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Delicious Valentine’s Day Recipes You Need To Try

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A day full of flowers, chocolate, and love is upon us and who doesn’t want to add a little more sweetness to an already sugar-fueled day? Whether you’re spending the day with friends, family, alone, or with someone special, baked goods are always a great thing to have on hand. Here are some delicious Valentine’s day recipes you need to try!

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Double-Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

These sandwich cookies are both adorable and delicious, making them the perfect Valentine’s day treat. They take about two hours to make and require 10 ingredients, but the end result is totally worth the elbow grease! This is a must-have for all of the chocolate lovers out there.

No Bake Cheesecake With Berry Toppings

If you’re feeling extra motivated and want to create something truly magical this Valentine’s day, try this no bake cheesecake with berry toppings. It not only looks absolutely stunning, it also tastes amazing. And you don’t even have to bake it!

Chewy Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches

For all my coconut fanatics out there, these chewy brownie ice cream sandwiches are sure to be your new best friend. Filled with yummy coconut gelato, and packing that classic chocolate flavor, you won’t be able to resist this treat! You’ll want to make it all year long.

Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars

If you love frosting, look no further than these frosted sugar cookie bars. The icing is as thick as the cookie and makes for one delicious, sugary delicacy. This simple recipe is sure to be a hit with kids (and adults) who head straight for the frosting on a cake.

 Cupid’s Cupcakes

Anyone whose definition of the perfect baked good involves some fun decorating will love these Cupid’s cupcakes. Strawberry, Nutella, and vanilla are the three main delicious flavors. This recipe takes about three hours. It ideal for all the piping bag enthusiasts out there looking for an excuse to break them out! If you need that quintessential Valentine’s day recipe, look no further. 

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We hope you enjoyed these delicious Valentine’s day recipes!

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How to Spend Valentine’s Day at Home

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With chocolates and sweet treats stocked on the supermarket shelves and red and pink decorations galore, it’s obvious that this could only mean one thing. Valentine’s Day is here! This Sunday is the day of love! Whether you are spending this day with your special valentine, with friends or alone, this year might be much different than the past. 

With COVID-19 still very much present, capacity restrictions are in effect for most establishments. Getting reservations just got a lot more difficult. And if that wasn’t the only hindrance, we are currently in the middle of a pretty brisk winter season that will surely put a pause on any outdoor plans. So, if you are choosing to spend the day at home why not make it the best Valentine’s Day yet? 

So for all of you lovers or lovers of love, we have your guide to the best and most romantic Valentine’s Day at home!

Playful girlfriends with facial mud mask touching chins of each other on beige background

Photo by Ketut Subiyanto

Self Care

As Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday, it’s the perfect opportunity to get some much needed self-care in! Get your mud masks out and get to work! Masking with your partner is such a fun and sweet way to bond while also taking care of your skin. Check out this amazing mud mask from Fresh! While you’re at it, a hand mask or foot mask might also be a nice treat as well!

Another great self-care activity is a bubble bath! Whether you prefer bath bombs or epsom salts, a relaxing bath is the ultimate way to treat yourself and your partner. Make it romantic with some candles, music and maybe even some rose petals! It’s Valentine’s Day, go all out! 

Let’s Paint!

One of the cutest and most popular date ideas are Sip and Paints. It’s where you and your partner or you and some friends take a painting class while also enjoying a few drinks. Unfortunately, many of these places may be closed or under limited capacity but that shouldn’t stop you from the fun! 

Bring the Sip and Paint to your home for Valentine’s Day! Pick up some canvases, paint and brushes from your local craft store and follow along to your favorite painting DIY video on Youtube! We love this one by Bob Ross! 

If you don’t want to paint all on your own, a great activity is a paint-by-numbers canvas. You can select any picture you like and it will be sent over to you with the mapped-out canvas and the corresponding colors. You can even make it a gift idea, and submit a photograph of your choice to be converted to canvas for you to paint! 

