What to Wear for Valentine’s Day: Dressy Edition

What to Wear for Valentine's Day: Dressy Edition
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What to Wear for Valentine's Day: Dressy Edition

Right now, I’m going to be quite honest.  This is the first year ever, that I’ve had countless post ideas for Valentine’s Day!  The funny part is that I haven’t wanted to overwhelm you beauties with V-Day content, but then I got to thinking, “what if they actually want to see more articles related to this romantic holiday?”  So here is my question to you: would you like me to cram as much pink, red, hearts, lips, candy, girly, lace, romantic-related posts in before Valentine’s Day is upon us?  Let me know!

You all loved my casual Valentine’s Day look, so I decided to put together a dressier ensemble, in case your plans involve a nice dinner out with your boo, or you’re doing a cute Galentine’s Day brunch with your besties!  I’ll tell you right now: I wish I could live in this dress!  It’s got to be the comfiest “party dress” I’ve ever owned in my life.  It fakes a layered, sweetheart neckline over a mock-neck.  The material is thick, but stretchy, and the a-line silhouette is ridiculously flattering.  It’s all you could ever want in a dress and more.

Outfit Details // dress | heels | similar bag | earrings

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When I put together this outfit, I did something absolutely stupid.  I chose a pair of heels I hadn’t broken in.  My feet were torturing me, especially because of how windy and chilly it was outside!  I had blisters that are finally starting to fade, but if you snag these cute, embroidered stilettos, I would recommend doing the socks + hairdryer trick prior to wearing!

Since this dress already has a detailed neckline, I reached for a pair of statement earrings rather than a gaudy necklace.  These Sugarfix by Baublebar earrings are some of my favorites right now, and I was so excited to find out that they’re currently on sale for only $10.39.  They’re also available in navy and in mint – such perfect colors to transition from winter into spring!

I can guarantee that if you purchase this dress, you won’t just wear it for Valentine’s Day.  You will want to wear it every day.  The best part is, you can!  This dress is work appropriate, can be worn to parties, to church, and is even comfy enough to double as pajamas. 😉

Want to see a more casual Valentine’s Day outfit? Click here!

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What to Wear for Valentine's Day: Dressy Edition

Photos by Brandon of Erudite Productions Inc.

Outfit Details // dress | heels | similar bag | earrings

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45 Comments

  • Reply
    Laura || Walking in Memphis in High Heels
    February 2, 2018 at 9:18 AM

    That dress looks so beautiful! I love that it can be worn on more than one occasion! Those heels are stunning, I can only imagine the pain you must’ve been in!

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      Stephanie Whitman
      February 2, 2018 at 5:36 PM

      Well thank you so much! I love how versatile it is as well. They have it in a couple other color choices too, and I may just need to snag those because I love it so much!

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    Rach
    February 2, 2018 at 9:29 AM

    This dressier ensemble is so darling! I love that it has an illusion of a sweetheart neckline! Flattering but not exposed due to the cold Winter month! So sorry to hear about your feet during these photos! I hate when that happens too! Hopefully you have broken into them now.

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

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      Stephanie Whitman
      February 2, 2018 at 5:38 PM

      Exactly what I thought when I saw the dress online! I was so excited it was uber comfy, because the style is just brilliant. I love wearing dresses, but usually freeze to death in the winter, so I was glad this one is warm too!

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    Emily Wilkinson
    February 2, 2018 at 10:05 AM

    This is such a fun look!

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    Nicole
    February 2, 2018 at 10:08 AM

    You’re right, this dress is so versatile! What a cute dress for Vday with maybe a red shoe or bootie and then again later for casual wear! You look fab as always too ❤️

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      Stephanie Whitman
      February 2, 2018 at 5:39 PM

      Oooh I love the idea of a red heel. I’ll have to try the heels I wore in my casual outfit but with this dress!

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    Anna English
    February 2, 2018 at 10:12 AM

    I love the fit and flare style of this dress. It’s so flattering!

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      February 2, 2018 at 5:39 PM

      Flattering is so true! I love the a-line sort of style. It’s just so cute and flirty!

  • Reply
    JoJo
    February 2, 2018 at 10:57 AM

    Cute! Love this look. Very festive and fun for Valentine’s Day!

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      February 2, 2018 at 5:40 PM

      I love a good, girly Valentine’s Day look! Glad you do too!

  • Reply
    Belle
    February 2, 2018 at 12:53 PM

    Such a cute dress! And those heels are fab too!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

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      Stephanie Whitman
      February 2, 2018 at 5:40 PM

      Thanks so much! The heels were great until my feet started killing me. I’ll just have to give them time because they’re too cute NOT to wear haha!

  • Reply
    Mackenzie
    February 2, 2018 at 1:43 PM

    This dress is so cute, and it looks so comfortable! I’m loving how you styled it!

    I hope you have a happy Valentine’s day, girl.

