Favorite Valentine’s Look

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I never really loved Valentine’s Day in the past.  I was single for a long time and even when I was in a relationship, it always felt like an excuse for restaurants to jack up their rates and inevitably the service was bad due to the influx of people going out.  However, now I love the month of February since it is our Wedding anniversary month.  We are coming up on one year, can you believe that?  I feel like I was just picking out bridesmaids dresses and now we booked our quick weekend away to celebrate our one year.  Our bigger trip is planned for the Summer but we are officially going to San Francisco and Napa for our actual one year.  I will take all suggestions please!

Red is my favorite power color.  Something about a bold lip color to go along with that pop of red.  Therefore, this is definitely a great excuse to break out that favorite dress or top for the occasion even if that occasion is drinking wine at home in your best pair of stretch pants right?

This is my favorite dress because it looks super high end and it was totally affordable.  I am going to bring it to San Fran with me but definitely will be pair it with tights and a coat since the weather is going to be cold!

Valentines Day DressRed Lace Dressred lace dressesRed lace skirtDress sold out but similar here (here under $30!) and here || heels exact (insanely comfy!) limited sizes here similar here and here || sunnies Karen Walker here c/o DITTO

What are your thoughts on the holiday?  Do you like dressing up for it or do you usually keep it casual?  Tell me your Napa and San Fran recs, we are staying in Union Square in San Fran!

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46 responses to “Favorite Valentine’s Look”

  1. The red lace is so gorgeous! Hope you have an amazing time in Napa and San Francisco. We went last March and loved it! :)

  2. Lauren says:

    Love this shade of red for Valentines as it’s kind of pinky rather than the classic Christmas red. Enjoy San Fran, can’t wait to hear all about it. I’m hoping to go there in September x


  3. The red lace is super pretty and I love the sleeves! Hope you have a blast in San Francisco! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  4. Christina says:

    That dress looks beautiful on you.. I love the pop of color and the lace detail!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

  5. Yay for San Fran and Napa – we did that for the second part of our honeymoon and it was a blast! Such a great city!! Love that pretty red lace dress on you!! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  6. The dress is so beautiful! You will have an amazing time celebrating your anniversary in San Francisco and Napa!

  7. Ashley says:

    I feel like I love Valentine’s day more for my friends and family and the girly colors and decor :) This dress looks beautiful on you and loving the shoes!

  8. Rebecca Jo says:

    That dress is ADORABLE!!!!!! Perfect for V-Day
    … & I’m sorry – I cant wrap my mind around it being ONE YEAR since you got married!!!

  9. Jessica says:

    Such a fun dress! This is perfect for Valentine’s Day!

  10. Ah! How gorgeous are you in red? Seriously. Red is your power color.

    I recently got a red shift dress and I am giddy to wear it. I want to take it to NM with me this weekend, but I’m going to have to throw it on over tights. :P

  11. Zelle says:

    Gorgeous! I love this dress and so crazy it’s almost been a year!

    Southern Style

  12. Jenn says:

    Yay for anniversary month! What better excuse to dress up and look sexy for your man! :) Love this dress on you–you look fabulous!!

  13. so cute! i haven’t stopped wearing those sunglasses off and on since i got them a couple years ago. they go with everything!

    xoxo cheshire kat

  14. Bri says:

    Love this Valentine’s Day look! The dress is a perfect mix of pink and red! And the shoes are perfect with it!!

  15. Blaire says:

    Such a pretty dress! Happy Anniversary month to you. Can’t believe it’s already been a year!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  16. Meghan says:

    Its so exciting that you are going to San Francisco and Napa for your one year! Its on my bucket list to travel there some day. The dress is perfect for vday!

  17. marie says:

    That dress is gorgeous!! Happy Anniversary!! Time just files doesn’t it.

  18. LOVE that dress and it looks fab on you! I love San Francisco and would be more than happy to send you some recommendations. :-)

  19. Amanda says:

    You look SO pretty in this – red is your color!!

  20. christina says:

    the dress is adorable. that color!

  21. Abby says:

    I love this red dress – the lace is so pretty! And the shoes too – love it!

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

  22. So so pretty! I love the lace detail! And YAY for two anniversary trips, lucky girl! :)

  23. Nichole says:

    Jason went all out for our first Valentine’s Day together, bit he definitely spent way too much! This year, we’re going to the Lightning game, which since we’re both so busy, is like a treat and we’ll grab drinks before and it will be a good night. I can’t believe your one year is coming up!

