Each month resonates a different celebration and a different mood that’s associated with it. The most obvious mood for February couldn’t be anything other than L.O.V.E. because of Valentines Day. In February we flirt, we seduce, we fall in love and some may even burst out into tears. February is the month to let our passion run through our veins and celebrate the different variations of love. It’s time to get into the mood by adding some red touches in your life!
Whether you‘re enjoying a romantic dinner for two or having a nice Sunday brunch with a group of friends, what matters most is that you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day with those who matter, while also looking stylish. To get some outfit inspiration, my favourite style guide is found in ‘Parisian chic. A Style Guide by Ines de la Fressange’ (1), which can be found at an Indigo Bookstore. Because who does it better than the French?
If you have a hot date, make sure you‘re wearing a statement piece. David’s Footwear store is a great place to find the perfect pair of shoes (2) that will enhance your look. It’s amazing how a pair of stilettos can turn your outfit from plain Jane to red carpet glam. If you’re hanging out with your friends, you can take a look at Ela Aldorsson’s designs and complete your outfit with a minimalist leather clutch (3) that’ll add an edgy touch to your Valentine’s Day.
Another simple and more economical option to give you that red touch is to join the red lipstick trend (4). You can either wear it all day long with a neutral makeup, or at an evening event with a smoky eye to complete the sexy and seductive look. Choosing the right lipstick is not as simple as it seems, especially if you care about the quality of the product. Bite Beauty creates high performance lipsticks that uses all natural ingredients and offers a colour consultation at their Lip Lab. It’s the perfect way to find out what red tone works best with your skin complexion.
If you want to spruce your home up with some Valentine’s Day vibes for hosting the perfect dinner party, then you might want to add a couple of red details to your home decor. Toronto has so many trendy stores for home decor and eQ3 (5) is definitely a place you should stop by. You can also visit Canvas Gallery (6) to find a piece of art that gives that red touch for the perfect Valentine’s aura.
Finally, if your Valentine’s Day will consist of binge watching Bridget Jones’s Diary or He’s Just Not That Into You, do not fill your sorrows with junk food like ice cream and chocolate. Instead, up for a healthier snack like some delicious strawberries, cherries and raspberries (7) from Pusateri Fruit Market. After all, just because you don’t have a valentine on the 14th doesn’t mean you won’t meet mr. right the next day.
Happy Valentine’s month!