Get ‘Lo: 3 Valentine’s Day Date Outfits For All The Single Ladies

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Just because you don’t have a serious BF locked down to be your Valentine’s Day date this year doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice having fun. After all, it is JUST a Hallmark holiday. If you’re a gal that happens to be flying ‘lo while Cupid is aiming his bow at some serious couple in an Italian restaurant reenacting that scene from Lady and the Tramp, here are three date night suggestions for you. And, most importantly, a little inspo on what to wear that evening.

 

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If your plans involve a casual dinner with your best lady pals, show your V Day spirit with a red lip. On the downside, you won’t be using it to pucker up but, on the upside, at least you know it will last the whole night through. We l-o-v-e NARS’ “Manhunter” – the name says it all – jusssst in case y’all decide to go on the prowl. Bonus points for adding a statement heart somewhere, like the one on these quirky flats from Jeffrey Campbell. They’re not only perfect for the occasion, they’ll also carry you through spring. See, love doesn’t have to be a losing game.

WEAR IT: Half Sheer Half Opaque Tights, $18, available at Topshop; Cable Knit Khaki Sweater, $22.79, available at Romwe; Michael Kors Tortoise Watch, $250, available at Nordstrom; NARS “Manhunt” Lipstick, $26, available at Sephora; Leather Trim Tuxedo Shorts, $158, available at Madewell; Jeffrey Campbell “Got Heart” Loafer, $99, available at Urban Outfitters

 

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Wanna Cyber? Take Up to 40% OFF with 33 H-O-T Holiday Shopping Deals

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Make holiday shopping a snap this year. Take advantage of these 33 H-O-T cyber monday 2013 deals for everyone on your list.

Your fave brands are offering up to 40% off which means you can use your savings for a personal treat. That, Marc by Marc clutch you’ve been looking at is ON SALE but you have to hurry.

Ready, set, SHOP!!

1. ASOS – 30% off everything with code GIMMEMORE through December 4 (5am EST). Restrictions: Valid on US orders only. Single use only. Max spend of $889. Exclusions apply.

2. Topshop – 30% off selected lines.

3. Gap – 40% off your entire purchase with promo code: CYBER.

4. Cambridge Satchel Company – 25% off select styles through December 2.

5. BlankNYC – 25% off with promo code CYBERCRAZE.

6. Genetic – 35% off everything when you spend $200 or more (Code: CYBER35) and 50% off everything when you spend $500 or more (CODE: CYBER50).

7. Gorjana – 40% off + free shipping through 12/6.

8. Icing – 30% off everything with promo code CYBER2013. Excludes clearance and gift cards.

9. BaubleBar – Play “Cyber Savings Smash” to score one of four deals: 20% off site wide, 30% off site wide, $25 off (orders of $50 or more), or a $100 gift card through December 3.

10. Piperlime – 30% off sale with promo code: CYBER through December 2. Restrictions: Offer valid online only in the US and Puerto Rico. Additional restrictions and exclusions apply.

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Shopcade Style: China Doll

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One of the summer’s most refreshing trends on Shopcade, and all over the fashion world, is inspired by ancient hand painted porcelain from the Far East.

High fashion brands like Dolce & Gabbana and Roberto Cavalli have worked the blue and white porcelain prints into their Spring 2013 collections but many other, more affordable, brands have taken a stab at the China print trend as well.

 

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Inspiration for the trend dates back to the 9th century when cobalt blue decorations began adorning white porcelain pottery. The Chinese embraced this aesthetic and adorned bowls, plates, sculptures, and vases with hand-painted dragons and flowers for hundreds of years. Since the 16th century many other cultures (namely European) have adopted the look utilizing designs that better represent their own culture.

The pieces in the image above are modern representations of the ancient practice with bowls from Hic, lamp from China Furniture Online, and jar and vase from C. Wonder.

 

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China print style. Looks L-R: dress by Pencey, top by Free People and dress by Gap.

 

The China print style can be seen across brands in pants, dresses, tops, shoes, swimwear and accessories. Prints can be floral or geometric, construction loose and airy and sturdy with clean lines. Lucky for you Shopcade has made seeking these pieces out a lot easier!

One of our favorite pieces is a fun and flirty swing dress by ASOS that would work with any budget, on any body. Other great pieces include a fun Oscar De La Renta lotus swimsuit, retro dress from ModCloth, and Alice + Olivia cuffed shorts.

You don’t have to find a piece with the perfect pattern to wear this trend. Pair a crisp white top with a pair of sleek cobalt ankle pants — the color combination is the key.

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This skater skirt by ASOS is a summer must have!

 

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If your budget is a little higher try this “Dahlia” tiered gown by Alice + Olivia.

 

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These skinnies from Forever 21 are great to pair with light neutrals!