It’s a thing, I guess.

This red+black+white combo is apparently speaking to me at the moment.  Not only that, but I sort of have an obsession with black and white striped shirts too.  I think I have seven different styles of b&w shirts.  Sorta ridiculous.  You will see.  Gotta love old school bandanas and since chokers are so hot right now, a retro handkerchief is a fun way to style up your neck candy.

Can we talk about these booties?!  Let’s just say they certainly get a lot of attention. Major bonus: they are COMFORTABLE!  I thought these red hotties needed an outfit with some edge paired with a classic touch.

You’ve seen these same denims in red HERE and they are the most incredible jeans!  And this clutch!?! I found it several years ago at a traveling booth in the mall.  It’s made out of recycled tires and pop can tabs.  Quirky but edgy. I like.

The featured painting is part of my home art collection.  It was created by a talented artist and friend, Edward W. Gilmore.  I loved this piece the second I saw it and now enjoy it every day!  The color palette and the raw gestural brushstrokes juxtaposed with the busy spiraling drips of this painting just speak to my aesthetic.

I hope you all have a lovely week! xoxo

Val's signature in black, followed by a small red kissprint to the right, all against a transparent background.

Denim: Mos Mosh  |  Top: Zara  |  Faux Leather Jacket: H&M  |  Booties: Topshop |  Clutch: Handmade (can find on

Painting: Edward W. Gilmore, Different Paths, acrylic on paper, framed,  42 x 34″                © Edward W. Gilmore 2013


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