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With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, it’s time once again to start making plans for the most romantic day of the year. Depending on what you’re into, February 14th can be celebrated in many different ways, from dressing to the nines for a scrumptious dinner date to simply snuggling up on the sofa for an all-night Netflix binge. This is the day to do whatever makes you and your partner the happiest!

If you’re still not sure about what to do, we sat down with some of our favorite social media mavens and asked what they really want out of Valentine’s Day, and their answers cover all the bases when it comes to comfort and love. Take a look at what makes these ladies happy and find out if you’re more of a Brittany, Mallory, or Erin when it comes to this special holiday.

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SS: How would you describe the perfect setting and scenario for spending Valentine’s Day this year?

 

Brittany, Loverly Grey: “The perfect Valentine’s Day includes pizza and a romance movie on the couch with my hubby.”

 

Mallory, Style Your Senses: “My ideal Valentine’s Day looks quite a bit different than it used to. What sounds dreamy now is a day date with my husband … a yummy brunch, a fun brewery, live music, and maybe even a little shopping. With two small kids, we are so, so tired at night that it makes it hard to even have an evening date. During the day, we can enjoy each other and reconnect and do things that we normally wouldn’t be able to do with the kids in tow.”

 

Erin, Living in Yellow: “As much as I love a fancy dinner out, on Valentine’s Day I turn to cozy PJ’s, blankets, and takeout. A cozy night in with a glass of wine in-hand and my husband by my side; I’m a happy camper! Add in a game of cards and I’m even happier.”

 

SS: Based on your ideal V-Day date, tell us what your perfect outfit looks like.

 

Brittany: “I still love staying true to a theme, but given we are at home, I like to stick to a cute Valentine’s-themed sweatshirt and my favorite skinny jeans.”

 

Mallory: “I would wear a cute bell sleeve sweater, my favorite pair of skinny jeans, go-to suede booties, a fun cross body bag (since I can ditch the diaper bag for a day), and even a wool floppy hat. Casual and cool and still functional for a day date.”

 

Erin: “Comfy lounge pants, soft tee, and slippers!”

 

SS: In addition to Valentine’s Day, we’re also celebrating self-love this month! Do you plan on giving yourself a gift this month?

 

Brittany: “I am all about the ‘treat yourself’ mentality. I think new accessories are the way to go, whether it’s a new pair of earrings or new shoes.”

 

Mallory: “I’m gifting myself some time for Valentine’s Day. Taking time away from my family is always hard to do without the ‘mom guilt’ creeping in, but this year I am being intentional about taking time away for myself to regroup. Whether it be getting a manicure or massage, going for a run, or just sitting in Starbucks catching up on emails, I’m mindful about refilling my own cup and recharging with some time away.”

 

Erin: “Chocolate covered strawberries from Edible Arrangements. I recently discovered them and am sold. So good! Other than that, a new pair of booties for spring is a treat I can never turn down!”

 

A big thank you to these extra-lovely ladies for participating in our 2018 Valentine’s Day Q&A. We hope this is the best V-Day for you yet!

 

We’d also love to hear from the rest of you about what gift you plan to give yourself this month too. Join the conversation on Instagram using the hashtag #BeYours and don’t forget to tag us @SoleSociety. We can’t wait to hear what you come up with!

The weather outside is frightful, but these winter trends are delightful. Our favorite fashion bloggers are giving us some serious styling inspiration with this season’s hottest cold-weather essentials. (Hint: You’re going to want one of everything.)

 

1. Clutches

Follow style bloggerAlly Noriega’s lead by adding a clutch to your fall outfits and winter ensembles. These hands-on designs keep everything you need right at your fingertips. Choose one with a fun print to elevate neutral separates with ease.

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Shop Allyson’s look here: scarf, clutch, boots

 

2. Over-the-Knee Boots

Cotton Stem’s Erin Kern is a born-and-raised Okie with enviable style. Here, she proves that a pair of over-the-knee boots can instantly upgrade your everyday basics (and that a blush-colored scarf is beyond adorable).

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Shop Erin’s look here: bootsscarf

 

3. Fine Wines

The Real Fashionista’s Jaime Shrayber is a born-and-bred Texas girl who lives for winter fashion, and she keeps her style blog updated with an eye-catching mix of the latest trends paired with timeless classics. She also knows that the best way to pull your wardrobe together is with a pair of burgundy boots and a matching handbag.

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Shop Jaime’s look here: boots

 

4. Faux Fur

Pinteresting Plans blogger Rachel Moore is a mom to two little boys and a nurse practitioner by day, which means that this stylish momma stays pretty busy. One of her fashion go-tos? Faux-fur vests that take your jeans and tees to a luxe new level.

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Shop Rachel’s look here: bootspurse, scarf

 

5. Animal Prints

When she’s not recapping the latest episodes of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, blogger Sheaffer Sims is showing off her latest style finds via her blog, Sheaffer Told Me To. On her must-have list? Animal prints that go with anything and everything.

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Shop Sheaffer’s look here: boots, wrap, bag

 

6. Go-Anywhere Accessories

Connecticut-based entrepreneur Marissa Meade loves to share her favorite Sole Society finds via her blog,Style Cusp. A self-proclaimed travel enthusiast, Meade knows the importance of practical accessories that take you around the world looking and feeling your best. Follow suit with ankle boots, blanket scarves, and roomy totes that are made for girls on the go.

