Raiding My Sister’s Closet: Valentine’s Day Dressed Up + Down

Merrick's Art Raiding My Closet
Merrick's Art BlankNYC Jacket

Outfit Details:

BlankNYC Suede Jacket, DIY Red Peplum Top (Similar Here), DL1961 Denim, Rebecca Minkoff Fringe Bag, Urban Outfitters Sunglasses, SARTO Ankle Boots

Happy Valentine’s Day! In honor of lovers day today, my sisters and I are each sharing a Valentine’s Day look, but both dressed up and dressed down.

I made this red peplum top a couple of weeks ago (I shared the tutorial here), and since I dressed it up for that post, today I’m sharing how to dress it down.

Merrick's Art BlankNYC Suede Jacket
Merrick's Art Suede Jacket and Lace Top
Merrick's Art Casual Peplum
Merrick's Art DIY Peplum
Merrick's Art Lace Peplum

To dress it up, I paired it with white denim, some glam statement earrings, heels, and a dressy bag.

To dress it down, I chose distressed jeans, a more casual jacket (although I love to dress this jacket up too — I wear it at least three times a week over on instagram!), casual ankle boots, and a casual bag.

Merrick's Art Red Lace
Merrick's Art Red Lace Top
Merrick's Art Red Lace White Jeans

If you have a Valentine’s Day top, try these styling options to wear it for your Valentine’s Day festivities, whether they’re dressy or casual.

Now go hop over to Janssen and Landen’s blogs to see their dressed up/dressed down looks!




  1. That’s such a gorgeous top! And I love it in both looks to be honest, they’re both stunning.

    Marta –

  2. Angela Tague says:

    I love both looks! Classy and fun!

  3. Stacy LeCheminant Heperi says:

    The link to Janssen’s blog actually links to a purse! Just FYI.

  4. Natali says:

    Both outfits are fabulous! Loving that laced top!
    Happy Valentines Day!

  5. Kristin Staley says:

    Can you tell me what you used to get those gorgeous waves?

  6. Paige Cassandra Flamm says:

    I love that top with the white pants! It’s amazing!


  7. Fabiana Aguilar Fernandez says:

    You look beautiful!!!!

  8. Jeff Laskowski says:

    i Love the top! I think i like your sister.

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