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Outfits Under $100: Valentine’s Day Activities


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Valentine’s Day: You like it, or you don’t. Here at CF, we always like to take a positive approach to the holiday. Valentine’s isn’t just about having a significant other, it’s a time to celebrate all of the love in your life – friends, family, and pets included!

However, another big reason why we love Valentine’s Day is that it gives us another excuse to dress up. And contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to wear a frilly, baby pink dress to look festive on V-Day. (Though, if you want to, more power to you!) To help get you started, we have created four looks for different Valentine’s Day events, each under $100 total.

Brunch with Friends – $97.91

Valentine's Day outfits under $100: Brunch with Friends
Product Information: Dress – Modcloth, Tights – Modcloth, Shoes – H&M, Earrings – Modcloth, Necklace – Forever 21

If you and your girlfriends are headed out for a long, lazy brunch on V-Day, choose a dainty, feminine dress with colorful touches. Glam up the look beyond your normal brunch-wear with pretty earrings and pointy-toe flats.

Cooking at Home – $99.60

Valentine's Day outfits under $100: Dinner party at home
Top – H&M, Skirt – Dorothy Perkins, Shoes – ASOS, Necklace – Forever 21

Just because you and your significant other have decided to stay home and cook does not mean you should wear your normal around-the-house sweats.  A cute metallic skirt, sexy T-strap pumps, and a bold necklace will dress up a colorful long-sleeve tee (that won’t be ruined by a marinara sauce spill!).

Traditional Formal Dinner – $99.38

Valentine's Day outfits under $100: Formal dinner
Product Information: Dress – Forever 21, Shoes – Charlotte Russe, Clutch – Miss Selfridge, Bracelet (top) – American Apparel, Bracelet (bottom) – Forever 21

If you’re taking the traditional route of candlelit dinner with that special someone, opt for a nice dress. This one looks very expensive without the spendy pricetag.   Dainty jewelry, statement shoes, and a clutch are all key accessories.

 Valentine’s Party – $70.00 ($94.00 with lipstick)

Valentines outfit 4Valentine's Day outfits under $100: V-Day party look
Product Information: Dress – Forever 21, Shoes – Charlotte Russe, Belt – Forever 21, Earrings – Windsor, Lipstick – Kate Spade

Whether you and your girlfriends are planning a girl’s party or you’re headed out to a singles event, a flirty lace dress with a high-low hemline is a perfect choice.  And what better time than V-Day to wear your most obnoxious (read: darling) bow belt and pumps?

What are you wearing this Valentine’s Day?

… and how do you keep your look under $100? What are your tips and tricks for dressing up but staying frugal? Let us know by leaving us a comment below!

Posted on on January 30, 2013 / Filed Under: Shopping / Tags: , , , , , , ,

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22 Responses to “Outfits Under $100: Valentine’s Day Activities”

  1. 1
    January 30th, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    The first outfit is my favorite! Also love the necklace in the 2nd outfit :)

  2. 2
    January 30th, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    I loved the first outfit :)

  3. 3
    January 30th, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    My favorite is the last outfit, I recently did a polyvore set on my dream valentines day outfit :)

  4. 4
    January 30th, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    Love them all!
    My favorite is the first-hands down. (:

  5. 5
    January 30th, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    She reminds me of Leighton Meester for some reason! The second and third outfit were my favorites :)

  6. 6
    January 31st, 2013 at 3:36 am

    What would be a cute outfit to wear if I don’t wear dresses or heels? All these outfits are really cute but that’s just not my style.

  7. 7
    January 31st, 2013 at 6:34 am

    first And second outfits are pretty jet causal just perfect for me :D

  8. 8
    February 11th, 2013 at 10:42 am

    Hi guys, they are lovely bu help, i cant wear any of them, please do a post on long dowdy skirts and how to wear and style them

  9. 9
    February 11th, 2013 at 10:44 am

    Hi its me su again, i am just going to say something to our cf readers, if anyone else outs there wants a post on long modest skirts and how to modestly wear them, please put up a comment saying you agree with me please

  10. 10
    February 11th, 2013 at 10:47 am

    Su, you are absolutley right, i love the cf website but all the outfits are unsuitible for

  11. 11
    February 11th, 2013 at 10:53 am

    Su and Melaine, i have been wanting cf to do a pst on this for so long, all of your outfits are lovely but unsuitible for many of us, so please do a post on long modest dowdy skirts and how to wear and style them nice and modestly.

  12. 12
    February 11th, 2013 at 10:57 am

    I am writing to say i would love cf to do a post on how to wear long modest skirts and what to wear with them.

  13. 13
    February 11th, 2013 at 11:01 am

    Hey Su, Melaine and Abbigail, you are godsends, I have been meaning to ask cf
    if they could do a post on how to wear long modest skirts for ages, but never had the courage to ask, hey cf many of us only have long dowdy skirts in our closets,
    so please do a post on this, you valentine ideas are nice but unsuitible for
    people like me, abbigail, melaine and su

  14. 14
    February 11th, 2013 at 11:08 am

    Hey I can only wear long skirts and we need a post on this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. 15
    February 11th, 2013 at 11:19 am

    Guys iam so glaad you are talking about this, like romily and the others i only wear long modest skirts and we need a post on this, please cf, do a post on this and when you do, bear theese things in mind:

    We do not want you to send us to a “how to wear maxi skirts website” cos it is not
    maxi skirts that we wear, we wear long shapeless skirts, and any way, most of the things they say to wear with maxi skirts are immodest.

    We are a family of students who only wear long skirts, no pants or jeans allowed

  16. 16
    February 11th, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Cf pleeeease do a post on this, we all want a post on how to wear long skirts

  17. 17
    February 11th, 2013 at 11:31 am

    There are a lot of students out here that simply cant wear what cf wants us to wear,
    we only have long skirts in our wardrobes, I only wear long modest skirts and we need a post on this, we are not talking about maxi skirts.

  18. 18
    February 11th, 2013 at 11:57 am

    Susan, Melanie, Abbigail, Bethany, Romily, Veronica Warbler, Lucy, etc. AKA the same user from the same computer – Please stop spamming our website with fake comments agreeing with yourself (which you’ve done on other posts, too) – I can see that you feel left out, however you do not need to pretend to be multiple people to make your request heard.

    Also, I take issue with what you said in one of your comments: we actually don’t, in fact, “want you to wear” anything in particular – we create outfit suggestions that would be appropriate for the majority of our readers, most of whom wear skirts in a variety of lengths, and who follow trends in hemline length and tailor their outfits to the seasons. You are free to wear whatever you want and no one here would judge you for that choice. Just because a post does not contain the specific type of skirt you want, that does not mean we’re saying you shouldn’t, or can’t, wear said skirt.

    Also, FYI, we have done posts on how to dress modestly. However, since we write for the majority of college girls, we cannot tailor our posts to any specific religious/moral belief or style of dressing. We create every outfit as a suggestion, and you are always free – and encouraged! – to take our ideas and modify them to fit your own wardrobe.

    Please stop spamming our comments. Send me an email if you’d like to discuss further.

  19. 19
    February 11th, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    Lily – If you don’t wear dresses or heels, what about a cute top, riding boots, dark wash jeans, and a blazer? Other options could include a cute blouse and jeans or faux leather pants and flats or boots, again. Do you mean “heels” as in anything that isn’t completely flat, or just pumps/wedges/etc.? There are ankle booties with slight heels that are still comfortable but look a little more dressy than flats.

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