Valentine’s Day Lookbook 2019

Valentine’s Day is about a month away, which means it’s time to start shopping for an outfit for the big day. Although I am personally not a huge fan of the holiday & my husband and I usually skip out on the forced romance of it all, my kids love it. Probably has something to do with all of the candy they get to eat! #duh

I have to admit that Valentine’s Day is more enjoyable now that I have kids, but isn’t every holiday?!? And would I really be doing my job as a parent if I didn’t drench them in head to toe hearts for their classroom parties? The answer is no, I would not.

Below are some of my top picks for this year. My advice is to shop early before the inventory is low and you are left with a less than stellar choice. Been there, done that (sorry kids)!

Happy Shopping!

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 Gap

I love Gap because they frequently have sales (oftentimes up to 40% off). I rarely purchase anything at Gap for full price. If you would like sale alerts, be sure to sign up for our newsletter. 

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This is my all around favorite Valentine’s Day outfit for a baby. 

The perfect set to coordinate sisters. I would pair the onesie with these ruffle trim leggings to keep baby warm.

A practical choice for your little one. 

Old Navy

Like Gap, Old Navy always has a sale of some sort going on. I like Old Navy when I am looking for something cute & affordable.

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This dress is perfect for a party or the playground! You can find the matching shoes here.

All of the pieces below were selected to be a complete outfit. At the time of publishing, the ENTIRE outfit cost less than $20! 

Janie and Jack 

Although not always practical, Janie and Jack never disappoints in the ultra-adorable department. 

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 These pieces are all the heart eyes! 😍😍😍 Pair with some red Mary Janes and it’s amore!

A daintier version of the Gap footed 1-piece. I love the sweet, girly details. 

I’d describe this dress as “sporty chic.” Pair with these socks and these white shoes (less expensive option here) for a winning combination. It comes in sizes 3M-12Y, so it is also a great option if you like to dress your daughters alike. #twinning

I love the quilted heart pattern on this matching set. If Don Draper had a baby girl, she would most certainly wear this outfit on Valentine’s Day. 

Boutique Selections

Because sometimes it’s fun to shop off the beaten path.

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This is a more low-key V-day look that will work for spring and summer, too. I love the ruffled leggings to keep your girl warm during the cold winter months.

  

How cute is this smocked dress? I’d pair with a big red bow to complete the look.

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A girl can never have too many accessories, amiright? I’m also including two options for the boys in your life.

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Mommy. Fail.

I’ve failed at many aspects of mothering (and life in general), some moments worse than others. This does not bode well for my future as a mama, considering I only have one child whom is a mere six months old. Fortunately, he IS only six months old, as he won’t remember any of it… Right? I feel sure my husband will jump at the chance to divulge my less than stellar moments, however. One of the more minor offenses I have committed- depending on whom you ask- relates to holiday apparel.

About a month before Thanksgiving, I spotted an adorable long-sleeved onesie set at Carter’s that was perfect for the occasion. (I’m a sucker for anything with an appliqué on the bum of my lil’ man’s pants).  

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Being the procrastinator that I am, I waited until a day or so before Thanksgiving to purchase J’s holiday getup, and as any person with half a brain could predict, it was completely sold out. There were plenty of cute Christmas outfits in stock, however, which I made a mental note of as “something I need to purchase for the upcoming holidays.” You would think that based on my immediate experience with outfit failure number one, I would go ahead and purchase the Christmas outfit to avoid a potential last minute crisis. For whatever reason (baby brain?), the thought never crossed my mind.

Fast forward to Christmas. Now I did manage to order this adorable outfit for Christmas Eve, which we celebrated with my side of the family. Okay, in all honesty, I actually ordered it a few days before a wedding we attended the weekend prior to Christmas, but it did not arrive on time (shocking, I know), so I quickly recategorized it as Baby J’s “Christmas formal wear” and called it a day.

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On Christmas morning, we drove to Houston to spend the next few days with my in-laws. Last year, my mother-in-law instituted a Christmas day matching plaid pajama tradition (think awkwardfamilyphotos.com), so I was granted a reprieve as far as outfits were concerned.

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One happy little plaid family. 

My husband’s extended family has a large Christmas celebration the weekend following Christmas, which meant one more chance to make things right for my sweet little J.  Unfortunately, I was forced to settle for a winter-inspired penguin number, as the Santa set I spotted back in November was sold out. Perhaps it had something to do with the fact that I waited until the day after Christmas to buy it. Sigh.

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Thankfully, my opportunity to right my holiday fashion wrongs is quickly approaching…

Valentine’s Day.

My least favorite holiday of all time. I suppose a perk of having a baby is that Valentine’s Day takes on a whole new meaning. Contrived romantic gestures are replaced with another excuse to dress our little love muffins up in ridiculously cute clothes, take a zillion pictures documenting another “first,” and annoy the crap out of our childless Facebook friends whom must endure the barrage of holiday baby pictures that will undoubtedly fill their News Feed.

I will not procrastinate. I will not procrastinate. I will not procrastinate.

These are some of my favorite V-Day ensembles available right now.

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Baby Girl

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Baby Boy

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