By Jesse L. Brooks


Even though Valentine's Day is still a few weeks away, we are hopping on the lip print trend. Everywhere we look, it has been all about lips...and we love it! So while this week's outfit may remind you of V-Day, it can be worn anytime, to almost any place. At the center of our look is a cute and comfy design by Victoria Beckham. This simple, gently fitted shift dress features a round neckline and long sleeves. Cut from fluid stretch crepe, its printed and scattered with patch appliqués to mix up a red and nude lip motif. While this darling dress could easily be paired with a simple pair of sneakers, we decided to dress it up with some sexy sandals. These scarlet red and cognac brown suede 'Marlowe' heels from Monique Lhuillier add a sassy splash to our colorful, smooch filled look. As for our arm candy, we stuck with a classic red mini cross-body bag, with a fold-over top and appliqué lips motif. Lulu Guinness designs covetable, hand-held novelty bags which reference her vintage inspired personal taste. This piece is perfect for carrying your day-to-day essentials in style. Since this ensemble is all about having fun, we brought the bling with our jewelry. Red pavé crystals decorate the full lips on this fashionable two finger ring by Thalia Sodi. Our makeup obviously had to be lip focused, so we chose multiple hues to fit your mood. Wander Beauty's 'Wanderout Dual Lipstick' has two shades designed to take you from "work to play." 'Date Night' envelops lips in a light nude-beige hue while 'GNO' is a classic, flattering red. The long lasting, moisturizing formula offers a soft, matte finish that looks modern and sophisticated. It doesn't have to be a holiday or special event to embrace a little beauty and glam; all you have to do is seal it with a kiss.