fashion, style

Lady in Red

Braided Up Do

I’ll use any excuse to get dressed up. A casual office environment and life as a mom means I don’t have many excuses, so I get really excited for just about any holiday. Valentine’s Day dresses started popping up early this year and I couldn’t resist this pencil dress with sleeves. You don’t see short sleeves on a lot of dresses these days, which I think is a real shame. They’re so feminine and classic.

A bright red dress with simple nude pump and delicate jewelry is an elegant combination that can be worn just about anywhere; especially this time of year. Still looking for something special to wear on Valentine’s Day? I’ve joined forces with Serene Sky to give a $25 gift card to one of you lovely gals. Disclaimer: You don’t have to love Valentine’s Day to appreciate $25 bones! I’d have to get this ring for me and this one for one of my cat-obsessed girlfriends if I won. Too bad I can’t enter! You can enter below though. Good luck!

red dress with nude pumps red pencil dress with waterfall detailRed pencil dress

Wearing: Asos dress, Christian Louboutin heels, Karen Walker sunnies, Serene Sky Earrings c/o / Onecklace nameplate / Reiss clutch

Did I mention I don’t have many excuses to get dressed up? Between that and the fact that we will be moving to LA soon (Yes, that’s the news I was excited to share last month!) I’m getting rid of many items I don’t need – this dress happens to be one of them. It’s too tight to wear more than once a year. Shop my Poshmark closet so I don’t have to pack so many things!

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  • KatWalkSF

    Get it girl! Looking RED hot!


    • Bethann Wagner

      Thank you, boo! xoxo

  • Whitney @ To Live & Diet in L.

    So gorg girl! I can’t wait till you move to LA!

    BA >>> LA >>> YAY!!!

    • Bethann Wagner

      Thank you and me too! Counting down the days and it is going by SO fast! See you soon!

  • Monica R

    Love that dress!!! My fav vday memory for the giveaway is when my hubs (then my bf) planned a heart shaped steak dinner at a lodge nearby. I’m a vegitarian so he was hoping to have the heart shaped steak for two all to his onesy… he called the head chef and had a delicious veggie meal planned for me but he only got half a heart.

    • Bethann Wagner

      Thanks for stopping by the blog and commenting! I love that he got half a heart- that is hilarious! Hope your veggie meal was delish!

  • Jane Fitfabfun

    Such a beautiful red dress! Perfect for V-Day!

    xo, Jane

    • Bethann Wagner

      Thanks for stopping by the blog and commenting, Jane!

  • Brooke

    You look gorgeous! What a chic and festive valentine’s day look. I totally agree—there needs to be more short sleeve dresses available! Almost all of mine are sleeveless or long sleeved, but not many in-between. What a great giveaway! Thanks for offering it 🙂

    • Bethann Wagner

      Thanks for stopping by the blog and commenting, Brooke! Bring on the short sleeves!

  • CarlinaL

    I can’t believe you are moving 🙁 aww I would love to get to see you before, but I understand the crazy time it takes to pack and uproot your life! I will miss you! Love the dress, you clearly look fab in it, and the hair is super fun too!

    xo Carlina

    • Bethann Wagner

      I would L-O-V-E to see you again as well, but my time is cut so short since I am traveling for work this week. 🙁 I will miss you and hope I see you in LA or SF (or perhaps Buenos Aires… why not?!) soon!

  • Holly E

    My favorite Valentine’s Day memory is the first one with my hubby. We spent the day at the park, taking pictures, and playing like kids.

    • Bethann Wagner

      Hi Holly! Thanks for stopping by the blog and commenting! Sounds like one fun V Day to me!

  • alejandra

    I remember once my friend and I make chocolates for friends and family and it was awesome

    • Bethann Wagner

      That sounds delicious! Thanks for stopping by the blog and commenting!

  • Emily | Sparkle Meets Pop

    The stuff in your Posh closet is so tempting! Seriously, I can’t say no to leopard print… Don’t forget about the closet widget, to help make sales from your blog! Good luck on the move!


  • Cossy Fassi

    Love the dress and how it is cut in the back and shoulders… makes me think of Kate Middleton . I manage to follow sales for red dresses at