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Shop Marissa’s look here: booties, scarf, bag

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Images via Life With Emily

 

Spring is definitely in sight and Emily of Life With Emily is the stellar example. We seriously obsessed with how she teamed the Perin Booties with white skinny denim, a floral top, tortoise printed sunnies and a white leather bag. What do you think?

 

Get The Look: Perin Booties 

 

 

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Photo by Melodie Jeng

 

Meet Madelyn Somers, the Creative Director at Francine Dressler. What and who is Francine Dressler? Madelyn’s mother’s maiden name who is also an incredible artist. The brand is made up of her fantastically cheeky art from the ’70s in Los Angeles that’s been  silkscreened on t-shirts and tanks. In a nut shell, we’re obsessed with Maddy and we love how she styled our booties.

 

1. Flats or heels? Heels. I’m always partial to the extra lift.

 

2. Plaid or leopard? Plaid, hands down.

 

3. How do you plan your daily looks? Well, since moving to NY I dress mostly in white, black, grey. It’s usually a variation of the same thing — a pair of trousers or skinny jeans, a t-shirt, oversized sweater, and a blazer with a heeled boot. I’d say my look is tomboy-chic.

 

 

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Look. At. Those. Socks. Photo by Melodie Jeng

 

 

4. What’s on your fashion radar for fall and winter? Winter whites, a leather jacket, Alexander Wang x H&M, and all the brands merging art+fashion.

 

5. A piece from your closet that you’ll never part with?  I have this beige patchwork/plaid long blazer that walks a fine line between ugly and amazing. I bought it at the Salvation Army for 7 bucks in Santa Cruz, California. I’ve had it for forever and it’s falling apart, but I love it so much.

 

6. Five celebrities/icons you’d invite to your dinner party?  Hmm…It would be a pretty eccentric dinner party: Michael Jackson, Andy Warhol, Wes Anderson, Patti Smith and Francine Dressler (ha!)

 

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Francine Dressler in LA in the ’70s 

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All Images Via John Hillin

 

 

The always stylishly on-point Mary of Happily Grey has the uncanny ability to make all things seem cozy and cool. Case in point: This. Entire. Fall. Outfit.

 

Get The Look: Shop Wool Panama Hat; Shop Cassidy Weekender; Shop Keyla Wedge Bootie 

 

 

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Image via Pursuit Of Shoes

Ashley in the Kemi Bootie, Montana Bag and Cami Sunglasses 

 

What happens when fashion blogger Ashley Torres of Pursuit of Shoes travels to Europe? She takes over our Instagram, naturally! Starting tomorrow (and for the next four days), expect amazing travel snaps galore from the globetrotting style star in London and Paris that you’ll only find @SoleSociety,  all while wearing our shoes, bags, and accessories.

 

In the meantime, here’s one (of many!) ensembles from her Euro adventure and an exclusive interview, plus an inside look at what she’s packedBon voyage, Ashely!

 

 

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Image via Pursuit Of Shoes

 

 

Instagram or Twitter? 

Do I have to choose?! I love them both for different reasons – Instagram to share and discover great images and Twitter to chat with blog friends and fans. If I HAD to choose then Instagram wins.

 

 

Favorite Parisian dessert? 

Macarons! Although I’ve never been to Paris, so maybe I’ll discover something more delectable during my adventures.

 

 

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Chanel or Alexander McQueen? 

Chanel. Always something classic to reach for!

 

 

Classic pumps or strappy heels? 

3 years ago I would’ve said strappy heels, but now I typically reach for classic pumps to tie together an outfit. Guess that’s what happens when you get into your late twenties?! Eek!

 

 

Where do you find style inspiration? 

Pinterest 80%. Work and blog friends 20%. On any given morning you can find me perusing my style board on Pinterest to get inspo for that day’s outfit.

 

 

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Image via Pursuit Of Shoes

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You’re shopping the London boutiques and then heading right to dinner at a bistro, what’s your go-to look? 

Black distressed denim, a sexy white tank with a touch of lace, black leather jacket and some great sole society booties

 

 

Must-have piece on SoleSociety right now: 

The Sidney booties are TO-DIE-FOR; they’re perfect to transition into fall + grey is going to be fall’s hottest neutral!

 

 

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Image Via Courtney Kerr

 

We’ve been fans of the perennially stylish and all-knowing fashion guru Courtney Kerr for a long time. She always makes tricky styling tips like mixing prints look effortless, and this outfit of her in our top selling Jenn heels in plaid is no exception.

 

Read on for why she loves the tartan mid heel and her  super easy approach to mixing prints and  patterns. Seriously though: She makes it SO. EASY.

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Images via Gal Meets Glam

 

 

We’ve always loved the effortlessly chic style of blogger Julia Engel of Gal Meets Glam. So obviously we were thrilled when she styled the Saraa in red (a beautifully woven platform wedge) while hanging out in a marina. Here’s  Julia on her beloved wedges:

 

“As I’m slowly adding heels back into a few looks, I find that wedges are a lot more comfortable since your weight is more evenly distributed. How cute are these red Sole Society woven ones? They’re a great pop of color for summer- especially if you buy mainly neutral colored shoes like I do- and wedges make it easier to be outside on grass as well.”

 

 

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Images via Gal Meets Glam