Polished Picks – Valentine’s Day Edition

Polished Picks Valentines Day

SHOP MY VALENTINE’S DAY PICKS:

Lauren Ralph Lauren Sateen Pajamas | Charbonnel et Walker Pink Champagne Chocolate Truffles | Charlotte Tilbury ‘Luxury Palette’ Colour-Coded Eyeshadow Palette (The Uptown Girl) | Uwila Warrior Silk Camisole & Silk Panties | Diptyque ‘Rose Delight’ Candle | David Yurman Cable Heart Earrings in 18K Gold | Rebecca Minkoff Jamie Heart Leather Crossbody Bag | Chanel ‘Coco Mademoiselle’ Eau de Parfum Spray

 

 

Valentine’s Day Look #2 – The Blush Dress

Valentines Day Blush Dress

Brace yourselves, friends. I have been dying to share this blush dress with you ever since it arrived on my doorstep! While I LOVE the first Valentine’s Day look I posted earlier this week, I think this is my favorite of the two. It’s a little bit of everything I love: feminine, sexy, classic, and just all around lovely. How perfect is the eyelash lace detailing and the peplum hem? I am one smitten kitten! If you’re planning a romantic night, this is the dress that will absolutely blow your sweetie’s mind. I think it would also be great to wear to a spring wedding!

Just a little tip: I highly recommend sizing up at least one, maybe two sizes. I usually wear a 4, and I am wearing a 6 here. It fits me snugly (as it’s supposed to), but if it were any smaller I may not be able to sit down in it! Also, don’t worry about it not arriving in time for Valentine’s Day. ASOS delivers in two days – one of the many things I love about them.

Valentines Day Blush Dress          Valentines Day Blush Dress

Valentines Day Blush Dress          Valentines Day Blush Dress

Valentines Day Blush Dress

Valentines Day Blush Dress          Valentines Day Blush Dress

Valentines Day Blush Dress

Valentines Day Blush Dress          Valentines Day Blush Dress

Valentines Day Blush Dress          Valentines Day Blush Dress

I want to hear about your plans for Valentine’s Day! Do you typically go out or stay in? If you’re in a relationship, do you give each other gifts? Garrett and I are usually pretty boring when it comes to Valentine’s Day (that’s what happens after 13 years of marriage), but we actually have plans this year! I’m hoping to squeeze in a few Galentine’s brunches as well. Can’t pass up an opportunity for mimosas and girl talk!

 

SHOP THE LOOK:

Lipsy Pencil Dress | Elaine Turner Clutch (old, similar options here and here) | Merona Block Heel Sandals | 7 Charming Sisters ‘Stay All Day’ Bracelet c/o | 7 Charming Sisters ‘Champagne Toast’ Ring c/o | Marchesa Ear Jackets (old, similar option here) | Photos by Afflatus Photography
 


 

Valentine’s Day Look #1 + Nordstrom Giveaway

Valentines Day Look Burgundy Jumpsuit

Believe it or not, Valentine’s Day is just two weeks away! If you’re looking for the perfect outfit for your upcoming V-Day festivities, I’ve got you covered. Whether you’re planning a romantic night out with your sweetie or a casual Galentine’s brunch with your besties, getting dressed up is always one of the most fun parts of the big day.

I’ll be sharing several Valentine’s Day looks this week, starting with this oh-so-comfy burgundy jumpsuit. It’s so hard to predict what the weather will be like in February, and sometimes a dress just isn’t in the cards. This jumpsuit would be a great option if it’s a little chilly outside, or if you just want a bit more coverage. It’s such an effortless look, but is still sexy and sophisticated. And you guys… it has pockets. Need I say more?

Valentines Day Look Burgundy Jumpsuit          Valentines Day Look Burgundy Jumpsuit

Valentines Day Look Burgundy Jumpsuit

Valentines Day Look Burgundy Jumpsuit          Valentines Day Look Burgundy Jumpsuit

This Zac Posen bag (last seen here) is the perfect date night bag. It’s definitely the cutest bag I own, and it’s just big enough to hold your essentials for the night. I love pairing burgundy with a blush/nude shade. Such a pretty combo! There’s only a few of these left in stock, and it’s on super sale at 53% off. Grab it now while you can!

