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Happy Valentine's Day!

I have some exciting news I've been waiting to share; this year I have a date for Valentine's. I could not be happier.

As some of you know, this is my first Valentine's Date Night outfit post ever. Therefore, I felt it could warrant the purchase of a totally unnecessary, overpriced, ridiculously adorable dress: the Anthropologie panther print dress "on sale" for $100.

But I love it, and I really love that I get to take it out with someone special. I wont even mind being freezing, because I will have a warm hand to hold. (Too mushy? Oh well, it's Valentine's, I can get away with it.)

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The Rundown
Panther Dress Anthropologie
Black Cardigan Gap similar
Black Coat Gap similar
Black Pumps Ferragamo via Roundabout similar
Fleece Lined Tights c/o Kushyfoot
Gold Sequin Clutch Halston similar
Chain Link Bracelet Thrifted similar
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Antique Rhinestone Ring The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Nail Color "Fair Game" Essie

58 comments

  1. You look fab in that dress! Have a great V-day evening!

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  2. Oh my gosh—that dress is SO great!! I'm also crushing on that big, sparkly ring.

    Blonde in this City

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  3. You look beautiful!!! Enjoy your date :) Happy Vday!
    xo
    Yaudy
    http://yaudycristinafashionista.blogspot.com/

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  4. Yayyy, looks great on you! And yes, definitely having a date warrants buying a new outfit! :D

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  5. Umm hello gorgeous! You look beautiful. Love the dress and have a wonderful Valentine's Day weekend. :)

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  6. Love the dress and the nail polish, fab

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  7. You look gorgeous! I love the sparkly clutch with it! Have fun on your date :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Target Giveaway!

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  8. Cute dress! I like the black and gold together. Have fun tonight!

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  9. awww this is the sweetest post ever, enjoy your date and it is ok to be all mushy and lovie dovie today. You look gorgeous.

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  10. you look stunning!! enjoy your date!! happy valentine's day!

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  11. Have so much fun on your date! You look gorgeous, I love that dress :)

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  12. Happy Valentine's Day! How wonderful that you have someone special to spend it with this year - the first Valentine's Day with a new someone special is always the most exciting and absolutely justifies the purchase of an absurdly expensive (but absolutely gorgeous) dress. Enjoy every minute of it!
    xox,
    Cee

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  13. Aw!!!! That is so sweet! Congrats and I hope it is your best Valentine's Day yet! I love this dress--it is very pretty and I am sure it was/will be a good investment!

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  14. Happy Valentine's Day! LOVE this dress! The color, print, and fit are amazing. Your ring and clutch are perfect accessories!

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  15. OMG - that dress is amazingly awesome!!!!! I adore it on you. I hope you have an amazing Valentine's!!!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

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  16. Oh not mushy enough!!
    You look like a princess !! and your dress is worth every single penny - hope your prince appreciates it!
    Hugs.

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  17. Have a wonderful date. You look stunning, and the dress is beautiful! Kx

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  18. That dress is so beautiful. It's so different and very good way! I love how you styled the whole outfit!

    Tracy

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  19. You look SO PRETTY! Happy Valentine's Day and enjoy it :)

    xo,
    Janise

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  20. I love your dress and the fact that you did black and gold :)

    Eleventh & Sixteenth

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  21. I am so happy for you, Lyddie! Have a wonderful evening.
    You look absolutely gorgeous in this dress.
    Beautiful girl :-)

    Annette | Lady of Style

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  22. Saw this dress in the store and I loved it :) This is a fantastic dress for you. Happy Valentine's Day! Hope it's great!

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  23. Wow, this panther dress is gorgeous and I love the long coat. Great styling. Have a fantastic Valentine's Day date, dear! Tell us all about it. :)

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  24. You look gorgeous, I hope you have a wonderful night!

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  25. oMg! i need to pin your photo!! love love love your outfit ♥

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  26. you look ridiculously adorable in that dress. just beautiful. :) .. hope you had a great night.

