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Valentine's Day Date Night

Fashion, Lifestyle, MarriageVeronica ArrietaComment

So obsessed with this top. It's under $55!

On Veronica: Off The Shoulder Top (only $54!!), High-Waisted Jeans (similar here and here), Heels (similar option), Claire V Leopard ClutchKendra Scott Necklace (or here), Forever 21 Rings, Lipstick: Nars in "Cruella", Essie Nail Polish in "Fiji"
On Mike: Gap Sweater (on sale), Banana Republic Button-DownJoe's Jeans (or here), Ted Baker Shoes

Our Valentine‚Äôs tradition is always simple: date night. We just want a fun evening out at one of our favorite restaurants, a good glass of wine and each others company (some ice cream to finish off the night doesn't hurt either!). Valentine's Day is a good excuse to get dressed up and show one another how much you love them (even though we should be doing that every day!).

My favorite color is pink so when it comes to Valentine's Day I don't hold anything back. I love this pink-y mauve off-the-shoulder blouse from Nordstrom. It has a touch of a retro-look with the cropped hem and ruffles neckline -- a fun and flirty top without looking like you're trying too hard! Mike is more subtle with his look. He's wearing a grey Gap v-neck sweater with a Banana Republic button-down underneath and slim-fit dark jeans.  

San Francisco is filled with so many great wine bars and restaurants. On this night, we headed to one of my favorite streets: Hyde Street; to Swensen's Ice cream, the original old fashioned ice cream parlor that been there since 1948. If this was our actual Valentine's Day date then we would go to one of our favorite SF restaurants including: Zarzuela in Russian Hill, Park Tavern in North Beach, Elephant Sushi in Russian Hill, Nopa near Alamo Square, or Marlowe in SOMA. Usually starting off the night with a drink at a nearby wine bar then finishing the night on a sweet note (I've had such a sweet tooth lately!). 

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East Coast vs. West Coast Spring Trends: Gingham + Yellow

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This week I'm so exited to collaborate with Dani, the creator and beautiful woman behind Drafts and Crafts. Dani is a lifestyle blogger in Northern Virginia and has a super cute Esty shop that you should totally check out! Blogging has connected me to so many amazing people - and crazy enough Dani and I actually went to high school together in South Florida and have reconnected through our blogs. We're both now married and enjoy fashion, crafts and baking so this collaboration made total sense. After all,  it's always nice to see a familiar face, even when your thousands of miles away! 

Gingham is the hot topic today, which is why we put our heads together and decided to show how the east coast and west coast wear gingham print with a pop of yellow. You'll notice that the east coast is more preppy and polished while the west coast is more relaxed and edgy. I'm really digging gingham for spring, the checked cotton fabric was popular in the '50s and '60s by icons like Audrey Hepburn and has finally made a comeback. Gingham is easy to wear and can be feminine, flirty, and worn so many different ways: loose-fitting dress, full skirt, cropped top, and matching separates to name a few.

Be sure to check (pun intended) out how Dani styled our gingham print with a pop of yellow on the east coast, and then how I went about it!  How do would you gingham?

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 Jcrew Gingham ShirtYellow Skirt | Jcrew Bracelet (sold out, similar here)| Kate Spade Purse | Jcrew D'Orsay Flats ( on SALE now - 25% off)

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Zara Gingham Top | Yellow Bubble Bib Necklace | Zara Pants (old, love these) Gorjana bracelet | Black Target flats (old, also love these) | Lips