look book: happy valentine's day!

February 14, 2012

I love Valentine's Day for many reasons. The main colors are red and pink {my favorites!}, chocolate and candy are the traditional gifts {my ultimate favorites!}, and most of all because it's about celebrating love! Love for family, friends, furry friends, or a special someone. Make sure to give hugs, kisses, high fives and handshakes today!
dress Zara, necklace J.Crew, belt vintage, shoes Alexander McQueen

This is kind of a strange Valentine's Day because Matthew and I aren't celebrating it together. If you read my post last week, or are following me on Twitter, you know that I'm in Las Vegas for work. Not the most romantic city, I have to say! I'm sad to be missing our first married couple Valentine's Day, but I'm glad it's not our anniversary. I'm getting in tomorrow evening so we're going to have a belated celebration! I'm thinking Italian food and chocolate--there's nothing better!

Happy Valentine's Day!
xox
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90 comments:

  1. Aw, absolutely gorgeous photos, I love them!

    The dress is so sweet and the balloons and shoes add such a lovely valentines touch :)

    Happy Valentines Day hun!

    Amelia @ UGLY DUCKLING xxx

    http://ducklingtoswan.com

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  2. how adorable!! :) i love this post! :)
    i wore my favorite pink too, today :)

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  3. You look amazing!! That dress, the red lip and red shoes are great for Valentine's Day! Love the baloons!

    Happy Valentine's Day!

    Valentine's Day GIVEAWAY at Build Castles in Air!!!
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    ~Sara

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  4. I'm actually jealous that you're in Vegas. All my friends are there for the companies they work for and I'm super jealous! They go every years to the gift shows and conventions and I totally wish I could also.

    You look lovely! Loving that dress!

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  5. Love this outfit!! At least Valentines day is a day that can be celebrated anytime

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  6. I love the necklace! It goes very well with the dress.

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  7. Aww, that is one romantic look :-)

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  8. your heart peep toe heels are adorable! sorry you have to miss your first married vday... maybe enjoy a serendipity frrrozen hot chocolate instead???

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  9. Love this color story Mara! Pink and red make the most sultry mix...and paired with those gorgeous crimson lips...you look fantastic babe!

    xo-Julie
    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture.com

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  10. Happy Valentines Day! Your shoes are amazing I still hope you have a wonderful day without your love.

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  11. so cute!

    Happy Valentine's Day!

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  12. Wow you look stunning and the dress is sooo pretty, wow is it from this s/s collection?

    xo

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  13. you look beautiful!!

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  14. You look darling. I love your dress! xo, rv

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  15. You look so pretty here!!! Love everything about this look! Hope you are having a good time in vegas!

    Hayley
    The Weekend file- Life & Style

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  16. you are stunning mara!! you always look so happy! have a great belated valentines with your hubby!

    Melanie

    iambornlippy.blogspot.com

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  17. You look so lovely!! Such a perfect little outfit.
    Hope you and your husband have a wonderful Valentine's Day together (tomorrow!)

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  18. You look so adorable. You look like a Valentine. :) Love your shoes.

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  19. Love the dress & the balloons - hope you are able to still have a good Valentine's Day even though you're apart from your love! :)

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  20. Pink and red are my favorite too! I love the photos -- it reminds me of a Kate Spade shoot! Happy Valentine's Day (:

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  21. you are too cute girl! i know that being away from your hubby for this occasion will be sad, but you'll make it the best when you get back home.
    love these images. so beautiful!
    xo TJ

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  22. Hi mara! you look SO pretty :) this dress is absolutely gorgeous and those balloons are such a cute prop! I must use more props in my shoots too :) Hope you see Matthew again soon. I'm celebrating alone too :) xo Nikki

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  23. i adore those shoes!! must have! happy valentines day <3

    -kelly

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  24. actually, Las Vegas was just rated the #1 romantic city! I personally dont find it romantic either though, haha. although i guess with a city of endless booze it can GET romantic if you've had enough drinks ;)

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  25. Happy Valentine's Day, Mara! You look gorgeous as always.

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  26. Love your dress! Happy Valentine's day!

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  27. Happy Valentine's Day, girl! Sorry you're in Vegas away from your boy..but celebrating tomorrow is better than late than never, right?!

    Hope the time goes by quickly so you can get back to your man! :o)

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  28. Happy Valentine's Day! I'm surprised that Ruche has you guys working today considering how much they've been talking about Valentine's Day on their blog and facebook page. I assumed everyone would have the day off! :) Hope you and Matthew have a wonderful belated celebration!

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  29. Very cute outfit and I love the lipstick colour! :)

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  30. You look great Mara, especially those shoes! Happy V-Day!

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  31. Happy Valentine's day Mara! You look beautiful in those stunning pictures!

    Eternally yours,
    Stephanie

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  32. those are some killer accessories...the necklace, the gold belt, the RED SHOES <3333
    and especially the balloons:) too cute! <3
    Rory
    www.WearAboutsBlog.com
    CHICTOPIA

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  33. Definitely nothing better than Italian and chocolate! Yum! LOVING all the red details! Perfect shoes, balloons and lipstick!

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  34. Mara, you are gorgeous!!! I love these photos and I love love love the red and pink combo. Those McQueen shoes are amazing!

