Unique, Stylish Valentine’s Day Gifts For Your Wife

pretty plum sugar robe - valentine's day giftAhh, Valentine’s Day – the official day of romance. While lingerie, flowers and candy are the holiday’s gifting mainstays for the important lady in your life, I’m a fan of going with something a little more subtle, yet still romantic. Here are my top picks for unique, stylish presents for your girlfriend or wife on Valentine’s Day:

1. Scoop Back Kimono Style Robe – Pretty Plum Sugar, $68 (see photo above)

What I love about this robe is the sexy shape and beautiful fabrics – it’s less obvious than buying your lady lingerie, but she’ll love it so much that it just might have the same effect.

stylish black candle

 

 

2. Byredo Cotton Poplin Candle – Net-A-Porter, $80

 

This candle is so simple, sleep and stylish. It’s the perfect luxurious present that avoids being cheesy, but is still a beautiful romantic gift. I mean, who doesn’t love to be bathed in candlelight?

 

 

 

 

white faux mink throw

 

3. Faux Fur Mink Throw – Calypso St. Barth, $395  

This ultra-soft and sophisticated faux fur throw is a perfect compliment to almost any home’s decor. It makes a gorgeous throw on the bed, couch, and can make a fabulous makeshift throw in front of a fireplace on Valentine’s Day too… just saying! 😉

 

What are some of your favorite unique, non-traditional yet still stylish ideas for Valentine’s Day presents? Or what is the favorite gift you’ve ever received for Valentine’s Day? Leave us some love below, we want to hear from you!

Happy Valentine’s Day, all!

XOXO Yelena

 

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Poppy Place Setting

Poppy Place Setting

Love this poppy place setting. So simple, yet has so much personality!

 

Original photo by: Chesterton Smith Photography
Original idea by: Stand Tall Design

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January 27, 2014 · 7:03 pm

Frostbitten Raspberry Cake

Frostbitten Raspberry Cake

What a beautiful winter inspired cake! It’s a vanilla sponge cake filled with mascarpone and raspberry compote and frosted with white chocolate buttercream.

photo credit: Vikalinka

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January 20, 2014 · 1:17 pm

Inspiration is Everywhere

sequin pink dressSometimes people ask me where my favorite place to find inspiration is. My answer? Everywhere. Food, Fashion, Architecture, Travel, Interior Design, Photography, Books…. the list goes on and on. A dress, for instance, can inspire an entire color and texture palette, like the one above. Salmon-pink sequins, the cream paint that is chipping off the wall creating a rustic patina, and the pale gray-blue of the wall peeking through underneath.

It’s a beautiful study in contrast, colors and mix and match textures, and this one photo of a pretty dress can serve as instant inspiration for an entire wedding design. This is what my heart beats faster for. ❤

XOXO Yelena

*note: I cannot find the original source of this image from Pinterest… if you know the original source, please let us know so we can give credit where it is due!

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Big Fringe Garland

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Here is an idea for a party or wedding that could be hung as garland, used for a photo booth, behind a desert table, or anywhere you see fit. It is easy to make and adds a huge impact!

You will need: Folds of crepe paper, scissors & tape

Step 1: Cut the roll of crepe paper in half.

Step 2: Take the roll of crepe paper, with another persons help, and pull until most of the stretch is gone. Then, fold the paper together.

Step 3: Begin cutting fringe halfway through the fold, leaving some space in the middle.

Step 4: Turn over and begin cutting the other side of the fringe, making sure not to cut all the way through.

Step 5: Using tape, attach one side to the ceiling letting the other side fall to the ground. Twist the bottom to create twists in the crepe paper… and you’re done!

Click on the following link for the original DIY with step-by-step pictures: Oh Happy Day

Photo Credit: Alison Conklin  via 100 Layer Cake-let

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DIY Pumpkin Ice Bucket

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This is a creative and unique idea for a fall wedding, shower, halloween party, or even Thanksgiving decor! Hollow out a large pumpkin and place a similar sized metal bowl, or gallon bucket inside, fill with ice and stick your wine or beer bottles inside. Easy as that, and truly adds a fun touch to the theme that your guests will love! What other creative DIY projects have you done with pumpkins?

Original DIY: Barina Craft

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Wedding Table Numbers

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This is a great idea if you are having water (or wine!) on the tables.  The bottles can double as the table numbers.

Photo credit: Ashley Davis Photography via Style Me Pretty

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October 7, 2013 · 8:00 am