I've never had a boyfriend before, but I've never been bothered by Valentine's Day. I'm really excited for February 15 though; I can't resist chocolates on sale. As a single person, I've always regarded Valentine's Day as a time for me to be selfish, indulge in what I want, and treat myself. But this time I challenge you (and myself) to not limit Valentine's Day to romantic love. Give all the lovely people in your life some appreciation. Show your friends you love them. Love yourself. Just because you don't have a date doesn't mean you can't dress yourself up! Make a cute arrow and heart hair pin. Go casual during the day and formal at night. Go for a soft ensemble with a sweet and simple look or go bold lipped. Make them kiss proof just in case. You never know what the day might bring! Or just tune out, relax, and take a bath with Lush's Valentine's Day collection, because as Sylvia Plath says, "There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won't cure, but I don't know many of them."
Much like Christmas, Valentine's Day isn't about giving and getting gifts but about spending time with the people you love most. Have a cozy date night at home without any distractions and spend some quality time together. Doesn't that sound nice? Now I'm wondering, why wait until Valentine's Day? Why not have date nights all throughout the year? 1000 Thread's 52 dates project last year inspired me to do my own 52 project this year, so if you have a date, definitely give this a shot! You don't have to have a whole soiree, but if that's what you want, that can be a lot of fun too! It'd be a great excuse to pull out some confetti poppers. Or is a soiree too sophisticated for confetti? Nah. Whether for a large group or just for yourself and significant other, change things up with this modern romantic Valentine's Day table or inspire yourself with this more traditional pink and gold brunch moodboard.