My Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is pretty much the theme of February (well, at least to me it is!) and since the lovey dovey day fell on a Sunday this year, I got to spend some quality time with family and my puppy dog – only the best a gal could ask for! Ever since I was little, I have spent this joyous day with family and along the way, we have created few traditions! Today, I am going to share with you some of those traditions and how I spent this love-filled day!

My Valentine's Day - Pearls and Polkadots

Roses

Growing up, my Dad always bought my Mom flowers (usually roses) for Valentine’s Day, as any loving husband does. When my sister and I got to a certain age, my Dad started to include us in the mix by getting us each a small bouquet of flowers on Valentine’s Day. Not that he ever needed to do that in order to show us how much he loved us, but it brightens our faces every time we wake up on the 14th of February! Thanks Daddy!

My Valentine's Day - Pearls and Polkadots

V-Day Drive 

What is the best way to spend quality time with the family? Why not a family drive through the country, ending with a little stop into our rental house. This is not apart of our V-Day tradition, but it is something that we thought would be really fun! Listening to music, grabbing lunch on the way and just being with one another made the day what it was (perfect!). It was a little chilly (-30 degrees, actually…), but still a great time spent!

My Valentine's Day - Pearls and Polkadots

My Valentine's Day - Pearls and Polkadots

Warming up with a Molten Chocolate Latte!

I do looove my Starbucks…so that was a necessary stop on our drive! All week I have been waiting to try the Molten Chocolate Latte for Valentine’s Day, so…that’s exactly what I did! I may have just started an addiction since it was SO UNBELIEVABLY GREAT! Yum, yum!

My Valentine's Day - Pearls and Polkadots

Treats for all!

This is one of my favourite traditions. Valentine’s Day has always been a day to show love and appreciation for everyone in our tight little unit! My Mom and Dad always make it a special day for my sister and I and whoever is in our lives at the time. I always look forward to candy hearts, big chocolate bars, and yes, even Frozen jelly beans (my favourite!!).

My Valentine's Day - Pearls and Polkadots

I hope everyone had an amazing day with all of their special someones and loved ones! Everybody deserves somebody to love and if you look out there, there is always someone smiling back at you returning your love. Whether it is your Mom, dog, hamster, or significant other…love fills the world every day!

My Valentine's Day - Pearls and Polkadots

Happy Monday!

The Galentine’s Day Essential Guide!

Hey gals! February 14th can be a tough day for some people (especially those who haven’t found that special someone) and more or less, NOBODY should be feeling down on this marvelous day created on the basis of love, hugs and kisses! Fear no more, because I am a single gal like many and I am going to tell you some of my favourite ways to celebrate this Galentine’s Day!

The Galentine's Day Essential Guide! - Pearls and Polkadots

There are sooo many reasons that I could list in order to highlight the benefits of being single, but why would I do that when I can give you a list of AWESOME activities to make you love yourself and let the fact that all your friends are on romantic dates fade away!? This is a day to be cheerful and celebrate those you love, and most importantly YOURSELF!

Rom-Com Movie Marathon (featuring your body pillow)

Have you got yourself a body pillow? If you don’t, you should run over to Costco and pick one up because it will honestly change your life. One of my favourite Galentine’s Day traditions is a rom-com movie marathon! Yes, you are watching people fall in love while you are pigging out on popcorn and chocolate…but almost always, the leading male is nothing less than attractive beyond belief…so that’s a MAJOR Galentine’s Day plus!!

The Galentine's Day Essential Guide! - Pearls and Polkadots

Here are my oh-so favourite Galentine’s Day classics:

HOW TO LOSE A GUY IN 10 DAYS

SOMETHING BORROWED

THE NOTEBOOK

HE’S JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU

THE VOW

VALENTINE’S DAY

Round up your Gal’s

There is nothing better than showing love to your best gals! Instead of holing up in your room, go out and have some fun! There is nothing better than a night full of fun, dancing and belting out lyrics to your favourite song at the top of your lungs! Better yet, if you don’t feel like hitting the town, you can always go for a chill dinner (but beware, reservations will need to be made).

