Half the excitement of celebrating Valentine's Day is getting dressed up for the occasion. To help you look and feel flawless, we paired our favorite lipsticks and gorgeous mini bags to carry them in this holiday.
Grace Mini Gold-Plated Enamel Shoulder Bag, Mark Cross ($4,500). net-a-porter.com; Belle Bloom Satin Lip Color, Christian Louboutin ($90). Neiman Marcus, Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-966-9700
We can't think of a better occasion to take this Mark Cross bag out for a spin. Boasting black and white zigzags, this gold-plated bag will play the perfect host for your Christian Louboutin lipstick. Encased in a matching gold pointed tube, this unique shade of sensual rose will give you a silky finish and a muted shine.
Glimmer Rainbow Clutch, Ashlyn'd ($435). Intermix, The Shops at Georgetown Park, 3300 M St. NW M060, 202-298-8080; Amazonian Butter Lipstick in Salmon Pink, tarte ($17). Sephora, 3065 M St. NW, 202-338-5644
Whether you're out on a first date or celebrating years of companionship, complement your eye-catching carryall with a glossy lipstick featuring a whimsical print casing. The murumuru butter used in this tarte option will moisturize your lips while giving your pout a brush of color for kissable lips.
Monogram Small Baby Leather Clutch Bag, Saint Laurent ($995). Neiman Marcus, Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-966-9700; Passionate Fuschia Pure Envy Lip Gloss, Estée Lauder ($26). esteelauder.com
Jazz up your accessories with this electrifying printed leather clutch with "baby" typography on the front. Plus, nothing pairs better with a bold statement bag than a luscious lip gloss in a jolting shade of pink for a bright and shimmering finish.
Mini Amor Fati Bag, M2Malletier ($1,435). fwrd.com; Lipstick in Buzzed, butter LONDON ($22). Nordstrom, 8075 Tysons Corner Center, McLean, 703-761-1121
We can't think of a better time to experiment with different styles and looks than on Valentine's Day. This year, stray away from the typical reds and pinks for a chocolaty hue that features a creamy texture and alluring scent.
Volume Clutch, Mansur Gavriel ($695). Barneys New York, 3040 M St. NW, 202-350-5832; K.I.S.S.I.N.G Kiss Chase Fallen From the Lipstick Tree, Charlotte Tilbury ($32). charlottetilbury.com
Lock in all your Valentine's Day essentials, including this new Charlotte Tilbury lipstick, in this romantic red clutch with gold hardware. What sets apart the Kiss Chase lipstick is its antioxidant-infused formula, which will protect your lips from harmful UV rays and pollution, leaving them looking irresistible.
Castellum Minaudière, Rauwolf ($2,640). Barneys New York, 3040 M St. NW, 202-350-5832; Extra Rich Lipstick Velvet in Shade # 315, Clé de Peau Beauté ($65). cledepeaubeaute.com
This architectural-style Rauwolf minaudière, which features frosted Plexiglas that resemble gemstones, offers an all-white finish for a barely-there look. Add in a striking contrast to your look with a hydrating and intense shade of pink that won't bleed or feather.
Don't spend your time worrying about how long your lipstick will last you during dinner, thanks to Dolce & Gabbana's lipstick, which guarantees a luscious, opaque finish for long-lasting coverage. Bring your Valentine's Day essentials with you in a whimsical Lego-inspired clutch that says you don't play by the rules.