Movie Night

Couple love sitting evening

Photo by cottonbro

Bring the movie theater date night to you this Valentine’s Day! This lovely Sunday is the best day to snuggle up and watch some movies. Get your popcorn, candy and drinks ready because we have compiled a list of some of the best movies to get you into the Valentine’s Day spirit 

  1. About Time – Netflix
  2. Sylvie’s Love – Amazon Prime Video
  3. 50 First Dates – Netflix 
  4. Call Me By Your Name – Hulu
  5. Pride and Prejudice – Peacock
  6. The Photograph – HBOMax  
  7. Fifty Shades of Grey – Hulu
  8. When Harry Met Sally – Hulu
  9. Crazy, Stupid, Love – Amazon Prime Video

Dinner Time

Reservations at your favorite spot might be hard to come by this year but fear not, we’ve got you covered! An easy and simple choice would be ordering takeout and relaxing. However, a fun way to end the night could be cooking dinner with your significant other. Make sure to plan your recipe ahead of time so you can pick up all of your ingredients! 

While there are millions of recipes online to choose from, we wanted to share one of our favorite meals with you! A quick and easy recipe for some delicious pasta with spicy vodka sauce! 

Closes up photo of macaroni

Photo by Engin Akyurt

Spicy Vodka Sauce Pasta recipe to cook at home!

  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small/medium onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • ½ cup whole whipping cream
  • ½ tsp salt, or to taste
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ cup shredded parmesan
  • 1 (16oz) box of rotini, boiled + reserve pasta water for later use
  • 1 Tbsp vodka, your choice

 

  1. Boil pasta according to box directions, or until al dente. Set aside, reserving 1 cup of pasta water for later use.
  2. Prepare all of your ingredients, set aside. Can combine all spices – red pepper flakes, salt, pepper, garlic powder—in one small dish, like a ramekin.
  3. In a large, deep skillet, add olive oil and heat pan to medium/medium-high heat.
  4. Once your pan is hot and sizzling, add diced onion and minced garlic. Sauté until fragrant, about 5-6 minutes. If you like your onions more cooked, sauté until golden brown.
  5. Add tomato paste, butter, vodka and whole whipping cream to the skillet. Mix all ingredients together—the sauce will take on a slightly orange/pink hue, and will be slightly thick.
  6. Heat pasta sauce for about 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly, ensuring it doesn’t burn. Lower the heat if it starts to burn, or if the pan gets too hot.
  7. Add in the shredded parmesan cheese, mix until melted and completely combined.
  8. Add reserved pasta water to the skillet to thin out the sauce. Start with ½ cup of water, stirring constantly. Remember: the sauce will need to burn off some liquid, so it will be a little thin to start.
  9. Heat pasta sauce on low-medium for about 5-6 more minutes, stirring frequently, while some of the excess liquid burns off. Lower flame if sauce starts to burn.
  10. Once the sauce is ready, pour half of the rotini into prepared sauce. Store extra pasta.
  11. Plate pasta and add additional parmesan cheese and a pinch of dried or fresh basil on top.

Crack open some champagne or wine and enjoy! Happy Valentine’s Day! 

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Top Jewelry Gifts for Women This Valentine’s Day

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Love is in the air this year. Starting off 2021 with love and appreciation for one another has been the glue that is holding us together during times like these. The pandemic and election has taken a toll on all of us, but nothing brings a bigger smile to one’s face than the gift of love. 

While the Tiffany blue box is a signature (and safe) Valentine’s Day gift, there are so many styles, selections, and stores to choose from. If you’re not ready to pop the question, a romantic gesture in $260 or less will always suffice. That’s right, no ring or excessive spending necessary.

If you want to find a gift that is simple, but still gets the job done one of the five Valentine’s Day items below might just be the perfect match for you. Shopping online this year for gifts may be temporary, but showing love to some of our favorite brands will never go out of style. 

We’re here to help! From earrings to bracelets, we at Cliche have you covered. Read on to check out the top jewelry gifts for women this Valentine’s Day. 

Tiffany Beaded Bracelet, $175

Nothing says I love you like the gift of a Tiffany Blue box. The bright red heart is just the perfect touch to top off your romantic holiday. You’ll remember it forever with this stackable beaded bracelet. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alison Lou Heart with Arrow Stud, $255

Emojis are brought to life with the help of Alison Lou. Instead of sending it through iMessage, try sending it in the form of 14K gold and custom pink and light blue enamel. That’ll surely top last years long-distance letter. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nordgreen Rose Gold Infinity Watch, $209

There’s no better time to flaunt off a new watch, especially when it’s on theme with the holiday. For watches under $300, this rose gold Nordgreen watch is a timeless, staple piece that you need not only for Valentine’s Day. Grab it wile you can, it won’t last long! 

