Lovely lace for the love of my life

 StyleWe Lace midi dress

dress: StyleWe (sold out in blue) | Shoes:Zara (similar) | coat: Abercrombie

Well, hello February. The month of love, romance, and a whole lot of red. Who doesn’t love Valentines Day?! It’s focused on flowers and chocolate! Unfortunately, I am not one of those organized bloggers that have weeks worth of Valentines looks to post the first week of February. I wish I was, believe me. Living Life Pretty is all about Love, beauty and romance this month. Well, chocolate actually came to mind firs, but… I knew most of you didn’t want to hear about my love for chocolate. On that note, I decided to talk a little about Brian and How we meet. Along with this great Valentine’s Day dress.

Brian and I are engaged, and have been for two years. We both love each other, that is not the problem… it has more to do with my indecisive self and the hectic life we live. Let me rewind a little. I met Brian when I was waitressing at a restaurant, my boss was obsessed with him. She always said he would be perfect for me. Anyone who spends their Saturday night taking their elderly friend out to dinner is a catch… am I right?? He certainly was a catch, but, he was taken. I had been single for a while and I was kinda loving it to be honest. They say true love comes when you least expect it.

A few years passed and every Saturday night he would come in for dinner with his old friend, Pat. I recently had found out that Brian was on the market. One night he came in with Pat and his friend Artie. That night he asked for my number. I still believe he brought Artie in for emotional support. Days before our first date, he had a dozen roses delivered to my work. Our first date was on the 18th of February, we were engaged on February 19th!! (The year after, but I wanted to get you going).  I knew after a few months he was going to be the one, and years later he still is!

Marriage is very important to both of us and is taken very seriously. I will have to find a new boyfriend if I don’t start planning soon! We both have so much on our plates. Regardless of all the bullshit, stress, and obstacles, I know I have without a doubt chosen the right life partner. Brian is hands down the best fiancé, most involved dad, caring son, and loyal friend. To find someone who is willing to handle me for the rest of their life… well that’s a MIRACLE!!

I hope you enjoyed this little story of how Brian and I met. This absolutely stunning dress from StyleWe is the perfect Valentine’s Day dress. I knew this feminine dress was the right one for this post. My friend Jessica of Jessicalynnphotography captured its detail and beauty with these unbelievable pictures. If you are in the Boston area, definitely give her a call! She takes her time and goes out of her way to make the whole photo session an experience you will remember. Don’t forget to subscribe to my email list! Tons of get Valentine’s Day content coming your way!


Thank you styleWe for partnering on this post.


My name is Gretchen Michelle. A fashionista, coffee lover and mom who believes in living life to it's prettiest potential through fashion, beauty, and health.

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  1. 2.5.17
    savannah said:

    First off, your gorgeous and you totally make that dress your own! Love the story of how you met your fella! It’s reminds me a bit of mine!

  2. 2.5.17
    Caitlin said:

    That coat is from Abercrombie?! LOVE it!! Gorgeous dress too!

    Caitlin, Beauty & Colour

    • 2.5.17
      livinglifepretty said:

      Thank you Caitlin. I know, i couldt believe the coat when I found it on the website.

  3. 2.5.17

    Great dress! I am a sucker for a great lace piece! You look beautiful in it.

    • 2.6.17
      livinglifepretty said:

      I totally agree with you Monika! Lace adds such great detail to any piece.

  4. 2.6.17
    Tara said:

    Gretchen, I love this dress on you! Love lace and it’s so elegant…such beautiful photos and a lovely story too!

    xo, Tara

    • 2.6.17
      livinglifepretty said:

      Thank you Tara. Your kind words just made my day. Have a wonderful week.

  5. 2.7.17
    Kristie said:

    This is such a gorgeous dress! Love how you paired with the red shoes for Valentine’s Day- so fun.


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