Valentine’s Ready – Favorite Dresses Under $100

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Happy Monday!  That weekend flew by way too fast even though I pretty much feel like that every Monday.  I hope everyone had a great weekend.  Today I wanted to round up some of my favorite dresses for Valentine’s Day.  I actually was never a fan of Valentine’s Day and to tell you the truth I’m still kinda meh about it.  However, I will take any opportunity for a sweet handwritten note by my husband, a great dinner made at home, and an opportunity to wear a pretty dress with red lipstick.  True story.  When Mark and I were trying to decide on a day for our first date he was throwing days out as suggestions.  I had a rule of thumb when I was dating that a guy never got a Friday night.  I had all these strong beliefs back then because I was very much into the guys are the worst and they had to earn it sort of guard up gal.  So he was Tuesday or Wednesday work?  I was all “Tuesday!” because in my head it was a nonchalant day of the week that meant I wasn’t putting too much pressure on it.  His response was “well that’s Valentine’s Day, it may be crazy out but I can start looking for reservations now“.  I immediately started backpedaling, does he think I want to go on Valentine’s Day?!?!?  Oh so much pressure for him!  No No….let’s do Thursday.  So our first date was on February 16th and we got married on February 20th… you can say it’s kind of an important week in our relationship.


Y’all know my love affair with BB Dakota and this Spring collection is going strong for them.  They sent me over this floral wrap dress and I’m super in love with it.  It is extremely flattering, a good price point, and it has pockets.  Yes, pockets!  Sizes are selling out fast so scoop it up if it’s on your radar.  Sizing reference.  I’m wearing a size 2 in it.  I’m rarely a 2 in dresses so I would say it is generous in the sizing but if you want it a tiny bit longer, then size up.  I paired this dress with my first pair of Aquazzura heels.  This particular style is called the Amazon heels that I got on mega sale during the last Shopbop sale.  They are insanely comfy.  A little fussy to get into with all the lace ups but worth the high maintenance because they are insanely sexy on.  Keep an eye out for these bad boys to go on sale because they are worth the splurge.  I’m also completely in love with all the stripes from J.O.A and the Spring line.  The midi skirt is in my shopping cart.


Here are some other red dresses on my radar!  I am loving the sleeves and price point on this one. This pink beauty is currently sitting in my cart.  I am swooning over these ballerina lace ups.  My pink Yaro block heels by Sam Edelman are in full stock again.  Seriously, my favorite Spring purchase to date.  I love the back of this dress and it has gotten so many great reviews.  The zipper up the back of this one is a showstopper.


Tell me what your plans are for Valentine’s Day?  I think we will be staying in with some Chateaubriand from Fresh Market and a nice bottle of wine.  Do you get dressed up for the event or do you not get too excited over the whole thing?


17 responses to “Valentine’s Ready – Favorite Dresses Under $100”

  1. That dress you’re wearing!! I love!

  2. Biana says:

    I think it’s so adorable you decided against going out on valentine’s day & it still is a great week for you guys!! I love the flirty details on the dress & those shoes are HOT!! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  3. What a fun story about your first day. I’m impressed that he knew it was actually Valentine’s day! Love this red dress, perfect for the day!

    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  4. Kelsey says:

    THOSE SHOES!!! I mean, the dress is gorgeous too, but I love love love your shoes!
    Haha…that’s a funny story about your first date with Mark. Poor guy, probably thinking he had all the pressure to find a table in a restaurant on Valentine’s night for your first date! I love it ;)

  5. Sara says:

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, you wear red SO well. Love this dress on you!!

  6. Pamela says:

    Loving that dress so much! BB Dakota has so many cute pieces. I can’t believe your anniversary is so close! I feel like it was just yesterday you got married! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  7. Zelle says:

    So gorgeous! I love all of your dress picks!

    Southern Style

  8. that red dress is just stunning on you. that bb dakota lace dress is sooooo me. so freaking cute!

  9. Karly says:

    Love all these dress options! Sadly, Ryan has to work tomorrow night so I’ll be on my own. But maybe I can justify one of these dresses for another date night. :)

  10. Loving that dress with the heels! I am not a big v day person either. I love your first date story. I am really going to have to break down and get those pink Sam Edelmans.

  11. Jenn says:

    This dress is stunning on you! Love the photo of you walking with the flower petals on the ground!

  12. Your story is too cute (& funny!) Love that this week is so special for you both! Enjoy your celebrations and night in :)

  13. Lindsay says:

    Happy almost anniversary!! That dress looks amazing on you and those shoes are to die for, totally worth splurging on!

  14. nadine says:

    That dress is simply gorgeous on you!!! I love all of your picks. I am working on getting my body back in “dress shape” for spring. The struggle is real! Happy Monday!

  15. Those strappy heels though! I love how you paired it with the floral red dress. Love that for Valentine’s day instead of a solid red dress.

  16. Kristina says:

    Absolutely LOVE this outfit on you and everything BB Dakota, of course!

    xo, Kristina

  17. Natalie says:

    This dress is absolutely stunning!

    Natalie Gennaoui

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