Are you a lover of Valentine’s Day? I feel like enjoying Valentine’s Day is something of an art. Whether you have a significant other or are spending the day solo – There ARE things that you can enjoy about this “holiday.”
While I’ve had a boyfriend on a few Valentine’s Days over the years the most memorable one was actually a few months post-break up. I was with my Aunt and Uncle for a fun weekend of champagne, laughter, and too much chocolate – My uncle got me a giant heart filled with chocolates that was so big I couldn’t get my arms around it! To this day I keep a picture of my Aunt & I laughing so hard we’re nearly in tears from that night on my bedside table.
Was I miserable because I was single? No. Was I wallowing over my recent breakup? No. Was I wearing pink? Hell no!
If you’re one of those lucky people who can ignore or even forget that it’s Valentine’s Day than congratulations, you’re much more evolved than I am. So, whether you’re looking for the perfect gift to surprise your partner with, deciding on a date night outfit, or just looking for a way to get through this in one piece, here’s a great collection of links and some of my own fool-proof ways to have a good Valentine’s Day!
Tips for enjoying yourself:
Make it a group thing! Another incredibly memorable Valentine’s Day was spent with my friend Lauren, we got all dressed up & went out to dinner just the two of us. Not only did we have a great meal and exchange fun, girly gifts, we laughed ourselves breathless listening to the date at the table next to ours.
Suggestions For Solo Survival:
Pamper yourself - Spend a day giving yourself some much deserved attention & indulge yourself. Trust me, you’re worth it. Head out for some shopping & get that killer pair of heels you’ve been eyeing. Get a fabulous mani/pedi or a soothing facial. Treat yourself to a relaxing massage to help reduce stress & tension.
For me, the card is the most important part of a Valentine’s Day gift. I’ve gotten flowers, fancy dinners, and jewelry, but a sweet handwritten message in a card means more than any of the rest of that in my book.
- From The Heart from Could I Have That?
- D.I.Y. Valentine’s Day Card Design Ideas from Project N.C.Y.
- Valentine’s Day Gifts For Everyone on Your List — All Under $100 from FabSugar
- Sweet Valentines from Lilac And Lace
And if you’re a classicist and want to give your lady love – Or yourself – Some killer jewelry for Valentine’s Day than check out Sasha Maks Vintage and get 20% off through February 14th with the code LOVE2013. You can email her and set up a private showing or order fabulous, one-of-a-kind pieces online.
Dress It Up:
Whether you’re planning to make dinner in your PJs, get dolled up for a fancy night out, or you just like to celebrate holidays in style check out these fab posts to help you get a look that you’ll love.
- Check out my Valentine’s Day Inspiration board on Pinterest for some fun fashion to get you in the mood!
- Valentine’s Day Outfit Ideas from Fashion Steele NYC
- Valentine’s Day Nail Art from OPI on Pinterest
- 5 Perfect Valentine’s Day Date Outfits — All Under $150 from FabSugar
What are your plans for this Valentine’s Day? Are you going to get all dressed up?
Want more Valentine’s Day goodness? Check out IFB’s Season of Love project for other submissions that’ll get you ready for Valentine’s Day this year!
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