yes, it’s been a little while — but never a better time to resurface than just before the most romantic day of the year!
pardon the pun, but i love valentine’s day. there’s just something so lovely (i did it again!) about a day when the world gets rosier and it’s totally ok to be full-on cheesy. when stark office lobbies are overtaken with gorgeous bouquets and heart-shaped candy boxes, and red and pink reign supreme in every outfit.
so you can imagine how giddy the little holiday treasure hunt i’ve been on has made me. take a peek at the spoils!
accessories to adore from francesca’s
how darling is this valentine’s display? i made a recent stop at this hometown favorite of mine, knowing i’d find the perfect pieces to sport on our special night out.
i picked up these blush studs and another-little-statement-something to be revealed in a future post.
(earring photo courtesy of francescas.com)
just the right word: vintage dictionary page rings from suki bikoux
i was introduced to this encinitas-based designer (and veritable queen of up-cycling!) at the december san diego style bloggers meet-up, and was immediately drawn to these unique creations. while i went home with the “faith” version, how fitting is the “love” one? i am so not doing her work justice by just showing this one example, so make sure to “like” her facebook page for the full collection!
(photo courtesy of facebook.com/sukibijoux)
wear your heart on your sleeve — or wrist: brighton sweetness
i definitely need to be spending more time in a brighton store. how totally sweet is this bonbon hearts wallet (which has a matching iPad case, key fob and cosmetics case, mind you)?? the cheerful print just makes me want to bake some cupcakes and paint my lips a bright pink!
(photo courtesy of brighton.com)
speaking of pink lips, give nars’ “carthage” a try! such a fun touch for day or night.
(photo courtesy of sephora.com)
and don’t forget the littlest valentines: cute-as-cupid headbands from bitty baby bands
i can’t remember when i exactly first stumbled upon this carlsbad-based accessories brand — but boy, am i glad i did!! my pal kristina has built such an amazing (and affordable!) line of hair candy for both young ones and their mommies. it’s like Christmas everytime i receive a bbb package, knowing a fully handmade gift awaits me or my little lady.
i’m currently crushing on this valentine’s day piece — just.so.precious.
(photo courtesy of bittybabybands.com)