Valentino for Valentine’s Day

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vintage coat (similar here) // Vince sweater and Linda Farrow sunglasses via Gilt by Appointment // Goldsign jeans // Dune London boots (c/o) // Scala hat // Valentino bag via Village Luxe (sign up with the code THEBROOKLYNSTYLIST) // Alex Soldier snail bracelet (c/o) // Chloe + Isabel bracelet (c/o)

photos by Jeff Tan

While I love fashion and some may say girly, I’m not a girl when it comes to Valentine’s Day. Sure, flowers and a nice dinner always are welcomed, but it’s just another day with higher expectations.

This year, I even plan on spending it on the couch watching horror movies with the hubby over takeout. It also happens to be a few days after the anniversary of when we met 10 years ago, so we’ll be doing a fancy dinner earlier. Even so, I’m not going to run out and buy a new outfit just for the occasion—I’m going to rent it.

You may have seen my posts on the new game changer in fashion, but Village Luxe is my source this week between New York Fashion Week and my fancy dinner. I probably would never purchase an off-white bag in fear of ruining it, but it’s perfect to rent for the week to go with my fashion week wardrobe to my romantic evening. Valentino for Valentine’s Day sounds better to me than a new dress I may only wear once!

If you’re stumped at what to wear this Valentine’s Day or any other occasion from and event to just life, you can make an appointment with a fabulous stylist like myself at the new service via Gilt Groupe at Gilt by Appointment inside their NYC office.

The new shoe style you will want

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Reformation coat // Lands’ End sweater // Zara cashmere scarf //  Levi’s jeans // Jeffrey Campbell x Free People heels // Bailey hat //  Chloe bag // Crockett Henderson custom fur bag charm // Gorjana ring and cuff, and Sophie Harper ring via Rocksbox (c/o

Okay, never mind that there’s snow up to my knees out there on the streets of NYC right now. After the second biggest blizzard to hit the city this weekend, I foresee snow boots in my future, but as soon as it all melts—or like I wore today after I got inside and stripped off my snow boots—gals like me are going to be living in this shoe trend.

The new shoe style you will want is not only a comfy alternative to your heels and even your flats, but they’re more flattering and polish any outfit. Some may call them “grandma heels,” but they’re more affectionately known as low block heels.

While I admire the cutesy fashion girls a la Taylor Swift who can rock a flat, it’s just not me. On the other spectrum, I can’t wear stilettos in my lifestyle and job. These heels are practical, but are a fun way to elevate even a casual pair of girlfriend jeans. Speaking of which, I can’t believe I actually bought a pair of Levi’s 501’s, which I owned maybe 20 years ago. What comes around, goes around in fashion, so if you can’t go shopping in your mom or grandma’s closet, you’re going to love some of these picks below.

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