Pink & Lace Look for a Non-Traditional Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day has always been my favorite holiday. I’m such a die-hard romantic where all things lovey dovey, cute, sweet, and couple related makes me extra happy!

Even though every day spent with your significant other should be just as important as Vday, it is still fun to have a day solely dedicated to being over the top romantic!

With Valentine’s Day comes lots of pinks, reds, and whites. I’ve always seen Vday as a day to wear a dress and heels.

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To prepare for the holiday this year I tried to go for a non-traditional look that is still romantic, but also a tad bit edgy.

I decided to pair a white, lace crop top from Forever 21, with a light pink poncho from Kerisma. Throughout the day numerous people asked was the top and poncho one piece and complimented my look for styling it as such! 🙂

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With my top and poncho combo, I also wore brown Hudson jeans and black, military-style heeled boots from Nordstrom. I feel like this look was a perfect balance of chic, modern, and romantic.

How do you feel about non-traditional Valentine’s Day looks? Leave a comment below!

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Know Your Love Language <3

Let’s face it, dating is hard. Giving someone your undivided attention, sharing your personal thoughts and feelings with another person, and putting a lot time and affection into someone is not an easy task, but it can be done.

Knowing your Love Language can help make you and your significant other’s dating experience much easier.

What is a Love Language?

Your Love Language shows you your emotional communication preference, how you like to receive love from others, and shows whoever you are dating how they can love you in the best way possible.

There are 5 types of Love Languages:

Words of Affirmation: this Love Language affirms other people by using words.

Acts of Service: people who use this Love Language need a partner who shows that actions speak louder than words.

Receiving Gifts: what makes people feel most loved is by receiving little gifts from their significant other

Quality Time: these people seek and need undivided attention from their partners

Physical Touch: with this Love Language, people believe that touching is the best way to show love to one another

Knowing your Love Language and knowing your partner’s can help you both express affection to each other in the best way possible. These Love Languages can help you connect with your significant other with a sense of intimacy and fulfillment.

Once you both know how to properly love each other, you two will have a better understanding of one another, will have better communication, and your love life overall will improve.

Now don’t think single people should be left out of this Love Language test. Being single is an even bigger and better reason to know your Love Language. Once you discover how you should be and want to be loved, when dating, you can seek out someone who will satisfy your needs.

My Love Language is mainly Words of Affirmation with a close runner up being Quality Time.

Take the Love Language Test here and if you are in a relationship, get your significant other to take it as well! Get on the right track to improving your love life ❤

What to do for Date Night?

Every couple goes on dates, whether it’s to the movies, the zoo, for a walk in the park, wherever you go, it will definitely be a fun time spent with your significant other. The problem occurs when you don’t know what to do or where to go for your date night and you get in a rut. This list will help you get out of that rut and jump into a whole new era of date night ideas.

1) Cook your favorite meal together

If you love to eat shrimp scampi and your husband loves pasta and steak, why not set aside a few hours and cook both of your favorite meal. The two of you will have fun helping each other cook and you will definitely enjoy the meal! There will probably be food left over and that can be saved for a cute at home dinner date later in the week.

2) Have a spa day

You both have been working hard at work all week and you two really could use some rest and relaxation. Setting aside a Friday or Saturday night for back massages, foot rubs, and facials, could really be beneficial for you. You will feel happier, less stressed, and much more relaxed.

3) Stargaze/Cloud watch

Depending on if it is night or day, stargazing or cloud watching can be a perfect calming date idea. Grab a blanket or two and lay in the grass and just look up at the sky. Tell each other the pictures you see in the clouds or the constellations you can name or just relax and talk about how your day went.

4)  See a comedy/improv show

Who doesn’t love a good laugh? Laughter is great for a healthy relationship and going to a comedy or improve show will add a lot of joy to your relationship. Sit back, relax, and be entertained for an evening and just forget about work, the kids, and any stresses you have.

5) Play Truth or Dare

Yes, this may seem a little childish to some people, but who says adults can’t have fun as well. Playing truth or dare with your partner can spice up your relationship and get the two of you sharing secrets and doing fun and silly activities. Whenever you two get bored just start asking the other to do some dares or reveal a secret. This is an easy way to have fun right in your home.

6) Go to a drive-in movie theatre

Put a spin on the traditional movie going date. Why not hop in the car and go to a drive in theatre where the two of you can relax and cuddle in the car and watch great movies. It’s a way to get out of the house and be entertained, while still being able to be comfortable and have some privacy.

7) Take a dance class together

Consider taking an upbeat salsa dancing class or a slow paced and romantic waltz class. The two of you will be learning a new skill together, getting a workout, and having fun! Once you learn the dances, you can have mini dance sessions around the house. Twirling and dancing around can make you feel youthful, vibrant, and bring the two of you closer together as a couple.

10 Little Ways to Make Your Partner’s Valentine’s Day Better

My favorite holiday is in exactly one week…Valentine’s Day!

I’ve always loved Valentine’s Day, even as a little kid in school giving cards to all of my classmates ^-^ Now that I am older and in an relationship, VDay is even more fun!

Here are 10 little ways to make your partner’s VDay even better. Enjoy!

1) Make them a list of all the things you love about them!

2) Cook them a romantic dinner. Include all of his/her fave foods!

3) Write them a cute, lovey-dovey poem.

4) Have a movie marathon. Watch all of his/her fave movies!

5) Give them a relaxing back rub.

6) Visit your favorite date spot!

7) Agree to do something fun and spontaneous!

8) Leave little love notes everywhere for them to find.

9) Dress nicely for them, even if you’re aren’t going out.

10) Say I love you!!!

Remember, Valentine’s Day can be every day. let your significant other know you love him or her each day of the week. xoxo ❤