In the Name of Love — Enjoy Part 4 of our Valentine’s Day Gift Guide!
Erica Anenberg I Love You Necklace, $102. Available at MaxandChloe.com
Say it with jewelry. This edgy, urban-flavored Erica Anenberg necklace features a 14k gold plated double chain measuring 18″ in total length and a rectangular, 1 1/4″ wide, gold-toned bar pendant with the words “I Love You” etched in black cursive letters.
d.RA Clothing Bow Dress, $85. Available at draclothing.com
Red is the color of passion and seduction (hey, there’s a reason why every telenovela temptress coats her lips in crimson lipstick or slinks into a body-hugging scarlet frock). This date-ready dress manages to saunter down the line between sexy and sophisticated with its above-the-knee length adding a youthful and slightly provocative vibe, the bow embellishments along the shoulders creating a sense of romanticism, and the demure neckline providing the necessary amount of restraint.
C. Wonder Silk With All My Heart Scarf, $68. Available at CWonder.com
Whether you drape it over your shoulders, tie it around your neck, or secure it around your head, this 100% silk scarf will add a Betty Boop-worthy dose of coquettish fun to any ensemble. Measuring 36″ in length and 36″ in width, the navy blue scarf features a red border and an all-over pink and red heart print.
Overture by Judith Leiber Cylinder II Clutch, $350. Available at Bloomingdales.com
This posh, magenta pink cylindrical clutch — measuring 6.75″ in length, 4.5″ in height, and 1″ in width — is made of woven leather, creating a basket-like texture that immediately draws the eye. A faceted pink gemstone atop a silver-toned station marks the push-lock closure at the top of the clutch and harmonizes with the lustrous color of its leather exterior.
Jonathan Adler Beaded Linen Lust and Love Pillows, $198 each. Available at JonathanAdler.com
Measuring 16 square inches, these decorative linen pillows feature the words “Lust” or “Love” along their front surfaces. When you look closely, you’ll notice that the letters are made of silver-colored glass beads painstakingly hand-sewn to create intricate geometric patterns or concentric lines inside the outline of each letter. The graphic quality of the design, the playful placement of the letters, and their thematic material will make onlookers lust after these pillows.
Allegri Fuchsia Fancy Nylon Windbreaker, $750. Available at Milano Boutique in Los Angeles (928 South Western Avenue).
April showers may lead to May flowers, but they can also cause otherwise fashionable folks to resort to utilitarian but unsightly apparel and footwear. Luckily, this hooded Allegri waterproof windbreaker will protect you from the elements and keep you looking chic thanks to its timeless checkered print.
Wild & Wolf Letter Together Mug Set, $29.99. Available at Modcloth.com
The most famous quotable from the film Jerry Maguire, “You complete me,” couldn’t be more applicable to this set of mugs designed by artist Rob Ryan and produced by London-based brand Wild & Wold. Each of these ceramic mugs features either a man or a woman standing in a doorway at the center of a heart shape — presumably the entrance to their very own love den. Teal-colored vines with lovebirds perched atop them surround these red illustrations, adding a fairy tale-worthy twist to the motif. When you turn the mugs around, meanwhile, you’ll find a phrase that can only be read in its entirety when the mugs are placed side by side. The sentiment immortalized in these two mugs: “All of these words are worth less than the breath used to say them if we cannot be together.” Altogether now, let’s let out a collective, “Awwwww!”
Hanky Panky Low Rise Thong, $18. Available at CalypsoStBarth.com
Ever bought a thong only to discover it moves entirely too much or pinches your skin, leaving behind small indentations? Then try a Hanky Panky thong since its sheer stretch lace material will hug, rather than combat, your curves while also falling comfortably along the hip area so that you won’t have to fret about the waistband being visible over low-rise jeans and mini skirts.
Demeter Fragrance Library Bulgarian Rose Cologne Spray, $20 for 1 oz. bottle. Available at DemeterFragrance.com
Did you know it takes 1300 Bulgarian rose blossoms to distill only one gram of fragrant oil? As a tribute to this aromatic flower, which can only grow in very specific conditions in Bulgaria and Turkey, Demeter Fragrance Library created its now classic Bulgarian Rose cologne spray, made of 95% natural ingredients. You can spritz it on to enjoy an earthy but delicate rose aroma or layer it with other popular offerings like the Demeter Champagne Brut for a sweet and grape-y twist to the floral motif, or even experiment with floral bouquets by combining this scent with Demeter’s Freesia, Cherry Blossom, Jasmine, or Honeysuckle cologne sprays.
Amanda Pearl Darjeeling Fuchsia Elyce Octo Clutch, $995. Available at AmandaPearl.com
Geometry and high fashion come together in Amanda Pearl’s Octo clutches which, as their names imply, feature eight sides adorned with a gold piping. The Darjeeling Fuchsia Elyce Clutch conjures up the vibrant colors of Bengalese fashions with its jewel-toned Duchess satin fabric, which seems to have a bit of an ombré quality, moving from a deeper plum tone to a vibrant, almost fluorescent fuchsia as one’s gaze moves from the top clasp to the base of the clutch.