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Valentine's day staying in/going out ideas

It's upon us again. I have never celebrated it properly before until I met my current boyfriend. All of a sudden the romantic me came to life. Now, we don't do anything big, just a nice dinner and maybe a small gift. Also, on the 17th we hit two years of living together which is the real reason to celebrate as they truly have been two amazing years.

So if you like me are going out for that day, you might panic a little bit about the outfit. I am about to say probably something unpopular here, but I don't care. When I go out with him I always like to wear something cute that I know he would like too, just to please him. I know he doesn't care if I am wearing a sweatshirt or a mini skirt, but it is important for me that he will keep thinking that I am a catch and that I have put an extra effort for him.

So I started to look around for an appropriate look for our fancy dinner. I tried on some options but I am still torn on what to wear and if I will wear heels.

Here I listed some cute outfits for a date or just to stay in with your loved one.

Disclaimer: you are not going to find hearts everywhere in this post. Pink, red and hearts in moderation, please. But if you really can't restrain yourself then I found some dresses with heart print that are cute and versatile.



Hair clips:

-Accessorize Pearl hart hair slides

-Not on the high street heart clip


Jewellery:

-Katrine two toned heart pendant necklace from Skagen

- Return to Tiffany gold studs from Tiffany

- Band of hearts ring from Pandora


Staying in:

A lovely pyjama set from H&M, perfect for Netflix and chocolates.

What about legs?

Either way, you need them covered!

-Sheer tights with back seam by Calzedonia

-Sparkle heart socks set of 5 from Next

-Heart and diamond-patterned holds up tights by Calzedonia

Intimissimi is my favourite underwear brand since forever. The quality is unbeatable, the fit is the most flattering, everything I bought so far (and it is a lot), from camisoles, bras, knickers, tops and so on wash very well and they are meant to last. It is not cheap but definitely worth the price. I have this bra in several shades and I adore it: it combines sex appeal with comfort as it is not wired. It looks and feels incredible on, try it!

It is always a goos idea to chill at home, even better with a yummy Deliveroo dinner, candles, a bottle of prosecco and the right outfit. You can treat each other with a hot bath followed by a massage.

Ann Summers is another choice if you like to spicy things up a bit... when it comes to seduction, she knows how to!

Gin & Tonic relax bath from Oliver Bonas

Rose Silence bath oil from Miller Harris

Love Locket bath bomb from Lush



Jo Malone nectarine blossom and honey candle

Neom de-stress travel candle

Sanctuary Spa Oud candle


Going out, casual dinner:

The answer is: faux leather leggings. They are super cozy and warm but they are showing off your curves and they look sexy on even with a cardi or a jumper on but they will look great with a blouse and a blazer. Mine are from New Look and for the price (under 20 pounds!) they feel very good quality. To keep it romantic I would wear a red accessory such as the heart shaped red bag or simply a coat.

Another alternative is a mini dress that will show off your best features.




This little navy dress from New Look is a key piece to have in your wardrobe: it can be dressed down with a pair of lace up boots and a puffer jacket or dresses up with a pair of heels and a statement coat.



Going out, fancy dinner:

In this case I would opt for a nice midi dress or a pair of wide leg trousers and a sheer blouse for a ladylike and chic look.

Asos has still a lot of sales going on and some of the items are a real bargain at the moment, so if you don't want to splurge on a dress, you can shop here for less than 20 pounds. Mind the sizes though, some of the dresses I tried were tiny ( I am usually between an 8 and a 10 and I always order a 10 to be on the safe side but some of them felt like a 6!) so make sure to size up!

New Look is as per usual a great choice if you are on a budget but you want to look at your best. This burgundy dress will make you feel confident and elegant and it doesn't cost the earth. Throw a boyfriend blazer on it and add a pair of heels or a pointy ballet pump and you are ready to go! This is also a smart choice if you have weddings in the spring!


Make up wise, I think less is more: men don't usually like when we go heavy with it but if you want to be creative maybe just choose one thing: either statement eyes or lips. I think I would opt for a classic and sleek cat eye but I will be bold with my lips. I prefer to be adventurous with my lipstick and I will probably pick a bright red, but all shades of pink and nude are appropriate. Same for nails! I personally am a fan of the matchy matchy style so I would paint them in a ruby shade. I usually shop for make up online at www.lookfantastic.com as the range of brands is endless and they offer free delivery even when spending only a few pounds.

-Lipstick: Yves Saint Lauren Rouge Pure Couture

-Eyeliner: 3INA The Dot Pen

-Nail polish: Essie Peace Love and Chocolate

-Palette: Benefit Party Like a Flockstar

-Valentine set: Huda beauty Kayali

-Mascara: Better than sex by Too faced


I hope you enjoyed my post and maybe I helped you find some inspiration for next week!


Let me know how you will spend Valentine's day!


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