by Molly Fergus, REDBOOK
Forget blowing a week's grocery budget on a new frock this Valentine's Day. Instead, make a couple of these small changes that will catch even the most fashion-oblivious man's eyes.
1. Sport a different 'do
The hubs might not notice if you slide your part a quarter inch to the right, but he will turn his head if you make a major swap, say from soft and straight to bombshell waves. The reasoning: He can see you put in some extra effort - just for him.
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2. Spritz a fresh scent
Smell is the most potent memory trigger, so instead of spraying from that same old bottle of Chanel Chance, seal in the celebratory mood with a sultry new eau de parfum. Not ready to splurge on a pricey full-sized bottle? Try one of Sephora's purse-sized mini roller balls, many priced at less than $25.
3. Turn down new sheets
Even if your man can't tell jersey from 500 thread-count Egyptian cotton, he'll feel the difference when you two hop into bed. If you're feeling especially generous, hunt down a set branded by his favorite sports team, like these surprisingly toned-down University of Missouri sheets from Target. Just keep it to college or the pros: Baseball bat patterns are too reminiscent of third grade.
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