Little Striped Dress // Special Occasion Style

How is it that Valentine’s is less than a week away?! As much as I loved attending Alt Summit and visiting friends out west, it is wonderful being back home with Benjamin. We’ve been apart a lot (relatively) since we’ve been married and while I always think its a good idea when I book the tickets, occasionally I wonder why I ever leave. I don’t know if its the little surprise for Vday Ben let me in on this week or the fact that we’ve been apart for more than two weeks, but I am extra excited to celebrated love this season.

This outfit would be perfect for a Valentine’s day look (although you might want to add some black tights with the heels) and easily transitions from a more casual setting to a fun evening out. By switching up the Lauren Conrad boots for a sleek pair of her heels, the dress goes from fun to flirty without being too dressy. I picked everything up for this look at Kohl’s (and struggled to not bring home half of Lauren Conrad’s line with me – that celebrity knows how design clothes)

^^I layered this Lauren Conrad sweater over the dress to add some warmth and turn the dress into a skirt. I had to the bottom of the sweater up and belt it because its a regular length but I love the way it turned out.The red belt adds a little Valentine’s pop but you could keep it neutral with a black belt or go for another fun color.

^^These riding boots were on sale and I wanted to bring home the brown ones too.
^For an easy day to night transition, all I had to do was take off the belt, sweater, and leggings, and add a necklace and heels (totally doable if you’re on the go). Looking back, I’d probably add tights for a Valentine’s look but I love how you can wear this dress now and then keep styling it all spring/summer.
^The bow heels were my very favorite find at Kohls (they have them online for 50% off right now!).
^A bright clutch is a fun way to bring in color this the classic black and white palette
^Little earrings keep the bow theme from the shoes going 🙂
^I love this boy – and that he’ll jump in pictures with me.

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  1. Ack!!! You are so adorable I just can't stand it 🙂 Totally in love with this outfit too. I'm all about black and white and I love how you paired everything together here, especially with those pops of red that make it super special!

  2. Great styling! The tights and sweater look great for wearing the dress during winter.

  3. This is such a gorgeous dress and I love both ways that you're wearing it!

  4. I love your dress !! And you look soooo beautiful!

  5. You are looking so pretty. Your this Striped less occasion dress looks so awesome.