Want some extra cash to shop with? Keep scrolling to enter my $500 Nordstrom Gift Card Giveaway!

Valentines Day Look Burgundy Jumpsuit

Valentines Day Look Burgundy Jumpsuit          Valentines Day Look Burgundy Jumpsuit

Valentines Day Look Burgundy Jumpsuit          Valentines Day Look Burgundy Jumpsuit

 

SHOP THE LOOK:

Cupcakes and Cashmere Off the Shoulder Jumpsuit | Zac Posen Soiree Crossbody Bag c/o | Merona Block Heel Sandals | 7 Charming Sisters ‘Champagne Toast’ Ring c/o | Marchesa Ear Jackets (old, similar option here) | Photos by Afflatus Photography

 


 

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What’s In My Tory Burch Fleming Bag?

It’s probably no secret that my favorite bag of the moment is my Tory Burch Fleming Bag. Not only is it beautiful, it’s also the perfect size to carry all of my essentials! I always like seeing what other people carry in their bags, so I thought it would be fun to give you guys a peek inside mine. These are the things I’ve been carrying with me every single day (along with some gum wrappers and 2 month old receipts – not pictured). What items can you not leave home without?

What's in my bag, Tory Burch, Tory Burch Fleming Bag

SHOP MY EVERYDAY ESSENTIALS:

Tory Burch Fleming Bag c/o The Shops at Clearfork | Tory Burch Georgia Card Case | Prada Sunglasses (similar) | Ideal of Sweden White Marble Phone Case c/o | MOO Business Cards | Scunci Hair Ties | Diptyque Eau Rose Perfume | Dior Addict Lip Maximizer | Bare Minerals Buttercream Lip Gloss in ‘Fancy’ c/o | L’Occitane Hand Cream | Grenville Society Key Chain | Trident Cinnamon Gum

 

Wardrobe Staple: The Denim Shirt Dress

Dallas Fashion & Beauty Blogger, The Polished Posy styles a wardrobe staple. A Denim Tie-Waist Shirt Dress from the GAP.

Don’t you just love those easy, versatile pieces that you can wear during any season? I am convinced that this denim shirt dress is the ultimate wardrobe staple. It can be dressed up or down, for work or play. I have come across lots of different versions of the denim shirt dress over the years, but this one definitely stands out. The length is perfect, and the wrapped tie waist adds an extra pop of cuteness. It’s gorgeous enough to wear on its own, but it’s also a great base for an endless amount of styling options. On an extra cold day, I would pair it with a cashmere scarf and some suede boots.

This denim shirt dress is under $80, and right now you can get an additional 20% off with code ‘FRESHSTYLE’ (through January 29, 2018). If you prefer a shorter length, I also came across this chambray shirt dress that’s under $35, and this dress is under $20!

Dallas Fashion & Beauty Blogger, The Polished Posy styles a wardrobe staple. A Denim Tie-Waist Shirt Dress from the GAP.           Dallas Fashion & Beauty Blogger, The Polished Posy styles a wardrobe staple. A Denim Tie-Waist Shirt Dress from the GAP.

Dallas Fashion & Beauty Blogger, The Polished Posy styles a wardrobe staple. A Denim Tie-Waist Shirt Dress from the GAP.           Dallas Fashion & Beauty Blogger, The Polished Posy styles a wardrobe staple. A Denim Tie-Waist Shirt Dress from the GAP.

Let’s chat accessories for a minute. I have been carrying the heck out of this blush pink Cuyana tote ever since I got it this past fall. It’s just a simple leather tote, but the quality is amazing! Cuyana has become one of my favorite brands because of their classic designs and minimalist vibe. Their style philosophy is all about having “fewer, better things”, and this is definitely something I’ve been trying to adhere to. I would much rather have a few high quality items that cost a little more than a closet full of cheaper, low quality items.

I just got these gorgeous Diamond Nexus earrings (an ethical diamond alternative), and I am completely smitten. I have never been the kind of gal that HAS to have real diamonds, so these are absolutely perfect for me. If you are in the market for a high quality diamond alternative, this is the brand for you. They look just like the real thing!

Dallas Fashion & Beauty Blogger, The Polished Posy styles a wardrobe staple. A Denim Tie-Waist Shirt Dress from the GAP.           Dallas Fashion & Beauty Blogger, The Polished Posy styles a wardrobe staple. A Denim Tie-Waist Shirt Dress from the GAP.

