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That Valentine’s Day Feeling

You would probably be surprised to know that I am a sucker for Valentine’s Day. The romance, the kisses, the cuddles…I’m in love with love.

That Valentine's Day Feeling | Dominique Baker

That fluttery feeling you get when that special person enters the room – is there anything better??? Last year, my husband gave me a bouquet of stuffed roses for Valentine’s Day. Think “stuffed animal”, but roses. That’s right, a bunch of long-stemmed pink and red, three-foot-long roses. We dissolved into laughter and stole a few kisses. *swoon*

That Valentine's Day Feeling | Dominique Baker
That Valentine's Day Feeling | Dominique Baker


Teddy Coat – AliExpress (similar)| Bodysuit – Aritzia (no longer available) | Jeans – Levi’s | Sneaks – Adidas | Bag – Shein | Lipstick c/o MAC Cosmetics | Glasses c/o Merivale Vision Care

This year, The Hubs is taking me out for dinner and movie and I’m excited. Mainly for the date, but also for getting ready for the outing. I’m a girly girl, so I knew I was reaching for the reddest, pinkest outfit I could find.

That Valentine's Day Feeling | Dominique Baker
That Valentine's Day Feeling | Dominique Baker

Last week, I entered my closet and got to work. I pumped up the music and had fun putting outfits together, sipping champagne and grooving to my fave tunes.

Reese sat at my feet, looking at me sing into my flat iron/microphone and then cuddled up into a pink teddy coat I had ordered a few weeks before. A lightbulb went off as I watched him cozy into it and try to bogart it for his dog bed, and just like that, a Valentine’s Day outfit was born.

Grabbing a sexy, scarlet bodysuit and some cropped jeans, I slipped the teddycoat on and fell in love. It was perfect. The fun little heart-shaped minaudière topped off the look and I was date-ready.

That Valentine's Day Feeling | Dominique Baker
That Valentine's Day Feeling | Dominique Baker

As Marvin Gaye crooned in the background, I admired myself in the mirror while slow-dancing with Reese when I heard a laugh in the background. There was The Hubs, staring at both of us, giggling at the ridiculous scene. He asked the pup if he could cut in and kisses ensued. The look, the experience…the whole thing was perfect. That right there would have made a perfect Valentine’s Day…

Happy Valentine’s Day to each and every one of you. Wishing you many cuddles and kisses on this Day of Love!

*Photos by Salt & Streets Photography

Dominique Baker
Dominique Baker

Dominique is a Canadian-based fashion and beauty influencer with a strong voice in Ottawa’s black community. Since launching her blog Style Domination in 2015, she has amassed a global fanbase. Dominique shares her life through beautiful imagery and compelling story-telling that speaks to her fans on a personal level. She’s been featured in The Guardian, Flare, The Kit and Cityline. She also hosts events for Dress for Success, the Gem Conference, and has been named a United Way Person 2 Know for the past three years.

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  1. Dorcas
    February 14, 2019 / 11:57 am

    Aaawww. Just got my first kiss while reading this blog💋💋💋 many more to come

    • Dominique
      February 14, 2019 / 2:11 pm

      Awwwww! Happy Valentine’s Day!

      • Dorcas
        February 14, 2019 / 2:55 pm

        Same to you

  2. February 24, 2019 / 7:14 am

    What a fab ensemble you have here dear! I absolutely love the pink and red combo you have here. So sassy!
    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • Dominique
      February 25, 2019 / 5:04 pm

      Thank you, Jessica! Knowing that you approve this outfit…pretty much makes my life!! Thanks for reading!

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