Southern Belle in Training

Fashion, Travel & Lifestyle Blog || Est. 2012 || Virginia Beach, VA

February 14, 2020

Fancy Valentine's Date Outfit.

     At the beginning of the week, I shared a fun and casual Valentine's look on the blog... today on the 14th itself we're turning up the heat this this chic red dress! Wouldn't this be the cutest thing to wear for a fancy Valentine's date night? 

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     While I do wear varying shades of pink quite often, red is a color that I've never been quite as comfortable with for my own personal style. There's just something about an all-red outfit that is so bold, and I've always doubted how well I can pull it off. I rarely wear red lipstick, and I actually used to have a cute pair of red heels that I recently brought to a consignment shop because I had only worn them a few times!

    Perhaps 2020 will be the year I bring red more into my wardrobe! Kicking that off with this stunner of a dress. Talk about a classy number! Would you believe it's under $50? I'm wearing my usual size M, but be forewarned that this dress is definitely body-con. I am wearing spanx with it, and I still needed my friend to help me zip it up because it's very form fitting! But once it was on, it's super comfortable. Since it is a bit constricting I think it would be hard to dance in, so I personally wouldn't reach for it as a wedding guest dress because I love to dance haha. 💃🏻 But I think it would be ideal for cocktail parties or fancy Valentine's dates! Or for a fancy Galentine's- which is what I wore it for!

     These pictures were taken at the stunning Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, which I had the pleasure of working with for a travel collaboration over last the weekend! I shared this full review of the hotel yesterday, and I have a little more to share next week as well.

    What are you up to for Valentine's tonight or this weekend? One of my college best friends has arrived for a much overdue visit, and I'm excited to celebrate Galentine's with more girlfriends tomorrow night as well!

     God Bless,

     xoxo Annaliese 



  1. Friend you look absolutely gorgeous in this dress & I love your hair like that! Stunning!!!!!!! Have a great weekend with your roomie!

  2. This is stunning on you! You look fabulous with your hair back like that. Very chic. I love you in red.

  3. Wow! you look absolutely glamorous! Loved the outfit. Happy Valentine's day!


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