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Be My Valentine: Getting Ready for Love {Part II}

Feb 14, 2013

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Yesterday’s post was all about the fun of hanging out with your best gals on Valentine’s but today it’s all about the clothes. If you’ve got a big date tonight and don’t know what to wear, here’s the details on all the looks.

As much as I love red and pink, you don’t need to go in that direction to look lovely for the holiday – especially if those are colors you wouldn’t wear any other time. Most of these looks have touches of the love colors but aren’t a full on walking Valentine’s card.

Whatever you do and whatever you wear, I hope your Valentine’s Day is full of love … and chocolate. LOTS of chocolate.

In case you missed yesterday’s post or need a little refresher, here’s a quick look at what all the gals wore.

Katie G. – Dress: Dress & Dwell (similar) ; Necklace: Dandelion ($48); Shoes: Katie’s

The colors here are perfect for Valentine’s but transition perfectly for spring. Could be worn casual with flat sandals or dressed up again for a wedding (the pleating makes it perfect for wedding dancing!)

Dress: Trina Turk from Clodhoppers; Bracelets: Dandelion ($24); Shoes: ShoeMint

This dress was incredibly comfortable and the perfect length – not too short, not too long. You could easily dress this for work, a wedding, cocktail parties and I love it for a bridal rehearsal dinner dress.

Shannon – Top and Skirt: Dress and Dwell; Bracelet: Dandelion ($14); Shoes: Shannon’s
This look was one of my favorites. The stud detail on the skirt keeps it from being too sweet and the gold shimmer makes it a little girly. Perfect for a dinner date right after work, a wedding shower or engagement party.

Mallory – Dress: Trina Turk from Clodhoppers; Bracelet: Dandelion ($28); Shoes: Mallory’s
You can’t see it very well but the neon detailing on this dress is what makes it so fun. No necklace required. I’m a navy fanatic so this would be my ideal basic dress that works for day or night, work or play. I can see it with tights and boots in the cooler months and with sandals in the summer.

Megan – Dress: Trina Turk from Clodhoppers; Cuff Bracelet: Dandelion ($28); Necklace: Dandelion ($32)
This dress is not for a wallflower. The colors scream spring but the pattern is definitely for the bold. I love it but it’s definitely a dress that leaves an impression, so snag it if you have parties with a bunch of different groups of friends this year. p.s. – how great are the prices on all the jewelry?

Shannon – Dress: Alice + Olivia from Clodhoppers; Necklace: Dandelion ($26); Bow Ring: Dandelion ($14)
This navy and pink dress is preppy perfection. I love it with the bow touches for Valentine’s day but this is another dress with legs – so many options, not enough parties.
Katie – Skirt: Clodhoppers; Top: Clodhoppers; Shoes: Katie’s; Necklace: Dandelion ($48)
For Valentine’s, this is my favorite look. The red with the gold just makes me happy. We kept it simple everywhere else and I absolutely love it. I may be recreating this myself for tonight!

Dress: Dress & Dwell; Necklace: Dandelion ($238); Shoes: ShoeMint
Not going to lie, I didn’t love this dress at first sight but after pairing it with this necklace and abandoning the idea of belting it, I was smitten. It is seriously comfy and the print makes me happy. I’ve said it once before but my obsession with this necklace is out of control. I would end up being taken with the most expensive item! Mallory – Dress: Trina Turk from Clodhoppers; Necklace: Dandelion ($26)

Megan – Skirt & Top: Dress & Dwell; Shoes – Megan’s
In my opinion, a blouse with a touch of sparkle is as essential as a white button down. So versatile, so fun and simple with a twist.

 The Credits:

* Photography: Whitney Neal {Dixie Design Collective}
* Set Design: Jaclyn Journey {Dixie Design Collective}
* Styling: Danielle Rudy Davis {Lou What Wear}
* Location: The Pointe
* Models/Friends: Shannon Kincer, Megan Kute, Katie Gandolfo, Mallory Trogdlen and your truly.
* Clothes: Dress & Dwell and Clodhoppers
* Jewelry and Accessories: Dandelion
* Home Decor: Dress & Dwell

Hope you all enjoyed this Valentine’s Day treat. Let me know if you’d like to see these more often. I’m already brainstorming my next one (think first Saturday in May!). Which look is your favorite? What are your Valentine’s Day plans? I love to hear from you all so leave a little love in the comments!

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  1. Ali Mackin says:

    What fun and celebratory idea! Love it. You all look great. Cute blog. Following on Bloglovin.

    Ali of

  2. Bevin says:

    I enjoyed it! My favorite look was the final one–I just love gold and navy paired together!

    Magnolia Reverie

  3. amy says:

    all of you look fab! Love your blog! I am a new follower!

    esp love thestudded skirt! Need that in my wardrobe!
    Karen Kane Giveaway!

  4. Kelly says:

    Love all these looks- really loving those gold platform pumps from ShoeMint- so amazing!

  5. Kaitlin says:

    The Trina Turk dress you’re wearing is my FAVE!!! I love these photos, so adorable!! Happy V Day! xoxo

  6. AJ says:

    I liked this type of post, it was fun! Can’t wait to see what you do for Derby!!


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