Does anyone have any fun plans for Valentine’s Day? Any annual traditions, whether with your special someone or your group of girlfriends? We currently have no plans but we usually exchange gifts (scroll down to hear about my favorite Valentine’s Day memory!). I put together three looks for the occasion and I’d love to hear which one makes the most sense for your festivities, depending on whether you’re dressing up, dressing down, or heading out of town…

valentine's day outfit with white dress and pink heels

If you’re dressing up…

Halston Heritage dress  //  Design Darling bubble earrings  //  Tuckernuck clutch  //  Sam Edelman heels

casual outfit for valentine's day

If you’re dressing down…

Madewell top (also available in stripes)  //  Sugarfina candy  //  Clare V. tassel  //  Mark & Graham bag  //  Malone Souliers slides

beach outfit for valentine's day

If you’re heading out of town…

Marysia swimsuit  //  Tory Burch sunnies  //  Off-the-shoulder top (under $20)  //  Monogrammed beach bag  //  Jack Rogers sandals

My favorite Valentine’s Day memory with Will was a couple years ago and actually started off as a not-so-happy late night emergency trip to the vet. Our dog Rory was itching constantly and having some sort of allergic reaction, so off we went to the vet around 11 o’clock the night before Valentine’s Day. We were both exhausted and anxious about Rory (who thankfully wound up just needing an allergy shot).

At some point after midnight while we were waiting for Rory to get his shot, Will turned to me and asked if I wanted to know what he’d gotten me for Valentine’s Day. A little background: I generally hate surprises and always ask Will what he’s giving me or anyone else in my family (…I’m the worst) and he never ever caves, except this one time when we were having a pretty lousy night and he knew it would put a smile on my face.

He’d gotten us tickets to see Taylor Swift in New York that July (with amazing seats!) and I was 1) ecstatic to see Taylor in person and 2) grateful that he was willing to sit through a three-hour concert surrounded by screaming teenage girls (and one overly excited twenty-five-year-old, ahem). The concert was ultimately even more fun than expected because one of us literally shed tears of joy when Taylor took the stage we wound up moving from New York to Dallas that April and the concert gave us a great reason to come back to the city over the summer. I know some people are pretty anti-Valentine’s Day but I’m glad I have at least one fond memory of it! But really, if you have any ideas on how to one-up him this year, I’m all ears. 😉

P.S. 35 experiential gift ideas.

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