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City Style for Valentine's Day: Vintage Prints and Faux Fur

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Hello Lovelies:

I hope the New Year has been treating you well. This week, I am sharing this outfit I recently sewed. Scroll on down for all the details!

HOw to style and outfit for city travel

How to style an outfit for city travel

How to style an outfit for city travel_MapleLeopard

How to style an outfit for City Travel_MapleLeoapard

Outfit details: |Pink Suede Booties: Charlotte Russe|| Gold Clutch: Chico's (Similar Here)| Vintage Print Skirt(Similar)| Pink Faux Fur Jacket|( Similar)

City Girl Style

Back in the fall, I saw an outfit featured on the pages of  In Style Magazine. I immediately fell in love with it, and wanted to recreate the look myself. I looked around online,e and in local stores to find similar pieces.

I had no luck finding anything similar. When I can't find what I'm looking for, then usually I make an appointment with the ole sewing machine, ha ha!  Luckily, I found fabric exactly like I saw in the magazine. I wish I had photographed the article to share in this post, but my throw away habit got in the way again!

Faux fur and vintage prints are trends that are very popular this winter, and were this past fall too. I am just obsessed with blush pink. This color has such a soft, feminine touch. I'm not really a fan of pink, but I am now! This outfit is perfect for winter, and also for transitioning to spring.  I love the small floral vintage print of the skirt, paired with the texture of the fluffy jacket.

Valentine's day and my birthday are just around the corner. I think pink faux fur is the perfect piece to celebrate! I completed the look with a gold clutch, and pink suede booties. The gold heels are so fun, and add just the right amount of bling.  This outfit is a good choice for a night in the city, or if you are traveling to special event.  Bellevue was the perfect city to try it out for the first time!

Thanks to my friend Rebecca of Eastside Fashion for helping me with photography. Check out her blog for chic fashion, and beauty trends.

Other News

As I mentioned in a previous post, my site is getting a huge facelift! The designer is working on it as I speak, and the new template will be up and running soon! My blogging niche is changing up a bit also. Travel will now be my main squeeze. My audience stats show that my travel posts are a lot more popular.  I also plan to add restaurant reviews here soon, so I am super excited about that!

Outfit posts have been a huge challenge for me. I don't have a photographer on hand most days, and it gets very expensive to constantly hire someone.  Self photography is super challenging, I tried it and failed miserably.  Travel photography is much easier, and I enjoy it so much! I will still be doing style, and fashion event coverage- but will try to put a travel spin on most of my outfit posts. 

I also made reference in an earlier post about an exciting announcement: I was invited on my very first travel press trip! I was just a tad bit excited to see that email a few weeks ago! I am not going to reveal "where"just yet, but soon! I hope you will stay tuned. I'm trying to think of a creative way to break the news!  It is almost weekend time, and I get a 3 day one this time, woohoo! Enjoy yours and do tell me :

What is your "go to outfit", or trend when you travel?


Hello beauties, I'm Valerie! I reside near Seattle WA, and am a proud Canadian from Vancouver B.C. On this site are guides for travel in the U.S., Canada and Europe. I hope to inspire Women 40+ live their best life: by seeking adventure in the city, at a beach or at a mountain escape. Subscribe for destination tips and style guides for the trip.


  1. When I travel I tend towards pants more than skirts. I also like to keep everything in the same color schemes for ease of packing. Then I bring in pops of color to spice it up.

    1. Hi Elise, thanks for sharing your tips...I try to keep same color schemes too, doesn't always work!

  2. What a lovely look! I love those booties too.

  3. Oh you are so cute! I love this whole look! Great tips as always! Cheryl

    1. Awe thanks Cheryl, I hope you are enjoying Arizona!!

  4. This outfit turned out absolutely perfect Valerie!!
    You are amazing with your sewing skills!!

  5. Love this look. Sure a beautiful jacket :)

    Thanks for sharing at Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop hope you're having a lovely weekend. Hope to see you Monday.

    1. Thank you so much Claire, I love your link up!!

  6. This is just such a cute look - love the coat with the boots!! Can't wait to see the new look of your blog:)

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    1. Thanks so much Laura, I hope you have the most wonderful week!!

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