It’s T-10 days until Valentine’s Day, so there’s really no excuse to show up with a sad batch of bodega flowers and a box of Whitman’s Samplers this year. (Seriously, if you’re thinking of buying carnations, don’t. We know Carrie made a case for them when she was dating Berger in season 6 of SATC, but to paraphrase his infamous Post-it note: We’re sorry we can’t. Don’t hate us. )
Yes, we know, V-Day is a fake holiday invented by greeting card companies and designed to torture us, blah, blah, blah—but come on, can’t we have some fun with it?! If nothing else, it’s a great excuse to shower your significant other, your friends, or yourself with little gifts, and who doesn’t love that?
Wear your heart not on your sleeve but on your face with a pair of Saint Laurent’s cult LouLou sunglasses or Rebecca De Ravenel silk drop earrings. Read up on your significant other’s zodiac sign and study your compatibility with a copy of Sextrology (while wearing a pair of our Astrology pajamas, of course). If you’re going to go for flowers, choose a super chic bouquet from Vogue’s collaboration with Urban Stems. And if lingerie is more your speed, skip the standard bra and underwear set, and thinking outside of the box and opt for a lacy Fifty Shades-esque eye mask. Christian Grey would approve.