You don't have to be a star and going to the Oscars to have a reason to dress up . There is plenty of places to go to, where you can dress up. La caille for example....Click here. Many reception places have also Valentine diners, special soirees, Christmas celebrations. You can find very good deals also if you look on line.
Many years ago, we went to la Caille, to it's open restaurant, to celebrate Hubby's first break through, with his first business. It was so much fun, romantique and i still remember it, the French country manor, exquisite French cuisine, the beautiful rooms, wonderful garden... It's worth it, to spend some money for an Anniversary, special birthday.