Hi Kari, My husband and I are planning a nice Valentines Day dinner and we also celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary this month too. I would like to look special, but I typically don’t get very dressed up for occasions and need some help. Do you have any advice? Thanks, Kathy P.
Thanks for contacting Fab Over 40 Kathy, and congratulations on the double special occasion! I’ve pulled together some ideas I have for you – a look that is dressy so you feel as special as the event.
Go all out and get a dress that is not only age appropriate, but beautiful as well. This age-appropriate Adrianna Papell dress has a nice length, doesn’t reveal too much and yet it is glamorous and sexy. The sheer neckline and sleeves give a bit of coverage without being too covered up.
This amethyst flower pendant necklace by Blue Nile would look beautiful against the delicate sheerness of the dress. The silver chain and Swarovski gemstones would shimmer beautifully on the neck. See below on how you can enter to win this gorgeous necklace!
I love this simple yet shimmering clutch by DVF. With the pleats in the dress, the flower in the necklace and the bow on the shoe, keeping the clutch simple yet sophisticated doesn’t make it too overwhelming for the rest of the outfit.
Add a pop of fun with these colorful shoes by Kate Spade. They’re feminine, sexy and not too high so your feet won’t hurt by the end of the night.
This beautiful Day and Night Neutrals Eye Lip and Cheek Palette by Sue Devitt is perfect whether you like to keep your makeup simple or add a bit more intensity. The shadows can go from light to dark and the lip shades are a medium pink to a deep burgundy, allowing you to create a customized look all your own.
Blue Nile has generously offered a sweepstakes for Fab Over Forty readers to enter to win one of these gorgeous Amethyst Flower Pendant (shown above) valued at $240! Here are the rules:
- Read the “Disclosure” page link above
- Enter your name in the COMMENTS (The crown at the top of the post under the heading)
- Tell me if you like to do anything special for Valentines Day
- One entry per person
- Only one winner will be chosen and product will be sent by Blue Nile PR firm
- Contest ends on Monday, February 6th at 5:00 p.m. CST
- Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hrs to respond or a new winner will be chosen
- Good luck!