If you’re in the market for the best men watches under $300, check out Nordgreen’s newest male selection. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alex and Ani ‘You’re My Lobster’ Duo Charm Bangle, $44

In the love language of Ross and Rachel, saying “you’re my lobster” is just as meaningful as those three little words that we so long for on this one day of year. If you’re looking for a quirky, inside joke type of gift that doesn’t break the bank, we hope this FRIENDS referenced bangle will do the trick! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kate Spade Loves Me Knot Mini Pendant, $58

Simple, small, and gold— a Valentine’s Day gift success story if I’ve ever heard one! This Kate Spade bestseller is surely one to add to your basket if you’re in a pickle and need a quick (yet meaningful) Valentine’s Day present. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Celebrate Your Everlasting Love This Valentine’s Day with East Olivia’s Valentine’s Day Collection

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Valentine’s Day is fast approaching! Normally, when we think of the ideal Valentine’s Day gift, we think of classic roses. However, live flowers don’t have much of a shelf life. East Olivia has remedied this situation by offering a beautiful selection of preserved roses, each with their own beautiful vase, in their 2020 Valentine’s Collection. We had the chance to catch up with East Olivia founder Kelsea Olivia about her stunning new collection, as well as how the pandemic prompted her to reinvent her business. Check out the Valentine’s Collection HERE!

Cliché: What is it about flowers that speaks to you as an artistic medium?

I believe beauty is a human right, not a luxury, and nature is evidence of that. That belief and that truth is what made me fall in love with flowers. When I began working more with flowers, which started when I worked at Anthropologie and BHLDN in NYC and taking many visits to the NYC flower market, I got exposed to hundreds of varieties of flowers I had never experienced before. That experience helped me realize the connection between the human spirit and our exposure to beauty and how important that relationship is. Even though flowers aren’t the only way to experience beauty, they are the medium that inspires and excites me most. 

Tell us about your company, East Olivia

We are a female founded, women-led creative agency based in NYC who (pre-covid-19) specialized in large scale floral installations. Post-COVID-19, we have shifted gears to launch our direct to consumer online forever floral shop and our fresh-flower therapy boxes in an effort to still bring beauty and blooms to the world while we’re all stuck at home.  

We want to hear all about your new Valentine’s Day collection!

The new Valentine’s Collection is so exciting because we are introducing a brand new ingredient which we have never used before, where our persevered roses are scented! Most other companies that sell preserved roses keep them in boxes – we believe the beauty shouldn’t be kept in a box and these roses should be displayed in an arrangement instead. The roses are 100% bio-degradable and last a year if taken properly and the scent lasts up to a month.

Why did you want to create preserved roses?

Preserved roses have been a trend for a long time, but they are always contained in a box. I have been working with preserved roses for a long time and believe that beauty doesn’t belong in a box. Being a floral designer, I like to take our ingredients and be expressive with them, rather than keep them contained. 

What message did you want to send with your Valentine’s Day collection?

The collection represents everlasting love – how beautiful is it to be able to express your love to somebody with flowers, but with flowers that will last more than a week?! There’s nothing wrong with fresh flowers, however it’s a great medium to be able to express love and admiration for somebody with flowers that last longer. 

What are some Valentine’s Day gifts that you would recommend?   

I would recommend any and all of the gifts in our Valentine’s Collection at shopeastoliva.com. We’ve curated a beautiful collection of not only forever florals with scented roses, but a variety of fun, and on-trend candles and cards to complement our forever florals. 

As a creative agency, what was your process in terms of cultivating a unique floral experience for every event?

Our floral installations have always been bespoke and have always been the result of the narrative of our clients. We partner with our clients to create a unique floral expression of their overall vision. It is always about connecting with the client and being clear about the narrative and purpose of the event and what they want their guest to feel like. It always starts with a story. It’s so fun to bring clients purpose and vision to life with our florals

How has the pandemic impacted your business?

