Beret Girl

Beret Girl | truelane
Beret Girl | truelane
Beret Girl | truelane
Beret Girl | truelane

Coat c/o Joe Boxer (similar)  |  Denim c/o Tularosa  |  Sneakers c/o Lulus  |  Chanel bag loaned c/o Bag Borrow or Steal  |  Ray-Ban sunglasses  |  Topshop beret (similar)

I won't lie—I stole the inspiration for this look directly from Halley Elefante. O'ahu girls know how to do winter. It worked out perfectly for a day in Minneapolis exploring all the new businesses that have popped up since I moved away—Penny's Coffee, the Hewing Hotel, Red Rabbit...the list goes on and on. As much as I miss living there, it's almost more of a treat to savored a week at a time.

Velvet Valentine

Velvet Valentine | truelane
Velvet Valentine | truelane
Velvet Valentine | truelane
Velvet Valentine | truelane
Velvet Valentine | truelane
Velvet Valentine | truelane

Photos: Hallie Kathryn

Jumpsuit c/o Lulus  |  Abercrombie top  |  Topshop heels (similar)  |  Chanel bag

For those of you who aren't afraid to take a trend and run with it, the velvet jumpsuit is for you. I absolutely love this burgundy stunner, especially since I was able to find a way to make the deep and sexy neckline a little more truelane-friendly by adding a smart button-up underneath. I think the bow adds a sweet touch to the look, while the heels are made for a little higher society than my last two Valentine's Day inspired looks. However, if a freakum dress is more your February 14 style, Lulus still has you covered in the velvet department.

Thank you to Lulus for sponsoring this post.

Hello Lover

Hello Lover | truelane
Hello Lover | truelane
Hello Lover | truelane
Hello Lover | truelane
Hello Lover | truelane
Hello Lover | truelane
Hello Lover | truelane
Hello Lover | truelane
Hello Lover | truelane

Tee c/o Lulus  |  Faux leather jacket c/o Lulus  |  Lovers + Friends denim  |  Satin sneakers c/o Lulus  |  Velvet clutch c/o Lulus 

With Valentine's Day looming on the horizon, half of us are singles and not headed out on a romantic dinner date. I wanted to create a tougher, sassier look for those of us going out with girlfriends or hitting a singles party on February 14—so here it is. If velvet shoes are not your jam, an easy way to wear the velvet trend is with a clutch. Clutches are meant to make a statement, and this luxe olive chevron pattern does just that without overpowering the look. I went a step further and paired this casual tee and jacket with velvet jeans, but it all depends on your level of comfort with this fancy fabric. For me, the more the merrier, which makes Lulus a one stop shop for Valentine's Day velvet—they have over 200 velvet pieces on the site right now.

Stay tuned to see which one I'll be styling next week!

Don't have plans for Valentine's Day yet? Make like Emma Benshoff and host a Galentine's Day party creating welcome kits for refugees in the U.S. and around the world. More information here.

Thank you to Lulus for sponsoring this post.