Valentine

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

Hopeless Romantic

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Happy Valentine’s Day!! I feel like most people have a love/hate relationship with this holiday, completely dependent upon their current romantic relationship status. But, whether you have a hot date with your man or your girlfriends you should get all dolled up because you should love YOU! And what better way to show yourself some love than looking hot in a red dress and high heels? { bonus: if you are in a relationship, your man probably won’t hate it }This sassy little red number never fails to make me feel fabulous! I wore it with a pretty nude suede sling back peep toe pump. While this is a fairly simple shoe, it exudes femininity and is perfect for a girly Valentine’s look. I also have a pair of fierce leopard print Louboutins that I wear with this when I’m feeling wild and fearless! To top off the sweet Valentine’s look I wore a pink and orange statement necklace. It has a splash of red and really compliments the dress nicely. Considering it is February 14, chances are most Valentine’s will be pretty chilly. This is the perfect opportunity to wear your fur! (real or faux) Mine is a vintage mink stole that was my Great Grandmother’s. This is an even better reason to wear on this day particularly because it truly means so much to me and she is such a wonderful reminder of how to love. This outfit is perfect for a flirty, feminine look whether you have date night or girls night to look forward to. Either way, remember today and every day to LOVE YOURSELF!!

 

Dress- Express / Necklace- Monkee’s of Daniel Island / Shoes- Bob Ellis / Stole- Vintage

Love is All You Need

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Pink has been my absolute favorite color since I was a little girl and I don’t see that changing anytime soon. And love is my absolute favorite thing, whether it be romantic, family, that brand new pair of red bottom shoes… So, I decided why not combine the two? This look is the perfect mid-week Valentine’s outfit. It is comfortable enough and cute enough to get you through the rest of your week with a smile on your face. This hot pink sweater was a no brainer, must buy for me. I wear it with everything from jeans and flats to yoga pants and tennis shoes. Don’t be scared of the neon if you’re not a bright colors kind of gal. Step out of your comfort zone and try this look! The hot pink really adds a fun, youthfulness to any ladies’ attire! Today I wore it with a pair of white skinny jeans. I know what most of you are thinking- “but I thought no white after Labor Day?!?!” YOU CAN WEAR WHITE ANYTIME OF YEAR, I repeat YOU CAN WEAR WHITE ANYTIME OF YEAR!!! It has actually been a super chic look this Winter, even wearing all white or two different shades of white. This has been a huge trend for celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Jessica Alba. I rolled my jean because I love a good rolled pant leg. Something so simple can really take your outfit to a more stylish place. The rolled pant can be worn with heels, sandals, wedges or flats. I paired it with another statement piece- gold glitter studded loafers- need I say more? These shoes are so fabulous and so much fun to wear! They take any outfit to a snazzier level, but because they’re a loafer also keep that classic look. To really top off my Valentine’s festivity I wore a pair of LOVE earrings. Although these can be worn anytime of the year (like the white, remember) they are especially perfect for this week. This outfit is pure fun and should be worn with a big smile on your face and in your heart! Spread the love this Valentine’s week!

Sweater- Gap / Pants- Vigoss / Shoes- Steve Madden / Earrings- C. Wonder / Watch- Michael Kors 

 

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Today begins the first day of a week full of Valentine’s attire posts! Why celebrate just one day when you can play dress up all week? This get up is something you can take from the office to date night. This is why I LOVE a good shift dress! They are so wearable and can be dressed up with heels or dressed down with flats. You could even wear this with tights and boots on a chilly day. Not to mention it is super comfortable! The animal print is another great, versatile aspect of this dress. Animal print=neutral and can be worn with basically any color! Given the festivities this week, I decided to add a fun pop of red this time with a pair of suede pointy toe heels. They really take what could of been a neutral, safe outfit with a pair of black heels to the next level. And this is not something you have to wait for Valentine’s Day to wear! This style can be worn anywhere from late Fall to early Spring. Now, I am somewhat addicted to lipstick, so I jump at any chance to wear a bright shade! Naturally, I took advantage of the red theme and added it on my lips too. To complete the look I added a medium sized pearl and gold bead necklace. I strongly feel that any shift style dress should ALWAYS be worn with a necklace! Otherwise, you just don’t look finished. The shift also provides a neckline that makes necklaces easy to wear, whether it be a chunky statement or a long pendant. This slightly chunky pearl necklace really polishes the look off nicely. This is a very simple outfit to put together, but gives you a classically chic look that will stand out from the rest.

Dress- J. Crew / Shoes- Kate Spade / Necklace- The Limited / Lipstick- Sephora brand #19 w/ Makeup Forever Aqua Lipliner #8C