February Must-Haves: A Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

 

I know that Valentine’s Day is a Hallmark holiday, but I love Love and after a January lull/Christmas detox, I am all game for a little festive fun/thoughtful gift-giving.

Looking for something to gift the special lady in your life? Kitschy gifts for your bestie? Perhaps a thoughtful gift for your mom? Something above catching your eye? Just feel like shopping?  Click through the break for my picks!

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April Must-Haves

The English Nerd in me rejoices every April because I can say: “April is the cruelest month”… And then I look around the room to see who actually understood that reference. (T.S. Elliot’s “The Waste Land” – one of my fave poems!)

April really is the cruelest month because 1) April Showers, 2) I never make it to Coachella and 3) I still ‘like’ ❤ all the Coachella IG pics on my feed like a sucker. Ladies, if you and I are on the same boat…

Cheer yourselves up with my monthly must-haves! 🙂

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March Must-Haves

Is March almost over? Yes, but Spring is finally here and there’s still plenty of time to shop (long-weekend included)! March is my birthday month and, while I’m a little depressed to be slowly exiting my 20s, I’ve learned that a little retail therapy always makes me feel better.

Here’s what I’m shopping this month! ❤

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February Must-Haves

No, seriously, is it February already?! Were we not just reminiscing about 2015 while sipping a little too much champagne on NYE?

After a pretty mellow January spent resetting after the holidays, there’s finally (finally) a lot to look forward to; with Super Bowl 50, Valentine’s Day, NBA All-Star Weekend (shout out to the 6ix!) and countless Edmonton festivals/activities, I know I won’t find myself twiddling my thumbs and bored at home.

If I DO find myself bored at home, you just know that I’ll be online shopping for these February Must-Haves (if I haven’t bought them on my lunch break at work already hehe).

Keep reading to learn why I have to have my February Must-Haves! ❤

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January Must-Haves

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Now that the holiday season is over, we can all go back to shopping for self!!! Rejoice! If you think that’s a little selfish/self-centered, I present thee with some reasons why I think a little retail therapy is necessary:

  1. Holiday/Festivus withdrawal – The holiday season is always a little slice of guaranteed indulgence to cap off the year. Nothing is worse than the realization that it’s time to get back to work/real life. After spending a mini-fortune on gifts for friends and family, girl treat yo’self! (Plus EVERYTHING amazing is on sale. More on this later.)
  2. The Winter Blahs – It’s very easy to fall into a sartorial rut after dressing to the nines for Christmas/Weddings/Work Parties/NYE etc. Most enter the dead of winter and suddenly stop giving a hoot about how we dress . (I’m sometimes I little guilty of this.) Picking up a new piece here and there will help everything feel brand new.
  3. New Year’s Resolutions – Sometimes we make realistic resolutions that we realistically won’t keep, but sometimes spending a little on your resolutions will take you a long way and will force you to get your moneys worth.

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December Must-Haves: Menswear

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Ah, the holidays. If it’s one thing I’ve learned from growing up with boys, it’s that the holidays are a stressful time for you gents with Christmas shopping AND figuring out what to wear. So here are the pieces I recommend you add to your carts while  you “discreetly” shop gifts for your mothers (let’s be real, you know you’re getting her pyjamas *eyes rolling*):

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December Must-Haves

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WHAT? It’s December already? November was such a whirlwind, but now it’s time to dig our heels into the snow-covered ground (in Edmonton, at least) and prepare for Christmas – the most wonderful time of the year!!! (Yes, I’m that annoying Christmas lover).

I, for one, know how hard it is to put your blinders on and focus on your Christmas shopping list when there are so many great things in store. To this, I say: girl treat yo’self!

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November Must-Haves

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In my house, November 1st marks the first day of our Christmas countdown. We pack away our Halloween fun/costumes in exchange for Christmas songs, decor and, of course, Christmas shopping lists!

Today also marks the end of Daylight Savings Time and, in preparation of the upcoming winter season, I’ve made a quick list of goodies that I’ll be looking to add to my wardrobe. It’s always a sartorial challenge  once the colder nights hit, but I’ve learned you can never go wrong with a few cold-weather accessories.

Here’s what I’m shopping this month:

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