My Valentine’s Date Look Book (and Giveaway) with Simply Be!

Valentine's Date Simply Be Plus Size Look Book

To kick of February and Valentine’s Day, I elicited the help of plus size brand, Simply Be to help me step out of my box to do a fun little look book with date night ideas for Valentine’s Day!

Happy February! Tis the month of love. Whether you are giving love, receiving love, or learning how to love, this month is and can be quite a magical one! (I think so, but I am also a sap and cry at all the love movies) So to kick this month off, I elicited the help of Simply Be to help me step out of my box to do a fun little look book with date night ideas for Valentine’s Day!

Expect to see many more posts about self-love, self-acceptance, celebration of, and a few cool peeps drop their knowledge this month on loving yourself! I honestly feel this is the most important first step! Don’t you? So, my look book!! I am really hyped about this, since this year’s theme is all about being and going bold, I thought this would be a good first step into it- right? Pushing myself outside my comfort zone to have a little fun!

My Valentine’s Date Look Book with Simply Be!

Valentine's Date Simply Be Plus Size Look Book

Galentine’s Day

Valentine's Date Simply Be Plus Size Look Book

Single? Ready to Mingle? Grab your girls for a night on the town! Here is my Galentine’s Look! Floral Lace Shell Top and Lucy High Waisted Skinny Jeans in indigo with Jessica Simpson nude heels and Embellished Clutch Bag White Shell top with Lucy High Waist Skinny Jeans in Bleach Wash and Jessica Simpson heels

Date Night

Valentine's Date Simply Be Plus Size Look Book

Sometimes you want to be a little flirty. Not too much, just a little… This dress is just what I’d rock for a date out with the boo! Joe Brown Sexy Senorita Dress and Plei Smash Shoes in neon with Sole Diva clutch

from Desk to Drinks

Valentine's Date Simply Be Plus Size Look Book

Sometimes you need a dress or look to pull double duty. With a change of the jacket, shoes, and accessories, you have a whole new look for whatever the night brings! Anna Scholz for Simply Be Printed Bodycon and Blazer (in 30 inches)

Work then Werk

Valentine's Date Simply Be Plus Size Look Book

Who says you cannot rock a glam look for work and bare it all for night? If you know you have a hot date, this dress is a MUST HAVE. Blazer with AX Paris Sequin Two Tone Dress

Valentine's Date Simply Be Plus Size Look Book

Thanks to an awesome team- on the lens: Chase Reign, on the face: Jessica from Glam Boss (and Big Women, Big Love,) and on the graphics: Sarah Huny Young, we have put together an awesome look book for you to get a few ideas and shop from!


What is a look book from Simply Be without a Giveaway for Valentine’s Day? Because I love you (seriously, I DO) and I want to share the love, one lucky reader will score $250 for her own Valentine’s Day to night look from Simply Be!

How awesome is this? To enter?

All you have to do is follow the steps in this form below! Like which look from the look book is your favorite or which you could ID with! Then follow and like the channels and BOOM, you are entered! Easy Peasy- right? The more actions you take, the more entries you earn! But you have to move fast! You only have until FRIDAY, February 6th to enter!

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What do you think of the look book? The looks? Which is your fave?

Disclosure: This is a sponsored look book by Simply Be, but my styling, thoughts, and excitement are all my own!

Good luck to all of you who enter!!!


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  1. Latoya Jeeter (Genevieve Jay)

    February 3, 2015 at 9:17 AM

    Which look/item from the look book did you like the most? Definitely the makeup from the opening page, but the AX Paris Sequin Dress look was my favorite!

    How would you rock? I would rock it with a bold red or purple lip (maybe Pure Heroine or Ruby Woo), a nice smokey-eye, and a lovely pair of red pumps. I would keep the look the same (black blazer also). Since it is a little cold down here in SC, would potentially wear a red or purple scarf to accent the lipstick a bit.

    Do you already have Valentine’s Date plans? My boyfriend is surprising me, so no I have no idea what he has planned. I did sneak and enter us into a contest to win tickets to see a movie and dinner. If he fails at plans, I will squeeze those in there!

    Which items from Simply Be are at the top of your list? I want to buy some Royal Blue and White garments for sorority events, so anything in those colors has my attention!

  2. Shani

    February 3, 2015 at 9:39 AM

    I love that you included us single gals. The “Single Ready to Mingle” look is my favorite. This would also be a step out my comfort zone since I tend to shy away from skinny jeans.

  3. sherrie

    February 3, 2015 at 9:40 AM

    Floral Lace Shell Top and Lucy High Waisted Skinny Jeans. Hubby and I usually spend Valentine’s Day very lowkey and dinner together and watch movies.

  4. ChaKiva

    February 3, 2015 at 9:45 AM

    FAB looks. Love em all!

  5. Jessica

    February 3, 2015 at 10:13 AM

    I really love the two toned midi dress.

