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Valentine’s Day

{Get the Look} Soft and Flirty for Valentine’s

So you have one more day till the big V-day is here and still nothing to wear! Don’t panic, there’s still time and Karla, Stylist on the?POLISHED team, has got you covered with this soft, flirty look. Blush pink has been seen everywhere from celebrities at the ?Grammy’s to everyday women, we are loving this hue! A strapless, blush pink taffeta dress with a bold bow will ensure that all eyes are on you for Valentine’s, without being overtly sexy. A two-toned black and nude sandal is a subtle way of incorporating the bow detailing in the dress with the shoes. You want to make sure to offset the bows with one another – if one accent is large (like the giant bow on the dress), soften any other?similar?accent so that your ensemble doesn’t scream of ?bows and look clown-like! Wearing pearls on Valentine’s are as expected (and necessary) as ?chocolate and roses, so Karla has selected this multi-layered black and champagne pearl necklace with an oversized flower. Add a patchwork clutch for more contrast in hues and these adorable?X O studs (we just couldn’t resist) and you’ll be ready for romance!

Top Left Corner: Dorothy Perkins Patchwork Clutch, Valentino Glamorous Bow Sandals, Juicy Couture XO stud earrings, Arden B. Taffeta Bow Dress, Beaded Corsage Necklace

{Get the Look} – Robin’s Pick for Valentine’s

Looking Valentine?s date ready doesn?t require an immense amount of preparation nor does it have to be fussy and our own Robin, Chief Stylist and President of POLISHED, will show you how! Casual, yet refined Robin built this outfit on a few simple, neutrals like this basic white tank and an A-line, knee-length skirt. Newsflash ? It is cold outside, so Robin selected a tan, leather belted jacket with a military-style feel. A pair of platform calf boots can be worn for a daytime snow date or dinner at a swanky restaurant.

Left to Right: Triumph Belted Leather Jacket, H&M White Tank, Black High Calf Platform Boots, Knee-length Skirt

From Top Left Corner: Rebecca Minkoff Wristlet, Banana Republic Bird’s Nest Cuff, Juicy Couture 14kt Plated Earrings, Alexander McQueen Over-sized Bag, Lutz & Patmos Knitted Scarf

Elevate your ensemble from average to POLISHED by accessorizing with items that are proportionate to your body. Robin loved these beautiful gold and jeweled encrusted chandelier earrings, gold bird’s nest cuff, and beautiful knitted scarf. Finish off this ensemble with an over-sized bag with this ‘Can’t buy me love’ wristlet – a very appropriate play on words for Valentine’s Day!

{Get the Look} Sophisticated Femme

Let’s face it. Valentine’s Day frequently has women running for the nearest red, satin, deep – V, ultra minidress. We are here to prove that there are so many other ways to look smoking hott and still leave a little to the imagination. Focus on showing off one of your best features and with this outfit it’s all about those gams! Our very own Christiana, POLISHED Stylist, selected this pencil skirt that hugs in all the right places and shows of your best (dare we say) assets. You’ll turn some heads with this silk-chiffon ruffle sleeve top in a mouthwatering papaya shade and add this?patent leather belt to create that perfect hourglass figure.

From top left corner to right: Catherine Malandrino Silk Chiffon Top - $395, Wolford Jersey Pencil Skirt – $185, Roberto Cavalli Buffalo Horn Earrings – $ 170, M-Butterfly Simple Single Plastic Bead Bracelet - $7.50, Halston Maxine medium clutch – $1995, Badgley Mischka Randee Sandal – $199.99, Lauren by Ralph Lauren Patent Leather Belt – $52, Amrita Singh Kaamini Bangles – $40

Like a delicious Valentine’s day cupcake, it’s all about the frosting, so don’t skimp on frosting yourself in accessories! Dazzle your wrists with this beaded bracelet and bangles and add these Roberto Cavalli earrings for a more evening look then bring out your inner animal?with this zebra print clutch. To complete the look, strut your stuff in these Badgley Mischka t-strap sandals with ruffle detail. The ruffled top compliment the ruffles on the shoes perfectly and add a feminine touch to your Valentine’s date, sophisticated look.

{Get the Look} Grace Kelly Style for Valentine’s

Picture this: ?You?re at a dimly lit caf?, sitting across from your Valentine, batting your eyes affectionately as you share a bottle of red wine. Sounds like a page straight out of a romance novel, but hey.. it could happen! We love a romantic and feminine look for Valentine’s Day. Showing less is more when pulling this look together and that?s why this blush pink dress from Anthropologie with embroidered detailing is perfection. Think of Grace Kelly – that’s what you should be going for. A classic?Mary Jane pump?and Top Shop quilted chain purse give this ensemble a Parisian feel which is in for Winter and Spring 2010. It’s Valentine’s Day, so have fun with your outfit- adorn yourself in pearls! We chose this clustered pearl cuff that has a Victorian feel and a layered pearl statement necklace. This necklace is sure to?bring the focus up to your beautiful face, which will make it impossible for your date to take his eyes off you all night!

Top Left Corner: ?Flowered Detailed Multi-Chain Necklace – $38.95, Pictureshow Dress – $298, Encounter Mary Jane – $174.99, The Paris by Marc B** -$70.00, Carolee LUX ?Victorian Runway? Ornate Pearl Cuff – $250

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