christinacampbellhughes.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Awh thank you Christina! Really loved your valentines day make up look! :) xoxo

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  9. Wow these outfits are sooo gorgeous!! Love both outfits especially the first one! :)

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    1. Yey thanks gorgeous so glad you liked!

      Will have to check out your blog :) xoxo

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  10. Gorgeous looks! I'm loving both outfits! =D

    NEW POST on http://whattostyle.blogspot.com/

    xoxo,
    Jessica

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    1. Thanks so much Jessica! Going to catch up with your blog :) xoxo

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  11. You look absolutely stunning in both of these outfits, but I'm kind of partial to the first option...I'm in love with the knee high boots and hat!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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    1. Thanks beaut! They've barely left my feet since I bought them! Loved your recent post btw :) xoxo

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  12. amazing blog post had a great read :D

    love your blog

    new post --> http://myroutinesjade.blogspot.co.uk/ would love to see a comment

    have a nice day

    Jade

    xx

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    1. Thanks Jade! So glad you liked :) Will deffo check out your blog! xoxo

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  13. Wow you look stunning. Love the outfits :)

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    1. Thanks lovely! And thanks for your blog link will check it out :) xoxo

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  14. You look gorgeous babe! Love both outfits <3

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    1. Thanks my lovely! Can't wait to check out your blog :) xoxo

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  15. You look gorg in both outfits. Beautiful.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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    1. Thank you Lenya! (gorgeous name btw!!)

      Will catch up with your blog now :) xoxo

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  16. Both of these outfits are lovely and both dresses are beyond cute. You look amazing!

    TRENDGALORE
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    1. Thanks so much Hana! You're too kind :)

      Looking forward to seeing your blog! xoxo

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  17. Such beautiful outfits! Both are sooo perfect for valentines! :)

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    1. Hi Nicole! Awh thanks so much glad you liked them! xoxo

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  18. I love your hat! xx
    fashionismyfirstlanguage.blogspot.ie

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  19. I love the cute ideas you give especially the first times date! Look #1 is definitely my fav!

    Love, Karina
    Check out my new video! TheLovelyLook

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    1. Thanks babe! Ooo looking forward to seeing this video! :) xoxo

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  20. Ahh such gorgeous outfits Gabby!!! You look beautiful as always :) Great post!
    Ava xox
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    1. Thanks so much Ava you beaut! I always look forward to catching up with your blog :) xoxo

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  21. You look absolutely stunning!

    xx

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    1. Thanks so much Clare! Looking forward to catching up with your blog :) xoxo

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  22. I love the casual outfit! I wish I could pull off something like this!

    Natalie Ann xo // Petal Poppet Blogs ♥

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    1. I'm sure you could pull it off! Thanks for the kindness & for leaving your blog link - will check it out now :) xoxo

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  23. Looking gorgeous as always Gabby! That evening dress looks amazing on you, like a princess :D

    VioletDaffodils
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    1. Heeey lovely! Awh thanks so much you're always the sweetest! Need to catch up with your posts today! :) xoxo

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  24. Ah I love your casual look! The colours of that dress look beautiful on you and damnn you can pull off that hat well too :)

    Dei x

    www.sunnydei.com

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    1. Thank youuuu lovely! You're too kind :D Looking forward to catching up with your blog :) xoxo

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