Love & Rock & Roll

We are two days away from Valentine's Day... and you are either super stoked or dreading it like the flu

.  

Couples pictures all over Facebook.  Cheesy quotes about eternal love. Does anybody even understand the depth and complexities of love to accurately put it into words?? A day dedicated to love, and the best we can do is chocolate and pink sparkly cards?  I digress... 

Anyway, what are you doing on this day of love?  Something you love, I hope.  If you're going out to dinner, be more original than that.  Just try.

We are going to a concert at First Ave in Minneapolis.  

JD McPherson

 is playing, and I love love love him.  Technically, it's the day before Valentine's day, but, details.  Anyway, the reason you're all here:  Let's talk style:

If Valentine's Day is not the day to break out a crop top and sheer thigh highs, then I don't know what is.  This is where I started piecing together.  Makes me sound classy, yes? Sorry, Dad.

Crop Top and Thigh Highs; could be a new Kanye song.

I added a favorite leather skirt (yes I have multiples, more versatile than you think), and then I needed concert basics.  

Pay attention:

Stacked heels.

 So necessary.  Wear flats, and your feet are happy but you can't see.  Wear a stiletto, and you can see but your feet hurt.  In a stacked heel, you have more stability, you can see, and your feet only hurt a little -but you're drinking so you don't care. 

Cross-Body Bag

.  You're drinking.  You're dancing.  It's crowded.  Keep your wallet close, hands free.    

Small Jacket

.  Do not even consider coat check.  Waiting in line after the show, with all the drunk girls is like a bad walk of shame preview.  But this is February in Minnesota and you can't go without.  Wear a jacket that stays on as part of your outfit, and can be removed without being a nuisance.  Sure, it's not your warmest, but just run and stop complaining.  

Also- do not bring your best.  This is a cheapie from American Eagle.  See more about my thoughts on AE

here.

Happy Valentine's Day!  Enjoy what you love.    

Skirt: Banana Republic / / Booties: Sam Edelman / / Crop Top: Saks 5th Ave Red Label / / Jacket: American Eagle / / Tights: Falke / / Bag: Philip Lim for Target / / Necklace: 

Stella & Dot