If One Were To Dress Up And Go Out For Valentine’s Day


If one were going out on Valentine’s Day, one might choose a knit red Donna Karan dress. One that nipped in ever so well under the bust, worn with a white cotton cardigan, gold charm bracelet, and lipstick that clashes just enough to indicate one has a mind of one’s own.

One might then drink champagne, eat chocolate and shrimp cocktail, surrounded by red roses. If you suspect the shrimp cocktail detail is generational, you’re right.
Doesn't need to actually happen.

And if one were going to stay in tomorrow, well then, one would probably be well prepared with some exceptionally flattering red flannel PJs. Either way, even High WASPs send kisses and hugs on holidays.

xoxoxo to you all.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

20 Comments

  • 02/13/13
    6:10 am

    Reply

    Margaret Goodhouse said...

    Divine Dress! I can never find the Donna Karan everyone else has…a mystery. But this is elegant.

    Happy Valentines Day from Arabia!

  • 02/13/13
    6:36 am

    Reply

    DaniBP said...

    Such a pretty outfit and I like the stay-at-home option as well.
    We’re going out but I’m wearing a black dress, and boots for trudging through the snow.
    Have fun!

  • 02/13/13
    6:49 am

    Reply

    Jan's Sushi Bar said...

    You are going to look lovely. I hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day date. :)

  • 02/13/13
    6:57 am

    Reply

    materfamilias said...

    xoxo to you as well — Happy Valentine’s Day!

  • 02/13/13
    7:07 am

    Reply

    Ida said...

    My everyday gold clip on 18 carat gold would be a starting point for my stay at home night+ flannel nightgown.

    Have fun whatever you do Ida.

  • 02/13/13
    8:37 am

    Reply

    Linda @ a design snack said...

    Great dress. Shrimp “cocktail” generational? I’ve yet to experience anyone under the age of 35 turn down anything served in a martini glass.

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

  • 02/13/13
    9:10 am

    Reply

    Barbara Bruch said...

    My whole life is a fantasy that I make up … dress great, eat well, smile, excercise and be happy. Love the sentiment in this post!
    http://barbbruchdesign,tumblr.com

  • 02/13/13
    9:10 am

    Reply

    Barbara Bruch said...

    My whole life is a fantasy that I make up … dress great, eat well, smile, excercise and be happy. Love the sentiment in this post!

  • 02/13/13
    9:45 am

    Reply

    That's Not My Age said...

    I’ll be staying in eating chocolate & drinking red wine. Though champagne would be nice!

  • 02/13/13
    10:34 am

    Reply

    Dawn said...

    I think I may change from my normal red and white flannel pjs to my red satin pjs in honor of the day. While you couldn’t pay me to go to a restaurant on Valentine’s Day, I do love your outfit to go with my imaginary shrimp cocktail. xoxo

  • 02/13/13
    11:09 am

    Reply

    Merry Wife said...

    If shrimp cocktail is a generational thing, it’s certainly due for a come-back!

    Happy Valentine’s Day. No matter what the plans, I hope you have a lovely time.

  • 02/13/13
    11:09 am

    Reply

    Whitney Worthington said...

    I LOVE Donna Karen. Especially anything particularly flattering in a jersey knit. Jersey has the best drape!

  • 02/13/13
    11:29 am

    Reply

    Sarah S (Neutral Territory) said...

    Lovely dress and I like the slightly clashing lipstick idea very much too… We never tend to go on on Valentines day (well certainly not this year with me here and him in Australia!) but as a rule we stay in and make our own entertainment. Enjoy yours – pyjamas sound great too! S x

  • 02/13/13
    12:51 pm

    Reply

    Patsy said...

    Hugs and kisses to you, Lisa!

  • 02/13/13
    4:56 pm

    Reply

    Candace said...

    Beautiful!, I love the shade of red and the white sweater is perfect!

  • 02/13/13
    9:36 pm

    Reply

    mette said...

    Red is perfect for Valentine´s Day. Enjoy : )!

  • 02/14/13
    12:43 am

    Reply

    Heidi said...

    I love a shrimp cocktail, or as it is more correctly known in Australia, a Prawn Cocktail. Very retro 70’s. I can still remember my mother serving them up for a dinner party. A few years later she moved on to the tres exotic half avocado with prawns artfully arranged in the centre bit where the stone had been. Love the red dress, very elegant.

  • 02/14/13
    1:54 am

    Reply

    Philippa said...

    (Um, I love Shrimp Cocktail. Particularly with champagne).

    Happy Valentine’s day to you, Lisa! I hope you and Significant Other have a lovely day wherever you celebrate. xoxox

  • 02/14/13
    6:44 am

    Reply

    Duchesse said...

    Love the outfit, so flirty! What is it with the flannel, are you hosting a Girl Scout troop? On V-day I’m staying in, in a Sabbia Rosa bias-cut rose-print satin chemise trimmed in red lace. If I’m cold I can always put on a fur coat.

  • 02/15/13
    10:00 am

    Reply

    kathy said...

    As I’m sick with bronchitis, I wore red and ivory flannel PJs, but have had that dressed “pinned” since I saw it on NAP. The problem is that LA is just so casual, that I would have nowhere to wear it. It’s so nice that SF has stayed a bit dressier, and that you don’t look like some crazy tourist if you’re in a dress in a restaurant.

Post a Comment

I thoroughly enjoy your comments. If you find this form is broken, my apologies. Please email me and I will rage against the machine.

required
required but will not be displayed
optional

CommentLuv badge