Red Blouse & Lips for Valentine’s Day

Happy (early) Valentine’s Day!! Last week, I launched a new segment called “Chat With Me YC” on Instagram Story (@youngcosmopolite), and it went so well! Every Tuesday, I’ll be asking a creative question over video because I want to get to know you all better. Just DM me an answer, and I will respond! Stay tuned for tomorrow’s Valentine’s-inspired question, but for now, I’d just like to express my sincere love for all of you who follow along, read my writing, leave a comment on a picture, or message me to tell me how much you love my blog/Instagram! Now, for a Valentine’s look:

This look capitalized on color more than anything, and can you beat a lip wall?!! This flowy peplum shirt has saved me many a time — it’s remarkably comfortable and loose but also has a dressy, flirty feel to it. (Warning: Twirling and dancing around mayyyy be a side effect of this shirt. 😉 ) I’ve worn it to casual interviews and hors d’oeuvre nights, paired it with heels and worn it with Hunters (as seen above!). I’d definitely consider it a basic go-to I don’t tire of, and with such a rich red color, totally perfect for a relaxed Valentine’s!

Between my make-up and accessories, I kept everything incredibly pink. My Kate Spade bag is my favorite piece to weave into any outfit for a bold pop, and because it was rainy out, a matching umbrella was a must! My lipstick too is a deeper raspberry, a nice touch of pink. And to match everything, my nails are also done in a baby pink!

This shoot was saved for Valentine’s Day, so it was shot when I was still home in Southern California. I have been dying to share this coffee place — Carrera Café, on Melrose Avenue right across from the famous Paul Smith pink wall. Not only do they have a super sleek interior and (obviously) the most adorable lip wall, but they can print whatever you want on your coffee. Talk about incredible latté art!! Some serious YC loving is going on down below, and I’m infatuated with this place. Can’t wait to go back when I’m in the area again! 🙂

Have the best day tomorrow, and make sure to show your loved ones  — friends, family, significant others, etc. — some appreciation for everything they do. Valentine’s Day is a day of LOVE even if you don’t have a romantic partner to spend it with. Sending lots of kisses your way!!

Red Flowy Peplum Blouse (similar found here, here, and here!) // ‘Poof’ Black Leggings // Hunter Boots  // Kate Spade Cedar Street Maise // Clinique Raspberry Glace // Essie Minimalistic // Pink Umbrella

Wishing you all the happiest of Valentine’s Days, filled with joy, sweets, and a LOT of love!! 

XOXO,

-H

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