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What I Wore: Valentine's Day

As tempted as I was to run out and buy a new outfit for Valentine's Day, I decided to do the frugal thing and work with what I already had in my closet—plus a few new trendy accessories. I began with this bright red dress from Forever 21 that I had worn sans tights with strappy teal sandals and a teal sash to a wedding last summer. Then I started winterizing the whole look (we're back to freezing here in the Northeast) with this Norma Kamali for Walmart blazer (cuffs rolled up); new black tights from Target; this new black belt from Target; and these new black shoes, also from (ta-da!) Target. I finished the look with a gold pyramid stud bangle by Kenneth Jay Lane (via Gilt) and this magenta wristlet from the Marc by Marc Jacobs store in Chicago. The outfit went over well with the boyfriend, who treated me to a fantastic dinner last night (we're celebrating V-Day and other things all weekend long). What I can't tell you was what I wore underneath my frock, but let's just say it was as important as the rest of the ensemble.

Have a fab Valentine's Day everyone!