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Greetabl: The Best Galentine’s Gift for your BFF


Who said that it’s only lovers season? There’s no shame in the game if Valentine’s Day isn’t for you—significant other or not. Tis the season for all types of loves, from your momma and your siblings to your coworkers and tribe. We’re breaking the mold of movie + dinner dates or Netflix and chill for a day that should be marked on everyone’s calendars—Galentine’s Day. Celebrate your best gals with as much pizzaz as you all have on a weekend out together! Now you don’t need to go all out with a bar crawl (though we aren’t opposed to the idea—margaritas anyone?), instead show your tribe love with a lil something that they’ll hold dear to their hearts. Meet Greetabl, the one-stop online shop for personalized gifting.

This innovative and trendy brand allows you to send your BFF (or anyone you are currently crushing on) a petite box with a custom print filled with:

  1. 3 of your favorite photos (think: inspiring quotes or photos from nights you couldn’t stop laughing).
  2. A sweet treat from Greetabl’s darling inventory which includes chocolates, face masks, BFF bracelets and more!
  3. Personal message written by yours truly

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Once you have checked off your picks and written your loving + quirky message off goes your gift in a folded box for just $9 and up.

We all love receiving goodies so just think about how happy your friend will be having this little number greeting them at the door! After all, big things do come in small packages.

Spread the partner in crime, Grey to my Yang, there-at-3-AM type of BFF love with Greetabl this Galentine’s Day. Sending love to all of your girl gangs out there!

Grab your Galentine’s Day gifts on Greetabl.com.


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Valentine’s Day Accessories with Pixie Mood


It’s February 14. You’re all dressed up in your sexy bodycon dress, your hair is curled perfectly, and your face is framed with dangly diamond earrings that shine as you move. Suddenly, as you’re preparing to walk out the door, you realize that you don’t have a purse to go with your outfit. Talk about a nightmare! We would never wish an accessory crisis on anyone, so to help you get prepared for the big day we have prepared some handy bag accessory ideas from Pixie Mood. Not only does this luxury, cruelty-free, and vegan brand have amazing bags, they have an amazing message as well. Dedicated to producing quality and long-lasting products that are good for the planet, Pixie Mood will guarantee you look your best while feeling your best knowing that your accessories are earth-friendly. 


Jacqueline Pouch ($38, pixiemood.com)

First up on our Pixie Mood must-have list this Valentine’s Day is the elegant Jacqueline Pouch in dusty pink. Doubling as a clutch with its removable strap, this cross body pouch is perfect for those of you who are opting out of the traditional Valentine’s Day colors when it comes to your outfit. Adding this subtle splash of pink to your look will tell those around you that you’re flirty and ready for a great night out. Pair this dusty pink accessory with silver heels and a black dress, and you’re ready to go!


Bethany Tassel Tote ($82, pixiemood.com)

If you’re looking for something a little bigger to hold all of your daily needs, check out the Bethany Tassel Tote. This black and hot pink purse is the perfect size to carry a quick change of shoes, your makeup, and several other items you may need on the go. The dainty tassels give your bag subtle detail while the underlining hot pink color ensures you stand out on your date. And as a bonus, this sleek bag comes with a separate mini-bag inside for your light traveling needs.


Bernice Drawstring Bag ($52.50, pixiemood.com)

Stray from the typical purse design with this unique drawstring bag from Pixie Mood! Aside from its trendy ombre design and adjustable strap closure, the Bernice Drawstring bag is the perfect accessory for your Valentine’s date. Whether you’re heading over to a friend’s house for Galentine’s Day or going out with your significant other on a romantic rendezvous, this bag will be the perfect conversation starter and accessory to any look.


Greta Work Tote ($98, pixiemood.com)

Last on our must-have list from Pixie Mood is the Black Cork Greta Work Tote. While this unique bag is intended for the working woman, it can double as the ideal handbag for your sophisticated and classy date. So whether you’re on the run from work or taking your time to get ready at home this Valentine’s Day, consider completing your Valentine’s look with this trendy cork-styled purse.

It’s safe to say that whatever your handbag needs may be this February, Pixie Mood has got you covered. From your typical purse design to ombrés, corks, and drawstrings, you’ll be sure to be the talk of the night with any of their bag accessories.