  6. Anissa of fatshion or looks

    February 3, 2015 at 11:03 AM

    Which look/item from the look book did you like the most? I definitely love the Two Tone Sequin Dress from AX Curve! That dress is the
    How would you rock? This dress will bring out my confidence to already high. So of course I would paired it a nude lip and some nice black sensible (comfortable) but also stylish shoes to pair this look and since it is going to be freezing on V-Day, I would also wear a cute faux leather jacket.
    Do you already have Valentine’s Date plans? Of course! I am going to the movies to see Fifty Shades of Grey! I know, it is crazy but I think it goes with the theme, somewhat, lol.
    Which items from Simply Be are at the top of your list? I pretty much like everything from the look book that you (Marie) has done so far. So I really don’t have a particular favorite.

  7. Miria - Plus...kawii!

    February 3, 2015 at 12:20 PM

    The first 2 looks are my favourite, the one with the orange shirt is lovely!

  8. Trudy

    February 3, 2015 at 12:24 PM

    I definitely like the Work Then Werk one. It’s absolutely stunning.

  9. Jenna O

    February 3, 2015 at 12:28 PM

    I love the Date Night look! :))

  10. Crystal

    February 3, 2015 at 12:36 PM

    I love the AX Paris dress. Absolutely stunning!

  11. Cindy

    February 3, 2015 at 2:04 PM

    Love the date night look with the jeans and red top!

  12. Wendy

    February 3, 2015 at 2:05 PM

    Love from Work to Werk but Desk to Drinks is probably more my speed!

  13. Chaunta

    February 3, 2015 at 2:58 PM

    I absolutely love the work then werk look. I can see myself pulling off this look. However this year we are going to do a family valentines day, so I would wear the galentines day look. I am super excited to see what we all come up with.

  14. Colleen

    February 3, 2015 at 3:57 PM

    I love the blue printed body con dress, which would be a huge step out of my comfort zone. But that dress! Gorrrrgeous!

  15. nicolette

    February 3, 2015 at 4:12 PM

    these photos are so fun! you look adorable.

  16. Melissa

    February 3, 2015 at 5:50 PM

    These all look really great! The work look is my fav! Gorgeous.

  17. milaxx

    February 3, 2015 at 6:37 PM

    I like the Joe Brown Sexy Senorita Dress. I’d pair it with red pumps and killer earrings.

  18. Jennifer Campbell

    February 3, 2015 at 8:16 PM

    The one I’d be most likely to wear would be the Floral Lace Shell Top and Lucy High Waisted Skinny Jeans in indigo with Jessica Simpson nude heels. Perhaps minus the heels, I like boots especially in this winter!

  19. Lauren

    February 3, 2015 at 8:53 PM

    I love the Galentine’s Day look with the skinny jeans and lacy top.

  20. libra

    February 3, 2015 at 9:30 PM

    I love love love the Ax paris dress. So sexy and complimenting to the curves. I would pair with a blazer for both day and evening. Planning on going out and painting the town black with my love.

  21. Yolanda

    February 3, 2015 at 10:43 PM

    You look absolutely fabulous! I really love the blue body con and blazer!

  22. Rae Fergsuon

    February 3, 2015 at 11:30 PM

    Galentine’s Day nothing planned yet

  23. Katy

    February 3, 2015 at 11:34 PM

    Which look/item from the look book did you like the most? I love the work to werk dress and blazer. So cute, fun yet a little classy.
    How would you rock? I’d wear this with my gold heels and subtle gold earrings.
    Do you already have Valentine’s Date plans? Kids basketball and soccer games count? Getting our bathroom paint and tile redone count? Other than that, I need to work on it.
    Which items from Simply Be are at the top of your list? I just hopped on this sight so still getting acquainted.

    • Tracey Tucker

      February 4, 2015 at 5:25 AM

      I love them all, but the Galentine’s Day is me all the way. This would be great for a day with my boo at the Mall shopping, then lunch and the Date Night outfit would be for going out to dinner with a few of our friends on the 14th to celebrate my boo’s birthday since it’s on the 15th.

  24. Pepper

    February 3, 2015 at 11:50 PM

    I must have those jeans!!!! Love this Lookbook!!

  25. Sherrell

    February 3, 2015 at 11:52 PM

    I love the Galentine’s Day outfits!!! So cute!

  26. Kristen

    February 4, 2015 at 12:48 AM

    I like the Date Night floral dress.

  27. Michelle

    February 4, 2015 at 5:24 AM

    Ohh I am feeling that lace top and jeans – cool and casual!

  28. Wehaf

    February 4, 2015 at 11:09 AM

    I love the glam work/werk look best! If I won I’d love to get a pair of legroom boots.

  29. Sasha

    February 4, 2015 at 1:00 PM

    I’m here for all the looks! but Love love the Galentine’s Look! #slay

  30. Bobbie Cole

    February 4, 2015 at 3:54 PM

    Which look/item from the look book did you like the most?
    I love the black jacket and skirt with the gold top.