It completely destroyed our events business overnight, cost us millions of dollars in 2020, and wiped out my ability to maintain my staff. It was through launching the forever floral shop and fresh flower therapy boxes that made it possible for us to hang on this long. That being said, the road ahead is still very tough and it’s quite challenging financially for us and millions of other small businesses that relied on events. We hope and pray each day that that part of our business will come back very soon! 

What lessons have you learned thus far by switching to e-commerce?

I’ve learned that customer #1 is our staff and team, meaning that our customers from our e-commerce can’t have a great experience if our team and staff aren’t taken care of. This is extremely challenging amidst a global pandemic when resources are extremely scarce. Also, the creative process is just as fun as events. Myself and my team have a blast creating each collection – coming up with the names for the arrangements and shooting the products. It’s just as fulfilling as the creative work of events – but nothing can replace the in-person connection that we had during events and that part we still greatly miss. Lastly, the finances are far more complicated. Bootstrapping a direct-to-consumer business is very challenging – if you want to scale your business, you have to spend more money in order to make more money. 

Do you have any advice for businesses that are struggling to stay afloat during the pandemic and (different degrees of restrictions) but are nervous to make the switch to e-commerce?

My advice would be to begin inward within your own industry. We turned inward towards our industry first for support and also to see how we could support one another. That’s how the flower therapy box came to be. Shifting to an e-commerce platform is something I had been wanting to do for many, many years. I think staying true and authentic to your own brand and offerings is most important and don’t necessarily think that shifting to an e-commerce platform is the right answer for everybody.  

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Celebrate Your Everlasting Love This Valentine’s Day with East Olivia’s Valentine’s Day Collection. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Kelsea Olivia.

Your Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

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We know you have all been waiting for this years Valentine’s Day gift guide.  It’s that magical time of year again—love is in the air!  If you’re wanting to really wow your loved one this Valentine’s Day, look no further than our collection of stunning handcrafted jewelry.

The History of Valentine’s Day

Where did Valentine’s Day come from? The earliest traces of the holiday lie in an Ancient Roman festival called Lupercalia. Lupercalia was an important festival: the festival of fertility. To celebrate, priests would take the hide of a sacrificed goat and gently slap women and crops to bring them fertility in the coming year.

Thankfully, the goat hides have been left in years past. In the Middle Ages, February 14th was thought to signal the beginning of birds’ mating season. English poet Geoffrey Chaucer is often noted in the evolution of Valentine’s Day. Some say he is the first to associate love with St. Valentine’s Day in his poems “The Parlement of Foules” and “The Complaint of Mars.” Shakespeare, of course, popularized this connection as well.

Valentine’s Day as we know it began to be celebrated in the UK around the 17th century. It started in the US around the early 18th century. It’s become a special day to tell our loved ones just how much they mean to us. Many people exchange cards, chocolates, flowers, and, of course, jewelry as tokens of affection. Valentine’s Day is mostly celebrated in the UK, US, Canada, Mexico, France, and Australia, but more and more people across the world are joining in on this Day of Love!

Valentine’s Day Gifts She’ll Love

Finding the perfect gift to sweep your lady off her feet might seem like a daunting task. But don’t fret—we’re here to help!

If you’re looking for a gift for your girlfriend or wife, our gorgeous, handcrafted heart necklaces will be her dream come true. A heart necklace or pendant is such a romantic symbol. They’re a daily reminder that your lady holds your heart. Choose a heart necklace with a rosy-hued tourmaline or breathtaking, picture-perfect garnet for added romance.

Of course, you can’t go wrong with stunning morganite jewelry. This soft pink gemstone is the true queen of romance, and its luxurious hue will perfectly complement everyone. Pick out a pair of morganite earrings to brighten her eyes, or choose a morganite pendant that will make her feel like a princess. For added luxury, pair morganite with rose gold and sparkling diamonds.

If your lovely lady usually sports a simpler look, we offer a collection of minimalist heart necklaces, too—in white, yellow, or the ever-popular rose gold. These little necklaces are the perfect balance of trendy and timeless. This makes them a great surprise for the wife that already seems to have everything. Our minimalist heart necklaces will remind her every day, not just Valentine’s Day, of how much she means to you.

