Fall Crazy In Love With These Valentine’s Day Gifts
Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day or Galentine’s Day (a February 13th festivity invented by Parks and Recreation‘s Leslie Knope that involves lady friends celebrating one another and having a “Lilith Fair minus the angst” amount of fun), the sentiments behind your holiday of choice should be affection, respect, gratitude, and joy. Let these charismatic goodies should get you into the spirit — and remember that treating yourself is completely permissible!
Kotur Morley Yes/No Clutch, $495. Available at KoturLTD.com
Let your clutch do the talking! This Pop Art-inspired, satin-covered minaudiere features a red side with the word “Yes” printed atop a plum-colored circle and a blue side with the word “No” emblazoned atop a circle. Measuring 16.5″ in width and 12″ in depth, this cheeky clutch will make quite the statement — literally — and, when used as a prop of sorts, will allow for no ambiguity when answering tough questions.
OCC Makeup Mad Love Lip Tar + Stained Gloss Trio, $39.50. Available at OCCMakeup.com
Few things say “kiss me” as inexorably as a perfectly painted red pout. The OCC Mad Love trio allows you to select your idea of the perfect rouge lip by offering three striking options, each with a distinctive texture and finish. The set, then, contains: a Matte Lip Tar in Psycho, a blood red; a Metallic Lip Tar in Role Play, a maroon-tinged red with red-toned pearl shimmer; and a Stained Gloss in Jealous, a red-orange shellac. For a perfect application, the set also includes a #010 Precision Lip Brush. You can wear each shade on its own or mix and match these liquid lip colors to create your own signature hue.
Betsey Johnson Beaded Heart Pink Woven Heart Bangle Set, $45. Available at BetseyJohnson.com
When it comes to cartwheels and kitschy fun, there’s no beating Betsey Johnson. This bangle set includes a number of flashy and fun charms — from an antiqued gold-toned metallic arrow with pavé set crystal accents and a pink tassel dangling from its nock to a crystal cup chain with a black bubble heart charm; a tiny metallic heart with the “BJ” initials etched on its center; a cluster of metallic chain strands that resemble fringe; and a faceted, pink-colored crystal heart surrounded by clusters of round, almost translucent, baby pink beads with metallic gold ball bead accents. The charms vary in size so that their drops range from 1.5″ to 2.75″, thereby creating a dramatic effect.
Cynthia Rowley L/S Jumper, $295. Available at CynthiaRowley.com
With wedges, hoop earrings, and a drawstring bucket bag, this long-sleeved silk romper will feel resort-ready, whereas when paired with nude platform pumps and statement jewelry (like a bold cuff bracelet or an edgy ear cuff), it will be a playful date night option. Either way, the gorgeous pale pink color, elastic gathered waistband, casual drape front, and keyhole back closure will make this coquettish romper a cherished spring wardrobe addition
BaubleBar x Benefit Cosmetics Love, Luck & Long Lashes Set, $34. Available at Baublebar.com
On the heels of its fantastic Holiday 2014 collaboration with Stila, Baublebar has teamed up with another cosmetics brand, Benefit, to bring gals limited-edition sets that combine makeup and costume jewelry must-haves. The Love, Luck & Long Lashes set, for instance, includes a full-sized tube of Benefit’s best-selling, smudge-proof, jet black They’re Real! mascara, which lengthens, defines, and curls lashes, as well as a pair of stretchy bracelets with metallic cone studs, one in a rose gold shade and another in a yellow gold tone.
La Perla Tearose Stretch-Lace Balconette Bra, $435. Available at Net-a-Porter.com
You’ll be ready to give him a red light special in this semi-sheer La Perla bra, crafted out of claret stretch-lace with nude tulle inserts.
Finn Jewelry Gold Rose & Twig Earring Set, $650. Available at FinnJewelry.com
Matching stud earrings are so 2013! The new go-t0 look involves mismatched earrings that somehow fit together, whether due to the materials used to craft them, the mood they conjure, or the theme they explore. In this case, botanical beauty is celebrated in its entirety by focusing not only on a rose blossom but also on the simple allure of a twig.
Kaplan MD Perfect Pout Lip Mask + Lip Balm Duo, $23. Available at Sephora stores, Sephora.com
Not only will this lip care duo make kissing all the more pleasurable by restoring a softness to the pout, but it will reduce the fine lines and wrinkles over which women fret. For a hydrating, plumping, and nourishing effect, women can apply the Kaplan MD Lip 20 Mask to the entire lip contour, then wait three to five minutes before wiping the treatment off with a tissue. Next, they can dab on the Lip 20 Balm to moisturize lips and lock in hydration while also protecting the pout against sun damage thanks to an SPF 20 factor. Both the Lip 20 mask and Lip 20 Balm contain 22 skin-healing, rejuvenating, antioxidant-rich, replenishing organic extracts — among them green tea extract, kelp extract, gingko biloba extract, white tea extract, lavender extract, rosemary extract, grapefruit extract, borage extract, yerba mate extract, elderflower extract, and red clover extract. High and low molecular weight hyaluronic acid, meanwhile, helps to provide lips with both instant relief and long-lasting hydration while improving the skin’s moisture retention capabilities.