  24. Carly says:

    I love this dress! The color is perfect.

  25. Emily says:

    I think I seriously just clicked on and opened every link that contains a lace red dress. I need them all!! ;)

  26. This dress is PERFECT! I’ll be home with my three boys so no fancy wear required for me, but hopefully we’ll cook something nice, the kids will go down early, and a few adult bevvies will be had! Where are you staying in San Fran? Text me and I’ll give you a few restaurant options! Love that city. I have Napa winery recs too! I just need a min to think of the names… Really, you can’t go wrong. I haven’t been to one out there that I was disappointed with.

  27. Emelia says:

    I loooove the lace on you- red looks amazing too! I want to go to Napa so bad, so I can’t wait to read about it after you go!

  28. I’m not a fan of Valentines Day, but this dress is absolutely fabulous on you! Such a gorgeous color, and perfect for the holiday. Have an amazing time in San Fran <3
    Green Fashionista

  29. I love that dress! I have never been a fan of V day, even when I was in love the last two. It’s too overhyped. Napa sounds so fun! It is on my list, never been. Can’t wait for the recap!

  30. I never was big on the holiday but any excuse to wear red had me happy!!! This is my first Valentine’s day as a married couple so I’m excited to spend it with my husband! =)

  31. Nadine says:

    Ohhh what a fun trip you guys have planned!!! I love that red dress, so pretty with the lace! And those shoes are pretty darn cute too and so versatile! I am not the biggest fan of Valentine’s Day but we got engaged on February 19th so I do like to think of that as a reason to celebrate. I always make homemade lasagna for vday and we stay in.

  32. Kait says:

    Oh I love the lace details! But I’m with you..Valentine’s Day has never really been a favorite!

  33. Gorgeous dress! I’m a fan of anything lace and I especially love the cap sleeves. Nice choice pairing it with nude shoes. Looks great!

  34. kristen says:

    i’ve never been a fan of V Day, not for any love / relationship / single reasons, just that it’s too close to my birthday hahaha. this dress is absolutely gorgeous on you though!

  35. Karly says:

    How fun that you’re going to San Fran and Napa! I’m so jealous, that’s on our list of places to visit. This dress looks stunning on you – red is such a power color for blondes, right?!

  36. That dress is gorgeous, and I think that lace makes it feel extra feminine! Those shoes are beautiful too!

  37. Cara says:

    You look gorgeous! I love that dress on you! :)

  38. Lindsay says:

    Oh my goodness, you are too cute for words! That dress, those shoes, and your makeup are sheer perfection. Thanks for including links to similar looks. I love getting dressed up, even if I’m staying at home with my husband : ) Congrats on your upcoming 1 year anniversary! My family just got back from Napa and have been there several times. I’ll see if they have any great suggestions for you.

  39. That dress is perfection! I love lace dresses and in red, it’s show stopping. I liked Napa, but we loved Sonoma better actually. If you have time to venture there do it. The downtown is so cute and quaint. And while in Napa go to the Oxbow Public Market. It has some restaurants, little merchants, and an amazing cupcake shop. So good!

  40. Lindsay says:

    Red lace perfection! I’m bummed this one is sold out because I love the top of the sleeve, but I’m digging the 3/4 length sleeve version!

  41. Kayla MKOY says:

    Yeahh those heels are PERFECT with that lace dress! You are beautiful! NO WAY. 1 year already!?!?!? That doesn’t seem possible!!

  42. Owen Davis says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!! This was the exact dress I wore for graduation (except in purple), I’m obsessed! I seriously want it in like 5 more colors because it fits so well and is so flattering. Stunning!

  43. Meg Taylor says:

    I love this whole look!! I really want to buy myself a pretty lace dress! Maybe I’ll see if I can find a pink one to wear for Valentine’s and my SIL’s upcoming bridal shower!

  44. Red is my favorite power color too! I can see myself wearing literally ALL of these dresses (I wore a similar one to a wedding last year with red lips– bam!) Lovee this round up!

  45. Sara says:

    That color is GORGEOUS on you. I’m not really into the Valentine’s Day thing… or at least going out. Celebrating at home is way, way, way more my style. Speaking of – I need to figure something out for my husband! I can’t believe it’s already almost been a year since you were married!! Crazy!!

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