Latest Outfit: Coffee Date & Swarovski Giveaway

A casual coffee date outfit: black blazer, floral skirt, sailor stripes, and touches of cognac leather.
J. Crew schoolboy blazer, belt (similar), and invitation clutch | Joe Fresh sweater | Topshop skirt | Madewell boots | Swarovski Amorous pendant (c/o) | Lipstick: Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge #16

One way of getting over January doldrums is looking forward to the next major holiday or milestone on the calendar—Valentine's Day! Swarovski evidently feels the same way, because they've asked me to show how I'd style their new Amorous pendant for a date, and they're offering another pendant as a giveaway to one lucky Solo Lisa reader. (Scroll to the bottom of this post for the entry form!)

Romantic coffee date
Swarovski Amorous pendant and Forty Ninth Parallel's signature turquoise coffee cup and saucer

The Date This coffee date shoot is pretty special as it showcases a favourite neighbourhood haunt of the boy's and mine. Forty-Ninth Parallel has great lattes, gourmet doughnuts, and an inviting ambiance. What's more, the Main St. location is just a stone's throw from home, making it the perfect spot to while away a few rainy Saturday hours. Can you tell we come here a lot? (P.S. A special shout-out to our friend Felix for helping take these wonderful photos!)

Coffee date
Swarovski Amorous pendant and Forty Ninth Parallel's signature turquoise coffee cup
Forty Ninth Parallel sign
Black blazer, sailor stripe sweater, floral skirt, polka dot clutch, cognac leather belt

The Outfit I went for an easy mix of wardrobe staples: a black blazer, sailor stripes, and flattering A-line floral skirt with touches of cognac leather. The lines of the outfit are sleek and streamlined, allowing the mix of patterns (stripes, florals, and polka dots) and the sparkly heart-shaped Amorous pendant to really shine. Fuchsia lips finished off the look.

Black blazer, floral skirt, polka dot clutch, cognac leather boots
Swarovski Amorous pendant styled with sailor stripe sweater
Swarovski Amorous pendant styled with J. Crew polka dot invitation clutch

Enter the Giveaway To win an Amorous pendant of your own (or win one for a special someone!), simply fill out the form below between Monday January 13th and Tuesday February 4th. Good luck!

UPDATE: I'm pleased to announce that the winner of the Swarovski Amorous pendant is Alisa Bagshaw. Congratulations, Alisa!


  1. You look absolutely stunning!
    I LOVE that skirt!
    I've entered :)


    1. Thanks for the kind words, Serena! Good luck. ;)

  2. Ummm I want the coffee date :) and the pendant. we have so much to catch up about! see you on the dance floor salsera xoxo -paula

    1. Haha you are too cute, Paula. The next time you come to Main St., we should meet up—you, me, Lawrence, Alisa, Roger—for brunch or doughnuts.


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