With Winter and it’s bare, cold chill, I wanted a look with texture and a dark, romantic vibe. This outfit I called “Dark Romance” for a Valentine’s Day inspiration, as the brocade, lace and velvet lends itself nicely to this style.
A Dark Romance Outfit and Inspiration
You don’t need to wear red on Valentine’s Day, even though I love the traditional look as well. I will be sharing another Valentine’s Day look tomorrow, and it will be a more classic look.
I’ve shared a dark floral styled look, last week on the blog, and today I was inspired a bit by the Victorian Poet, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, who wrote the familiar love poem I shared at the end of my post.
She was a poet from an early age, about 11, and later became the more popular poet between her and her husband, Robert Browning. She was widely read in England and the US. She wrote many sonnets about love. many you might be familiar with . If you would like to read more about her, read HERE.
Now, a lace cami would not have been worn in Victorian times, but I did take some “poetic liscence” here . 🙂 It is 2021, after all.
If I were to make it more authentic, I would have added this style of blouse, with a high collar, ruffles and buttons. Or even better, the one below!
Velvet is rich fabric, one that I have always loved wearing. The black and burgundy repeat iteself with my Marc Jacob booties I bought a few years ago from Nordstrom. The fillagree scroll earrings add to the intricate design and textured look.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning Love Poem-
- credit to poetsearcher.com
I shopped my closet and these are older pieces.
I have linked up some similar pieces below.
Ann Taylor lace skirt ( old) Love this skirt from White House Black Market
Marc Fisher brocade booties
JJ Winters Clutch ( similar)
Black lace cami- H&M ( similar)
Are you dressing up for Valentine’s Day just for the fun of it? Do you read poetry?
JOIN ME TOMORROW FOR TURNING HEADS TUESDAY LINKUP AND ANOTHER VALENTINE DAY OUTFIT INSPO!