Sunday, February 10, 2013

Be Mine


Oh Valentine's Day, I both love and hate you at the same time.  On one hand, I love going out to a romantic dinner and spending time with my husband.  And on the other, I hate that it's forced, the restaurants are always crowded, and let's face it: we go out to romantic dinners on the regular.  I guess I'm just a lucky gal, but every year I vow not to do anything special.  And of course, every year we do at least a special dinner.  Maybe this year will be different but I'm not counting on it :)






Dress- c/o August Wrinkle
Tights- Modcloth
Cardigan- Sidecca
Shoes- Zara
Necklace- gift
Ring- Betsey Johnson

I was so happy when August Wrinkle sent me this dress.  I love a good cutout detail, it's a way to be sexy without feeling too insecure.  I also love the print.  It's pretty perfect for Valentine's Day, don't you think?  I have one other outfit in mind but I think this is the winner!  What does your Valentine's Day outfit look like?  Are you more casual or do you really dress it up?  I'd love to hear your plans!




  1. I love this dress on you, I just followed the link to buy it (as I have been searching for a Valentines dress for ages) and my size has sold out booo, it would have been PERFECT.

    We don't make a major deal out of Valentines Day either (or we try not to) but this year have been so busy with work that we have decided to make some time for each other and go away for the night, still not sure where though.

    Janine xx
    Bake, Glue and Trend!

  2. i essentially have these tights in reverse and love them! :) cute dress
    kw ladies in navy

  3. Cut out details are a trend I'm starting to really find interesting (though not in our snowy weather right now...)

    You look lovely and the translucent (or maybe ombre?) look of the tight color is really cool.

  4. The pattern on this is just darling.

    You're all in red white and blue : )


  5. I absolutely looove this dress!! The print is so perfect and the cut out details are darling. Definitely a Valentines day dress for sure. I'm not a big Vday person, I do think it's too forced. I'm going to hang out with my puppydog and I might bake some Red Velvet cuppeycakes for my family though!

  6. Such a cute derss! Love the cut-outs. I can't wait for Valentine's Day!

  7. This dress is perfect. It has a long-enough hemline but then the sexy little slit- I love it!

  8. i hate that it's forced and crowded and so commercialized too but i think we'll just actually celebrate on next weekend instead. but anyway, you look amazing in this dress, fits you like a glove and is so sweet and hip at the same time. lovin' those tights too! & thx for your super sweet comment on the FT strips post btw, just saw them now : ).

  9. I have yet to celebrate Valentine's Day with a special someone...the planets just have not aligned yet :P But I am so in love with the ombre tights! I've had my eye on those but I can't think of how to match them with things...and the bodice on that dress is sooo flattering!

  10. Love this outfit, so perfect for valentines day :)

  11. LOVE LOVE this dress on you Ashley, and those tights are amazing! You are so great at putting your outfits together and they always look so lovely on you. I can totally relate to the Valentine's Day thing btw, haha, we always end up going out for dinner and I do enjoy Valentine's Day (I love pretty Doilies and hearts and mushy things) but I dislike the forced nature of it. Hope you have a good one though ;)

  12. Such a flirty/fun outfit! Love the peep toes too-- wish it was warm enough here for peep toes!

    xx Missy

  13. I'll definitely be dressing up :) I love the print on this dress, so fun and pretty! We go out to dinner all the time too but I always love celebrating valentines anyway.

  14. The cut out looks amazing on you! I completely agree with your feelings on valentines day too! We always say we won't do anything, but I cannot resist getting him a little something! This year we are cooking in and probably going out on the weekend instead to hopefully avoid some of the crowd! Hope you had a great weekend!
    xo Hannah
    p.s. I LOVED the pretty card you sent with the dress and your business cards are too cute!

  15. absolutely positively adorable!!!

  16. This dress looks stunning on you! Cut out dresses are totally tricky to pull off, but of course you are a master. And the print is seriously adorable.

  17. That dress is so cute, and you look so pretty! I love the pattern on that dress!

  18. That dress is so gorgeous, I love the print and the cut outs! This is such a great Valentine's Day look :) If I was dressing up for Valentine's Day I think I would wear a printed dress too but I will probably be doing homework on that day so more likely, I will be wearing jeans and a sweater haha.

  19. I definitely think you've found your V Day outfit and seriously loving it paired with those ombre tights! Stunning!


  20. That is quite the darling dress! The print is too perfect. Plus you paired it with the most amazing tights- those are so fun and different! I feel like Valentine's Day is forced too. Then if something doesn't go absolutely perfect you'll remember it forever because it was on Valentine's Day! Oh the horror! haha, but it is fun to dress up and make paper hearts for everyone :)

  21. Those red shoes are amazing.... such a refreshing Valentine's Day outfit! :)


  22. I love it!! Absolutely adorable and just in time for Vday = )

    ~Chymere A.

  23. This dress is perfect for V Day! I love the side cut outs! We have no Valentine's Day plans right now...not sure if we'll do anything this year.

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  24. This certainly is a great Valentine's Day dress. It is romantic and you wear it perfectly. Goodness you were blessed with a grand body, but I am sure you know that. I'm just a stick figure with hips. ha.
    I hope you have a great Valentine's Day!!!

  25. Mmmm...tres sexy! (But not slutty.) I always go for sexxxi on V-Day. Cuz why not? I don't have plans but we always throw something together. Those red wedges are killer.


  26. YOU'RE SO GORGEOUS!!! Love this dress on you, you pretty newlywed!!! How is it being a wife?!?!?

  27. This dress is sooo pretty on you! I love the print and the cutout is amazing. And those heels! LOVE THEM

    <3 katherine / of corgis & cocktails

  28. That's such a cute dress! I love the heart print!

  29. I LOVE the cutouts on this dress! Adds a touch of sexy to this sweet, feminine dress.

    The latest look up on my blog is an easy transition from appropriate work outfit to romantic dinner outfit. However, what I will actually wear on Valentine's Day is still up in the air. I just have way too much cute and pink stuff in my closet to decide! I should remember this next time I get the feeling that I have nothing to wear.


  30. great girly look! the dress is very very cute! - Si


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