With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, Dolls everywhere are dreaming of the moment their fairytale turns from once upon a time to happily ever after. Whether you are celebrating February 14th with yourself, your bestie or your beau – it’s so important to take a moment to celebrate love! Here are three different ways to celebrate this special day.
We teamed up with Macy’s on State Street to pull ultra-glam Valentine’s Day looks for any occasion. We dashed from aisles of designer clothing, to jewelry counters and all over the fab shoe department to pull pinks, reds, sparkles and bows! This one stop-shop has it all… including entire glam squads in the beauty department. We fell in love with the team at Urban Decay – the entire staff is so friendly and professional. We trust our Glamorous Gangster, Mando, to make us look our best in the season of love.
Shop our Looks!
Caitlin is wearing Trina Turk Pink Cold Shoulder Dress (Similar) with Kate Spade New York Glitter Open-Toe Pumps .
Danielle is wearing Trina Turk Zeal Off-the-Shoulder Cape Dress with Kate Spade New York Licorice Too Glitter Point-Toe Pumps.
Both Dolls accessorized with Betsey Johnson Gold-Tone Bow Earrings and Kate Spade Pearls of Wisdom Necklaces.
The golden rule of ultimate happiness is to love yourself first. Every Doll loves to get pampered. What better time to treat yourself than Valentine’s Day?
Go to the Bar. Not what you’re thinking… We recently visited The Drybar in Chicago for the ultimate blowout experience. There’s a reason this is the premier salon around the country. With a mission to do one thing, and do it well, we must admit that Drybar lives up to the hype. We walked out of the salon in 45 minutes with bouncy locks styled to perfection and a boost of confidence to boot.
Embrace BS. Bags & shoes… of course! Every Doll knows there is no better luxury than a designer purse or pair of heels. Every Doll deserves a handbag that makes her feel divine. We channeled Chanel when we picked the ultimate VDay gift for yourself. Doll Tip: Check out Luxury Garage Sale to find the best designer vintage collection.
Be Jeweled. A touch of sparkle helps brighten every day. We found some super-fun pieces from Kate Spade and Betsey Johnson to take you from Valentine’s Day to any Day. Shop our favorites below:
- Kate Spade New York Ring Dish available here.
- Kate Spade New York Pearls of Wisdom Necklace available here.
- Kate Spade New York 12K Gold-Plate Bow Drop Earrings available here.
- Betsey Johnson Floral Wreath and Pave Gypsy Hoop Earrings available here.
- Betsey Johnson Pink Stone and Flower Collar Necklace available here.
- Fujifilm Instax Mini in Pink available here.
Pucker Up. The ultimate kissing day has arrived! Are you ready? We love Frownies Gentle Lifts Lip Line Treatment to prep for VDAY. These safe self-adheisive patches are a safe, natural way to smooth out the fine lines around the mouth or other areas of the face. Gentle Lifts self adhesive patch use Frownies mechanical method of retraining facial muscles to lie smooth and flat. How to use: simple apply the patch over smoothed skin and leave on at least 3 hours – we recommend over night!
Claim your Throne. There’s a new nail salon in River North with pedicure thrones fit for Queens, Princesses Dolls and Goddesses. The bright, blush pink nail salon is a complete experience with attention to detail and service. In addition to OPI and Essie, nail lacquer brands offered by most salons, Re’Luxe offers a variety of luxury brands: Chanel, Tom Ford, Burberry, Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Louboutin and Nars. Each month, the salon will feature a unique mani/pedi combination at a reduced rate. The salon is located at 512 N. Franklin St – to schedule an appointment, call (312) 964-5290.
Gift Your Galentine
If you’re lucky enough to have a best friend by your side, you know that they are the person who makes you laugh a little harder, cry a little less, and sparkle even more. You both bring something magical to the table. She’s the cookie to your cupcake!
Beautify Your Bestie. Your best friend is always there to brighten up your day, and this BareMinerals I Love My Best Friend Set from Ulta Beauty will help highlight their cheekbones and beyond. The best part of going out has always been primping together. The set includes mineral veil finishing powder, the magic touch eyeshadow and marvelous moxie lip gloss.
Party Hearty. Host a Galentine’s Day party for you and your best gal pals. Paris312 has the best party decor including cupcake stands, confetti push pops, pastel table runners and heart balloons (in fact, they have a balloon concierge). Bake up your own sweet treats with love or serve special indulgences like these cookie cupcakes.
Talk Her Ear Off. Your bestie is always there to listen to every problem and celebration – no matter how big or how small. If you’re going to talk her ear off, let’s make sure they are bedazzled in jewels from Macy’s finest. We love these Kate Spade New York Gold Tone Glitter Drop Earrings (maybe get a pair for yourself too). We’re fond of Betsey Johnson feather earrings like this and this to coordinate too!
Suite for Your Sweet. Play tourist in your own town and whisk your beau away to the local hotspot hotel. Enjoy the spa, try a new restaurant, dance to live music – the options are endless in the heart of Chicago. We have uncovered the best spot for your next staycation – The Conrad Chicago is an elegant landmark just steps from the Magnificent Mile. Imagine surprising your loved one with a stay at this exquisite establishment.
Who needs boxed chocolates when you can gift a luxury suite? These rooms feature a unique soaking tub with spectacular views over Chicago. The Valentine’s offering Romance and Chill features champagne, strawberries, a movie, snacks, breakfast and a late check out.
Wardrobe and jewelry provided by Macy’s on State Street.
All photos of Caitlin and Dani taken by our bearded photog, Josiah Thorngate at The Conrad Chicago.