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My Look For Valentine’s Day (Red Is Not Included)


We are only a week far from Valentine’s Day!

My head is already full of hearts, flowers and chocolates. Especially chocolates! I really think that this celebration has become too much a way to spend extra money. But, at the same time, I love the idea to set a romantic dinner with my husband. This year we are particularly lucky. February 14th is also Qatar Sport National Day which means offices are closed and we get a full day to spend together.

I think this is already the best Valentine’s gift that I could receive ♥ (after chocolates, of course!)

Bonjour Chiara Wears // Ruffle sleeves + velvet Mary Jane shoes

We haven’t planned the day yet, but, of course, I already decided what to wear for the occasion. And it doesn’t include red. Personally, I think that red is too overrated for Valentine’s Day. The risk to go to the restaurant and see all other women with a dress similar to yours is around the corner!

What I also think is that you don’t need to wear something new to make the date night special. Certainly, Valentine’s Day is still a good excuse to get a bit overdressed. But I’m pretty sure that we all own at least one dress that we keep in the closet for special occasions.

For my Valentine’s look I decided to play with what I found in my wardrobe. I had fun matching together garments that I normally wear separately. After pulling out almost half of my closet, I finally ended to pick this colorful dress. To add a dramatic touch I matched the dress with a ruffle sleeves top. These ruffle sleeves follow my movements so well that it looks like I have wings! When I wore the oufit I literally felt like a fairy ready to live the most romantic story of her life 🙂

And you know also who helped me to feel like in a fairytale? The amazing photographer I shot this photos with. Apple is a Doha-based photographer. She is very good in weddings, events and family portraits. We already worked together once for Mrs B.’s event and hope to have many other occasions to plan projects with her!

Bonjour Chiara Wears // Ruffle sleeves + velvet Mary Jane shoes

Bonjour Chiara Wears // Ruffle sleeves + velvet Mary Jane shoes

Bonjour Chiara Wears // Ruffle sleeves + velvet Mary Jane shoes

Bonjour Chiara Wears // Ruffle sleeves + velvet Mary Jane shoes

Bonjour Chiara Wears // Ruffle sleeves + velvet Mary Jane shoes

Bonjour Chiara Wears // Ruffle sleeves + velvet Mary Jane shoes

Bonjour Chiara Wears // Ruffle sleeves + velvet Mary Jane shoes

Bonjour Chiara Wears // Ruffle sleeves + velvet Mary Jane shoes

Bonjour Chiara Wears // Ruffle sleeves + velvet Mary Jane shoes

Bonjour Chiara Wears // Ruffle sleeves + velvet Mary Jane shoes

Bonjour Chiara Wears // Ruffle sleeves + velvet Mary Jane shoes

The Edit Dress | Storets Ruffle Sleeves Top | Marc Fisher Mary Jane Shoes (on sale here) | Dolce & Gabbana Bag

Photographer: Apple Snaps

Bonjour Chiara
About me

Chiara is a quirky and funny Italian girl currently living in Doha. She is a dreamer, a blogger, a shopaholic, Paris and cats lover. She spends her days with her husband and their three cats, creating outfits with Mrs B. and writing about what she loves!

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48 Comments

Brianna de Gaston
Reply February 7, 2017

Such a unique twist for V day! Super cute!

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Thanks!
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    Bonjour Chiara
    Reply February 7, 2017

    Thanks Brianna! I love wearing some different on a special day like Valentines day :)
    xoxo, Chiara

diana
Reply February 7, 2017

This dress is so perfect for a romantic day out and its so nice you get the whole day! love that you layered ruffles underneath x
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    Bonjour Chiara
    Reply February 7, 2017

    Yes, I'm gonna bother my husband for the whole day ehehe!
    xoxo, Chiara

Emilia
Reply February 7, 2017

Oh i love your shoes and your bag

Maggie Krol
Reply February 7, 2017

This is such a lovely outfit!
Xoxo, Maggie
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Rach
Reply February 7, 2017

This outfit is so adorable!! So perfect for Valentine's Day!

