"All you need is love." Well, love, and a good fashion sense is all you needIn celebration of Valentine's Day, let's kiss goodbye the cliché flowers and posh chocs, and instead, turn our attention to something fashionable and sparkly. I love fashion as most women do, in one way or another, but it isn't just about clothes...it's emotional...it's a part of us. It allows us to experiment with trends or play it safe, but more importantly, to express our personalities without saying a word. 

With hearts on my mind, I pulled together some Valentine-inspired looks with one essential requirement- staying power. That means these looks will have a lot of wear left in them long after February 14th. And nothing gets my heart fluttering like beautiful jewelry...that all important finishing touch. You'll love the new baubles and can always count on Carabella to have a collection of unique pieces you won't see anywhere else. So if you're looking for a gift for someone and are short on ideas, or just want to treat yourself, (I mean, there's absolutely nothing wrong with saying, "I love me"), I'm happy to share with you some refreshing options to express your look of love. 

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Scarlet is the order of the day, and CURIO's mesh hooded sweater surely fits the bill. I can't get enough of this color, it's so energizing, and the easy-going style is ideal for layering and completing a casual look. SUNDRY's Just Love tee adds a bit of whimsey, and the Cha Cha scarf from ECHO is a pretty compliment. The Emile necklace is one of my favorites. When it catches the light, the faceted translucent beads really shimmer. It would literally go with everything you own. I paired it with a turquoise stone/freshwater pearl bracelet from SUZY T for an eye-catching duo.

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For an oh so sweet dose of laid-back chic, look no further than this distressed tee by SUNDRY. It's cute coming and going. The cuts in the fabric look undecidedly accidental, and the crossback styling is cool and flirty. You can't go wrong with either of SUZY T's stone/leather bracelets to add some eye candy to your outfit. The smoke-grey Emile Cheq necklace is an understated and beautiful piece to enhance your jewelry collection.

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Paint the town red in DONNA DEGNAN's fresh take on the LBD. You will love the universally flattering shape and fit of this A-line dress. I would wear this year-round and style it sharp and sophisticated with a pair of heels, and keep it sporty with a pair of sandals, even dressy flip-flops. So on-trend with a cold-shoulder and softly-draped sleeve, this dress ultimately fits into Carabella's interpretation of classic style with a twist. I love the timeless appeal of black-and-white, so I chose the Frisco necklace to style-up the dress. I couldn't decide which SUZY T bracelet to wear, so I put on both. Pop some color with lapis blue on textured leather or go neutral with a grey-toned stone on metallic leather. 

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Why wear your heart on your sleeve when it looks so much better on the front of this PROJECT sweater? This cotton crewneck pullover is adorned with a red/navy striped heart and elbow patches, knitted into the sweater. The slight shirt-tail hem is a nice subtle detail. ECHO's Eden striped scarf has all the luscious colors you need to brighten any ensemble. The white-on-white python leather bracelet from SUZY T is crisp, clean, and absolutely stunning. 

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Instead of flowers that look fresh for, well, maybe a day or two, treat yourself to something that will look fresh forever; the essential white denim jacket. AG has perfected the style by adding stretch to this seasonless staple. You'll love the way it moves with you, so comfortable, especially when driving. SUNDRY does it again with another cute tee. The Love Me Forever tee leaves nothing to chance. I kept the jewelry neutral with the Emile Cheq multi-strand necklace, and balanced the look with an edgy black leather/mother-of-pearl design bracelet from SUZY T

Regardless of what your plans are for Valentine's Day; dinner out, cozy night at home, galentine's celebration (fun, right?!), or absolutely nothing, you don't need a special day to wear any these outfits. 

So, whatever your heart desires, Carabella curates a fabulous selection of the latest fashions and accessories, updating constantly, to meet your wants and needs. The key is frequent drop-ins. I discovered and fell in love with Carabella, many years ago; it's where the foundation of my wardrobe is built and where I continue to refine my style through an accumulation of in-store experiences. There's really so much to love about Carabella, but I especially love the sisterhood of the Bella's. Each with unique talents to bear, we're woven into this beautiful fashion tapestry, bound by a common thread...Caring Customer Service.

What do you love about Carabella? Please share your love with a comment below.

  

Because staying in is the new going out...(thanks for sharing your oven Marshall).