Valentine’s Day. Love Day. Red. Hearts. Pink. Lips. X’s and O’s. AKA Heather’s FAAAAAVORITE holiday and month of the year.
We’ve been over this, I’m sure. Those people that say “I hate Valentine’s Day, it’s so commercial and fake and people should show their love all year anyway.” and my response is, as it always is, this is true that we should show our love all year round but the truth is some people just don’t and I don’t see a single thing wrong with dedicating a whole day to spreading love around.
Valentine’s Day is to be spent with people you love – and that doesn’t just mean a romantic love. Don’t have a boyfriend or girlfriend? That’s OK – have a girls night! Spend some time with your fam and let them know you care. Or just spend a much deserved solo night (in our out) and treat yo self because of all the love we have and share, loving ourselves should be at the top anyway.
But what do you WEAR to express and celebrate a day of heart eyes and smooches and cuddles and hugs and friendship?? Come on now. I gotchu.
For a fun night out with friends, go bold. Go silly. And go to show your love for your fabulous friendship circle.
A bold gold heel and a pony make this look even more fun.
Too much sparkle for you? That’s OK – why don’t you try some lips and leather instead?
Okay, okay. I know. This is barbie, cotton candy, bubble gum at its finest. I know most people aren’t going to go so hard core with the pink. So here are a few more options for you
Going somewhere formal?
Now, I wore this gorgeous Marchesa gown at the Opera in NYC but this would also work for a fancy play wherever you are. If it’s cold where you are, throw on a cape or a coat for the trek outside.
More casual plans?
Some skinnies, a pair of booties and a heart tank will do the job just fine. I wore this with a leopard cardigan (love those mixed prints!) but a solid color jacket or sweater would also work here.
DATE NIGHT FOR ONE – TREAT YO SELF
Friends busy? No relationship this year? NO WORRIES!! This love day, treat the most special person on the planet – YOU! That’s right – you get up every day, endure the bad days an still get shit done. You are worth a little pampering and why not celebrate that on love day if you are hanging solo?
Stay in. Turn on the iPad, iPod, TV, whatever it is that suits your fancy. Read a book. Make yourself some tasty treats. Give yourself a facial or a mani. Whatever it is that you are doing, make sure you love it and enjoy.
Don’t want to stay in or feel like it will bum you out? That’s okay too – hit the pavement and take yourself on a walk. Go to the beach, the park, smell the roses. Do some yoga, meditate, run, take a hike, have a picnic or just sit in your driveway if you want and chill out.
JUST A LITTLE LOVE
Looking for a way to add a pop of love detail without going so over the top? There are so many ways you can do that, too!
From a watch to a headband, some dollar (yes, one dollar) sunnies from Target or some gorgeous bangles – it’s easy to add a pop of love into your look.
These bracelets (insert heart eye emoji here!). They are three individual and say Blessed, Love, or Always in several different languages. I am OBSESSED. These beauties are available for purchase on my website www.stelladot.com/filthycutexo if you must have them like I had to! These will take you beyond Valentine’s Day and show a little sweetness, style and culture all at the same time.
When I saw these shoes I KNEW they had to be mine. Pink AND red?? Normally we avoid that combo together but something about these sweet sandals just works for me.
Try some fancy eye makeup and a cheeky little accessory for your night out.
On the real though – am I not THE heart eye emoji here??
Anyway – you can find heart eye sunnies like these pretty much anywhere these days although these beauties were under $15 at Nordies.
Whew – we made it! I hope you all have a splendid Love Day and that regardless of what you do you let the world feel your love. Try not to let negativity get you down today – lots of people are haters on the day but remember that it’s only commercial if you let it be – don’t buy a dozen red roses to show your love if you don’t think that shows it. I personally send out personalized Valentine’s to lots of my friends, near and far, and have been getting those nearest and dearest to me little pressies to show I care for years and years – wayyyy before I was part of a pair. You don’t need to spend money to show those that you love that you love them – but just make sure you show them some how.
Happy Valentine’s Day, darlings. Wishing you a year full of X’s and O’s!