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Valentine’s Day.

By: Jen Shoop

First: I wish I were the ultra-chic Charlotte Groeneveld (shown above), a strong reminder as to why my predominantly jeans-oriented wardrobe is feeling immature these days. Post-pregnancy, I’m branching out to wear things like these culottes (<<70% off!) she’s wearing above, which I wish I could wear for February 14th.

Second: holidays are SO much fun with mini around. They require some planning, so I’m sharing my top picks here, a month out. We’ll start with Valentine’s Day outfits/goodies for US, and then add some amazing scores for your minis. (I know many of you are chomping at the bit for the day where I include picks for boys, too — but I’m not there yet…)

Valentine’s Day Gifts and Outfits.

Links and alternates (often less expensive) below the collage — or you can click each image to access the product page!

+Heart-print blouse (LOVE and on serious sale!). Alice + Olivia has a similar style in dress form on sale here.

+Chantecaille lip veil. I’ve read good things about this lipstick formula and am enamored with the line’s big-hearted (very chic!) foundress.

+Alexandre Birman sandals (heavily discounted!). Oof, these are screaming for a Valentine’s Day get-up. Just as chic with mom jeans and a white button down as they’d be paired with a red hot dress. Other fab shoes for Valentine’s Day: these glittery Sophia Websters (swoon), these feathered friends from TB, and these Pradas.

+A bold red shift. Love the high collar. Think it’d work with my bump, too. Also available in a bow-embellished, form-fitting variation.

+I’m all about these headbands right now. I own this exact style and LOVE it. The color, the style.

+I consider myself a gummy afficionado. These look divine. I might wrap up little parcels for my gal pals.

+Latte mug. I love you A LATTE. HA. I don’t usually give gifts to anyone (outside of baked goods) on Valentine’s Day, but if you do — this might be sweet for a mother/mother-in-law. Or just for yourself.

+Rebecca de Ravenel heart earrings. Shhh: you can get the look for less with these dupes.

+Malone Souliers shoes — ON SALE.

+PAROSH fur trim coat. I just adore this. For something less heavy-weight, how about this super affordable pearl-adorned jacket?!?!

+Personalized cards. Love the style of the monogram.

+Pamela Munson straw tote. At the tippy top of my wish list right now.

+Heart-patch sweater.

+Common Projects sneakers. Someone recently wrote and asked for “sophisticated, non-distressed grown-up sneakers.” These are your ticket!

P.S. If you are a man looking for a Valentine’s Day gift idea for your woman and are still confused/lost after reading through the above, personally, I would love to receive this bag, this cult-following cleanser, and pretty much anything on this gift list. For a bigger ticket Valentine’s Day: anything here, this top-handle bag in the pink, or one of these pls and thank you.

Valentine’s Day Gifts and Outfits for Minis.

+Pink picnic basket. Such a cute way to hand out/collect Valentine’s — and then repurpose for summer picnics.

+Windowpane heart dress. Darling.

+Heart-print blouse. Adorable with red jeans or under a red jumper/overalls. Or, for a more casual vibe, these heart leggings!

+Oversized bow. It’s a problem that I’ve found a good bow source that delivers via Amazon Prime…

+Personalized Valentines!

+I bought this exact dress for mini — love those bows!

+Heart cups.

+Heart-print jammies. For younger babes, check out this $10 pair!!!

+Heart napkins.

+You can’t really tell from this pic, but these are special Valentine’s Day edition Go Go Squeez pouches. So if you’re feeling virtuous, consider doling these out in lieu of treats/candies and make every other mama’s heart swell.

+Adorable cropped/quilted jacket. Would look precious with this oversized bow blouse.

+Ordering this for mini for the occasion.

+This dress is beyond.

+A $10 vest!

+A sweet apron for Valentine’s Day baking.

+Precious crib shoes.

+Lift-the-flap books by this author have always been a hit with mini.

P.S. That middleground feeling, skirting the rules, and a lesson that has lingered with me for a good long while.

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10 thoughts on “Valentine’s Day.

    1. Hi Emmy! It’s been totally hit or miss in my honest experience. Sometimes I have found INCREDIBLE pieces and sometimes they look horrible. It’s a 50/50 chance…

  1. I don’t know why, but I’m totally feeling all the pink hearts for Valentine’s Day, especially when grounded in some navy as a previous commenter said (when generally I’m not a holiday-themed dresser at all) Love all these selections!

    (Ended up getting some cute dinosaur window gel clings for the baby to hand out for Valentine’s Day – though I love the idea of the pouches too.)

      1. Oooooo! You know what’s enraging? I made the trip downtown to the Target by Penn Station (closest one to me) JUST to raid their $1 section while I was stocking mini’s advent calendar and they didn’t have one. WOMP WOMP. So jealous!

  2. I like the idea of my new Ganni dress on Valentine’s day — it’s ruffled and has a pink/white floral print, but is grounded in navy, which makes it a little “off-brand” for the holiday in a way that I like. Your picks are wonderful, though — especially love the Birman sandals (!!), the red GOAT shift, and, of course, the CP sneaks. I’ve wanted a pair of them for ages and even found an untouched pair for FORTY DOLLARS at a consignment shop once, but alas, they were 3 sizes too small. 🙂

    1. Oooh dagger! Hopefully some lucky and deserving gal snapped them up behind you. The Ganni dress sounds perfect!

  3. I have always thought it was kitschy to wear heart prints/pinks/reds/etc. on Valentines day. I feel that if someone as stylish as you is saying otherwise (and backing it up with cute picks), my thinking must be incorrect!

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