Everyone’s favorite/least favorite holiday, Valentine’s Day, is quickly approaching. Maybe you’re excited for the holiday, and have a super special evening planned with a super special person. Or, perhaps you’re bummed out because you’re dateless, having to once again celebrate with your cats and a Netflix binge while your mom reassures you over the phone that “you’re a great catch.” Whatever the deal is, showing yourself a little self-love never hurts.
In the words of the great Tom Haverford and Donna Meagle, “Treat Yo Self” is a phrase used when you splurge on the frivolous items you would normally just pin to your Pinterest boards. The concept is pretty simple. Everybody deserves to remind themselves why they’re the true love of their life and shower themselves with gifts every once in a while, and I think Valentine’s Day is a great day to do just that.
Gift guides can be, well, kind of lame. However, I believe this list of gifts for yourself can serve more as inspiration, and is therefore an exception to this rule. So, do with this list what you will, but remember that no matter how you spend it, Valentine’s Day can be just about you if you want it to, and that’s okay.
This Heartbreaker pouch from Rebecca Minkoff may be small, but it makes a bold statement. Pair this with a casual outfit for a playful look or with a classy ensemble to add some sass. Either way, you’ll be breaking hearts all over town.
Fun. Furry. Bold. Cute. Ok, what’s not to love? This cozy sweater from NastyGal screams Valentine’s Day, in a really good way.
Ditch tradition this holiday, and sport this berry colored jumpsuit from ASOS. Who says ladies can’t wear the pants? Or, er, jumpsuit?
Let love in with these heart shaped sunglasses from Urban Outfitters.
Play it coy and give a subtle wink towards love with these fun Kate Spade earrings.
Nothing says “I love me” more than ultra-sexy lingerie reserved for your eyes only. This lace piece from H&M is perfect layered under a sheer t-shirt or poking out of a slip dress.
Sacrifice the comfort of your feet for a day and throw on these bad ass heels from Jeffrey Campbell. Seriously though, what better excuse to splurge on a pair of va-va-voom heels than Valentine’s Day?
Amp up your signature scent with a spritz of Commes Des Garcons Play. Hit behind your ears, collarbone, and wrists for a well-rounded aroma.
No need to beat around the bush – keep it real with this muscle tee from Forever 21.
If you want to indulge in some serious romanticism, than Charles James is your man. This coffee table book from the Charles James MET exhibit, will provide serious inspiration for any love affair you may find yourself in.
Skip the obvious “little red dress” this holiday, and opt for a a figure fitting blush pink dress (like this one from BCBG MAX ASRIZA) instead. Total 90s chic, fit for the bar or a nice dinner.
Special edition cosmetics = special occasions. The packaging on this Smashbox X Donald Robertson collaboration will make your bright red lip one of a kind.
This barley legible pendant says it like it is: “And after the party it’s the hotel lobby.” Choose from three different R&B/rap quotes, and let this Erica Weiner necklace do the talking for you.
When the night is done, and you’ve kicked off your Jeffrey Campbell heels, unhooked your lacy H&M bra, and washed off your stained red Smashbox X Donald Robertson lips, you can slip into this slinky PJ set from Top Shop and reminisce on how awesome your Valentine’s Day was.
How do you plan to treat yo’ self this Valentine’s Day? Are there any products you plan to splurge on? Leave your answer in the comments below!