Or, if you’ve found the one you love, why not take the next step this Valentine’s Day? There’s no better way to celebrate the most romantic day of the year than with a proposal! With our collection of engagement rings, no matter which ring you pick, you’re sure to sweep her off her feet. Choose from our diamond engagement rings for a classic look. Or, perhaps leap for a little spontaneity with a Valentine’s-Day-inspired rosy-hued stone like a pink diamond, morganite, or tourmaline.

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him

Of course, we can’t forget the men this Valentine’s Day! Men’s jewelry may seem like a nontraditional gift, but what better way to tell your man you love him than with a handsome gift that will last a lifetime. If you’re looking for a gift for your boyfriend or a gift for your husband, browse our collection of gold chains. Gold chains are often very meaningful to men and become a source of pride. Our gold chains are handcrafted for style and durability, so his Valentine’s Day gift can be passed on to generations to come.

Valentine’s Day could also be the perfect time to update a husband’s wedding ring. Perhaps his ring is looking a little worse for wear, or you just want to show him that you’re still committed to your lifetime love. Our collection of men’s rings has all the classic styles in yellow, white, and rose gold. We also offer rings with more modern finishes for those that like to be a little unique.

Gifts for Your Little One

Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate all kinds of love—not just between partners, but between parents and children, too. Parents often use Valentine’s Day as an occasion to give daughters their first piece of jewelry.

Check out our collection of children’s jewelry that’s perfect for your little angel. We offer precious earrings in fun shapes like stars, clovers, hearts, and triangles, as well as diamond earrings that will make her feel like the princess that she is. Our small heart necklaces will also make a perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your little girl.

A Time to Celebrate Timeless Love

Jewelry is an extremely meaningful Valentine’s Day gift. That’s why we pride ourselves in our craft, especially on this enchanting day. Call us hopeless romantics, but it is our joy to play a part in your love story. We wish you all the love this beautiful Valentine’s Day!

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Valentine’s Day Gifts for Hair Obsessed

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Valentine’s Day is a special day to celebrate with the love of your life. Every lady wants to look their best for their date night. Consider Head Kandy products that will give you gorgeous, silky and smooth hair. If you love to straighten or curl your hair, these products are for you.

Straightening Brush 2.0

This straightening brush is great for any hair texture and it eliminates frizz instantly. It consists of infused ceramic plating to keep your hair smooth, silky and straight. There is no need to worry about pain because this brush runs through your hair without breakage and it protects your scalp with anti-scald technology. There is an extra-long cord that is great to utilize the brush anywhere at any time. You can also lock the temperature to keep it constant and the LCD screen makes it easy to view the temperature as well.

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BFF Blow Dryer

In a hurry and need to finish your hair on time? No worries, this blow dryer will dry your hair in just 3 minutes. This blow dryer is great for fine, curly and thick hair textures. The Kandy nozzle is great for fast drying and it provides deep root penetration. Consider this blow dryer for a smooth finish that will give your hair volume all day.

 

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The Knockout Wand

This special wand will create the perfect curls for your date night. You can create beach waves or soft curls that will give you volume while remaining frizz free. This wand heats up to 140-430°F and it is perfect for holding those perfect curls.

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Valentine’s Gifts for your Skin

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Flowers, chocolates and love letters take up space in every store window during February. It’s a time focused on gifting others which we are all for, but there isn’t anything wrong with gifting yourself too. Self-love is a #1 must in our book so why not show yourself some on the official day of love? Treat yourself to an at-home spa with these Valentine’s gifts for your skin. Focused on rehydration, relaxation and feel good vibes we’re sure they will be the next beauty goods that steal your heart!

 

Run a bath

Dr. Teal’s Pink Himalayan Foaming Bath, $5.99, www.target.com

Take a break from the bath bombs and opt for Dr. Teal’s Pink Himalayan Foaming Bath. Pink Himalayan salt helps reduce any muscle aches and revitalizes tired skin for a bubble bath that is a win-win. Mixed with bergamot and sweet orange essential oils, it also smells like a dream.

