Valentine's Day Gift Guide

valentine's gift guide

My absolute top favorite pick for a Valentine's gift this year is the Goop Fragrance Eau de Parfum: Edition 02.  If you don't already know, traditional fragrances are one of the most toxic things you can put on your body.  Before going green, I loved my Tocca Fragrance from Anthropologie (which rates a 9 on Think Dirty App, with 10 being the worst).  I am so happy that I found this Goop Fragrance.  The best thing about a fragrance that is made from natural oils is not only does it smell amazing, but it also has aromatherapeutic qualities - so it makes you FEEL good too.  Once you wear a fragrance like this one, you literally will never be able to go back to synthetic fragrances.  I get compliments everywhere I go.  My husband LOVES it.  I think it is my favorite thing right now and would absolutely make the perfect Valentine's Day gift (to you or for yourself)!

Oskia Rose De Mai Massage, Body Oil & Treatment Candle.  A candle that melts down to a body oil and massage oil?  Need I say more?

Ok, this Cote Traveler Manicure Set is seriously cute.  It comes with two nail colors (free of major toxins),  a base and top coat, 2 non-acteone remover pads, a file and a cute travel pouch.  The perfect Galentine's Day gift!

I think Vday is the perfect excuse to finally get the Henne Rose Diamonds Lip Polish.  For the softest, moisturized lips so you can smooch your sweetie!

My friend, Megan, has these Gorjana Tassel Earrings and they are the prettiest, most classic tassels.  Great quality with the gold piece and the prettiest neutral, dark blush.  On sale for just $39!

Can we talk about how pj's and loungewear are like the last thing I want to spend my money on.  But I always wish I had cuter things to wear around the house.  I think some cutesy pj's would be such a fun treat for Vday!  I like these, these and these.  This romper is too cute!

Comment below with your faves!

xoxo Lauren

Valentine's Day 2018 - What to Wear

Valentine's Day is just a few weeks away!  I have always thought it was a cute little holiday.  No matter who your plans are with, there's likely an excuse to get dressed up...and definitely an excuse to have dessert.  (Chocolate covered anything, am i right?!)

Jonathan and I have never been ones to make a huge deal about the holiday.  At some point that week, however, there will be a dinner reservation (hopefully at St. Cecilia or Sotto Sotto) and a sweet note to each other.  I've thought about surprising Jonathan and Chapel with a couple of cute decorations when they wake up (like this LOVE balloon) and a fun themey breakfast (paleo donuts, perhaps?).  I'm thinking it's the perfect excuse to order these breakfast trays that I've been eyeing and how cute would this mug be to have coffee in that morning?

Click on the photos below for some cute dresses + rompers for the occasion!  Of course, I had to throw in a clean lipstick and less-toxic nail polish recommendation!

I have also chosen some red hues that would be so cute paired with a leather jacket (like this, this or this) until Spring arrives!  Click on the photos below for some red inspo, including a lip and nail color!

If you are looking for some great junky candy alternatives, try these or these out for the kids' classroom (they are truly yummy!).  For your adult sweet tooth, try Cocomels or making Gwyneth Paltrow's Chocolate Truffles (so easy and delicious)!

xoxo, Lauren