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Over the Moon for You: Valentine’s Date Scenario I

1.24.2013 WRITTEN BY Ellie Style Guide, T+P Blog Central

We have some very exciting Valentine’s Day style guides for you. We’ve teamed up with matchmaker extraordinaire Amy Andersen from Linx Dating; you may have seen her recently on ABC’s News Nightline or read about her in The New York Times.

Rather than randomly throwing out Valentine’s Day outfit suggestions, we asked Amy if she could give us some unique and classic date ideas. And boy oh boy, was she up for the challenge. Not only did she give us three wonderful date scenarios, but each came to life with distinct personalities. The first is a very classy romantic evening. Here’s how Amy describes it…

He’s a total romantic and rolls out the red carpet for his lady that he now calls his girlfriend. He tells her to dress up in a cocktail dress and heels for a night on the town. On Valentine’s, his driver arrives at her condo and he greets her with a stunning bouquet of her favorite flowers.

The couple heads to Bix for live jazz and the perfect Kir Royales. Although she always says she doesn’t want one, he suggests her favorite “off the menu” mini truffled grilled cheeses for an appetizer. Is this guy a keeper or what?

Dinner follows and he surprises her with savory and sweet soufflés at Cafe Jacqueline in North Beach to share. The driver takes them back to her apartment where he walks her to the door. He pulls out a red box in his coat pocket. Not an engagement ring yet (too soon!) but a stunning Cartier gold love bracelet. She’s over the moon! He’s thrilled he lucked out on such a gorgeous catch!  An incredible kiss follows and an I love you via text 5 minutes later.


So what’s a gal to wear on such a date? We put Tog + Porter stylist Camilla Basse to task for two stunning looks. Here’s how Amy described the lucky lady’s style:

Her style by day is a bit of a risk taker, downtown chic combined with lots of patterns, textures, and obscure designers. She is the type to splurge on a few very pricey items each year and find fabulous bargains on others.

Valentine’s is the perfect day to wear a flirty red cocktail dress. This dress can be worn two different ways. First, it can be paired back to this Veda leather jacket (obscure designer), lace booties (texture/pattern) and a classic black clutch. Or it can be paired back to tone on tone black polka dot tights (texture/pattern), simple black pumps, and again the classic black clutch.

Camilla’s second look, which includes a bronze peplum dress (textured fabric/on trend with the peplum) can also be worn two ways. It can be worn with opaque tights and booties for a bit of edge, or sans tights and just the classic peep-toe.

The studded heart bag is just the right amount of embellishment where it can stand on it’s own or easily compliment a lovely Valentine’s gift.

Need help putting together your Valentine’s Day outfit? Our stylists are here to help, sign up today for a style consult. Need help coming up with date ideas, stay tuned for Amy’s two other scenarios: Adventurous and Quirky and Come to My House for Dinner.

(images via treehugger, casasugar, bix, sweetpeasandsaffron, virtualtourist, yelp, theardentpicture, favim, ebay, nastygal, veda, anthropologie, nordstrom, neimanmarcus, katespade, and hue)  

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