9 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for a Glamour Girl



I don’t usually make a big deal out of Valentine’s Day because I don’t think you should need a holiday to do something nice for your sweetie or spend time together. Flowers and chocolate are always lovely to receive, whether from the swanky specialty shop or from the supermarket, but are even better when they are gifted “just because”. I like to pick out (or hint at) Valentine’s Day gifts that feel a little luxurious. This year my picks lend themselves to a relaxing night in – perhaps because staying in is less stressful than going out with a new baby.

1. As much as I love a dark nail color in the winter months, this light pink is classically feminine and pretty for a well manicured look since chips are less obvious. Would you expect any less from a Ciate collection that is a collaboration with Olivia Palermo?

2. Jo Malone became a household name when it was reported that Kate Middleton placed these candles in the bathrooms at her wedding. I’m a fan of anything in the Peony & Blush Suede collection.

3. These Sorrel boots are on the practical side of my gift list, but made the cut after realizing that my beloved metallic Hunter boots are not really snow-ready.

4. What glamour girl doesn’t love jewelry? The Aria cuff by Stella & Dot is bold yet versatile due to the crackled quartz and gold color palette.

5. Nothing screams luxury more than silk pajamas. These even come in box that’s just beautiful!

6. Remember the royal blue satin pumps that every bride wished for thanks to Carrie Bradshaw? The classic Manolo Blahnik Hangisi Jeweled pump is now available in this shimmering neutral hue.

7. A wool or cashmere throw is perfect for cuddling up under with your sweetie to watch a good old Romantic Comedy, or by yourself to watch Breakfast at Tiffany’s for the umpteenth time (champagne and sparkly earrings also recommended).

8. Would I buy a wine because the instagram account is so good? Maybe, but it helps that the wine is good too!

9. It’s possible that I’ve been watching too much Scandal lately to get caught up before the new episode this week, but I can’t stop thinking about how cozy Olivia Pope always looks in her oversized cashmere cardigans sipping red wine and noshing on popcorn. This cream cashmere robe is both indulgent and budget-friendly.

What are you hoping for this Valentine’s day?

Oscar Party Inspiration

The Academy Awards is my Super Bowl. Every year I get excited to watch the who’s who of Hollywood arrive in style and spend an evening talking fashion and films. The Oscars red carpet is my favorite because fashions trend towards old Hollywood glam and stars and starlets go all out to make sure they are perfectly polished and coiffed. It’s a classy affair and I like for my watch party to be the same. Try asking friends to dress up a bit…maybe slipping on a embellished top and a swipe of red lipstick. I also like to gather a few decorative accents that enhance the theme of the evening. Inspired by this black and white tablescape by Le Cupcakerie featured on divinepartyconcepts.com, I’ve rounded up a few party-perfect picks to set the mood. How are you celebrating awards season this year?

Oscar Party

Tassel Garland / Oscar Night Bingo / Gold and White Paper Straws / Chloe Wines / Tuxedo Party Poppers / Who Are You Wearing? Invitations / Kate Spade Confetti Coasters