Dallas Fashion & Beauty Blogger, The Polished Posy styles a wardrobe staple. A Denim Tie-Waist Shirt Dress from the GAP.           Dallas Fashion & Beauty Blogger, The Polished Posy styles a wardrobe staple. A Denim Tie-Waist Shirt Dress from the GAP.

 

SHOP THE LOOK:

GAP Denim Tie-Waist Shirt Dress | Cuyana Small Carryall Tote c/o | Cuyana Silk Striped Scarf c/o | Nude Block Heel Pumps (old, similar options here and here) | 7 Charming Sisters ‘Stay All Day’ Bracelet c/o (Use code ‘THEPOLISHEDPOSY15’ for 15% off) | Diamond Nexus Earrings c/o | Photos by Affatus Photography

 

 

Color Blocking with Neutrals

Soft Shades

When I think of color blocking, my mind usually drums up an image of bold colors and sharp contrasts. While bold color blocking can be super chic, this style may not be for everyone. If you’re a neutral lover like me, you can still get in on this trend in a more subtle way. This color block sweater is made up of soft, pretty shades of pink, grey, and tan (aka: my favorite colors). The material feels so luxe, and it is amazingly priced at under $20! I also found a few other neutral color block sweaters that I am dying to get my hands on, like this one and this one. And how perfect is this grey and pink cowl neck sweater?

I threw on a quilted vest to add some extra warmth in this unusually cold Texas weather. I always get compliments on this blush pink vest, but sadly I can’t find it online anywhere! It was one of those glorious TJ Maxx finds from a couple of years ago (the type of find you want to brag about, hence my bragging). If you want to create a similar look, I found this quilted vest that would also pair perfectly with a sweater like this.

Soft Shades          Soft Shades

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen these Chooka rain boots in my most recent post. You guys, I am seriously in LOVE. These beauties will have you praying for rain! They are so comfy that I honestly want to wear them even on sunny days. I got them in the “stone” shade, but they also come in several other colors and heights. Guess what’s coming with me to London in May?

Soft Shades

Soft Shades          Soft Shades

Soft Shades

 

SHOP THE LOOK:

A New Day Colorblock Sweater | Cambridge Dry Goods Quilted Vest (no longer available, similar options here and here) | American Eagle Denim Jeggings | Chooka City Solid Mid Height Rain Boots c/o | Perry Street Willow Stud Earrings (also love these similar Kenneth Cole Earrings) | Photos by Afflatus Photography

 

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My New Window Treatments – Designed by IC Collected

Window Treatments IC Collected

Oh happy day! My new window treatments have been installed and I couldn’t be more in love with the way they look! If you saw last week’s post about IC Collected (The Interior Collection‘s online interior design service), you know much I enjoyed the process and was so happy with the design they came up with. I knew I wanted something simple that would brighten up the room and add a bit of elegance to the space, but I wasn’t sure how to do that. Through IC Collected, I was able to convey my wants and needs to the designers (all through an online process) and they absolutely nailed it. I am so thrilled that I no longer have a boring blank wall of windows!

Window Treatments IC Collected          Window Treatments IC Collected

The fabric is a gorgeous shade of white that has a bit of a shimmer to it. The light bounces off of them so beautifully… the photos just don’t do them justice! One thing I love about this design is that it will go with any decor if I decide to change things up in the future. I can always add more panels later on, but for now I really like the way it looks with just two. So crisp and clean!

Window Treatments IC Collected          Window Treatments IC Collected

Window Treatments IC Collected

GIVEAWAY ALERT! Do you have an area of your home that desperately needs a designer’s touch? The Interior Collection has graciously offered to give one lucky reader a one hour video design consult with Owner/Designer, Whitnie Cypert. She will give you the tools needed to take your space to the next level! To enter the giveaway, head over to my Instagram feed and find the recent photo of my window treatments. It’s super easy to enter, and if you win you’ll be able to get a head start on that home project you’ve been putting off. The giveaway ends on January 18th, so go enter right now! GOOD LUCK!!

Thank you to The Interior Collection for sponsoring this giveaway and providing me with complimentary IC Collected design services for this post. As always, all opinions are my own.

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