Valentine’s Outfits + Date Ideas

Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s day with your girlfriends, or thinking of things to do with your SO next week, I’ve got you covered! Below I’ve curated a few of my favorite outfits along with ideas I’m mulling over for this upcoming holiday ❤ ❤ ❤

At Home

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This will probably be the most likely setting for our Valentine’s Day celebration (if you like low-key homebody activities 😉 ). Also, I am obsessed with this adorable little lounge set from AKG. First of all, it is locally made/designed, and the fabric is comfortable and so breathable! I’m not much of a lace lingerie girl, so for this occasion I wanted to find something modest, comfortable, and still feminine (and I can continue wearing this for the months to come!). Take a peek below for some date ideas, as well as links to what I’m wearing.

Home Date:

1.  Valentine’s Picnic Basket from Scanway (available February 10 – 19, 2017)

Who doesn’t love to have a romantic indoor picnic in their warm and cozy living room? You can choose between a number of options, plus they really got me when I read tenderloin, truffle, chocolate, and florentines. Pair it with your favorite bottle of wine, and you’ll be good to go. Yum.

2. Spa Night

Pamper yourselves by grabbing your favorite bath products, scented candles etc. and prepare to have a relaxing night in. See some of my favorite products below:

Blackberry Bath Bomb – Lush

Soft Coeur Massage Bar – Lush

Fresh Fig Honey Bath – Laura Mercier

Cocoa Butter Body Butter – The Body Shop

Tantra Massage Oil – Saje 

3. Weekend Getaway at Atlantica Oak Island

Bring your pjs for the weekend and prepare for an ultimately relaxing getaway. Have breakfast in bed, take cooking lessons, go wine tasting, and do yoga together.

What I’m Wearing: 

Chloe Bralette – AKG

Kate Brief  – AKG

*find them in-store at Makenew on 2468 Agricola St.

Casual

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Okay, this blouse totally caught my eye when I first saw it – it carries the embroidery trend feel but uses velvet flowers instead! I paired it with a denim bottom to dress it down, but added a fun sandal heel (don’t you LOVE the faux fur?! I couldn’t help myself when I saw these babies online 😉 ). Obviously if you are doing an outdoor activity, I would recommend changing up the footwear to match the weather, but these were too fun to not share! Take a peek below for some date ideas, as well as links to what I’m wearing.

Casual Date:

1. Valentine’s Food Crawl

What is more fun than reminiscing with your sweetheart while chowing down on a Valentine’s themed food crawl? There are at least 20 stops, and under $10 at each location ❤

2. The Coast’s Valentine’s Doughball

A one hour dessert & wine tasting session from 11 local vendors – need I say more?

3. Curling Tournament of Broken Hearts – Good Robot

If you’re looking for something more active with a quirky theme, grab your friends (or another couple) and get your curl on!

What I’m Wearing: 

Devore Plunge Swing Top – TOPSHOP

Helena Straight Leg Jean – GRLFRND

Vamp Faux Fur Sandal – Zara (find similar ones here and here)

Dressy

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Here I wanted to share my take on “dressier” outfits without wearing a dress or skirt (while we’re still braving the cold winter, I’d much rather stick to pants 🙂 ). I love the play on feminine details with the wider sleeves, peek of skin, and softer tones, plus these are two outfits you can also bring into the Spring season! Take a peek below for some date ideas, as well as links to what I’m wearing.

Dressy Date:

1. Decadence – Savour Food & Wine Festival

Start your Valentine’s weekend off indulging at the Decadence event as part of the Savour Food & Wine Festival. I mean you really can’t go wrong when there’s cheese, chocolate, AND wine pairings involved.

2. Feeling the Love Dinner & Dance

A Valentine’s soiree for couples, singles, and friends – think funk, jazz, and cocktails!

What I’m Wearing: 

Edie Flute Sleeve Top – TOPSHOP

Domme Pant – Club Monaco

Ivette Sandal – Jimmy Choo

Brax Jimpsuit – Wilfred

Mod Tapestry Pouch – Wilfred

#Valentine’sDay

Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day! Whether you’re celebrating this holiday or not, it’s a great excuse to whip out the chocolate and gorge on sweet delicious foods you would otherwise never include in your pantry. The hubby and I actually celebrated this past Tuesday with a delicious 3 course meal at a local steak and seafood house (Ryan & Duffy’s). Really, it was our excuse to have a cheat meal in the middle of the week when we usually have it on Saturdays!

Anyway, I actually love dressing men. I find that although everyday men’s fashion may not have as much selection as women’s (ie. strapless, crop tops, etc.)  there is a lot of detail that goes into a man’s outfit. The fact that Matt loves shopping as much as I do, is a HUGE bonus for me! I don’t think I could date a guy who didn’t like fashion (or at least didn’t appreciate it!).  And since it’s Valentine’s Day, J and I decided it was time for a couples outfit post. It took us some time to adjust to having a third person in the mix, but it was a good learning experience, and helpful for more pairings to come!

What He’s Wearing:

Blue Button Up – Club Monaco

Grey Cashmere Crew Neck Sweater – Club Monaco

Camel Cashmere Sweater – Club Monaco

Navy Skinny Chinos – Top Shop

Brown Belt – Polo Ralph Lauren

Grey & Blue Polka Dot Socks – Banana Republic

Capote Oxford Dress Shoe – To Boot New York

What She’s Wearing:

White Tiered Blouse – Talula at Aritzia

Black Minute Skort – Hello Parry

Silk Crepe Mayet Jacket – Wilfred at Aritzia

Fur Collar – H&M

Snakeskin Penny Loafers – Kate and Mel at Townshoes

Return to Tiffany Heart Tag Pendant – Tiffany’s

Pastel Structured Purse – Charles & Keith

Be My Valentine

That holiday we all love, hate, or are indifferent to is just around the corner! With Valentines Day coming up, I thought I would share a couple gifts or cute ideas (in general) from one of my favourite websites: www.etsy.com. It’s a great place to find homemade items that are one of a kind, or even just to find inspiration for gifts, weddings, decor and more! Instead of the same old box of chocolates or flowers, why not get something cute and sentimental for your special someone (and costs less too!). Here are the list of ideas shown above:

  1. Custom Wine Label
  2. Library Valentine Card
  3. Polaroid Clothespin Picture Frame
  4. I Like You And Naps Card
  5. Custom State or Country or Province Frame
  6. Amour Espresso Cup and Saucer
  7. You’re My Favorite Card
  8. Custom I ❤ You Cupcake Toppers
  9. Personalized Post Card Pillow