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Valentine’s Day Date Night Outfits


With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it’s time to get those outfits prepared for the big night! From dresses to playsuits, retailers such as Topshop and ASOS are always on track to ensure that you have everything ready for your night with your beau! We picked out our favorite Valentine’s Day date night outfits, whether it be with your partner or a fun-filled night out with the girls. Check them out below!
Jemima Dress by Motel:
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This little red bardot style dress is perfect for any Valentine’s date night. Simple yet sophisticated, you can dress to impress by teaming it with a cute headband or simple necklace.
Even better news is this dress is on sale! Grab it now from the Topshop website for just $23.
Plunge Pleated Skater Dress by Rare:
This wine colored dress with a deep V plunge at the front provides a classy but casual look for any night out whatever the occasion. Sport this dress with a black clutch bag and wedge heels to complete your perfect Valentines look.
Another bargain, snap up this dress for $23 on Topshop.
Fitted Lace Dress:
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This beautiful laced dress from Topshop provides an effortlessly elegant and stunning look and is sure to flatter any body type. Channeling an Audrey Hepburn vibe, this 50s inspired dress oozes class and the lace adds a cute, soft floral feel to the dress.
You can purchase this dress from the Topshop website for $190.
Two Tier Beaded Dress by New Look:
Keep the 20s alive with this Gatsby-inspired two piece dress. This floaty number adds a dreamy feel to your look — perfect for a Valentine’s date night. The beaded embellishment adds an expensive feel to the dress therefore no jewelry is necessary! Compliment this dress on a cold February night with a ivory faux-fur jacket or a kimono.
This dress is a steal at just $52.30! Grab it while you can at ASOS.
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Ed Letter: Feb/Mar 2014


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Editor in Chief Megan Portorreal at John Paul Ataker Showroom in NYC

It is no secret that I’m not a big fan of February.  Setting aside the unmistakable lure of Valentine’s Day and the countdown to my birthday on March 2 (same as my celebrity crush, Chris Martin of Coldplay), February is easily the coldest, snowiest month for us in the New York City area. In fact, while typing this, a blizzard rages outside—one that will probably keep everyone indoors for at least two days. But, of course, the press doesn’t stop for snow, and neither does New York Fashion Week—perhaps the biggest thing I look forward to in February.
The first time I attended an event for NYFW, I didn’t know what to expect. The venue—an elegant lounge equipped with fish tank walls, red carpets, and live music—was so packed it was difficult to turn in a circle without knocking someone’s glass. The models for the fashion show strut to and fro on a small walkway through the crowd, so close, in fact, that their long gowns brushed the shoes of the onlookers and everyone was caught in the photoflash.
This year, to kick of NYFW, I attended the John Paul Ataker Press and Media Event for their Fall/Winter 2014 collection at their showroom in NYC. The intimate setting reminded me a bit of the first NYFW event I mentioned above, except this time, people (Melike Ayan and John Paul Ataker President Kerime Ataker, in particular) were handing me cocktails and appetizers, business cards, and fabrics to feel. A small group of my staff and I walked the perimeter of the showroom, pulling out every dress or jumper that caught our eyes, and chatted with the gorgeous models who tried on choice dresses for us to photograph. I can honestly say our entire staff left the showroom that night dreaming of where we could wear at least one of those dresses someday.
That’s where our February/March issue comes into the picture. For this issue, feeling incredibly inspired by NYFW, we’ve gathered our favorite fashion collections, from Anu Raina’s new Spring/Summer 2014 collection (which has us dreaming of warmer weather) to KORET’s new collection of statement purses. We’ve also brought on board photographer Augusto Frascatani, who captured ten different collections from Rome Fashion Week and brought these elegant looks a little closer to home.
In addition to these gorgeous new collections, we’ve chatted with some great talent in the entertainment industry, beginning with our not one, but two beautiful cover girls, Vanessa Marano from ABC Family’s hit television show Switched at Birth and Ksenia Solo from Lost Girl. If you aren’t familiar with these actresses yet, I guarantee that soon you will be.
Here’s to ending this long winter with a bang. Spring, we are ready!
Got questions or comments about the new issue? Send an e-mail to megan@clichemag.com or tweet her @meganportorreal for the fastest response! She is also on PinterestInstagram, and Tumblr.
Ed Letter: Feb/Mar 2014 was originally published in the Feb/Mar 2014 issue of Cliché Magazine