Hipanema Imperial Bracelet, $118. Available at HipanemaUSA.com
The friendship bracelet gets a luxurious makeover with this Hipanema piece, featuring multiple thread-adorned, beaded, and woven strands incorporating gold and pink hues, all grouped together via a handy metallic bar and magnetic closure, helping to create a layered look without the actual hassle of mixing and matching pieces in your jewelry box.
House of Harlow 1960 Carmen Sunglasses in Grapefruit, $138. Available at HouseofHarlow1960.com
As soon as you lay eyes on these sunglasses, featuring round plastic frames in a gradient pink lemonade scheme, you’ll picture summer days spent driving with the top down or lounging poolside drinking grapefruit mimosas.
Nicole Miller Carter Terraform Skirt, $295. Available at NicoleMiller.com
Now, this is how you bring a woman flowers! Forget overpriced bouquets and instead allow her to feel like an exotic blossom in this funky pencil skirt, featuring a digital floral print in electric blue, violet, tea, lavender, and pink shades, as well as superimposed triangular outlines in a fuchsia tone that add a futuristic, cybernetic feel to the design.
Nadri Graduated Heart Cuff Earrings, $38. Available at Shop.Nordstrom.com
Fashion risk takers will covet these Nadri cuff earrings, which constitute an edgy alternative to the standard heart-shaped studs. These 18k gold-plated earrings feature a row of four hearts, each with cubic zirconia stones at its center. The hearts decrease in size as the earring extends upward from the lobe, creating a fascinating graduated look.
Ann Taylor Heart Print Tee, $39. Available at AnnTaylor.com
Take the throne as the Queen of Hearts in this Ann Taylor scoop neck T-shirt, featuring a scoop neckline, drop shoulder, side slits, and a hi-lo hemline.The primarily black-and-white pattern makes this tee a versatile wardrobe staple, while the pops of red infuse life and energy into the otherwise monochromatic design.
Kissing Birds Bottle Stopper, $7.95. Available at CrateandBarrel.com
A perfect gift for newlyweds, this bottle stopper features two kissing lovebirds fashioned out of nickel-plated zinc and enamel: one wearing a tuxedo and top hat, the other donning a veil and a rose in her hair.Measuring 2.5″ in width and 2.75″ in height, this decorative piece features a rubber stopper to keep wine fresh and prevent any unfortunate spills.
Rebecca Taylor Washed Leather Jacket, $895. Available at RebeccaTaylor.com
An almost delicate take on the classic biker jacket, this washed leather piece features distinctive moto chic accouterments like asymmetrical zippers, side buckles, and epaulettes, but the slim silhouette and pale pink color offer a feminine demureness.
Stella & Bow Henrietta Necklace, $95. Available at StellaandBow.com
If your love is better than ice cream, then this adorable 14k gold plated necklace is the perfect treat for your sweet self. Measuring 16.5″ in total length, the trinket features a 0.74″-long 14k gold-plated pendant shaped like an ice cream cone with a 6mm fresh water pearl positioned atop it, resembling a perfect scoop of vanilla.
ShoeDazzle Charleston Bag, $54.95. Available at ShoeDazzle.com
Your heart and your mind will be in complete agreement about the undeniable charm of this quilted faux leather bag, featuring a dainty faux leather and chain-link strap along with a rounded top handle.
Joe Fresh Rose Print Dress, $69. Available at JoeFresh.com
This casual frock juxtaposes the sportiness of a baseball collar against the classic romance of a large-scale rose print for a final result that’s got plenty of varsity verve.
Pamela Dale Jewelry Natural Brazilian Pink Tourmaline Earrings, $5080. Available at PamelaDaleJewelry.com
These Pamela Dale earrings celebrate the untouched beauty of raw, unpolished gem — in this case, Brazilian pink tourmaline slices. These stunning slices are then further adorned through the addition of 14k peach gold drips that resemble vines, along with 0.32 carats of rose-cut diamonds and 0.30 carats of brilliant-cut white diamonds for an extra serving of glamour.
BCBGMAXAZRIA Classic Ribbon-Trim Panama Hat, $78. Available at BCBG.com
Feel like the always dapper Agent Carter in this deep red wool Panama hat, featuring a dented crown, wide brim, and contrast ribbon detail.
This Is Ground Sweetheart Tacos, $12 each. Available at Fancy.com
Those who appreciate the sentiments printed on Necco Sweethearts candies but don’t possess the sweet tooth necessary to enjoy these heart-shaped treats will smile when they see these 100% leather cord tacos. Each “taco” is meant for storing USB cords, earbuds, and small electronic cords that tend to get lost or tangled, and so they feature a snap-top closure. To give each taco the “Sweethearts” treatment, the leather used was dyed in a range of pastel shades (from a baby pink to a powdery green) and, most importantly, unique and naughty messages with tech-y double entendres (like “I’d Tag That” or “Wanna Touchscreen”) were emblazoned across them using Valentine Red ink.
Rebecca Minkoff Heart Crossbody, $195. Available at RebeccaMinkoff.com
As if the heart shape of this quilted leather cross-body bag weren’t enough to make our eyes sparkle, the leather itself has an iridescence that rivals that of a fire opal. Additional details like the playful tassel hanging from the zipper pull tab and the downtown edginess of the silver-toned chain link and woven leather strap, meanwhile, complete the sugar-and-spice effect.