Red Lace & Leopard

- Fashion, Outfits

red lace dress + leopard heels

This past week, my boyfriend and I started a weekly meeting to catch up on blogging things. It might seem silly to some, but we both have very busy schedules, so finding time to take photos on the weekends and discussing other ideas for the blog was really really helpful. Plus it is fun because each week we are going to try out a new place to eat, grab a drink have the meeting and then go thrifting!

After meeting at Pizza Luce, we headed to the nearby Goodwill and I found two dresses perfect for Valentine’s day! This red lace dress is a great choice for date night paired with black opaque tights and I opted for something a bit more wild and fun – leopard heels. A classic pair of black pumps or even a monochromatic look with red pumps would also be perfect. This is why I love shoes so much – they always seem to be the finishing touch that can really change the way an outfit or dress looks! I think we have decided to stay in, cook a nice meal and watch some movies, but I still love to get dressed up for Valentine’s Day, even if I’m staying in!

lace dress

valentine's day lace dress

valentine's day lace

red lace dress and leopard heels

Valentine's Day dress

vintage clutch

What I’m Wearing

Dress, Thrifted (Similar here, here and here) // Heels, Nordstrom Rack (Similar here and here) // Clutch, Vintage (Similar here and here) // Tights, Forever 21 (Similar here)

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    February 10, 2015 at 6:22 AM

    i want a meeting with someone to talk about blog stuff! it’s a one-woman show around here (my dog is the worst assistant ever, but he’s so cute that i won’t fire him;) so i love that idea! plus you get to try out new places and stuff. great way to reconnect as a couple, too. LOVE that dress. gorgeous, gorgeous.

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      February 10, 2015 at 2:46 PM

      Hahahahahaha! Emma is also not a very good assistant, in fact, she gets upset when I’m working on my computer 😉

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    February 10, 2015 at 6:45 AM

    Babe alert! You look gorgeous in red, lady!

    Le Stylo Rouge

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    February 10, 2015 at 7:09 AM

    What a perfect dress, and even better thrifted. I love it when I see bloggers styling thrifted pieces as it is an inspiration for me. Many of my clothes are from clothing swaps or thrifted too so thank you for sharing this lovely dress today. Your date with your hubby sounded sweet, and your photos and outfit look amazing. Have a great Valentines day!
    Rachel xo

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      February 10, 2015 at 2:47 PM

      Yes, thrifting has been a huge part of my life for a long time, and it is so hard for me to spend a lot on any one item when I know I can find something similar while thrifting later on!

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    two birds
    February 10, 2015 at 7:43 AM

    What a perfect Valentine’s Day look. I can’t believe you thrifted that dress! I love it paired with the leopard heels.

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    Amy Fashion Blog
    February 10, 2015 at 8:01 AM

    Love that you and you b/f talk about you blog. Your killing this dresses

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    February 10, 2015 at 8:32 AM

    Your red lace dress is gorgeous and perfect for V-Day. This is such a beautiful, girly, romantic look Rachel. And of course red+leopard are always meant to be (I paired them together, yesterday, also).

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    February 10, 2015 at 8:54 AM

    Rach, that’s super cute! Love it!

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    February 10, 2015 at 9:02 AM

    That dress!!! Adorable!! And the heels are perfect. You look lovely!

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    February 10, 2015 at 9:17 AM

    There’s something so beautifully classic about red and leopard print together! I just love this for Valentine’s Day!!

    Sed Bona

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    February 10, 2015 at 9:45 AM

    What a fun dress! You look gorgeous in red!

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    February 10, 2015 at 10:56 AM

    What a great find! That red is absolutely gorgeous on you and the way you styled it is perfect. I love the idea of meeting with the boyfriend to discuss ideas and kind of make a “date” out of it….I’m going to have to suggest this to my man 🙂

    Clothes & Quotes

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      February 10, 2015 at 2:48 PM

      Yes! It was super productive and super fun! I can’t wait to continue doing this every week 🙂

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    February 10, 2015 at 11:03 AM

    I love the red lace dress. Red is such a vibrant color and it makes a statement on its own, but I love that you added the leopard heels to it. This look is perfect!

    Jessica @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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    February 10, 2015 at 11:09 AM

    I am amazed at how you found that dress, it fits you perfectly, the lace detail is gorgeous and how you style it is effortless! You know I LOVE leopard! This outfit is so chic. I love how you and your bf talked, I need to do that with mine – but we set a time to do photos, so we try to stay on schedule!

    XO Chelsea

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    February 10, 2015 at 2:17 PM

    Love that dress! Can’t believe that you found it thrifting.

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    February 10, 2015 at 2:41 PM

    Such a pretty dress, you look stunning!

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    February 10, 2015 at 6:24 PM

    You look gorgeous, red is your color.


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    Berty Morales
    February 10, 2015 at 7:57 PM

    Gorgeous dress Rachel and love the heels. Lace and leopard, the perfect combo.

    Berty Morales
    Mad For Fashion For Less
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    Alice Warren
    February 11, 2015 at 2:26 AM

    Gorgeous dress and I agree that shoes can make or break an outfit.


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

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    February 10, 2015 at 9:57 PM

    Gorgeous dress! Red looks amazing on you!


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    Emma Sweigard
    February 11, 2015 at 12:55 AM

    You’re absolutely gorgeous, red looks so good on you!

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    February 11, 2015 at 8:22 AM

    Love that dress on you! It’s gorgeous!

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    February 11, 2015 at 9:29 AM

    I LOVE leopard and red together, can’t believe you scored that dress at a good will! Go girl! You look beautiful.


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    February 11, 2015 at 9:35 AM

    That red with the leopard is perfection!

    Cha Cha The Fashion Genius

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    February 11, 2015 at 11:30 AM

    I think I’ve said this one hundred times, but you are always so extra stunning in red! This dress was an amazing thrift find and I love how you styled it in a way that’s still realistic for winter (with a coat ;)). Gorgeous!

    And your meetings with your boyfriend sound so fun! Trey has finally started to get more interested in my blog and it’s been great to bounce ideas off of him.


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      February 11, 2015 at 2:44 PM

      Thanks darling! My boyfriend actually has told me that the last few shoots – he loves me in red, so I think I need to start wearing more of it lol 🙂 Also yes – it was VERY cold without a coat, but wanted to show off the fun sleeves! If I wear this on Saturday, there will definitely be a coat involved haha 😉

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    Valerie (Our Ruins)
    February 11, 2015 at 12:10 PM

    This is such a gorgeous dress…I love the red color!

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    February 11, 2015 at 1:43 PM

    can’t believe you thrifted that dress! it’s perfect for valentine’s day 🙂

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    John B. Marine
    February 11, 2015 at 1:55 PM

    This dress is gorgeous, and you have an angelic smile and hairstyle. You radiate with beauty here with this outfit.

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    Kacie's Kloset
    February 11, 2015 at 8:44 PM

    That’s such a fun thing to do with your man! And major score on that dress! So perfect for this weekend! 🙂

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    February 12, 2015 at 8:32 PM

    What a pretty color, I love this dress!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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    February 13, 2015 at 1:11 AM

    Very lovely red lace dress. I love how you paired it with the leopard pumps. Fab!

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    Brynn @ brynnash
    February 23, 2015 at 5:35 PM

    You look so pretty in this dress, Rachel!!

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