Valentine Colorblocking + Giveaway Winner!

Blazer: Zara "Checked Blazer with Elbow Patches," current color here
Blouse: J Crew (old), I love this "Chiffon Sleeveless Secretary Blouse" in red, $48 at American Apparel here
Pants: Paige (old), similar Paige "Verdugo Skinny Jeans" in pollock, $113 (on sale!) at Nieman Marcus here
Loafer Pumps: Banana Republic (no longer available online), similar Pour La Victoire "Larkin" in saddle, $64.85 at Amazon here
Skinny Belt: J Crew (old), similar "Vachetta Leather Skinny Belt" in classic camel, $30 at Ann Taylor here

It's Tuesday, and that means today is the day to announce the winner of my 100th Post Giveaway!

::Drumroll Please::

The randomly chosen winner is:

Congratulations Bri!!  Please check your email for my message.  I hope you enjoy your $25 Gap Inc gift card and I can't wait to see what you purchase!  Thank you so much to everyone who entered!  I truly appreciate each and every one of you and your kind words of support, and hope to be able to offer more giveaways in the near future.  =)

I love seeing all of the Valentine's Day themed posts throughout the blogging community this week, and I decided to show you some Valentine colorblocking for my take on a holiday outfit!  I paired a J Crew red silk sleeveless blouse with my burgundy skinnies, and then topped the outfit with my Zara elbow patch blazer and Banana Republic loafer pumps.  It's preppy and work appropriate, but I love the bright red and burgundy shades that make it stand out.

I've owned this J Crew red silk sleeveless blouse for at least ten years, and I'm tempted to call it vintage but I think I need to wait another ten years before I can claim vintage status (20 years is the magic number, isn't it?).  I applaud my younger self for having the good taste to shop the sale section at J Crew in college, and I've loved perusing their catalogs for outfit inspiration for as long as I can remember.  Because this blouse is one of the oldest pieces in my closet, I'm joining Kimmie of Blue Paper Lanterns for her "Oh, This Old Thing?" link up.

That's all for today - I hope you are having a wonderful week and thank you for reading!

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