little red dress

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dress: ASOS // shoes: LuLu*s (love these) // clutch: vintage

photos by Briley Noel

Before I get into all the Valentine's goodness, I just wanted to say thank you for all of your support and positive vibes re: my last post. I love you all so much and I'm so appreciative of my community here.

Okay, back to the celebrating! For those who have been patiently waiting, here's the Valentine's dress I decided on! (Congrats to my mom and Brynn for being the only people to correctly guess it!) I am so, so happy with it, and so excited that I chose something I'll be able to wear a bunch of times this year! When it came in the mail I learned that it has a layer of tulle in the skirt, which is just the most exciting thing ever. I'm obsessed with the color, the beautiful embroidered flowers, and the demure off-the-shoulder neckline.

Speaking of the neckline, the dress was not so cute on me when it first arrived. If you follow me on Twitter, then you may have seen that I took the dress in for alterations. I had them bring the whole dress up a few inches because I recently realized that I have short shoulders (yes, this is a thing!) so the neckline previously sat about two inches above my shoulders. I'm really happy with the alterations, but I think I'll get the arm holes altered before my next wear for a wedding in April because bringing the dress up brought the sleeves up too, and now my little 'pits are a bit squished.

Anyway! Enough about the dress (though, really, that's why you're here!). As I've mentioned, I'll be celebrating Galentine's tonight at Friends and Neighbors with my girl gang, the Vagina :: The Zine crew, and a bunch of fab ladies in Austin to support an awesome local org called GENaustin. If you're in Austin, you should join us!

Dago and I are still in talks about our plans for actual-Valentine's Day. I wanted to wear my pretty dress to my favorite little Italian joint for a personal pizza and lots of cheesy bread. Then Dago informed me that our favorite wing place is doing a ridiculous Valentine's deal for their 20th anniversary where everything on the menu will cost what it did in 1995. So, do I eat pizza or wings in my pretty dress, y'all? I'm seriously so torn! I feel like the wings will rival last year for best Valentine's date story, but I also like the idea of a chill evening with a white pizza and a glass of wine.

What are you doing for Valentine's? I really want to know!

PS. How cute is this restaurant sign? I've driven past it for like ever and then had the brilliant idea to take Valentine's photos under it. Because, you know, corazon~


  1. The alterations came out great! I'm obsessed with the little details on this dress :) For Vday I'm gonna be freezing my butt off up in Boston, and I might not even go outside, lol! Hope you have a happy Valentine's Day, girly! xo

  2. Obviously the solution is pizza and wine for lunch, wings for dinner! :)

    Happy Valentine's Day!

  3. this color red is so pretty on you! and I love the little hairbow - it's the perfect girly touch.

  4. Ahh! You got the one I hoped you would!! :D it's gorgeous!

  5. Pizza AND wings! You shouldn't have to choose! I'm planning to be curled up under an Icelandic wool blanket with takeout from our favorite West Philly wood-fired pizza/brewery place. Have fun!

  6. Gorgeous gal in a gorgeous dress!! Seriously you look fab!! I would totally go for the wings! Yum! Now I want wings!

  7. I love the detailing on this dress! And I love that you took it to get altered. i feel like I should do that with a lot more of my clothes. Because I don't sew (something I wish I had learned when I was young), I'm never quite sure what is "possible" and affordable for tailoring, so I'm always hesitant to buy anything I know I want adjusted. Hope you had a lovely Valentine's and Galentine's Day!


  8. You're so cute! That is seriously one of my favorite places to eat!! The happy hour menu is amazeballs!

  9. YESSSS!!!! I'm really late on commenting again, but I'm SO glad you wound up with this dress! You look incredible in red, and I love this silhouette on you! And I have never heard of short shoulders before, but I think I have the same thing! I always need to get the straps taken in on things...crazy!

    Kevin was out of town for Valentine's Day, so I spent the day with my high school's speech team, and then snuggled with my puppies for the evening :)


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