    How would you rock?
    The exact same way!

    Do you already have Valentine’s Date plans?
    Nope! probably chilling at home with Netflix

    Which items from Simply Be are at the top of your list?
    The cobalt blue items are gorgeous.

  31. krystle

    February 4, 2015 at 4:47 PM

    I loved all the looks, really liked the Galentines day look and the work to werk

  32. Denene Millner

    February 4, 2015 at 5:09 PM

    Every last one of those looks are HOT and you look so gorg, sugarplum! My absolute fave, though, is the red lace top and jeans. I love simple, sexy and comfortable, and you’ve got that in spades in that outfit. Get it!

  33. Tina W

    February 4, 2015 at 5:39 PM

    I really like the Desk to Drinks look. Not flashy, but easily dressed up or down with accessories.

  34. yvette

    February 5, 2015 at 5:25 AM

    i would definitely rock the galentines look. love its simplicity but it still is hot

  35. Dorothy Whelchel

    February 5, 2015 at 5:06 PM

    I really like the Jeffrey & Paula Fairisle Cardigan at the website.

  36. Rachel Lattimore

    February 5, 2015 at 8:40 PM

    My favorite look from the look book is Date Night hands down. Not too flashy, yet still makes you look and feel beautiful. LOVE all of the colors. I would rock it with either a hot pink or a berry colored lip, with simple eye make up. Not much shadow but thick long lashes to stand out with that bold lip without overdoing it. Hair I’d keep naturally curly. I don’t have valentines date plans. My favorite simply be outfit is a dress I’ve been watching for a long time but can’t afford just yet. The Project D London Piccadilly maxi dress. Elegant and beautiful! My first blog comment giveaway entry. This is fun:)

  37. Clothe Your Curves

    February 5, 2015 at 8:51 PM

    I love them all but the Werk than Werk is my favorite! If I can keep the girls up, I’d totally rock it!

  38. Yvonne Appleton

    February 5, 2015 at 9:13 PM

    I love the “from desk to drinks” look! It’s got a classy yet super cute thing going on.
    If eating pizza and watching some netflix counts as plans, then I guess I do have plans for valentines day

    I hadn’t heard of simply be until now but I think I’m in love!
    It’s hard to pick favorites with such a huge selection but I really love the classic look of the Contrast Collar Swing Dress! I also really like the Longline Cardigan.

  39. Maurice Rogers

    February 5, 2015 at 9:42 PM

    My wife would look great in the date night dress and the gold and black one.

  40. Afiya

    February 5, 2015 at 11:05 PM

    The “Work then Werk” look is speaking all kinds of things to me. It’s both practical and sexy, which is my favorite kind. But I can see the “Galentine’s” outfits fitting nicely into my wardrobe as well.

  41. Sara Sullivan

    February 6, 2015 at 7:08 AM

    I love your “desk to drinks” look! If I win I’d get the bright yellow Ladder Midi Dress for summer –

  42. Chandra Weaver

    February 6, 2015 at 11:46 AM

    I Love the Look Book. You look great.
    My favorite is the from Desk to Drink look, especially the dress!!!

  43. Mykalee

    February 6, 2015 at 12:37 PM

    Imma big “dress” girl. So of course my favorite looks in the look book were the Anna Scholz Blue Tie looking dress. I also liked the A/X Gold Sequin Mid Tone Dress.

    I never really had a valentine date and I don’t think Imma have one this year. But I do like to take myself out to a play or something. SELF LOVE is always good. 🙂

  44. Brittany L.

    February 6, 2015 at 1:22 PM

    I love the idea of making a body-con dress work from the office to drinks. My favorite looks were the blazer and blue swirly body con dress and the sequin 2-1 dress. I need both of those like right meow!

  45. dolores

    February 6, 2015 at 3:09 PM

    I’m liking the closed toe show on the from work to drinks hope they are available!

  46. Shayla Samuel

    February 6, 2015 at 6:01 PM

    Is it bad that I love them all? My favorites are the jeans outfits though. I love to dress up a pair of jeans.

  47. Monet

    February 6, 2015 at 9:33 PM

    My fav look is def th e red lace top! ¡Caliente!

  48. Frances Fortson

    February 6, 2015 at 10:11 PM

    I love the Galentine’s Day outfit in the lookbook. I wouldn’t change anything about it, I’ll wear it how it is. And no I don’t have any plans for vday unless someone surprise me. Also on Simply Be I’m really loving the hi lo style shirt nd blouse.

  49. Chrissey

    February 6, 2015 at 11:29 PM

    Love those jeans.

  50. donsha

    February 7, 2015 at 4:31 PM

    Love all the looks. Work to werk. My fav

  51. Tormented Sugar

    March 6, 2015 at 11:09 AM

    Your so cute! Love the pics <3

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