Now, I know there is a lot (and I mean A LOT) of hype around Valentine’s Day. The flowers, the cards, the gifts, the chocolates, the dinners- It’s all a whirlwind romance of schmooze but only really seems to benefit those in a committed relationship. I have been on both sides of Valentines Day- being “Sad Sack Singleton” as some may say or being in love with my boyfriend J.
It is Galentines Day today! This day is for the ladies- Sassy singles or Committed cuties. A day to celebrate women! Do whatever you and your girls love to do- go shopping, head to the spa or drink (ALOT) of wine and dance party! Whatever you like to do to focus on yourself & your relationship with your girlfriends. Now, if you are single & have multiple other single friends, extend the party on to Valentines Day. Throw a dinner party or maybe just a party where all you do is serve wine, desserts and ice cream (OMG- can I host this party? It sounds like fun. I’m slightly jealous now)
For Valentines Day, we normally buy something sweet & sentimental for our loved one. But on Galentines Day, I say treat yourself! Show yourself some love! Here are a few love-inspired pieces that you can rock as a sassy single girl or can purchse if you just love things with hearts and stuff on them…
I would suggest 1) UO Heart sunglasses – fun to rock all year round. 2) Wildfox Wish You Baggy Jumper– so adorable & playful 3)Wildfox Let’s Sleep in Eye Mask.
Now I would stay stick to just topping up your closet with a few killer pieces, fun accessories or a dazzling pair of shoes, but you could also “frost yourself” and splurge on some jewelery pieces. This proves you don’t need a man to get what you want, you go out and get it anyways!
The automatic go-to for me would be Tiffany’s but staying within a reasonable budget, I would go with these Swarovski studs.
Spread the gal pal love. Send your girlfriends e-cards with sayings like
(Check them out at www.GalentinesDay.ca). Plus, BONUS there is lots of super deals going on just today to celebrate Galentines Day! So act quickly all you super savvy online shoppers because they’re only on for today. These deals are from companies like Fashion Magazine, WagJag, Cake Beauty, Headmistress & one of my favourites- Trend Trunk.
PS- if you haven’t heard of Trend Trunk, you are missing out. Great website & tool to use to shop other customer’s fabulous closets and lighten your closet through selling some of your items. You get a bigger return than any other consignment store & you can shop from the ease of your own home (and now can even do it from your phone through their app). Keep your eyes peeled because I’m going to be doing a Trend Trunk giftcard giveaway soon!
Here are some last minute gift picks or treats for yourself to pick up with today’s Galentines discounts (chosen from Drake General store, Cake Beauty, Headmistress, Carrie’s Closet, WagJag) :
For yourself: 1) Cat legging 2) Wagjag for Krispy Kreme doughnuts 3)Bath Fizzie & the piece de resistance 4) fur pom pom toque
Now, this may also be a little late to round up your gal pals on actual Galentines day, Feb 13th, but you could always plan a Valentines Day or even a post-VDay celebration for the ladies. If you can’t round up the troops in time, do something extra special for yourself on Galentines/Valentines. Go get your hair done or nails done, buy some sexy undergarments (and yes, even if you’re single). Dress up in a cute outfit, even if you may not really be going anywhere. These little indulgences will give you extra confidence! AND start planning for next years Galentines with heart balloons, heart straws & the whole shebang!
As I posted about Valentines Day earlier in the week, I wanted to fill you all in on my plans that J & I have. We are going for a late, romantic dinner at Milestone’s (one of our favourite restaurants- J used to work at the beautiful location in the Falls) followed by a movie. I’m going to surprise J with a bottle of Veuve Cliquot (he won’t read this so it doesn’t ruin the surprose). While Valentines Day may be a reason to celebrate, sometimes the reason to celebrate is having a bottlle of champagne in the fridge, right? Enjoy your days -whether its Galentine or Valentine!