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!
Valentines Day Guide
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?