 

Do a mask

Honey Belle DIY Detox Mask in Matcha Mint, $22, https://honeybelleshop.com

Just like honey, avocado and charcoal, this super ingredient continues to grow in popularity and has found its way into a mask form—matcha powder. With antioxidants that fight the signs of aging, get rid of toxins, promote youth and are sensitive for all types of skin, you’ll want to use this every day of the week. All that is needed is your liquid of choice to mix with it. Think rose water, tea tree water, honey, etc. to create a DIY detox mask that’s like no other.

 

Hydrate your skin

Dermalogica Barrier Defense Booster $75 and Calm Water Gel, $48, https://www.dermalogica.com

During this frigid weather we know that your skin needs hydration the most. Enter these two intensely moisturizing products by Dermalogica that leave any skin feeling baby soft in minutes.The Barrier Defense Booster has an oil base formulated to restore skin and relieve dryness for up to 24 hours. The Calm Water Gel can be applied after, being a gel-water moisturizer that instantly soothes and refreshes your skin like magic.

 

Freshen up

Jurlique Rose Shower Gel $24 and Body Lotion $39, http://www.jurlique.com

This rose scented duo is my personal favorite because they smell absolutely incredible and moisturize my skin wonderfully! The shower gel is mild + free from chemicals and doesn’t leave skin dry or dull after use. Instead it helps your skin retain moisture with its pure organic botanicals from South Australia. Matched with the body lotion, once you step out of the shower you’ll be left having a luxe experience that smells oh so sweet.

 

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A Valentine’s Night Out in Style

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Valentine’s Day is nearing, and it is the perfect excuse to embrace a night out in bold reds or soft pinks. From cocktail dresses to jumpsuits, show off your festive holiday look of choice by preparing a stylish outfit ahead of time. Unsure of what to wear just yet? Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered! Here are our favorite picks from retailers such as Tobi and Lulus to achieve the perfect look for a date night or fancy event this February 14th.

 

My Lace or Yours Dress by Tobi ($27, Tobi)

This lace bodycon dress embodies an aura of feminine elegance and charm. Simple yet fancy, this is the perfect outfit for a night out, especially when paired with a statement necklace or drop earrings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bell Sleeve Pencil Dress by Shein ($15, Shein

Bell sleeves are one of the hottest trends right now, and this powerful red pencil bodycon dress is ideal for Valentine’s Day. While wearing this bold dress, you are sure to make a statement! Paired with a cute clutch and a pair of black heels, this outfit will slay any night out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asymmetrical Pleat Jumpsuit by Nordstrom ($138, Nordstrom)

Who says you have to wear a dress? Jumpsuits are trendy these days, and this classic v-neck black jumpsuit is every bit as chic and polished as any dress. Paired with a pair of red or pink heels and a bold lip color, you will surely catch everyone’s attention this Valentine’s Day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Augusta Solid Seersucker Dress by Lauren James ($125, Lauren James)

 

This delicate seersucker dress is every bit as stunning as it is graceful. Show off your southern charm with the halter style and bow-back detailing. The color is decadent enough for Valentine’s Day without being overbearing, so you can still show off your festive style without wearing full-on red.

 

 

 

 

Off-the-Shoulder Skater Dress by Lulus ($52, Lulus)

If you are in search of a trendy yet classy dress, then this is the one for you! The soft pink color will establish a timeless look, while the off-the-shoulder flair adds a modern detail to a classic style. Accessorize with a matching choker, pearl necklace, or a pair of statement earrings to achieve the a modernly elegant look. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Valentine’s Day Accessories with Pixie Mood

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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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9 Valentine’s Day Gifts For Yourself

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Beloved by romantics and dreaded by singles, or the just plain cynical, Valentine’s Day is all about grand romantic gestures. When we think about Valentine’s Day, it’s almost always in terms of what we can or would give to another person. But what about showing yourself a little love? Whether or not you have a significant other, you deserve something special. Check out this and list and spoil yourself with some extra pampering during the season of love. In this case, self-love!

 

Polyamorous Bath Oil, $5.95, lush.com

This Polyamorous Bath Oil from Lush will melt all your troubles away and give you a night to remember.  Fall into your own romantic fantasy with this dreamy combination of organic shea and cocoa butter. Let the natural oils soften and moisturize your skin while you relax the day away.

