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Who’s got Valentine’s Day on their mind?  I do!  January is going by so fast you guys, it’s crazy!  I don’t know about you but I’m always looking for an excuse to get dressed up.  When it comes to Valentine’s Day you can wear whatever you like – but I think of red, black, pink, lace, and velvet specifically.  I found this gorgeous dress that fit my criteria and instantly I thought of 2 events, one being a Valentine’s Day dinner and the other being a cocktail event we have coming up.  From the moment I found this dress online I was totally on board.  Not only do I love lace – and hello that’s so perfect for Valentine’s Day, but let’s talk about the sleeves!  Did you check out those gorgeous sleeves?  We all know statement sleeves are having a moment, pair that with a black lace dress that fits beautifully and is affordable and – sold!

What I specifically love about this dress, besides the off-the-shoulder and embellished sleeves that are so on trend right now, is the forgiveness of this dress!  I ordered this dress before Christmas at my lower weight and due to unexpected life events I haven’t lost my Christmas weight yet and it still fits!  Can we say this dress is stretchy and oh so forgiving?  Isn’t that the best kind of dress?

I paired it with my trusty YSL clutch and Stuart Weitzman patent leather sandals and I’m loving the chic black on black look!  This dress also comes in a slightly different look with a nude lining instead of a black, which is just as gorgeous.  I seriously had a hard time choosing.  The fit is true to size, and like I mentioned it’s on trend, plus comfortable!  This cocktail dress will not torture you, I promise!!!  I had so much fun wearing this dress for the photos, now I can’t wait to wear it out in real life!

If you’re having more of a casual Valentine’s Day, how about this cute top I posted about last week?  The colors come in red, white, and pink, making it the perfect flirty date or Valentine’s Day top.  If you’re like me and want to dress up a bit more, check out all the gorgeous Valentine’s Day date night looks below – ones you can keep rocking even after Valentine’s Day.  XOXO


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