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UPDATE 2/14/13: And the winner is…#99 Andrea Darst! Congrats to our winner and Happy Valentine's Day to all!

Please note: This giveaway has ended and is now closed to further entries.

Still looking for the perfect Valentine's Day dress? Allow me to introduce you to Maggy London. Whether you need a chic sheath that goes from your desk to date night or a knock 'em dead cocktail dress, Maggy London has you covered. And they're giving one lucky BB reader the chance to shop on their dime with a $150 gift card!

To enter, visit then tell me which dress you'd wear and how you'd style it in the comments section below.

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{Shown above: Thinking beyond the usual red and pink (which I also love), my perfect Valentine's Day look would include the Maggy London two-tone lace dress ($148), plus pretty pastel accessories (not Maggy London brand, accessories show are for styling suggestions only).}

Open to US and Canadian readers. Woohoo! Giveaway ends February 11, 2013. This is not a sponsored post.
I like the Mesh and Lace dress!
#1 Brooke Lusby on 2013-02-04 16:32
I love the jersey peplum dress in red. It's classy but sexy, perfect with black pumps and curled hair for Valentine's day!
#2 Natalie G on 2013-02-04 16:34
I love the Embellished Shoulder Dress. I'd pair it with a pair of nude heels and put my hair 1/2 up. Thanks for the giveaway!
#3 Tara on 2013-02-04 16:39
Love the sleeves for my cold date nights in the NE! Would wear with some fun heels, like pink or green to bring out a pop of color. cute!
#4 BG on 2013-02-04 16:40
I love the Lace and Cotton dress! Perfect with some black patent pumps.
#5 Kelly on 2013-02-04 16:43
I follow you on Pinterest!
#6 Tara on 2013-02-04 16:43
I like the Lace Fit and Flare ( for Valentine's Day. The coral is a soft nod to the pinks/reds and the dress is great because it could transition between super dressy and only semi-dressy occasions (and I LOVE the back!).

I would pair with pumps and slightly chunky accessories to balance out the ladylike lace.
#7 Lindsey on 2013-02-04 16:44
I love the Draped Metallic Dress! Perfect for date night with a bright shoe.
#8 Sara H on 2013-02-04 16:45
I also followed Budget Babe on Pinterest.
#9 Lindsey on 2013-02-04 16:47
I'd wear the gorgeous scallop lace dress with red lipstick & red heels.
#10 Stefanie on 2013-02-04 16:47
I love the BOUCLE LACE PEPLUM... Id use black pumps.
#11 Diana Andersen on 2013-02-04 16:47
I already follow you on Pinterest.
#12 Stefanie on 2013-02-04 16:50
I like the sequin and mesh dress.
I think it would be fabulous with a black velveteen shawl or a light wrap and a pair of nice pumps. There is not a need for a necklace because of the sequins but a pair of nice earrings with a little sparkle to them would add greatly to the outfit.
#13 Maureen on 2013-02-04 16:50
I really like the Sequin & Mesh dress- so pretty! I'd wear it with some chic chandelier earrings and pretty pumps.

#14 Allie G (Homepage) on 2013-02-04 16:54
Following you on Pinterest! (@alliegee319)

#15 Allie G (Homepage) on 2013-02-04 16:56
Ohhh awesome giveaway!
I'm lobving the bold print on this dress:

but I also love:
:-) hard choice!
#16 Shira (Homepage) on 2013-02-04 17:32
i would choose the Scallop Lace Dress and pair it with my steve madden booties, a leather jacket (maybe red/a charcoal gray) and a red/silver clutch)
#17 janet on 2013-02-04 17:34
i pinned the outfit above and tagged it.

#18 janet on 2013-02-04 17:35
i now follow The Budget Babe on Pinterest
#19 janet on 2013-02-04 17:37
I would absolutely wear that "Two Toned Lace Dress" and I would keep accessories simple with pearls and nude shoes. I already follow you on Pinterest and and I pinned the picture above.
#20 Rachel (Homepage) on 2013-02-04 17:38
I would wear the Lace Fit & Flare Dress. I love the coral lining that peeks through with the matching belt so I would coordinate shoes in the same shade of coral, then add pearl drop earrings and a sparkly cuff.
#21 Donna F. on 2013-02-04 17:39
I love the Belted Drapey Ponte, and apparently many others do too since it is out of stock!