 

This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray, $29, anthropologie.com

Why worry about a Valentine’s Day kiss when you can kiss insomnia goodbye? This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray from Anthro doesn’t mess around – it tells you it works right in the title! Enjoy an early night with its soothing aromas. British botanicals like lavender and chamomile calm your anxiety to leave you feeling rested and rejuvenated.

 

Kalahari Melon Moisturizing Mask, $6, shopterrain.com

Dry skin will be a thing of the past with this ultra-hydrating skin mask. Developed by leading dermatologists at one of South Korea’s top universities, the mask is rich in vitamin A and C. As its name suggests, the key ingredient is Kalahari melon, which helps the skin to retain its natural moisture. Simply apply for 20 to 25 minutes for brighter skin. Your skin will be beautiful in no time!

 

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum Spray, starting at $55, nordstrom.com

The iconic Flowerbomb fragrance by Viktor & Rolf makes everyone feel a little flirty. Feel like a bomb of flowers went off with every room you walk into. Floral notes of orchid, jasmine, and rose petals will boost your confidence to talk to your crush – or empower you to go on a night out with the girls! You might as well treat yourself to a date when you smell this good.

 

Archipelago Botanicals Excursion Glass Jar Candle (in Lanai scent), $14.90, nordstrom.com

Nordstrom knows their way around a good candle and they’ve outdone themselves with Archipelago Botanicals. This soy-based candle burns for approximately 60 hours, so go ahead and make your bubble bath a weekly ritual. You’ll be transported to a tropical island without even having to leave your front door! The Lanai scent showcases pineapple, ginger, and mandarin, but if those aren’t your aromas of choice, there are 8 other varieties to sample.

 

You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero, paperback $10.10 (also in ebook and audiobook), barnesandnoble.com

If you haven’t designated 2018 as the year you are going to start loving yourself, it’s never too late to start! The crucial first step is overcoming all of your negative self talk. We all need a pep talk when we are feeling down on ourselves and Jen Sincero is here to give you that gentle, loving kick in the butt. Sincero guides you through 27 chapters of humorous anecdotes that teach you how to restructure and change your outlook on life along the way. She shows you how to identify self sabotaging behaviors, stop making excuses to limit yourself, and perhaps most importantly of all, make money! Okay, so maybe loving yourself is more important, but some extra funds can’t hurt.

 

Rocky Mountain Valentine’s Day Assorted Truffle Box, $29.95, williams-sonoma.com

Who says you can’t buy yourself a box of chocolates for Valentine’s Day? If you’re shopping for your partner, I’m sure they would agree that you deserve a little treat for all your hard work.This mouthwatering box of truffles includes unique flavors like champagne and red velvet alongside classics like raspberry and cappuccino. They’re the perfect chocolate assortment to share with your loved ones. (Or not, we won’t blame you.)

 

SUMI Women’s Silk Kimono Robe Short – Floral Print, $120, amazon.com

Because nothing says luxury like wrapping yourself in silk! Silk just inherently makes you feel like royalty whenever you wear it, and there’s no better time to feel like a queen than Valentine’s Day. The floral pattern makes it feel appropriately feminine and delicate for your day of self-indulgence. Take your time after a warm bath…or just cut to the chase and stay in your robe the whole weekend! There are also 20 different color selections to choose from.

 

Takeya Flash Chill Iced Tea Maker (2 Quarts, Raspberry), $29.99, amazon.com

Me time just isn’t complete without a cup of tea. It’s the perfect start to any cozy day at home. Sometimes the simplest innovations produce the best results, and that’s certainly true of this simple tea maker. Forget wasting money on fancy machines – this little treasure gets the job done just fine. You can also make iced tea. Wake up, brew yourself your favorite blend and plan out your roster of pampering for a chill Valentine’s Day to remember.

 

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Affordable Valentine’s Day Outfit Ideas

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Red Hot Alert! Valentine’s Day is only days away, and we are counting down the moments until we can get dressed up and look our best. But why does looking our best have to come with such a hefty price tag? With the winter holidays only just coming to a close, it’s time we substitute our expensive brands for more affordable looks this Valentine’s. Don’t worry; here at Cliché, we will help you trade in those wallet-crunching outfits for affordable look-a-likes and stylish pieces with our low-cost Valentine’s Day outfit ideas.

