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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Her

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This Valentine’s Day wish list errr I mean, gift guide, has a little bit of everything for any special lady in your life!! Use it to find a great surprise for your mom, sister or that one friend you know is going to have a tough Feb. 14th this year. Or, show it to your man for a no brainer shopping list for you! Either way, you’ll be giving or receiving something sweet and pretty in pink this Valentine’s season!

1. Essie Polish in Fiesta– You can never have too many pink nail polishes!! Fiesta by Essie is my go-to!! It’s especially crucial to keep these polishes on hand if you’re a recovering gel nail addict like me. – $8

2. Dior Addict Lip Glow in Sheer Pink– The Dior Addict products are basically the best thing that ever happened to my beauty arsenal! They go on smoothly, last all day & come in fabulous colors. The sheer pink color is so sweetly feminine and will look great on anyone! – $30

3. Kate Spade Cedar Street Maise Satchel in Rosy Dawn– Let’s look past that cheesy color description name and think about how great of a gift this would make for the woman in your life!! If you aren’t into the “rosy dawn” (gag) there are several other pink tones that would also be great for your Valentine! If you’re local to Charleston, you can also find this bag at Gwynn’s in Mt. Pleasant. – $298

4. Kate Spade Small Square Studs in Light Pink– Light pink sounds much better, right? These pretty little studs are a great gift if you’re not looking to break the bank, but still give something special! If you’re local to Charleston, you can find these at Southern Protocol Boutique. (along with tons of other great Kate Spade gifts) – $38

5. Ahh-Larm– Nothing says “I love you” more than wanting to protect the women in your life! The Ahh-larm is an alarm, flashlight and stylish keychain all in one. Bonus: it’s a little on the large side, so losing your keys is never an issue! If you’re local to Charleston, you can find these at Out of Hand in Old Village. – $24.99

6. Moon & Lola Coffee Mug– Ahhh the gift that keeps on giving! Your Valentine will be reminded of how much you love them every time they pick up their mug and are told they’re gorgeous! This makes a great gift for someone that you don’t want to spend a ton, but want to make a big impact. – $28

7. Marysia Antibes Scalloped Bandeau Bikini– It’s never too early to start preparing for the warm weather!! This makes a great gift alone, or even better alongside plane tickets for 2 to Tulum! I love Marysia’s scalloped style and wore a red one on last Valentine’s Day in the Caribbean myself! – $260

8. Made By Girl Watercolor Lips– I’ve been obsessed with Made By Girl and her work for a long time! (seriously follow her on Instagram, you won’t be disappointed) Her pieces are perfectly girly and fun! This is a great gift for your sister or bff! – $14 unframed or $42 framed

9. Kate Spade Clear Hearts iPhone Case– What does a girl keep closer to her than your heart- her iPhone of course! I don’t mean to go overboard on the Kate Spade, but she is just always so on point with accessories and gift ideas! – $40

10. Manolo Blahnik Pump Light Pink– If you’ve been a really good girl this year, you may find yourself adding a new pair of pink pumps to your collection!! These babies are the perfect wow factor gift. And hey, if you don’t have a Valentine, you can always treat yourself! – $595

Casual Friday

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Happy Friday everyone!! You’ve made it through the week, so why not celebrate with hot pink loafers and a casual look that will take you all through the weekend?! Disclaimer- everything I am wearing except the loafers is from TARGET! Some of you may love this and others may shake your head in disgust. For those head shakers, we just cannot be friends because Target is probably the best thing that ever happened to me (besides my husband, of course-hehe). This is a super cute laid back outfit to take you errand running (aka spending hours in Target), on a casual lunch date, or if you’re a mommy doing fun weekend stuff with the kids. Jean shirt and white shorts by itself- it’s been done, it’s pretty plain. But, add some pops of pink and you’ve instantly taken your outfit to sassy and fun! I absolutely love wearing a necklace {yes, that’s Target too} over a collar like this! It takes an otherwise simple neckline up a notch making the collar your blank canvas to jazz up however you like. Now, onto the loafers!! When we were on our honeymoon in Italy, Todd got a pair of bright blue loafers and I fell in love! So, when I saw these Manolos on sale-in Charleston-in this color-and my size was the last left-I knew it was FATE!! Now granted, I never expected my first pair of Manolos to be a pair of flats, much less loafers, but I love them! I’m not sure whether Carrie Bradshaw would be proud or she would be a head shaker right now too? Oh well! Loafers are the must have comfort shoe of the year! They effortlessly take you from season to season and are easy to throw on with practically any attire. So, put away those Tory Burch Reva flats and try out something a little more daring from the menswear world- I promise you will not be disappointed in the loafer!

Shoes- Manolo Blahnik from Bob Ellis Shoes (similar here)  /  Top- Target  /  Shorts- Target  /  Necklace- Target