Tuesday, 19 February 2019

MY RED VALENTINE'S DAY DRESS

Hi everyone, hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day.

Today I would like to share you with something about me that I have never said on the blog before.  My husband and I don't believe in Valentine's Day. We don't buy each gifts, he doesn't bring me flowers nor do we go out for romantic dinner on that day.  
MY RED VALENTINE'S DAY DRESS
We both have quite strong feelings against the notion of being commercially forced to feel romantic towards each other.  We have other ways to express our feelings towards each other.  If you are my regular reader, you might recall my mentioning our tradition to celebrate our wedding anniversary every month by giving each other small gifts.  
MY RED VALENTINE'S DAY DRESS
Actually, it is my husband who buys me a gift every month without failing, I am more on the receiving side of it and my gifts are more sporadic.  I struggle to come up with an idea of what to buy for him.  And even though he is an avid reader, since I got him an E-book, buying a new book is not an option any more.  Anyway, he doesn't seem to mind taking pleasure in spoiling me, saving the special gift for actual date of our nuptials.
MY RED VALENTINE'S DAY DRESS
However, if we do decide to celebrate Valentine's Day and go out for a romantic dinner, this is the outfit I would be wearing, starting with this red vintage dress from Lanvin with deep drapes which create multiple folds softly cascading down the front.  I like the folds to be off centre and to one side so with the help of a brooch I gather the fabric around one shoulder thus making the dress looking slightly asymmetrical.
MY RED VALENTINE'S DAY DRESS
I wanted to clear away from the expected "red dress, black shoes and handbag combo" and put on white shoes but somehow it didn't work; besides, my black shoes have red soles which is the colour of the Day.  As for accessories, since the brooch is encrusted with tiny white pearls so were my ring and a pair of earrings.
MY RED VALENTINE'S DAY DRESS
A quilted purse size bag from Chanel completed my look.
MY RED VALENTINE'S DAY DRESS
I am wearing
A dress - Lanvin
Handbag - Chanel

Have a great week

Anna
xoxo

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13 comments:

  1. That dress looks amazing on you! Yeah we feel a bit the same about Valentine's Day. I'm lucky also to have a hubby who often spoils me "just because".

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  2. Love this dress! You look fabulous!
    xo, Jane
    http://www.fitfabfunmom.com

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  3. What a stunning dress! The black accessories look great with it :) We don't really do Valentine's either - when we were dating hubby got me a huge gift, we agreed nothing could ever top it and we've never done anything special since, haha!

    Hope that your week is off to a great start! The weekday wear linkup is live on my blog, I'd love you to join! :)

    Away From The Blue

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    1. thank you for the invite Mica, I will definitely.

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  4. That dress?? OMG...it's so perfect on you.
    My husband is the same way...he used to get me jewelry every anniversary until I told him to stop. He just loves giving gifts!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  5. You look fabulous indeed. What a beautiful gesture to celebrate each other and think of one another on a daily basis Very sweet of your husband to buy something for you monthly Have a lovely day beautiful xoxo Cris
    http://photosbycris.blogspot.com/2019/02/the-ruby-collection-luxury-holiday.html

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  6. thank you Cris, on my way to check your post :)

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  7. What a beautiful dress Anna. I love the colour and the drape effect. xx

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