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happy Valentine’s Day to our sweet tartes and their sweethearts!

Valentine’s guide: looks for any occasion

Happy Valentine’s, tartelettes! Whether you’re celebrating with your true love, going out with your girls, or staying in and having a night all to yourself, you probably want to look good while doing it. We’ve picked a few looks that would be suitable for any V-Day occasion, all courtesy of some of our favorite personal-style bloggers.


Night Out

When you’re heading out for a night on the town with a hot date, nothing’s better than a silk cocktail dress. We love the stunning bejeweled back on this one on Cupcakes and Cashmere’s Emily Schuman.


Daytime Date

Or perhaps you’re meeting your Valentine for a lunch date? Hit the right balance between casual and coquettish by pairing a short dress and heels with a ladylike coat. Keiko Lynn’s Keiko Lynn does it just right.


Girls’ Night

If you’re going out with your girls, you can be a little playful. How about a sparkly tank tucked into some gorgeous high-waisted pants? Brooklyn Blonde’s Helena tops hers off with a jacket; we’d suggest either a faux-leather bomber or a super-fitted blazer.


Romantic Weekend

Your love is whisking you off on a romantic weekend get-away? Lucky girl! Take a cue from Cupcakes and Cashmere’s Emily Schuman on how to travel in style: adorable oxfords, bright skinnies, and layered button-downs.



… And be sure to pack such suitcase-friendly separates such  as a long skirts and  a striped tees. As Atlantic-Pacific’s Blair “Bee” Eadie shows, they make for the perfect romantic-yet-casual combo.


Valentine’s Day cocktails

At tarte, Valentine’s Day doesn’t discriminate. To us, it’s a holiday worth celebrating regardless of your romantic status. (…So, what’s yours?) And to help you start the V-Day party we asked a couple of ladies here in the office to spill on their love lives, their picks for a hot Valentine’s lip and their favorite drink recipes.

For the single gal…

name: Mel

tarte position: The color corrector

m.o.: Bohemian chic with tomboy edge

status: My alter ego is ‘hot single Mel.”  I had my heart torn apart a few months ago. In order to get back on my dating feet, I created HSM – a super confident and happier version of me. But now, I really am her.

Valentine’s lip: LipSurgence™ matte lip tint in fiery  layered up with maracuja divine shine lip gloss in natural beauty.

Valentine’s libation: Painting the town red

Combine 2bottles of red wine, 3 oz of gin, 2 tablespoons of sugar in the raw, 1 cup of frozen raspberries, 1 cup of fresh strawberries, 1 sliced lemon lemon  & 1 sliced  lime in a large punch bowl (Yes, a bowl! You’re having your girlfriends over after all). Stir the mixture and let it sit overnight in the refrigerator. Pour the sangria into glasses filled halfway with ice and top off with guarana soda.


And the girl in love…

name: Donna

tarte position: The cashwrap ring leader

m.o.: Urban modern mixed with rocker chic

status: We’ve been married nearly 4 years, but we’ve been living together for 19. When we met, marriage was not a priority for either of us because it was a mutual “I choose you.”  After a decade and a half of weathering life’s ups and downs, we decided to celebrate our life shared and our future together by tying the knot. My one condition  “I’ll marry you if I can still be your girlfriend.”

Valentine’s lip: LipSurgence™ matte lip tint in lively layered up with maracuja divine shine lip gloss in amused. 

Valentine’s libation: Staying in love
Mix Patron Tequila, Cointreau and pink grapefruit juice.
Add a large squeeze of lime,
Then garnish with a lime.