This Valentines don’t forget your man! If you are celebrating this Hallmark holiday it’s important for both of you to be spoiled in whatever way you like to do so. I asked my man recently what he thinks a guy would want for valentines day and said ” a woman to spoil..” and then a word that rhymed with spoil. (take out the p). A real comedian that one. Regardless, he didn’t help so I had to get creative. I thought of all the things that he would enjoy and what guys I know might also like as a material type of gift. My guy loves baseball, good jewellery, good beard products, a tasty cocktail and adventures together. I think a really good gift is the gift of adventures together. Creating memories you can share together forever is priceless. Concert tickets to even a plane ticket, spontaneity I think is something every relationship can use to keep it spicy and feeling fresh. Remember Valentines is NOT about the material shit it’s about the guy or gal you’re spending it with. Remember to say I Love You, and Thank You for supporting me and loving me back. Love is pretty special.
These might just be a few things that I want, but I have a feeling many women would enjoy a variation of these things this Valentines. I don’t “celebrate” Valentines normally but sometimes it can be a nice excuse for some romance. It’s nice to plan a dinner date and spend the day/night together to enjoy each other’s company. My best advice to any couple is to not have expectations, or at least unrealistic expectations of your partner. If you know they’ll never fulfill your expectations, have a look at your expectations; are they silly or are they important to you? Yes, it’s hard to break up and yes it’s hard to “be alone”, but if you’re with someone because you’re afraid of those things you’ll never actually be happy, or fulfilled and that is definitely NOT what life is about. Remember the things above are just material and can put a bandaid over a wound, but if you’re not happy with your relationship don’t stay together “just because”. Make sure this Valentines Day that your realistic expectations are being met.
“It’s so hard to be cute” is a statement I hear from friends all Winter long. Even though it’s been -25 degrees or worse out here in Canada I am really trying to be “cute” this year. I invested in a few good coats that are still warm and lots of trendy accessories to amp up my jeans and plain turtlenecks. I generally wear a lot of the same thing everyday as I’ve said many times before, so my best piece of advice is to invest in the accessory department; great coats with beautiful prints and details, bright and bold hats, scarves and gloves, and funky warm winter boots. It’s all in the small details that will set you apart from a sea of black puffer coats!
H&M coat, Joe Fresh turtleneck and button up, BDG Jeans, Cape booties, Ray-Ban sunglasses, vintage silk scarf
For me, my wardrobe consists of A LOT of basics. I remember in the beginning of high school when I really started buying my own clothing etc how I would buy such strange/kooky clothes. At the time my parents would take me shopping to buy the basics and when I had spending money from babysitting or house sitting I would get to actually “shop”. I would got to value village with friends and we would scour the racks for anything strange and interesting. Although I have some pretty unique pieces I still have from some of those trips, I am realizing that it’s time to invest in pieces of clothing that matter. In the winter months I wear a routine uniform of jeans, cute boots (when it’s not slush outside), and a turtleneck shirt. Where I like to spice things up is in the jacket department and accessories. Your jewellery can really amp up your outfits, and having multiple coats that you can switch up your look with is an easy winter investment; it will help you from feeling stale in the style department. Hope those tips help! Thanks for reading!