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The Fashion Menu: February

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Between NYC, Washington, and Chicago, our editors are in the midst of sub-zero temperatures, but managing to keep warm between jam-packed event calendars, spending time with our Galentines, and exploring new restaurants for brunch. This month, we’re inspired by love and drawn to romantic shades of red and pink, lush fabrics such as velvet and lace, and a variety of girly motifs like hearts and bows.

We incorporate edgy elements such as leather, moto boots, and camo print to avoid over-the-top femininity, as pictured by Bitch in the City Ally below.

Whether you spent Valentine’s snuggled with someone special or bonding with your besties, you’ll fall head over heels for our February must-haves. Here’s what we are serving up on our February Fashion Menu.

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Zara top (old, similar here) | American Apparel leggings | H&M over-the-knee boots | C. Wonder crossbody (similar)

Apparel
Tops
Although we’re dreaming romantically of spring, it’s undeniable that it is still sweater weather. This ribbed cashmere turtleneck in electric red fits perfectly in anyone’s Valentines wardrobe. Cozy up to a low-key date night in this textured pullover sweater from Madewell.

For those of you lucky enough to be whisked away this winter to warmer temps, this flirty asymmetrical BCBG Remmie top in red is a must-have for that beach getaway.  Staying local? Chicago Editor in Chief Kristin sure is, and she can’t wait to rock this top with her leather skirt at a girls night out.

DC Baby Bitch Amanda upgraded her go-to t-shirt with this J. Crew structured ruffled shirt.There’s nothing better than feeling fancy and comfortable.

While hesitant about florals, Head Bitch in Charge Cori Sue can’t resist this pink, ruffled neoprene blouse from Cynthia Rowley. We’re eager for spring to arrive, when you can rock this top with white denim and a neutral sandal.

Chicago Social Bitch Amber’s transitioning her heavy winter jacket to a bright spring coat with the Talia coat by Kate Spade in ‘sweetheart pink’. The coat is also available in a neutral ‘mushroom’ color. Either way,  the scallop detail is easy to fall for!

Bottoms
Bitch in the City Emily loves these low rise slim vintage cords from Joe Fresh in dusty pink; They’re super affordable and extremely flattering!

Heading out for champagne and martinis on Friday? Don’t have time to head home to change after work? This REISS Orta Lace Pencil Skirt can certainly come off as chic and classy in the office, yet fun and romantic when the sun goes down.

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Dresses
Scallops and bows, oh my. Kate Spade released a few fun, flirtatious frocks in hot pink and black just in time for the holiday of love. Amanda thinks there is nothing more flattering than a fit-and-flare frock. She will step up her look with this hot pink ASOS scuba dress.

Ready to bring your wardrobe out of the ‘winter blahs’? Amber’s betting on this fun and feminine pink DVF wrap dress to do the trick!

Chicago Baby Bitch Jacqueline demands a lot from both her man and her wardrobe, so ASOS‘ Sisley Dress with Ruffles and Tie Waist fits right in, easily transitioning from work to happy hour.

Emily’s up for a romp with this sweet rosette number from Journelle. Lacy and dainty, you can look sexy without sacrificing comfort with this romper.

Accessories
Sunnies
We love glamour all year round. So we rock a great pair of large Warby Parker sunnies for a Hollywood glam vibe that’s appropriate any season.

Who needs rose-colored glasses with this Rebecca Minkoff heart sunglasses pouch? They have Amanda dreaming of sunny days on the beach during this wintery weather.

Jewelry
Emily spices up her arm candy in drab February with fun pieces like this chunky candy apple bracelet from Mae Movement.

Amber’s ready and willing to try this fun earring trend with the Birthstone Ear Crawler Set from BaubleBar. These make for fun birthday gifts for the ladies too!

Gold Bangles. We don’t know about you, but Kristin can’t get enough of them. Whether this Sarah Chloe Gold Engraveable Bangle flies solo, or is layered with a trendy rose gold watch and other stylish arm candy, this bracelet is Kristin’s go-to accessory. It also makes a fabulous gift!

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Michael Kors watch | Ann Taylor bracelet

Shoes
Speaking of spring, Cori Sue is finally biting the bullet to invest in those long-sought-after Salvatorre Ferragamo Varina bow flats. Now, to decide between nude and red.

Kristin has been eyeing these red Valentino Patent Bow Pumps ever since she bought them in black. Let’s be honest, we can’t wear five-inch heels every day, these “lower” pumps are amazingly comfy and are the perfect shoe to wear to work, a party, or even with a pair of skinny jeans.

Bags
This Michael Kors wallet is the perfect pop of color to your winter greys.

Amber is ready to spring for a new bag and this ‘Jerrie Rose’ tote from Marc by Marc Jacobs is the perfect floral for the season!

Beauty
There’s little CSM loves more than hot pink and a great bow. Our HBIC wears a fuschia matte lip year round—if you’re feeling romantic follow suite with a great lipstick from MAC.

Sick of the deep blues, drab grays, and dark purples? Need a pop of color to help remind you that spring is on the way? Kristin is brightening up her polish and trying out each shade in the Essie Red Collection. With names like Scarlett O’Hara, Clam Bake, and A-List, who can resist these pops of color?

Roses really smell like boo, right? Remind your man with a whiff of Roses de Chloé.

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When Jacqueline is feeling a little cheeky, she reaches for Lip2Cheek in Illusive by RMS. She has sensitive skin and is obsessed with efficiency, so this two in one product, is an essential.

Amanda’s makeup is doing double duty with this Dior Cheek and Lip stain on your next date night. He won’t be the only thing making it look like you’re blushing.

Amber can’t wait to get her hands on this limited edition cult favorite, the Sugar Rose Extreme Lip Treatment. This beauty favorite is enriched with real rose oil for a fresh floral scent. Not to mention, how cute is the packaging?!

Below are our top picks for a fabulous February:

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