Mesh Mock Neck Bodycon Dress ($20, charlotterusse.com)

First up on our Valentine’s Day radar is the Mesh Mock Neck Bodycon Dress from Charlotte Russe. Straying from the typical red and pink look that usually debuts on the lover’s holiday, this black bodycon is the anti-Valentine’s look we have all been craving. With a sheer mesh top half, edgy cap sleeves, button-closed back, and curve-hugging bodycon shape, this dress will make your date drool. Priced at only $20, this dress is an absolute steal.

Audrey Keyhole Ruffle Sleeve Dress ($32.90, agacistore.com)

If you’re looking for a sexy red number that’s ideal for a fancy date and a night out, the Audrey Keyhole Ruffle Sleeve Dress is perfect for your V-Day. This elegantly short number will have people wondering where you spent a fortune for such a high-quality dress. The unlined, high round-neck bodycon dress with flirty, ruffled sleeves and an elongated keyhole cutout on the chest will make you the talk of any party — in the best way possible!

Woven Heart Frayed Stripe Poncho ($19.60, forever21.com)

If you’re looking for something a little less dressy, consider the Woven Heart Frayed Stripe Poncho from Forever 21. This soft, knit poncho features an open front, frayed trim, and multi-stripe pattern. It’s subtle yet vibrant burgundy color and handkerchief hem will look perfect when paired with ripped jeans or even a skater skirt. Trade in your dress and heels for this causal look and pair it with a simple shirt, some knee-high boots, and a long necklace. You’ll be turning heads all night with this simple yet classy style. This look is best for a long night out on the town.

Off-Shoulder Mini Dress with Trumpet Sleeve ($24, us.ASOS.com)

Our final must-have this Valentine’s Day follows the off-shoulder fashion trend that everyone is still buzzing about. This red, off-the-shoulder mini dress from ASOS features a flared-gone-chic sleeve design, flowy hem, and elastic strap around the shoulders for optimum control. Trade in the sexy, bodycon look for this more flirty and refined style for a casual date or for a more comfortable long night. Pair it with sandals or heels and a long lined poncho-style coat for walking outside, and you will absolutely look your best this February 14.

Don’t let high-end brands convince you that looking good has to come at a hefty price. There are several reliable brands with runway-style clothing that will keep you looking your best while saving tons!

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The Perfect Modern Valentine’s Day Playlist

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It’s about that time of year; the pink and red decorations are all on display, flowers and chocolate are everywhere, and just about everyone is looking for something to do on Valentine’s Day. Whether it would be a date night or a stay in and chill night, your night must have music! Here’s a list of the 18 best songs for the perfect modern Valentine’s Day playlist!

 
This playlist has a variety of different songs for every part of your evening. It consists of some upbeat and lively songs like “Electric Love” by BORNS and “Rather Be” by Clean Bandit to pump you up for the evening. Some slow and sensual songs like “Earned It” by the Weeknd and “Crazy in Love” (Remix) by Beyonce to end your evening with some romance, and basically everything in-between.
 
Whatever situation you find yourself in this Valentine’s Day, this playlist has got you covered! You can find this playlist on Spotify!
“Thinking Out Loud”– Ed Sheeran
“Love Me Like You Do”– Ellie Goulding
“Like I’m Gonna Lose You” – Meghan Trainor ft John Legend
“Earned It” — The Weeknd
“Make You Feel My Love” — Adele
“Rather Be” — Clean Bandit
“Marry Me” — Train
“Electric Love” — BORNS
“Crazy In Love” (Remix) — Beyonce
“Say You Won’t Let Go” — James Arthur
“Sweetest Devotion” — Adele
“Love Story” — Taylor Swift
“Play That Song” — Train
“Stand By You” — Rachel Platten
“Bed” — J Holiday
“With You” — Chris Brown
“I Can’t Help Falling In Love” — Haley Reinhart
“Photograph” — Ed Sheeran
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The Perfect Modern Valentine’s Day Playlist. Photo courtesy of the IMDB.