I am also now following The Budget Babe on Pinterest.
#22 Diana (Homepage) on 2013-02-04 17:40
#23 Donna F. on 2013-02-04 17:41
I like the Rose lace dress, which I'd wear with statement earrings and dressy ankle boots
#24 thischickwins on 2013-02-04 17:43
following on Pinterest @donnajustine
#25 Donna F. on 2013-02-04 17:43
The Red Draped Satin Dress with black satin shoes, crystal choker and bold cocktail ring.
#26 Adele on 2013-02-04 17:47
Pinned the outfit.
#27 Adele on 2013-02-04 17:48
I am following The Budget Babe on Pinterest (username adelliedel).
#28 Adele on 2013-02-04 17:49
i love the two tone lace dress!! I'm a little short, so I would have the dress shortened a bit to look more youthful, would wear it with gold strappy heels, natural makeup and soft pink lips. Or if it's a bit cold out, with a white button up underneath with a decorative collar.
#29 Elizabeth on 2013-02-04 17:52
I'd get the white lace fit and flare! I'd style it with bright red, sky high pumps and a pair of pearl earrings.
#30 Stephanie Hansbury on 2013-02-04 18:10
i really like the two toned lace dress you picked out .. but i'd also go for the lace and cotton dress with some black t-straps
#31 lindsay on 2013-02-04 18:34
Love the 2-toned lace dress. Super cute for summer!
#32 Heather on 2013-02-04 19:11
Love the mesh and lace dress! I would style it with a delicate pair of black heels and a black bracelet. I would wear my hair in loose waves.
#33 Elizabeth on 2013-02-04 19:12
I like the metallic shift dress. I would wear with my rust platform pumps
#34 Beautystyleandgrowth (Homepage) on 2013-02-04 19:16
I follow on pinterest (kemiavon)
#35 Beautystyleandgrowth (Homepage) on 2013-02-04 19:20
I love the "Lace Fit and Flare" dress. I love the color and the A-line. I like the way they have styled it with a belt and nude pumps. The open back adds a little flare. Layering with a navy blazer for work would look nice too! Some big gold earrings and bangles to pop.
#36 Mary Beth (Homepage) on 2013-02-04 19:27
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#37 Mary Beth (Homepage) on 2013-02-04 19:29
I love the Red Drop Waist Dress
(Item number: gr697mxe)

with Black thigh high sheer stockings

and Gold Metallic pointed court shoes.

I would do a Gold Solitaire earring and leave my hair curled softly and down.
#38 Lisa on 2013-02-04 19:35
I would LOVE the Painted Ikat Blouson dress! Soo adorable!
#39 Ashley on 2013-02-04 19:44
Love the belted scuba dress! The black and white is very classic but I'd jazz it up with a pair of hot pink pumps & fitted cropped jacket!
#40 Christina G on 2013-02-04 20:43
I'd love to wear the red DROP WAIST DRESS. I would style it with nude pumps, a black clutch, diamond stud earrings, a sleek chignon, and bright red lips. :-)
#41 sarahsosa on 2013-02-04 20:43
Followed on pinterest...
#42 Christina G on 2013-02-04 20:44
Followed on Pinterest!
#43 sarahsosa on 2013-02-04 20:48
Pinned outfit on Pinterest!
#44 sarahsosa on 2013-02-04 20:49
The Lace Fit and Flare dress is adorable! I love that it's classic enough to be double-duty - it would be cute with a blazer for the office, and then I could shed the jacket and show off the back detail for date night!
#45 Katie on 2013-02-04 20:50
I'm following you on Pinterest! :-)
#46 Katie on 2013-02-04 20:53
The Lace Fit & Flare is to die for!!
#47 Meghan (Homepage) on 2013-02-04 21:03
I pinned the image:
#48 Meghan (Homepage) on 2013-02-04 21:04
Belted Drapey Ponte with nude shoes and gold accessories
#49 Angela B on 2013-02-04 21:06
I like the JERSEY PEPLUM DRESS and I'd style it with black platform pumps.
#50 colleen boudreau on 2013-02-04 21:07
I pinned the pic:)
#51 angela b on 2013-02-04 21:07
#52 Whitney on 2013-02-04 21:07
#53 colleen boudreau on 2013-02-04 21:07
I follow The Budget Babe on Pinterest (
#54 colleen boudreau on 2013-02-04 21:08
I pinned this to my Pinterest board! :-)
#55 Katie on 2013-02-04 21:09
I followed you on Pinterest
#56 Angela B on 2013-02-04 21:09
I also follow you on Pinterest!
#57 Meghan (Homepage) on 2013-02-04 21:13
I love the blue rose lace dress!
#58 Brigid on 2013-02-04 21:16
I would style the two-tone lace dress with nude flats and a cap and gown for my law school graduation!
#59 Melissa on 2013-02-04 21:40
I would choose the Abstract Geo Wrap dress. I would style it with black wedges for work and still be able to go right out afterwards.
#60 Sarah on 2013-02-04 21:42
I Love the starburst flannel dress,
#61 Kaitlin on 2013-02-04 22:07
I would wear the two tone lace dress, pictured above, with nude open-toe pumps, a nude clutch and stud earrings, keep it simple and elegant. The dress is enough.
#62 Elisa on 2013-02-04 22:12
I love red for Valentine's day! So the Drop Waist Dress is perfect for that day!
I would pair with black heels and black leather jacket.
#63 Geraldyne on 2013-02-04 22:45
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#64 Geraldyne on 2013-02-04 22:47
#65 Geraldyne on 2013-02-04 22:48
I would go with the Scallop Lace Dress; it's so pretty! I'd probably wear it with nude heels and a leather jacket
#66 Courtney on 2013-02-04 23:33
The lace fit and flare - lovin lace...
#67 Anneke on 2013-02-04 23:36
I would get the Lace Fit and Flare dress. I would dress it with nude heels and a colored bubble necklace.
#68 Maria on 2013-02-04 23:41
Following on Pinterest. Just a note, when I went to my pin account and looked for "budget babe" for some reason it did not come up... Could be user error, but wanted to let you know. Your link of course worked and I followed from there.
#69 Anneke on 2013-02-04 23:42
I like the RUCHED JERSEY DRESS with some simple black heels!
#70 Ming on 2013-02-05 00:05
Also follow you on pinterest!
#71 Ming on 2013-02-05 00:06
The jersey peplum in red is stunning. I'd wear it with black boots and a black short cardigan. pinned


