Valentine’s Day admittedly isn’t for everyone – I may or may not have been broken up with one fateful Valentine’s Day. But, haven’t we all been there? Plus, it was most definitely for the best. Whether you’re a fan of the holiday (I know someone who claims it as her *favorite* holiday of them all), or you think it is too commercial – it is hard to deny the adorable and feminine clothing (or clothing optional) items that released for this holiday.

With Valentine’s Day just over a week away, I wanted to round up my favorite picks from around the web – whether you want to lounge at home alone, have a movie night with your most beloved girlfriends, want to look festive for the office, or you have a hot date. Or maybe…you just like pink and red. And hearts 💖


1.Gisele PJ set in Vineyard Wine by Eberjey – $120
2.Delfina Enchanted Romper in Candlelight Peach by Eberjey – $95
3. Staci Pajamas in Chili (print is adorable daisies and bees) by Morgan Lane (top is $278, matching shorts and pants are available as well).
4. Lips Applique Stripe Tee by Graham & Spencer – $99
5. Heart Tee by Sundry – $78
6. Sequin Heart Cardigan by Moth – $138
7. Love Letters Purse by Kate Spade – $378 (SO cute!)
8. Taylor Stripe Heart Shirt by Rails – $158
9. Long Sleeve Ruffle Top by JoosTricot – $595 (Metallic knit! 😍)
10. Becaw Lace Dress by Club Monaco – $328
11. Wollstan Lace Dress by Club Monaco – $268 (I’m slightly partial to pale pink dresses from Club Monaco. Four our first V-Day, I found a pale pink dress, aptly named the “Lauren Dress” on the sale rack at Club Monaco! It was the last one, and it was my size – fate!)
12. Sophia All You Need is Love North/South Clutch by Alice + Olivia – $495
13. Adah Dress by Maria Lucia Hohan – $515 (The blush pink satin dress of my dreams! 😍)
14. Geddy Sequin Star Dress by Joie – On sale for $233

As of yet, I’m not quite sure which of the above options are going to apply to my Valentine’s Day. S likes to keep me on my tip toes until the day of (or in the case of our 1st Valentine’s Day, until we were in the car on the way). I like to think its because he loves to surprise me – but I know there was at least one time that the plans were left to the last minute! Here’s hoping you all have an enjoyable one 💗

 


By Emily McDowell Studio – Available for purchase here and here.

See my picks for Valentine’s Day Gifts for yourself, your friends, and your significant other!
 

1. Tom Ford’s Oud Wood – notes of Rare Oud Wood, Sandalwood, Chinese Pepper, Rosewood, Tonka Bean, Vanilla (special size starting at $145)

2. John Wayne Bracelet – Because some guys like jewelry too. “…Given to soldiers as a symbol of friendship and respect by the Montagnard tribe.” ($80)

3. Deep Sea Sand Art – perfect for anyone’s desk (Got this for S a few years ago! $85)

4. Fossil Townsman 48mm Automatic Light Brown Leather Watch – with movement! ($225.00)

5. A Man and His Watch by Matthew Hranek – This one is hard to find! You may have some luck at your local bookseller ($33)

6. Burberry London Leather Card Case in Burgundy – S still won’t let me live down that I got him a maroon one instead of a LE Mineral Green one ($225)

7. Fondale Vase – Guys like flowers (or at least greenery) too. What better than to present them in a vase “inspired by the shape of airflow funnels on the decks of large ships.” German engineered to boot 😉 ($250)

8. Frog Prince – While it may seem cheesy on the surface, I gifted this to S a few years ago for is desk at work (to me, he really was my Prince out of a sea of toads). When his office went to a clean desk policy, I was pleasantly surprised to see this surface front and center on his desk at home. Best presented with a heartfelt card (Full disclosure, this thing is small, $68)

9. Terre Noire candle by MAD et LEN – black soil, petrified pine and aged oakwood ($110, but get 10% off your first purchase when you sign up for their emails)

10. House Blend Coffee from District Roasters – Notes of chocolate and hints of juniper. Roasted in Houston, TX. Bonus: pair it with a handmade mug ($16 for 12oz. bag)

11. Saint Rita Parlor Parfüm – Notes of Whiskey, tobacco, and rose. Saint Rita Parlor is based in Los Angeles, and they make interesting things (starting at $40)

12. Dark Chocolate Bourbon Bears by Sugarfina – Tried these at my local Sugarfina counter, and they’re positively yummy. If your SO (or you) is a vodka fan (S isn’t), their “Vodka is Always a Good Idea” set is adorable as well ($26)

13. Wild Man Grooming Kit – After Shave, Man Mist, Bod Butter, Soap ($60)

1. Jasmine Morganite Cluster Ring – For anyone who likes sparkle. Would even make a beautiful engagement ring ($290. Further customizations available on artist, Emi Conner’s website. But it won’t reach you in time for Valentine’s Day!)

2. Haffke Bronze With Rose Picture Frame – Just add meaningful photo, or an antique print ($103. Pricing due to quality of materials)

3. Tiffany’s Interlocking Circle Necklace – I have a soft spot for this, as S gifted this to me for our first Valentine’s Day! I was completely taken aback by such a thoughtful and beautiful gift. And I still wear it. Plus, who doesn’t love a little bit of Tiffany’s Blue? ($375)

4. Mothership IV Eyeshadow Palette from Pat McGrath Labs – If you or your girl are into makeup, you cannot do better than this limited edition palette. Full pale girl review coming early next week! ($125)

5. Colette Madam Gown by Eberjey – Just look at the beautiful lace back ($110)

6. PHI One Rose de Kandahar EdP by Tauer Perfumes – One of my favorite date night fragrances, and I’m not normally a fan of rose. Notes of apricot, cinnamon, bitter almond, bergamot, rose essential oil, Bulgarian rose absolute, Bourbon geranium, tobacco, patchouli, vetiver, vanilla, tonka, musk, ambergris ($160. Sample available here for $4)

7. Staub Cast-Iron Heart Cocottes, Set of 3 – Perfect for whipping up heart shaped desserts…or some gnocchi romana :X ($60)

8. La Naissance d’Aphrodite Triangle Bodysuit by ID Sarrieri – Something reddish pink and lacy ($676, but 20% off when you sign up for their emails. More budget friendly option here!)

9. Lace bralette by Anine Bing – Something black and lacy ($99)

10. UGG Addison Slippers – Also available in blush pink and silvery grey ($70)

11. Marshmallow Hearts from Williams-Sonoma – Gift with Cardamom Rose drinking chocolate and a delicate cup ($10 for the marshmallows; $20 for the drinking chocolate; $12 for the cup – currently on promotion for $10)

12. Pressed Shimmering Skin Perfecting Powder in Prismatic Amethyst by Becca – A unique lavender highlighter for an makeup lover ($38)

13. Rosy Velvet Pouch – cute clutch, or extremely luxurious pouch ($48)