What Should I Wear? To Work on Valentine’s Day

Pamela Lutrell for What Should I Wear

Welcome to What Should I Wear? the week of Valentine’s Day…so it was perfect to think about what I should wear to work this Friday!  I am starting with my hands up in the air because all of the pictures this week have been fuzzy-yucky!  My photographer (that would be Mr. B, my husband) and I do these photos every Sunday morning and it is difficult to reschedule because of our busy schedules…so this past Sunday the weather was humid, fizzly-drizzly YUCK.  So all of the pictures this week have reflected that…felt like I needed to explain.

Over 50 Feeling 40 in Valentine's outfit


Last week, I stopped by Macy’s to check out their fashion displays for Would You Wear It (our Saturday posts) and this top by their Alfani brand caught my attention.  I was looking for something for this week over Valentine’s.  The attributes of the garment are:

  1. The vibrant color and subtle heart print
  2. The elastic on the sleeves allows me to pull them up for jackets with shorter sleeves
  3. It flows away from the middle section
  4. The flattering V-neckline

Pamela Lutrell with Feminine Details

Because the weather right now may be a little cooler, I have chosen to pair it with a feminine Chico’s jacket which has been in my wardrobe and a pair of black JJill Quinn Pants.  I also like it with the ballet slippers.

I will definitely wear this top again.  I do not believe the “heart print” limits it and pink is going to be in style all year. 

Home Decor for Valentine's at HEB


The adjective “feminine” is not one of my five messages for the majority of my looks, but Valentine’s week and other special days are great times to add it into the mix.  Normally, I am not a lace and flowers lady, but every now and then it is nice.  For this style, I have pearls, a subtle touch of lace in the jacket,  pink, white, and the subtle hearts to add to the femininity of the style.

How do you feel about adding feminine touches to your style?  What are your favorite ways to pull that off?  I would add that great fit in your clothing also communicates feminine for those who desire to do so.  Now, remember this type of look would be for work, or a Valentine’s Dinner with friends, or Galentine’s with the girls…for going out with my husband, I would probably go a different direction…more classic, strong, and interesting…than the “cute” I have going here.

Pamela Lutrell shops Valentine's treats

I have been asked to bring a treat to work as well to add to a treat table.  Come back tomorrow and I will share with you what I decided to do!  


By Pamela Lutrell


  1. I do like the hearts on this top! They look more subtle and graphic compared to the more predictable hearts you see most often. Pink is one of my good colors, and I enjoy looking for the right shades to add to my wardrobe. I like this vibrant shade that you are wearing.

  2. I really love the top, but I can’t wear polyester. I have very sensitive skin and as I am getting older it’s worse. On me polyester doesn’t breath and I get very uncomfortable. I’m always sad when I see a beautiful piece and know I can’t wear it. But it looks beautiful on you ! Happy Valentine’s Day.

  3. Top is beautiful and perfect for Valentines Day! Love it with the coat….very Spring like look. Here in Colorado we are expecting snow this afternoon, so I’m still in heavy sweaters and boots. ? You look beautiful!

  4. I like the What Would You Wear posts. This is lovely for Valentine’s Day. I live in San Antonio also and would be curious to know what you would wear to the Stock Show and Rodeo! Thanks for your dedication to helping us look our best and keep smiling.

  5. This top is a good example of trying some things on you aren’t sure about. I did not expect to like it as much as I did. The hearts are pretty and wearable all year. Thanks Karen!

  6. There are plenty of wonderful pieces…not polyester. I usually don’t wear it, but did like this top!

  7. It is really cold here for South Texas so I know you are freezing Dawn. When I wear this Friday, it will have a coat over it!

  8. Hi Jean! We may not go this year…though I love Rodeo!! If I go, I will wear my dark wash jeans; boots; a white blouse; my brown suede jacket; and silver and turquoise jewelry! I hope that helps!

  9. I love this top. A lot of tops for Valentine’s Day are a little too “cutesy” for me. This has a more classic style.

  10. The top is very pretty on you! I only wish I had your weather here to take pictures outside! Still more months ahead of cold snowy weather with parkas, boots and gloves. ?

  11. That sounds perfect! Not costumey, but rather a nice recognition of the Western flair of the stock show. I have several pieces of lovely silver and turquoise jewelry from years ago that would work beautifully as my accessories.

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