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    Bonjour Chiara
    Reply February 8, 2017

    I found to give a second life to a dress that was already in my wardrobe, rather than to buy a new one!
    xoxo, Chiara

Tania Sarin
Reply February 7, 2017

love this look! xx

Remi Sabbah
Reply February 7, 2017

What a wonderful look! Love the dress doll!
You look absolutely amazing!
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vanessa
Reply February 7, 2017

these photos are so stunning

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    Bonjour Chiara
    Reply February 8, 2017

    I'm glad you liked them!! It was a fabulous collaboration with a so talented photographer
    xoxo, Chiara

fatou diaw
Reply February 7, 2017

the dress and this entire look is so pretty!
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Laura Mitbrodt
Reply February 8, 2017

This is such a fun dress, I love how you styled it
xo
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Rena
Reply February 8, 2017

I really like it you have chosen another colour than red for VD! And how wonderful you will enjoy this time with your husband. I'm not sure if I will celebrate this day as it is not usual in my generiation here in Bavaria ...
xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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    Bonjour Chiara
    Reply February 8, 2017

    Well, I see Valentine's Day as a further day to be totally romantic!! but I do agree that every day of the year should be a Vday in a relationship!!
    xoxo, Chiara

Lou M.
Reply February 8, 2017

I love this look, the dress is adorable and those velvet shoes are beautiful

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Daniel
Reply February 8, 2017

Such a cute v day dress! Love it!

Daniel x

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    Bonjour Chiara
    Reply February 8, 2017

    I was saving this dress for a special occasion!And i think this one! :)
    xoxo, Chiara

      Leah
      Reply February 8, 2017

      it certainly is! :)
      xx Leah

Leah
Reply February 8, 2017

Love your look! I would kill for a free day off on Valentine's day! You look beautiful!
xx Leah

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P.S. I love your blog! Would you like to follow each other on bloglovin'?

    Bonjour Chiara
    Reply February 9, 2017

    It happens so rarely to have a day off on V-day, I'm gonna take the most of it!
    xoxo, Chiara

Gosia
Reply February 8, 2017

I love your look! And the shoes....

Jalisa
Reply February 8, 2017

This outfit is absolutely gorgeous! I love the OTS top with the ruffled sleeves, it looks so good layered under the dress, which has the prettiest print and I adore those shoes as well! Great styling, girlie!

XO,

Jalisa
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    Bonjour Chiara
    Reply February 9, 2017

    Thanks so much! There are some modesty rules here in Qatar, so I thought to add an extra layer under the dress that it would have shown too much shoulders ;)
    xoxo, Chiara

Caitlin
Reply February 9, 2017

Love that you didn't include red or pink, it's more unique that way :)

Caitlin, Beauty & Colour

Merin
Reply February 9, 2017

Love the outfit!! And those shoes are on point!!

    Bonjour Chiara
    Reply February 9, 2017

    Thanks Merin!! Happy weekend, it's finally around the corner :)
    xoxo, Chiara

Mónica Sors - Mes Voyages à Paris
Reply February 9, 2017

Wow amazing dress! Is so cool and trendy!! You looks so stunning dear! Kisses xx
xx
Mónica Sors
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Rachel
Reply February 9, 2017

Dress is amazing and you look gorgeous !

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Jishma
Reply February 9, 2017

Good to see simple colours for the Valentine's Day against the tradition of red.... love it

Follow Your Sunshine
Reply February 9, 2017

I love this as a Valentine': look - it's so fun and floaty! You look stunning as always.

Polly xx

Delaine
Reply February 9, 2017

That dress is EVERYTHING. You look gorgeous

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Shannon
Reply February 10, 2017

Completely loving this outfit & I think it’s prefect for Valentines day. Much better than a red dress! It looks so sweet, maybe because the print reminds me of sprinkles on a donut.

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Andreea Lowe
Reply February 11, 2017

Hii! An interesting outfit, I like it! <3

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Zorica
Reply February 11, 2017

Loving your look..It looks amazing on you...
Great photo selection.
xx
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Naznin
Reply February 15, 2017

Such a beautiful dress! Love!
xx
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MyStylishCorner
Reply February 18, 2017

Such beautiful look dear,I love it!!

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The Editors Notebook
Reply February 19, 2017

There is just something about ruffled sleeves and a midi-length dress that is so feminine and flirty - perfect for Valentine's Day. Adore your velvet shoes!!! These are gorgeous photos, thanks for sharing!

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