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This is the week! Valentine's... here we come! Last Friday I gave you all an outfit inspo for the casual date (Cincy Beer Fest, holla.) But, usually for me, Valentine's means dressing up for dinner & a ballet with my best friend. Last Valentine's there was so much snow falling that bare legs would not have been an option... jury is still out on this year, but I'm crossing my fingers this buffalo plaid pencil skirt can make an appearance.

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Buffalo plaid was already in style by the time I started paying attention. I think it's maybe the only trend that will never quit. I know the print is usually associated with Christmas  (remember these shoes?!?), but... who says it would hurt  to squeeze in one more winter holiday? Red = Love = Valentine's. That's the logic I'm going with.

This is a "fancy" post, so I'm not pairing with a graphic tee. (But I totally think you should.) (Love that look.) & I bet you wouldn't guess it, by my "fancy" skirt is a total thrift find. Score. Mostly I just want to leave you with this  advice: whenever you see buffalo plaid, grab it. It's a timeless, showstopping staple.

I can't wait to hear about your Valentine's weeks! I have a lot of love coming to you from Ida Street, but that wasn't even planned. Just the way it works :D Talk soon, guys! xoxo

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Skirt: Thrifted (similar)
Shirt: Mesh Tee via Curate Boutique
Booties: Franco Sarto via Nordstrom Rack (limited sizes... but on a total mega sale) (& similar, for when they sell out) (& similar in case that  sells out)