Valentine's Day is just around the corner and whether you're going on a dream date or just sharing your love with your best pals I love any excuse to dress up! This year the St Enoch Centre has sorted me out with the best out for February 14th. I think it's time to forget the Valentine's cynic in you and use the day as the perfect excuse to eat good food with the lovely people around you!
And with every special day comes a special outfit....
Last week I popped into the St Enoch Centre to go on the hunt for my ideal Valentine's outfit. Now, as Valentine's is on a Tuesday this year I needed something that could take me from the office to the date really easily and fabulously. My aim was to stock up on some essentials that I'll always go back to, as well as something a little more exciting.
The St Enoch Centre is known in Glasgow as the 'First for Shopping' and I definitely found everything I needed! There's shops such as Miss Selfridge, H&M, Boots and Debenhams. And if you're feeling a lil peckish (I always do when shopping!) there's the lovely DDoce Cafe and the failsafe Costa if you're needing a little pick me up.
This year the boyf and I aren't doing anything overly fancy and we'll probs just head to our favourite place to feast on huge burgers or mouth-watering pizzas and giggle at ridiculous jokes. Skinny jeans are a wardrobe essential that work for pretty much any occasion and have also been the base of the perfect date night outfit. You just can't go wrong with them.
Another good basic is a fabulous pair of black ankle boots. The pairs I've got at the moment are looking a bit tired after being worn all Winter so I thought I'd treat myself to a new pair that are perfect for an after-works Valentine date!
The AMANDA BLACK MONOCHROME HEEL BOOTS are just fabulous. They've got the most gorgeous kind of marble-effect heel that jazzes them up a little and makes them a bit dressier I think. They're also a pretty good heel height giving me the boost I need! Black-heeled boots go with everything and anything and a fancy-fancy heel makes them wonderful to head out in on a pizza date. I'm in love.
The next essential in my arsenal is a good bag. This beauty is from Dorothy Perkins again, the BLACK BELT STRAP HOBO SHOULDER BAG. As I'll be rushing off to meet the boyf straight after work I need a bag that's big enough to throw in all my essentials for the day and have a bit of spare room for a beautiful top to change into and a big ol' make-up bag for a fresh slick of lipstick. I love the faux suede texture of this bag and the slouch style is just perfect for me. Welcome to the best every day bag.
And now lets take a look at some more of the exciting bits and bobs!
The coat. Ooooooh the coat. The pièce de résistance for Valentine's Day. Just take a moment to admire it.
I simply adore the bright red colour of it - and I mean you just can't get anymore Valentine's than a beautiful, bright red! I'm also a bit of a coat addict and if I spy one I love. I find it so hard to resist. This one from H&M just sits perfectly with an open design. It just dresses you up a bit and adds the finishing touch to any Valentine's look.
Finally is this gorgeous strappy top, also H&M. The crushed velvet cami has an amazing lace trim that definitely adds more of a dressy element to it and a bit of date-night appeal. I'm quite a fan of the underwear as outerwear trend and this top hits the mark, making you feel all wonderful. It's of so fancy on its own, but I'm also looking forward to dressing it down layered up over a polo-neck top.
And voila - there you have to the perfect Valentine's outfit!
But one of the best things about shopping at the St Enoch Centre is the Rewards Club! When you join you'll receive treats and offers whilst you shop, basically rewarding you for all the shopping that you love to do! The three-tier rewards programme has Bronze, Silver and Gold levels that let you unlock all kinds of rewards. All you need to do is collect points on scanned buys that are over £5 in any participating retailer or restaurant. Just download the app or pick up a Rewards Card and get shopping (I know you're already doing that bit!)
Thanks so much to the St Enoch Centre for helping me to find the perfect Valentine's outfit - I love it so, so much!
*** This is a collaborative post, but all Valentine's picks are my own