Monday, February 9, 2015

Feeling festive in red


You may remember me mentioning last week that I am a huge dork and catch myself wearing a lot of red right before Valentine's Day.  It just gets me in the mood for it, I guess.  I wore this over the weekend on a quick dinner date with my husband.

Unfortunately my no-headache/migraine streak has ended.  Friday I woke up with a migraine and it didn't end up going away until Sunday morning.  Terrible!  The good news is that it wasn't as intense as they were before., I could still function.  And I guess I can't be too upset because it was the first real migraine I have had in over 3 weeks, so that's not bad.  

That's also probably why I look a little "squinty-eyed" in these pictures, I guess...



I love this new purse I got from The Mint Julep Boutique!  It's the perfect size and of course the red is perfect for Valentine's Day!

I also found a great deal on fleece-lined leggings at Wal Mart.  They had a six pack with  different colors for only $30!  I was a little iffy on whether or not to buy them because it's Wal Mart but most of the reviews were good so I went for it, and I'm really glad I did because they are so comfortable!

Purse - The Mint Julep Boutique  |  Boots - Charlotte Russe  |  Earrings - Charming Charlie  |  Fleece Lined Leggings - Wal Mart (6 pairs for $30!)  |  Jacket - Wet Seal  |  Dress - Body Central

What are you doing for Valentine's Day?


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44 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear your migraine returned, what a nuisance. This outfit is lovely!

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  2. I've actually gotten some really cute stuff at Wal-Mart. Love your outfit and so sorry to hear the migraine returned. I'm hopeful you can get a remedy soon!

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  3. Julie Tucker-WolekFebruary 9, 2015 at 4:20 AM

    Sorry about the migraine ... but you look AMAZING!!!!!!

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  4. Thanks Claire! One every few weeks is already better than I was doing so I'm trying to keep positive. I'm going to keep trying what I've been doing and see how it goes. As long as it doesn't go back to migraines every other day...that was horrible

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  5. Thanks Llinos! Migraines are definitely not fun but at least it's not as bad as it was before. I was getting them every other day (or more) before so if I get one every few weeks I guess that better than before. I'm trying to stay positive

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  6. You are feeling festive and indeed looking beautiful in that pretty red dress paired with all black. A little edgy, yet very feminine. Check out my Red+Black Outfit, today. =)


    Have a Wonderful Valentine's Week, Julie!!

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  7. Oh no! I'm sorry to hear about the return of the migraine! I hope you have a free and clear week this week! And you look totally pretty and festive in your red dress! I didn't notice any eye squinting whatsoever.

    Gina - On the Daily Express

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  8. Sorry to hear about the migraine, but I'm glad you still got out on a date. And you looked amazing!! You look great in red! We're actually going to be travelling this Valentine's Day, so it will be a little bit different, but I'm looking forward to it.

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  9. Lady in red! You look beautiful in red and black combo, Julie! Happy V-day!
    -Tatiana
    We Shop in Heels

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  10. You look great in red! Glad you got to have a fun dinner. Sorry it was hampered by a migraine. The worst!

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  11. Love all the accessories with this gorgeous red dress! Beautiful look! :)


    http://www.kathrineeldridge1.wordpress.com

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  12. So pretty! Great find on the leggings - the fleece lined ones are quickly becoming a staple for me this season.

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  13. Thanks so much! I have even been wearing them around the house to lounge in. They are just so comfy! lol

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  14. Thanks so much! I love a dress with a leather jacket over it. That's my "go to" look in the winter

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  15. Thank you so much! My husband likes me in red too...and white. lol! I don't wear either one very often but I may have to start. I'm feeling much better today so hopefully I will go back to my migraine free days again. I was really enjoying them

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  16. Thank you so much Tatiana! Red and black is one of my favorite color combos for sure. I hope you have a great Valentine's Day too <3

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  17. Thanks so much! It was nice to be able to still go out for a little bit, even if I wasn't feeling too fantastic. My doctor gave me medicine that helps a bit when I actually get the migraine. It doesn't completely take the pain away but it helps me be able to function. I hope you have a great time traveling for Valentine's Day that sounds like it could be really fun!

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  18. Thank you Gina <3 I'm feeling much better this morning. There's still the lingering ache but hopefully I will return to my no migraine status this week. The medicine my dr gave me to help with the pain helped a bit. It didn't take all of the pain away but it definitely helped to keep me functioning instead of being stuck in bed all day.

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  19. Thank you so much Ada! I will definitely stop over and check out your festive look too! I hope you have a great Valentine's Day too!

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  20. I love wearing red around Valentines Day too! You look gorgeous! Love it with the black leather jacket!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  21. You look stunning in this dress. The red totally stands out against the black. I get migraines too, not that often, but when I do, I almost always have to go the ER. Hope you're feeling better. ~Cynthia

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  22. too bad about the migraines Julie. You would never know in the photos that you're unwell. Your red dress is perfect for a dinner date. I guess we'll be seeing a lot of them this week!

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  23. Thanks so much Shannon <3 I LOVED your outfit today too!

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  24. Cute outfit! Red is such a good color on you!

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  25. You look so nice in red! I'm sorry that you got a migraine :( Hope you are feeling much better today!

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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  26. Red definitely gets you in the mood for Valentine's Day. Gorgeous look on you!

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  27. You look so fabulous in red!! Love those earrings!
    ~Sara

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  28. I love the red and black combo, the jacket gives the look some edge and I love that.

    xo
    PinkSole

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  29. love this pretty dress on you. i love wearing red too. and that sucks about the migraine - hope you don't have another for awhile!

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  30. I love this outfit! It will be perfect for Valentines day!!!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  31. Thanks Melanie! I have another dress that I am thinking about wearing for Valentine's Day actually! We just got a babysitter for the night so we can go out! I'm excited!

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  32. Thanks Jackie! I'm actually feeling pretty good today so hopefully I can go back to the no migraines like before.

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  33. Thanks so much Rachelle! I love adding my leather jacket to dresses. It's one of my favorite looks

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  34. Thank you so much! I found those earrings on clearance for only $5!! Can you believe it? I've already worn them a bunch of times.

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  35. Thanks so much Jessica! I am feeling much better today, thankfully.

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  36. Thank you so much! My husband said he likes when I wear red too. I'm so surprised people have complimented the red on me. I think I avoided it for so long because I thought it would look bad with the red undertones in my hair. It used to be much redder too tho..

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  37. Your outfit is so cute for date night! I should really incorporate more dresses into my wardrobe, because I completely abandon them in the winter. Your purse is really pretty too, I've been eyeing out some little cross body purses lately so one of these days I'll have to get one!

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  38. I've been trying to get myself to wear more of my dresses and skirts in the winter. I got fleece-lined leggings to keep me warm now, so now I have no excuse! haha! I love that little purse! I wasn't sure if I would because it's so small but it helps keep me from carrying too much

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  39. Love the outfit! And oh my goodness we have too much in common. I love getting really into holidays too, it's so much fun. And I totally have the same migraine problem!!! It's the worst. I've been suffering for years although I try to drink more water now and it's made them much less frequent...but they make me nauseous too which is just terrible so I feel your pain!

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  40. It's fun to get into the holidays! It makes me feel like a giddy little kid. haha! I'm so sorry to hear that you also suffer from migraines. They are so awful! They definitely make me really nauseous too. I was getting them so often for a while that they made me lose some weight (which I really didn't need to do). It's frustrating not being able to do things because you are stuck in bed.

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