it was the best of times, it was the valentimes

dress: Prabal Gurung for Target // shoes: Lulu's (same)
So this is what I wore for Valentine's Day. You can thank Dago for the title.

I want to talk about this dress. Because I'm in love. When I was coveting pieces from the Gurung x Target collection for weeks counting up til the release, I never even noticed this dress. I was so distracted by all of the floral crush print (none of which fit for anything! what was up with that??) that I missed the all stunning color-blocking throughout the collection. I resisted the color-block trend until recently, but I think, with the right color pairings, I can be all about it.

It helps that this dress is universally flattering. I mean seriously. All the girls at work were lusting over it and I was sending them each out to Target to buy their own because it would look gorgeous on everyone. It has the most effortless fit and flare silhouette, the sleeves are so sweet, and I adore the shape of the color-block pattern. I've always been inspired by '60s fashion and this is my dream updated-mod style dress.

I felt so cool when the Awkward Girls posted this dress in their Out + About: Valentine's Day post because I had already decided on wearing it for the big day. I'm also excited to wear it to picnics in spring, to a gal pal's wedding in May, and as something breezy for those hot office days in the summer time. 

PS. Get ready to see these shoes a LOT. I know you can't really see them here, but oh, you will. I've been dreaming of black ankle flats for ages and finally found the perfect pair. The front is suede and the back is pleather and the ankle straps fit perfectly around my cankles--and all for under $30! It's safe to say I'm obsessed, so they'll be showing up in the next several outfit posts.


  1. Right when I saw this was from the Prabal Gurung line, I was like, what? No it's not, I have never seen it in the thousands of times I've stalked the line online. Regardless, this dress fits your beautifully, so I'm glad you got it!

  2. THAT DRESS! So pretty! :)

    P.S. I believe my blog is public now, so you should be able to follow. :)

  3. Wow,love this beautiful dress...looks very good on you.
    I like your blog. Maybe follow each other on bloglovin???
    Let me know follow you then back.
    Lovely greets Nessa

  4. girl you look so flyyyy in that dress! thanks for the shout out, and for your sweet comments always!


  5. This dress is PERFECT in every single way.

  6. That dress is ADORABLE! Definitely looking into buying it for myself now :) Hope you had a wonderful valentines day!


  7. I was digging through the stuff at my Target yesterday and didn't find this dress, which was one of the few things I wanted to try on. Sadface. I walked out with two other dresses though (I have a problem) so it wasn't a total loss, but I was still a little disappointed. But at least I can live vicarious through you though--and the dress really looks lovely on you!


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