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OOTD: My Kind of Romance

February 4, 2014

Every year when Valentine’s Day starts getting near, I start seeing and hearing things about romance. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a little prickly when it comes to romance, but the romantic styles of dressing that pop up still draw me in. This year my love affair is all about tulle.


I’ve been really drawn to the dressed up sweatshirt, and this seemed like the perfect time to pull out this H&M sweater top. The tulle skirt from Kiyonna looks long, but in reality it stopped at my knees. Being 5’4″ has a few disadvantages, and the camera angle is one of them.


I’m quite smitten with this sweater. The back is a stretch sweater material, and the front has rosettes. This top is not available online, but last time that I was in store, it was still there.


I’ve never owned a tulle skirt before, but the material is truly lovely. It has a movement that is entrancing, and I get to live out a little of my ballerina dreams in it.


I also tucked in the sweat for a more figure hugging look. This skirt by Kiyonna has a really wide band at the top, which allows you to play around with the shape (you can easily tuck it under to make a thinner band).


I topped the look off with some glitzy earrings from Forever21. To me, this is a romantic look — not necessarily “sexy”, but romantic. This look is perfect for seeing a play at the theater and celebrating a special occasion. Depending on how casual the sweater/top/jewelry is, you can also make it work for many different situations.

arIMG_9201H&M sweater, Kiyonna Twirling in Tulle skirt* (gifted; available in merlot and black), F21 earrings

A note on fit: I got this in my typical dress size for Kiyonna, but I didn’t consider that I would wear the band much higher on my waist. I should have sized down, as I had to pin this to correctly fit me. When you buy, pick the size for where ever you think the band will sit. If that’s on your hips, size for that. If it’s your waist, size for that.

What’s your kind of romantic style? 


19 Comments leave one →
  1. February 4, 2014 9:11 pm

    Very pretty! I’ve been eyeing that tulle skirt.

  2. February 4, 2014 10:19 pm

    Love this!!!! I really like it with the belt too. You look beautiful, that red is smashing on you!

  3. February 5, 2014 2:52 am

    I don’t think I have a “romantic style” in my uhm, wardrobe. I’m not so much the romantic kind of person. But I think I would have done something like this if I was going to do romantic style! I like these popping colors on you – this red and like the blue PinkClove-dress 🙂 You look great!

  4. Angela permalink
    February 5, 2014 4:42 am

    Great skirt!

  5. February 5, 2014 5:44 am

    that skirt *drool*

  6. February 5, 2014 9:52 am

    This looks perfect on you, and the red is absolutely stunning!

  7. February 5, 2014 11:37 am

    Too cute! Tulle is very romantic in itself, and the sweatshirt steps the outfit out of the fifties look (typical cardigan) and adds a bit of an edgy side. Classy!

  8. February 5, 2014 2:03 pm

    Fabulous. You look too cute in this skirt. 🙂 xoxo

  9. Katha Strophe permalink
    February 5, 2014 2:14 pm

    This is so adorable!! You look fantastic!
    I love tulle skirts… and I believe I need to add this one to my collection.

    I hope you will have a wonderful Valentine’s Day! 🙂

  10. mary permalink
    February 5, 2014 6:59 pm

    wow. So gorgeous on you!

  11. February 6, 2014 3:54 am

    How fun is that tulle skirt?! Lovin’ the color.

  12. Gia permalink
    February 6, 2014 1:37 pm

    Hi there you look great , I have 2 of these similar skirts from swak , in a black and teal, I swear I wear them so much.
    Thank you for showing it styled with a sweater ( I would never have tried that )
    I’m in Australia and a bit warm at the moment , but love it .

  13. February 7, 2014 6:13 am

    That skirt, THAT SKIRT! I am so in love! I really love this look, and yes, it looks/feels super romantic to me. I kind of want to recreate this look but with the black skirt and a powder pink jumper!

  14. February 7, 2014 6:18 am

    You look absolutely stunning. That skirt is just superb. I love the way you’ve worn it with the simple jumper. it looks so elegant.

  15. February 7, 2014 5:14 pm

    Absolutely beautiful babe!! Love this skirt on you, you look divine x x

  16. February 8, 2014 12:11 pm

    This skirt is stunning on you! You look amazing xxx

  17. February 9, 2014 1:18 am

    Loooove it.

  18. Mary permalink
    February 10, 2014 7:33 pm

    I love this look. Simple yet stunning.

  19. June 14, 2014 4:20 am

    Awesome Article and post!
    This is very charming look.This is a really fantastic read for me.Because It will be a helpful for us.This is full of information about Kind of Romance.You added many information about
    Valentine’s Day and you try to take many necessary step for Romance.This was really information.
    Thanks a lot for sharing this post!

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