Valentine’s Day is just a few weeks away, and I’ve already started seeing splatterings of pink and red all over retail stores (and in our very festive neighbor’s yard). I even ordered Isla these adorable heart leggings and this crowd pleaser onesie from Les Petits Darlings. I cannot wait to get it in the mail!

My birthday is only four days after Valentine’s Day, so for my entire adult life, the two celebrations have been bundled together. I cannot complain, as this normally means one bigger lovefest versus two smaller ones. Last year, Sasha treated me to a romantic dinner at Haven (where we went after he proposed – sadly, it closed in the fall). We normally don’t exchange big Valentine’s Day gifts, but try to do something meaningful and sweet. I got him a number of small items last year, including personalized M&Ms, which were adorable but ugh, $70 for a bag of candy is excessive (lesson learned). 

I’ve created the ideal gift guide for men to reference this Valentine’s Day (ladies, feel free to subtly share with your significant other). If he wants to write you a love note, there is the perfect Rifle Paper Co. card. If he wants to remind you daily that you’re beautiful, there is an iPhone case that does just the trick. If you’re a lady that loves jewelry, he can get you a heart necklace or something that makes a statement. Then there are pearl earrings and a gorgeous Kate Spade watch. If he’s really generous, he’ll buy you a new Tory Burch purse or sunglasses, or even the most heavenly smelling Chloe perfume. If he wants to be romantic, then he’ll buy you lingerie and perhaps even some red lipstick.

Do you have plans for Valentine’s Day? Is it a holiday that you and your love normally celebrate, or is it too commercialized for your liking?


  1. I have that Chloe perfume and love it! I also would die if my husband bought me that Tory purse. I love it!

    • AileePetrovic Reply

      It’s so good – my friend has it, but I don’t. I love it!!! And yes, I would die too. Hint, hint… men!

  2. Ah, I want everything. Definitely going to send this list to my fiancé.

    • AileePetrovic Reply

      Yes, I think that’s a great idea! Nothing like being subtle 😉

    • AileePetrovic Reply

      I love it too! I just got a new Rifle paper iPhone case for Christmas and I’m obsessed!! Yay for February birthdays is right!! Aquariuses for the win!

  3. we are birthday buddies – i’m ON valentine’s day [insert eye roll emoticon here]. and YES for red lipstick.

    • AileePetrovic Reply

      Oh heavens. Being ON Valentine’s Day is soooo romantic [serious eye roll too]. But yes, red lipstick. I had NO makeup on today so I decided I would wear red lipstick as I ran errands in workout clothes. That made sense, right?

  4. I love all the jewelry you posted here, many have been on my list for awhile. My birthday is close to valentines day too….I wouldn’t rather have it be paired with any other holiday. SO much love…and pink, i love pink! haha 🙂 have a great day.

    Love Your Fate


    • AileePetrovic Reply

      I love pink too!! Gosh, lots of February birthdays!!! I heavily hinted about the jewelry to Sasha! Most especially about the Bauble Bar necklace! xo

    • AileePetrovic Reply

      When is your birthday?? I love that there are so many February birthdays on this post comments! I cannot believe we met only a year ago! How crazy is that??

      I agree. Combination is not cool.

      And I LOVE that cuff. Seriously!!!!

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