on my list | valentine's dresses

I have a confession: Valentine's is my favorite holiday. It's 2015 and I'm tired of hiding it. People say it's overrated or sappy or commercial. For me, Valentine's is an extra special excuse to remind people I love them -- all kinds of people! Valentine's specifically makes me feel close to my mom, who has bought me a box of candy, a card, and a stuffed animal every year since I was little. I also loved being able to write cute notes to my friends in school on Hello Kitty cards and give the cutest stickers to show my admiration for the girls I wanted to be friends with. Of course, it's also a fun chance for the bae and I to have a date night and maybe do something cute for each other too (see what we did last year here!).

I'm a girl who's big on traditions. Like I said, every year, my mom buys my a stuffed animal for Valentine's, and it's one of the highlights of my year. Another Valentine's tradition I cling to is buying myself a new dress (2014, 2013, 2012). I'll always look for an excuse to dress up, but Valentine's makes me excessively excited to get decked out in romantic pinks and reds. Like most do for Halloween, I start planning my outfit for the big day weeks in advance. Here are some of the dresses that I'm considering giving my heart to this year!

on-my-list-valentinesone // two // three // four // five // six

I have scoured the Internet for the cutest V-Day dresses, and these are my top six. One of the specifications for this year's dress is that I want to be able to wear it to the weddings on my calendar for 2015. This worked so perfectly with last year's dress, so I thought it would be a fun shopping challenge to give myself.

Being totally honest, I've already ordered one of these dresses. Crossing my fingers and toes it works out! Which one do you think I bought?

19 comments

  1. Loving #1! If Betty Draper meets T-Swift, she'd be rocking this one on Valentine's Day!

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  2. Dress #2 is TOO GORGEOUS. So pretty and delicate.

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  3. These dresses are all gorgeous! 3 looks the most like a dress to wear to a wedding, 6 looks like something you would already have in your closet (meaning, it looks so like you), and I think you would have a lot of fun with the twirly skirt on 4. Can't wait to see which one you end up with!


    -Jen
    yourstrulyjen.com

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  4. Um, that donut dress needs to be in my closet like yesterday lol

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  5. I love the idea of buying yourself a new dress for Valentine's Day! although, if I'm being honest, it's probably just because I like buying new dresses :) #2 seems like a very "you" kind of dress, but #3 strikes me as the one you've bought? maybe? it just seems like it would be great at doing double duty for both V-Day and any future semi-fancy events.

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  6. I'm going to guess you've bought #3 - just because its a midi and you love your new midi skirt?!

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  7. I loose the first one just because it seems like a good mix of vintage and classy. They are all pretty adorable though so you really can't go wrong. I'm always too afraid to order dresses online without finding/trying one on in person sdlksjlkda

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  8. ohhhhh girllllllll! I love all of these, I'll start by saying that. I love the tradition of getting yourself a new dress every year! Loving yourself on Valentine's Day is important, too!

    I'm gonna guess you got either #3 or #5? Those are both gorgeous, but still blank canvases that could easily be transformed for a few different weddings/looks. Great picks all around though, can't wait to see which one you chose!

    ♥ perfectly Priya

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  9. Oh and I'm obsessed with the donut one, like, I want to get it for myself. I sent it to Hunter and just said "I need this." He says "Oh yeah, that looks like something you would love! Too bad you're not buying any new clothes this year." >:(

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  10. um, hello Hunter, take a hint!! girl you need that dress. would be so cute with booties/clogs/flats and your hair!

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  11. I don't know how to say this... but I would like to be your bff. Between your amazing style, awesome sense of humour, and cute IG posts, KNOWING THAT WE HAVE THE SAME FAVOURITE HALLMARK HOLIDAY PUTS IT ALL OVER THE TOP!! Love the fit & flare dresses you picked. I have zero plans for v-day this year, but if I did, I would be scooping up these dresses!


    xo,
    katrina
    thedemuremuse.com

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  12. Smitten with 3, 4, and 5! My guess is you ordered #3 :)

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  13. I love Valentine's Day too!! It's so fun showing people you care and love them! Dress #4 is calling my name!
    ~Sara

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  14. Love #4! Valentine's Day is my favorite too!


    xxChristie
    www.KiKiMac.me

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  15. application accepted and best friendship commences....now. very excited about this. come to austin and let's eat tacos

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  16. Austin is on my list of places to visit in the next couple years. would LOVE to meet up and eat our way through the city :D

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  17. These are all lovely, but I really hope you got the 1st one - because GORGEOUS. Can't wait to find out!

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  18. Red and pink is the symbol of the Valentine day. I liked your red dress for romantic dress. Thanks, Zeeia

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  19. Ohhhh my gosh, I love all these dresses! I can't wait to find out which one you got. I really could see you in any of them, but I'm really hoping it's #1 or #4!! They're so cute, and could work nicely for a wedding too!

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