How do you feel about Valentines Day? Is it overrated? Is it more about jewels, candy and impossible to get dinner reservations than a time to honor and celebrate the love we share with our mates? I have heard it said that Valentines Day is horrible for two kinds of people…those who are single and those who are not. I feel sorry for the men in our lives. They are damned if they do and REALLY damned if they don’t come up with the goods!
If you did get one of those ridiculously hard to get reservations at your favorite restaurant, are you looking for something fun to wear? I love the Concord Mesh Tunic from Comfy USA for Artful Home. It is a soft, floaty layering piece with a flattering handkerchief hem. The semi-sheer sleeves flatter the over 50 arms with just the right amount of coverage. Artful home calls it “romantic yet alluring”, so what could be better for dinner with your favorite Valentine?
Here are a few of my favorite things to go with this fabulous tunic. I have included a cashmere wrap, cashmere should be cheaper this time of year, spring is coming. I love the company Tatine. Their candles and apothecary are very earthy and organic smelling. Locally you can find them at Patine in Soquel or at Tancredi & Morgen in Carmel Valley. They sell mainly in small boutiques another reason to support them. I also included my all time favorite cologne Jo Malone Lime, Basil, and Mandarin.
Clockwise from center: the Concord Mesh Tunic, by Comfy for Artful Home. Love that Burns candle from Tatine (I love their products). You can buy them at Tancredi & Morgen if you are local. Deborah Lipman Red Polish, Mac Ruby Woo Lipstick (my fav red right now), Halogen Faux Leather Leggings, French Sole Leopard Flats, French Kande Burnt Jade Necklace, Nordstrom Tissue Weight Cashmere Wrap , Rebecca Minkoff Red Clutch , Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin Cologne (my absolute favorite cologne), and a vintage brass cuff from One Kings Lane.
If your partner showers you with goodies, it is only fair that he be shown some love as well. I know my husband can always use a little help with putting his clothes together. Here you will find some steals and a couple splurges. He is worth it, right?
Clockwise from top center Secret Wash Red Plaid Shirt from J Crew (my husband has this shirt and loves it), Tom Ford Oud Wood Bodywash (always ranked as one of the top favorites), it is pricey but everyone loves it. Olukai Moloa (great comfort shoes for men that are fairly fashion friendly). My husband has foot problems and only wears these shoes. Leather belt from J Crew. Don’t guys always need a decent belt? Ray-Ban Sunglasses (on sale). My husband is always leaving his somewhere. Great Khaki pants from the Gap (they have a great price point and are great looking), leather iPhone case from J Crew (it has a slot for a credit card on back), Timex Expedition (great looking watch for the money), and Tom Ford Oud Wood Cologne (definitely a splurge item).
Do you have plans for Valentines Day or do you just treat it like any other day? Perhaps every day should be Valentines Day? Do you think the trick to keeping your partnership strong and healthy is to treat each day as if it were your anniversary or Valentine’s Day? My husband and I have been married for 41 years. We have had a lot going on the last few years but now we are trying to make a point of having more fun! Have a great weekend!
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