By Jesse L. Brooks


If the month of February was a color, it would without question be red. While most people have a love/hate relationship with the holiday that is Valentine's Day, there is no denying it is a pretty one. The bright splashes of pink and red, the soaring cupids, the heart shaped...everything. You can't help but feel festive when surrounded by all the hints of love and romance, even if you are unattached. Our new Outfit of The Week is all about embracing a little Valentine's style. We've created a look that works whether you're going on a date with your love, or just meeting up with your closest friends. While we usually are all about the LBD, this ensemble's star is a LRD. Preen By Thornton Bregazzi's satin-back stretch-cady Ace midi dress is as elegant as it is eye catching. It comes in a striking strawberry-red hue, and has a one-shoulder silhouette with artful ruching and pleating to highlight the flattering fit-and-flare shape. Keeping our shoes simple yet sexy, the GX By Gwen Stefani 'Observe' sandal offers a tall stiletto heel elevating a minimalist pair, fashioned with a slender ankle strap and a head turning finish. Jazzing things up with our bag pick, Saint Laurent always delights with its glamorous evening accessories. This black leather 'Kate' clutch is decorated with red glittered heart appliqués and the iconic gold-tone metal YSL plaque. With enough room for your smartphone, make-up compact and cardholder, it’s perfect for adding subtle flair to classic tailoring. To really create the look of love, Sydney Evan's Pendant Bezel Diamond Necklace was the perfect piece to add a little extra glamour. Made from 14-karat yellow gold plated sterling silver, featuring a bezel-set diamond, this delicate cable chain puts a sweet finish on our charming look. Of course no Valentine's Day outfit would would be complete without a pretty red lip. Stila's Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick is a creamy, matte, full coverage lipstick that delivers bold, long-lasting color and stays in place for up to six hours of continuous wear. So if you plan on giving a few V-Day smooches, rest assured your makeup isn't going anywhere. No matter what your plans are, dress up, have fun, and be a 'Queen of Hearts' all evening long.