Last year around this time I shared a Fancy Friday with drool worthy dresses meant to inspire your Valentine’s day ensemble. Today I’ve put together a more attainable set of pretty dresses at a variety of price points. My view on Valentine’s day dresses is that I need to be able to wear it again, either dressed down, styled for a different occasion, or even to a wedding. I just love this time of year when red and pink dresses pop up in shops. None of these dresses are kitschy so you could easily wear them again.
Even if you’re just getting together with your gal pals this February 14, doing something to feel beautiful is really important. Go shopping. Get a mani-pedi. Pamper yourself. Forget about over-indulging over the holidays and spending your fun money this January on things like new Nikes (guilty), because February is the best excuse to dress up.
With all the festivities in December I get into the groove of dressing up, but come January I feel wilted. February with its lovely reds, pinks, and purples, though still in winter, tricks me into thinking that there’s sunshine on the way. Valentine’s day is the last hurrah before what I usually find to be the most boring time of year. No offense March and April, but it’s time for one last party! So get out there, buy yourself some pretty digs, fill your house with flowers, and enjoy the pretty things this February. Treat yo’ self!
That being said, guess who’s wearing black this Vday? Obviously this girl. Before the big day I’ll be sharing what I’m wearing, but next year I need to make a point of buying some red or pink. What are you wearing this Valentine’s Day?
Free People Write About Love Dress – Perfection. It’s mostly the rich berry color that has me so in love with this dress but the lace detail on the arms is what makes it so beautiful.
ASOS Lace Fishtail Maxi Dress – I’m usually not a fan of long dresses unless it’s for a very fancy event but this one is deceiving because of the lace overlay. It’s sweet but sexy.
Free People Open Waters Charlotte Dress – A much more country-girl kind of dress than I’m usually drawn to but it’s so romantic and has a wonderful, feminine fit.
Free People Secret Origins Pieced Lace Tunic – This is how you make a high neck Victorian dress sexy. The details on this are just too good to pass up. For those who are intimidated by the length, try layering a slightly longer skirt underneath.
ASOS Sheer and Solid Skater Dress – The halter style and sheer panels make this otherwise simple dress special. The light chiffon fabric is delicate and the nude color gives off the slightest hint of pink.
ASOS Debutante Midi Dress – This is a perfectly bold shade of red. Ideal for a Valentine’s Day date or whenever you want to make an entrance.
ASOS Floral Jacquard Dip Hem Skater – A vivid and intense winter floral! The deep v-neck and slightly longer hem in back really make this a standout dress.
Candy Rose Jacquard Dress by Hutch from Anthropologie – A gorgeous rose print like this one just screams romance. This structured, strapless jacquard dress is quality enough to wear to a black tie or gala event, but is still oh so sexy with the fully exposed neck and shoulders.