I once had a first date that landed on a Friday, the 13th. We got tattoos. I’ll save that story for another post, but the point is that not every girl is all glitter and hot pink, fine dining and wine tastings, or roses and diamond necklaces. And Valentine’s Day is just as much about loving the girl with the nose ring and worn leather boots as it is about loving the girl with the perfect manicure and red bottoms. If you’re a rough-and-tough, rock shows-instead-of-poetry kind of girl (or you’re dating one), here’s a Valentine’s look (and gift idea!) for you (or her)! Take a pretty little polka dot dress to the edgy side with the Strong and Brave cross body bag, strappy black suede heels, and a maroon suede moto jacket. You can opt for a darker red hue (like maroon) to get into the Valentine’s spirit without compromising your edgy style.
This edgy suede tassel cross body bag is by Lisa Leonard Designs, who is well-known for her custom, hand-stamped jewelry. I first became obsessed with her personalized crossbar necklaces and recently became a fan of her bag line! I couldn’t decide between a leather or a suede bag, but I love the aged and relaxed look of suede. I also love how suede can be dressed up or used for every day. The Strong & Brave cross body was the perfect addition to this edgy Valentine’s look! It also makes a great Valentine’s gift for someone special in your life, especially with the inspirational inscriptions inside her bags! (This one has “My soul is strong and brave” on the inside lining.)