Fashion Tips with Haili Z: Transition from work to date with style
By Haili Z
Feb. 12, 2014 at 4 p.m.
Updated Feb. 11, 2014 at 8:12 p.m.
"Think pink. Think pink when you shop for summer clothes. Think pink. Think pink; if you want that quelque chose. Red is dead; blue is through; green's obscene; brown's taboo. And there is not the slightest excuse for plum or puce or chartreuse. Think pink. Forget that Dior says black and rust. Think pink. Who cares if the new look has no bust? Now, I wouldn't presume to tell a woman what a woman ought to think, but tell her if she's got to think: think pink."
Valentine's Day is the perfect time to remember the opening lyrics of "Funny Face," starring Audrey Hepburn.
I was thinking pink for my Valentine's Day wardrobe. And red. Although "red is dead" in "Funny Face" - it's alive and well for Valentine's Day.
Sandra Bullock combined the two main colors of Valentine's Day at the 2014 Palm Springs International Film Festival, wearing the Alex Perry "Pearla" dress from the Cruise 2013 collection. The combination was beautiful.
This year, the holiday of love falls on a Friday. It gets tricky when Valentine's Day falls on a weekday when you have to go from desk to dinner. But you can do it.
With these look ideas, you can rock the professional look with reds and pinks and change it up fast when you are rushing from work to your dinner date or a night out with the girls.
6:30 a.m. - You are off to work and you don't have time to do up your hair, and get it date ready. No worries. Pack a curling iron, a pair of heels, loud and or fun accessories, some red or pink lipstick and perfume - throw it all in a cute weekender bag to bring to work with you.
To work, wear a blazer and flats with your cocktail dress to make it work appropriate. Make sure your cocktail dress hits at the middle of your knees or lower.
If you are feeling uncomfortable about it, pair your dress with a black blazer, black tights and flats in a neutral color.
Noon - After grabbing a bite to eat, touch up your makeup, and if you have time, curl your hair - refresh so you are not scrambling after work to start from zero. You'll at least have your hair and makeup taken care of. Touch up with mascara and lip gloss.
5 p.m. - The work day is officially over. Before leaving work, lose the flats, touch up your makeup with red or pink lipstick and top off with lip gloss. If your hair lost its curl - touch up. Throw on your heels, accessories and lose the black tights.
Opt for dresses with pink or red detail. Great heels always make the outfit; remember that.
A great button up and pants can also pass off as a dressy look. If you can find a fiery orange, hot pink or cherry red button up, pair it with an opposite color of pants. For instance, if you choose a cherry red button up, pair it with hot pink pants.
Take Bullock's Alex Perry dress for inspiration to learn how to work the look.
Visit allzedetails.com for a Valentine's giveaway: a pair of Kendra Scott Danielle earrings in red to top off your Valentine's Day look. Find out how to participate on the All Ze Details Facebook. Happy Valentine's Day.
Haili Pue is the president of All Ze Details. Visit her website at allzedetails.com.