If I had a date for Valentines Day...

Dress: Target
Blazer: H&M, $30
Necklace: Forever 21, old
Shoes: Forever 21, $22

It's me and Matt's first Valentines Day together as a married couple. Cue the doe eyes and sappy music! But unfortunately, our jobs & our church does not recognize this blessed, holy day of love and matrimony and is keeping Matt and I separated and unable to celebrate this day at all! Matt will be working until 5 and I will be at praise team rehearsal from until late at night. We even tried to celebrate the day before or after, but last night Matt worked until 9pm and on Friday, we've have plans with some friends of ours after work. So sadly, I do not anticipate a romantic date or fun plans out for Valentines Day. Sigh. There's always next year, right?

But that doesn't mean I can't pretend I'm going out! And I'll even go as far as to get dressed up like I'm going out. Even if it means wearing a dress and heels while sitting on the couch watching Gossip Girl. A box of chocolate may or may not be involved. Maybe even a Diet Coke. Things could get really wild, okay?

Anyway, Fran was talking recently about having a closet full of dresses but always wanting to buy a new one when a new occasion came up. I have several dresses in my closet that I bought for a specific purpose and then never re-wore. This is one of those dresses for me. I bought it for my bridal shower this summer and wore it with a pair of strappy pink sandals, and it was so cute. But it's obviously pretty short, and the bright orange lace makes me feel like it's mostly appropriate for summer. But it's so short that I don't even feel comfortable wearing it out and about. Mostly just to indoor summer gatherings. Like a bridal shower. Which is just so specific, and the reason why this dress has not been out of my closet. But I decided I liked the color for Valentines Day, and black tights seemed to make this dress feel a tad more appropriate (and less like I'm walking around naked), and I'm actually pretty pleased with this outfit!


  1. I love that dress! I think I have it in white (or it's similar from Target!) I'm actually not celebrating tonight either because my bf lives a couple hours away, but we're doing a nice dinner this weekend.

  2. So pretty - I love the red lace!

  3. You look so great! I love this and totally wish I had a white blazer. Brian and I aren't doing anything tonight either as my father in law is in town. Well do a date this weekend instead. Enjoy yourGossip Girl and chocolate :)

  4. Happy Valentine's Day! Our lives sound similar!!
    You look wonderful and I hope that you enjoy your day regardless.
    I am stopping by via Franish!

  5. Perfect Valentine's Day outfit! And i'm so sorry you're sick (and unable to spend the evening with the hub!). But Lani and I are sending lots of Valentines hugs and love your way. :)

    See Mo Go.

  6. This dress is gorgeous, and I love it with white blazer!

  7. Love the title of this hahahaha if only, if only.... But I am loving the outfit, your dress is *super* cute! :) I also love your makeup and hair! You are absolutely gorgeous!! :)


  8. Love that lace dress girlie! Such a great color on you! Looking absolutely beautiful:)! Hope you are feeling better! And your response to my last comment...made me realize...we have a lot in common:).

  9. Lynette you look ravishing!!

    Love the red on you :-) I am the same way, always wanting to buy new dresses, but trying to use what I already have in my closet instead and put a fresh spin on it :-) BTW!! I'm having my first giveaway on my blog! Would love it if you stopped by friend :-)

    XO Jenna

  10. I love this outfit, it looks so pretty and feminine and totally Valentine's appropriate. Sorry to hear you couldn't get a night together this Valentine's Day, maybe you should do a faux Valentine's next week? The restaurants will be much less busy :)

    Janine xx
    Bake, Glue and Trend!

  11. I don't think it's too short but the black tights definitely make it wintertime appropriate! You look soooo pretty! :)
    Nikki at www.bedazzlesafterdark.com

    {Enter My Giveaway for a Monogram Leather Clutch Here!}

  12. I love this look! That dress it great!


  13. you are adorable!!! so glad you stopped by my blog :)


  14. Beautiful! The dress is gorgeous color!

    xo Lulu

  15. Had to stop by to check out your awesome outfit! Definitely a fan of the lace dress with blazer and think it's awesome we basically had the reverse colour theme going on with our Valentine's Day outfits!


  16. Oh, my! I saw a lot of outfits for Valentine's day, but this is my fave! You look stunning as always, girl!

  17. yessss, dig those dresses out girl! I, for one, didn't think it looked too short so maybe the tights/booties combo works in your favor. Adorable. as always.

  18. I am a HUGE fan of lace dresses like this, and yours is perfect! Honestly, I don't think the dress looks too short at all. It's amazing what a pair of tights can do to make a dress of questionable lengths look (and feel) more wearable and comfortable. Love it!