We have become so accustomed to the idea that, Valentine’s day is and should be about being in a relationship and that leaves us feeling unloved and hating the day. Valentine’s day is about celebrating love and that love does not necessarily have to be within a relationship. So if you are not part of a couple enjoy the day celebrating the things that you love, your family, friends, your pets or just the everyday things in life that puts a smile on your face.
Love is about many things but I believe that the most important element of love is to love ourselves because if we do not love ourselves first how can we be open to receive the love of others.
We can celebrate our love by spending time with our girlfriends, spoiling ourselves with that special item we have been saving up for, buying our favourite flowers, lipstick or perfume.
So this valentine’s day lets love ourselves by feeling gorgeous and taking care of ourselves first.
Gift yourself with your favourite flowers there is nothing like fresh flowers to brighten up a space and put a smile on our face.
Pamper your self
We all lead such busy lives and our mind is constantly racing with what not to do and ticking of the things on our daily “to do” list that taking time out for ourselves is usually not on our list. So make this valentine’s day a pamper day.
The Spa of the world range from the Body Shop includes bath milk, creams, massage oil and exfoliates for a relaxing and revitalizing spa experience. Available @ www.thebodyshop.co.uk
Put on your pretties’ dress
A new dress will instantly lift your mood and knowing that you look good will make you feel great and more confident to take on anything the day brings.
Dress available @ www.debenhams.com
Feeling sexy is not always about showing skin, but just wearing sexy lingerie can make you feel sensual. Love yourself and feel gorgeous in beautiful lingerie.
Boux Avenue Valentines collection available @ www.bouxavenue.com
Lastly make a list of all the things you are grateful for and that you love about yourself.
Gold foil print notebook available @ www.primark.com
And remember you do not have to rely on others to make you feel loved and gorgeous So love and celebrate YOU this valentine’s day.
Floral prints, are a classic pattern and a stable in so many of our wardrobes. And as in nature it heralds the coming of Spring when flowers are in bloom and our senses are tantalise with beautiful smells and colour. So this coming Spring season whether it is daisies or roses make your floral tribute a memorable one!!
Flower designs range from dainty and delicate to big and bold, each kind carrying its own personality and character. Choose a pattern that works with your personal taste and style.
Do not pile on accessories when wearing striking prints as you want the print to shine.
Smaller and dainty prints can bring a feminine and romantic touch to a day or evening look.
If you want to make a statement then choose pieces with larger flowers, bright colors, vibrant designs and eye-catching details.
For a slimming effect opt for dresses with flowers going down the center as this will draw the eye in, creating a slimming illusion.
Floral prints typically come in multiple colors, giving you plenty of styling possibilities. So when pairing items, wear clothing in coordinating colors to create a cohesive look. This also gives you the option of creating different looks with just one item. So pay attention to the pattern's colors, and choose one or two, then work around it when pairing items.
Floral prints also look good with solid neutral shades. These colors include black, white, gray, taupe, ivory and beige. Pairing with neutrals are great if pairing with solid colors are too daunting for you and also if you do not want to pair pieces with any of the colors found in the actual print.
It is also easier to pair floral prints with neutrals, when you are not sure what to wear, but would like to add florals to your ensemble.
Floral accessories can add instant style and are one the simplest and easiest ways to introduce prints/ patterns to your wardrobe. Even just one accessory is enough to brighten up an otherwise plain outfit.
Larger items such as tote bags, hats and scarves can add major color to a look. Jewelry and belts brings a light dose of floral fun to any day look. So invest in a few flower patterned accessories, because you will never know when your outfit will need a little extra floral lift.
Maxi Floral Print @ www.missselfridge.com
Dress @ www.misselfridge.com
Floral Print dress @ www.lipsy.co.uk
Large print dress @ www.phase-eight.com
Shirt Dress – floral print dress @ www.riverisland.com
Pencil skirt – floral print @ www.riverisland.com
Cropped print jacket @ www.phase-eight.com
Ditsy floral print blouse @ www.next.co.uk
Floral Cross body bag @ www.accessorize.com
Wildflower Synthetic Backpack www.accessorize.com
Floral Slip On Plimsoles @ www.newlook.com