    Sorry you and Matthew aren't celebrating together this year, but I'm sure you'll have fun celebrating tomorrow.

    Happy Love Day, M!

    xx Love & Aloha

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  35. Your outfit is lovely! I love the dress and necklace together - an incredibly feminine and romantic look today!

    My bf and I are also not spending Valentine's Day together - he's operating (save lives or make it to dinner?) and I'm working late at the office, but we decided to make our Friday night date extra special (cheesy movie of my choice!). It's those moments, and not the rush to the market to grab a bouquet of roses, that make any day, Valentine's Day.

    Cheers!

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  36. I love your adorable, feminine look for Valentines Day. Your outfit posts are always awesome. Have a fun Valentines!

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  37. you look so feminine and sweet! And italian + chocolate sounds like a perfect night to me. xoxo!

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  38. You look so pretty in your cute little pink dress! The red heels are perfect with it. Happy Valentine's Day!

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  39. Such a sweet outfit! Those heart cut outs on the heels are just adorable! Hope you and Matthew enjoy your day after celebration. :)

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  40. I love how the light color dress makes your lips and shoes pop! You look great!

    ~Heather

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  41. I love how the light color dress makes your lips and shoes pop! You look great!

    ~Heather

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  43. Love this outfit and your lip color!

    Happy Valentines day!

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  44. Beautiful! Love your peep-toe shoes and those balloons, of course! Happy Hearts Day! <3

    Liesl :)

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  45. perfect as always ms mara!! happy love day!

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  46. Such a pretty outfit! Love it.
    Happy Valentine's Day! :)

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  47. You look adorable! And those shoes are insanely gorgeous. Happy valentine's day.

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  48. You look gorgeous - like the poster girl for Valentine's Day! I know how it is missing out on the Valentine's celebrating, I too am having a belated celebration tomorrow! Have fun! :)

    Colleen
    http://monbebesinge.blogspot.com

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  49. This is simply adorable! Getting ready for my night out with the boy & this is great inspiration.
    xoxo- Annalise
    EstoyJeSuis.blogspot.com

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  50. You're adorable and those shoes are TO DIE FOR

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  51. Mara, HOW cute are you? I adore that dress!
    xo Josie
    www.winksmilestyle.com

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  52. I'm in love with your shoes!and you look great! happy celebrations once you're back home!

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  53. You look amazing in that dress!

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  54. you looks so adorable! you're inspiring me to try a bold lip - i'm thinking a nice tangerine color (?) and that necklace is so beautiful!

    -Gillian
    www.oystervintage.com

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  55. that dress & belt combo is oh-so-adorable.

    i also love all the red balloons.

    my husband and i weren't able to celebrate together this year (our first year married as well) - he in florida and i in pennsylvania. it isn't the best, but we'll have many years after to celebrate!

    <3 katherine

    fashion.kitkatherine.com

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  56. Too cute for words! I love the gold belt! Don't worry - I hope you have many more married Valentine's Days!

    xxx
    Pearl
    http://laperleaparis.blogspot.com/

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  57. who takes your photos?!!? they do such an amazing job! Make sure they know that!!!

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  58. Ahh love that dress! And I like the balloons in the picture :)

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  59. your rock the red lipstick so well! ssiigghh..i need to try that one day on my blog. love the balloons!

    xoxo
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  60. You look beautiful and those heart peep toes are to die for!

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  61. You are so sweet! I've been dreaming about those Alexander Wang pumps ever since I laid eyes on them.

    XO,
    Elizabeth
    tonicofwildness.blogspot.com

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  62. Awww. your red lips are just gorgeous. I love the simplicity and sweetness of the pale pink dress.

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  63. Pretty outfit! Love the J.Crew necklace, I've always been a fan of them.

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  64. gorgeous - the heels and balloons are amazing xoxo

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  65. So gorgeous! Loving the red touches... specially the lipstick!
    Following you doll :)

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  66. how I did not discover your blog earlier? You have a great blog and a great style!
    I hope you had a great belated celebration! =)
    xo,
    nancy

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  67. Can't get over how cute this photoshoot is! LOVE it Mara! So beautiful!

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  68. Love your outfit - especially those shoes! My bf and I are celebrating vday tonight since he was out of town for work. We're having Italian and chocolate as well ;) Hope you had a wonderful post vday celebration!

    allesbubble.blogspot.com

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  69. Love those balloons!! And love your shoes! Sorry that you didn't end up spending V-Day with your hubby though. But I'm sure you'll have a great time together to make up for it!

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  70. those shoes are precious! perfect for valentines day! you know how to put together a great outfit!

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  71. You look soo cute! Just like you were out of a magazine :)

    I did wore the exact same dress for Christmas

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  72. Omg, that dress is adorable! Love your blog!

    XXX Lucie

    http://luciafloresdesigndiary.blogspot.com/

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  73. I love your colors they are so bright and fun. But I especially love how the butterflies are flitting in all different directions. They look alive! Printed Balloons

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  74. Such a cute and perfect V-day outfit! Love the pink and pops of red paired together and are the peep-toe holes really in the shape of hearts? You are too cute! -JB.

    http://madewithlovebyjackieb.blogspot.com/

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