Ah Valentine's Day...a day for roses, chocolates, romantic dinners, fancy lingerie, jewelry and love. But what does a single gal like me do on Valentine's Day? Instead of claiming that I hate Valentine's Day (which I really don't), feeling sorry for myself or waiting around for a guy to make my Valentine's Day wishes come true (I've been waiting for that for a long time!), I'm taking the holiday into my own hands and celebrating with my favorite Valentine...me! Forget Cupid, I'm going shopping!
Given that Valentine's Day is a holiday for couples, the first gift I'm going to buy myself is a couple pairs of shoes. I think I'll start with a lace up boot from Aldo in a distressed neutral leather. Then I'll buy a pair of nautical platforms from GUESS Accessories or GUESS by Marciano - I'm ready for Spring even if the weather isn't.
Since the shoes didn't really scream "Valentine's Day", I'll try to pick out some other items that better represent the holiday. Sparkly baubles always put me in the V-Day spirit, so I'll get a multi-pink cocktail ring from Swarovski and a pink sapphire and diamond key necklace to match from Ultra Diamonds. The key is only $99 and is a hot accessory item right now!
Perfume is another good Valentine's Day gift for myself. Sticking with the pink theme I'm going to buy Viktor & Rolf's Flowerbomb from Sephora (it's pink and it smells good!) And since I'm in the giving spirit, I'll buy some lipglosses from Bath & Body Works for my gal pals. They'll love the Liplicious Tasty Lip Colors in "I ♥ Bling", "I ♥ Stilletos" and "I ♥ Gossip".
I wouldn't normally buy myself chocolates, but since it's Valentine's Day, I guess I have to do it! Sugar Factory has a huge selection of chocolates, or I can always get a crystal Champagne Couture Pop, more bling for me! And since it's pink, a scoop of Cherry Garcia ice cream from Ben & Jerry's.
I know I'm not going to be the only single girl on Valentine's Day, so I'm going to invite my friends out for a girls' night. I can give them their V-Day gifts and none of us will have to celebrate alone. We're going to start at Cabo Wabo Cantina for margaritas, then we'll grab some comfort food at PBR Rock Bar & Grill. Nothing says Valentine's Day like some Doritos Crusted Mac-N-Cheese, right?
Happy Valentine's Day to my fellow singletons!