Every date night should be special, but Valentine’s Day somehow always takes the cake. No matter if you’re going out on the town or looking forward to a romantic night in, we have a few suggestions sure to get you looking and feeling your best.
For a big night out, it doesn’t seem to matter how extensive your wardrobe is; a new outfit seems to be on everyone’s mind. While the classic black dress is always a fan favorite, use the season as a good excuse to take a walk on the wild side and slip into something red. Not only is it the hue of the season, but a little pop of color can really boost your mood.
Calvin Klein’s Short-Sleeve Embellished Sheath Dress in lipstick red is sure to take you out of your shell. With gold studs and slim fit it’s the type of dress that looks good on everyone. Or try Michael Kors Petite One-Shoulder Hardware Sheath Dress for a fancier night out. The asymmetrical shape and hardware detailing are bound to make your date do a double take.
For a more casual night, we love the Ralph Lauren Short-Sleeve Cold Shoulder Top in fiery Madison Red. Pair with black pants or jeans and a long necklace to complete the look. Another option is to stay nice and cozy in a dolman sweater such as the Cabe & Gauge Studded Dolman-Sleeve Sweater. This boat-neck top is adorned with little studs for a little extra pizzaz on a classic silhouette.
If you like to have a little fun with your look, go all out and add a little whimsy with lip covered shoes. While tons of designers have fallen in love with the lip trend such as Brain Atwood and Sam Edelmen, we love these INC Zitah pumps available exclusively at Macy’s.
Also try enhancing your own set of lips with a touch of color. A sexy pout is one of our favorite ways to really enhance a look and we love Dior Addict Lipstick for soft kissable lips with proven long lasting properties. Their moisturizing formula and gorgeous shades will leaving you looking and feeling amazing. Lips like yours are just begging to be kissed.
So enjoy Feb 14th and every other date night because romance should always be in the air!
If there is a “season” for award ceremonies, this is certainly it. Just as Thanksgiving flows into Christmas and New Years once the holidays start rolling, so is it that there is a run of red carpets as celebrities transition from one award ceremony to the next. As we move towards the “big daddy” of them all in five weeks, The Oscars, we have the opportunity to see both talent and fashion acknowledged at different events. This past weekend was the SAG Awards, which is particularly meaningful to actors and actresses because it is their peers, members of the Screen Actors Guild, who vote to acknowledge their excellence in film and television.
On the carpet this year at the SAG Awards, I found that the men had taken a backseat to the women when it came to fashion forwardness. They definitely leaned more toward classic and demure looks, rather than trendy. One example is Matt Damon and his wife Lucianna. Mat looks very ‘business-like” in his Dolce and Gabbana muted stripe, charcoal suit with the straight tie and lace-up black oxfords. He is definitely outshined by his wife’s silky, strapless ivory gown with the ruffled accents. What a gentleman he is for making sure that his lady is the center of the attention!
One tuxedo that did impress me was this navy blue one with the thin black lapel. The squared-off lapel bottom and frog-style button closure gives the suit an almost nehru look. The plain white dress shirt and black bow tie keep the focus on the front of the jacket, where it should be. Of course, the most noteworthy thing here is the blue color, which is something I’d expect more from a blazer from Stuarts London. It definitely works though!
In the ladies line-up on the red carpet of the SAG Awards two things ruled: strapless and color! Some shining examples are: Sandra Bullock showing off some leg in her emerald green, shimmery Lanvin gown with the side bow; Jennifer Lawrence looking fantastically “party-like” in this sleek black Dior gown with iridescent sequins; and Lupita Nyong looking like a Caribbean dream in her form-fitting, blue Gucci gown with the delicate floral neckline.
Although New York Fashion Week might be over and Fall 2013 is months away, you can still take inspiration from the runway and incorporate it into your daily look. I’m talking about makeup, or specifically, lipstick. It’s one of the easiest and most versatile products in your makeup stash to use and accessorize with. From hot pink lips at Dior to wine-stained lips at Vera, bold colors were in abundance, which gives you a lot of options to play with.
Of course, not all lipsticks are created equal. While I’ll admit that it’s possible to find drugstore dupes for high-end brands, investing in a good lipstick is the difference between a product that stays perfectly on your lips after coffee, or a product that fades and smudges within an hour or two.
INFEASIBLE: Valentino’s V Pour Homme
Ever consider using Beefeater gin as cologne? Wanna spend a lot more for something that smells just like it and for a fraction of the volume? Then V is your ticket to smelling like a drunkard.
Feasible: Dior’s Fahrenheit 32
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Now this is the shit. Distinctive, aromatic, and certainly doesn’t make your eyes tear. Tres sexy.