The Galentine's Day Essential Guide! - Pearls and Polkadots

Send yourself Flowers

Before you scoff at this idea…try it. It’s pretty satisfying. There is nothing wrong with either sending yourself, or going to the store to grab some pretty flowers for your home office or bedroom even! Flowers brighten everyone’s day, and trust me, looking at whichever is your favourite flower is a pick-me-up in any situation! (Fun Fact: My favourite flower is the pink rose).

The Galentine's Day Essential Guide! - Pearls and Polkadots

Treat yourself

Whether it’s allowing yourself that marvelous “cheat day” or splurging on the latest Kate Spade handbag (we all have that one in mind), you deserve to show yourself how much you appreciate…well, yourself! There’s nothing more #girlboss than celebrating the one and only…you! I will be eating only the finest Lindor chocolates, kicking back thinking about my lovely reading break!

The Galentine's Day Essential Guide! - Pearls and Polkadots

The Galentine's Day Essential Guide! - Pearls and Polkadots

Will you accept this rose?

The Galentine's Day Essential Guide! - Pearls and Polkadots

No matter how you spend it, at the end of the day…it’s just another day of the week! Like I said before, nobody should be feeling blue on such a pink day! Kiss your dog, grab a box of chocolates and turn on a Channing Tatum flick (sounds like a great night to me!).

Happy Galentine’s Day, my girl bosses!

(almost!)

Kiss, Kiss!

February is not holding back in terms of flying right by! Here we are, already ten days in and I’m trying to remember what I have done since this months began (not a whole lot…let me tell ya!). I am starting to really believe those who told me that my final year at university goes by quickly…I can’t even believe that I will be a university graduate in less than three little months!

Kiss, Kiss! - Pearls and Polkadots

Kiss, Kiss! - Pearls and Polkadots

Kiss, Kiss! - Pearls and Polkadots

Kiss, Kiss! - Pearls and Polkadots

Kiss, Kiss! - Pearls and Polkadots

Kiss, Kiss! - Pearls and Polkadots

Kiss, Kiss! - Pearls and Polkadots

Kiss, Kiss! - Pearls and Polkadots

Details

Sweater: Ali Express / Peacoat: Old Navy (similar here and here) / Jeans: American Eagle Outfitters (similar here) / Necklace: Icing Jewelry (similar here) / Earrings: Icing Jewelry (similar here) / Handbag: Kate Spade New York (similar here and here)

I love a good pink sweater…but this one is out of this world. I hunted all over the web for this last Valentine’s Day after seeing it on a well-known fashion blogger (whose name actually escapes me right now…). It wasn’t exactly like this one, but this one is so comfy because it is textured! It was such a beautiful day outside (as it has been every day this February) which meant the sun was shining and I could feel the Spring breeze in my hair!

True Spring will be here sooner than we all think, and I cannot wait! What a mild year we have had and I could not be so glad (although I do love a good snow fall!). Kiss, kiss Winter!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

(almost)

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide For Her

Ladies, Valentine’s Day countdown is at 5 days! 5 days until the lovey-dovey day and although I am spending it with family and friends this year…some of you need to get cracking on your V-Day wishlists (did that sound a little spoiled? Nah!). With Valentine’s Day in less than a week, now is the time to slip this little list to your S.O. so he knows exactly what to do! Saying that though, even if you decide to check out sites like giftunicorn last minute, try and come up with a list of a few things that you wouldn’t mind getting from your other half.

With this gift guide, you really can’t go wrong with all of these one of these lovely presents!

