happy valentine's day

I was thrilled when Bon Iver won ‘Best New Artist’ at the Grammy’s, although it felt kind of odd as I have been a lover of his music for many years now (ahhh skinny love…).  His subtle and sweeping love poems just really get me, and thus his lyrics felt fitting for a little Valentine’s post ♥

So Happy Valentine’s Day from me to you! I’m going on a fancy schmancy date with a girlfriend tonight who last-minute scored some tickets to the Symphony. I have actually never been, so I am pretty excited to check it out as I heard SF’s is pretty magical. And I will most definitely be wearing my beloved heart Equipment blouse!

valentine's day party outtakes

Happy Monday all! If you haven’t already seen my latest Glitter Guide post on hosting a Valentine’s Day party for girlfriends, head on over and check it out now. We had so much fun putting together this party at my apartment, something in line with the manicure tea party we had done last summer. Except for this time, we brought in the alcohol. I couldn’t resist concocting up a signature ‘Lady Love’ cocktail for the event. I think I may have a third career in mixology.

Sharing with you here  some behind the scenes shots I took and my pink and red outfit details!




Graham & Spencer pink top, BR FS red skirt (similar here), Topshop earrings (sim here), BR orange enamel necklace, F21 long gold necklaces


The ‘Lady Love’ cocktail:

Ingredients:
*2/3 cup Pink Sparkling Rosé
*1/3 cup Club soda
*15 mL Vodka
*15 mL Elderflower liqueur (such as St. Germain)
*Fresh or frozen berries

Pour berries into the bottom of the glasses. In a cocktail shaker, mix the vodka and the elderflower liqueur with ice. Pour liqueur mix into glasses and top off with equal parts club soda and sparkling Rosé

 ’Girls’ Night In’ Goodie Bags

I filled the bottom of cellophane bags (available at party stores or Paper Source) with candy and then added mini airplane-sized bottles of vodka and St. Germain elderflower liquer (available at BevMo), a cocktail jigger (fancier shot glass- I bought these at Crate & Barrel) and a pair of pink Hanky Panky lace undies I tied with a ribbon). I tied each bag with red and white striped twine and made personalized Valentine name cards with a Glitter pen and heart stickers (all bought at Paper Source).

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This shoot was truly a giant group effort to make it all perfect, and one of the best parts was getting to meet and work with both Amanda of One True Love Vintage Rentals  (check out her site, such an awesome and fun business she has created) and Jacin of Lovely Little Details (her glitterifying and flower skills are enviable), who styled the event with me. Both talented and creative creative ladies. And special thanks to the gorgeous Priscilla Francine for doing our makeup and my dear girlfriends Heather and Sara for being my guests! And of course, Miss blondie Glitter Guide herself, thanks for bringing us together, having us on GG and being such a lovely party guest, Taylor! I hope we have inspired some of you to throw a party (bridal shower, birthday party) for you and your girlfriends. xx

Here is all of the information on how to create the party step by step yourself

hey there valentine

Fact: I love Valentine’s Day. Call me cheesy but I’m the girl who makes the Valentines every year and shows up to school/work in a pink & red heart themed ensemble. I can’t help it, I love it. My sheer love and joy  for the holiday stems from my childhood when my Mumsy alway used to make Valentine’s Day super special, and she still does, to this day. Also, my birthday is a week after the day (yep, next week I’ll be turning 26), and thus I had many heart-themed birthday parties and happy heart memories growing up. I think Valentine’s Day shouldn’t be overlooked as it is always important to tell the ones you love how you feel about them. It is also the best excuse to wear pink and red and celebrate with chocolate and rosé. Love and hearts to all of you. Happy Valentine’s Day once again!

 

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outfit credits:  dress: Forever 21, cardigan: Marc by Marc Jacobs, headband: Ban.do, jewelry: J. Crew, Tiffany & Co., booties: Chinese Laundry