and follow on Pinterest - MissingLynxx
#72 debra pearlstein (Homepage) on 2013-02-05 00:24
I would love to wear the Ruched Metallic Dress with strappy high heels, hair in a sophisticated updo with loose tendrils and dangling silver and crystal earrings.
#73 Jenna on 2013-02-05 00:35
Following on Pinterest @JennaOsborne
#74 Jenna on 2013-02-05 00:38
I would love to wear the black and white Satin Peplum Dress. I would go simple and elegant wearing a pearl necklace, my engagement ring, and a statement ring on my right hand. Something blue-purple. I would wear my long hair in loose curls. I would also wear black pumps.
#75 Lauren Fiorucci on 2013-02-05 02:49
In addition I would do diamond studs, and a rose lip. I think red or oxblood would be too bold and I would be going for sophisticated.
#76 Lauren Fiorucci on 2013-02-05 02:55
I would wear the Petite Ikat Faux Wrap dress and style it with a mint clutch, turquoise jewelry, and a high ponytail. Thank you for such a great giveaway!
#77 Brooke Miller on 2013-02-05 04:11
I would love to wear the Floral Lace Dress really sexy with the open detail on the back -

It would go perfect with a simple eye makeup and red lips; also red high heels and little black bag. :-) And of course big curls :-)
#78 Maggie on 2013-02-05 07:13
The long sleeve red lace dress is beautiful and sexy. I'd wear it with black patent leather pumps and some Kendra Scott Danielle earrings. Thanks for the chance to win.
#79 Deirdre (Homepage) on 2013-02-05 08:09
I follow you on Pinterest as deirdreu. Thanks for the chance to win.
#80 Deirdre (Homepage) on 2013-02-05 08:10

