Friday, February 13, 2015

{ruffled up love}

What's more perfect for a Valentine's date night than a little black dress?!

photography by Emily Smalling

This week was all about girl time and girl talk! Today's post is about dressing up for a fun night on the town… be it a hot date or a crazy night of dancing! It's the perfect combo: red lips, little black dress, and a heck of a lot of sparkle!
I love how the back and front are so different but each one is a party on it's own!! I don't know if I like the front or back better ;) On date nights like Valentine's Day I always go for a black dress with pops of red. It makes me feel a lot sexier while still being understated. It's fun to dress up and look pretty but you want the full attention to be on your face and your smile… hello, red lipstick! This Sephora rouge cream lipstick lasts! No joke, through morning, through lunch, and then through that afternoon cup of coffee!

What fun plans do you all have for Saturday night?!

PS. On a less happy note - I wanted to thank everyone that left a comment on my instagram last night. If you didn't know I lost my sweet puppy, Kelty. He wasn't exactly a puppy, he was a 10 year old Pembroke Welsh Corgi, but he was so full of life and brought such joy to my family every day. He was best buddies with my dad - they did almost everything together. I've shared all of your kind words with my family and it truly helped us realize that the 10 years we had with him were so special. My sister put it best: "the three of us grew up together  and he still loved us during our awkward stages." Thank you for all of your thoughts and prayers!!

yes, this is me as a freshman in high school with Kelty as a puppy!

Love Always,


  1. Absolutely LOVE the look! That dress looks gorg on your girl!!

    On another note, so sorry to hear about your sweet dog :( that's never easy and please let me know if you need anything!!



  2. I like that you went for the black dress with a pop of color in the red heels instead of the reverse! Also, I'm sorry to hear about your puppy, he was so cute :)

    1. Thank you so much, Paige!! He was such a gem :)
      So glad you like the reverse colors!! I'm a sucker for a great shoe so red heels I definitely couldn't pass up!!

      xoxo, Jennifer


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