First, let me just start off by saying what we are all thinking– FUCK VALENTINE’S DAY. There, I said it, and I do not take it back. Whether you’re single, in a relationship,”talking” to someone, engaged, or married I am sure Valentine’s Day is on your mind. You’re either trying to find the perfect gift for your lover, or debating if you should buy yourself a new liver for post Galentine’s celebrations. I’m sure you’re thinking,”Geez hater, who’s the asshole that broke your heart?” Maybe I am the V-day Grinch because I am in a completely different situation this year than I thought I would be last Valentine’s Day? I mean, I should technically like Valentine’s Day because there is a shit ton of glitter, and it gives me a reason to eat endless amounts of sweets and candy guilt-free. That does not sound too bad.
Regardless, let me explain my point of view. I feel the person you are with should make you feel loved EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. End of story. Valentine’s Day should just be an extra special day to show your affection, and maybe do something out of the ordinary to make your significant other feel EVEN MORE loved. Call me a hopeless romantic, but I feel like you should make sweet gestures all year, not just one day. Surprise her by cooking her favorite dinner, or buying her favorite candy. Maybe even buy her flowers “just because”. Guys, it’s super easy to make your chick happy, just pay attention to what she likes…duh. Oh, and if she sends you a link to something telling you how much she likes it, that is code for “BUY ME THIS!”
Sorry for the rant, let’s get to the good stuff…fashion! Whether you are celebrating Valentine’s day with your lover or with your gal pals (AKA Galentine’s Day), the fun part about this flirty holiday is dressing up. Let’s talk Galentine’s Day style options.
Rather than basing the day off love for your boo, Galentine’s is about celebrating your love for your girlfriends and looking like a total bombshell. I say this, because Galentine’s is technically a boycott against Valentine’s Day, and you are showing all of those stupid idiots who broke your heart what they’re missing out on.
For this look, I went with this sexy Nicole Miller asymmetrical zip closure croc leather skirt paired with a Nicole Miller Shell Crop Top with a full exposed zipper in the back. Babes, this skirt is serious bad bitch, Instagram OOTD, all hail the queen bee worthy. The full zipper allows you to unzip from the bottom to show a little more leg, or keep it more conservative by keeping if fully zipped. I paired the skirt with a crop top, but you can most certainly pair it with your favorite silk blouse tucked in.
Leather skirt and crop not your thing? You can always make heads turn in a body con dress, some sexy stilettos, and some darling jewels.
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Keepin’ it Casual
Whether you are hitting up your nearest dive bar with your fave babes, or having a movie marathon indulging in delicious sweet teats, you will look as fabulous as ever. There is nothing like a solid Valentine’s themed graphic tee. Think, “Love Sucks,” or maybe a J-Bieb lyric, “My Mama Don’t Like You & She Likes Everyone” tee or sweatshirt. Personally, I love this “Valentines Blah, Blah, Blah Drink” tank from Etsy. Pair your tee with some faux leather pants for a rocker chic look, or with your fave pair of jeans. Dress it up with some heels and jewels, and you are solid!
Photo: Style Heist
If you aren’t a t-shirt gal, pair your fave jeans with a sexy crop top or with a flowy blouse. Keep your look simple by doing natural eye makeup and a bold lip.
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Ahh, the great outdoors! Maybe you and your girls want to get out and do something adventurous for the day?! Ehem…indoor skydiving anyone??? No matter what adventure you are going on, if you are a Fashion Ave Babe you must slay the day. I love stylish fitness gear, it makes me feel uber chic while I am on the go, not to mention it is extremely comfortable. Do not forget to toss on a cute pair of sneaks, like these Kiss Print Chucks, to complete your Sporty Spice look. Keep scrolling to shop and browse through my favorite activewear gear!
Photo: Nasty Gal
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I hope all of you babes have a wonderful Galentine’s Day!
Tell me your Galentine’s plans & don’t forget to share photos with me on IG @FashionAvenueEast
photos by: Kelsey Butler Photography
Wardrobe: kiki nass