The red drop waist dress would be perfect for valentines day. I'd wear my hair up in a big bun and statement earrings. Sheer black tights, a clutch, and some retro pumps is perfect for a night on the town.
#80.1 Chelsea on 2013-02-05 08:27
LOVE the two tone lace dress! fingers crossed
#81 Elyse G. on 2013-02-05 09:34
I also follow you on pinterest fingers crossed
#82 Elyse G. on 2013-02-05 09:35
LOVE the lace and cotton dress...maybe add colored shoes for some pop or neutral shoes with some vintage-y earrings and bracelet.
#83 Amanda C on 2013-02-05 10:09
The Lace Fit and Flare is the way to go! Wear naturally with nude heels and a statement earring or FABULOUS with a bold Robin's Egg Blue Heel. Either way it's a great dress! Love the blog. Thanks for the chance to win.
#84 Heather on 2013-02-05 10:34
The embellished shoulder dress with some sparkly pumps and wavy hair :-)
#85 Janna on 2013-02-05 10:40
following on pinterest! @jannamae
#86 Janna on 2013-02-05 10:41
pinned and tagged #BBVDAY the photo!
#87 Janna on 2013-02-05 10:42
I would wear the Jersey Peplum dress. I would style it with a gold belt like in the photo, my black and gold lace up heels, and a simple gold necklace from my jewelry collection. I followed you on Pinterest, and also pinned the photo!
#88 Elizabeth on 2013-02-05 10:53
I love the lace & cotton dress! I would wear it with black peep toe pumps and a cardigan for work.
#89 Blaire on 2013-02-05 10:55
I'd take the belted scuba dress. I love the black and white color block. I'd wear a red belt and red suede heels to add some color.
#90 Kara M on 2013-02-05 11:27
I pinned and tagged the belted scuba dress on pinterest.
#91 Kara on 2013-02-05 11:28
I would wear the RED LACE DRESS with a thin black belt and black basic pumps.
#92 Katie (Homepage) on 2013-02-05 11:35
Pinned the outfit!
#93 Katie (Homepage) on 2013-02-05 11:37
I follow the budget babe on Pinterest!
#94 Katie (Homepage) on 2013-02-05 11:39
I would love to wear the PAISLEY PONTE SHIFT with some booties to give it a more casual look
#95 silvana on 2013-02-05 11:57
I think the jersey peplum dress is really interesting. I think I'd pair it with some classic leopard print pumps - nothing too high! Then the v-neck of the dress would showcase a great necklace.
#96 Stacy on 2013-02-05 12:01
I like the scroll print ponte dress. I'd wear it with black pumps. Thanks!
#97 Allison W. on 2013-02-05 12:04
I love a good wrap dress. I like the printed wrap dress which I would pair with some strappy sandals and gold hoops.
#98 Anne on 2013-02-05 12:07
I love the ABSTRACT PRINT SHEATH and I'd style it with some cobalt pumps and (minimal) gold jewelry
#99 Andrea Darst on 2013-02-05 14:26
My perfect V-Day look would have to be the Maggy London two-tone "Lace Fit and Flare" Item number: gr677mxe. I would accessorize with a chunkier black or white belt and pair with my suede coral booties or black leather booties and gold toned accessories. And of course big hair being swept to the side front in a messy french braid.
#100 Jenna on 2013-02-05 15:01
LOVE this black and white lace and cotton dress
#101 Katie on 2013-02-05 15:02
I follow you on Pinterest @katielj1010
#102 Katie on 2013-02-05 15:04
I love the geoprint wrap dress for daytime, and I'd probably throw a great LBD in for good measure!
#103 Mel (Homepage) on 2013-02-05 15:14
The lace and cotton dress with patent leather pumps and bright coral lipstick!
#104 Holly on 2013-02-05 17:12
Wow, there are so many cute dresses! I think for Valentine's Day I'd keep it simple and do the lace and cotton dress paired with a black blazer and red heels.
#105 Abby on 2013-02-05 17:13
I also follow you on pinterest, thanks for the great giveaway!
#106 Abby on 2013-02-05 17:15
Colorblock Scuba Dress
i would style it with black heels and a high ponytail
#107 jennifer on 2013-02-05 18:37
#108 jennifer on 2013-02-05 18:39
followed on pintrest as jenny1236
#109 jennifer on 2013-02-05 18:41
I like the Houndstooth and ponte shift - perfect for work (elem teacher) with lots of red jewelry, take off some of that and add lace tights and red lips for the night!
#110 Amy on 2013-02-05 20:35
I'd go with the draped metallic dress and go for an old hollywood feel. A deep lip, dramatic waves, an ornate clutch and some lovely t-strap shoes.
#111 Lesley on 2013-02-05 20:57
I'd get the petite abstract print sheath and wear it to work with pumps or on the weekend to a fun dinner!
#112 Mariam (Homepage) on 2013-02-05 21:16
I would style the two tone lace dress with white lady gloves and a charming White picture hat. Pearl earrings and a silver tone bracelet watch. Also turquoise platform pumps and a patent yellow satchel hand bag.
#113 Nikki Campbell on 2013-02-05 21:50
i like the belted point drapey dress. it'd be perfect with a blazer for work
#114 pam on 2013-02-05 22:48
I'm all about the scallop lace dress! Though I would need to get the petite size :-D
#115 PW on 2013-02-06 00:08
Also, I follow you on Pinterest
#116 PW on 2013-02-06 00:11
Blocked scuba dress. It's versatile enough to wear for day with a jacket, or for night with a chunky necklace.
#117 Cindy on 2013-02-06 16:25
I love the Embellished Shoulder Dress.
#118 Diane on 2013-02-07 12:32
I also follow you on pinterest! (Dms327)
#119 Diane on 2013-02-07 12:33
I love the red Belted Drapey Ponte dress-- too bad it's sold out! It could look great for any occasion! I would pair it with nude pumps, a delicate necklace, and a medium-sized clutch with an interesting print
#120 Orly S on 2013-02-07 14:25
I love love love the gold lace Sheath dress! I would wear a pearl necklace, pearl earing studs, White pumps, and a small gold clutch.
#121 Alyssa B. on 2013-02-07 15:18
I am loving the Painted Ikat Blouson Dress!

