If you're celebrating Valentine's Day with your bae and are completely unsure of what to wear, here are a few ideas below!
The Caped Off the Shoulder Shift Dress in Red is absolutely to die for and is one of my favorite pieces sold by Charlotte Russe. This dress is so sophisticated and is perfect for a dinner date. I wouldn't normally wear a recommended wearing a red dress on Valentine's Day, because it's such a common color to wear on that day, but red is one of my favorite colors to wear as it truly brings out my skin tone. Red shoes are entirely necessary to complete this outfit. I choose Charlotte Russe's Open Toe Lace Up Booties in red. Large gold earrings are a must for this look, and a red or gold accented purse.
I love a good jumpsuit, especially if it comes in red. Stay polished on your dinner date in this Floral Lace Open Back Jumpsuit. Jumpsuits are a great option when you are entirely unsure of what to wear. They are basically a completed outfit that only needs a few accessories to pull the outfit together. This jumpsuit has an open back, that can be seen in the pictures on Charlotterusse.com. Because of the open back, there is no need to over accessorize this outfit. Simply add large earring, I would choose a hoop earring in gold (I'm not a fan of silver accessories) and a couple gold bangled bracelets on the wrist (I love bangles, I have a collection of them). Finish the look with the Dollhouse Metallic Studded Dress Sandals in gold and a gold clutch purse. If I wear to wear this jumpsuit out, I would add a knee length cream faux fur jacket for warmth.
No date on Valentine's Day? No problem! Instead celebrate Galentine's Day, and enjoy the day with your girlfriends. Whether planning a group dinner or going out for drinks, enjoy the day with your best friends and have an amazing day without all the stress of hunting down that special someone to spend the day with. If your unsure of what to wear see some of my outfit selections from Charlotte Russe to spark some outfit creativity!
My first selection is a Blush Pink Front Slit Bodycon Dress. Blush is a popular color this season and has been seen on celebrities from Kim Kardashian to Rihanna. What I love most about this dress is the length. Midi dresses are perfect for girls of all heights and are a favorite of mine because they don't come too short of my 5'8 frame. This dress features a slit that shows just enough leg to keep the dress appealing to the eye, while having a neckline that is not low cut. The neckline allows the dress to stay classy, making it perfect for dinner or nightlife. If you live in a colder climate, add a faux fur jacket over the dress in white or cream to keep you warm in the cold weather. Complete the look with Charlotte Russe's Studded Strappy Pointed Toe Pumps, and accesorize with gold studded earrings and a gold bangle bracelet. Carry a small white or gold purse to keep the items you need close at hand.
My second Galentine's Day look is Charlotte Russe's Scalloped Lace Crop Top and Skirt Hook Up. The lace detail is what caught my eye, and makes the dress classy and appealing, two important factors to keep in mind when preparing for a night out. The dress looks like a two piece, but is connected in the back and has a midriff (crop) top. The skirt of the dress features a high low skirt that hits just above the knee. This gorgeous dress is also fully lined with a nude lining. My only drawback of this look is the nude lining. As a black woman, I sometimes find that nude lining doesn't always work well with my skin tone. I feel that this dress is slightly different, and will work for all gorgeous, melanin filled skin tones. Finish off the look with the Quipid Lace Up Laser Cut Sandals, a dressy black earring and a small black fancy purse. Add a leather jacket over the dress to give it an edgy look, or keep it sweet with a black faux fur jacket.
In my first post on The Mod Little Melanin, I discussed how important accessories are to an outfit. However, a purse can truly make or break an outfit. It is so important to have a purse that actually matches your outfit. A black or nude purse does not go with every outfit, nor does a designer bag match everything that you own. When going out to dinner or to a night club, your purse should be small, a shoulder bag or a clutch. If you're unsure of what color purse to carry, a good key to remember is that your purse can always match your shoes. For example, if you're wearing black heels, carry a black purse. I normally don't follow this rule, and tend to be a tad riskier when accessorizing my outfits with purses and jewelry. In a future post, I will highlight how to properly accessorize an outfit.
Throughout this post, I did not highlight the price of each piece as they are located at the bottom of each picture! Currently, all dresses and shoes are buy one get one for $10. I believe this offer can be mixed and matched online and in stores, which would allow you to have a complete look from head to toe for under $40, an awesome deal!
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