In my opinion, what you wear all depends on what you are going to do! Are you going out to a fancy dinner? Staying in and cooking at home? Going to do an activity? Picnic? So many things go into planning an outfit! So in this post.. As I share each outfit… I am also going to share where I would wear each one! This way, you have an idea of where or how to wear each thing!
For this particular post, I partnered with Impromptu Boutique! I worked together with the owner to put these looks together for you guys. I wanted to use things you could go buy today, not use old things in my closet! So everything you are going to see in this post is available in there store or their website. Impromptu is located in Louisville in Oxmoor Mall. But no fear – they also have a website you can also shop on if you are not local!
So lets get started! I want to start with a fancy dinner outfit. It’s not usually mine and Skipp’s Valentines Date choice BUT it IS a popular choice for other people. Here in Louisville, this would be a great outfit for Jeff Rubys, 610 Magnolia, Morton’s, 211 Clover Lane, Ruth’s Chris (you get the idea). I could even see doing a play after dinner in this outfit! Its a black mid length skirt, a red lacy scalloped top and black heels! It would be super cute to throw on a little fur jacket on over it too. Usually here in Kentucky it is still cold for Valentines Day even though this weekend it was nearly 70 degrees! Now with each outfit – make it your own! Want to buy the top but not a new black skirt? Great! Wear whatever black skirt you already own!
Next outfit is semi-dressy but could easily be dressed down based on what you’re doing for dinner. Instead of a dressier black skirt, this outfit we went with a denim skirt! Denim skirts have made a serious comeback. Throw on a red tank or t-shirt with it, throw a jacket over your shoulders and bam! You’ve got the cutest outfit! I love love love this red tank from Impromptu with the scallops! The scallops give it just the right amount of extra it needs with the denim. We paired it with red heels to keep it a little dressier with an extra pop of Valentine color! But again with this outfit.. Make it fit you and your personality! Want to be more casual? All you have to do is throw it on with cute little keds (or any cute little sneaker) to dress it down and make it more casual! I think it would be cute too with little printed booties (leopard come to mind for me because I wear mine all the time, but any little bootie would do of course!) If going out to dinner in this outfit.. my local restaurant choices personally would be Buterchtown Grocery, Jack Fry’s, Rye, River House, Le Moo, Decca. Places like these are all still nice just not quite as fancy. They all have a nice romantic feel to them too and are SUPER tasty!!
The next outfit I wanna do is a little different. Its not red or pink… but… ANIMAL PRINT! Maybe you’re not a big fan of color. Or maybe you just don’t like wearing those girly colors. I know a lot of people that aren’t comfortable in those! I’ve been looking for some animal print body suits, so when I found this one at Impromptu.. I not only had to do an outfit with it.. but had to own it too! So, I do now! I love the idea of this instead of pink or red or lips or hearts! Its got a little more sexy goin on! You could do red heels and a red lip if you want to throw in a little Valentine color. You could do black or nude heels with a deep colored lip like a plum. Or you could make this more casual with little sneakers and a newsboy hat! My dinner choices for this fit would probably be Naive, Mayan Cafe, Fork & Barrel, Louvino or Sarino’s!
My next outfit is pretty casual. I would recommend this outfit for a cute little breakfast date (for me – that would probably entail heading to highfive doughnuts first thing in the morning to pick up some fresh doughnuts – YUM). Or after having some casual pizza (my fave), head to Louisville Cream and pick up some ice cream! Or if you wanna do a casual dinner.. I would definitely recommend Grind Burger (to die for) or Feast (I will take a casual bourbon slushie date ANYDAY).
My favorite Valentine tradition we have is staying in on Valentines Day. If we both have to work that day.. we will just pick up a heart shaped pizza, a bottle of champagne, & strawberries to make some chocolate covered strawberries. If we have a little extra time and don’t work too late.. we will cook dinner together. I love that because we don’t get to cook dinner together too often! I usually cook because he works later more often then not, then he will usually clean. But when we get to actually spend that time TOGETHER in the kitchen, is my favorite! So if your Valentines Date is going to your significant other’s or them coming to you and you cooking for them.. either way.. I think this dress could be so perfect that! The ruffly action on it makes it so flirty! The tie at the waist makes it so flattering. The color is so pretty (I used some self tanner so I didn’t feel so pale). And you could throw on a cute little jean jacket with it or black leather jacket to dress it down. You could do cute little chucks that would keep it nice but not too dressy for just going to someone’s house! Throw just a simple dainty necklace on with it! SO cute!!!
Okay, I want to give you one last little outfit from Impromptu that I would also say is a little more on the casual side. I feel like I’ve given you some good restaurant choices but I want to share some things to do! You could throw this little casual outfit on with some sneaks and get to doin! I also think the cut out shoulders on this sweater add just the right amount of flirt to this fit!
Need some ideas? Here’s a few!
- Big Four Bridge – just get out and walk! It will force you to have real conversation with eachother which is GREAT! You could even stop for food, drinks, dessert at the bottom of the bridge in Indiana! I love Parlour and Red Yetti (both casual, cute little spots)
- Go Throw some axes at Flying Axes YO! Skipp took me to do this for my Birthday and it was SO much fun! You would want to wear flat closed toed shoes for this anyways!
- If you’re off that day (or off at a decent hour or even go the weekend before or after) head to a distillery and do a tasting! I would say that Angels Envy and Rabbit Hole are our favorites! We also LOVE to go to the bar at Copper & Kings (called Alex&nder). We are regulars there! Its separate from doing a tour. We go just to have a drink or 2 and hang out the weekends.
- Go live like kids and play games! The new Dave & Busters just opened up in St Matts! Go get a couple drinks and start earning those tickets! Then pick a prize together at the end!
Hope this helps give you guys some outfit ideas and helps you figure out how to wear them based on what you’re doing! These outfits do not have to be for dates! If you don’t have or WANT a Valentines date.. grab a girlfriend and go try a restaurant I mentioned that you haven’t been to! It’s the day of love and that isn’t limited to significant others! Don’t forget about all the lovedones in your life! And don’t forget to check out Impromptu Boutique for all you V-Day needs! Linking them below: