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Photos by Melissa Leigh Hansen Photography

Velvet by Graham and Spencer lace dress similar here, Jimmy Choo Isabel pumpsΒ here, vintage cuff similar here, Neiman Marcus clutch similar here

For this month’s edition of Styled Two Ways, Hillary, from Style in a Small Town, and myself decided to focus on the traditional red look for Valentine’s Day since it’s right around the corner. Β Click here to see her post on this gorgeous H&M dress! Red can look gorgeous on any woman. Just make to sure to find the right color to complement your skin tone. Β You will always get noticed in red. Tomato red is really harsh on me so I went for a more berry red with this dress. We shot these pics at the top of the Harold Washington Library in downtown Chicago where there is a beautiful solarium. I had to include a pic of the ceiling because it is so stunning. It was refreshing to have some light for a change while shooting inside. (The snow and dreariness can really get to you sometimes!) Happy early Valentine’s Day! Do you have plans with that special someone or are you over the whole thing? My husband and I fall right in the middle and plan on giving each other little gifts. Have a wonderful weekend!