|Paloma Picasso Carnelian Dot Charm in 18K gold, $300, tiffany.com.|
When I was in college, I started a tradition of buying myself something small for Valentine's Day whenever it came around and I was on my own. It was my mini-coping mechanism when I was lonely and honestly, it always made me happy. I also remember thinking that I didn't NEED a man to buy me something - I could do it myself! I continued gifting myself little trinkets here and there throughout my 20's (whenever applicable) until I met my sweet husband and lifetime Valentine (who also happens to be a GREAT gift-giver). This past weekend, I was out shopping in Laguna Beach and saw pretty pair of red earrings. As I was stooped down, peering through the glass case and thinking about whether I should ask to see them, a little voice inside my head said, "Buy them! It will be a little V-day gift to yourself." Now, that little voice seems to pop into my head way too often, but I followed instructions and bought them. So why don't you join me this Valentine's Day, by celebrating yourself and all you do for those you love with one of these sweet red gems.
|This necklace is simple and unique - the kind of piece that everyone will ask, "Where did you get that!" Vintage Brass and Coral Curve Necklace from SparkleFarm, $25, etsy.com. |
|This YSL cuff looks like it is a one-of-a-kind piece with the hammered accents and the uneven red paint. A classic that will never go out of style. Ycons enameled gold-plated cuff by Yves Saint Laurent, $395, netaporter.com.|
|Simple with a bit of playfulness, these small stud earring are perfect to wear to the office with a black dress or suit. Just the right amount of color for my business wardrobe. Kate Spade "Spade to Spade" mini stud earrings, $48, nordstrom.com.|
|A great casual necklace to remind you of the most important thing in life. Thread-wrapped Love necklace, $48, anthropologie.com.|
These earrings are glamorous, chic and come in 10 different colors! Kendra Scott "Danielle" Oval Earrings, $58, nordstrom.com.
|Never seen anything like this rolled necklace, but the proportions and design are spot-on and it's unlike anything you will find at your local mall. Fibre Art Necklace by Love And Dream, $28, etsy.com.|
|Cocktail rings are a favorite of mine and I love searching for them at flea markets and estate jewelry shops. This reminds me of several I've seen recently, but done in a more polished way. It's also an easy way to up the style quotient of your weekend uniform. Trina Turk Modern Button Ring, $85, bloomingdales.com.|
|Gold and red make a lovely pair and these red glass earrings could pass for some I've seen at 10 times the price. Red Vintage Channel Drop Earrings by HandMadeBling, $23, etsy.com.|