    -Mackenzie
    http://www.kenzywho.com

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      Stephanie Whitman
      February 2, 2018 at 5:41 PM

      Comfortable is right! Honestly, I could just live in this dress. It’s sooo cozy and cute!

  • Reply
    Morgan Klein
    February 2, 2018 at 2:41 PM

    This dress is so gorgeous and I love your bag! Such a beautiful look for Valentine’s Day!

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      February 2, 2018 at 5:42 PM

      Aww thank you, Morgan! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  • Reply
    Annette Dattilo
    February 2, 2018 at 2:47 PM

    I love the fun details at the top. So cute.

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      Stephanie Whitman
      February 2, 2018 at 5:42 PM

      The illusion sweetheart neckline was what drew me to this dress in the first place! I’m obsessed!

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    Laura Leigh
    February 2, 2018 at 3:20 PM

    Very cute gal! I adore those shoes. So sweet and feminine with the embroidery!

    xo Laura Leigh
    http://www.louellareese.com

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      Stephanie Whitman
      February 2, 2018 at 5:43 PM

      They really are gorgeous, aren’t they? The print is so much fun!

  • Reply
    Julia Comil
    February 2, 2018 at 5:57 PM

    Love your dress so pretty!!!

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      February 4, 2018 at 2:27 PM

      Aww I’m so glad you like it as much as I do! It’s so lovely!

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    Cara Newhart
    February 2, 2018 at 8:36 PM

    These heels are too cute!!

    xo, Cara
    https://brighterbold.com

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      Stephanie Whitman
      February 4, 2018 at 2:27 PM

      I agree! Now only if heels like these were super comfortable right off the bat .. haha!

  • Reply
    Ruth Ridley
    February 3, 2018 at 12:55 AM

    What a queen you are!!! AMAZING dress and your shoe game is so lit!!

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      February 4, 2018 at 2:28 PM

      Well goodness you just couldn’t be any sweeter, could you? This comment seriously made my day! Thanks friend!

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    Helen
    February 3, 2018 at 6:11 AM

    Ooooh I really love that neckline you’ve created girl!! I had heaps of ideas for Valentines Day posts too but I’ve run out of time to create them! I’m just going to have to enjoy going through yours 😉 Loving how happy you look in these shots too – absolutely gorgeous my love!!

    Helen xx
    https://helenchik.com

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      Stephanie Whitman
      February 4, 2018 at 2:29 PM

      It was such a neat style that this dress had. I love layered looks, and with this dress, I’m able to have that look without actually layering multiple pieces myself! Best of all worlds 🙂 Aww but you have good reasons to not be sharing all those ideas. Baby and wedding and all that! Just take time to enjoy life right now ❤️

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    Kileen
    February 3, 2018 at 7:07 AM

    Love this this Valentine’s outfit babe! And loving the heels, so fun!

    Kileen
    cute & little

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    Nataly
    February 3, 2018 at 1:16 PM

    You look so sweet in this dress! It would make the perfect V-day look too!

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      February 4, 2018 at 2:29 PM

      Agreed! That’s why I styled it for Valentine’s Day. It’s one of my favorite holidays to dress for because everything is so girly and cute!

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    Amanda
    February 4, 2018 at 5:14 PM

    That is the cutest dress! I love the earrings and shoes, as well!

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      February 7, 2018 at 9:50 AM

      I’m so glad you like it. It’s honestly the comfiest dress I’ve ever owned!

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    Kristina
    February 4, 2018 at 9:36 PM

    I love that handbag and your shoes- such a great look for V-Day!

    xo, Kristina

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      February 7, 2018 at 9:50 AM

      Accessories can make or break an outfit if you ask me, and these accessories definitely make the look 🙂

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    Azanique
    February 4, 2018 at 10:52 PM

    This dress is so cute! I love the contrasting colors and textures 🙂

    -xo, Azanique | https://www.lotsofsass.com

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      Stephanie Whitman
      February 7, 2018 at 9:50 AM

      Okay, but for real talk, you would look freaking AH-mazing in this dress! Can you get it so we can twin, please?

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    Denise Kokinis
    February 5, 2018 at 1:54 PM

    I loved your casual look, but this dress is just seriously amazing! I love the layered effect of it, and those printed are just sooo fabulous with it! I would rock either one of the VDay looks you have posted!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

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      Stephanie Whitman
      February 7, 2018 at 9:51 AM

      Ahhh thank you so much, Denise! I can definitely see you rocking both these looks – but especially this one. You know how to slay in a dress!

  • Reply
    Ashley DTKAustin
    February 7, 2018 at 3:35 PM

    What a stunning dress! I love how different it is! Perfect for Valentine’s!

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      February 7, 2018 at 6:43 PM

      Thanks so much! I know you’re a fan of Chicwish – I’m sure you’d find this one as fabulous as all their other gorgeous dresses!

  • Reply
    Stephanie Konkle
    February 9, 2018 at 8:55 AM

    You look gorgeous! This dress is perfect for Valentine’s Day!

    xo, Steph
    http://www.urbanblonde.com

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