Valentine's Day Gift Guide For Her - Pearls and Polkadots

Nars Blush / Miss Dior Perfume / Kate Spade Gold Watch / Kate Spade Travel Mug / UGG Slippers / Love Lock Necklace / Kate Spade Confetti Print Wallet (sold out, similar here) / Kate Spade Secret Admirer Tote / Shoptiques Heart Sweatshirt


 

My Favourites

All of these gifts are marvelous and I kind of want every single thing on this list (hehe!), but naturally, I do have a few that I have taken a liking to more than others…

NARS Blush

Valentine's Day Gift Guide For Her - Pearls and Polkadots

I have taken a liking to NARS products lately. The blush is so smooth and creamy and I just love the different shades it comes in. Personally, I do not own any NARS products yet, but the blush will be the first I buy…because look how sexy that colour is! How could I not pick myself up a little blush?

Kate Spade Gold Watch

Valentine's Day Gift Guide For Her - Pearls and Polkadots

I don’t wear watches…really because I don’t have one that is comfortable on my wrist. I have tried this watch on before and I want it so badly (don’t you wish you had an extra $200 lying around?). The gold detail is beautiful (#teamgold!!) and I love the pink secondhand (that is my favourite part…).

UGG Slippers

Valentine's Day Gift Guide For Her - Pearls and Polkadots

Slippers are my weakness. I wear them in the house all the time because they keep my feet toasty warm! They come in so many different types, sizes, shapes, colours, materials…you name it. However, I love the lined slippers and more importantly, the higher quality slippers. Because I wear them SO much, I need them to last a long time!!

Valentine’s Day is such a fun time of year (despite if you have an S.O. or not) because you get to celebrate the ones you love! It certainly is not a time to splurge on material items, but it doesn’t hurt to receive (and give!!) a little gift from that special someone!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

(almost!!)

18 Dazzling Valentine’s Day Outfits

Valentine’s Day is such a fun-filled time of year. It is a time to celebrate love amongst your friends, family and significant other! There is nothing I looove more than to dress up, and of course, Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to do so! What a day to dawn your new pink or red dress in honor of the lovey day itself! For all of you lovely ladies who are going on a fancy date…here are some ideas!

18 Dazzling Valentine's Day Outfits - Pearls and Polkadots

Paula / Beauty Fashion Shopping

18 Dazzling Valentine's Day Outfits - Pearls and Polkadots

Kim / Lace and Locks

18 Dazzling Valentine's Day Outfits - Pearls and Polkadots

Kate / For the Love of Fancy

18 Dazzling Valentine's Day Outfits - Pearls and Polkadots

Rachel / Pink Peonies  

18 Dazzling Valentine's Day Outfits - Pearls and Polkadots

Jessica / Bows and Sequins

18 Dazzling Valentine's Day Outfits - Pearls and Polkadots

Stacy / Outfitted411

18 Dazzling Valentine's Day Outfits - Pearls and Polkadots

Jean / Extra Petite

18 Dazzling Valentine's Day Outfits - Pearls and Polkadots

Ashley / Turquoise and Teale

18 Dazzling Valentine's Day Outfits - Pearls and Polkadots

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18 Dazzling Valentine's Day Outfits - Pearls and Polkadots

Christine / Hello Fashion

18 Dazzling Valentine's Day Outfits - Pearls and Polkadots

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18 Dazzling Valentine's Day Outfits - Pearls and Polkadots

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18 Dazzling Valentine's Day Outfits - Pearls and Polkadots

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18 Dazzling Valentine's Day Outfits - Pearls and Polkadots

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18 Dazzling Valentine's Day Outfits - Pearls and Polkadots

Shanna / Because Shanna Said So

18 Dazzling Valentine's Day Outfits - Pearls and Polkadots

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18 Dazzling Valentine's Day Outfits - Pearls and Polkadots

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18 Dazzling Valentine's Day Outfits - Pearls and Polkadots

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You don’t have to get all dolled up to look nice for Valentine’s Day, but these looks are pretty much to die for. I would love to recreate these looks from these fabulous ladies. This annual occasion is all about being yourself with the ones you love, and so anything you choose to wear will look amazing as long as you feel amazing!

Whether you are getting wined and dined or staying in with a big bowl of popcorn and Netflix, V-Day is the perfect day to celebrate!

What are you wearing this Valentine’s Day? Let me know in the comments below…