Fashion How-To: Getting Ready for Your Weekday V-Day

This year Valentine’s Day lands on a weekday when most of us are working the regular 9-5 grind. 
Yes, it’s a shame but don’t let that get the best of you, instead turn your office wear into amazing date wear in just a snap. This season, I found an entire collection by Club Monaco that would work perfectly for Valentine’s Day.
Mix it in with Pink takes everything from lace skirts to ankle-skimming dress pants and kicks it up a notch in sorbet shades. A bright reason for us to interupt our full coverage of the Ottawa Fashion Week and have Ms. Janelle put together her fave ideas for getting ready on Valentines Day!

Special Post Written by: JANELLE GAGNE, Twenty York Street’s Fashion Intern
Club Monaco Mix It In Pink: Giancinta Skirt
In all honesty, wearing Valentine’s Day favorites like cherry red to the office makes me a bit nervous so keep it workplace friendly while still romantic in these gorgeous shades. 
Since florals is also one of the big trends this season, nothing says love and romance like a cocktail dress that portrays a beautiful garden.

 Garden Party, Dress by French Connection UK. Photo Courtesy of Davida Ocran Photography.

Other options? Wrap dresses and tunic dress that can be the perfect mix of sexy and casual. 


To top if off, put on your high heeled pumps or your strappiest of sandals and finish the look with a simple yet elegant Eternity necklace from Banana Republic. Appropriate name for the perfect date right?
Strappy patent leather sandals – GUESS.
An outfit is nothing without the appropriate makeup look to go along with it. 
 Official Twenty York Street images of OFW is provided by RICHARD TARDIF PHOTO.

This past weekend, ML and I visited the Smashbox Team at Ottawa Fashion Week who introduced us to the recently launched Love Me Collection. 


ML at the SMASHBOX Make-up Counter with the beautiful Ms. Ariana Assadi, Lead MUA.
Ms. Ariana Assadi, Lead Make-up Artist and Ambassador for SMASHBOX.
Stay tuned for our SMASHBOX review and give-away: LOVE ME COLLECTION.
Marilou rocked their Love Me Lip Enhancing Gloss in Adore Me ( a bright fuchsia pink) that I think would look amazing paired with the Club Monaco Pink Collection. Other highlights from the collection included their champagne nude eye palette and the Love Me Blush in Idolize Me in, you guess it right, poppy pink!



 SMASHBOX – Official Sponsor of Ottawa Fashion Week SS 2013
Whatever you do though, don’t commit the number one makeup faux-pas – not wearing moisturizer before applying your makeup. Moisturizer is what will make you look give you that natural healthy glow without even needing a highlighter!  



 THANN Shiso Body Butter. Click past reviews here and here.

Our top pick? Thann’s Rice Extract Moisturizing Cream and the world famous Shiso Body Butter of course. The cream nourishes and prevents dry skin without clogging pores and THANN’s top seller of all time body butter will make your body so soft and silky to the touch that is really the only accessory that matters for that very special Valentines date.


The Ultimate Valentines Gift: THANN Gift Basket

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