I'd style it with a nice messy bun style updo, some funky flats and a bunch of gold bangles!
#122 Jenn Wiley on 2013-02-07 15:47
I Love the Mixed Media Dress
i love the shapes and the little cut in the back.
I would style it by wearing my hair in a slick back pony tail with some interesting semi big gold studs
Wear black pumps
and make up simple but bis lashes and red lipstick to make the outfit!
#123 Sara Cadena on 2013-02-07 17:21
the Tiger Stripe Scuba Dress with a denim jacket and ankle booties.
#124 Karla Gutierrez-Pugh on 2013-02-07 18:48
LOVEEE the Embellished Shoulder Dress. Gorgeous, and the back side is pretty!
I'd curl my hair and wear some sparkly heels. :-)
#125 Katie Provenzano on 2013-02-07 19:13
I love the Lace Fit and Flare! So cute with some bright heels.
#126 Meg S on 2013-02-08 08:41
I LOVE the two tone lace dress!
#127 Alana (Homepage) on 2013-02-08 10:34
Lace and cotton dress is amazing! I would wear it with some black pumps and simple diamond jewelry.
#128 Tanya on 2013-02-08 17:46
#129 Tanya on 2013-02-08 17:47
I am in love with the red lace dress. I've been feeling blah since it'll be my first single Valentine's Day in years, but in that dress I have no doubt I would get my inner bombshell back in no time - that's the kind of dress that causes vampy entrance music to play out of thin air.
#130 Anika (Homepage) on 2013-02-09 10:10
Oh, and I would style it super simply (but with a little edge) to let the dress shine: very high black stiletto pumps, dark pewter stud earrings, bombshell hair and red, red lips.
#130.1 Anika on 2013-02-09 10:20
Love the Ikat Print Blouson Dress. I would pair it with some light blue heels and long, dramatic earrings
#131 Melissa on 2013-02-09 10:19
I also repinned the giveaway! Love how you accessorized the dress!
#132 Melissa Beck on 2013-02-09 10:22
I also followed you on Pinterest. So many great ideas! Thanks!
#133 Melissa Beck on 2013-02-09 10:23
I can't get enough of this gold lace sheath dress. How stunningly beautiful!

w/ a cranberry shawl for color and warmth in our cold philly winter!
#134 Neha on 2013-02-09 13:00
I follow you on Pinterest!
#135 Christina on 2013-02-09 16:30
Love the black sequin and mesh dress
#136 Alesha Blake on 2013-02-09 21:15
Following on pinterest
#137 Alesha Blake on 2013-02-09 21:18
#138 Alesha Blake on 2013-02-09 21:18
I love the Embellished Back Shift dress!!
#139 anbreen on 2013-02-09 21:24
Love the scallop lace dress
#140 Marie Muckey on 2013-02-09 22:53
following on pinterest
#141 Marie Muckey on 2013-02-09 22:54
#142 Marie Muckey on 2013-02-09 22:55
I love the Satin Peblum Dress! I would wear it with my black Kate Spade clutch and nude heels and some bold eye makeup!
#143 Chrissy Kim on 2013-02-09 22:55
I've pinned the image above to my pinterest!
#144 Chrissy Kim (Homepage) on 2013-02-09 22:59
I've followed your pinterest!

username: christinakim731
#145 Chrissy Kim (Homepage) on 2013-02-09 23:01
I LOVE the Swirl Lace Dress. I would wear it with nude heels and a delicate gold necklaes.
#146 Allison on 2013-02-10 13:52
I pinned it!
#147 Allison on 2013-02-10 13:56
I follow you on Pinterest.
#148 Allison on 2013-02-10 13:58
Love the Swirl Print Peplum dress!
#149 Helen on 2013-02-10 17:47
Also pinned to Pinterest!
#150 Helen on 2013-02-10 17:53
Also following on Pinterest!
#151 Helen on 2013-02-10 17:54
#152 Jessica F on 2013-02-10 22:44
I love the two tone lace dress - I'd pair it with nude pumps and a neutral clutch.
#153 Jessica F on 2013-02-10 22:45
I follow The Budget Babe on pinterest - username jfong1130
#154 Jessica F on 2013-02-10 22:46
I would wear the two toned lace dress paired with electric blue pumps and gold jewelry.
#155 Maria M on 2013-02-12 01:04
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