Minimalist Valentine’s Day Look and a Linkup

Fashion Linkup Review

Dress:  MakeMeChic (under $20!) // Boots:  Doc Martens // Hat:  Ralph Lauren (gifted, old similar here)

Valentine’s Day outfits are in full swing!  I know that there’s some people out there who aren’t into the whole wearing a ton of red or pink and just want to keep it casual.  This would be a great idea.  It’s a super cute dress and I paired it with my new pink Doc Martens.  If you follow me on Instagram then you already saw me post about them.  When I was in high school I saw goth kids wearing these all around whether it was school, the mall, the movies, etc.  I always wanted a pair but thought I could never pull them off because I wasn’t “badass” enough.  It took a lot of guts for me to be ok with wearing pink high top converse (back then no one on the east coast wore high tops) even though it was different.  So I just never got a pair of Doc Martens.  Plus with my minimum wage job, I barely made any money so it was hard for me to justify buying an expensive pair of boots like these.  However, I will say, I wish I bought them sooner because they are ridiculously comfy!  Also, the pink is definitely me.

Anyway, I thought this outfit would be perfect for the person who doesn’t want to go crazy on Vday, or if you just don’t like it at all and are only willing to wear a little bit of festive colors.  Either way, I love this outfit.  The dress I received from MakeMeChic as a review.  I will say it’s a little thinner than I expected, however, it was also super cold when I wore this so I probably shouldn’t be wearing this when it’s cold.  Other than that I thought it was a great fit.  It’s a little short, but I’m also tall so everything is always short on me.  I love the cute collar on this.  It reminds me of a toned down version of Wednesday Addams.  I can’t wait until it’s a little warmer out so that wearing this dress will be much better!

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xoxo Monica

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  • Ruth
    February 7, 2018 at 12:20 am

    I saw those boots on insta and love them! They are such your style and the pink is just fabulous on you!

  • Savvy Southern Chic
    February 7, 2018 at 6:07 am

    I love this outfit on you. It’s so cute and so “you”. I love these photos too, great setting.

  • Kathrine Eldridge
    February 7, 2018 at 6:44 am

    Love the addition of your doc Martens to this chic dress! This background is so cool. Thanks for the link up!

  • Kathrine Eldridge
    February 7, 2018 at 7:11 am

    Monica, I totally swooned over this outfit! I love polka dots especially in black and white. That dress is freaking adorable. And I have always been a Doc Marten wearing Goth girl myself, so I am totally digging these in pink! Such a fabulous outfit! And you are totally bad ass enough to pull this off. You look amazing!


    • Jersey Girl, Texan Heart
      February 7, 2018 at 12:04 pm

      Thank you so much! I wasn’t too sure if I was or not haha but my inner rebel just needed these.

  • Amy
    February 7, 2018 at 8:33 am

    These are such awesome pictures. I love the backdrop.

  • jodie filogomo
    February 7, 2018 at 9:09 am

    Those boots definitely steal the show, Monica!!
    How perfect they are for every day!!

  • Claire
    February 7, 2018 at 10:43 am

    Great look, love your boots. I’m new to your hop, thanks for hosting. I will grab a link and add it to my blog hop page. I host 3 blog hops a week if you ever want to join us too 🙂

    • Jersey Girl, Texan Heart
      February 7, 2018 at 12:05 pm

      Welcome to my weekly linkup! It’s so nice to have you here 🙂

  • Suzanne Smith
    February 7, 2018 at 10:47 am

    This is such a cute look! I wore Doc Martens years ago and I see that they’re making a comeback! If I get a pair, it will definitely be in a fun color like yours!

    • Jersey Girl, Texan Heart
      February 7, 2018 at 12:05 pm

      They have so many amazing ones out there. The colors and patterns nowadays are so awesome.

  • Jessica
    February 7, 2018 at 11:47 am

    love those boots Monica! The polka dot shift is darling on you!
    jess xx

  • Gigi
    February 7, 2018 at 12:29 pm

    Happy early Valentine’s day, Monica! I love this dress, and I agree that does remind me of a slightly more adorable Wednesday Addams, by the way, have you heard of the Adult Wednesday Addams web series? It’s fantastic and I love it. I wasn’t goth in high school, but I did diffidently have a black and white phase. It’s hilarious to me now, because I just love big bright colors and prints now. As for not wearing red and pink, I think it’s perfectly okay. I personally love it and go really cliche with it every year. However, I love the touch of pink feminine on a usually very masculine pair of boots.

    • Jersey Girl, Texan Heart
      February 8, 2018 at 11:48 am

      Happy early Valentine’s Day! No, I have not heard of it! I will definitely have to check it out. I do a little bit of both for Valentine’s Day. It depends on my actual mood of the day haha, but if I’m not “feelin it” I’ll have at least a little pink or red on. I feel like whatever someone feels good in is what they should wear.

  • Ada
    February 7, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    You are killing it in this nice but bad kind of look. Those metallic pink Doc Martens are hot and adding a hat to this outfit was a great idea, Monica. I love it so much! Welcome by tomorrow and link up, babe. =)

  • Vaishali
    February 7, 2018 at 2:22 pm

    Look at those boots. I am loving them. Overall look is fabulous.

  • Paulina
    February 7, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    I’m all about polka dots this season! They’re so in and you look adorable!

    Sending love from Napa!

    Paulina | SHENSKA

    • Jersey Girl, Texan Heart
      February 8, 2018 at 11:49 am

      I love love love polka dots. I always have, they’re just so cute.

  • Nailil
    February 8, 2018 at 11:02 am

    Love everything in this minimal look, from the hat to the boots.
    Xx, Nailil

  • Julia
    February 8, 2018 at 10:51 pm

    That dress will be great once the weather warms up, too! And you could pair it with tights and a cardigan if it’s cold!

    xo Jules

    • Jersey Girl, Texan Heart
      February 9, 2018 at 9:16 am

      Yes, you are so right! I have a confession to make, I am not a huge fan of wearing tights. I love how they make my legs look but am extremely picky about the ones I choose haha. I am super excited to wear this dress when it warms up though!