Valentine's Day date essentials for under $100

It's admittedly a little hard to put together a cute outfit for Valentine's Day that doesn't feel cheesy. It can be so easy to throw on everything pink & red and call it a day, but really now... you should never spend the day that's dedicated to love in something that makes you feel anything less than stellar!

Today I've pulled together some really cute & affordable choices that were holiday-appropriate in subtle ways (but still really chic)... see the mini heart print on this blouse or the constellation on this pendant (I love the idea of picking this one up in your loved one's sign instead of your own). I really do love a pop of red or pink as well, but nothing that's too in-your-face or over the top. Keep it subtle. I'd go for a red dress or a pink skirt for date night... whether "date night" means spending it with your significant other, your girlfriends, or on your own.

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Hope you enjoy your Valentine's Day no matter who you are spending it with!

Top: Pink Tiered Miss Selfridge Top // Cosabella Bralette // BaubleBar X Cuff // Vince Camuto Skinny Jeans // Giorgio Armani Beauty Lip Magnet Lipstick

Middle: Topshop Velvet Pumps // ASOS Satin Dress // Cosabella Hottie Panty // Formula X Nail Polish // Forever 21 Floral Top // BaubleBar Crystal Earrings // Steve Madden Tie Front Pumps //English Factory Grey Sweater

Bottom: Tory Burch Love Relentlessly Rollerball Perfume // BaubleBar Constellation Necklace // ASOS Pink Satin Skirt // Mango Tie Front Mini Heart Print Blouse // Mango Round Velvet Clutch // Steve Madden Suede Sandals

The post Kelly's Chic Under $100: Valentine's Date. appeared first on The Stripe.

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Free People Dusk 'Til Dawn Metallic Choker, $32.00

100% of the proceeds from Free People's "Love Shop" Gifts for Her will be donated to Girls Inc, an organization that strives to empower girls in North America.

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n:Philanthropy Gayla-Shrunken Sweatshirt Heart, $132.00

Wear your heart on your sleeve this Valentine's Day with this distressed yet comfy sweatshirt from n:Philanthropy. The vintage sweatshirt comes in white, charcoal and bright pink and features a hand-embroidered heart. 

10% of proceeds from this sweatshirt (and all other n: Philanthropy items) will be donated to pediatric cancer awareness and animal welfare. 

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Headbands of Hope Subscription Box, $35.00

Headbands of Hope is the gift the Valentine's Day gift that keeps on giving, shipping 4 times a year. It's filled with 3 unique and trendy accessories. For each box shipped, the organization donates 3 headbands to children battling cancer. 

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Free People 3 Candle Gift Box Set, $95.00

For every item sold, Free People will donate 100% of its proceeds to the Clean Water Fund, dedicated to protecting the environment.

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Toms Pink Love Languages, $55.00

This shoe features "love" written in different colors and different languages. For every item sold, Toms helps a person in need. 

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