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  27. Adorable! I love anthro dresses, they are all worth it! :) Have fun on your night out, hot stuff!

    -Chelsey
    -http://chelseypatti.blogspot.com

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  28. Aw Lydia! I'm so happy for you!! And you looked stunning for your date. I've been seeing this dress a lot, and have visited it on Anthro's website a few times too. I love it SO much, but maybe it's best that the shipping fees to Europe are so outrageous, haha. xo

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  29. I want more details of this date! It's the best excuse to spend money on a pricey dress - especially when you look so stunning in it!

    xoxo

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  30. Wow! I really love that dress, it's gorgeous and you just look so stunning in it!

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  31. you look amazing. I hope you had a wonderful time on your date :)

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  32. You look amazing!! What a cool dress. Hope you had an awesome time on your date. Let us know how it went!! I have never been out on V-Day because my special someone doesn't enjoy it. Someday I'll talk him into it I hope!

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  33. This outfit is so beautiful! you look gorgeous dear!!

    www.plogstyle.com

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  34. Aww...I'm glad you got to celebrate the day! You look amazing! That dress is so fun and you rocked it!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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  35. The dress was so worth it! I hope you had a fabulous time on you date. YOU LOOKED GREAT!

    WWW.soworkweekchic.blogspot.com

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  36. Lydia, I am so happy for you! How exciting and you looked beautiful. That dress is gorgeous. I hope you had a perfect evening and I wish you many more. Everyone should have someone to love. Happy Valentine's Day Doll!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  37. I love your dress
    do we follow?
    let me know
    I´ll follow you back
    kss
    new post: http://tupersonalshopperviajero.blogspot.com.es/2014/02/flowers-tartan-for-st-valentines-day.html

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  38. Lyddie this is so elegant and fun at the same time! Panthers make such a cool print, and the dress is totally fabulous! Hope you have had a wonderful time on your date, so happy for you!

    Cee. ♥
    Code Overdressed

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  39. I hope you had a wonderful, magical evening with romance in the air and a whole lot og handholding :) You looked amazing, that's for sure. Don't feel bad about the price of the dress; Carrie liked her money right where she could she it as well: hanging in her closet ;) I'm exited to see more outfit combos with the dress in the future! :)

    /Cindi

    http://cherriesandsunflowers.blogspot.com/

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  40. What a gorgeous dress and so excited for you! I hope your date was perfect and mushy and all that good stuff. You looked beautiful!

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  41. You look gorgeous
    Hope the date went well and another is soon to follow
    Brett

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  42. sometimes you gotta splurge! hope you had a fabulous evening :)

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  43. It is a beautiful dress, I love finding good excuses to buy cute (slightly overpriced) dresses :)
    Miche from Buttons and Birdcages

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  44. ooh how exciting! i hope you had a wonderful night!

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  45. That dress is beautiful! Definitely worth the splurge! :)

    Hope you had a great Valentine's date!


    Away From Blue

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  46. How wonderful that you have someone special with whom to spend this day. I hope it was wonderful. You look beautiful in your new fabulous dress.

    xoxo Ra

    http://ramona-strikeapose.blogspot.ie/

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  47. The dress is perfect!!! You look good!!!

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  48. Wow I love this look so much - very unique! The cut is fabulous on you and I adore the gold too :)

    www.fashionistastyle1.blogspot.com

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  49. You look stunning! That dress and clutch were made for each other!

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  50. What a lovely outfit, I hope you had a great Valentine's Day.

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  51. What a fantastic outfit for Valentine's day. Such a fun dress, and that bag is completely amazing!

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  52. Aww! I hope you enjoyed your Valentine's Day. This outfit is simply lovely!

    ~Whitney
    www.whitneynicjames.com

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  53. This dress looks great on you and its simply amazing!! Gold panthers never lookedd so feminine! LOVE!
    HOTPINKstyle

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  54. That dress is gorgeous and you styled it so well. The hair looks amazing too. I hope your date appreciated it and complimented you all night. Hope you had a HOT DATE!!

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